With temps swinging from frigid to practically balmy these days, you might notice that your skin isn’t too happy. Changes in the weather combined with radiator heat can lead to intense dryness, because your skin can’t figure out what to do with itself. But don’t worry — we chatted with Philly’s top skin experts to get their tops picks for winter moisturizers, from organic oils to luxe creams. (And yes, you should change up your skincare based on the seasons in case you don’t already.) These winter moisturizers will have your skin looking glow-y and hydrated in no time at all.
“This cream is formulated for all skin types, however it is geared toward skin types that need defense against harsh, cold weather conditions that may contribute to tight, dry skin. The innovative cold protect shield and chicory root extract provide the skin’s barrier function a helping hand while compensating for dullness and minimal sun exposure by restoring smooth, fresh, and supple skin. This cream is also excellent for sensitive skin that is easily irritated by environmental influences. Think La Mer and all the wonderful benefits, but for $85.”
“This moisturizer contains a lipid complex that mimics your own to help restore the integrity of your epidermis. It also contains beeswax, DNA and RNA from salmon, which aids in wrinkle reduction and premature aging. It heals and repairs skin from even the most extreme weather conditions. (It can even be used on sunburns!) A little goes a long away. It can be used on your lips and dry patches as well. Oh, and it smells wonderful!”
“I love this serum, a liquid emerald jewel, containing chamomile, black cumin seed, rose, ylang ylang, and a myriad of effective certified organic ingredients that glide over your skin and immediately sink in for moisture. It’s certified organic and works great for redness and skin elasticity. It’s great to put on before bedtime to let sink into the skin. You wake up with a nice healthy glow and skin looking revitalized.”
“During the winter I like to apply my treatment products and moisturizer right after I get out of the shower while my skin is still damp and warm. This allows my skin to lock in the maximum amount of moisture and leaves it feeling ultra hydrated. I recommend regularly using Dr. Alkaitis’ Nourishing Treatment Oil to achieve glowing, supple skin even in the harsh cold.”
“This brand-new product from SkinCeuticals is like a sheer, hydrating saran-wrap for your skin. It has a unique cholesterol-dominant ratio that helps provide an external barrier for your skin, while nourishing and hydrating the skin from the inside. The cold temperatures, unforgiving wind, and dry radiator heat won’t be able to penetrate through the Triple Lipid barrier to suck the moisture out of your skin. On the reverse side, the product enables your skin to better self-repair, due to the forced hydration. Light-weight, fast-absorbing, and silky-feeling, it’s perfect product for dry winter skin that needs some TLC (and awesome for any post-procedure usage).”