While there are certain things we love about colder weather, like hot drinks, fireplaces, and being able to wear tons of cosy layers, we always dread winter for one specific reason: It transforms our usually hydrated, bright-looking complexion into one far duller and drier. More often than not, our skin-care routines need a few adjustments – namely swapping out our summer go-to’s with options that are a little richer in hydration to fend off the drier air.
If you’re currently committed to serum and moisturiser, be warned: Our picks for best fall-winter humectants will most definitely tempt you to try something new. Don’t feel guilty, though. With these instant classics, it’s understandable to want in on formulas that promise all-day hydration, a noticeable glow, and clam complexion. Read on to shop six perfect-for-winter products that’ll give your skin a bursting dose of hydration. They brighten, nourish, soothe, plump, and hydrate better than any of the other options in the market, and we have the dewy skin to prove it.
Calling out folks with dry, thirsty-ass skin: You are legit going to fall in love with this sleeping mask. It’s packed with skin-refining ingredients and heavy-duty hydrators such as hyaluronic acid, green algae and seaweed extracts that will give your skin a hard hit of hydration. This innovative formula with water Bank Technology is like a tall drink of water for parched AF skin and will give you plump, hydrated skin while you snooze.
This thirst-quenching hyaluronic acid serum makes it to our list of favourites. It’s light on the ingredient list and our wallets but super heavy in the hydration department. Plus, if you’re on the oilier side, or just hate the feel of heavy products on your skin, you’ll love how quickly this feathery light serum will sink in. And the results just keep getting better and better; expect to see dewy-looking skin in 4 weeks.
This supercharged concentrate is excessively glowy thanks to skin-loving ingredients such as vitamin C and E. This moisturiser is like a generous hug for your face and can brighten even the dullest complexions. This hydrating treatment is an instant thirst quencher for parched skin. The best bits? It also fights the signs of ageing and will give your skin a subtle iridescent glow.
For a luxurious water-gel moisturiser, Elf has got you covered. The formula provides rich hydration for dry weather courtesy squalene and vitamin E, as well as glow-inducing niacinamide. The immediate surge of moisture creates an instant plumping effect, illuminating your skin and absorbing quickly for an otherworldly glow.
The name may sound counterintuitive, but the cooling effect this serum has on the skin is heavenly, especially if you have been outside in the wind and your skin feels irritated. It contains hyaluronic acid ( are you sensing a pattern?) to hydrate skin while soothing it. It can be used morning, night, or both!
If you’re familiar with Korean skincare, you’re likely to have crossed paths with snail-based face care that promises to tackle wide-ranging skin woes. From improving skin’s texture to giving a hefty dose of hydration and brightening the skin- this cult-favourite face gel contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to do it all. It also helps boost collagen production to leave skin plumped, glowy, and youthful.
We rave about this moisturiser – it’s the one every dermatologist continually tells her to use, It’s super light and airy, kind of like a mix between a gel and a cloud cream and it is infused with hyaluronic acid, making it one of the best antioxidant moisturisers to get the glow-up of your dreams. This pulls moisture from the air into your skin giving you a plumper, softer, dewier face and it tackles signs of ageing, too.
Get, set, glow!
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