In Canada, winter gets excruciating, from extreme cold to polar-vortex cold. The skin is the first that’s attacked under such circumstances. Thanks a lot, Mother Nature. Cracked skin and loss of hydration is almost inevitable. So here are some tried-and-tested products that might just stop you from turning into Frankenstein.
One of my favorite winter skincare products is the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa, $44.95. As someone with extremely dry skin, this one is a miracle worker. It’s a moisturizing sleep mask. In the morning, the skin feels super soft, smooth and supple. This is a winter essential.
Bio-Oil’s new Dry Skin Gel is a gel that literally gives you your old skin back after applying. Whether you have dry or super dry skin, apply this on your body for a sheen glow, while also hydrating the skin.
For dehydrated skin, Elizabeth Grant’s Caviar Cellular Recharge Serum, $160, works best. As the name suggests, the caviar extract helps strengthen and improve moisture of the skin. It also targets heavy lines and wrinkles. The serum is super hydrating and yet very light.
Skeyndor’s MyMask Dark Charcoal Purifying mask is made with active charcoal, volcanic sand from Iceland and thermal water from the south of France. It’s like a heap of moisture on your skin for five minutes of nature’s finest. Pores are gently cleansed and you see a definite glow.
Céla Essential Face Moisturizer, $78, is a lightweight gel creme texture that keeps your skin hydrated and works throughout the year. It has Canadian botanical ingredients that works like a charm, keeping skin soft and supple.
Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, $89, truly gives a super radiant glow and helps to correct dark spots. You get that instant celebrity fresh-faced glow. A perfect winter serum that’s quite essential in their Caudalie facials at the spa.
The new Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour, $150, is a perfect treatment for problem skin. The mask refines skin tone, immediately gives a radiant glow and tackles pigmentations while unclogging pores. If you are not familiar with the brand, let me tell you that this is a luxury skincare item that is truly worth every dollar. The products are powered by a potent blend of Hungary’s mineral-rich healing waters.
The new Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Moisturizing Creme, $50, is a rich, hydrating face moisturizer with vitamins C and E and nourishing oils to give a super hydration treatment. If you have oily/combination skin, they even have the new Counter Balance Mattifying Moisture Crème, $48, which is an oil absorbing option to hydrate while mattifying skin.
The new Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance, $69, is a load of rich moisture that drenches the skin in softness, keeping it fully hydrated and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Smooth, matte and shine-free, the new Olay Total Effects Whip Moisturizer, $30, is fragrance-free, light as air and moisturizes without the sticky residue. The SPF 25 product is loaded with Olay’s 7 benefits and works as a great primer for a beautiful glow.