These hydrating formulas and quality ingredients will help you transition your skin care routine into the cold season
With the days getting chillier, it’s time to upgrade to extra-nourishing products that will help combat dryness, itchiness, and retain your natural glow. From serums to moisturizers and oils, we’ve gathered some of our favourites so that you can take on the fall/winter season with your healthiest face forward.
1. Hinokii Body Oil by Tatcha
Our entire body needs a bit of extra attention through the cold season, since we are much more prone to irritation, redness and dryness. This indulgent body oil by Tatcha works to lock in moisture, and features a therapeutic blend of calming ingredients like hinoki, cedar and hiba, which are known to reduce stress and elevate your mood. Gently massage all over and use daily for best results.
2. Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops by Glow Recipe
Glow Recipe’s products have become a cult favourite for delivering super-plump, radiant skin—and here's another one to add to the list. Made with vitamin-packed watermelon, powerful antioxidant niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, these dew drops brighten, reduce dark spots and give your skin a radiant appearance. Extra brownie points for it being non-greasy, lightweight and cruelty-free.
3. Peaches ’n Clean Meltaway Cleansing Balm by Farmacy
One of the most crucial parts of your skin care routine is making sure you are properly removing all of your products and makeup at the end of the day. In comes this fabulous Meltaway Cleansing Balm by Farmacy, infused with peach kernel oil, papaya extract, sunflower and ginger root oil—which will lift away impurities without stripping your face’s natural moisture. Scoop up product and massage gently into the skin, then rinse with water. You’ll be peachy clean in no time.
4. Hydrating Serum by First Aid Beauty
We've got nothing but good things to say about this one. First Aid Beauty’s new Hydrating Serum is lightweight, safe for sensitive skin, and keeps your face both dewy and healthy all day long. We also love that it doesn’t clog pores and layers seamlessly with other products and makeup. Featured ingredients include hyaluronic acid, squalane and colloidal oatmeal—plus it’s alcohol- and cruelty-free, vegan and has no added fragrances.
5. Premier Cru Anti Aging Cream Moisturizer by Caudalíe
Caudalíe’s top-rated rich moisturizer has plenty of benefits, including reducing deep wrinkles, firming skin, boosting hydration, improving elasticity and more. It’s packed with natural goodness—featuring everything from hyaluronic acid to 100 percent organic tightening sugars as well as a patented technology that was created following 10 years of research with Harvard University.
6. Moon Dew Eye Cream by Herbivore
The skin around our eyes is one of the most delicate areas of our face, so it’s extremely important to give it a bit more TLC, especially since dryness and irritation can flare up on chilly days. One of our favourites is Herbivore’s new Moon Dew eye cream that features plant peptides and bakuchiol, a natural retinol alternative. In just a few days, this silky formula will hydrate, tighten and smooth the eye area. Not to mention, it acts as a great base before applying makeup, which is always a plus point.
7. Squalane and Retinol Night Serum by Biossance
Hit the pillows while this night serum by Biossance does all the work. Featuring retinol and retinal*, this formula combats fine lines, wrinkles and improves texture without causing irritation or dryness. Other ingredients such as squalane, vitamin E, saffron and rosemary help to hydrate and calm the skin.
*Please note that retinoids are not recommended for those pregnant or nursing. If you have specific skin concerns, consult a physician before using.
8. Diem Vitamin C Water Cream by Antipodes
Antipodes is a certified organic skincare brand from New Zealand that uses only the finest ingredients to give real results. If you’re looking to combat pigmentation and brighten your overall skin tone, then this Vitamin C Water Cream is our top pick. Hyaluronic acid, peptides, and bakuchiol work together to give you a plumped, refreshed appearance.
9. Energizing Gel Cream by Origins
Here’s a great new advanced formula from Origins to use on the daily. This gel cream is packed with ingredients such as ginseng, caffeine, vitamin C and niacinamide that will give your skin a boost of energy and deliver a natural glow. Apply the moisturizer onto your face both day and night—either on clean skin or after using your serum.
10. Resurrection Girl Mask by Pai
An ultra-hydrating face mask is an absolute must during the colder months. Pai Skincare’s top-rated product features resurrection plant, hyaluronic acid and blue tansy oil, which is rich in antioxidants. This soothing blue gel is fast-working and delivers moisturizing results in just 10 minutes. It’s also certified organic and safe for sensitive skin.