Discover the top 5 face creams to keep your skin glowing and hydrated through the winter season.
Transitioning to Winter Skincare: Top 5 Face Creams
As the seasons shift, so does the need for a change in skincare routines. With dropping temperatures and drier air, our complexions often begin to lose their luster and become dehydrated. Despite our best efforts, which might include investing in a Dyson Humidifier and cutting back on holiday wine, the texture and tone of our skin still depend on the right topical solutions. Fortunately, there is an array of creams, both new and tried and true, that can help you forget that it's even winter, at least as far as your skin is concerned.
DANUCERA Cream Supreme
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Danuta Mieloch, the founder of Rescue Spa, which is a favorite facial destination for IT girls in NYC, launched her own line of skincare products this year. These products are as incredible as her famous signature facials. Having been an early protegée of the founder of the French skincare brand Biologique Recherche, Mieloch was one of the few distributors and estheticians for the cult skincare line for years. Her new line, DANUCERA's Cream Supreme, provides natural actives and hydration that your skin craves while firming it, as if you've just had a visit with Mieloch's microcurrent machines.
Valmont Hydra 3 Regenetic Cream
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This Swiss heritage brand, founded by biologists and chemists, is synonymous with excellence in the skincare world. They've reinterpreted their now-discontinued Regenetic Cream into this updated super cream. Designed for ultra-dehydrated skin, this cream alone can rescue red and irritated complexions by providing lasting moisture, thanks to its high concentration of hyaluronic acid and liposome-packed DNA. This cream does much more than just hydrate.
Biologique Recherche Crème Masque Vernix
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When beauty experts make lists of must-have products for a desert island scenario, Biologique Recherche is a recurring presence. This cream and mask duo, which combines fatty emollients and vernix – the fatty acid and protein-rich coating that protects a baby's skin – will leave you looking and feeling as soft and hydrated as a baby. It's ideal to use after one of Biologique Recherche's cult-favorite toners, such as Lotion P50 1970.
Noble Panacea Overnight Recharge Cream
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Crafted by Nobel Prize-winning chemistry, Noble Panacea's secret lies in its innovative delivery system. The brand also upholds quality control through pharmaceutical-grade manufacturing across its product lines. Using its patented OSMVTM Technology, the Overnight Recharge Cream delivers a unique blend of detoxifying, replenishing, and hydrating ingredients to the skin while you sleep. The result? Perfect skin the morning after. Pro tip: The individual doses make this the ultimate luxury cream for travel, and it's the best option on the market for that purpose.
Augustinus Bader: The Rich Cream
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Almost six years ago, Augustinus Bader's creams made a groundbreaking entrance into the skincare world, causing a seismic shift. Today, as the brand expands its product line to include body creams, haircare, and supplements, the essence of this German chemistry-based label still resides in its debut creams. At the heart of these creams is TFC8®, or Trigger Factor Complex, a patented technology developed by Dr. Bader after over three decades of research into skin repair. The Rich Cream is an ideal choice for combating the harsh cold and windy days and nights, or for year-round use by those with persistently dry or dehydrated skin.