Wakaya, a potent organic Fijian ginger powder is a restorative facial scrub. (wakayaperfection.com / January 22, 2013)

Chapped lips, flyaway hair, dry skin, cracked elbows — Southern California winters may be mild, but they still cause beauty problems.

"Independent of where you live, your skincare regimen needs to change with the seasons," says Dr. Ava Shamban, a dermatologist and author of "Heal Your Skin," a book that lays out regimens for improving complexions.

"The most common complaint people have about their skincare in the winter is that it's no longer doing its job," she says.

Beauty products: An article in the Jan. 27 Image section about beauty products for winter said that Wakaya Perfection can be combined with other ingredients to become a facial scrub. The combination becomes a body scrub. —

Experts say that just as the contents of a wardrobe shift to accommodate the change in weather, so should what's on the bathroom shelf. Making it easier, many beauty lines have unveiled specific seasonal products — lipid-rich creams, hydrating serums and nourishing lip salves.

Some of the new products serve multiple purposes. Garnier's Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil ($5.99) works on hair, face and body, using fruit oils to soften dry skin and take care of frizzy hair. LeAine Dehmer Clinical Skin Care's 14-Day Recovery Balme ($125 to $395) has ginseng and lotus for lips, hands, elbows and cuticles. Derma E's Skin Cracked Skin Relief Creme, $13.50, contains bay leaf oil, clove, arnica and aloe vera for allover use.

Here are some other products designed to perk up winter-weary looks.


For an instant lift to flat hair, try got2b Powder'ful's volumizing styling powder ($5.99).

Fight frizz with Rusk Designer Collection's W8Less Multi 12-in-1 Miracle Leave-In Treatment ($4.95 to $14).

Verb Ghost Oil uses argan and moringa oils to prevent breakage ($14).

Black cumin seeds and soy amino acids in glo-essentials' Moisture Enhance Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner lock in moisture ($25 to $27).

Nexxus Hydra-Light's new range of products moisturize hair without silicones ($9.99 to $14.99).

Volume from Brazilian Blowout is a four-product collection that plumps and conditions flyaway hair ($28 to $38).

Modena Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner from Borghese has vitamin B5 and aloe to add life to winter-worn tresses ($13).


Tata Harper's new Lip Treatments contain lavender, comfrey and acai oil to keep lips nourished ($24 to $28).

First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Lip Therapy has colloidal oatmeal and antioxidants to nourish, moisturize and protect ($12).