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Winter Moisturizer from Head to Toe

At the same time when we’re pulling puffy coats and neck-cosseting scarves out of our closets, even those of us who don’t typically worry about dry skin or hair find ourselves reaching for something—anything—even vaguely moisturizing to soften and nourish everything from our hands to our hair to our lips. A strategy helps, as starting with sometimes-counterintuitive measures like exfoliating can make a real difference in how well your moisturizing efforts work.

  1. goop Beauty GOOPGENES Nourishing Hand Cream
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  2. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Restore + Reshine Hair Serum
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  3. goop Beauty GOOPGENES Clean Nourishing Lip Balm Trio
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First, We Exfoliate

Chemical exfoliants, like alpha hydroxy acids and fruit enzymes, and physical exfoliants, like minerals, salt crystals, and even the bristles of a body brush, all serve to sweep away dead skin cells, which can help improve the skin’s barrier function (alpha hydroxy acids were first used to treat an extreme dry-skin condition called ichthyosis). Properly exfoliated skin also better absorbs moisturizer that follows. The key though, is “properly”: Exfoliate no more than what feels comfortable on your skin, because too much of a good thing (overexfoliating) compromises the skin’s barrier. Go slowly and carefully as you try new forms of exfoliation, and always go with what feels right.

Face

  1. Every-few-days scrub

    This clinically proven microdermabrasion exfoliator delivers the benefits of both physical and chemical exfoliation, instantly polishing away roughness, smoothing uneven texture, and revealing a healthy-looking, glowing complexion.

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
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  2. Daily tonic

    Helps minimize pore appearance and gently exfoliates to refine skin texture.

    goop Beauty G.Tox Malachite +AHA Pore Refining Tonic
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  3. Once-a-week peel

    An intense exfoliating overnight glycolic acid glow peel that refines, retexturizes, and brightens skin while you sleep.

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel
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    Overnight Glow Peel
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Body

  1. Moisturizing body scrub

    Leaves behind a velvety-smooth feel and a subtle, beautiful scent.

    goop Beauty G.Tox 5 Salt Detox Body Scrub
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  2. Body detox brush

    Sweeps away dead skin to reveal glowing and smooth skin.

    goop Beauty G.Tox Ultimate Dry Brush
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Hair

  1. Exfoliating shampoo

    A unique whipped shampoo that purifies and detoxifies all at once.

    goop Beauty G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scrub Shampoo
    goop Beauty G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo goop, $42
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  2. Gua sha for scalp

    This gorgeous kit delivers an incredible head massage and a gentle scalp detox, too.

    Act + Acre Scalp Gua Sha System
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  3. The ultimate detangling (and scalp-massaging) brush

    Made with beechwood pins, this brush smoothly detangles even thick hair and gently massages your scalp.

    Crown Affair The Brush No. 002
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Cleanse with Care

Harsh surfactants and detergents break down your skin’s natural moisture barrier, so consider going even more nourishing and gentle with your cleansers.

Face

  1. Oil

    This oil made of sacha inchi, sunflower-seed, and apricot-seed oils dissolves makeup, cleanses, and softens all at once.

    Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser
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  2. Balm

    A skin-coddling cleansing balm made with manuka honey and royal jelly.

    Naturopathica Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm
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Body

    Hydrating shower gel

    A gentle lathering body wash that leaves skin soft, moisturized, and smelling subtly of cedar, sandalwood, and bergamot. We especially love the chic, gigantic pump bottle.

  1. Sangre de Fruta Garden of Earthly Delights Body Wash
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Hair

    Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner

    This super nourishing, shine-inducing duo made with rahua, ungurahua, morete, and sacha inchi oils now comes in gorgeous, gigantic, limited-edition pump bottles.

  1. Rahua Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner Lush Pumps
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Layer 1: Serum

Go from thinnest to thickest, texture-wise, when layering moisturizers. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe, and squalane boost moisture in skin or hair.

Face

  1. The one-stop shop

    Made with squalane and a polysaccharide moisture complex, this multitasking milky serum from the legendary German doctor moisturizes, smooths, and calms skin.

    Augustinus Bader The Serum
    Augustinus Bader The Serum goop, $375
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  2. Two types of ultrahydrating hyaluronic acid

    This hyaluronic acid serum is incredibly moisturizing.

    Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum
    Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum goop, $300
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  3. Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid

    For skin that looks radiant, moisturized, and healthy, this daily glow serum combines two skin-care powerhouses: vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum
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Body

  1. Aloe vera and purslane

    A cooling, soothing gel made with purslane to really boost moisture in skin.

    Dr. Barbara Sturm Aloe Vera Gel
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Hair

  1. Before-you-shampoo miracle

    The secret to your shiniest, softest, healthiest-looking hair is this preshampoo glow serum that works like a dream no matter what your hair type or texture.

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Restore + Shine Hair Serum
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Oils Go Under or Over

Oils for skin can layer under or over moisturizer—it depends on your preference. We also love to pat on face oil over makeup to refresh it a bit as the day wears on: Smooth a little face oil across your palms, pat it in (avoiding your eye area), wait a few minutes, and watch your whole face wake up.

