What you'll find inside this article: if you are prone to dry scaly skin in the winter, you're going to love these 7 winter skincare essentials (which are also Canadian-based brands).
Is it just us, or does anyone else cringe at the thought of their skin in the winter? We’re pale, and sensitive, and prone to redness… winter is NOT our favourite skincare season. But just because we would rather have sun-kissed, beachy, dewy summer skin, that doesn’t mean we don’t put some serious focus into our winter skincare routine and do a slight shift in winter skincare products.
Here are some of the top tricks and tips that we have learned along the way and our 7 favorite winter skincare essentials! PS - all of these products are from our lovely members and other fab brands across Canada.
A Guide to Winter Skin: Check out These 7 Winter Skincare Essentials
We are loving the Charcoal & Rose Clay Face Bar from Grove Soap Co. Lovingly crafted with aloe vera, avocado oil & puree, activated charcoal, pink clay, shea butter, lavender and tea tree oil to name a few of the ingredients. This bar is one of our favorite winter skincare essentials because not only does it detoxify the skin, but it leaves your skin feeling nourished and oh so clean. The bars are suitable for all skin types, but this bar is particularly suited to those of us who have blemish-prone skin. We can’t think of a better way to start the day.
Our pick is the Rose Clay Mask by Come Clean. Did you know that rose acts as an antioxidant powerhouse? It’s extremely moisturizing, it reduces oil and helps to balance out your skin. So have a mini spa day and treat yourself to this nourishing and soft mask.
Wondermama’s peach lip balm, ‘kiss my peach’, should not only be tried based on its name alone, but because this luxurious naturally flavoured lip balm will soothe chapped lips and add plenty of much needed moisture for those cold days.
Winter skincare essentials don’t just mean products for your dry winter skin, your lips need some TLC too! We love this lip balm to make sure we are always puckered up.
Essentials by Stefanie have made a jar of what can only be described as a blend of beautiful, botanical goodness. Take this little miracle and pour some into a bowl and infuse with boiled water. Get a soft and cozy towel and make a small tent over your head. Breathe deep, take in the scents of rosemary and eucalyptus, and feel your mind and body relax. Not only is this lovely to deep cleanse your pores, it’s soothing for the soul.
Moisturizing is an integral part of your winter skin care routine. We pour over reviews looking for the perfect moisturizers for you and we’ve found a great one… Woodlot’s Nourishing Facial Moisturizer. This soothing chamomile and shea moisturizer is filled with nutrient rich essential oils, that feel luxurious yet gentle which makes it perfect for every day use, morning and night.
Serums provide that extra level of care for your skin, above and beyond a moisturizer. Our favourite is the amazing serum from Veriphy. Known for their all natural vegan products they have created a serum that packs a punch. The Power Trip Facial Serum has a powerful blend of Lactic Acid and PhytoSpherix®, the serum exfoliates the skin, revealing a fresh and revitalized complexion. All this goodness plus their luxurious branding makes this a real treat to have in your skincare routine.
You may have seen that face rollers became bestsellers in 2020. Why? Because they do wonders for your skin. Our pick, is the Dual Action Jade Facial Roller from Province Apothecary. Crafted from beautiful Xiuyan Jade, this brilliant tool has two ends, one studded and one smooth. The studded end reduces the look of fine lines and helps to plump out deep wrinkles. It tones and firms your skin whilst activating the deep dermis layer to boost and maintain elasticity. The smooth end cools and calms the skin and eases muscle tension. This little gadget is a must-have.
With all of these lovely skincare products, you can keep that dry winter skin at bay. Which ones have you tried or are you planning on buying? We’ll wait for your comments as we know you are adding to your shopping baskets right now. Happy shopping.