As the winter months are in full swing and the air is getting colder by the hour, our skin begs to be rescued from the brisk, dry air. To help you put your best face forward during these highly unpleasant months, we’ve tested countless products and rounded up our favorites.
Read on to see what made the cut.
LIERAC Paris Micro-Abrasion, $38. Before you start your new moisturizing regimens, start with an exfoliating smoothing cream like Micro-Abrasion from LIERAC Paris. This cream contain aluminum oxide crystals that works to clean away dead skin cells an aid in the production of new ones. Use once or twice a week and follow with a moisturizer or moisturizing cream for optimal results. beauty
NP Set Body Polish, $13.99. Exfoliation isn’t just for the face. Don’t neglect the rest of your body! This invigorating scrub uses walnut shell to gently clean away dead cells and has Aloe Vera to moisturize. Your skin will be left radiant and glowing – from head to toe.
Alba Botanica Rainforest Cupuacu Deep Hydration Body Wash, $9.99. Perfect for post-exfoliation, this body wash is gentle and moisturizing and features a nutrient-dense blend of Rainforest ingredients including emollient-rich Cupuacu Butter for soft and smooth skin. drugstore
LIERAC Paris Diopticreme Intensive Eye Cream, $34. Our eyes are often left out of moisturizing regimens, so bring them back to life with this intense wrinkle-repair eye cream. Featuring active ingredients like extracts of alchemilla, ivy and horsetail to restore skin elasticity and calendula to soften skin, Diopticreme is hydrating and smoothing. Beauty
FACE Stockholm Healing Hands, $22. No matter how hard we try, the winter always takes a toll on our hands. The indoor heat, the outside cold, the wind and the gloves are certainly no help. Shea Butter combines with the scent of Verbena to create a rich, nourishing formula that will lock in moisture and make it a little easier to overcome winter’s challenges.
FACE Stockholm Advanced Hydration Vitamin Cream, $48. After washing off the day, our skin is often left feeling thirsty and dehydrated. FACE Stockholm’s Advanced Hydration Vitamin Cream is revitalizing and helps the harsh effects of the elements we face each day. With vitamins like Vitamin A and B, Aloe Shea Butter, Grape Seed Oil and Lavender, the cream is soothing, moisturizing and is the perfect option for a night cream to use before bedtime.
FACE Stockholm Lip Treatments, $22. The winter air is no friend to a girl’s lips. FACE Stockholm has a wide selection of treatments to treat your every need. Essentials include the Exfoliator that has tiny pumice grains that gently removes dry skin and the Vitamin E, which nourishes and protects dry, chapped lips.
LIERAC Paris Hydra-Chrono Anti Aging Hydration, $50. For those really harsh, cold days when the wind gets the better of you, an intense cream like Hydra-Chrono is sure to do the trick. The cream features the highly concentrated aqua-pump technology that is based on the combination of two active ingredients: red micro-algae that works to help restore the skin deep down and TMG (a natural amino acid) that helps the skin to trap moisture at the source. beauty
CND Almond Soothing Crème, $15.50. One essential to always have at your desk is a good hand cream. CND’s Almond Soothing Crème is rich and helps protect dry, parched skin. The cream features Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Rice Bran Oil and Sweet Almond oil that help to soften, condition and moisturize.
PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics Lip Balms, $8. One can never have enough lip balms and these balms are for a good cause! All profits, after taxes, are used to support women’s health advocacy and human rights issues. Available in spearmint flavored Eco-Sensual, Chocolate Dream, raspberry flavored Super Fruit and rose flavored Perfect As Is, the 70%+ organic balms are the perfect treat.
Jemma Kidd Mannequin Skin Perfector Kit, $22. Winter sending your skin in a flurry? Jemma Kidd’s Mannequin Skin Perfector is a quad of skin savers: green color corrector for diminishing redness and neutralizing skin tone, eye and lip primer to prep skin for makeup application, radiance crème for glowing skin and apricot corrector to lighten dark pigmentation and brighten dark circles. Perfect for on the go, this kit will give winter a run for its money!
Pixi Illuminating Tint and Conceal Makeup, $30. A tinted moisturizer can be a girl’s best friend in harsh winter conditions. This multi-tasking tinted beauty booster brightens tired and dull skin and is the perfect item to layer under foundation to prevent skin from drying out over the course of the day. It’s oil-free, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic making it suitable for the most sensitive skin.
NP Set Rewind and Replenish Serum, $29. Another great tool to keep your skin hydrated is a good serum, like the Rewind and Replenish Facial Serum from NP Set. With a blend of all-natural ingredients like rare flowers and hyssop extract, this serum can be used day and night and is weightless so it won’t clog your pores. The formula is revitalizing and helps prevent the visible signs of aging.
– CAMILLA DANPOUR