10 Products That Will Save Your Skin This Winter
I'm particularly bah-humbug when it comes to winter. I think snow is wet and cold, and heavy coats make me feel claustrophobic. But the thing that makes me dislike the winter season the most? Probably the fact that my winter skin is a complete and total nightmare. It's dry. It's flaking. It's red. I get random zits while my face is flaking off? So, IMO, if there was ever a time to stock up on new skincare products, it's now.
So to help myself (plus, obviously any of you that are suffering from the horrible combo that is dry air, cold temps, and holiday stress), I've rounded up a few of the best winter skincare products out now.
In addition to tackling dehydration, this shopping list conquers aging, acne, and the dullness that inevitably arrives mid-January. Keep scrolling for more on my favorites.
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M-61 Hydraboost HA Serum Pads
We're calling it the perfect serum for traveling. Much like the brand's signature peel pads, these little clothes are packed with a whole lot of power. Each are infused with a hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 formula to plump, firm, and moisturize your skin on the go.
Rodial Collagen Booster Oil
If bumping up your focus on anti-aging is your main winter goal, add a few drops of Rodial's new Collagen Booster Drops into your morning routine, before your serum and moisturizer. The Collagen Complex works to aid your skin cells in renewal, preventing wrinkles and fine lines and promoting a smooth, hydrated surface.
Juice Beauty Signal Peptides Firming Eye Balm
In addition to keeping the skin around your eyes firm and hydrated, this daily eye cream is made with micro minerals to blur fine lines and minimize the dark circles that inevitably live under your eyes by Thursday morning.
Natura Bissé Diamond Cocoon Skin Booster
This new product is basically a shield of armor. It works to balance the levels of micro-organisms on your skin, which helps keep the skin resilient and strong and less hypersensitive. And with an increase of protection, it helps amp up your skin's natural glow, too.
Kopari Coconut Shower Oil
So many body washes leave arms and legs feeling stripped and dry. This coconut oil cleanser washes away dirt and excess oil, but moisturizes in the process, so you walk out of the shower with smooth, soft, hydrated skin. Bonus, it smells like summer.
Shiffa Emerald Clarifying Face Oil
Winter: The absolute perfect time to fight breakouts with, yes, oil. This purifying oil blend uses oils that are rich in linoleic acid, which is known for its acne-fighting properties. If your skin is a little dry, pat this one before your moisturizer, but you can also use it on its own in the place of your daily moisturizer.
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
Sticking with the dry skin-fighting theme, we bring you: Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. Take a dollop of the balm and massage it over your skin to lift off dirt and makeup (you'll be shocked at how it ALL comes off) and gently wipe away with a wash cloth. It's made with a blend of different oils to reduce the appearance of pores, cleanse, hydrate, and soften the skin.
Ahava 24K Gold Mineral Mud Mask
'Tis the season to.... treat yourself. In this luxe mask, you get pore declogging and skin brightening action. The brand's signature Dead Sea mud sucks out the dirt from your pores, while the 24K gold evens out skin tone and leaves behind a healthy glow.
La Mer The Rejuvenating Hand Serum
If you want a skin problem solved, look to a serum. It's the MVP of skincare because its usually packed with actives that directly address an issue. So if you want to fade discoloration and reduce the appearance of aging on your hands, your answer is this new hand serum from La Mer. This silky formula soaks right in and works to make the skin on your hands feel softer and look younger.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Water Gel Face Moisturizer
Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Hydrating Water Gel Face Moisturizer is packed with hyaluronic acid to instantly hydrate and perk up your skin. The gel formula feels light as air, and creates the perfect priming base for applying makeup afterwards. Best part? It's only $16, and you can pretty much find it in any local drugstore.