Winter is notoriously tough on our skin. With harsh climates, dry indoor heating, and a serious lack of daylight, it’s easy to spend the winter feeling like the crustiest, dullest version of ourselves.
The good news is that winter is the perfect opportunity to work on our skin. Shorter days and weaker UV rays mean we can undergo laser treatments without the same risk of photosensitivity as warmer months. It’s also when we can layer our most hydrating serums and richest moisturizers to create a luxurious ritual that protects our skin from the elements.
Here are the products Glow’s founder and ultimate skin expert Amanda Hlatky is reaching for this season.
If you’ve been a Glow client for a while now, you’ll likely preach the gospel of L’eauxygenante. This product is more than just a mist— it’s an oxygenating treatment that contains silk extract to create a comforting film that leaves the skin soothed, hydrated, and protected. It’s a must-have for air travel, dry weather, or any time you need to breathe life back into your skin.
The hero ingredient of Biologique Recherche’s newest serum is a patented form of collagen known as the “Mother of All Collagens.” Collagen Type-0 helps promote the exchanges between the dermis and the epidermis, which decreases with age. This serum redensifies the skin, reduces wrinkle length, and helps prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Amanda layers Strategy over her Collagene Originel Serum every night. This multi-corrective retinaldehyde serum reduces the appearance of uneven texture, expression lines, and wrinkles faster than traditional retinol. The serum also contains powerful signalling peptides that target expression lines and wrinkles formed by repetitive muscle movements. Consider it your Botox in a bottle.
On ski days, Amanda reaches for this skin-soothing duo. Toleskin reduces skin sensitivity, itching and discomfort. It also strengthens the moisture barrier to protect the skin from external stressors and reduce redness. Meanwhile, Creme Masque Vernix is a rich mask-meets-face cream that forms a protective layer on the skin. Its ingredients are rich in lipids, proteins and antioxidant peptides that balance and reinforce the moisture barrier. Even if you aren’t a skier, this duo is a foolproof solution for those with sensitive skin in need of some TLC.
Shop Amanda’s winter skincare picks here.