It’s one of the toughest battles of winter: the dreaded fight against dry skin and hair. Like the first snowfall of the year, the drop in temperature requires certain changes in routine—including our beauty regime. Luckily, reversing the drying effects of winter is possible. From hydrating hair masks and gentle exfoliants to creamy foundations, these 30 affordable winter beauty essentials will help combat the elements with ease. Get ready for a head-to-toe glow that lasts all season long.
Head-to-toe moisture starts with nourished locks. This decadent hair mask restores moisture and shine by delivering nutrients to hair in only three to five minutes. The luxe concoction of oils and butters melts onto hair, surging deep into strands for maximum softness. Leave it on overnight for a mega boost of hydration.
For intense moisture, this conditioning treatment penetrates deep into strands leaving them healthier and more hydrated than ever. The weightless formula also preps hair for a faster dry time. Apply it during every wash following your shampoo or when your mane needs an extra hit of moisture.
Kiss winter frizz goodbye with this multitasking formula that softens, smooths and repairs damaged hair without weighing it down. Use it as a mask on wet hair, as conditioner in the shower or as a leave-in treatment for lasting nourishment. Its coconut scent is divine.
Looking for a non-tacky winter serum with a plumping effect? This lightweight and fast-absorbing hyaluronic acid formula leaves skin supple for a full 24 hours. And it’s simple to apply with the easy-to-use dropper. For four times the hydration, pair this product with Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Gel Cream.
Aveeno is a go-to brand for sensitive skin types. This lightweight formula contains nourishing triple oat complex (oat flour, oat extract and oat oil) along with calming feverfew to soothe and fortify the skin’s moisture barrier—essential for winter months!
Thanks to the skin soothing compounds of centella asiatica and the anti-inflammatory properties of pinus pinaster, this formula helps heal irritated skin and do away with winter-induced redness. Plus, there’s something to be said about the fanfare behind Korean skincare.
Supercharge your skin with the hydrating powers of hyaluronic acid. This sheet mask by Garnier infuses skin with intense, yet lightweight, moisture that lasts. It helps prevent moisture loss throughout the day, so you can look your best, most glow-y self.
Looking for a purifying face mask that won’t dry out your skin? This rich clay formula plunges deep into pores to remove impurities while nutrient-rich vitamin E, avocado and oatmeal help to smooth and soothe.
A true saviour in a bottle, this overnight sleep mask contains three powerhouse skin ingredients: Hydrating raspberry extract, nourishing cranberry seed oil and skin softening niacinamide. It’ll leave your skin feeling refreshed after each use.
There’s nothing fun about dry, flaky lips. Bring life back to your winter pout with a swipe of this super soft lip balm. It’s infused with shea butter and nourishing coconut and jojoba oils for round-the-clock hydration. Plus, the strawberry peach flavour is a sweet touch.
This intensive lip treatment works magic on cracked lips thanks to natural ceramides, which help smooth and protect skin from dryness and environmental irritants. Apply it overnight and wake up to a juicy, healthy-looking pout.
Chapped lips, begone! This ultra-creamy lip treatment features a nourishing blend of organic shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E to help keep lips supple and healthy all winter long. It also comes in flattering berry and gingersnap shades.
Creamy foundations, like this one by Wet N Wild, are a key way to ‘up’ the hydration factor in your winter makeup routine. This formula is also silky and provides buildable coverage for a perfectly smooth, dewy finish that’ll have you glowing all season long.
For seamless coverage with added sun protection, opt for this hydrating foundation containing SPF 18. Its smoothing concentrate also hydrates rough patches for a luminous finish.
(For more info on SPF, check out these nine questions you should consider before buying sunscreen.)
With this waterproof and smudge-resistant formula, you won’t have to worry about touching up your mascara after walking through a winter wonderland. It promises bold, look-at-me lashes that last up to 36 hours.
(For more picks, check out our seven favourite waterproof mascaras.)
Whether you’re traveling to a dream destination this winter or planning a city staycation, take your lashes to paradise with this stunning waterproof mascara. The collagen-infused formula and Millionizer brush amplifies each lash with a buildable, no-clump, smudge-free look.
While exfoliants help remove dead skin cells, using a gentler formula in the winter will help prevent stripping of the skin’s natural moisture barrier. This scrub by Cerave contains micro-fine bamboo particles to gently buff away dry skin and skin conditioners vitamin E and B5 to leave skin feeling soft and radiant—suitable for sensitive skin types.
Pamper yourself after a long cold day with this gentle body polish. It’s loaded with naturally derived ingredients like coconut oil, hibiscus flower and vitamin E to keep your skin cleansed, moisturized and silky soft.
For petal-soft skin, this smoothing rose and argan oil body lotion is the perfect addition to your winter skincare arsenal. It also contains coconut and soybean oils, plus plant-based glycerin to moisturize and soften. It smells lovely and absorbs fast for silky skin in an instant.
Suffering from eczema? This moisturizing cream is the ultimate fix. A blend of dimethicone, oat kernel flour and glycerin helps alleviate itching and discomfort, while strengthening skin’s natural barrier function and preventing the recurrence of dryness.
Soothe discomforted dry skin with this fragrance-free cream made with skin-regenerating panthenol and moisture-locking glycerin to restore smooth, healthy-looking skin. Bonus: It’s suitable for use on babies over three months of age.
You may already have Vaseline in your bathroom cabinet, but this intensive Vaseline hand cream is perfect for on-the-go hydration. Its non-greasy formula contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and shea butter to hydrate, lock in moisture and nourish hands all at once.
Get the pep in your step back with this aroma-therapeutic foot cream. Infused with lavender and mint, this formula can be massaged over legs and feet to relieve aches while vitamin E improves skin softness. It also contains tea tree oil, which helps reinvigorate tired muscles.
Enriched with sweet almond oil, avocado oil and cocoa butter, this gentle blend nourishes feet back to health. Its formula is topped with a powerhouse trio of peppermint and spearmint essential oils and pure menthol crystals for a refreshing feel.
Cracked heels and rough skin don’t stand a chance against this heavy-duty foot peel. Alpha hydroxy acids remove dead skin in just seven days, while 15 plant extracts including ginkgo biloba, green tea and vitamin E intensely moisturize feet, leaving them soft to the touch.
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