Winter’s comforts

Pour yourself a warming cup of green tea, pretend you’re on a luxurious vacation, or find a nice way to protect your garden equipment from the storm. A few tips that will help chase the cold away.

Volumazing Mascara by Revlon (photo credit: Courtesy)
Volumazing Mascara by Revlon
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Concentrate on the eyes
Revlon launched “Volumazing Mascara,” which adds volume and creates perfect thick and long lashes. The new “Ultra-Ceramic” formula, based on olive oil and three different waxes, provides maximal thickness, rich pigment and buildable volume, with no smudges and lumps, and is long-wear as well, promising up to 24 hours. The rounded applicator helps easy application and professional results. NIS 69.90.
Simply irresistible
Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel Sun Light duo bronzing powder is not really something that one needs – but it is oh, so much fun to have. The iconic luxurious line can be topped only by actually going on a luxurious tropical vacation in the middle of the winter.
To start with, the Terracotta powder’s fragrance includes ylang-ylang and orange blossom notes that blend with notes of tonka bean and vanilla and a touch of white musk that make it irresistible. The new formula has been reinterpreted in colorful and soft shades, retaining the essential elements of the legendary terracotta bronzing powder: a buildable golden glow, thanks to a comfortable, ultrafine texture that naturally warms the complexion all day long; a unique blend of pigments to banish dullness and create a sun-kissed glow; a formula that does not dry out skin and that provides it with lasting comfort.
To subtly warm your complexion, apply the two shades separately: the bronzing shade, then the blush on your cheekbones, or use the Guerlain secret, the “figure of 3”: blend the two shades in a circular motion and apply the powder from the forehead to the cheekbones and down to the chin to recreate a freshly sun-kissed glow. NIS 306. I know, luxury does not come cheap.
Pretty in pink
Vichy extended its mature-age line, adding Neovadiol Rose Platinum facial cream for women over 65. The rosy color of the cream immediately refreshes the skin’s appearance, while, according to the company, after one month the skin actually looks more glowing, firmer and more supple. The new formula contains beeswax, calcium and glycerin, which help create a finer texture, as well as thermal water from Vichy’s own springs that help relax the skin and strengthen it. Use every morning over face and neck. NIS 219. Available in private pharmacies.
Rich pigment
Smashbox launched Cover Shot, new pigment-rich eye shadow palettes that will help you get a powerful and precise look. Each palette has six shades and two double-size neutral base colors. The silky formula is very rich in pigment, which, together with the creamy texture and strong colors, make mixing and matching a fun game. Try playing to create endless looks. Smashbox’s makeup artists suggest using one of the shades as a highlighter, or mixing a shadow with primer for an extra-long-wear makeup. NIS 129.
The go-to hero
It is always interesting to learn about a new cosmetic company that does things differently. Available exclusively at Kisu boutique in Tel Aviv, the products by Dr. Barbara Sturm molecular cosmetics are such a discovery. To be more precise – Sturm’s new Hyaluronic Ampoules. This active concentrate is a go-to hero product from Hollywood to Moscow and is a lifesaver for dehydrated skin types.
Use as an SOS treatment for a week before an important event, or as an intensive treatment for occasional applications when traveling, before or after an evening out, and after sun or wind exposure.
Highly concentrated hyaluronic acid, made up of a combination of long- and short-chain hyaluronic molecules, interacts with other active ingredients deep within the skin’s cells to act as a booster against wrinkles and imperfections. Long-chain hyaluronic acid provides immediate intensive hydration of the surface layers of the skin, while the short-chain molecules replenish the skin’s moisture reservoirs in the deeper layers. For more information go to
No more blackheads
Clinique’s new “Blackhead Solutions” line includes the Self-Heating Blackhead Extractor and the 7-Day Deep Pore Cleanse & Scrub.
The self-heating extractor removes blackheads without pain, squeezing or damage to skin. When mixed with water, the unique formula develops a warming sensation that gently opens clogged pores for an easy removal of blackhead-causing dirt, oil and debris.
