3 Winter Skin Care Products You Shouldn't Live Without in Cold Weather

Here’s the cold, hard truth: Winter skincare is a *whole other thing* from our normal daily routines. Skin needs change in cooler, dryer months, which means your skin...

Here’s the cold, hard truth: Winter skincare is a *whole other thing* from our normal daily routines. Skin needs change in cooler, dryer months, which means your skin care routine has to change, too. 

Not to fear: We’ve gathered up a few winter skincare wonders you can easily work into your day. Read on to find out which magic ingredients you need to keep you feeling a little more this...

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Winter skincare wonder #1: Botanical extracts

You already know the cardinal rule of cold weather skin care: More moisture, pls! What you may not know, however, is that you should be getting that moisture from more places than just your lotion. Primer is a great place to get an added boost of moisture, and our Opal Essence™ Serum Primer is formulated specially to do just that. 

This hydrating blend is loaded with fermented botanical extracts, which are powerful plant extracts and oils derived from plants. It helps soothe and brighten skin over time, but it won’t leave your skin looking greasy, which makes it easy to master the moisture with this winter skin care wonder.

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Winter skin care wonder #2: Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that acts as a cushion and lubricant in your body’s joints and tissues. It does all kinds of cool stuff for your skin, too, including helping it heal and replenishing moisture levels — both of which are key to any cold weather skin care routine. It also happens to fight against pollution and aging, and nobody’s mad at that.  

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So how can you add hyaluronic acid to your winter skin care routine? Easy: Make sure you’re using a product every day that contains the magic ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient in both our Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer and our Bounce Foundation. You can always supplement that with a moisturizer that uses HA, but honestly, those two products have you covered — in *all* the ways. Just ask Kendall, undisputed queen of the 15-second FACE

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Winter skin care wonder #3: SPF

OK, raise your hand if you read this and said, “DUH!” If you did, you get a gold star. Sadly, many of us need a little more help to pass the SPF test, especially when it comes to winter skin care. 

Studies show that only 14% of men and 30% of women wear SPF daily, and many of us don’t even *think* about slathering on the skin-saving stuff in colder months. But IDK if you know: The sun doesn’t take winter off, which means your skin is just as likely to be damaged by UVA, UVB and HEV rays in January as in July. 

What’s more: If you live in a winter wonderland, snow can reflect and intensify UV rays, which makes you even more likely to burn. No one wants that for you beautiful snow bunnies! 

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That’s where a good hydrating or moisturizing lotion with an SPF of at least 30, applied twice daily, comes in. 

Bonus: The best way to apply all of this magical winter skin care is with an OG Beautyblender, which will help keep more natural moisture and healing products on your skin. 

Can’t get enough cold weather skin care?

Check out our complete guide to demolishing dry skin.

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