The holidays are far behind us, but there’s still a long winter ahead and plenty of bone-chilling temperature days to wreak havoc on our skin. Need a winter skin refresh? Everyone does! Save your skin with these all-star products which are designed to soothe, nourish and lock moisture in—no matter how frigid things get outside!
L’Occitane Shea Butter Soothing Fluid – This ultra-lightweight, silky moisturizer contains calming, anti-inflammatory ingredients like rose hip and calendula plus 5% shea butter to soothe, hydrate and protect dry, sensitive skin. And to ensure you get nothing but a pure, clean formula with each pump, this fluid is housed in a special anti-contanimation dispenser to prevent bacteria from entering.
bareMinerals SkinLongevity Vital Power Infusion – With bareMinerals’s patented Long Life Herb Extract at its core, this lightweight serum essence nourishes your skin with essential minerals while reducing the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin texture to make your complexion look radiant and healthy! Just a few drops is all you need for ridiculously glowing skin!
Clinique Smart Treatment Oil – If you have been hesitant about incorporating a facial oil into your routine, this is the one you need to try. Unlike traditional oils, the luxe fragrance-free formula is truly non-greasy, but is packed with a triple antioxidant blend and soothing plant extracts & oils like cranberry seed oil, clary extract and vitamin E, that defend your skin from moisture loss and free-radical damage. It takes just two to three drops to soothe dry, sensitive skin. You can also mix a drop or two of this light, smoothing oil to your moisturizer or foundation to keep your winter-ravaged skin healthy & glowing!
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm – The perfect antidote to dry, winter skin! This rich and creamy balm is formulated with a high level of Glycerin and Edelweiss flower extract (known to thrive in the high altitudes of the Swiss Alps) to wrap your skin in the ultimate hydration blanket. Ultra Facial Balm melts onto skin instantly to gently comfort dry, dehydrated skin with intense nourishment. It’s formulated and tested to moisturize dry to very dry skin in even the driest climates.
Drunk Elephant Lippe – If you want to pamper your pout as much as your face, you’ve got to try this incredibly rich & hydrating lip balm! Spiked with an exotic blend of avocado, marula, cranberry, and coconut oils along with shea butter, peptides and antioxidants vitamins C and E, the nourishing formula softens, heals and drenches your parched lips in moisture. Apply a thin layer of this before putting on your favorite matte lipstick to protect your pucker from its drying effects!
PCA Skin Intensive Brightening Treatment 0.5% Pure Retinol Night – Let summer live through your memories, not on your skin! Get rid of sun damage with this powerful retinol treatment that specifically targets discoloration. It delivers 0.5% pure retinol, niacinamide (4.4%) and hexylresorcinol (1.1%) deep into the skin through a patented OmniSome delivery system and maximizes the benefits of resveratrol to minimize redness and yellowing of the skin. The result is overall brighter, even skin tone with less visible discolorations.
L’Occitane Divine Cream Mask – This mask is like a deep conditioning treatment for your skin! You can use overnight once per week or every night for a week as an intensive treatment to nourish and revitalize dull, dehydrated skin (or before big events like weddings!) Every jar comes with a 24-karat gold plated applicator with massaging nubs to boost microcirculation and skin breathing while you sleep. And the heavenly, soft floral fragrance really makes it smell divine!
Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask – This decadent complexion polisher deeply cleanses and smooths to instantly reveal a glowing complexion. The exfoliating sugar crystals and pomegranate seeds polish away dead, dull skin cells, while honey, rose hips and pumpkin extract leave skin soft, supple and positively radiant! Bonus : The sweet botanical blend smells like fresh orange juice to energize your senses!
Le Couvent des Minimes 3-in-1 Micellar Water – Micellar waters are made up of microscopic oil molecules that dissolve through the heaviest of makeup, dirt and grime without stripping your complexion like soapy cleansers. Le Couvent’s version not only removes makeup gently but also takes things two steps further with cornflower water to tone & refresh and mallow extract to moisturize and soften, leaving skin clean, soft and soothed! Formulated to meet the needs of all skin types, even sensitive, it is gentle enough for even babies delicate skin! The Le Couvent skincare range is also available at Ulta stores.
Do you have any winter skincare favorites? I would love to know all about your picks. Sound off in the comments below!