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Sun, Jan 11, 2009
Urban, The Straits Times
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Cold comfort
by Karen Tee

1 Clinique Comfort On Call Sensitive Skin Relief Cream
$89, from all Clinique counters including Tangs Orchard and Robinsons Raffles City

Clinique's latest concoction touts itself as the 'ultimate security blanket' for those with sensitive skin. It is gentle even on the most reactive skin, soothes dehydrated skin and shields skin from extreme weather conditions.

2 Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
$38, from Takashimaya Department Store and Metro Paragon

Celebrities such as Gisele Bundchen, Cate Blanchett and Catherine Zeta Jones swear by its balm-like texture. Besides sealing in moisture, it also aids in the healing of dry skin. Use it on the face and body as well as cuticles and rough heels. Also works wonders at soothing razor burns and cuts.

3 Kiehl's Creme de Corps Moisturiser
$57, from all Kiehl's counters including 01-07 The Heeren and 01-11 VivoCity

The ultra-rich texture of this body moisturiser is excellent for dry and flaking skin. Kiehl's customers love its promise of better skin in just 10 days.

4 La Mer The Cleansing Lotion
$133, from all La Mer counters including Tangs Orchard and Robinsons The Centrepoint

For a cleanser that does not strip your face of natural oils, go for this cream-based one. It contains magnetised tourmaline, a mineral, to gently draw out dirt and make-up.

5 Cle de Peau Beaute Lip Treatment
$101, from Takashimaya Department Store

Peeling, chapped lips are not just unsightly, they are painful too. One of Cle de Peau Beaute's star potions, this keeps wrinkly lips at bay by protecting and plumping up dehydrated lips.

6 Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Moisturising Body Wash
$18.70, from Watsons

If your skin tends to feel tight and dry after your showers, you need a more moisturising shower gel. Try this one, which contains 99 per cent pure glycerin, a moisturising compound that will leave your skin soft and smooth.

7 Sjal Kura Intuitif Cellular Repair Cream
$470, from Wen Luxe Spa, 6 Bukit Pasoh Road

Named the Best Flight Cream by American magazine In Style in 2006, this anti-ageing salve by Swedish cult brand Sjal revives dehydrated skin. It is available only at this one-month-old spa.

This article was first published in Urban, The Straits Times on Jan 9, 2009.

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