10 Must-Have Beauty Buys You Need to Add to Your Winter Routine

Do away with dry and dull skin, chapped lips, and beauty slumps with these must-have beauty buys for the winter months…

By: Maija | January 2, 2017

During the cold winter months, it’s common to find yourself in a beauty slump. Winter is the season of dry skin, chapped lips and winter blues, but it doesn’t have to be this way! We have found some of the top remedies for these winter beauty troubles…

Caudalie Scrub & Body Butter

Dry irritated skin seems to be the norm during the cold winter months. For some people, dry skin is only an issue on their face, but for many others, it can occur all over the body as well. Caudalie has created both the crushed Cabernet scrub and the vine body butter. This wine-inspired body scrub can be used all over the body to exfoliate and leave the skin feeling smooth and silky, resolving that tight and taut feeling we tend to get when the temps get colder. Treat yourself to a spa day at home by using either of these in the bath or after your shower, to keep your body feeling smooth and hydrated. This duo can be found at Sephora.

Clinique “Take The Day Off”

Winter breakouts got you down? Many times, this can be due to leftover makeup that hasn’t been properly taken off. Clinique’s “Take the Day Off” product is a lightweight makeup remover that goes from a balm, to an oil, to a milk within seconds to melt away any trace of makeup. This product is an essential when it comes to healthy, clean and glowing skin (especially during the winter). The great thing about this product is that it is great for all skin types and is allergen free, and perfect for those with sensitive skin. You can find this miracle-worker at Macy’s.

Clarisonic Mia 2

Psst. We’ve found the secret to radiant skin! With a Clarisonic Mia, you are able to have your own, personalized facial anytime and in the comfort of your own home. Clarisonic is the number one cleansing device recommended by U.S dermatologists. It is known to cleanse 6 times better than your hands alone, leaving your skin feeling smoother, softer and more radiant. We love that it can be personalized to your skin type and needs through the use of different brush heads and by being paired with skin care products that work best for you! This Clarisonic and other models can be found at Macy’s and Sephora.

Sephora Foot Mask

When you don’t have time to get an appointment for a pedicure during these busy months, look no further! Sephora has created a line of foot masks. In just 20 minutes, these disposable socks – that are soaked in rich, moisturizing formulas – will have your feet looking post-pedi perfect, while you get to cozy up in the comfort of your own home. Put your feet up and relax while the mask does its work to help heal dry skin and refresh your feet! These masks as well as hand and face masks can be found exclusively at Sephora.

Origins Overnight Mask

Looking for a mask to help quench the thirst of your dry skin? We have you covered. Origins has created their very own “drink up mask”. This mask is a lifesaver for those who experience dryness during the winter months (or even year round!). To use this mask, you simply apply a thin layer on the surface of your skin before bedtime. While you’re sleeping, the mask will absorb and will have disappeared overnight, reaching the the very bottom layers of skin to ensure you get moisture and hydration not only on the surface, but deep under your skin as well. Not only is this mask super simple to use, but it smells amazing! This product as well as other Origins products can be found at Sephora!

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish

Whether you experience dry skin or not, there is always one winter complication that we can agree upon, and that is dry and chapped lips. When your generic chapstick isn’t doing the trick, it’s time to go to the experts. Fresh has an amazing line of lip products, made specifically for those who need some extra exfoliation and hydration. The first product that is an essential for dry or peeling lips is the Fresh sugar lip polish. Not only does this polish smell like sweet brown sugar, but it helps to prep and perfect your lips, using brown sugar crystals, nourishing oils and moisturizing shea butter.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm

The next product that is a great pair is the Fresh Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy. After exfoliating the lips, the perfect product to lock in the moisture would be this ultra-nourishing formula that softens the lip while delivering a soft and subtle mint flavor. For those who are not a fan of lip products with mint scent or flavoring, Sephora also carries Rosebud Salve. This multi-use product can be used on chapped lips, elbows, knees and can even help treat diaper rash! These products can be found at Sephora.

Marc Jacobs Lipstick

After perfecting your lip with both an exfoliant and a balm, there is no better way to finish of a perfect pout with a gorgeous pop of color. During the winter we often focus on all of the skin and body care essentials, and forget about the essential makeup products. One of the best winter beauty products this year is Marc Jacobs lipstick from Sephora. These rich, creamy and luxurious lipsticks last up to 10 hours and will lay perfectly on top of a nourished lip. The color shown is “Slow Burn” which is a creamy rose nude color, perfect for daily use to add a subtle color to your everyday makeup routine.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

One of the most important parts of our body can be badly neglect and damaged during these frigid winters, our face. Let’s face it – no human face is genetically capable of surviving a North Dakota winter on its own. Our faces need tender love and care at all times, but especially during these cold and brutal winters. One of the number one most important products for your skin is moisturizer. During the summer, you can get away with wearing a lightweight moisturizer or serum, but in the winter, it’s important to treat your skin a little differently. The winter is a time to amp up your moisturizer game by using a heavier, cream based moisturizer to ensure you are getting the moisture and hydration that your skin is begging for. This moisturizer is a favorite of ours (and our skin!). It can be used on the face, as well as head to toe. It provides instant and long-term hydration for very dry, distressed skin, even eczema. This product, as well as other first aid beauty products can be found at Sephora.


I have the privilege to be a part of the West Acres marketing team, as the Social and Digital Marketing Intern. I work closely with Niki, our Social Media Manager, and together we come up with creative and unique content for our social media accounts and this blog! I am very humbled to be able to assist Niki in this field, as I am currently studying Strategic Communication at NDSU (Go Bison!). When I am not working in the West Acres office, I enjoy being involved in musical theater, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and being a mom to my beloved bunny, Nora.




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