It’s that time of year when, if you haven’t already, it’s necessary to swap out your skin care staples for their super-nourishing counterparts. Luckily, many of the latest launches fit the bill. We’re talking dry-patch-banishing balms, barrier-strengthening gels, oat-fortified calming face masks, and creamy cleansers that don’t strip skin of its precious moisture. And while some of the best new skin care products are a splurge (like the $320 glass skin serum), others are priced as low as $10 — without compromising on quality ingredients. So, if your skin is looking duller than the latest list of Golden Globe nominations, keep scrolling to find the products that will boost your glow (and spirits) this winter.
Okay, so this launch has been so popular it’s temporarily sold out. But as any beauty lover knows, that’s a normal level of demand for a Deciem launch — so we’re going to tell you about it anyways. CAIL is a gel-oil hybrid that’s designed to be used at night. Formulated with copper amino acids, it builds a healthy skin barrier and boosts collagen (the stuff responsible for keeping skin firm and smooth) while you sleep.
It’s easy to fall in love with the sensorial experience of using this cleanser, thanks to its pretty pink hue, fresh scent, and jelly-to-balm-to-oil texture. But, like the rest of the newly launched Bloomeffects line, the hero is the proprietary Dutch Tulip Complex, which is hyper-hydrating and rich in antioxidants so skin is left dewy — never dry.
CBD is everywhere, as we’ve already established, but we haven’t seen it in many eye creams. That’s why Sagely’s new launch caught our eye. Not only does this potent formula contain cannabidiol, known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but it also has bakuchiol, the buzzy retinol alternative that lessens the look of fine lines, and brightening Madonna lily.
A blend of some lesser known but just as powerful acids — malic, phytic, mandelic, and succinic — this mask goes on metallic gold before forming oxygenating bubbles on contact. Of course, this is an ideal Instagram opp, but it also helps deliver the active ingredients deeper into the skin. After 5 to 15 minutes, depending on your tolerance, the party peel leaves your skin ready to well, party (or, in other words, radiant and smooth).
This “cream serum” is all about nourishing the skin. It’s perfect for layering when your skin requires more moisture, but can also be used alone on oily/combination types. That’s because it’s formulated with two weights of hyaluronic acid, the powerful moisture-binding ingredient, plus phytosterols to prevent trans-epidermal water loss and ellagic acid to reduce the breakdown of collagen.
Looking for a simple, everyday moisturizer with dermatologist-approved ingredients? Look no further. This whipped cream has a comforting, soufflé-like texture and is rich with hydrating hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to keep skin soft and supple all season long.
This G(erman)-beauty line is dedicated to maximizing your beauty sleep and this super-luxe serum does just that. A whopping eight forms of hyaluronic acid are combined to leave skin plump, hydrated, and give it that coveted glow. But that’s not all this multitasker does — barley helps refine pores, collagen and allantoin help preserve elasticity, and vine leaf extracts helps even skin tone.
Alpyn was created with wildcrafted ingredients designed to help skin stand up to the weather conditions in Jackson Hole, WY, ad the brand’s newest launch is perfect as we head into winter: a calming, soothing, and deeply hydrating overnight treatment filled. It’s formulated with antioxidant-rich melatonin, bakuchiol, and detoxifying wild dandelion leaf, a natural source of Vitamin C.
When it’s chilly out, skin needs a bigger hug — in the form of calming, moisturizing ingredients. This oat-based mask is perfect for that. With balancing pumpkin seed and hydrating feverfew, it’s the perfect comforting treatment for tight, dry, and irritated skin.
A Vitamin C serum is a staple of any well-rounded skin care routine. The hero ingredient is a powerful, skin-protecting antioxidant and brightener. But often they’re expensive, or kinda smelly. This one from the newly launched line Cleen, is under $10 and smells subtly fruity. Also nice? It’s uses papaya to slough away dead skin cells for a smoother, and thus brighter, surface.
This double duty cleansing balm is something to look forward to at the end of a long day. It gets its jet black hue from charcoal, a purifying ingredients that pulls dirt from deep in your pores, and has biodegradable jojoba beads to gently exfoliate the skin’s surface. If you leave it on longer and allow the skin to absorb all the nourishing botanicals (like antioxidant acai fruit oil), it asks as a mask, too.
This cleanser is worthy of its name suggesting that using it is, indeed, a ceremony of sorts. It feels comforting and cushiony on the skin and uses manjistha, an Ayurvedic superfood, to gently cleanse and detoxify.
Aethera blends Caribbean botanicals with cannabis-derived ingredients to make products filled with a host of skin benefits. In this silky serum, you’ll find CBD, chamomile, and turmeric, all of which work to calm skin, while hibiscus, acerola cherry, and passionflower promote cell turnover.
This kit makes you feel like you’re in your own personal product development lab. The Good Chemistry Advanced Antioxidant Serum can be used alone or with the Moisture Melt Snowball Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate. On its own, you have a serum with a new ingredient to know, fullerene, an antioxidant 172x more potent than good ol’ vitamin C, plus soothing green tea, and hyaluronic acid. If you need more moisture, pop open a ‘snowball’ (aka a little sphere of dehydrated hyaluronic acid in three molecular weights) and apply to skin.
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