Winter is not all about festivities and marking the end of the year, but it is also about taking the extra mile to care for your skin! And the simplest and the most basic skincare product you need during this season is the moisturizer, yes, moisturizer. And Korean winter moisturizers are here to save your dull and dry skin this winter!
Whether you have oily or dry skin, moisturizer is a must. As the most common skin issue during the harsh and cold season is a damaged skin barrier, moisturizers are there for your skin, serving the purpose of sealing the deal. Moisturising the skin is necessary to keep your skin barrier intact and sealed. Moisturizers help create a protective surface on the face and act as a shield against environmental damage.
For winter moisturizers, look for ingredients like emollient, occlusive, humectants, panthenol, ceramide, etc., which will help your skin attract moisture from the air. Here is a curation of the 10 best Korean winter moisturizers for you, check it out.
Here are the 10 best Korean winter moisturizers
The I’m From Rice Cream has 41% Rice Bran extract rich in ceramide, and your skin will be pretty thankful for this ingredient! Ceramide helps retain skin moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin’s surface while shielding the skin from environmental damage. It also offers anti-aging benefits to the skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
I’m From Rice cream has a thick creamy texture and deeply moisturizes the skin but does not leave it greasy and oily. It is ideal for both morning and night skincare routines.
Restore and strengthen the skin barrier with the COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream, which contains ceramide and Centella Asiatica. It has a balm-like texture and glides nicely on the skin without leaving any greasy residue. It helps soothe and repair weakened and sensitized skin while keeping the skin super soft and smooth. So, if you want a cream to combat dryness, this is for you!
Snail mucin on the block for repairing action! Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream is superb for those who want a bit of moisture without being too heavy on the skin. This slimy gel-like textured, super hydrating cream has 92% snail mucin to strengthen and restore the skin barrier. Snail mucin further boosts hydration and increases cell turnover.
Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Moist Cream contains five types of hyaluronic acid consisting of different molecular sizes, which deeply hydrates and moisturizes the skin for long hours.
It also has plant oil such as safflower, apricot kernel, and argan oil to soothe, moisturize and strengthen the skin barrier while keeping the skin supple and soft. It has a thick creamy texture perfect for winter and can be used for morning and evening skincare routines.
The Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream is an excellent barrier-repairing cream for damaged and sensitive skin. Formulated with hanbang ingredients like ginseng and rice barn water, the ‘Dynasty Cream’ provides anti-aging benefits and keeps skin soft and supple. It has a lightweight gel texture but gives long-lasting moisture to the skin. It also has niacinamide to minimize the appearance of pores and further brighten skin complexion.
The Cosrx Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream is formulated with panthenol, ceramide, and propolis to strengthen the skin barrier and keep skin deeply hydrated and moisturized. This cream leaves a fine occlusive film and intensely moisturizes the skin without clogging pores! It has a cream-like texture that leaves a super soft and velvety finish without the heaviness and greasiness.
Dear Klairs, Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask consists of vitamin e, packed with antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental aggressors. Vitamin e brightens the skin and improves skin elasticity, and when combined with vitamin c, it gives a synergy effect. The cream also has niacinamide to boost skin radiance further. It has a budding-like texture that deeply moisturizes the skin and can be used as a sleeping pack or daily moisturizer.
Enriched with propolis extract, Cosrx Propolis Light Cream delivers intense hydration and deeply moisturizes skin. It has a gel-like texture that absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving a soft and smooth finish. It is packed with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation and calms irritated skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a must if you want supple and plump skin! This Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream is loaded with hyaluronic acid that provides deep hydration, locks in moisture, prevent skin dehydration, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This cream has a slightly creamy texture that hydrates and moisturizes without being too heavy on the skin.
Formulated with 10% D-panthenol, the Cosrx B5 D-Panthenol Cream has barrier-strengthening properties. It has a rich, creamy texture that does not feel so oily and greasy. This cream is perfect for sensitized skin and weakened skin barrier, as panthenol gives moisturizing benefits to the skin and reduces irritation.