Come winter, there’s one thing every skin-obsessed woman knows to be true: Moisture-boosting serums are essential. And these potent, yet featherweight, elixirs don’t just serve up an extra dose of hydration, they also deeply nourish and protect against the harsh elements, from whipping winds to sudden drops in temperature.
As far as supercharged serums go, it’s hard to go wrong with the new classics, which run the gamut from Drunk Elephant’s B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, an ultra-nourishing cocktail comprised of vitamin B5 and fruit ceramides to brighten and heal moisture-depleted skin, to Avène’s Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum, a French drugstore staple infused with thermal spring water that doubles as la Parisienne’s answer to arid conditions.
And given that dark circles become that much more notorious during the winter months—a 2011 study found that 82 percent of women believe they have dark circles in the winter versus 38 percent in summer—you can brighten and de-puff the under-eye area with a targeted serum, like Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Intense Smoothing Eye Gel, which sinks right in thanks to its patented micro-droplet technology. Here, 10 dewy serums that will lock in moisture all season long.