6 Skin-Perfecting Potions to Add to Your Winter Beauty Arsenal

Photo by: Walmart
After all the frenzy surrounding BB creams, it was only a matter of time before we jumped on the next big Asian skin care craze: CC creams. We thought for sure that Chanel - who was ... more 
Photo by: Walmart
After all the frenzy surrounding BB creams, it was only a matter of time before we jumped on the next big Asian skin care craze: CC creams. We thought for sure that Chanel - who was the first non-Asian brand to release a CC cream overseas - would be the ones to bring CCs to our shores, but it was actually Olay who got the jump on everyone else, launching a CC cream before they'd even put out their own version of a BB cream. Featuring the same benefits as a BB - protection against the sun, evening out skin tone, hydrating, fighting fine lines, and brightening the complexion - but with more coverage, CC's are a great choice for women with acne or hyperpigmentation.

Olay Total Effects CC Cream, $20.17, available at Walmart.
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Thu, Dec 20, 2012 10:44 AM EST
By Megan McIntyre, Refinery29


Every year around this time, we notice a drastic decline in the texture, appearance, and overall health of our complexions. There's nothing like a good, strong dose of frozen winter air biting your face to make you think long and hard about your skin care choices. That aforementioned wind, coupled with indoor heat and a general decline in our diets, leads to flakes, breakouts, ruddiness, and scaly patches.



Something about that lovely combination just seems to exacerbate the skin issues we already had - be it fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, or dryness - leading us to look in the mirror and be less than impressed with the visage staring back at us.



Thankfully, there's a whole host of new skin-care secret weapons on the market that will help you combat winter skin woes. From the first U.S. CC cream to an oil that's like liquid gold for your face, these are the new lotions and potions we're stocking up on, just in time for the start of winter - or the end of the world, take your pick.




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