| by Jennifer Casseday-Blair | Editors are inundated with beauty product samples, and it is our responsibility to share with readers which ones should be at the top of the list. After testing many of the items sent to us, here are the best skincare products for keeping your skin hydrated and radiant all winter long.
Eau Thermale Avene, XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil, $30 XeraCalm can be used daily to protect skin from the drying effects of water by sealing in moisture. It contains a high concentration of Avene Thermal Spring Water, which ensures soothing, softening and calming benefits. XeraCalm is also paraben and soap free.
Rene Furterer Paris, 5 Sens Enhancing Oil, $47 This little dry oil from Rene Furterer is magic in a bottle. Blending five plant-based oils (sweet almond, avocado, castor, jojoba and Safflower oil), the 5 Sens Enhancing Oil is non-greasy and can be applied to the skin and hair. Its delicate floral and amber perfume leaves a sweet scent after application.
Lift Lab Skin Regeneration, Lift + Fix, $110 Perfect for offering instant relief from irritation caused by environmental factors such as extreme temperatures, Lift + Fix is a concentrated restoring serum that also addresses the premature signs of aging. Massaging one or two pumps onto the face reinforces the skin’s protective barrier and leaves skin feeling brand new.
Estee Lauder, Advanced Night Repair, $92 Advanced Night Repair is most effective when applied before moisturizing every evening. After a few weeks of regular use, fine lines were reduced. Skin really was left feeling smoother and more hydrated without leaving an oil residue.
Omorovicza, Blue Diamond Eye Care, $230 This stuff really works. In addition to getting rid of dark circles, puffiness and fine lines, it counteracts sagging upper eyelids. Omorovicza’s latest offering in its skincare line, the Blue Diamond Collection, combines a trio of innovative ingredients with Omorovicza’s exclusive Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivery system to restore the energy of skin cells and supercharge the skin’s ability to renew and de-age.
Omorovicza, Thermal Cleansing Balm, $110 The Thermal Cleansing Balm was by far the group favorite. Perfect for the winter months when skin is left feeling dehydrated, this cleansing balm removes all make-up (including waterproof mascara) and impurities without stripping the skin. Calcium- and Magnesium-rich Hungarian Moor mud purifies, and sweet almond oil nourishes.
Omorovicza, Complexion Perfector, $135 Self-described as the “Swiss army knife of beauty,” Omorovicza’s complexion perfector makes it possible to wake up, wash your face, apply a small amount and go. This BB cream leaves skin looking flawless, sheer and even. It’s a moisturizer, foundation, sunscreen, concealer and anti-aging cream all in one.