Get a sneak peek into the Beauty Within team’s daily routine as we share our personal skincare favorites for December 2020. We asked each of our editors and team members to name a product they’re currently obsessed with. And guess what? Out of all our monthly faves, these products are by far the most hydrating/nourishing/sensitive skin-friendly – just in time for the winter switch. In case you missed out on our picks from last month, check them out here!

6Fresh Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence

What is it: Kombucha-infused essence that protects against pollution and free-radicals while hydrating for a brighter, refreshed complexion. Use daily as a skincare prep.

Review: “I like to use this essence in my morning routine in place of my toner step. I find that because this essence absorbs really quickly, you don’t need to take time to pat it in and make sure it absorbs. A few pats are all I need for my skin to drink up all the hydration so that I can quickly move onto my other skin care steps. This definitely saved me lots of time during the days I wake up late and am in a hurry. And the sweet scent makes me look forward to applying this essence in the mornings! I also notice that ever since using this essence, the redness around my nose faded, which is a definite plus for me!“ — Tracy, Graphic Designer

5Whamisa Organic Flowers Toner (Deep Rich)

What is it: A deeply hydrating toner that uses an aloe vera base plus the power of organic and fermented ingredients. Pat gently with your hands or a cotton pad.

Review: “Lately I notice my skin getting dry from the colder weather we’re experiencing. So I’ve been using this toner for my day and night routines, and I absolutely love it! I usually pat in two layers after cleansing, and I find it sooo hydrating and nourishing for my skin! Not only is the pink packaging super adorable, but it also smells like heaven!” — Claire, Video Editor

4Laneige Cream Skin

What is it: With the help of skincare tech, this toner doubles as a moisturizer for maximum hydration. Apply and pat gently after your cleansing routine.

Review: “My skin has been really dry recently, so when I incorporated the Laneige Cream Skin into my routine, I found it moisturizing and perfect for the colder days. After cleansing, I’ll layer on my Sioris mist and serum, pat in a layer of the Laneige Cream Skin, and seal with a moisturizer. The result is super smooth, glowing, hydrated, and happy skin!“ — Amber, Video Editor

3Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer

What is it: A moisturizing HA cream capable of locking in hydration for up to 72 hours. Apply twice daily on face and neck.

Review: “I always wanted to give this moisturizer a try, so when I found it for half-off on Black Friday, I knew this was a great opportunity! I absolutely love how this fluffy moisturizer feels on my skin. True to the product, it’s really hydrating, absorbs quickly, and doesn’t leave a greasy or sticky residue. I’m really happy I got to try it on sale!” — Lucy, Motion Graphics Animator

2Eczema Honey Nourishing Lip Balm

What is it: Simple to-go balm enriched with a honey + oil blend to nourish and smooth dry, chapped lips. Put in your pocket or purse and use daily.

Review: “As much as I like the incoming cold weather, it’s also the time for my skin to go haywire with eczema flare ups and chapped lips. As I noticed my lips flaking, peeling, and burning despite applying layer after layer of my usual lip balm, I knew I needed a change. And as someone whose lips are sensitive, this balm is my new holy grail! I absolutely love how this is made with skin-nourishing ingredients like mango butter, honey, and colloidal oatmeal! The balm itself has a slightly ‘sandy’ texture that melts into a beautiful oil and gives a refreshing minty sensation! Best of all, my lips are no longer chapped and burning, which is what I really appreciate!” — Deb, Beauty Editor + Video Editor

1Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water For Sensitive Skin

What is it: This all-in-one formula cleanses the face while gently removing makeup – giving your nightly cleanse a unique touch. Using a saturated cotton pad, press firmly and wait a few seconds before swiping.

Review: “I used to go crazy with the makeup wipes! But after my sister let me try this micellar water for the first time, I was instantly hooked! I use it daily before cleansing to get rid of any makeup, sunscreen, or overnight debris. This product is such a great pick for all my fellow sensitive skin friends, because it works amazingly without the need to scrub. Even better, it’s fragrance-free! Highly recommend! — Isabel, Beauty Editor

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