Dehydrated skin leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Keep them at bay by enveloping your face in moisture—this cream has oil microcapsules that penetrate beyond the surface for a smooth, soft texture and dewy look.
Shiseido Essential Energy Moisturizing Cream, $64, thebay.com
If your skin became greasy and breakout-prone after pregnancy, that doesn’t mean you should skip moisturizing. This lightweight cream has pink rock rose and willowherb to even skin tone and minimize pores. Plus, the matte finish reduces shine.
Origins Original Skin Matte Moisturizer with Willowherb, $42, sephora.com
Stress and sleepless nights spur on the breakdown of collagen. This whipped formula contains powerful anti-agers such as niacinamide and vitamins C and E, and it has SPF 25 so you can skip the extra layer of sunscreen.
Olay Total Effects Whip Moisturizer with SPF 25, $40, amazon.ca
You can thank your kid for some of those laugh lines around your eyes, but if you want to minimize them, try this fast-absorbing hyaluronic acid cream that draws in water for a plumping effect.
NeoStrata AquaYouth Filling Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream, $39 shoppersdrugmart.ca
Can’t remember the last time you got a full night’s sleep? You need this brightening eye cream, stat. It fades dark circles with horse chestnut, minimizes hyperpigmentation with vitamin C and counteracts shadows with its soft apricot hue.
Institut Esthederm Esthe-White Brightening Youth Eye Contour Care, $69, esthederm.ca
Use this cooling cream-gel with Arctic algae and sea water extract after periods of high stress or minimal sleep to reduce puffy under-eye bags, brighten the eye area and get a lifting effect.
Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift, $93, dermalogica.ca
If you’re plagued by eczema, throw this anti-itch stick in your purse. Rubbing it on relieves the urge to scratch, and the shea butter formula with anti-inflammatory madecassoside repairs your skin’s barrier. Bonus: It’s safe to use on your baby, too!
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Stick AP+, $16, laroche-posay.ca
This super-concentrated cold cream is perfect for chilly weather and will continue to protect your skin after five rounds of washing your hands, scrubbing the dishes, bathing the kids or cleaning up post-diaper duty.
Eau Thermale Avène Cold Cream Concentrated Hand Cream, $10, beautyboutique.ca
A multi-purpose balm for the entire body—from dehydrated lips to cracked heels—Pai’s 100 percent natural moisturizer with antioxidant-rich Amazonian buriti oil absorbs quickly, sans stickiness.
Pai Skincare Head to Toe Hero Buriti Balm, $32, thedetoxmarket.ca