Nothing says “winter is here” like dull, dreary, washed-out skin. Just as we adapt to icy temperatures with fuzzy sweaters and warm boots, you can take your dry winter skin from scaly to supple with a little exfoliation and skin-loving ingredients. Here are 10 cold weather skincare warriors that will keep you hydrated & glowing throughout the most frigid weather!
Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream – Enhanced with a megadose of ceramides (the lipid molecules lacking in dry skin), this lightweight cream hydrates the skin barrier from within, preventing dry, rough/flaky skin problems. In addition, a special blend of skin-repairing ingredients like folic acid prevent cell DNA damage and protect from pollution, UV exposure, and irritation.
Nordic Beauty Youth Collagen Peptide Cream – This is a super hydrating, anti-aging cream infused with marine collagen peptides from Norway, organic lingonberry extract, and organic iris stem cells. Ideal for winter months, this face cream effectively moisturizes and softens while helping reverse the signs of aging. The lightweight, fast-absorbing formula is suitable for all skin types and ages.
Stemology Cell Renew Hand and Nail Crème Complete – If your hands look & feel beaten up and need some extra TLC, this all-natural hand cream is the perfect pick! Not only does it provide intense hydration but also helps fade sunspots/discoloration on the hands with botanical ingredient melavoid along with a blend of vitamin C; pumpkin, papaya and pomegranate enzymes; white tea extract, aspen bark powder; hyaluronic acid, and soothing calendula, lavender and chamomile.
Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – SPF is just as essential in winter to protect your skin from the damaging (i.e. aging) UVA/UVB rays. This daytime moisturizer with broad-spectrum sunscreen actives helps shield skin from sun damage while antioxidants neutralize free radicals. The formula also contains ectoin, phospholipids and a patented Skin Repair System that renews skin’s moisture barrier while improving skin’s firmness and elasticity.
Pür Minerals Wine Exfoliating Mask – This hydrating mask gently buffs away rough, dull skin with natural peach stones (seeds) while simultaneously fighting the signs of premature aging with red wine antioxidants. It contains Vitisin, Resveratrox and Lactic Acid that work together to unveil a visibly youthful glow and brighten the look of dark spots. The formula is paraben-free and gluten-free.
Teadora Nourishing Body Polish – Exfoliating is essential to survival in the freezing-cold winters. Get rid of dead, dry skin with this nourishing body polish packed with natural antioxidant & vitamin-rich, sustainably harvested ingredients from the Amazon rainforest like Buriti, Babassu, Brazil Nut, Rose Hip Seed, and Maracujá oils, plus potent exfoliants such as Açaí Seeds and Amazonian Clay. It’s available in two 100% natural fragrances, Rainforest at Dusk and Rainforest at Dawn.
Marula Facial Lotion – This omega-rich facial lotion features a pure base of marula oil and aloe vera, with no added water that dilutes the active ingredients. It’s also infused with two active plant stem cells and Glycan technology, which thoroughly hydrates and promotes collagen production for a smoother, more radiant complexion. Thanks to its high levels of antioxidants, Marula Oil helps protect skin against free radicals – yet it absorbs instantly and leaves skin looking beautifully matte, never greasy.
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunblock Lip Care SPF 25 – Lips always seem to suffer the most during winter. This is an ultra-hydrating, natural lip balm that also offers sun protection with broad-spectrum sunscreen ingredients. A long time favorite of mine, it combines Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Oils to keep lips moisturized and protected from the elements. And its affordable price tag makes this an all-out beauty bargain!
EO Organic Body Serum Revitalizing – We often focus on our exposed hands and face, but don’t forget to keep your whole body moisturized! Made from organic plant oils including virgin coconut oil, jojoba, argan and avocado oil, this super lightweight, revitalizing body serum creates a protective layer to prevent moisture loss while nourishing and replenishing dry skin. It’s scented with pure orange essential oils and leaves skin touchably soft and smooth.
Lavanila The Healthy Body Butter – While most body butters use synthetic ingredients to mimic scents and create supple textures, this velvety smooth body butter blends 100% pure Shea & Cocoa butters with potent antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. The rich yet non-greasy formula absorbs instantly to keep your skin soft, supple and delicately scented all day. Slather it on immediately after stepping out of the shower, while your skin is still slightly damp, to maximize moisturize retention. Available in 6 deliciously indulgent scents!