It’s kind of crazy how our skin reacts to the weather. In the summer, most people notice an increase in oil production thanks to the heat and humidity, while people notice a lack of hydration in the winter. How can that be? Well, thanks to cold air, the hydration in your skin evaporates at a quicker rate, causing your skin to feel dry and tight. This tends to be the most noticeable on your hands and face, especially for those who already have normal to dry skin.
Some people think they can just hydrate more than usual and slather themselves in body moisturizer, but sometimes that just doesn’t cut it. If you’ve found yourself struggling to help your dehydrated skin, don’t fret! We’ve put together a list of the Top 5 hydrating skin products that will help you this winter. This includes ultra cooling creams, a face mask, night cream and even a treatment oil that can be used alone or added to any moisturizer for an extra boost of hydration. Try any of these products, or combine a few of them into your skincare routine, and you’ll see a difference in no time!
5.) Peter Thomas Roth, Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream
It can be difficult for brands to create a face cream that is different than everything else on the market, but Peter Thomas Roth have done something truly unique with their Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream. This cream is so extremely light weight as it transforms to water as soon as it hits the skin. It’s ultra cooling and calming, giving you an immediate burst of hydration. This is all thanks to its unique formula which contains ceramides and a concentrated 30 percent hyaluronic acid that will not only replenish the skin, but will also make it appear more youthful, supple and smooth.
Want an additional boost of hydration? Try the Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum as well, which contains an intense, 75 percent hyaluronic acid complex. These products are great for any skin type, including oily skin, as they naturally increase hydration rather than adding excess oil.
4.) belif, The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
Over the last few years, belif has become a popular brand among the beauty community. The company is inspired by apothecary techniques, meaning each product is formulated with the purest of ingredients. Their True Cream Moisturizing Bomb is no exception, as it’s free of mineral oil, synthetic preservatives, dyes, fragrances and animal-based ingredients. On top of that, it’s an incredible moisturizer. Its fun name comes from the cushiony cream formula that feels like a mini explosion of moisture when it touches skin.
Did we mention that there’s no trace of stickiness with this product either? It’s absorbed within seconds and provides an impressive 26 hours of moisture.
3.) First Aid Beauty, Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask
When your skin needs a little extra help, it’s always a good idea to throw a mask into your routine. For a quick fix, try First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask. The brand, which has multiple Allure Best of Beauty award winning products, is ideal for any skin type, including those with even the most sensitive skin. The Instant Oatmeal Mask has a blend of protective oats and antioxidants that rejuvenates dehydrated skin in just 10 minutes!
We also have to recommend First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream, an intense hydration cream that can be used all over, especially on dry and cracked skin. This product is great for anyone and everyone, including children and babies, and will never leave the skin feeling greasy.
2.) Benefit Cosmetics, Total Moisture Facial Cream
Most people probably didn’t even know that Benefit Cosmetics has their own skincare line, but they do and it’s wonderful. The collection, known as the B.Right line, provides hydration while giving a radiant and refreshed look to the skin. It also has a soft cucumber scent that is refreshing and calming. With everything from face wash and toner to eye cream and moisturizer, Benefit’s skincare line has everything you need.
Our suggestion for dehydrated skin this winter? Their Total Moisture Facial Cream. The formula is a bit thick, making it best for use at night when your skin can absorb it the most. You’ll wake up with glowy and hydrated skin, ready to fight the dry winter air.
1.) Clarins, Santal Face Treatment Oil
For some reason, face oils tend to have a bad reputation. People are afraid that it will leave them feeling greasy, and so rather than giving it a shot, they avoid them altogether. Take our suggestion: Give them a try. For those with normal to dry skin, Clarins’ Santal Face Treatment Oil is your new best friend. This incredible oil has rave reviews with five stars across the board on Sephora, Macy’s, Ulta and Amazon. Originally developed for the spa, the Santal Face Treatment Oil contains 100 percent pure plant extracts of sandalwood, cardamom and lavender, giving you an at-home luxurious and relaxing experience.
Not only does this product hydrate, it also reduces redness and calms the skin. The best part? You can add a few drops in your moisturizer or night cream for extra relief!
Which of these products do you want to try this winter? Let us know in the comments!