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    28 Beauty Products To Help Your Skin Thrive Even When The Weather Sucks

    If the winter weather has been harsh on your skin, these products may be your saving grace.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A facial scrub to brighten, cleanse, and soften your face with sea kelp and French green clay so even the gloomiest weather can't dim your shine.


    Promising review: "Yay! This stuff is a lifesaver. Recently my doctor put me on steroids to clear up my allergies, but as a side effect, I immediately started breaking out like I was 15 again. I didn't have a good exfoliator and this one had such good reviews that I decided to try it out. It really works! In eight days my skin was almost back to normal, and felt clean as can be! My dark acne spots were significantly lighter and all the little bumps I had were gone. Will be buying this from here on out." β€”Janelle

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49 (also available in a charcoal scrub and rejuvenating scrub).

    2. A Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r hydrating foundation, because as we know, when the winds get colder our skin tends to get dryer and this grape seed oil and sodium hyaluronate formula will give you a moisturizing, natural-looking, smooth finish., Sephora

    Promising review: "Ladies and gentlemen she has done it again. I really wanted to get the first foundation, but I have super dry skin and the sample I got made my skin so flaky! This foundation is perfect and makes my skin look so flawless and beautiful. I've never felt so confident in a foundation before. You can easily control the amount of coverage. Just buy it and you won't regret it." β€”cateisabella

    Get it from Sephora for $35 (available in 50 shades).

    3. A pack of acne patches that are made with hydrocolloid dressing, tea tree oil, calendula oil, and cica that'll suck the gunk right out of your zits and help them fade away overnight.,

    Promising review: "Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is ideal because you can easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." β€”Caitlyn

    Get a pack of 40 patches from Amazon for $8.50.

    4. A La Roche-Posay hydrating cleanser for a dependable daily face wash that'll gently get your makeup off, while still helping your skin retain moisture.

    Promising review: "I prefer to double cleanse with an oil or balm cleanser on days I wear makeup or sunscreen, but my skin was getting too annoyed with the foaming cleansers I was using afterward. Now that northern California is burning all around me and winter is coming, my skin needed this cleanser! This is like a mix between a milk and a gel, but it does not foam up. It has a lot of slip and feels cooling on my face. I love the big bottle size and for a slightly pricey brand, this cleanser is fairly priced. I will continue to repurchase this and I bought a bottle for my best friend who has the most sensitive, reactive skin ever, and she loves it too. :)" β€”gwangarang

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (also available in a purifying version for normal to oily skin).

    5. A paraben-free St. Ives facial moisturizer, because it uses safflower oil to help hydrate dry skin and make it feel soft and smooth β€” even when the piercing winter wind has other plans.


    Promising review: "I’ve been using this for almost a whole year now. And the tub has lasted me that long! I use it every morning and night on my face. It does such a better job at moisturizing, especially in the winter, than the other more expensive moisturizer I had been using! Plus it lasts forever!" β€”Lucky girl

    Get it from Amazon for $4.33.

    6. A bottle of Jergens wet skin lotion perfect for lazy people, because you can apply it while your skin is still wet, before you even step out of the shower. It saves a few minutes and will lock in the hydration your skin needs.


    Promising review: "I've always been one who didn't want to take the time to slather my skin in some lotion that took forever to sink in. I have found the holy grail of solutions!! This lotion has the consistency of conditioner. I turn off my shower and it only takes a minute to apply. I don't even pat it dry. I just throw on my robe and start applying products my face. It absorbs quickly and it keeps my skin hydrated ALL day! Love it!" β€”Meagan

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    7. A jar of Glow Recipe's watermelon sleeping mask that uses hyaluronic acid and AHAs to help give you a skin-smoothing and radiance-boosting overnight facial.


    Read a BuzzFeeder's full review of this heavenly-smelling sleeping mask (and its matching, but more lightweight, moisturizer!) for more deets (#8)!

    Promising review: "This mask is amazing. Even after the first use, I woke up to baby-soft, even toned skin. Not to mention it smells like heaven! After extended use, I don't need to exfoliate as often and my skin is consistently baby-soft. I have sensitive skin but have no issues with this mask. It's so good!" β€”Kresme

    Get it from Sephora for $45 (available in two sizes).

    8. A Kai body buffer β€” a hypoallergenic sponge infused with natural oils β€” that'll release foaming bubbles when wet. The handy sponge works to deeply cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize your skin. I have one of these in my shower right now and I LOVE it!

    It smells lovely (like roses), it makes my skin feel nice and smooth when I get out of the shower, and I've used it about five times now and it still soaps up a lot! It's also slightly more convenient/quicker than squeezing soap onto a washcloth or luffa. Just grab it and start scrubbin'! Plus, the sponge softens over time, so you don't have to worry about it being too hard or rough on your skin.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    9. A jar of O'Keeffe's hand cream that'll really come in ~handy~ during winter as it helps to repair painful blisters and cracked skin.,

    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth." β€”Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29 (also available in packs of 2–12).

    10. A low pH Cosrx gel cleanser formulated with tea tree leaf oil to deep clean pores and bring out your natural glow, without stripping your skin.

