5 Sephora products for dry skin, from a cosmetic chemist

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No matter what type of skin you have, during the winter months dryness is inevitable. The cold, dry air sucks moisture from your complexion, which means you have to stack your routine with topicals to make up the difference.

“This change in the air is dehydrating our skin, and we will all be turning on our ovens, which will further accelerate this dehydration process,” said previously Audrey Kunin, MD, Certified Dermatologist and Founder of DermaDoctor. Good + Good. “Eventually, a chemical reaction will take place in the skin where we lose our protective acid mantle and our pH is disrupted. When this happens, the skin cells, which normally overlap, like shingles on a roof start , to separate. “

For this reason, professionals recommend doubling down on moisturizing ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and squalane, and limiting the use of known dryness inducers, like hydroxy acids, alcohol-based products, and clay masks. In a recent TikTok video, cosmetic chemist Jane Tsui revealed her must-have Sephora products for dry skin to help you change your routine accordingly. Keep scrolling to buy them on your own.


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Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin Softening Cleanser – $ 35.00

When it is cold outside, it is very important to use a facial cleanser that does not harm your skin. The reason? Harsh cleansers will disrupt the integrity of your skin barrier, making it harder for your complexion to retain that important hydration. This creamy formula combines Japanese seaweed with hyaluronic acid to nourish and hydrate your skin while helping to remove dirt and debris.

Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask with Vitamin C – $ 48.00

The whole point of an overnight mask is to lock in moisture (think of it like an overloaded moisturizer), and this stuff does that and more. It’s packed with antioxidants to brighten and protect your complexion, and also contains hyaluronic acid and squalane, two ingredients dermatoses consider “big sips” of hydration for thirsty skin.

The Inkey Retinol List – $ 10.00

While retinol has a reputation for sensitizing the skin, this formula was designed to do its job without irritation. It is made with sustained release retinol, which means your skin will receive small doses of this product within hours of application. It combines the ingredient with squalane, which adds moisture and helps reduce irritation further.

Lanc̫me Skin Feels Good Tinted Moisturizer With SPF 23 Р$ 35.00

Along with changing up your skincare for the winter, you should also consider adjusting your makeup routine. This tinted moisturizer is a great replacement for your standard moisturizer and contains skin-friendly ingredients like hyaluronic acid and moringa seed oil. It has a sheer, radiant finish that will leave your complexion feeling fresh even on the driest days, and comes in 15 shades that can be mixed to match a range of skin tones.

La Mer The Concentrated Serum – $ 400.00

While you might hesitate at the $ 400 price tag, this product is definitely worth the investment. It is made from a blend of La Mer’s famous “miracle broth” (which comes from fermented sea kelp), other fermented marine ingredients and a lime tea concentrate rich in antioxidants, and has a reputation for be both nourishing and hydrating. When one of our editors tested it herself, after just a week, she noticed a brighter complexion, a more even skin tone and fewer fine lines and wrinkles – and of course, unparalleled hydration everywhere.

For more information on the best ingredients for dry skin, watch the video below.

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