Being a beauty junkie, it’s really difficult for me to stick to a skincare “routine”. I love to test out new products so I’m constantly changing my routine and rarely maintain consistency. But I’m a week into my current routine and I can confidently say I’ve finally remedied my dull, dry winter skin. So, naturally, I had to share with you guys. Here’s how to beat dry skin with five key products that are to thank for my mid-winter glow.
Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser
Milky Jelly Cleanser has a true cult following, and for good reason. If you read about this product in my facial cleansers post, then you already know this falls high on my list. It’s very gentle which means it won’t strip your face of it’s natural oils and leaves my skin feeling so incredibly soft. I typically use micellar water to remove eye makeup, but I opt for Milky Jelly Cleanser to cleanse my skin every night. It seems to have balanced out my skin which has been a little oilier than usual lately.
Solution is Glossier’s most recent product launch and I purchased with giddy excitement the day it was released. I just couldn’t help myself! I’m a Glossier fangirl and let’s be honest, they really can do no wrong. So I caved. And I’m glad I did because so far I am loving this product. Again, I’m only a week in but so far I love the effect it’s had on my skin leaving it feeling cleaner and significantly softer. I read a few negative reviews criticizing Glossier for only using 0.5% salicylic acid, but I think that’s what I actually like about it! I was concerned it was going to be too harsh for my skin, but it’s exactly what I needed. So far so good! I also couldn’t help myself and added their new cotton rounds to my cart. They’re Glossier branded, so… duh.
Volition Beauty Helix AM/PM Eye Gel
I first reviewed the Helix AM/PM Eye Gel in my Volition Beauty Launch at Sephora post and I haven’t stopped using it since. It smooths out fine lines, creates the perfect base for concealer and seems to help eye makeup stay put throughout the day. I can’t attest to life-changing benefits – I haven’t noticed diminished under eye circles or lines totally disappearing like magic. But I do like it for every day wear. It’s been just what I need for dry, crepey skin where it’s thinnest underneath my eyes. I’ve been wearing a lot less makeup lately so for any concealer I put on, I want it to look as natural as possible. This eye gel has helped prevent cakiness so the concealer is undetected.
Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil
This. Is. A. Game CHANGER. But it comes at a high cost. This luxury face oil is pricey, almost out of my comfort zone pricey. And full disclosure, this was gifted in a PR package from Rodin but it has been on my list for the past year or so. I immediately put the oil to use and haven’t looked back since. It really does feel luxurious and the way it makes my skin glow after using it every night is unbelievable. I’m not happy that I love it so much though because now I’m hooked! It’s too good to cut out of my skincare routine. My skin literally glows!
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
Normally my skin is very dry. And in the winter it’s even drier. But for some reason, my skin has been extra oily this season. Most likely due to a change in hormones, I knew I had to change up my moisturizer to help balance everything out. The Protini Polypeptide Cream is great for combination skin, not something I would have typically classified my skin as. But with a dry season and oily skin, I thought this would be just what I needed. The formula uses signal peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and pygmy waterlily extract which provides immediate effects in reviving depleted dull skin. It has the right amount of moisture to combat dryness but isn’t so thick that it clogs my pores or overaccommodated for my skin’s natural oils leaving my skin feeling nourished and not the least bit oily. Highly recommend this cream if you’ve been dealing with oiliness in the winter!
So what products do you use to beat dry, winter skin?