Here’s how to keep your skin hydrated and glowing all winter long
Our skincare routine becomes much more important in the winter. The cold weather mixed with dry, indoor heat can leave us feeling itchy and uncomfortable, not to mention strip away the much-needed natural oils from our body.
I, for one, have made it a point to give more attention to my skincare regimen during the winter and have noticed huge differences by remaining consistent. There are several natural and organic products available that work to maintain your skin’s health, lock in moisture and boost hydration. Implement them on the daily, and you’re set for the season.
Here are 10 of our top picks...
1. Squalane and Elderberry Jelly Cleanser by Biossance
This antioxidant-rich jelly cleanser is perfect for removing makeup, pollutants and impurities from the skin. The nourishing combination of elderberry and sugarcane-derived squalane will leave your face feeling soft, and extremely refreshed, along with promoting an overall glowing complexion. We love that this sustainable brand’s products are gentle on the skin, cruelty-free, vegan and also help to save sharks worldwide.
2. Calendula Healing Oil by Huna
Protect your skin from the harsh elements with Huna’s pure organic calendula oil. This 100 percent natural product helps to heal dry skin, improve hydration and reduce inflammation. It’s great for sensitive skin, and also recommended for irritation, sunburns, wounds and conditions such as eczema and rosacea.
3. Avocado and Kiwi Mega Moisture Mask by Briogeo
If your hair looks and feels like it needs a pick-me-up, then this is your answer. Briogeo’s superfood mask is filled with powerful ingredients that will bring your locks back to life and keep them from becoming parched in the winter months. It’s 97 percent naturally derived, vegan, cruelty-free, and works for all hair types. Massage it from mid-length to your roots post-shampoo, and leave it in for 10 minutes before rinsing out.
4. Almond Lip Balm by Crate 61 Organics
Keep this little wonder in your pocket and say goodbye to dry, chapped lips for the season. Sweet almond oil is the main ingredient in this organic balm, along with avocado oil, jojoba, cocoa butter, hazelnut oil, vitamin E oil, alongside premium ethically sourced Canadian beeswax—so much natural goodness together.
5. Superfruit Face Moisturizer by BKIND
Quebec’s BKIND has a variety of amazing natural products (made with 100 percent recyclable packaging) that deliver healthy results for all skin types. One of our favourites is the superfruit face moisturizer that keeps skin hydrated, bright, and improves overall suppleness, thanks to ingredients such as grapefruit, apple fruit water, mango butter and apricot oil. Apply a small amount in circular movements daily.
6. 5 Minute Facial by Joise Maran
Cruelty-free and made with naturally derived ingredients, Josie Maran’s luxe products have become cult favourites in the world of beauty and skincare. The brand new 5 Minute Facial is a 3-in-1 mask that smooths, exfoliates and hydrates your skin with a blend of fruit enzymes, volcanic minerals, hemp seed oil and 100 percent pure argan oil. We love that it is simple to use and also available in lavender.
7. Super Serum Skin Tint by Ilia
Here is a game-changing product filled with benefits for your skin. Ilia’s award-winning tinted serum gives you light coverage, dries to a natural, matte finish, and will keep your face moisturized all day thanks to hyaluronic acid, squalane and niacinamide. Plus, it has an SPF 40 to shield you from harmful sun rays, which is still vital during the wintertime.
8. Flush and Glow Duo by Kjaer Weis
Who doesn’t love a rosy glow in the winter? Kjaer Weis’s creamy compact brightens up your complexion with rosehip seed oil, gardenia florida extract and sweet almond seed oil. Available in four different shades, it’s certified organic, moisturizing, and will leave your skin looking radiant from morning to night.
9. Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Mist by Herbivore
Herbivore’s brand new face mist is both refreshing and gentle for all skin types. Give yourself a few sprays throughout the day to combat dullness, dryness, and even keep your makeup looking radiant. Plus, you can even pop it in the fridge for a few hours for an added cooling effect.
10. Eye Cream by Youth to the People
The tiny nerves around our eyes can become extremely dry during the winter, resulting in puffiness and itchiness. Nourish and soothe them with Youth to the People’s fast-absorbing, 100 percent vegan eye cream that is rich in sunflower oil, kale, spinach, green tea and vitamins. Apply a small amount of cream daily for best results.