Keeping our skin hydrated during the winter season is one of the biggest challenges for many people! Lord knows I’ve struggled to find the hydrating skincare products that truly work for my skin.
Living in Canada is great but when winter knocks on our door, we know we’re in for harsh, cold, and dry times! Not only is it dry outside, but also inside because of central heating.
This is why my skin (and hair) tends to lose all the moisture, making it crucial to implement really hydrating products to my skincare routine.
So, here I am today letting you in on my top 5 hydrating skincare products!
The Hyaluronic Acid Serum by The Ordinary offers an oil-free treatment that penetrates deep into skin layers, offering pure hydration.
The main ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid, is a substance naturally produced by our body with the ability to attract and hold moisture in skin cells – one gram of this bad boy can hold up to six liters of water.
However, as we get older, its production slows down considerably. Because of this, adding a serum with HA adds moisture and hydration to your skin. Also, the addition of vitamin B enhances surface hydration.
This product has a gel-like consistency that makes everything else you put on top glide very nicely. I tend to use this product 3 to 4 times a week – you can definitely feel the difference in your skin in a short period of time.
The Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum is one of the best products that The Ordinary brand has to offer!
This function of this product is purely to even out the texture of your skin. It acts as a chemical exfoliator by removing dead skin cells and leaving your skin soft and plump right after your first use.
Why use niacinamide and zinc as a combination?
The niacinamide helps improve the general health of your skin by increasing moisture retention. On the other hand, zinc heals damaged skin by increasing the production of collagen and elastin. These are known as two of the most efficient blemish-battling ingredients for skincare products. If you ask me, they sound like the perfect combo!
Because this gel-like serum is so effective at what it does right from the start, I only use it when it’s needed during my night skincare routine – around once to twice a week. If you suffer from noticeable skin texture, this product is perfect for you – whether you have a normal, combo, or dry skin type. Also, it’s affordable – so, best of both worlds!
This has to be one of the most unique toning product I’ve ever used! The name is so fitting because it truly has a soothing milky consistency and feels more nourishing than anything. It’s the perfect toner for dry skin.
In the morning, I normally don’t cleanse my skin with a traditional cleanser. Instead, I like to use a toner or an essence. In this case, I use the Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner by Kiehls.
What I like about this particular toner is that it has a dual action: it not only removes the excess oils off your skin but also exfoliates in the gentlest way possible. With the combination of Lipo-Hydroxy Acid and 23% of Emollients, Kiehl’s toner can target dead skin cells while re-establishing your skin’s moisture levels.
And, as toners should, this product leaves your pores looking smaller and cleaner while also leaving your skin feeling super fresh!
The Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask by Fresh Beauty is my BEST FRIEND during winter!
I absolutely adore it because it actually works.
Fresh Beauty’s sleeping mask gives you plump, smooth skin after one use! It has two separate products that need to be layered in order to get the ultimate hydration overnight. At times I simply use it as an intense hydrating moisturizer on days that my skin is extremely dry.
As a sleeping mask in the morning, you’ll wake up with the most hydrated, supple, and luscious skin that will feel absolutely soft and nourished.
If you suffer from very dry skin, this product is your best bet! You can use it every day and in no time, your skin will look more rejuvenated and ALIVE. Best of all? You can leave it on during the whole night and you don’t have to wash it off straight away.
BIOSSANCE – Squalane + Omega Repair Cream
The Squalane + Omega Repair Cream by Biossance has a nice, creamy texture to plump and smooth your skin complexion. Although this cream has a thick consistency, it really feels like such a nourishing product for my skin.
The ingredients include squalene – which acts as a seal to the moisture – and omega fatty acids – which calms and replenishes your skin.
This cream is one of those products that leaveS your skin feeling like it got the nourishment that it needs without leaving it dry and tight.