With the frigid arctic temperatures and yet another Canadian winter upon us, it’s no secret that your skin needs extra protection and care. The harsh seasonal change causes the skin to become dry, and to avoid this, hydration is an increasingly important step in your skincare regimen. To maintain soft and supple skin all winter long, you must enhance your moisturizing rituals to endure the cold weather, strong winds and indoor heating. Earlier this winter in our December 2017 issue, Real Style spoke to Dr. Soreya Dhanji from Cadence Health Centre and pharmacist Abdullah Al-Kazaz from Cadence Apothecary to hear their expert opinion on keeping your skin hydrated. Following up on this story, we have also compiled our roundup of skincare products which contain nourishing and hydrating ingredients that will save your skin from the winter climate.
SATURDAY SKIN Quench Intense Hydration Mask, $7.50: This SATURDAY SKIN biocellulose sheet mask claims to be infused with a high content of antioxidants, watermelon and aloe. It is said to replenish moisture, while also comfortably conforming to the contours of the face.
FIRST AID BEAUTY Hello FAB Ginger Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask, $40: If you’re looking for a refreshing burst of cooling hydration, the FIRST AID BEAUTY revitalizing jelly mask is said to restore suppleness. It is made with ginger, turmeric and vitamin C, and is intended to leave skin feeling invigorated with a healthy-looking complexion.
GLAMGLOW Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturizer, $62: This GLAMGLOW moisturizer claims to feature a triple Hyaluronic Acid complex and to bring a glowing complexion to the visage. It is a lightweight water-based cream that is said to lock in moisture and to provide instant, long-lasting hydration.
DERMALOGICA Skin Hydrating Booster, $81: DERMALOGICA’s Skin Hydrating Booster claims to help fight dryness, in the form of a non-greasy hydrating serum. It is said to rebuild moisture levels and also to minimize the look of fine lines, and encourage smooth and healthy skin.