The WellSet Winter Skincare Survival Guide

By WellSet | February 15, 2022

It's that time of year: The days are shorter, the nights are longer, and winter is officially wreaking havoc on our skin. Whether you're braving the elements or being blasted by heat from the comfort of your couch, the dryness and dehydration is real.

Our first not-so-pro tip is about as boring but effective as it gets: Water is your skin's BFF so be sure you're loading up. Next, switch up your skincare routine for the season if you haven't already. Even the oiliest among us need extra hydration right now. Team WellSet varies in our degree of high-maintenance—someone just got her first facial , while one of us starts the day with no fewer than five products—but we are serious about winter skin health and discerning in our search for the most nourishing, natural products. Below are the ones we keep in regular rotation and, at the risk of sounding dramatic, consider essential to our winter survival. 


1. Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Lotion SPF 30
"My go-to daily moisturizer and SPF (essential in LA!), I often mix it with my foundation with it for a sheer, dewy effect. –Tegan 

2. Ilia Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment
"I didn't know I needed a lip mask until I tried this one. Like a cushiony, creamy facial for your lips, it magically seems to both exfoliate and and soften while you sleep." –Elizabeth

3. Eminence Stone Crop Hydrating Mist
"I use this mist as a toner after washing my face in the morning and at night. It is refreshing, smells amazing, and makes my skin feel super moisturized." –Tegan

4. Jones Road Miracle Beauty Balm
"I've swapped my drawerful of illuminators and highlighters for this miracle pot, which is packed with argan and jojoba oils for a lasting and deeply moisturizing glow. The tinted shades are especially fantastic for a fresh, makeup-free face." –Elizabeth

5. Pai Rosehip Biogenerate
"I use this organic, multi-tasking oil at night on both my face and neck. It's gentle, nourishing, moisturizing, smooths fine lines and smells great. Nearly 1,400 five-star reviews can't be wrong!"

6. Beautycounter Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream
"This smooth, non-oily cream that provides intense hydration while soothing my rosacea. I always wake up looking reinvigorated, no matter how few hours of sleep I got. You also have my full permission to use it in the morning if your skin is especially dry!" –Shana

7. Weleda Skin Food Ultra-Rich Cream
"You couldn't pry this tube out of my cold—but not dry!—hands if you tried.
I use it year-round on face, neck, and hands, increasing the amount in wintertime (a little goes a long way). Try Skin Food Light if you have oily skin or prefer a lighter-weight formula." –Rosie

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