20 Products for Your Winter Routine If You Take Skincare Very, Very Seriously

Well, readers, we finally made it. We’ve reached the part of winter where regular skincare products just won’t cut it. Even here in sunny Los Angeles—where, I admit, I walked my dog earlier this afternoon in jeans and a T-shirt and only felt the slightest bit chilly—the past month or so has done a real number on my complexion. Is it the dry air? The stress of the impending holiday season? The admittedly lax skincare routine I’ve “developed” during these work-from-home end times?

Whatever the reason, I’ve decided it’s time to call in the big guns (read: Who What Wear’s most skincare-obsessed editors). After taking a peek at their vanities and curating a list of their must-have winter beauty buys, I feel a bit more optimistic about turning this whole situation around. Read on for a complete rundown on the must-haves I’ll be slathering, rolling, spraying, and patting into my skin all season long, all of which come recommended by colleagues who take their skincare very, very (very) seriously. Best of all, all of the products are available at Macy’s, so you can scoop them up in one trip.

“My morning routine is 10 times better now that I’ve added this duo.”

“I take my eye creams very seriously.” [Ed. note: Told y’all!]

“I got this as a gift years ago and haven’t stopped using it since.”

“Shhh, don’t tell my family members, but this is one of my stocking stuffers.”

“Five stars and 100+ reviews? Adding it to my cart.”

“Having a thick moisturizer for the winter months is a must to combat dry skin. I personally love shea-butter products because they keep my skin hydrated without clogging my pores.”

“After a long day, there’s nothing better than giving yourself a mini facial massage. I highly recommend investing in a gua sha tool. You’ll use it time and time again.”

“I’ll do a full facial twice a month—including wearing a face mask for a bit—to revitalize my skin. I highly recommend test-driving Joanna Vargas masks. They’re worth the hype and the price.”

“I love to finish off my skincare routine with a bit of highlighter. When you take care of your skin, there’s no need for a full face of makeup (unless you want it)!”

“Once you’ve found your favorite skincare products, incorporating tools into the mix can take your routine to a whole new level.”

“I use this every night. I love how hydrated it leaves my skin.”

“This is one of my favorite retinol serums because it’s not too harsh.”

“This toning device is my favorite five-minute face-lift.”

“I use this cleansing device every night while washing my face.”

“Kiehl’s has so many amazing products. I love using this cleansing mask to unclog my pores.”

“The cold weather always has my skin acting crazy, so a good antiaging moisturizer is key!”

“A good cleanser is a must. I might try this one this month. You get it, too, and let’s try it together.”

“One of my favorite eye creams because of how well it reduces the look of fine lines.”

“My ride or die when traveling. Seriously.”