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 here) has 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 here) is 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!