6 Skin-Hydrating Essentials to Take You From Fall to Winter

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

You wouldn’t wear shorts and flip-flops in a snow storm would you? There are very good reasons for changing out your wardrobe as the seasons change. But if you aren’t doing the same with your skincare products, there may be a revolt. It’s not just about being trendy. Your skin needs certain nutrients to protect it during the cooler months, namely moisture! Even oily, acne-prone has to stay hydrated when the temps drop. Make sure your skin is prepared with these serums, moisturizers and eye creams that are completely appropriate this time of year.

Bonus: Most of these products are cruelty free, non-GMO and free of sulfates – which your whole body will appreciate!

Daytime Serum

When wind mixes with cold, dry air, red, flaky skin magically appears on your nose, cheeks and chin. With an aloe vera base, Andalou Naturals Fruit Stem Cell Revitalize Serum evens out skin’s tone and texture.

Bedtime Serum

If your skin is screaming for more balance, it’s probably because it needs oil. Got oily skin? Don’t shy away. This blend of light-on-skin oils from Acure Organics hydrates, soothes and even neutralizes free radicals. You’ll get the most benefit when you apply a dab on before bedtime, since that’s when skin cells go into repair mode.

Daytime Moisturizer

Technically a nighttime moisturizer, the Andalou Naturals Resveratrol Q10 Night Repair Cream is light enough to be worn during the day. It has a whipped frosting texture that doesn’t weigh down skin. Instead, its mix of fruit stem cells, resveratrol and CoQ10 work to slow cellular damage and smooth fine lines – creating the perfect surface for makeup.

Nighttime Moisturizer

Dark spots can dampen your mood. Luckily, there’s a pick-me-up for that. Hollybeth Organics Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer offers a rich-and-creamy mix of almond oil, rosehip oil, beeswax and more. These nutrients help balance the moisture in skin, so you wake up ahead of the game.

Daytime Eye Cream

Running on too-little sleep? You can hide those puffy eyes with CSI Vivid Eyes Cucumber Eye Cream. It feels as refreshing and cooling as fresh cucumber on your eyes. Plus, it comes with vitamin A, vitamin E and peptides to help protect skin from any free radical damage while stimulating collagen production.

Nighttime Eye Cream

Your delicate eye area requires more moisture than anywhere else. Get an extra shot of hydration from Suki Ultra-Protect Eye Balm. With shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil and a host of other antioxidants and nutrients, this cream is your ally against crow’s feet, redness and generally tired-looking eyes.

Beauty tip: Don’t feel tied down to using the daytime moisturizer only in the day or nighttime serum just before bed. Switch up your routine to suit your skin’s needs and personal preferences. There’s no harm in that!