It's common beauty knowledge that a change of season necessitates refreshing your skin-care products. But for some reason, we seldom talk about the fact that your makeup routine—and, specifically, your concealer—also needs to get creamier and richer in the dark, dry days of winter. To address this oversight once and for all, I asked a couple dermatologists how to spot the best non-drying concealers for winter that you can shop at Sephora.
"It's important to choose the right concealer for your skin needs," says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD. Unsurprisingly, what your complexion craves in summer won't be the same as what it wants when temperatures plummet. In winter, dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD recommends shelving your warm-weather concealers in favor of "lightweight, natural anti-inflammatory oils that hydrate skin, such as avocado oil, and one of the best ingredients to look for is hyaluronic acid, which can draw-in and hold an incredible amount of water in the skin," she says, adding that those with particularly dry skin should avoid products with alcohol, fragrance, or perfume.
Below, we selected the best non-drying concealers for winter that you can snag at Sephora. And there's a shade for everybody.
Shop non-drying concealers for winter like a derm
Selena Gomez’s take on concealer comes in 48 shades, and contains propanediol (and ingredient that helps prevent water loss in the skin). Pick up this product if you’re looking for medium coverage that will last from sunrise to sunset.
Water-retaining ingredients dimethicone and propanediol appear in this popular formula. As one reviewer writes: “My favorite concealer so far! It blends so effortlessly and the finish looks flawless! It never looks cakey on my skin.” NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer comes in 30 shades.
This budget-friendly concealer does an excellent job at sweeping away any dark circles under your eyes and contains hyaluronic acid to quench thirsty skin. It comes in 24 shades.
This concealer is 50 shades of hydrating (sorry, I had to). Reviewers write that this product stays true to its full-coverage promise, so consider this your go-to for winter nights out.
When Kosas says “super creamy,” they mean it. This 28-shade, medium-coverage concealer contains hyaluronic acid and peptides to keep your skin plump and hydrated no matter how chilly it gets.
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