It’s safe to say that skin hydrators are all the rage in the winter, but brands have been especially aware of this demand with their newest skin care launches. From hydrating serums to overnight replenishing masks, we’ve been testing and trying new skin care products on skinstore.com, and our barriers have never looked (or felt) healthier.
For those that need a boost of brightness, SkinMedica’s newest launch has you covered. Struggling with uncomfortably dry or damaged skin? Lancer’s new hyaluronic acid serum and Caudalie’s newest addition to its Premier Cru line offer your skin that warm hug it craves throughout the colder months.
Keep scrolling to discover our favorite launches of the winter and why they deserve space in your medicine cabinet for the rest of the chilly months (and beyond!).
New Skin Care Products to Try Now:
SkinMedica Even and Correct Advanced Brightening Treatment 2 ozBuy now with free delivery
Bash pesky dark spots for good with SkinMedica’s powerfully effective brightening treatment, which the brand coins as a “scientific breakthrough for discoloration.” Featuring ultra-concentrated lotus seed extract, spot-diminishing tranexamic acid, niacinamide, and antioxidant-rich Vitis flower stem cell extract, uneven skin tone will diminish before your eyes. Use it daily to prevent future discoloration from forming and maintain bright, even skin.
Lancer Skincare Ultra Hydrating Serum with Hyaluronic Complex-7 1 fl. ozBuy now with free delivery
Especially in the winter, hydrating serums are an absolute essential for glowy, smooth skin. This one from Lancer combines oils with water actives to nourish and protect the outermost layers of the skin, lock in moisture, and prevent evaporation. However, the star ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which works inside-out on all layers of skin and reduces trans epidermal water loss.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Rich Barrier Moisturizer 50mlBuy now with free delivery
I’m a tried-and-true fan of a thick, rich moisturizer, but sometimes I want a lightweight gel formula instead of a cream. And this one fits the bill. Peter Thomas Roth’s Hyaluronic Cloud Rich Moisturizer draws water directly to the skin, providing 120 hours of enhanced hydration. The look of flakiness, fine lines, and wrinkles will be much less apparent, and your skin will exude a brighter, healthy-looking radiance.
Revision Skincare D·E·J Daily Boosting Serum 1 fl. ozBuy now with free delivery
It takes a lot for me to ditch my OG serum and move on to a newbie, but this one swayed me after just one use. It’s formulated with patent-pending sunflower sprout extract, which has been clinically proven to impact the visible effects of glycation on skin. This powerhouse ingredient also strengthens the skin’s barrier and improves the overall appearance of photodamage. Overall, your complexion will appear visibly vibrant, hydrated, and plumped within just a few minutes of use.
Medik8 H.E.O. Mask 2 x 50mlBuy now with free delivery
There’s nothing like waking up with skin that’s visibly smoother and brighter than the night before, and this two-step overnight mask guarantees that effect every day. If you’re struggling with dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, or dull skin, this nightly essential is made for you. Thanks to humectants, emollients, and occlusives, this mask is designed to retain moisture between uses. Your skin will appear noticeably soft and supple directly after use, and until your next application.
Caudalie Premier Cru Skin Barrier Rich Moisturizer with Bio-Ceramides 1.7 ozBuy now with free delivery
Caudalie’s Premier Cru line has received lots of love across beauty buffs and editors alike, and I can also confirm its superiority. Extremely rich and visibly repairing, the cream touts bio ceramides and shea butter to protect the barrier and micro hyaluronic acid to replenish lost moisture. Targeting the eight signs of aging, the cream dives into the dermis and improves overall elasticity. I love using this before makeup, as it prevents any pilling or sliding with its thick base.
REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Smooth, Prep and Plump Essence 100mlBuy now with free delivery
An ideal pre-moisturizer step, Ren’s new Essence is an innovative formula developed to support the active ingredients of your subsequent skin care products. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and polyglutamic acid, the essence provides a glass skin effect and promotes a fortified barrier. We also like to use this before makeup to promote a plump effect and help your base smoothly glide across the skin.
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum 30mlBuy now with free delivery
Retinol can be a touchy subject—hi, flaking and redness—but Dermalogica’s replenishing formula shifts that paradigm. Featuring a time-released retinol alongside squalene and beta-glucan, this serum manages to keep the skin calm and hit it with a needed does of hydration. Apply a thin layer in the evening a few times per week for a radiant and renewed complexion without the dreaded retinol scaries.
Obagi Medical Rebalance Skin Barrier Recovery Cream 48gBuy now with free delivery
Postbiotics are the trendy new skin care ingredient you need on your radar, and Obagi’s newest cream got the memo. The buzzy ingredient helps rebuild, replenish, and recover the skin’s microbiome. When combined with green algae and ceramides, irritation is tamed and healthier-looking skin is unveiled. I’ve been using this every morning and have been receiving more compliments on my skin than normal.