Now, for the last layers of hydration in your skincare routine–serums and creams. These are your last line of defence against the cold winter wind. I hope you are all wearing moisturizers with adequate hydration for your skin–if you aren’t, your dry skin could become windburned and chapped from being outside (especially with this horrible polar vortex windchill every day). Doesn’t sound fun, right?
Again, I’ve got a light, medium and heavy option for moisturizers. I also have one hydrating serum, Hydraluron, which I’ve already reviewed before.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion
Now, this is my summer moisturizer, but I have dry skin, so it would work perfectly for oily-skinned gals out there who need some protection, but don’t want to smother their face with a thick cream.
Clarins HydraQuench Cream for Normal to Dry Skin
This is really my holy grail moisturizer, and has been for two years now. I keep coming back to it. It’s the perfect thickness, has a pretty smell, and is like spreading on a fluffy layer of moisture onto your skin. My skin soaks this stuff up, and it never ever leaves me greasy or oily. If my skin is a bit dryer, I’ll sometimes smooth on a bit of oil first. Also, it creates a great base for makeup.
Vichy ProEven Eye Cream
Creates a great base for makeup and you only need a tiny amount to hydrate your eyes and protect the delicate skin from the cold.
Estée Lauder Advanced Time Zone Night
Now, this is the most buttery and thick cream I have ever use. This is meant for aging and mature, and severely dehydrated skin. Will replenish even the driest of faces.
Estée Lauder Advanced Time Zone Eye Cream
Much like the face cream, it is an intensely thick cream that will inject moisture into the delicate eye area.
If you’re looking for hydration, but really like your moisturizer/are afraid of changing it, Hydraluron could be the product for you. It’s a thin, gel-like serum that is applied under your moisturizer. It works with hyaluronic acid to hydrate the deeper layers of the skin. I’ve written about it’s wonders before on VP.