Face protector

Face protector
Aesop’s new Elemental Facial Barrier Cream.

If you are travelling somewhere cold for the upcoming long weekend, you may want to stash Aesop's new Elemental Facial Barrier Cream ($77) in your beauty bag.

As its name suggests, it is made for protecting the skin from harsh winds and extreme weather; think of it as a windbreaker for your face.

A castor oil and carnauba wax blend that is surprisingly non-greasy and thick, it forms a protective layer over the skin. To be used both day and night, this cream is also suitable for those with intolerant skin (or even cracked skin).

It contains zinc and copper salts to hydrate; sandalwood oil, ginger root and Moroccan chamomile oil to soothe; as well as nourishing shea butter, rose oil and sunflower seed oil.

This article was first published on Feb 13, 2015.
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