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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

Beauty

The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

Save some money this season with easily accessible, moisture-retaining products for when that cold wind bites—all under $20. 

Winter’s icy grip has set in, and the crisp weather calls for a new extra nourishing beauty routine. It's a fact that rough and dry skin longs for moisture when blizzards roll in and jacked up thermostats wreak havoc. The skin-care struggle is real. We can share our best ways to curb dry winter skin and tell you how to boost moisture, but you'll also need the beauty products to help see you through to warmer weather.

We know surviving sub-zero temperatures is hard enough—your pocket shouldn’t have to take a hit as well. The good news is, it doesn't have to. All of these beauty products can be purchased at your local drugstore and for under $20, leaving you with more spending money for a peppermint mocha on your way home.

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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

Weleda Skin Food

This cult-classic beauty aid has the power to withstand Arctic climates. Slather on the all-natural product—with pansy, chamomile and calendula extracts— anywhere you need it: think dry patches, cuticles and rough elbows. $19, well.ca.

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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

L'Oreal Revitalize Bright Reveal peel pads

It's a beauty myth that exfoliating your skin will leave you more dry and dehydrated. The fact is, it helps shed dead skin and leaves your face primed to absorb your moisturizing products. Try these pads soaked in glycolic acid. They're less abrasive than a mechanical exfoliant such as beads or scrubs. $15, well.ca.

Read more: What you need to know about glycolic acid
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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm

Even if you have oily skin, winter is time to replace your oil-free gel or clay cleanser in favour of milks or balms. This balm cleanser replenishes lost moisture through glycerin and cocoa butter while still erasing all traces of makeup and grime. $10, beautyboutique.ca.

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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask

When your skin is red, parched and in desperation for some heavy-duty TLC, that’s when you send in the face masks. In 15 minutes, this hyaluronic acid-infused facial sheet mask will prevent dullness and provide 24 hours of moisture retention. $18, indeedlabs.com.

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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

Almay Healthy Glow Makeup + Gradual Self Tan

Right now, summer feels like a distant dream—but your skin could still use a touch of (faux) summer glow. This foundation gives a dose of gradual self-tanner, providing buildable coverage when on, and a healthy bronze once you rinse it off. $18, almay.com.

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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash

Plenty of body washes can leave you dehydrated by the time you step out of the shower. This one does helps lock-in moisture post-shower with argan oil. $5.50, walmart.ca.

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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

J.R. Watkins Lavender & Roman Chamomile Body Butter

If body oil isn’t your thing, nourishing body butter is the skin fix you need. Whipped with shea and cocoa butter­—both hailed for their moisturizing properties—there will be no dry skin ‘round these parts. $12, beautyboutique.ca.

Read more: How to keep your skin hydrated this season
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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil

This is a lifesaver. Coconut oil is an amazingly cost-effective way to help your body soak up all the moisture it needs. Since it can get greasy, slather it on overnight and wake up with supple skin (try your hair, as well). Added bonus: the scent will leave you smelling of the beach. $14, walmart.ca.
 

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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator

Nothing is worse than checking yourself in the mirror and realizing your lipstick is dray and cracked—and your lips are no better. Be preemptive and exfoliate before you leave the house using this E.L.F. stick made with sugar crystals that aren’t overly abrasive. $4, elfcosmetics.com.
 

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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

"I don’t want velvety soft, moisturized hands for under $7,"—said no one ever! This cult classic is super-concentrated with glycerin, is fragrance-free and has the stamp of approval from the National Eczema Association. $7, well.ca.
 

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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

Dr. Bronner's Organic Hand Sanitizer

Is everyone in the office—or your children’s school—getting sick? Spritz this anti-bacterial spray without fear of catching whatever bug is going around. Bonus: the added lavender oil prevents your hands from drying out. $7.50, drbronner.com.
 

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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm

Coming in an array of shades, this lip balm will give you that just-bitten winter colour we all strive for—while still keeping your pout moisturized and flake-free. $6, walmart.ca.

Read more: These lip balms will make you forget dry chapped lips
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The best winter beauty picks are at your drugstore

Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara

The sniffles, watery eyes, snowflakes that stay on your nose and eyelashes–all of these contribute to smudged makeup and raccoon eyes. To keep you looking doe-eyed all day long, switch over to one of our favourite waterproof mascaras. $10, well.ca.
 

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