The first two months of the year in the Philippines have always been a favorite time of mine, especially because of the weather. It’s cooler in the evenings and there’s always a little bit of a breeze when you’re walking outdoors. People start bringing out some of their dressier outfits and layer their clothes quite a bit even though it can still get warm during the day. All in the name of vanity and fashion.
But one thing that can be problematic during this cooler season is the onset of dry skin because of the weather. The cold temperature, though not a low as compared to places where they have winter, can wreak havoc on our skin that is not used to cooler, drier climates. There’s a bit of tightness around the mouth and cheek area after washing the face. It can get uncomfortable and skin automatically looks dull and lifeless. Breathe life and moisture into your skin with these top picks when it comes to moisturizers and serums that offer intense hydration without the sticky feel.
KIEHL'S Ultra Facial Cream
A 24-hour, light-texturbed daily moisturizer that leaves skin comfortable and visibly well-balanced. With a unique combination of ingredients that helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air. With continuous moisture replenishment throughout the day, skin is left smooth and healthy looking. Formulated with squalane, a signature Kiehl’s ingredient, squalane is a botanical lipid that is similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids. It has an exceptional affinity to skin, and because it’s easily absorbed, squalane helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple.
EMBRYOLISSE Lait-Crème Concentré
A global staple among makeup artists and a personal favorite of mine, this concentrated moisturizer immediately relieves dry and dehydrated skin. This creamy lotion is three-products-in-one: primer, moisturizer, and makeup remover. Its formula remains extremely simple and effective with nourishing ingredients that restore the skin’s natural glow and give a boost to tired dehydrated skin. Great for all skin types, a combination of shea butter and emollient oils reconstitutes, rejuvenates, and repairs the skin for a healthy-looking complexion.
BIODERMA HyrdaBio Serum
Instantly soothe and refresh your skin with this serum for everyday moisturizing care for very dehydrated skin. It offers intensive care with a “flash” hydration effect. Harnessing the innovative Aquagenium® patent which re-stimulates the skin’s ability to moisturize itself effectively, the skin appears brighter and is comforted. The non-comedogenic and hypoallgernic formula is further enriched with 15 percent glycerine and plumping hyaluronic acid, which holds essential water close to the skin.
ORIGINS Make A Difference Plus +
This rejuvenating moisturizer fortified with nature’s miracle Rose of Jericho plus a breakthrough lychee and watermelon hydra-sustain complex quenches deeper than ever before to help repair the natural moisture deficiency in dry, dehydrated skin. It is clinically proven to instantly boost skin’s moisture reservoir to keep it hydrated and rejuvenated all day. Rose of Jericho awakens skins ability to capture and hold essential hydration while helping to repair past visible damage from sun and the environment while lychee extract triggers the production of Caspase-14 to dramatically improve moisture production.
MAC COSMETICS Studio Moisture Cream
Another makeup kit essential, this super-rich, creamy moisturizer boosted with skin-nourishing extracts that help to nurture and hydrate the skin. Diminishes the appearance of fine lines. Perfect to apply prior to makeup base and foundation so that both products glide on smoothly onto the skin. Boosted with skin-nourishing extracts including passion fruit, spinach leaf, green tea, algae, wheat germ and coconut. Moistens, feeds, firms and protects the skin. Non-acnegenic, too!
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