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Winter Holy Grails: MUST-HAVE K-Beauty Skincare to Survive This Winter

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Winter Holy Grails: MUST-HAVE K-Beauty Skincare to Survive This Winter

We are officially in the frigid winter territories and I don't know about you but my skin is feeling the winter blues! I think it's time to formally introduce our winter K-beauty essentials into our skincare routines to strengthen our skin barrier and provide our skin with an extra layer of protection to defend against the freezing cold temperatures! 

To start off, at the start of every skincare routine, we always begin with cleansing so our first MUST-HAVE item would be a new Masksheets favorite, the Quinoa One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser from the brand, Axis-Y! This loving cleanser effectively clears makeup, impurities and excess sebum from your pores in one step while delivering a gentle and hydrating wash at your skin’s natural pH of 5.5. The combination of Quinoa extract, Centella Asiatica, Calendula, Green Tea and other plant derived nutrients helps to soothe the skin while cleansing without stripping the skin so you can have a refreshing and clarifying start to your routine! Having a pH balancing cleanser is essential, especially in the winter to prevent your skin barrier from weakening, helping it to defend against environmental aggressors such as extremely cold temperatures.

Axis-Y Quinoa One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser

Quinoa Gel Cleanser

Image via Axis-Y Official Website


Our second MUST-HAVE item would be Huxley's Extract It Toner! This toner is formulated with more than 90% naturally derived ingredients and powered by the Sahara prickly pear cactus seed extract to intensely hydrate skin and provide antioxidant nourishment. This toner also helps to maintain the skin's pH balance, leaving your skin moist, soft and prepped for your following skincare products! 

Huxley Toner - Extract It

Huxley Extract It Toner

Image via Masksheets


The next product would also be from Axis-Y's 6+1+1 line called the Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule. With an updated formula, this ampoule is now stronger than ever with its core ingredient, Artichoke, to help the skin retain moisture and build up cell wall density for tighter and minimized pores. Other significant ingredients such as Hawkweed Extract and Centella Asiatica, Kelp, and Aloe Vera help to soothe, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin! This serum is an essential winter MUST because of it's barrier strengthening effects which is very much needed for our skin to defend against the harsh winter environment!

Axis-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule 

Axis-Y Artichoke Ampoule

Image Via Axis Y Instagram 


Finally we have the most important steps in the winter skincare routine, moisturizing! Moisturizing every day can reduce the chance of developing skin imbalances such as extreme dryness or oiliness. It also ensures that your skin has the boost it needs to repair itself and stay healthy! The moisturizer that I'm going to introduce is Axis-Y's Cera-Heart Duo Cream. The Cera-Heart Duo Cream tends to your skin’s year-round, ever-changing moisturizing needs for a youthful, nourished glow with two creams catered to both oily t-zones and dry u-zones making this the perfect multifunctional cream to include as your winter holy grail! With ingredients such as Centella Asiatica, Heartleaf, and Purslane, this cream works to soothe, moisturize, repair, and stimulate collagen production helping you achieve a stronger skin barrier and dewy skin!

Axis-Y Cera-Heart Duo Cream

Cera-Heart Duo Cream

Image Via Axis Y Instagram 

Another essential moisturizer would be Cosrx's Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream, a lightweight yet rich moisturizer for skin suffering from increased irritation and sensitivity. This cream is the perfect moisturizing cream for your dehydrated skin on cold winter days, rebalancing the skin barrier overnight and leaving you with dewy, plump, and glowing skin in the morning! Its unique matte balm texture absorbs easily into the skin with no sticky residue making it comfortable to wear both day and night!⁠ ⁠

Cosrx Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

Comfort Ceramide Cream

Image via Cosrx Instagram


That concludes the list of this winter's holy grail K-Beauty skincare products that you need to survive the winter! I hope you enjoyed the selections and found some new, interesting products to incorporate into your winter routines! ⁠Stay warm and stay moisturized!

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