Face

  1. The face oil with (amazing) clinical results

    This ultraluxurious active face oil leaves skin firmer, smoother, softer, more radiant, and moisturized—the results on your skin will blow you away.

    goop Beauty GOOPGENES All-in-One Super Nutrient Face Oil
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    Nutrient Face Oil
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Body

  1. Most sumptuous body oil

    Smooth on this gorgeously scented, antioxidant-rich restorative oil and it sinks in instantly for supple, plumped skin.

    Seed to Skin The Serenity Time Defying Dry Body Oil
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Hair

  1. Most beautifully scented hair oil

    Part frizz-smoothing serum, part gorgeous jasmine-inflected hair perfume.

    Ranavat Fortifying Hair Serum: Mighty Majesty
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Let The Rich and Creamy Work Their Magic

Creams and lotions layer on after serums, as they’re more occlusive—they help seal all the goodness in.

Face

  1. Rich, firming moisturizer

    This luxuriously thick supercream significantly improves firmness, elasticity, glow, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and brightness after just four weeks. A single application leaves skin nourished, firmer-looking, and moisturized for forty-eight hours.1

    goop beauty GOOPGENES All-in-One Nourishing Face Cream
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Body

  1. Ultimate hand cream

    Thick and rich, the cream sinks into skin like magic, soothes and nourishes on contact, and works both short and long term to replenish hands so they look their best.

    goop Beauty GOOPGENES Nourishing Hand Cream
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  2. Citrusy head-to-toe body butter

    This rich, luxurious, clinically proven supercream for body leaves skin ultramoisturized, silky-soft, smooth, firm, and toned.

    goop Beauty GOOPGENES Nourishing Repair Body Butter
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Hair

  1. All-in-one hair miracle

    This silky, lightweight styling cream multitasks as a nourishing mask and conditioner.

    Sangre de Fruta Botanical Hair Elixir
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Balms Nourish Intensively

Balms are super thick but, like oils, melt wonderfully into skin and hair. Apply a thin layer for daily use or a thicker layer for an overnight mask.

Face

  1. Calming

    This soothing blue balm from acupuncturist and aromatherapist Annee de Mamiel cocoons skin in precious botanical extracts, oils, and butters.

    de Mamiel Skin Recovery Blend
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  2. Renewing

    Smooth on this rich, deeply nourishing skin balm both day and night—it’s ultramoisturizing and smells like honey and flowers.

    Monastery Made Attar Floral Concentrate Balm
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Lips

Three rich, cushiony, ultramoisturizing lip balms—one clear, one a translucent garnet, and the other a sheer rose—all full-size, packed into a chic, limited-edition holiday box.

  1. goop Beauty GOOPGENES Clean Nourishing Lip Balm Trio
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Hair

This frizz-fighting multitasking miracle smells like flowers, moisturizes without weight, smooths hair, tames flyaways, and adds shine.

  1. Rahua Smoothing Hair Balm
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7

Sunscreen Makes a Real Difference

Protecting your skin against sun damage has the added benefit of helping prevent moisture loss and preserving collagen. If you’re going without sunscreen, you’re all but guaranteeing drier skin.

Face

This lightweight SPF 30 cream melts into your skin, blocking both UVA and UVB rays with zinc oxide. (And have you ever seen a cuter tube of sunscreen?)

  1. Grown Alchemist Natural Hydrating Sunscreen
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8

Indulge in Masks

The urge to retreat and soothe oneself in a cocoon of calm and hydration is not to be ignored. Flipping open a book or catching up on the latest episode of Insecure while you wait for the moisturizing ingredients to sink in is optional.

Face

  1. Ultimate moisturizing mask

    One of the most soothing, moisturizing, luxurious masks ever.

    Tammy Fender Restorative Radiance Masque
    Tammy Fender Restorative Radiance Masque goop, $195
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  2. The (full) eye mask treatment

    This iconic set includes depuffing, ultrahydrating prebiotic eye sheet masks and the famous twenty-four-karat-gold-plated vibrating T-bar to lift and sculpt.

    Jillian Dempsey Sheet The Sculpt and Smooth Duo
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Hair

  1. Once-a-week shine-inducer

    For shinier, healthier, bouncier hair in ten to fifteen minutes, this super nourishing mask works miracles on dry, damaged, colored, or heat-treated hair.

    Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask
    Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask goop, $44
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9

Treat Skin from the Inside Out

Supercharge your water with ingredients like the vitamins C and E, grape-seed proanthocyanidins, and CoQ10 in GOOPGLOW superpowder (it also tastes amazing, so it encourages the drinking of more water in general). And all goop vitamin protocols include fish oil, which can be super helpful for dry skin.

  1. The water bottle

    A sleek (and sustainable!) upgrade from single-use plastic.

    Larq The LARQ Self-Cleaning Bottle
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  2. Daily vitamins for those forty and over

    This supplement protocol contains herbs, adaptogens, phytonutrients, and vitamins.

    goop Wellness Madame Ovary
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  3. A.M. cocktail for skin

    Drink your way to glowing skin with a power shot of antioxidants and nutrients.2

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Morning Skin Superpowder
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1. Based on an eight-week third-party consumer-perception and clinical study conducted on thirty-three women ages thirty-five to sixty-five.

2. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.