20 Winter Skin Essentials Under $20

1It’s the Balm

Talk about a multitasker: This little guy is just as good at taming flyaways as it as for rubbing on super-dry patches of skin. Plus, this company custom-makes each tin, which includes hydrating olive oil and healing calendula, that helps heal scrapes and scratches. Plus, this company custom-makes each tin, which includes hydrating olive oil and healing calendula to help heal scrapes and scratches.

The Good Home Co. Organic All-Purpose Balm, $12

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2Stick With It

If you’ve been unable to wear lipstick in the winter because of a parched pout, we’ve got good news: This stick is a serious multitasker, taking the place of an anti-aging lip balm and a pretty lip stain. The product features ingredients like shea butter to moisturize and vitamins A, C and E to ward off free radicals. It goes on clear before changing color, so make sure you apply in front of a mirror.

IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush 4-in -1 Reviver, $20

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3Wipe If Off

Ever skip your post-gym shower because you didn’t feel like lugging your body lotion around all day? We’ve found the solution: amazing lotion wipes. They’re perfect to stash in your purse, carry-on (no TSA issues here) or just to avoid a mess. Plus, they’re available in six scents including Cucumber & Melon and Vanilla & Coconut.

E.L.F. Studio Collection Lotion Wipes, $3

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4Soften Up

Sometimes our skin gets so dehydrated in the winter that it literally flakes off. But when it comes to exfoliating your face, it’s important to find a formula like this. It’s rich in antioxidants and alpha hydroxy acids, which brighten and refresh skin.

Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Softening Facial Exfoliator, $10

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5Wash It Off

Double-duty products are twice as sweet. This liquid wash, from new line SebaMed, is pH-balanced to match the acidic levels of healthy skin, ideal for those sensitive to soap or perfume. Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash, $13 MORE FROM SELF: Spring’s Top Denim Trends

6Primed and Ready

Instantly impart your face with an Instagram-like finish by applying this primer pre-makeup. The serum preps your skin for makeup application by filling in fine lines and wrinkles; it also stimulates cell turnover with salicylic acid and bark extract to improve overall texture.

Sonia Kashuk Primer Vitamin Serum, $19

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7Hand It Over

We’re obsessed with Bliss’ best-selling chapped hand cream and now we’re even more stoked that the spa is offering its cult favorite in purse-friendly sizes. Thanks to macadamia oil and grape seed extract, you’ve got a cream you’ll never want to hand over.

Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream (2.5 oz. size), $18

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8Bubble-licious

Worried about the flu? Understandable—this year could reportedly be the worst flu season the U.S. has seen in 10 years. If you’re feeling under the weather, hop in a warm tub with this stuff. The olive oil and aloe vera soothe dry skin while eucalyptus cools. Kiss My Face Cold & Flu Bath and Shower Gel, $11

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9Strip Down

We love face wipes—they’re great for taking off makeup on the go or leaving next to our beds to wash away the day before we hit the pillow. But this new formula moisturizes too, with soothing ingredients like lavender, chamomile and aloe; each of the towelettes are made of 100% biodegradable rayon. Sold.

Stila Skincare Ready for Take Off Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths, $15

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10Playing Footsie

Sporty gals know—feet take a beating. Treat your toes this winter by soaking them for 15 minutes in a urea bath. Plant-based urea is a natural humectant that draws and locks in moisture to the skin.

LCN Urea 15% Foot Bath, $18

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11Oil Stick

This body oil, which is sustainably grown and certified organic, melts into skin for a deep hydrating treatment. Tip: Keep the bottle in the shower so you can apply while skin is still damp to lock in moisture.

Honest Body Oil, $10

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12Mist-ified

Most perfumes lose their scent faster because of the quick-drying alcohol in the bottle. But this Body Mist has a sensual, woodsy scent and is formulated with argan oil for extra moisture—and extra staying power.

SimplyVera Vera Wang Argan Oil & Fig Body Mist, $20

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13Eye Spy

Eye creams are notoriously expensive, but this one is a serious deal with all the bells and whistles more pricey formulas contain. Formulated with licorice root, this cream is designed to condition the super-delicate skin around your eyes while decreasing puffiness and adding a dose of sun protection.

Mark Get Defensive SPF 15 Eye Cream, $14

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14Mouthing Off

This lip moisturizer is nothing like your Bonne Bell sticks from days past—this treatment hydrates, nourishes and protects your pout without sulfates, synthetic fragrances or GMOs. There’s a boost of antioxidants in the tube as well to combat free radicals.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy, $12

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15Quench Your Thirst

If fine lines and wrinkles wreak havoc on your skin, try a serum. This formula has botanical ocean extracts to help lock moisture into your skin. It also happens to smell in-friggin-credible, too.

Olay Instant Hydration Day Serum, $15

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16Totally Gellin’

Suffer not only from super-flaky skin, but acne, too? During winter, combination skincare is extra tricky to nail. Or was—until this incredible moisturizer came along. The lightweight, oil-free gel texture combines a hefty dose of glycerin and Vitamin B to intensively, yet lightly, moisturize your face.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream for Extra Dry Skin, $7

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17Beauty Sleep

Our bodies work hard to repair themselves when we sleep—which means our products should, too. This brand-new night cream has soy extract and vitamin B3 to help diminish the appearance of dark spots, blotchiness and overall dullness, yet is gentle enough for everyday use.

Aveeno Intensive Night Cream, $17; available at drugstores in February.

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18Nailing It

This classic cuticle moisturizing oil has been souped up with fragrance notes of vanilla and amber but still contains the original essentials which made Solar Oil what it is today: a skin protectant, nail softener and hangnail remover.

CND Special Edition Solar Oil, $12

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19All Buttered Up

This serious moisturizing agent smells so delicious that we’re tempted to take a nibble at our own, now-soft skin. The hydrating secret? Beeswax, which locks moisture inside your skin for a lasting effect.

Carol’s Daughter Body Butter in Almond Cookie, $18

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20Cold As Ice

Protect your skin against nature’s drying elements during your next outdoor workout by slathering on this super-powerful, nutrient-rich balm. Essential fatty acids from sweet almond oil and beeswax protect skin from harsh wind, rain or snow on your next run.

Weleda Cold Cream for Dry and Very Dry Skin, $17

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