With winter in full swing and many of the country, getting slammed to with cold chills and snow, is the perfect time to pick up some new essentials to protect your skin. This time of the year means you have to take a more defensive stance on your skincare routine.
As always remember the important factors that play a role in your daily life:
- Skin is a complex living ecosystem
- Skin is subject to all sorts of ever-changing influences
- Stress Levels
- Weather fluctuations (critical during season changes)
- Skincare routines can be impacted by factors
This winter should be all about hydration. AT. ALL. TIMES! Since moving to Sunny and DRY California my skin has gone through several evolutions. Not that I am accustomed to the environment I realized how dry I become when October hits. From there on it about not having the air suck the soul from my face. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL PEOPLE! So here are my top 5 go to products during the colder season. You may have seen this on my Instagram account.
Top Cream – Guerssion Complex 9 Cream by Claires
A creme de la creme this product is by far the most sought-after creams on the market today. Claire’s Guerssion Complex 9 has been a staple since 2010 with over 4 different brands umbrellaed into the company. The Guerssion line is most notable because of its German Horse Oil…that’s right German Horse Oil. Now before you pass complete judgment you should know it claims to provide 72-hour moisturizing retention, anti-aging, whitening and improved elasticity. Some ingredients include; German mayu, peppermint and apple extract, adnosine, and niacinamide. It a MUST HAVE because of the long-lasting moisturizing abilities which you can put on at from one day to the next.
Top Essence – Snail Essence by COSRX
Leave it COSRX to create an essence that can stimulate your healing process and moisturize at the same time. COSRX needs no introduction due to its high popularity with skincare lovers seasoned and noob. This essence is one that everyone owns because of its price point and abilities. The COSRX Advance Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence use some serious snail technology to restore damaged skin. It also provides lasting moisture to skin with its rich nutrition. Its key ingredients include; 96% nail secretion, chondroitin, and allantoin. It’s a MUST HAVE because with 96% snail secretion you’re likely to see scarring and blemishes fade with 6 months or faster.
Top Serum – Replenishing Milk Sleep Ampoule by Cellnco
An Ampoule with serious power comes naturally from the CELLNCO company. They never disappoint with the ability to pack over 21 extracts into a simple yet eye-catching bottle. The ampoule includes different antioxidants that provide revitalize skin and a heighten skin recovery process. Overnight your skin feels smooth and close to retexturized. ts key ingredients include; Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Polysorbate 80, Carbomer, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract and more. MUST HAVE because for it jumps starts the cells at night, giving beautifully radiant skin that reduces the cystic pumps that can begin upcoming breakouts.
Top Cleanser – Aloe Facial Cleansing Foam Herb Extract by Daiso
For the price, you probably never thought to purchase a 1.50 foam cleanser but I highly recommend you do. Now the Japanese name is a bit out of my league so I go by the title I can read. 🙂 The Aloe Foam Cleanser from Daiso Japan gives a lot considering the price tag. Let’s just say you can’t afford your favorite cleanser until next month, keep this in arsenal until your money is up. Of course, the key ingredient is Aloe but some other are herbs and soothing
Top Toner – Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner
With acne that is pretty much unpredictable having this nourishing acne ass kicker is just right. The Benton collection is as notable as the COSRX so no introduction is needed but let me just say that coupled with Aloe Gel the toner is one hell of a duo. By itself, though it still stands strong, helping with mild to serve acne concerns.
Top Emulsion – Lapothicell Ceramide Hydra Fluid
A newer product in the beauty tool has become the Lapothicell Ceramide Hydra Fluid. High moisturizing and intense skin barrier with light milk texture. The all-inclusive magic bottle improves skin hydration with highly concentrated hyaluronic acid and half-emulsion texture. You get all the benefits of a routine in one white container, toner, essence, and lotion. All working together to achieve balanced hydration. The key ingredients, Hyaluronic acid, and Ceramide help protect the skin barrier and soothing, moisturizing.
This post was long overdue but better late than never. Keep a lookout for some exciting things coming this month and all throughout 2018.