R29's Ultimate Winter Beauty Survival Kit

UPDATE: This story was originally published on December 20.
As we all hunker down, heat the cocoa, and put on the holiday playlists, our first inkling is to winterize our wardrobes with beanies, scarves, and party dresses. But your delicate skin needs chill-proofing, too. So, we looked no further than our very own R29 HQ to create a comprehensive hit list of seasonal beauty musts. Indeed, we took a nod from each of our overflowing cabinets by choosing just one favorite product per R29 chick (plus one brave dude!). The result? Everything you should stock up on for that glamorous hibernation you're planning.
From the perfect moody lipstick to the ultimate moisturizer your face has been begging for, these primping fixes are staffer-tested and beauty-editor approved. As for hat hair? Well, you're on your own.
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Chloe Daley, editorial production assistant

Fekkai PrX Intensive Fortifying Mask, $49, available at Bergdorf Goodman.

"When my hair suddenly gets dry and brittle during the cold months, I pull out this fortifying mask which truly works miracles and gives me the softest hair I've ever had. Plus, a little goes a long way and it lasts forever!"
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Gina Marinelli, assistant editor

Yes To Carrots Nourishing Repairing Night Cream, $14.99, available at Soap.com.

"I admit, I don't always stick to my nightly beauty routine as well as I should, but starting in the colder months, I definitely make time to apply a replenishing moisturizer before going to bed to restore the moisture to my face that the biting chill and whipping winds tend to take out of it. This Yes To Carrots formula is amazing. It's not too thick or greasy, and is made with organic ingredients that I feel good about putting onto my skin."
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Connie Wang, global editor

Jurlique Clarifying Day Care Lotion, $36, available at Jurlique.

"I typically buy drugstore makeup, and don't spend a ton of money on it, but I've been splurging on my moisturizer ever since I was a broke college student eating dollar pizza. Jurlique's natural formula is amazing, and one of the few products that doesn't freak my skin out."
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Jake McGraw, software engineer

Cremo Cream Men's Shave Cream, $23.97, available at Cremo Company.

"It's a 90-day supply in a single tube, and is much more moisturizing than canned shaving cream, and stores easy for those that don't want to make the jump to shaving soaps. If you haven't yet fully invested in a proper wet-shave, an upgrade to your shaving creme will get you going in the right direction."
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Charlene Chang, merchandise manager

Revive Moisturizing Renewal Cream, $175, available at Revive.

"Although it has a luxe price tag, this Revive Moisturizing Renewal Night Cream is worth it, since it hydrates the winter skin and exfoliates. Also, it's never too early to take on some anti-aging measures!"
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Laurel Nuzzo, merchandise manager

Julep Essential Cuticle Oil, $18, available at Sephora.

"This cuticle oil is ahhhmazing! It keeps your cuticles moisturized and isn't messy. Bonus — it smells good, too."
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Kate Hyatt, producer

Cold Spring Apothecary Winter Oak Body Lotion, $22, available at Cold Spring Apothecary.

"The Vanilla Oak Body Lotion from Cold Spring Apothecary is my winter jam. It's über moisturizing, makes my legs feel like butter, and smells like vanilla woods."
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Jessica Teves, managing editor

Buxom Big & Healthy in White Russian, $19, available at Sephora.

"I'm obsessed with this lip gloss — like, can't leave home without it obsessed. It's a little bit tingly, a little bit pepperminty, and keeps my lips hydrated even on the coldest, windiest NYC days. I probably go through a tube every two to three weeks."
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Megan McIntyre, senior beauty editor

Diptyque The Art Of Body Care Generous Cream For The Hands, $38, available at BeautyBar.

