My skin is better than a weather forecast when it comes to temperature changes! It starts to dry and flake even before the chill fills the air, especially lips and hands. Moisture evaporates quickly into cold air and leaves behind chapped and crackly skin. My lifesaver has been Votre Vu’s Duette which is a tube of rich and luxurious hand cream topped (literally) with a nourishing lip balm. The pop up top is a mirror which is more handy than I’d like to admit when making discreet checks during the day. The combo is genius and convenient, and it is either by my nightstand or ready to go in my day bag.
The family-owned boutique line Votre Vu formulates handmade products just outside Paris taking advantage of lush local botanicals. Three generations of wisdom goes into the formulation of their products, and you can definitely tell the difference in quality and effectiveness. The smooth lip balm is made from coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax. I love the naturally sweet touch of coconut which reminds me of vacay even when it’s cold and gloomy outside. The almond hand cream is serious luxury: my hands feel like they’re gloved in the ultimate comfort. The added UV protection is so important for anti-aging, as our hands are easily neglected but will show age if not properly nourished. Even after a rough day of handwashing, my skin is incredibly soft and dry fine lines are smoothed.