Current Winter Skin care Favorites!


Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a few of my current winter skin care favorites. My skin gets very dehydrated in the winters so I’ve introduced some new products in my routine to keep it nourished and moisturized. Hope some of my recommendations are helpful to you.





There are two serums that I’m switching between these days. The Clarins Double Serum is excellent for the winters because of its oil-water hybrid texture. It is literally two serums, housed side-by-side, dispensing out from a single pump. It is an anti-ageing product, with high concentration of turmeric that helps with uneven tone as well as lines and wrinkles. My skin feels instantly softer and smoother when I use this. I alternate this with the Forest Essentials Soundarya Advanced Serum which is a little oilier than the Clarins one. It smells absolutely beautiful and supposedly contains actually gold bhasma for age control benefits. I would recommend this one for dry and mature skin. I only use it when my skin is feeling very dry.




A skin care brand that I’ve discovered very recently is Dr. Sheth’s, an Indian dermatologist brand that has been specifically designed for Indian skin and conditions. I have 4 of their products in my routine currently – the Basic Brightening Daily Cleanser (Rs 375 | buy here) which is a gel-based, gentle cleanser containing rosehip seed extracts, almond oil, coconut oil-based cleansing agent and Vitamin E. Their Basic Brightening Extra Gentle Daily Peel (Rs 850 | buy here) is excellent to include some gentle exfoliation in your daily routine. It contains 5% Glycolic Acid (for immediate exfoliation), 5% Lactic Acid (for long term exfoliation), glycerin, pomegranate extracts, lecithin, oat sugars, grapefruit extracts and calendula. I didn’t experience any tingling or unpleasant sensation when I used this. The lotion-like consistency feels nice and calming on the skin.




The Basic Brightening Daily Sunscreen (Rs 1899 | buy herehas become a staple in my routine. Its non-greasy, leaves no white cast, spreads and blends well, feels mildly moisturizing yet lightweight on the skin. There’s nothing not to love! Its a mineral sunscreen containing titanium and zinc oxide for sun protection. Also contains lecithin for hydration and sunflower + licorice extracts for brightening.




Coming to moisturizers, I love the Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief gel-creme. Its the most lightweight of moisturizers in terms of consistency but it feels very very hydrating! Delivers pure moisture into the skin, ideal for dehydrated winter skin!




Dr. Sheth’s Ultimate Brightening Youth Enhancer (Rs 2250 | buy hereis the only cream in the market with over 15 actives! Its a powerful cocktail of ingredients like kojic acid, vitamins A + C + E, niacinamide, wheat sugars, hyaluronic acid, avocado oil, glow milliglowbules that help in brightening uneven skin, firming and tightening prematurely ageing skin, while addressing dryness of course. This is a night cream, and I noticed a difference in my skin from the first use itself! If there’s only one product I can recommend from Dr. Sheth’s, it would be this!




Apart from these, I’ve also been loving Bio Oil for the body and the Neutrogena Hand Cream for the hands. The latter is excellent for very dry/chapped hands and gives instant relief from extreme dryness.

So those are my current winter care favorites! Have you tried any of these products?

Let me know in the comments section below!



  1. December 14, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    I have tried Neutrogena hand cream and its my absolute favorite. Would like to try the Clarins serum and Forest Essentials serum…

  2. Zara
    December 14, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    Which one is best clarin double serum or dr.seth’s ultimate brightening youth enhancer?

  3. December 15, 2017 / 9:39 am

    wow, nice recommendations, would love to try the serums 🙂

  4. Taranpreet
    December 15, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Hey Ankita! Nice post. Pls do a detailed review on Dr. Sheth’s ultimate brightening youth enhancer. Its no where on internet. Would u recommend it for combination dull skin? What difference u saw with its use?

  5. Apoorva
    December 21, 2017 / 1:55 am

    Is the Dr Sheths youth enhancer good for dry skin? I have super dry cheeks and chin while t-zone is slightly oily…

    • Corallista
      December 27, 2017 / 3:38 am

      Yes it will work for dry skin!

  6. December 25, 2017 / 11:25 am

    Hi Ankita,
    A great post as always.Can you please tell me a serum which works well for combination skin and also it needs to be budget friendly.

  7. Sia
    January 2, 2018 / 1:41 am

    Hi – I took your recommendation and got the Dr Sheth’s youth enhancer (and also the basic brightening daily lotion). However, the youth enhancer (which I use as Night cream) doesn’t seem to provide too much hydration.It moisturises well but my skin still feels thirsty (as compared to using the Clinique moisture surge or any of the loreal HydraGels). Im planning to layer the Youth enhancer over some thirst quenching product but given the potent actives in it, I’m worried of any reactions – what would your thoughts be on this?

  8. January 7, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    These are some excellent recommendations for the winters. Thanks!

  9. June 1, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    I came here looking for review of Dr. Sheth’s daily peel and you sold me on the night cream too 😀 Great review 🙂

  10. June 15, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    Wow Ankita, the list is just beautiful. And as always the pictures are stunning…loved everything in this post…need to try Dr. Sheth’s products asap. Thank you for this beautiful post.

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