"My hands get legit red and cracked in the winter to the point where they actually hurt and are doing this gross, flaking thing. Not fun. I've tried about a billion hand creams, but just had the pleasure of having this used on me by the Rococo Nail Apparel girls during a manicure. It's now my new favorite thing. The texture is thick without being greasy, it sinks instantly into the skin, soothes my scaly mitts, and it smells heavenly but without being so overwhelming that it's like I dipped my hands in a vat of perfume."
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Neha Ghandi, deputy editor

Tatcha Classic Rice Enzyme Powder, $65, available at Tatcha.

"Winter is a struggle for me, skin-wise. I'm still dealing with the woes of combination skin that insists on breaking out every once in a while, plus it's cold and dry out, and I can't control the heat in my apartment effectively. So...I really need to moisturize aggressively, but without exacerbating any clogged pores. This exfoliant makes that possible. I like that it's a) kinda fun to use because you rub the powder all over your wet face and watch the texture change, and b) really effective without feeling harsh. Totally worth it."
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Brittnee Cann, QA analyst

Smith's Rosebud Salve, $6, available at Sephora.

"Smith's Rosebud salve is my favorite year-round lip balm, but in winter I make it work double-duty as a cuticle treatment, too. I keep it in my nightstand and rub it into my nail beds before bed to keep them from cracking in the cold weather. It's less messy than traditional cuticle oil and smells better, too!"
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Sarah Azpeitia, product designer

Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick, $26.39, available at ASOS.

"I love the Stila stay-all-day liquid lipstick in the Beso shade — it's what I have discovered to be the closest thing to a magic wand for a girl, and gives a matte, beautiful finish."
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Susan Kaplow, VP, editorial operations

Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick, $13.95, available at Dermstore.

"How many times have I stood in line at Whole Foods Union Square, staring up at the dreaded flat screen, waiting for my primary-colored, numbered rectangle to light up just so I can score another tube of Dr H. Sure, $14 for balm is steep, but give me the good Dr's shea- buttery stick — loaded with jojoba, rose hip and sweet almond oils — over Burt's waxy Bees anytime."
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Lisa Dionisio, production editor

Neutrogena Moisture Wrap Body Lotion, $7.99, available at Neutrogena.

"Hands down my favorite body lotion. My apartment gets really dry in the wintertime and I love this moisturizer. I opt for the unscented version. It doesn't have any perfume-y smell, or that super-slick, sticky feeling."
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Tara Rasmus, beauty contributor

Alterna Caviar Blonde Brightening Shampoo, $36, available at Ulta.

"Ever since I got amazing balayage highlights from Dana at Sally Hershberger (lucky, I know), I have been obsessed with keeping my highlights as fresh and bright as when I left this salon. I recently discovered this shampoo, and I have decided that no blonde should be without it, ever. It somehow perfectly cleans your hair (leaving behind the most beautiful scent), while also never weighing it down. As a bonus, the purple tint gives your color a subtle boost every time you use it. Now I just need to get my hands on the rest of the line..."
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Zooey Purdy, software engineer

Ouidad Deep Treatment Intensive Conditioner, $25, available at Ouidad.

"My hair is insanely dry, so I actually use this year-round, not just in winter; but deep conditioning hair on a regular basis is even more essential when it's cold out. To help it soak in, sometimes I put on an electric-heat cap that makes me look like a combination alien-pilgrim. Plus, I've tried an embarrassingly large amount of deep conditioners, so you can trust me when I say this stuff is GOOD."
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Vanessa Golembewski, editorial assistant

Royal Apothic Hand Cream, $26, available at Anthropologie.

"Probably the only real thing Victoria Beckham and I have in common: We both swear by this hand creme. It smells amazing, and a little goes a long way. Not to mention, I'm a sucker for its pretty packaging."
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Annie Georgia Greenberg, New York editor

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L'impatiente, $32.50, available at Chanel.

"I never thought I could pull off this dark purple hue but ever since our beauty editor let me try the limited edition holiday version, I'm officially obsessed and stocking up on the L'impatiente as a sub-in forevermore. It's luxe, it's moody, it allows me to not wear eye makeup — what more could you ask for in a winter fix?"

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