Jan 10, 2011

Fight Winter With Moisture

Happy new year friends! It's a new year, a new you,  and the perfect time to update your skincare regime. For many of us, winter reeks havoc on our skin. I know my face is craving moisture but will also freak out if my products are too heavy on. We all need a good moisturizer that hydrates the skin without drenching it and clogging our pores. Here are a few recommendations to keep your winter skin happy and healthy:

Caudalie Vinosource Quencing Sorbet Crème-This skin rescue is perfect for sensitive, parched skin. It's all natural (contains no parabens) and contains unique active ingredients that help plump and hydrate the skin. Organic Grape Water increases hydration by 127%. Vinolevure is an extracted molecule from the walls of wine yeast during the wine making process which has special strengthening and protective qualities and can conserve 100 times it's weight in water. Grape Seed Polyphenols are rich in anti-oxidants that block free radicals and maintain skin's elasticity. ($40, Sephora)

Lierac Anti-Aging Hydration Extreme Balm-Hydra-Chrono-This luscious balm for dehydrated skin is enriched with protective glycerin and moisturizing complex which responds to the needs of dry skin. The aqua-pump technology gives the cream a light almost-refreshingly wet feel to it.  This special technology has two active ingredients: a potent anti-aging ingredient and a natural amino acid. Your skin instantly feels freshly plumped. It's a great for morning and night but I love applying it to my face first thing in the morning. It does an amazing job of hydrating the skin but not feeling heavy. ($50, CVS)

Estee Lauder DayWear SPF 15-One of my absolute favorite moisturizers ever. It smells like refreshing cucumber and is so gentle and moisturizing on the skin, you practically want to lather your entire body with this. This yummy lotion is packed with anti-oxidants including vitamin C and E. It makes your skin feel like you just drank a tall glass of water. Once you apply it, it lasts all day and keeps your skin feeling soft and refreshed.($43, Department Stores)

Estee Lauder Hydrationist-If your skin is particularly dry, opt for something a little more potent in the Estee Lauder family. This relatively new cream is thick and creamy but won't feel heavy on the skin. The special Bio-Mimetic Water ingredient is structured so it is easily absorbed deep within the skin's surface. Use this to fight the daily effects of the harsh winter weather. It'll keep your chapped, dry skin at bay and prevent your skin from looking dull and damaged. ($38, Department Stores)

Kanebo Sensai Cellular Performance Cream-A little goes a long way with this rich and pricey face cream. If you're looking to splurge a little try this. The thick cream is soothing on the skin and proven to minimize fine lines and dryness. It also improves firmness and luminosity. ($130, Bergdorf Goodman)


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