tested and found: kt’s five dependable winter skincare essentials


First steps:
Give gratitude to life.
Forgive the winter skincare woes.

Hi. KT here. I have recently had the pleasure of becoming an official Glossier Rep and I’m LOVING it. If you haven’t heard of this cult-like-followed skincare brand yet, check them out through my profile here. I’m thankful to be a part of a rad + dependable company while being able to share my love for skincare because it’s very true what they say, skincare really is always in fashion.

To get to the point: I always have that “Oy vey” moment of whispering to myself as these colder months first hit my facial features year after year. There is no stopping the frustration, so one must go into problem solving mode. Thankfully, I found solace and hope through some amazing skincare daydream-turned-realities. I broke down my top five winter skincare essentials so you can stop hiding in your oversized turtleneck and fuzzy socks while watching Stranger Things reruns all damn day…. Yes, I am talking about myself.

Here are five products I have tried and found true to the winter skincare needs so you don’t have to:

1. Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich

I cannot shut my up about this stuff. It’s PERFECT. The sister to Glossier’s adored priming moisturizer, Priming Moisturizer Rich packs that extra surge of creamy moisture (does that sound a little sexual? I’m into it if you are). In all serious, this product saved my skin a year ago and is still kicking booty.

2. Glossier Balm Dot Com

My lips thank you Balm Dot Com. I put this stuff on religiously with my morning/night routines and throughout the day as needed. It is a superb skin salve that is also great for extra dry areas like elbows and cuticles. If I left the house without my bal- Just kidding I don’t want to think of such a nightmare.

3. Glossier Body Hero Duo

I know, I know, another Glossier product. But come on guys, Body Hero Duo is worth the hype. Personally, I tend to hide my legs in the winter because I feel that there was nothing to keep my body moisturized consistently. So this oil + perfecting cream combination for shower time is a great product to add to your skincare routine, day or night. Body Hero Duo is a true survival tool during the winter months. I usually do four pumps of the oil wash in the shower and then slather on the perfecting cream when I am cozy in my robe. Both the oil and cream are not over sented which is great because I despise over frilly products on my skin.

4. Mario Badescu Glycolic Eye Cream

Known primarily for their bomb facial sprays (yep, I mist it all day, everyday), Mario Badescu is a top contender for having a killer line of skincare products. I’d like to draw focus to the glycolic eye cream they have because it isn’t too expensive AND it works wonders. If you suffer from delicate and dark circled eyelids, this product will help bring an extra surge of moisture you’ve been looking for. Use it morning or night!

5. Water

The essence of life, y’all (adding in that Southern charm of mine). In all seriousness, skincare is self care, and if you aren’t taking care of the rest of your body, your skin is going to look dull and dead no matter how many great products you have. Drink your water!

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