9 Editor-Approved Skincare Picks to Shop This FebruaryFebruary 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 February.
Victoria, Content Director
I get easily overwhelmed by hair-care products with strong aromas, so I love that this new shampoo from L’Oréal Paris is made without synthetic fragrance and boasts a subtle scent. It gently yet effectively cleanses the scalp and hair of product buildup, dirt and oil while protecting your dye job and leaving hair softer and shinier than before.
A good makeup remover is the secret to never waking up with mascara smears under your eyes. This new formula from Lancôme is made with 95% natural origin ingredients, won’t dry out skin and lifts off stubborn makeup with ease. It’s also suitable for sensitive skin, so I don’t have to worry about irritation forming around this delicate area.
I’m a big fan of cocokind products, and I have a few dry patches that could use some TLC, so I can’t wait to give this new Ceramide Recovery Balm a try. Made with ceramides, oat kernel oil and squalane, it’s perfect for layering over your moisturizer (or using on its own) to lock in essential moisture. It’s also multi-use, so you can apply it on your facial skin, your cuticles, elbows, knees or feet. I plan on keeping one of these on my nightstand and in my bathroom.
Alanna, Assistant Managing Editor
I’ve struggled with dark spots for a while now — particularly because my skin has been quite acne-prone over the last couple of years. This new serum has been ideal for fading these spots. It’s formula has a whopping 12% niacinamide, plus amino sulfonic and ferulic acid, to help visibly reduce the appearance of stubborn acne scars. After just a few uses, my skin already looks more clarified, even-toned and brighter. I can easily see this becoming a staple in my routine!
This sweet-smelling deo has earned a spot in my everyday routine thanks to its warm cinnamon scent. I love that it’s a natural formula that lasts for hours, and that it’s totally aluminum and paraben free. This formula makes me excited for my body-care routine, and I promise it’ll make you feel that way too!
When my skin needs a hard reset from trying out too many products, I always go back to the basics: a fragrance-free cleanser, moisturizer and SPF. This moisturizing cream protects my dry, sensitive skin and helps replenish its moisture barrier with a combination of hyaluronic acid and essential ceramides. It’s non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and is accepted by the National Eczema Association, making it a safe choice for all skin types.
Jordan, Associate Editor
This hydrating cleanser from Thayers has earned a permanent spot in my skincare routine, thanks to its silky-soft feel and immediate effect on the texture of my skin. Unlike some cleansers which can dry out my combination skin, this one left my skin feeling smooth and moisturized (while still effectively getting rid of my makeup at the end of the day). The snow mushroom, hyaluronic acid and elderflower water in the formula keeps your skin from feeling stripped after cleansing.
Kat, Social Media Editor
Winter has not been kind to my skin and I’ve noticed quite a bit of dry patches around my nose and even on my body. The CeraVe Healing Ointment has been a lifesaver this winter in my skincare routine. Having oily/combination skin, I didn’t think slugging was for me, but I found what really works is getting a very small amount of the Healing Ointment and warming it up in my hands before concentrating it on the areas that need it the most after moisturizer.
Since I’ve been dealing with dry patches this winter, I’ve been trying to focus on hydrating my skin as much as possible. That’s why I was extremely excited to try this mask from Kiehl’s. Formulated with avocado fruit extract, avocado oil and evening primrose oil, this mask leaves my skin feeling extremely soft and nourished after just 15 minutes. I love applying on the days when my skin is feeling extremely dry from being outside all day.