As the weather slowly transitions into colder temperatures, those of us with dry skin are always desperately looking for products that will both remedy and prevent extreme dryness that comes with varying forms of elemental exposure. Here’s a list of ten products we have been trying for you to indulge in to make sure that your skin is prepped and primed for chillier times.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Serum
Don’t be fooled by the “Acid” in its name, Hyaluronic Acid is naturally found in our bodies. It is responsible for providing our skin with moisture through water retention. This serum combines Vitamin B5 that provides an intensive form of hydration. This highly popular serum can be purchased for $6.80 USD from their company, or at most beauty retailers such as Sephora or Ulta.
La Roche-Posay Cleansing Water
The French Pharmacy Brand La Roche-Posay, offers a long list of beloved favorites within Skincare circles. Their Cleansing Water offers a light solution to removing makeup, toning, or to use as the first step for those of us who may double cleanse. It is well suited for dry and sensitive skin that isn’t too stripping or harsh. The micellar water can be found at Ulta for $15.99 USD, pair it with eco friendly cotton pads for a soft and soothing match in heaven.
COSRX Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask
COSRX is one of the reigning producers of K-beauty products. Their overnight mask is a 3-in-1 threat that can be applied at night to be washed off in the morning, as a morning cream, or as a wash off mask. When used with a humidifier it provides a visible dewiness in the morning that remains well after you’ve finished your morning routine. The product can be found on the brand’s website retailing for $18.00 USD.
Aquaphor Immediate Relief Lip Repair Balm
Aquaphor has an incredible range of intensive repair skincare products that can be found at most local stores where Beauty & Bath products are sold. Their Lip Repair Balm is a fragrance and paraben free option for moisturizing lips that prevents cracking. As an avid lip balm user throughout the day, this balm lasts for ample time and is sold in convenient packages of two. If there isn’t an in person retailer near you, you can pick yours up online at Target for $6.99 USD.
Glossier Invisible Shield Sunscreen
Sunscreen remains an important step in the skincare routine even in colder seasons. Glossier’s Invisible Shield sunscreen is one of the best sunscreen options available on the market, and can be purchased online for $25.00 USD. The sunscreen is truly sheer and doesn’t leave a white cast, making it a well suitable fit for deeper complexions.
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
The Dermatologist trusted brand CeraVe has developed an extensive range of products to address a paralleling varied list of skin concerns. The Hydrating Facial Cleanser is meant to target dryness, as well as improving the skin’s barrier to prevent future drying and tightness. The Hydrating Cleanser can be found at Ulta for $13.49 USD.
Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
This lightweight toner purchasable at Sephora for $33.00 USD, is a convenient option that offers two steps in one, and as someone whose skin dryness worsens from more abrasive toners like Witch Hazel. Through personal experience, it easily layers as well which is important if your routine includes multiple steps, and there’s a worry about product pilling on the face.
Kiehls Lip Balm #1
Kiehl’s Lip Balm is a new pocket fave. It is formulated with Squalane for deep hydration, and doesn’t leave your skin feeling heavily coated by the product. It is a bit of a splurge for a Lip Balm, but worth it for how well it prevents chapped lips! Sephora carries this rich balm online, and in stores retailing for $10.00 USD.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing is this list’s final option to combat dryness. It creates a thick enough barrier to retain moisture throughout the day, with little need for reapplying. The standard 4.2 oz version can be found at Sephora for $29.50 USD, or if you are not ready to commit so heavily, there is a 0.5 oz tube also available for $5.50 USD.
COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream
COSRX does it again, but this time with their Hyaluronic Acid Cream. It is a cream that leaves the skin visibly moisturized and physically soft once it fully absorbs. It is thicker than your average moisturizer but not to the point of being too difficult to use. This product can also be found again, on their website retailing for $24.00 USD.