Everything you need to know about moisturizing your skin for winter

It's no secret: winter is a time that shows our skin’s true colours! By constantly going from the cold outdoors to indoors where it’s warm and dry, we create the perfect recipe for severely dehydrated skin. And as if that wasn't enough, we also have to juggle the usual factors that lead to skin dryness – UV pollution and caffeinated drinks, among others.

The consequences of dehydrated skin

To maintain a healthy skin barrier, you’ve got to keep it hydrated. When several external factors disrupt your skin’s integrity, it can experience accelerated deterioration. Rough skin, diminished radiance, loss of elasticity and premature fine lines all show that our skin suffers from a lack of water and lipids.

But there’s no need to panic! There’s a solution for every problem. Let our Hydractiv range fight the harmful effects of winter to restore plumped, healthy and above all, hydrated skin!

Solution #1: Our Hydractiv Creme-Gel + Hydractiv Serum duo

Our researchers were inspired by Mother Nature's ingenuity to create this duo of hyper-powerful moisturizers. The magic ingredient? Black and red spruce, a tree from the boreal forest known to survive in the most extreme conditions. The result? Moisturized, refreshed and younger-looking skin in as little as 48 hours.

Hydractiv Creme-Gel and Serum

Step 1: Hydractiv Serum

Its secret: The multi-action hydrating Boreal-Balance complex and black spruce bark extract that protects the lipid barrier of your skin.

What it means for your skin: Hello, healthy complexion and deeply hydrated skin! In addition to balancing the hydration of the dermis and epidermis, it protects the skin from harmful environmental factors such as cold temperatures and UV rays.

Step 2: Hydractiv Creme-Gel

Its secret: The presence of two key ingredients: 1) The Boreal-Hydra complex which, in addition to hydrating and soothing your skin, stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid and 2) Coconut oil, rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids known for their outstanding moisturizing properties.

What it means for your skin: In addition to delivering a refreshed face and skin that’s moisturized to the max, our gel cream also reduces the appearance of fine lines caused by dry skin.

Hydractiv Creme-Gel

Solution #2: Coconut Melting Balm

This organic, vegan, GMO-free and cruelty-free Coconut Melting Balm is THE multi-purpose skincare product you’ll want to carry everywhere you go!

5 benefits of coconut oil:

Anti-inflammatory: Thanks to its fatty acids, it accelerates the healing process so you can say goodbye to burns, skin irritation and any other inflammation!

Repairing: It restores the skin barrier and maintains the hydrolipidic balance.

Antioxidant: Rich in polyphenols, vitamin E and provitamin A, it stops the damage caused by free radicals.

Moisturizing: It maintains the skin’s hydrolipidic levels, making it less vulnerable to external irritants. And that's not all! It limits loss of moisture while maximizing the skin’s adaptability to its environment.

Antimicrobial: Lauric acid repels bacteria – a great advantage for skin weakened by conditions like dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema.

Hydractiv Coconut Melting Balm

How to use Coconut Melting Balm?

Face: To add a healthy dose of hydration to your face that smooths out dehydration lines as you go, apply a thin layer to your face and lips just before going to bed. In the morning, simply freshen up and take a few seconds to admire your good looks!

Body: Go ahead and use it from head to toe! And if you’re pregnant, you can apply it generously on your belly to prevent stretch marks. It’s even safe for use on babies!

Hair: Work the product through your hair from root to tip, wrap it all up with a hot towel for about 30 minutes and then wash it out using your usual shampoo. For an express treatment on thick hair, warm a dab of cream in your hands and apply it to quench dry, brittle ends. Thin hair? Follow the same procedure, but apply a smaller quantity, to avoid an oily hair look.

*Be warned, girls! Its lovely coconut scent might make you want to go out in the sun! Keep in mind that the Melting Balm softens at 24°C and liquefies at 26°C. Although this does not affect its properties or effectiveness in any way, try to resist the temptation to take it with you to the beach – store it in a cool place, instead.

Thanks to our Hydractiv skincare products, you have everything you need to protect your skin from the cold of winter and keep it soft and hydrated.

Hydractiv Coconut Melting Balm and Creme-Gel