Winter Skin Care Guide By Caroline Hunse

If you suffer from dry, flaky skin in the winter, don’t you worry; Here is a guide to get you through this winter. Each category consists of products I've tried and loved. Products range from high-end pricing to drugstore pricing and include many different ingredients.

Daily Moisturizers

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream $68- This moisturizer has the ‘Clean at Sephora’ seal of approval, which means you can rest assured it doesn’t have a long list of harmful ingredients. The protein formula targets firmness and dryness, making it beneficial for all skin types.
Keihls Ultra facial $30- It's simply the best moisturizer I've found for everyday care and keeps my skin looking and feeling healthy. My skin is sensitive and a combo between dry and oil prone areas, so keeping it happy is difficult. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream strikes a perfect balance; it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, replenishes the dry areas, and balances out the oily parts.
St.Ives Renewing collagen & elastin moisturizer $6- This moisturizer is ideal for anyone seeking an affordable solution to dry winter skin. It is loved for its natural ingredients and is made with collagen and elastin proteins.

Nighttime Moisturizers

Olay Rengenerist Recovery $23- This drugstore find packs a bunch of anti-aging power. The ultra-moisturizing formula penetrates 10 layers deep to hydrate, exfoliate, boost cell turnover, and smooth fine lines.
Mario Badescu Seaweed night cream $23- This lightweight, seaweed-infused face cream melts into your skin for major hydration. Formulated with hyaluronic acid this cream can also help with acne.
CeraVe skin Renewing night cream $14- If you're currently steering clear of night creams over the fear of breaking out, I totally hear you. CeraVe's is great for acne-prone skin because it's fragrance-free and noncomedogenic, and it also contains powerful ceramides and peptides to provide intense moisture—not blemishes.


Drunk elephant B- Hydra intensive hydration serum $52- This beloved product is a Refinery 29 Editor's Pick Award winner for “The Moisturizers Derms Swear By For Sensitive Skin”. Best for normal, oily, combination, and dry skin types. Formulated with pro-vitamin B5 and pineapple ceramid.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating serum $35- This product is a perfect moisturizing serum for all skin types. A formula packed with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, collagen, and colloidal oatmeal infuses with skin instantly to calm, smooth, and plump skin for a radiant, youthful glow.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid $7- The active ingredient hyaluronic acid paired with B5 promotes enhanced hydration at an affordable price.

Eye Creams

IT Cosmetics confidence in an eye cream $35- This cream visibly color-corrects and brightens your skin it is developed with plastic surgeons.
Clinque All about eyes $33- The moisture-rich cream is great for treating dry under-eyes during the winter.
Cetaphil hydrating eye-gel cream $11- This gel-cream formula instantly nourishes and soothes the under-eye area for all-day hydration. You really can't beat that drugstore price tag.


Fresh Soy Face cleanser $38- The extra-gentle formula is packed with amino acid-rich soy proteins to promote moisture retention, elasticity, and firmness. Suitable for all skin types. It is noncomedogenic, free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrance, and soap.
First Aid Beauty face cleanser $21- This pH-balanced formula works to maintain skin's natural acidity and reduces flair-ups without stripping your face of its natural moisture. Infused with botanical antioxidant blend.
CeraVe hydrating wash $7- Cleansing without leaving skintight and dry. This drugstore product is formulated with hyaluronic acid to help retain skin's natural moisture while removing dirt, oil, and makeup.


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