Winter Hair and Skin Essentials

Exfoliators, serums, lotions and potions to protect against the elements indoors and outdoors

Between frosty, low-humidity air outdoors and powerful heating indoors, winter can wreak havoc on skin and hair. While it’s certainly not the most diabolical of weather-related woes, dehydration can lead to problems—dryness, dullness, itchiness, redness, brittleness, flakes, frizz and more—that are distracting, unsightly and uncomfortable. It’s crucial to hydrate from the inside, while using humidifiers and avoiding super-hot showers can also help. But when it …

MahaMane Smooth & Shine Hair Oil

New from Fable & Mane, the MahaMane Smooth & Shine hair oil nourishes while protecting hair from heat and the elements. The formula comprises ingredients like shikakai (known as “fruit for the hair”), ashwagandha (which can help strengthen follicles) and rosemary. The leave-in solution—applied to towel-dried, damp hair or dry ends—shields hair from harsh winter weather, as well as heat up to 450F. A few …

CES 2023: HAPTA Makeup Applicator For People With Limited Mobility

A handheld device made by L'Oreal and health-tech company Verily

Unveiled at CES 2023, HAPTA—made by cosmetics brand L’Oreal and health-tech company Verily—is the world’s first commercially available motorized makeup applicator. The ultra-precise, handheld device has been designed for people with hand and arm mobility challenges. It’s based on tech that uses multiple sensors and machine learning (similar to a gamble used for phones and cameras), and Verily (which is part of Google parent Alphabet) initially developed …