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5 Best Cold-Weather Beauty Remedies

Winter Salve-ation

shu uemura!

Though arms, legs, and necks may soon be bundled, don’t neglect them. Here are our favorite tubs, tubes, and bottles of cold-weather-rectifying potions.

Mane Protection
Just a few pumps of Shu Uemura’s new Essence Absolue (a pricey but worthwhile $65) will prevent split ends and dry, tangled locks. The nourishing formula (pictured), packed with secret weapon camellia oil, hydrates (without looking greasy), adds shine, and contains UV blockers for those equally harmful cloudy days.

Bathing Beauty
Between the wind chills, subway sweats, and all-over chafing (wool, why can’t we be friends?), your body deserves a break. Fill your tub with the succinctly named organic birch mineral hydrotherapy soaking plunge ($38) from NYC-based Red Flower. Sea minerals and tree oils release tension in weather-battered muscles and joints, while fir essential oil reduces inflammation.

sugar plum!

Polished Pout
Red lipstick over scruffy, chapped lips isn’t nice (unless your Halloween costume is Homey D. Clown). Soothe and protect with Fresh’s Sugar Plum tinted lip treatment (pictured, $23). It’s packed with real sugar, vitamins, and SPF to moisturize, and it delivers a Black Honey-rivaling plum shade that’s flattering to all skin tones.

About Face
As summer tans fade, sunspots and acne scars can seem more prominent. Ease discoloration, smooth flaky patches, and attack fine lines with a daily swipe of Cane + Austin retexturizing treatment pads ($60), which uses glycolic acid derived from raw sugar (we smell a trend).

kiehl’s soy milk honey butter!

Soft Bodies
How to improve upon Kiehl’s ultrarich, best-selling Creme de Corps lotion? Whip it into a frothy cream that instantly melts into skin, and turn it into the new soy milk and honey whipped body butter (pictured, $35). Even the scaliest elbows and heels become silky under its touch.

Photos: Courtesy of Shu Uemura; Courtesy of Sugar Plum; Courtesy of Kiehl’s

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