Winter skincare top priority = hydration. Short term dehydration will make your skin look dry and dull; long term dehydration can lead to faster formation of fine lines and freckles. Hydration is also the first step in anti-aging! I want to quickly share a few skincare products I am loving this winter!
The Shiso Foaming Facial Wash from The Body Shop and Breath of Fresh Air Toner Water from Lush are parts of my skincare regiment year round. The Shiso Foaming Facial Wash is a gentle foam cleanser that leaves your skin clean and supple after use. The cleanser has a pleasant floral scent and I honestly do notice my skin brightening slightly after use!
Breath of Fresh Air is a toner with a spray application for convenience. The main ingredients in this toner are seawater, aloe vera and rose absolute. I love the fresh and calming scent of this spray. Lush actually has another toner, Eau Roma water that is slightly more moisturizing; however, ever since I’ve started using Breath of Fresh Air over a year ago, it really has helped me keep my complexion clear!
Sulwhasoo is a Korean skincare line known for its usage of medicinal herbal ingredients. I’ve always wanted to try Sulwhasoo products but the price tags have kept me away. However, I realized the $84 Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum is actually a 2 oz (100ml) bottle compared to regular serum size of 1 oz (50ml) so the price is not too expensive on a per oz basis. Like other Sulwhasoo products, the serum has a herbal scent during application; however, the scent goes away once the product is absorbed.
I still haven’t found a holy grail eye cream but this winter I’ve been using the Shiseido White Lucent Eye Cream. Although I don’t notice any anti-dark circle or brightening effects, the eye cream is moisturizing and absorbs easily. TJ Maxx has this eye cream for $29 so check the stores if you want to try this eye cream!