This year, it feels like winter sneaked up on us while we weren’t looking and almost caught us off guard. Having been lulled into the feeling that winter was still weeks away by a few unseasonably warm days, seemingly overnight, the temperature plummeted, and the winds kicked up!
Even if you missed our articles regarding winter skin preparedness, you have nothing to fear since we’ve always got your back. The key to surviving winter’s onslaught really boils down to one super-important key step - moisturizing! That doesn’t minimize the value of the almost equally important pre-moisturizing stages, but it’s the one activity you absolutely cannot skip.
Taking a moment to backtrack and recap those pre-moisturizing activities, one highly beneficial component of our suggested skin care regimen is using a natural skin peel. A gentle peel can fast-track cell turnover, revitalize a dull complexion, and minimize fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Whatever stage of winter we’re in, a gentle peel like our Aromatic Enzyme Peel is an excellent prequel to the all-important moisturizer.
Returning our focus to the hero of this article, moisturizers perform many vital functions in skin care, such as maintaining a healthy skin barrier. The skin barrier protects the underlying tissue from infection, dehydration, chemicals, and mechanical stress. Disruption of the skin barrier causes water loss and is associated with chronic skin diseases, various forms of dermatitis, dry skin, and low-level inflammation.
Regular use of a moisturizer maintains skin health and is used as a therapeutic protocol for various types of dermatitis. Studies have shown that moisturizers can restore the integrity of the skin barrier, thereby preventing water loss and contributing to skin lipid replacement. Most of us are unaware of these facts and only consider the cosmetic and tactile benefits of using a good moisturizer, i.e., soothing, softening, smoothing our skin, and reducing fine lines. However, keep some of these facts in mind whenever you consider skipping this key element of your skin care routine.
Now that we’ve established the critical role moisturizer plays in maintaining healthy skin, whether it be dry, combination, or oily, it’s time to recognize the importance of choosing the right product for your skin.
Vie de Mer offers an extensive selection of moisturizers to accommodate individual skin types and concerns. All our products are made in France, cold-pressed in small batches, and adhere to stringent EU ingredient standards. Here are some options to consider:
Best For Dry and Combination Skin:
Hydra-Active Day Cream will keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. Formulated with Wild Yam, Ginseng Root, and Hydrolyzed Collagen and Elastin, it effortlessly glides onto your skin, addressing dark spots, inflammation, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Hydra-Active Night Balm supplements its day-cream sister with a high dose of Vitamin A and curated actives that leave skin well-hydrated and revitalized while increasing suppleness and reducing the appearance of fine lines and skin discoloration.
Soothing Organic Active Day Cream
This organic cream has a lightweight, silky-smooth texture that easily blends into the skin. Formulated with Sugar Kelp, fatty acids, and polysaccharides, it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and delivers a glowing complexion.
Soothing Organic Night Cream
Formulated with 100% organic Borage and Tamanu Oils, licorice root, and polysaccharides, this luxurious cream will nurture, soothe, and hydrate your skin, balancing moisture, smoothing fine lines, and rejuvenating dull, tired complexions.
Best for Dry, Combination, and Oily Skin
Blueberry Brightening Cream
Suitable for all skin types Our Blueberry Brightening Cream boasts a smooth application and quick absorption. Hyperpigmentation and dark spots are reduced with this product thanks to the 100% organic Blueberry Seed Oil, Alpha Arbutin, Retinol, and Licorice Root Extract ingredients. The final result is nurtured, refreshed skin and a glowing complexion.
Stem Cell Cream
Harnessing the power of 20% Collagen, 20% Elastin, Marine Stem Cells, and Retinyl Palmitate, our Stem Cell Cream reduces the appearance of dark spots, pores, and wrinkles while hydrating and firming skin and can be used both day and night.
Now that you’re armed with all the necessary information, tools, and product suggestions, greet those frigid temperatures and north winds confidently, knowing that you’ll look your absolute best.