Has the cold, dry weather of winter wreaked havoc on your skin? Step into spring with an updated skincare routine that includes products specifically designed to moisturize and nourish; this is the key to maintaining your glow and erasing the effects of a harsh winter.
Check out these seven superior skincare products for men and women.
This all-purpose moisturizer, otherwise known as Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro Whipped Cream, is seriously a saviour for dry skin! Made up of six African oils as well as plantain extract, this magical product not only brightens skin, but soaks beneath the surface for long-lasting hydration. Though it’s ideal for winter, its light formula makes it suitable for warmer months as well. Fun fact: though most people use Whipped Cream on the face, it is safe to use on any part of your body, so if you have dry elbows or heels, don’t hesitate to dab some on!
Created specifically for men’s skin, Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisturizer for Men is suitable for all skin types and specifically combats dullness and dry skin. It contains soy, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and chestnut extract, which work to restore lipids and hydrate the skin. Rest assured, the formula is non-oily, meaning it will leave no greasy residue behind. As an added bonus, the packaging is also recyclable.
Hydration for three days straight? It really does exist — and it exists in Clinique’s Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator. This gel cream combats dryness, uneven skin tones, dullness, and fine lines by offering a major boost of moisture. How does it do this, you may be wondering? Well, it contains aloe water and hyaluronic acid, which together hydrate and plump the skin. This product can be used on the go or as a nourishing face mask.
Glamglow has a cult following for a reason — it works. And Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment is no exception. This unique product contains the brand’s patented HydraPack and GreenEnergy technologies to “moisturize, restore, replenish, and calm” the skin. The thick, creamy formula smells like coconut and will leave your skin feeling like silk. It can be used as a rinse-off mask or as a sleeping mask if applied before bedtime.
We’re pretty much obsessed with Caudalie’s line of Vinosource products (and it’s not just because we love wine!). Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet is one of the lightest, yet most effective, gel creams on the market. It is made with grape seed, organic grape water, and chamomile, which together work to calm skin, reduce redness, and fight wrinkles, all while offering a much-needed boost of moisture. Apply twice a day in the morning and night.
If you suffer from flaky skin post-wintertime, consider adding an oil to your regimen. You might seem skeptical at first (after all, people typically complain about oily skin), but no product can offer the same hydration as oil. Biossance’s Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil is non-toxic, fragrance-free, and contains vitamin C for added brightening power. All you need is a drop or two massaged into the skin and this will have your face feeling firmer and more nourished in no time.
Clinique for Men’s Maximum Hydrator is just what you need to get you through the changing seasons. This intense moisturizer should be used in both the morning and night and promises to leave skin firm and hydrated. The unique formula absorbs fast and is the perfect final step in any on-the-go man’s skincare routine.