Winter Beauty Olympics

Megan McIntyre

In honor of my upcoming trip to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games, we thought it would be fun to hold our own Olympic-inspired competition. We sorted through a vast array of cold weather beauty saviors to find our gold, silver and bronze medal product picks in hair, skin and makeup. Check out which products made it to our Winter Beauty Olympics podium.

Hair Care:

  • GOLD: Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Time Renewal Mask
    This intensive mask gets the gold for its ability to provide intensive hair hydration at a wallet-friendly price. It features a vitamin-enriched formula that’s extra creamy, allowing it to penetrate deeper into the hair shaft to help restore moisture.
  • SILVER: Moroccanoil
    This argan oil hair-tamer takes the silver medal for its ability to smooth and control even the most unruly mane. Just a dab of it gives hair flexible texture and glass-like shine.
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Skin Care:

  • GOLD: Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream
    Formulated for skin recovering from dermatological surgeries and treatments like micro-dermabrasion, our skin care gold medalist is a whisper-light gel cream that provides unparalleled protection and relief for super-sensitized skin.
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  • SILVER: Kiehl’s Imperial Body Balm
    This silver medal winner is the perfect antidote to dry, itchy skin. It features buckthorn berry oil and shea butter to soothe while honey and glycolic acids exfoliate flaky skin.
  • BRONZE: Olay Body Wash Plus Body Butter Ribbons
    This bronze medal creamy body wash has dual-stream ribbon technology that contains a cleansing agent and a moisturizing agent to hydrate skin while you wash.


  • GOLD: Revlon PhotoReady Makeup
    This complexion perfecter takes home the gold thanks to its incredibly smooth and blendable formula that erases blemishes and imperfections, leaving your skin looking flawless and glowing.
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  • SILVER: Nars Orgasm Illuminator
    This sheer peachy cream can make any skin tone look lit from within. It’s on the fast track to becoming as popular as their best-seller Orgasm blush and is our silver medal pick.
  • BRONZE: Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
    This tinted version of the brand’s cult-classic Sugar Lip Treatment gives even the most parched lips a soft, supple texture and imparts a totally wearable, gorgeous rose tint.

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