BEST WINTER MOISTURIZERS
To combat the bitter cold of winter, we are here to give you the best moisturizers to ensure that your skin stays well hydrated, smooth, and youthful for seasons to come.
CHEN TENG on JANUARY 25, 2020
REAL BARRIER EXTREME CREAM
The ‘Real Barrier Extreme Cream’ has a patented ceramide complex and skin barrier formula that is said to help create a deep moisturizing effect that can last up to 72 hours. The brand started after research scientist, Dr. Park wanted to create a cream for his newborn child that was hypoallergenic and could also help a baby with dermatitis. The cream has a subtle vetiver scent coming from the vetiver root oil used in the cream. The cream has quite a thick consistency, similar to what you would expect of a body butter or body cream. Yet as thick as the cream is, it absorbs quickly into the skin that keeps a moisturized look all day long.
ROUND LAB 1025 DOKDO CREAM
The ‘Round Lab 1025 Dokdo cream’ is comprised of 5 kinds of ceramides that aims to strengthen your skin’s barrier to create smoother and healthier-looking skin. The deep seawater of the Ulleungdo region is said to have 74 kinds of natural minerals. The mineral-rich cream formula also contains triple hyaluronic acids that moisturize the skin and prevents moisture loss throughout the day. The cream is not too heavy and has a more balm type consistency. The texture of the cream glides on smoothly and creates a barrier of moisture that lasts throughout the wear.
LANEIGE CREAM SKIN
The ‘Laneige Cream Skin Refiner’ was quite a sensation when it first came into the market. The signature milky color comes from it’s patented ‘Cream Blending Technology’, this product has an entire jar of moisturizer blended into a toner. The white tea toner base is rich in amino acids that build a skin barrier while the cream creates a moisturizing effect. The product comes out in liquid form, but the moisture your skin feels upon application is undeniable. It feels almost as if you have applied a light moisturizer on your face and not a toner-like product at all. This product makes for the perfect new addition to the beginning of your skincare routine.
MISSHA TIME REVOLUTION NIGHT REPAIR PROBIO AMPOULE CREAM
The ‘Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule Cream’ is an anti-wrinkle and brightening cream that contains more than 50% Bifida Ferment Lysate. It is also rich with 10 types of fermented probiotics that leaves the skin feeling smooth, firm, and glowing. As if that wasn’t enough, the cream also contains Missha’s purple energy complex that utilizes the revitalizing properties of ingredients such as purple carrot, beet root, blueberries, eggplant, and purple cabbage. This product is used at the end of your skincare routine. The cream is quite thick but upon application it glides on quite smoothly, leaving the skin feeling silky and pleasant to the touch.
SECRETKEY BLACK SNAIL ORIGINAL CREAM
The ‘secretKey Black Snail Original Cream’, as the name highlights, uses the unique black snail mucus filtrate to hydrate and care for the skin. Snail mucin has been shown to have healthy peptides and helps to hydrate, nourish, and heal the skin. This one cream is said to contain 90% pure black snail extract along with other luscious ingredients that include shea butter, honey, peonies, olive oil and green tea. The consistency common in most snail-based products is a noticeable tacky texture compared to what you would expect from the smoothness and non-stickiness from a typical cream or lotion. With such rich ingredients compared to traditional moisturizer creams, this one is truly a treat for your skin.