Winter Skincare Essentials for Surviving the Polar Vortex

As we approach the depths of winter, that cold that burns your face the minute you step outside, I look to my trusty winter skincare collection to keep my skin moisturized, glowy, and ultra-hydrated. After spending some time decluttering old products and things I didn’t truly love, I’ve finally landed on a skincare collection that makes my skin feel bright, moisturized, and happy. 

Any time I feel the slightest bit of tightness in my skin, I’m immediately gravitating towards these products to help add some life back in.

Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator 

I first discovered this product early last year and immediately fell in love with it. It’s lightweight but ultra-moisturizing and helps revive my dry winter skin for a hydrated, glowy finish. I’ve recommended this product to friends who have loved it just as much as I do, and I continue to use this year round when my skin is feeling a little dull. 

FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Moisturizer 

This is a more recent discovery but one I swear by. This leaves my skin feeling sooo soft and helps in relieving dullness, dryness, and uneven texture in the skin. It has a combination of hyaluronic acids which is key for any moisturizer, and it has a light rose scent that is the perfect added bonus. 

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

I recently opened the sample of this midnight recovery concentrate that had been abandoned in my bathroom drawer and was shocked to discover that I really liked it. This lightweight elixir quickly absorbed into my skin and, after only a few days, I noticed my skin was noticeably smoother and more even-toned. 

BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Mask

Bid adieu to chapped lips this season with the Agave Lip Mask from BITE. It is super thick but not sticky, and is perfect on its own or as a base for lip products. I use this first thing in the morning before any other makeup, and it settles in and moisturizes just in time for me to apply a lipstick (or another layer of this). I have both Champagne and Candy Cane and would recommend either of them!

Sephora Favourites – Haute Hydrators

I recently picked this up at Sephora and have decided this is the best bang for your buck for sampling skin care! This bundle gives you the perfect amount of each product to test out and decide on what you like. It’s also an added plus that these are all ultra-moisturizing and will help your skin heal from this polar vortex we have found ourselves in!

Anastacia Jido

Anastacia Jido

Anastacia works to bring the editor-in-chief’s vision to life through branding and graphic design. She spends her days creating graphics, checking that content follows Dote’s branding, updating Dote’s website, and working on Dote Notes (our new monthly newsletter!) Find her on her phone or on the computer 99% of the time brainstorming, pulling inspo and creating new designs for Dote.