Best Beauty Buys: Your Winter Must-Haves

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The harsh winter months often bring with them a series of beauty woes: dry skin, cracked lips and parched tresses among them. And though you may pride yourself on taking care to moisturize year-round, the cold weather requires a whole new list of skincare needs. Your best bet is to stock up on products that act as a barrier between you and the elements by way of intense nourishment and powerful soothing capabilities. Herewith, the 13 products you need to get through this chilly season unscathed.

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Cool, Calm And Protected

8-Hour Skin Protectant

$21

Elizabeth Arden

A favorite of makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts everywhere, this hard-working cream can be used to soften dry cuticles, sooth chapped lips, heal scaly elbows and keep hands nice and soft for up to 8 hours. A true beauty multitasker if ever there was one!

Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm

$160

May Lindstrom

Not only does this organic, azure balm heal inflamed and irritated skin pretty much on contact, it also helps cure the winter blues. Thanks, lavender, vanilla and frankincense!

Anti-Irritant Body Lotion

$42

Rovectin

Those with extra sensitive skin will love this body lotion’s hypoallergenic formula. Plus, it absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel greasy.

Satin Oil Spray

$60

Diptyque

As its name suggests, this lightweight oil gives your skin and hair a lovely sheen while leaving behind a sexy, woodsy scent.

Peppermint Lip Exfoliator

$24

Sara Happ

Let’s face facts: Chapped lips are not cute. This decadent exfoliator does a stellar job of getting rid of flakiness, leaving you with a perfectly supple pucker.

Almond And Coconut Lip Balm

$15

L:A Bruket

Don’t leave home without this almond-coconut balm in your purse. You'll kiss dry lips good-bye.

Cold Cream Hand Cream

$12

Avène

This made-in-France salve attacks dry patches with carefully selected, hypoallergenic ingredients. Oh, and did we mention it withstands up to 6 hand washes?

Circ-Cell Daily Hydration SPF 43 Moisturizer

$42

Circ-Cell

The sun doesn’t take winters off so make sure to slather on the SPF. This oil-free moisturizer gets the job done while simultaneously preventing wrinkles. Score!

Citrus-Herb Energizing Duo

$30

Hearts & Stars

Dreaded hat head is a byproduct of moisture-deprived hair. Bring this hemp oil-spiked shampoo and conditioner combo into the shower with you for a boost of hair-strengthening proteins. The best part? It smells like a tropical vacation.

Foaming Skin Polish

$20

Yu-Be

Prep before you moisturize with this time-honored cold-weather essential. The gentle scrub sloughs off dry skin and promotes healthy circulation, leaving zero dryness behind.

Greek Yoghurt Sleeping Facial

$45

Korres

Rest easy knowing this fluffy formula is working hard to feed your skin with yogurt-based proteins, minerals and vitamins.

Hydra Beauty Serum

$135

Chanel

Packed with powerful antioxidants and active ingredients, this luxurious serum is the star of your skin-care routine.

Olio Lusso

$150

Rodin

Slather on this cult-favorite facial oil every evening and wake up with a dewy complexion, then add a drop to your moisturizer for daytime wear.