    Sarah Han,

    Read a BuzzFeeder's full writeup "I Swear By This Highly-Rated Low pH Gel Cleanser To Clean Out My Pores" to learn more about why we love it so much!

    Promising review: "Finally something that doesn't strip my face!! I've noticed my skin looking better and a little bit brighter after a week and a half. I also notice my scars are looking much softer and better. Now I can't wait to try Cosrx's other products like the AHA/BHA toner and snail cream." β€”Musicman

    Get it from Amazon for $9.80.

    11. Some lemon gauze peeling pads that use triple-layered threading technology to provide mild chemical exfoliation, giving your pores a nice deep cleaning and leaving your face looking brighter than ever.


    Start with the textured side and then follow up with the softer, padded side.

    Promising review: "These pads are a must-have! I have oily skin and suffer from hormonal acne (occasional whites heads and cystic pimples). These pads calmed my breakouts immediately. They also smooth, plump, and moisturize." β€”Britt

    Get a container of 30 from Amazon for $27 (OR an eight-pack for $10; also available in green tea and wine).

    12. A NYX setting spray to lock your fabulous makeup looks in place, while keeping your skin hydrated at the same time. Snow, wind, or drizzle don't stand a chance at messing up your cut crease.


    Promising review: "I didn't expect much from this mist, but I was desperate and the reviews seemed hopeful so I gave it a try. I was not disappointed with this product. My face had become aggravated by the switch from summer to fall because of the loss of moisture in the air and influx of drying winds and also drying indoor heat caused by forced air in the home. All this caused my cheeks to get itchy and dry and irritated. In my desperate effort find some relief I upped my moisture game... The mist is not greasy or heavy it actually feels like water but it provides a nice light shield of moisture, gives a light dewy finish, and slows down the dehydration of the skin. I recommend it and I'd buy again." β€”Potatochips101

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    13. A jar of H2O+ Beauty ultra hydrating face cream, because it uses a water-gel formula to moisturize even those super duper dry patches of skin. Water lily and sea grass extracts help condition and promote your skin's ability to retain moisture, and it also has illuminating pigments so you can get your glow on.

    Promising review: "Moisturizes without clogging my pores! I have cystic acne and this is the best moisturizer Ive found β€” I use it before bed and in the morning to prep my skin before applying primer." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $42.

    14. A powder-to-foam exfoliant treatment enzyme peel that uses natural papaya enzymes to break down dead surface skin cells and reveal the new skin underneath.


    Just start with dry hands, dispense a pre-measured dose of powder, add a bit of water, work into a lather, and then massage onto your face before rinsing everything off!

    Promising review: "This has transformed my skin. Like previous reviewers, I use this in the morning in the shower. It sloughs dead skin off gently, removing impurities and creating a smooth canvas for makeup application. No primer needed! It has cleared up my persistent acne and is starting to fade existing acne scars. Earns MVP!" β€”kjebeauty

    Get it from Sephora for $60 (available in two sizes).

    15. A bottle of iS Clinical active face serum to help renew your complexion, brighten your skin, and more with its combination of pharmaceutical-grade botanicals, including mushroom, bilberry, sugar cane, and white willow bark extracts.

    Promising review: "I decided to give this a try after using other products that were too harsh on my acne prone skin in the winter. It did take some time to get used to the tingle, but I am overall super happy with this. Skin feels smooth and hydrated the next morning. I have extremely sensitive skin and this caused zero bad reactions." β€”Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $138.

    16. A jar of Pond’s cream cleanser, aka the classic beauty favorite for dissolving makeup while simultaneously moisturizing your skin. Gotta love a twofer!

    Promising review: "I have been using this cold cream a little less than a year, but watched my grandma use it my whole life. It really is a great product and works as it says it does (and as my grandma said it did). It has a light, clean fragrance, it's a great makeup remover and daily wash, it washes off easily, and leaves my skin feeling fresh. I also have sensitive skin, and it does not irritate or break me out. I highly recommend this!" β€”MsScott

    Get it from Amazon for $4.50.

    17. A natural mineral-infused dead sea mud mask to use as a daily acne treatment. Its job is to gently purify and clean clogged pores, while leaving your skin super soft. And who wouldn't want to enjoy a nice self-care session after you've braved the cold and made it back in the house for the evening?!

    Promising review: "This is great! Leaves my face feeling smooth and my pores much smaller. Doesn’t dry out your skin either. Also I have very sensitive skin and there hasn’t been any irritation!" β€”Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in three scents).

    18. A Kiehl's night serum that tones and hydrates skin, meaning you might be looking forward to a radiant morning glow.


    Promising review: "This stuff is magic. I study math all day until I reach a zombified state, at which point my skin looks dull and I swear it radiates a grayish hue. But then I put this on at night as the last step in my regimen before my moisturizer, and I somehow wake up looking like a well-to-do Korean woman. The oil penetrates deep into your skin's surface, and then the tiny oil molecules go all Julian Michaels on your skin cells." β€”SLC

    Get it from Sephora or Kiehl's for $50 (available in four sizes).

