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Cold Comfort

Here, our favorite winter beauty fixes, from au naturel skincare to high-tech toys. Plus makeup for every mood and a perfume that rivals petits fours.

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    Antioxidant-rich arctic berries and moisturizing white peat are the star ingredients in Red Flower’s first facial skincare line. The six products, including Bioactive Berry White Peat Exfoliant and Ionizing Vita Toning Flower Mist, are also packed with a host of essential oils that calm complexions and impart a lovely pine-forest scent. $32 to $62; beautyhabit.com

    Photography by John Lawton

    January 2010

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    Sonya Dakar has been perfecting complexions in Los Angeles since the Seventies. In January she’s going organic with an all-natural, nine-piece antiaging line. In addition to cleansers and creams, there’s the Organic Omega Booster, a flaxseed oil–based serum suitable for those with rosacea, eczema or simply extradry winter skin. $42; sonyadakarskinclinic.com

    Photography by John Lawton

    January 2010

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    Benefit’s stable of blushes, from tawny Hoola to peachy Georgia, have become bona fide makeup-cabinet stars. The latest in the lineup, due out in February, is Sugarbomb, a quad of lilac, bubblegum, pale rose and coral powders that can be mixed together or employed individually for a fresh, girly flush. $28; at Sephora.

    Photography by John Lawton

    January 2010

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    Once upon a time, wrinkles were seen as the only marker of an aging face. Now it’s understood that a loss of volume due to collagen depletion also contributes to a less-than-youthful-looking visage. Dermatologist Fredric Brandt goes after both problems with Dr. Brandt Collagen Booster. The silky serum instantly smooths lines with fern extract, prevents collagen breakdown with peptides, and employs amino acids to encourage the formation of new collagen. $75; at Sephora.

    Photography by John Lawton

    January 2010

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    If you have ever had the desire to splash on some vanilla extract while baking chocolate chip cookies, Ajne’s Vanille, debuting in February, is for you. The concentrated, natural perfume oil smells good enough to eat and comes in the cutest gilded flacon necklace. $75; at Bergdorf Goodman, New York.

    Photography by John Lawton

    January 2010

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    Clarisonic, the company that added buzz to the bathroom with its popular vibrating face-cleans­ing­ brush, has developed a new skincare toy. The Opal Sonic Infusion System employs a pulsating silicone nub to massage antiaging eye gel deep into skin, ensuring the product doesn’t just languish on the surface. $245; clarisonic.com

    Photography by John Lawton

    January 2010

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    Revlon’s Illuminance Electric Pop Crème Shadow, available in February, lets you have it both ways. The deeply pigmented, creamy powders—in shades of sky blue, dark blue, bright white and vivid green—go on sheer but can be layered for a more intense look. $6.50; at drugstores.

    Photography by John Lawton

    January 2010

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    Say goodbye to those horrible hotel hair dryers. Paul Mitchell Express Ion Dry Travel packs 1,300 watts into an appliance small enough to stash in your carry-on. The device employs ionic technology to speed drying time and bestow a salon-smooth feel. $100; paulmitchell.com

    Photography by John Lawton

    January 2010

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    Chanel Total Eye Lift, the follow-up to the brand’s recently launched Ultra Correction Lift face cream, combines the line’s star ingredient, the collagen- and elastin-boosting resin of the elemi tree, with horse chestnut extract to battle puffiness and dark circles, and a peptide complex to tone lids. $100; chanel.com

    Photography by John Lawton

    January 2010

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    Chardonnay grapes, blackberries, carrots and broccoli…. Sounds more like a farmers’ market shopping list than a roster of beauty-product ingredients. But the seed oils from the aforementioned produce—along with several other edibles—make up Sunday Riley Juno Rare Oil Absolute. The sweet and spicy blend contains a boatload of natural antioxidants and vitamins that promote a nourished, radiant complexion. $105; at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills.

    Photography by John Lawton

    January 2010

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    For Poudrier Dentelle, the folks at Dior pulled a vintage lace pattern from their archives to decorate both the packaging and the actual makeup. The matte powder is great for quelling shine while bestowing the slightest shimmer. $55; at Bloomingdale’s.

    Photography by John Lawton

    January 2010

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    Dermatologist Patricia Wexler­ knows the skin-smoothing benefits of retinol, but the vitamin A–derived ingredient has proved too harsh for her sensitive skin. Her Intensive Deep Wrinkle Treatment, debuting in February, contains the maximum approved nonprescription dose of the stuff but buffers it with anti-inflammatory oat derivatives, the antioxidants clove and green tea, and a host of hydrators. Delicate types, rejoice. $60; bathandbodyworks.com

    Photography by John Lawton

    January 2010

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