8 Skincare Swaps To Make For The Transition Between Fall/Winter

Chillier weather is upon us and that means it’s time to start switching up your skincare products.

When the weather turns cooler, it’s even more important to hydrate and exfoliate because the icy winter winds can be oh-so-drying.

The only way to counter-act shedding skin is to hydrate, so if you’re wondering what products to add into your routine this season, then look no further than the eight miracle workers listed below. 

1. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

Pro makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury clearly knows her way around makeup, but don’t think her talents are limited to beauty. Charlotte is also known for her amazing skincare products that promise noticeable results. If you’re needing a thicker day cream that’ll also act as your primer, her Magic Cream is the one to reach for – it’s exactly how Charlotte creates that flawless, glowy base for all of her makeup looks. Thanks to hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and peptides, your skin will not only look smoother and more hydrated, but it’ll feel plump and softer to. 

2. Goop GOOPGENES Nourishing Body Butter

Dry skin got you down? Not anymore, thanks to goop’s new GOOPGENES Nourishing Body Butter. This thick cream feels luxe and has a light citrus scent that’s far from overpowering. Simply smooth on all over the body for noticeably moisturized skin that you’ll feel for hours.

3. Radford Studio 24K Hydro-Gel Masks

If you’re in search of a quickie skincare sesh, try Radford Studio’s Hydro-Gel Masks. These 24K gold beauties look glam once applied but your skin will also reap the benefits of moisturizing hyaluronic acid, leaving your complexion refreshed in a matter of minutes.

4. CND Cuticle Oil

Sure, you’re using hand lotion everyday to counteract dryness from repeated hand washing and sanitizing, but if your nail beds and cuticles are bone dry, then perhaps it’s time for cuticle oil. CND’s Solar Oil is a favourite of nail pros for its nourishing blend of oils that help support stronger, healthier nails. It comes in a bottle and handy pen for easy application on the go. 

5. Detox Mode Altogether Oil

If a thick body butter doesn’t supply you with enough hydration, then a quality body oil ought to get you there. This one by Detox Mode, the in-house brand from beloved clean beauty store The Detox Market, is a great choice. The best part about this oil is that it’s multi-use, so you can use it in your hair all the way down to your toes. The blend of macadamia and jojoba will keep your skin nice and supple, while grapeseed and ginseng work to tighten and brighten.

6. Empathy Hydrating Lip Balm

Since the whole world is masking up, lipstick isn’t really a necessity anymore — sad, but true. This lip balm by local Toronto brand Empathy has a sweet vanilla and peppermint scent that’s reminiscent of the holidays with a texture that’s soft and easy to apply.

7. Gee Beauty Sugar Lip Scrub

In addition to hydrating our lips, it’s just as important to slough off dead skin, too. While it’s not the most glam step in your skincare routine, it’s definitely an important one. Exfoliate away with this lip scrub from Gee Beauty. 

8. Tata Harper Nourishing Makeup Removing Oil Cleanser

If you’re concerned that cleansing will strip away your skin’s much-needed moisture, then think again. Tata Harper’s Oil Cleanser is amazing for taking off your makeup but also getting rid of any nasty build-up that your makeup wipes might have missed. Made with super hydrating squalane oil, its great for protecting against the winter cold.

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