18 Dry Skin Products to Help You Survive the Final Weeks of Winter
Got the winter woes? To get you through the last few weeks, we’ve compiled your best bets when it comes to tackling dry skin and hair
Live Clean Sheer Light Skin Perfecting Dry Body Oil
This body oil features a blend of certified organic oils and delivers deep penetrating moisture without stickiness, so you don’t have to wait to get dressed. In addition to nourishing dry skin, the formula helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone and aging skin.
Live Clean Sheer Light Skin Perfecting Dry Body Oil, $10 (180 mL)
Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub
Baking soda has natural cleansing and exfoliating properties to help deep clean pores and gently exfoliate dry, flaky skin. This unique powder formula foams up on contact with water. Add more or less water to customize the texture of your scrub.
Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub, $16 (125 g)
Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil
This lightweight cleansing oil transforms into a silky emulsion that dissolves impurities and makeup. Nourishing oils such as sea buckthorn camellia seed and grapeseed gently cleanse skin without stripping it dry.
Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil, $49 (150 mL) at Sephora and sephora.ca
Blistex Soft & Lush
Give your pout the same care as you do your skin. New from Blistex is Soft & Lush, a super creamy, ceramide-enriched formula that softens and soothes lips. (Also worth noting is its divine salted caramel scent.)
“It is the softest lip balm that I’ve ever applied to my lips. So silky,” says beauty expert and celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Jarman. “And you can’t deny how amazing it smells.”
Blistex Soft & Lush SPF 15, $4
Jax Coco Organic Extra Virgin Centrifuged Coconut Oil
High in vitamin E, this certified organic, fair trade coconut oil soothes skin and helps to fight the signs of aging. Use it to nourish dry skin and soften cuticles. Celebs like Cara Delevinge, Sienna Miller and Stella McCartney are fans!
Jax Coco Organic Extra Virgin Centrifuged Coconut Oil, $19 (400 mL) at jaxcoco.com
Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Butter
Formulated with argan oil, silk proteins, soybean oil, coconut oil and shea butter extract, this leave-in or rinse out treatment is a winter refuge for dry hair. Bonus: You can also use it on skin!
Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Butter, $11 at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and Jean Coutu
Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque
Revive tired, lacklustre skin with this at-home masque. Charcoal draws out excess oil and impurities, while niacinamide reduces redness and Chilean wild mint clarifies pores.
Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque, $60 at dermalogica.ca
This hydration-boosting serum is a favourite among Canadian beauty editors. It’s formulated with a proprietary blend of exotic Cassia Angustifolia Seed Extract and Vegetable Glycerine to hydrate skin and soothe eczema. A winter must-have!
Consonant HydrExtreme, $72 (10 mL) at consonantskincare.com
The Face Shop Smile Foot Peeling Mask
Put your feet up and let this foot mask do all the work. Within four to six days after use, calluses peel off and dead skin cells are gone, revealing baby-soft feet.
The Face Shop Smile Foot Peeling Mask, $14 at The Face Shop
Shu Uemura Moisture Velvet Nourishing Treatment
Enriched with camellia oil, this hair treatment provides intense conditioning for the driest of hair. Apply to clean, damp hair for 5-10 minutes and then rinse out for soft, touchable strands.
Shu Uemura Moisture Velvet Nourishing Treatment, $66 at Hudson’s Bay and Sephora
Mettrum Originals Lip Balm
This all-natural Canadian company began as a hemp food brand and has since expanded to include skin care and lip products. This Peppermint-Vanilla lip balm is formulated from hemp oil, beeswax, a variety of oils and vitamin E for softening benefits.
Mettrum Originals Lip Balm in Peppermint-Vanilla, $4 at health food stores and mettrumoriginals.com
Weleda Skin Food
Celebrating its 90th year, Skin Food has long been a bestseller. And for good reason! This hardworking ultra rich cream soothes and softens dry elbows, cracked heels, chapped hands and even lips.
Weleda Skin Food, $21 (75 mL) at health food stores
Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Water and Vanilla Milk
Wash and condition weathered hair with a hydrating blend of coconut water and Madagascan vanilla milk.
Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Water and Vanilla Milk Shampoo and Conditioner, $6 each (370 mL)
Jergens Hydrating Coconut Moisturizer
Specifically for dry, rough skin, this hydrating formula features a blend of coconut oil and coconut water for smooth skin that’s protected against harsh elements of winter. And, thanks to the light, refreshing scent of coconut, it’s easy to imagine yourself on a warm beach somewhere tropical.
Jergens Hydrating Coconut Moisturizer, $11 (775 mL)
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
This full coverage foundation is about as moisturizing as makeup can get. Plus, the “magic” formula treats skin in addition to providing coverage. Antioxidant ingredients rejuvenate dull skin, while mushroom extract firms skin, tightens pores and floods the skin with moisture. Available in 15 shades.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, $49 at Holt Renfrew (March 2016) and charlottetilbury.com
Vichy Idéalia Day Care
The leading ingredient in this smoothing and illuminating face cream might surprise you. It’s kombucha, a extract from tea. Kombucha naturally contains a combination of AHA, vitamins, probiotics and polyphenols which helps to smooth fine lines, boost radiance and even skin tone.
Vichy Idéalia Day Care, $45 (50 mL)
Olay Regenerist Facial Cleansing Brush
Gently remove makeup and exfoliate dull skin with this deep cleansing brush. “Not only does the brush improve circulation – which is vital for cellular regeneration, but it also provides a superior cleanse allowing for deeper product absorption,” says celebrity facialist and Olay Global Skincare Ambassador Anastasia Achilleos.
Olay Regenerist Facial Cleansing Brush, $33.50
Cliniderm Soothing Cream
Cliniderm has reformulated its Soothing Cream so it’s now even more hydrating and soothing – perfect for protecting skin from winter’s chill. Ingredients include hyaluronic acid, shea butter and vitamin F, as well as rosemary extract to protect against environmental aggressors.
Cliniderm Soothing Cream Face & Body, $20 (100 mL) at Shoppers Drug Mart and well.ca