Hot Packs, warm winter jackets, fur boots- full preparation for winter complete. But where’s the preparation for your skin?
In a negative °C weather, your entire body is vulnerable to the cold, not to mention your skin’s moisture ‘literally’ being vacuumed out. Many may already have their own personal skincare routine, yet in the winter, that routine needs a few altered upgrades, specifically with moisture care products. For those in need of suggestions, Blueprint has the ultimate winter skin care recommendation ready for you- all products at affordable prices.
Moisture, moisture, moisture!
Outside in the cold, your skin is inevitably prey to the cold air that dries up the moisture in your skin. Lack of moisture is the obvious reason for dry skin which not only makes your face feel uncomfortable but also brings flakes of dead skin cells(각질) to arise which is often the source of sudden acne outbreaks. The long line of products- mists, toners, amples, creams, mask packs and lip balms-all contribute in different ways to the moisture repair of your skin.
- Avene Thermal Spring Water Mist
This classic Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray is a non-scented, light mist that is a convenient carry-on item which refreshes your face and helps recharge the moisture your skin needs on-the-go. Simply by gently spraying the mist onto your face, it moisturizes dry skin immediately because the mist is naturally absorbed into your skin.
Where to buy: Link above, Olive Young, LOHB, Most Department Stores (Brand: Avene)
Price: 8000₩~20,000₩ (price varies depending on size)
- CNP Propolis Ampule Mist
Inspired by CNP’s famous Propolis Ampule, this multi-award winning mist is a perfect on-to-go moisturizing product to add to your upgraded winter skincare. Because of its main ingredient propolis, it more dramatically moisturizes your skin compared to the light-weight Avene mist.
**For those extremely sensitive to smell, there is slight scent the of honey that may bother people who are very sensitive**
Where to buy: CNP website (link above), Olive Young
Price: 10,000₩~25,000₩ (price varies depending on size)
- Round Lab Dokdo Toner
Although the Round Lab Dokdo toner is not a well-known product, this toner is guaranteed to boost the moisture your dry skin needs in the winter time. Inspired by the pure nature of Dokdo Island, the ingredients of this toner are all mild and is gentle and comfortable to use in your daily skincare routine. While moisturizing your skin, it helps gently remove dry skin flakes (각질) at the same time.
Where to buy: link above, Memebox, Round Lab
Price: 15,000₩~30,000₩ (price varies depending on size)
- Dr. Jart Moisture Mask Pack
This Dr. Jart rubber mask is the ultimate moisture care mask that will refresh and relieve your face from the struggles of dry skin. The rubber-like material simulates the facial care of an actual spa treatment- it’s like having a spa day in your own home! Although it is slightly pricey for a single mask, the results are guaranteed to bring satisfaction.
Where to buy: link above, Olive Young
- CNP Propolis Ampule (Moisture)
- CNP Mugener Ampule (Nutrient)
The CNP Propolis Ampule is one of CNP’s steady best-seller products, known for its dramatic moisture repair- a must for the winter time. The rich propolis, that is the main ingredient of the ample, moisturizes your skin starting from the inside and strengthens your skin barrier at the same time.
Where to buy: link above, Olive Young
- Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy (extreme moisture lack)
Physiogel is already a well-known brand, especially for its various high-quality cream products. The Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy is a specialized pick for those with extremely dry skin and in need of immediate repair. It will definitely repair the skin’s lack of moisture, yet may feel slightly oily for those with normal or oily skin.
Where to buy: link above, Olive Young, LOHB
Price: 12,000 ₩ (price varies depending on size)
– Sophie Yang (’21)