Is having a hydrated and radiant skin in your bucket list? With summers taking a backseat and winter taking the lead, your skin must be feeling much drier than usual. On colder days, your skin tends to be dry and you need to care for it a lot more than usual. Slapping on moisturizers now and then might not be the best way out here. Your best defense in this scenario is to treat your skin mindfully by choosing the best ingredients in your winter skincare.

But how do you know what ingredient is right for you? There is a plethora of information on this buzzing topic so it can be confusing. Fret not, 'cause we have got it all in one place. Keep on scrolling to see the list of seven ingredients we created to implement in your winter skincare. 

7 Best ingredients for winter

1.Ceramides

Ceramides naturally make up about 50 per cent of your skin and they are produced by the skin to hydrate and nourish it. So why would you need to apply it over topically? Unfortunately, factors like a bad skincare routine, weather, over-exfoliation, and even ageing can stop your skin from producing enough ceramides. So to replenish and make up for all the lost ceramides, you need to use skincare products that include ceramides.

 Foxtale’s smoothening moisturizer is the perfect way of protecting yourself from the dry winter air and maintaining your skin barrier.  The major role of ceramides is to act as a protective layer of your skin which makes them one of the best anti-ageing powerhouse ingredients!

Ceramide moisturizer

2.Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid or HA is one of the most talked-about ingredients in recent years and we think it was all worth it. According to research, this is a naturally occurring carbohydrate that can absorb and retain up to 1000 times its weight in water. This increases the moisture level of your skin.

When your skin is hydrated with this ingredient, the skin cell regeneration process is also increased. Foxtale’s Hyaluronic acid serum helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and it also creates a plumping effect on the skin. 

 Hyaluronic Acid Serum

3.Olive oil

Olive oil is not the most talked about, popular ingredient all over the internet yet, but it will become one very soon once people get to know a little secret about it. The hydrogenated form of olive oil is a soft lipid-derived that is known to have nourishing properties to support healthy skin. Research has shown that it is 4 times more effective than Squalene, which keeps your skin hydrated and strengthens the skin barrier.

If you are looking to introduce all these three superfood ingredients in your winter skincare, check out Foxtale’s Smoothening moisturizer. The lightweight yet hydrating texture, skin-loving ingredient checklist, and radiant look post-application will make your skin fall in love with it instantly.4

4.Vitamin B3

Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 is often considered only to be an ingredient that treats acne and hyperpigmentation, but in reality, it can do much more than that. It is a super versatile ingredient that strengthens the skin barrier, enhances texture, and retains moisture. Foxtale’s Acne spot corrector gel contains this hero ingredient which helps in clearing out pores to reduce acne overnight and lessens pimple-related redness and inflammation. If you experience dull/dry skin and wish to brighten up your skin, incorporate this ingredient in your winter skincare. 

 Acne Spot corrector gel

5.Vitamin B5

Can you think of an ingredient that can help you achieve that hydrated, healthy, and smooth skin instantly? If you can’t think of it, here’s your answer: Panthenol, or Vitamin B5 it is! Brands use panthenol in their products as a softening, soothing, and anti-inflammatory agent. Foxtale’s Hydrating face wash contains this essential vitamin that promotes faster healing of the skin resulting in a reduction in acne and blemishes over time. Studies have shown that because of its viscous texture, it helps to build a strong skin barrier and in turn reduces water loss from the skin, making it a superb addition to your winter skincare.

 

6.Vitamin E

Another powerhouse ingredient that you shouldn’t think about before adding to your winter skincare is Vitamin E. If you have been waiting to break up with your dry and parched skin, look for products that incorporate Vitamin E. Not only will it moisturize your skin, but it will also protect your skin from free radicals and harmful UV rays.

Our dewy finish sunscreen and matte finish sunscreen are lovely formulations that use all the three Vitamins talked about above. Include these magical potions in your winter skincare now! 

 Dewy sunscreen

7.Vitamin C

One of the best known anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and antioxidant ingredients is here in front of you, Vitamin C! It is a very popular ingredient that minimizes the appearance of fine lines, protects skin from free radicals, boosts collagen production, and helps you achieve beautiful and healthy-looking skin.

If you are looking to incorporate this super awesome ingredient in your winter skincare, don’t look any further and try our C For Yourself Vitamin C Serum. It is packed with one of the most potent and purest forms of Vitamin C, L-Ascorbic acid. Whether you are drinking Vitamin C (orange juice) or adding this ingredient to your routine, you are doing the right thing!

 Vitamin C Serum

Easy tips to incorporate in your winter skincare routine

Although ingredients play a major role in keeping your skin healthy and in great shape, we believe that lifestyle changes alongside would be as effective. Here are a few simple tips you must include in your routine to get better results.

1.Stay hydrated-

It is a common habit to forget to hydrate yourself especially during a cold season like winter. It's a bad habit to forget to drink water, especially in the winter when it's freezing outside. However, during such dry times, our skin is unable to retain moisture, thus it is crucial to stay hydrated. You can always drink fruit-infused drinks if you find it difficult to drink plain water.

2.Put on sunscreen

Its a common misconception that during winters you shouldn't put on sunscreen because your skin is less exposed to sun's rays. Even if the sun's warmth is soothing, your skin can nevertheless suffer serious harm from the UV rays. Always remember to use sun protection, even on gloomy winter days. 

3.Avoid taking hot showers

It can be tempting to turn up the heat, especially in the winter, but hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils and make it more prone to drying out, cracking, and peeling. To retain as much moisture as you can, try using lukewarm water. 

4.Use moisturizer on damp skin 

Using moisturizer immediately after you shower helps lock in the moisture as it helps to keep skin moist.

5.Take extra care of your lips 

Since the skin on the lip is thinner and continuously exposed to the weather, they can become very dry in the winter. Additionally, unlike the rest of our skin, lips do not contain oil glands that keep them hydrated. So, it is necessary to generously use lip balms and oils to get those perfect moisturized lips.