    19. Or a bottle of The Body Shop's tea tree night lotion, because it uses a gel-lotion texture infused with pure tea tree oil to provide light hydration for blemish prone skin throughout the night, while also minimizing excess oil.

    The Body Shop

    Promising review: "This product worked wonders for me. I've been having bad acne problems for more than two years. I've used everything that my dermatologist told me to use but to no avail. I was about to give up, but after reading up on the reviews about this product, I gave it a try. After three months of using it, my face cleared up β€” no more scars and no more cystic-like acne." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    20. A bottle of Glossier's Milk Jelly cleanser perfect for gently washing away daily makeup and grime, leaving your face feeling healthy and soft.


    For more, read why a BuzzFeeder also loves this cleanser (#2!).

    Promising review: "I have combination skin, which is super sensitive to certain products. I was leery of trying a new cleanser but, figured this one may be gentle enough. Not only is it totally not irritating to my skin, it is significantly improving my skins evenness of tone. I would seriously recommend this to anyone with my kind of skin. It's a life changer." β€”Heather

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in two sizes).

    21. Some of Tarte's collagen serum made with vegan marine plant collagen to hydrate your skin and possibly make it look firmer.


    I use this serum almost every day and it always make my face feel so fresh. It plumps and brightens my skin and makes it feel totally rejuvenated. I have oily skin and I can usually get away with using this instead of a moisturizer.

    Promising review: "So amazing, leaves my skin feeling hydrated and smooth. It smells amazing too." β€”Elizabeth C

    Get it from Tarte for $39.

    22. A bottle of Bliss lemon and sage body wash you can lather up with in the shower to hydrate and soften your skin with aloe leaf extract and glycerin. Plus, it's 100% vegan.

    Promising review: "Lightly scented lather that rinses clean and leaves skin feeling hydrated. The scent is not obvious 10 minutes after using the product, so you can use your favorite scented body lotions and perfumes without conflicting aromas. Product arrived in perfect condition with pump already in place. Pump works flawlessly. This product would be the perfect addition to a gift basket of self care items." β€”Scots-Irish Lass (terri)

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two sizes).

    23. A vitamin C facial cleanser formulated with organic and natural ingredients such as aloe vera, coconut water, and green tea extract, that can result in less visible fine lines, clearer skin, and more., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this facial cleanser! It’s gentle enough to use daily but still safely removes any buildup/oil. I have combination oily/dry skin and this product works great for me. It smells great and feels soft and supple against my skin." β€”Sara Woldai

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    24. A pack of 16 Dermal Korea collagen sheet masks for possibly healthier, clearer, and more elastic skin. The scents vary, but they each contain vitamin E and collagen (plus, they're mess-free).


    Promising review: "These masks are amazing!!! Having 'ice pick' scars left over from acne I was told that I'd have to pay for expensive laser therapy because the body can't produce enough collagen to heal deep scars. I've been using these masks for two months and I've seen SIGNIFICANT reduction in my scars. They are almost completely gone!" β€”Shaun

    Read what another BuzzFeeder had to say about these collagen sheet masks!

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. Drunk Elephant's T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial to give your skin a pro-level treatment that'll exfoliate dead skin cells and rev up surface turnover to smooth and brighten.


    Plus, it is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

    Promising review: "I've never written a review on here but this stuff is really magical. I'm on my second bottle and have even begun using on my arms to treat my keratosis pilaris. I've never found anything that this issue would respond to before this stuff. Of course things like moisturizing are very important to treat keratosis pilaris, but this stuff is a holy grail step for me. And I've tried EVERYthing." β€”mmnash

    Get it from Sephora for $80.

    26. A jar of Kiehl's lightweight daily moisturizer that'll provide all skin types with 24-hour hydration. Chapped, raw cheeks are officially a thing of a past!


    Promising review: "This moisturizer has amazed me so much!!! I’m on my second jar and I’ve seen so much change in my skin tone. My skin is smoother and it has prevented my occasional breakouts. It’s so amazing. Definitely a life changer." β€”Kiehl's Customer

    Get it from Kiehl's or Sephora for $32.

    27. A bottle of DHC's moisturizing and clarifying peeling gel for a unique exfoliating experience that binds sebum and dead surface skin together and turns it into little particles that'll roll off your face when you rise it with water. WOW! It also contains citrus extracts to brighten and hyaluronic acid to preserve moisture.,

    Get it from Dermstore for $20.

    28. And a jar of Tarte's lip butter to hydrate and exfoliate your lips with jojoba oil and shea butter and make them feel amazingly soft. No one wants their lips cracking and splitting all winter β€” plus, this cute packaging will remind you that spring is just a round the corner!


    Promising review: "I bought it because my lips are so dry, I wasn't expecting much because it's hard find a good balm for me. I put on my lips every night like a mask and the next day I can feel them more soft and less wrinkles. It's a must." β€”Tomas P

    Get it from Tarte for $12.

    When your skin is looking flawless, despite the unpredictable weather:

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