Beauty: Winter Tool Kit

October 10 2012, 2:20 PM

I say it every winter: Colorado’s cold months are dehydrating and rough on your skin, hair, and hands. The Fashion Insider is here to help with a list of products that will keep you looking your best as the cold settles in: 

Battle dullness and congestion with Clark’s Botanicals' white clay Intense Radiance Mask (pictured, right). In just 15 to 20 minutes, this mask does everything from purifying and brightening skin to reducing redness and promoting hydration—a multi-tasking favorite.

Find it: $72, clarksbotanicals.com

For mature skin needing a premium face treatment, Lancôme’s latest, the Absolue L’Extrait Regenerating Ultimate Elixir (pictured, above), is one of this season's hottest products. Utilizing the botanical regenerating power of the Lancôme rose (a crossbreed of 2,000 flower species whose native cells can multiply themselves), this moisturizer promotes firmer, more radiant skin and improves expression lines and wrinkles.

Find it: $350, neimanmarcus.com

If your skin is younger or more sensitive, check out Nuxe's Crème Fraiche de Beaute 24-Hour Soothing & Moisturizing Cream with eight active plant “milks” to soften and plump dehydrated skin while boosting circulation. Bonus: The cream has three variteties based on your skin type (normal, dry, or light).

Find it: $45, us.nuxe.com

Maintaining a silky and shiny mane in the winter takes a little extra work, so if you need to revive and repair your damaged tresses try Rene Furterer's Karité Intense Nourishing Mask (pictured, left). Use this ultra-thick conditioning treatment once or twice a week and you’ll find your hair is not only healthier, but also easier to detangle. Plus with hints of verbena, orange blossom, and vanilla, the mask smells like spring in the Mediterranean.

Find it: $46, beauty.com or check renefurtererusa.com for the nearest salon

Keep your color vibrant while eliminating product buildup and balancing your scalp’s natural PH with John Masters Organics' Herbal Cider Hair Clarifier & Color Sealer (pictured, right). Perfect for after chemical processing—color, highlights, or perms—it also adds shine and volume to hair.

Find it: $17, johnmasters.com

One of my biggest winter gripes is how dehydrated and rough my hands and cuticles become from the double whammy of indoor heat and outdoor cold. This year, I’ll be indulging my paws with Elemental Herbology’s Wind & Cold Therapy (pictured, left). Its rich formulation of shea butter, rosa mosqueta, buriti and argan oils makes the balm comforting and reparative for any dry spots (including feet and elbows).

Find it: $38, elementalherbologyus.com

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