Winter is, generally speaking, not the best season for our skin. We’ve been feeling pretty dry and crackly during the past few months, and we’re definitely not loving it. But we’re not the sort of girls to just crawl into bed and accept a defeat to winter, so we’re using our favorite skincare brands to fight back and fight back hard.
Since we’re guessing you might be feeling a little down and dried out too, we’ve decided to lend a hand. We’ve compiled a list of our go-to brands that help our skin survive these tough times, and trust us, they work. So get shopping, get cleansing, and get moisturizing… winter will be over before you know it.
From Emily Weiss’s beauty blog comes Glossier, a new skincare line designed and inspired by “girls like you.” Launched just a few months ago and relying on Instagram to build its name, Glossier has now premiered a few core essentials. They’ve got a facial mist, a moisturizer, and a balm that use a no-makeup makeup look to reveal your “understated style,” and we’re calling it a must-try. And don’t forget to snag the BALMDOTCOM or two… or three. It’s our personal favorite and you definitely need some.
Earth Tu Face says it all in the name, as it’s a line dedicated to using 100% plant based ingredients in their products. It was founded by two “herbalists” with a garden in California which isn’t really a surprise, but what is a surprise is how they’ve managed to convince us that rubbing soil on our face is a good idea. Alright, it’s not that weird and literal, but it is really good and you can feel good about using it.
Okay, so maybe we don’t have any serious wrinkles yet, but we figure we might as well check out the anti-aging stuff on the market, just as a preventative measure. We love Verso Skin’s line for one simple reason: it’s pretty much the HOLY GRAIL of anti-aging products. Their secret method for reversing wrinkles includes Retinol 8 which is, you guessed it, 8 times better than standard Retinol. Clever, we know, but not as clever as the fact that Verso means reverse in Latin. Who knew?
Mario Badescu skincare has been in the game of killing acne and providing effective but simple skincare for nearly 50 years, so they probably know a thing or two. From drying lotions to seaweed cleansers, not only are these products for all skin types but they’re for all budgets. Most are under $20, so say hello to a new outfit to go with your clear skin for this weekend.
This list just wouldn’t be complete without our very own super cream, and we’re fully obsessed with our DNA-locking serum and moisturizer. It’s a girl’s best friend, seriously. Made with Astragalus Root, Retinol, Argireline, and Matrixyl 3000, even we’re amazed that such complicated sounding ingredients can produce such a simple result: silky soft skin. #USEDAILE as a primer or as the last step in your night-time regimen, it works anytime and all the time. Go get some, and you’re welcome.
Featured photo by Vanessa Granda