Between the dry air and cold temps, winter weather can really wreak havoc on your skin. With serene scents and mint green, frosted glass packaging fit for a spa, e.l.f.’s skincare line is just what you need to survive the waning days of winter … and use happily the rest of the year, too! Here’s the lowdown on five of our favorites.
This gentle, shape-shifting cleanser starts as a smooth gel in the jar and then melts into a creamy lather in your hands. Nourishing ingredients such as argan oil, rose seed oil and vitamin C sooth your skin while removing makeup and dirt.
Tip: Make this your first step in your skincare routine in the morning and at night.
Hydrating Bubble Mask ($14)
This addictive mask is unlike any other we’ve tried before. First, you apply the clear gel to your face, being careful to avoid your eyes, nostrils and lips. Then, watch as the gel puffs up into a foamy, bubbly layer on top of your skin. How cool is that? Unlike sticky clay masks, which can be a challenge to wash off, this rinses clean quickly.
Tip: Secure your hair with a stretchy headband to keep flyaways from sticking to the mask.
Soothing Serum ($12)
Serums are seriously trending for their concentrated moisturizing power and anti-aging properties. This clean-smelling serum easily smooths over your skin and features shea butter, jojoba and aloe.
Hint: Apply the serum to your neck as well as your face at night before you to go bed. Allow to sink in before you add other products, such as eye cream (see below).
Illuminating Eye Cream ($10)
Here’s a secret of makeup artists everywhere: Eye cream is the key to getting a smooth application of concealer under and around your eyes. This cream is infused with Vitamin E, which blocks free radicals in the body to keep skin looking plump.
Tip: Use your ring finger to dab on the cream gently under your eye, from the bridge of your nose to your temple. You don’t want to pull or tug on the delicate skin around your eyes, so be as gentle as possible!
Serums and eye creams are perfect for nighttime, but to protect your skin from the elements during the day, you need a light but potent moisturizer. Thanks to aloe and cucumber, this daily hydration formula smells delicious and provides a protective barrier for your skin.
Hint: Apply before you put on your makeup in the morning to give a smooth foundation for your favorite cosmetics.
Try out the e.l.f. skincare line sold online and in stores and let us know what products you like!