The ultimate outdoor, endurance-boosting activity, this Finnish sport first gained popularity in 1966. An alternative to cross-country skiing, Nordic Walking offers many of the same benefits, and those poles keep pressure off your knees, so you can work out longer with less recovery time. This sport favorite also increases endurance, burns calories, tones muscles, and even help prevent cancer.
“To prepare your skin for the changing seasons, apply a mask every morning at breakfast for a week,” says Dr. Olivier Courtin-Clarins*. Choose one that works best with your skin type to receive all the right benefits. After seven days of daily masking, switch to once-a-week treatments to maintain results. (And remember, it’s okay to switch masks depending on the needs of your skin.)
*Extract from « Doctor, I want to be the fairest of them all! » (Doctor Olivier Courtin-Clarins) GIF: Laurent Humbert
Nature addicts swear by this power-packed plant, and Ayurvedic medicine was already using its superpowers 5,000 years ago. Even Cleopatra made it part of her skincare routine. But aloe’s beauty properties come from its function as a desert plant: to withstand the most arid climates, it traps an incredible amount of water, along with sugars, vitamins and minerals, at its core. This composition gives pure aloe vera gel unparalleled moisturizing properties for the skin, as well as soothing, repairing and healing benefits (like soothing sunburns and irritation). Taken orally, aloe also improves digestion and combats fatigue. What more could you ask for?
When this Armenian native moved to Los Angeles, she hit a snag in her beauty routine:
Harsh tap water was making her skin dry, dull, and sometimes even irritated. Enter Clarins Booster Repair, which comforts and nourishes skin with just a few drops. See what her beauty secret is in this exclusive video.
Always obsessed with the newest skin remedies and vices, Korean beauty experts were the first to warn about “text neck”—those wrinkles you get from staring down at your smart phone every five seconds. It’s real, but you can handle it: exercise your neck with regular stretches, place your laptop at eye level, check in with your posture while seated at work, and (gasp) put down your phone more often. (Not possible? We understand. That’s why we make products to help.)
Weatherproof To-Do list: Moisturize. Soothe. Restore. Comfort. That’s because along with everyday stress and environmental toxins, your skin reacts to biting winds and sharp chill, too. Treat your face to a total moisture surge with the HydraQuench Cream-Mask, then apply Moisture-Rich Body Lotion with shea butter. It’s rich in effective ingredients, and with light, smoothing strokes, you can help combat scaly skin.
Attention, cereal monogamists: After New York and London, it's Paris' turn to open crunchy breakfast eateries. At Cerealiste, find brands from all over the world, a selection of milks (including rice and oat milk), toppings (honey, caramel, chocolate, etc.), and a cardboard box for your haul. Meanwhile at BOL Porridge Bar, sweet barley and oats are baked with plant milk, and savory ingredients (like spelt, leek, and haddock) make for unique offerings. And over on the 18th, Harper’s is opening its second restaurant/café accompanied by a cereal bar of its own!
In Paris: Cerealiste: 38 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris.
And also: BOL Porridge Bar: 76 Rue du Faubourg Poisssonière, 75010 Paris. http://www.bolporridgebar.com
Harper’s: 16 Rue Letort, 75018 Paris.
In London: Cereal Killer Cafe
139 Brick Lane
London E1 6SB
In New York: Kith Treats
New York, NY 10012
The Product: HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
Essential rose wax, shea butter and ceramides form the hard-hitting trio in this intensely replenishing balm. Lips recover their softness from intense dryness or cold, and thanks to an effective plumping ingredient, they’re also more defined and coated in a pretty pink tint. (No wonder it made a surprise appearance at the 2015 Oscars!)
As soon as the thermometer drops! With little natural protection, lips tend to quickly dry out and crack. This balm has a replenishing as well as a cosmetic cocooning action, insulating this delicate area from the wintry weather. Bonus: For extra protection and comfort, apply a thick layer like a little lip mask before bedtime.
Illustration: Clémence Monot