According to Clinique, the cleaning starts from the first use and within a week reduces the blackheads by 69% and goes up to 93% after six weeks. Thermal Active Technology helps loosen dirt to unclog pores. A potent blend of salicylic acid and glucosamine clears away dead surface skin cells to prevent future blackheads, while diatomaceous earth, bamboo powder and pumice exfoliate and resurface skin’s texture. NIS 149.
The 7-Day Deep Pore Cleanse & Scrub cleans and peels, and can be used as a mask as well. The company promises that, through regular use, 94% of blackheads will be eliminated after six weeks.
Use as a daily scrub morning and evening on wet clean skin and wash with water, or use as a mask one or two times a week – spread a thin layer on face, leave for five minutes and wash with water. For all skin types. NIS 119.
Do not use both products at the same time. Available in Clinique stores and online at
Clear and safe
La Roche-Posay’s Cicaplast Gel B5 aids the skin’s natural barrier by protecting it. It has an insulating texture that is enriched with antibacterial agents to protect the skin. The gel is invisible and not sticky, with easy spreading. This soothing, moisturizing treatment helps to relieve the feel of itchiness and tight sensations in damaged skin, after cosmetic peeling or laser treatments, as well as after removal of stitches.
The formula contains a complex of copper, zinc and manganese minerals. Penthanol 5% offers an immediate sensation of relief, while the thermal water from La Roche-Posay’s own springs soften and relax the irritated skin. Suitable for sensitive skin and paraben-free, this gel offers the effect of a transparent dressing. Suitable for children. Use two times a day on clean and dry skin. NIS 80. Available in all pharmacies.
For Tu Bishvat
Maya Foods launched a new line of dried fruit, the staple food of Tu Bishvat, which this year takes place on January 20. The new line is made with no added sugar or food dyes, in packaging of varied sizes, which helps avoid contamination and infestation that often occur in loose, unpacked dried fruit. All the dried fruit by Maya is gluten-free and is packed in a gluten-free environment. The sugar-free line includes dried pineapple, dried mango, dried coconut and cranberries in apple concentrate. Available in supermarkets. NIS 15.90 to NIS 18.90 for 150 gr. packages. Kashrut Badatz.
My cup of tea
If it is the caffeine that stops you from drinking more green tea – especially in the evening – Lipton has now come up with a solution: caffeine-free green tea, to go along with the company’s collection of green teas. The flavor is the same as that of the classic green tea by Lipton, and the tea’s well-known health benefits are preserved. NIS 24.90.
Family breakfast
Customers of Nutella are invited to have their families’ photos placed on the packaging, as part of the brand’s new campaign, “Your morning with Nutella.”
Take a photo of your breakfast that includes Nutella and upload to the company’s online Internet site. Each photo will be printed on a label that will be sent to the customer’s home, and there will also be a raffle with first prize being a family vacation in New York and a VIP visit to the Nutella Café. Look for the campaign jar or go to the company’s Israeli Internet site. Until the end of January.
Pretty great storage
The strong winds reminded everyone with a garden or a balcony how important it is to keep everything stored away safely. Keter suggests paying attention to your outside area during the winter and not only when spring comes. The designed plastic furniture, which doubles as storage, withstands any weather and will look great when it is time to sit in the sun again. We liked especially the Eden storage bench, which sits up to three grownups comfortably and can be used as a lockable 265-liter storage box for pillows and garden equipment. NIS 550. Available online at and in stores.
Three musts
Every mother and father knows that winter is the time for colds, stomach flu and head lice – all of the “surprises” that children bring home from kindergarten. Lapidot Group offers three solutions to the most common winter ailments: Speed-Garon for kids ages three and up, a spray that treats throat infections and pains, similar to the successful product for grown-ups (NIS 54.90); Tasectan, indicated to assist in the control and reduction of the symptoms associated with diarrhea resulting from various causes, such as abdominal tension and frequent defecation (NIS 79.20); and Results Stop, a new product for treating head lice (NIS 89.90). Available in pharmacies.