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Look, Sharp!

Grooming essentials with plenty of face value

Author Jacqueline Detwiler Photography Lisa Shin

SOFT OPTIONS
Potions for her that defeat winter dryness

1. Givenchy’s Black for Light treatment mask employs a cocktail of vitamins A, B and C, as well as black elderberry extract, to reveal the fresh new skin under your scaly winter hull. (No, it won’t work on your windows: You’re going to have to clean those yourself.) $82 (set of nine vials) / www.givenchybeauty.com

2. You know how your parents said if you keep making that face, it will stay that way? Well, it won’t, but if you slather it with Guerlain’s Orchidée Impériale cream, it might stay soft and pretty for an exceptionally long time, just like this high-end cream’s trademark ingredient: orchids. $420 (1.7 oz.) / www.neimanmarcus.com

3. Ever since La Mer’s namesake cream was invented 40 years ago by a NASA scientist suffering from chemical burns, everything the company releases is greeted with a flurry of excitement. The new Concentrate, intended to speed healing and soften skin, is no exception. $275 (1 oz.) / www.cremedelamer.com

4. Skincare ingredients have come and gone over the decades, but the gold standard still appears to be actual gold. Try it in La Prairie’s Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold, which aims to improve skin elasticity, pigmentation and (unsurprisingly) radiance. $580 (1 oz.) / www.shoplaprairie.com

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