The Best Skincare Products to Prep Your Skin for Winter, According to Our EditorsDecember 01, 2023
It’s a brand new month, which means that new products are making their way onto store websites and shelves and into our medicine cabinets. These are the products Skincare.com’s editors can’t live without this December.
Victoria, Content Director
CeraVe Healing Ointment is a mainstay in my house. I use it over my daily moisturizer to slug, on my cuticles and on dry, rough patches on my elbows and knuckles. I highly recommend picking up a fresh tub every winter. When you need it, you’ll be glad you have it ready to go in your bathroom cabinet.
I think a luxe hand wash and hand cream duo is one of the nicest gifts you can give or receive, and this one from Youth to the People is on my personal wishlist. Both formulas have notes of fresh greens, black pepper and cedarwood.
Alanna, Managing Editor
Although my skin gets a little drier around the winter time, I absolutely still need an oil-control moisturizer in my arsenal. I was stoked to learn that IT Cosmetics just dropped a brand new gel-cream formula with this need in mind. It works to mattify the skin while still keeping it super hydrated and nourished with niacinamide and squalane. Bonus: The lightweight gel-texture sinks in easily and makes my complexion look bouncy, refreshed and grease-free all day.
If you’re a pimple-patch obsessee like me, you’ll love this gift set by Starface with three types of their cult-classic patches: Hydro-Stars, Hydro-Stars in Black, and Hydro-Stars + Salicylic Acid. Bonus: The patches come in a cute yellow reusable travel case. My acne is getting the best Christmas gift ever.
This is my first time trying products from Aesop, and I’m hoping it won’t be my last. This kit comes with the brand’s ubiquitous hand soap (which guests have already complimented when they’ve come over), a rich hand cream that’s perfect for winter and a lightly floral, aromatic room spray. The latter is my favorite part of this set — spraying it makes me feel like I’m staying in a luxury hotel, even if it’s been way too long since I last tidied up my bedroom.
Jordan, Associate Editor
In the past couple of years, I’ve started to prioritize anti-aging with my skincare routine, which is why the Lancôme Rénergie H.C.F. Triple Serum Holiday Gift Set is at the top of my wishlist this year. It consists of a full anti-aging skincare routine, complete with a serum, eye cream and moisturizer. The best part? At $172 for a $265 value, it’s a can’t-miss deal.
It’s the most wonderful — and busiest — time of the year, which means I am not always able to make the time to clock eight hours of beauty sleep every night. But with this vitamin-C-enriched brightening eye cream, my eyes will at least look awake and well-rested. In addition to brightening, it de-puffs and minimizes the appearance of dark circles.
Kat, Social Media Editor
It’s officially wintertime, which means my hands are getting super dry. If you know someone like me, I’m here to tell you that you’re going to want to give them the Kiehl’s Richly Hydrating Hand Care Trio Gift Set. The set includes three deeply hydrating hand creams that leave dry hands feeling super soft and moisturized. I’m obsessed with the way these creams revive my hands and always have at least one in my purse just in case! You’re definitely going to want to get your hands on this set ASAP.