As the weather continues to cool and the days continue to shorten, the start of winter marks the most challenging time of year for skincare users. Your patients’ skin might be feeling it already.
To fight deeper wrinkles, clammy or dull texture, and dry patches, it’s more important than ever to keep skin hydrated, nourished, and protected.
We recommend these products to help patients through the dry months ahead, both on their own and as a combined, complete winter regimen.
Cleanse: Chamomile Facial Cleanser
Make sure patients begin with a hydrating cleanser. We recommend our Chamomile Facial Cleanser, which contains deeply moisturizing red algae peptides. It also soothes and softens with vitamin B3 and ginger and chamomile essential oils.
Did you know that pollution particulate matter levels are higher indoors than outdoors? With greater time spent indoors, this season is particularly important to cleanse and protect against pollution. Besides hydrating, Chamomile Facial Cleanser also penetrates and purifies pores, eliminating pollution of size PM0.1 or greater, helping patients keep their skin clear, smooth, and radiant.
Treat: Vita Soothe
Follow cleanser with a protective and hydrating serum. Vita Soothe is perfect for this time of year. It uses bioidentical glycolipids and phospholipids to restore and replenish the skin barrier, sealing the cracks between corneocytes and mitigating dryness caused by transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
In addition to powerful hydration, Vita Soothe contains Lipochroman®, the strongest antioxidant on the market and the only antioxidant to protect against carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen free radicals. Lipochroman® helps keep skin acne-free, bright, and hydrated by protecting skin against pollution damage.
Vita Soothe also uses vitamins E and F, which are both excellent for additional antioxidant protection and skin nutrition. Even on the coldest day, Vita Soothe will help patients shine their best.
Moisturizer: Enriched Moisturizing Crème
Follow treatment serum with a moisturizer to lock-in extra hydration. We recommend Enriched Moisturizing Crème during winter because it combines several sources of skin hydration, with firming and moisturizing red algae peptides, squalene, and glycerin. It also adds in antioxidant vitamin E for additional skin nutrition and moisture.
Enriched Moisturizing Crème is a strong moisturizer that’s well-suited for winter use. For other great options, visit our moisturizers page.
Enhancer: Tightening Eye Gel
As patients want to put on their best look for the holidays, we recommend enhancing with an eye product to eliminate lines, wrinkles, crow's feet, and dark patches. Ultra Benefits® Eye Gel protects and heals the eye area, improving capillary drainage and reduces dark patches and bags using Lipochroman® and Chromabright®, an advanced fade ingredient that greatly reduces hyperpigmentation.
Protect: Radiant Shield
Our anti-aging tinted moisturizer, Radiant Shield SPF 40, is a fantastic product year-round, yet its protection and barrier-repair properties are especially effective for winter hydration. It contains Ectoin®, a well-rounded ingredient with a range of barrier-promoting benefits from PM0.1 protection to sustained hydration.
Radiant Shield also includes 17% zinc oxide, Lipochroman®, and a botanical blend to hydrate and protect against all sources of environmental skin damage. It brightens, smooths, softens, protects, and hydrates for the perfect winter glow.
Bonus: Hydra-Firm Gel Mask
When winter dryness hits especially hard, patients can get relief using this ultra-moisturizing mask. Hydra-Firm Gel Mask uses strawberry seed oil as an occlusive moisturizer, repairing the skin barrier to restore hydration. It also reenergizes and lifts the skin using firming peptides, marine algae extract, and a revitalizing yeast complex.
Hydra-Firm Gel Mask has been clinically shown to increase skin elasticity and smoothness by up to 33% with daily use over a four-week period. For best results, glow, and hydration, patients can use it as an overnight mask, applying it as the last step in their evening regimen.
Winter Skin Recommendations
Patients have many options at their disposal to help fight winter dryness. CosMedical’s products help to combine moisture with smoothing, brightening, and protective benefits to help patients look and feel their best. Learn more about our moisturizing products here.