Skincare Ingredient Spotlight: Winter Edition – SavarnasMantra

Skincare Ingredient Spotlight: Winter Edition

Jan 15, 2024

Bhavini Desai

Skincare Ingredient Spotlight: Winter Edition

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Hyaluronic Acid
  3. Ceramides
  4. Glycerin
  5. Vitamin C
  6. Glycerin
  7. Squalane
  8. Vitamin E
  9. Niacinamide
  10. Shea Butter
  11. Conclusion



That frosty-nosed stare of the god of snow, that frowning gloomy sun, and that lethargic attitude all around — winter wonder, isn’t it?


Well, well, before you go all gloomy at the thought of this wintertime makes your skin feel the blues, we have devised the perfect winter edition. From hyaluronic acid supremacy to Vitamin C’s brightening Midas touch, from ceramides to squalane, find everything you need to weather the cold weather in this ingredient spotlight. And while you are at it, let Savarnas Mantra help you pick the most perfect products for your lovely skin. 


Winter Ingredients Your Skin Needs:

Hyaluronic Acid: The Richest Hydrator

Known as the ultimate hydration powerhouse, hyaluronic acid is a must-have for winter skincare. This miracle ingredient pulls as well as retains moisture, ensuring that your skin stays plump and supple. And this is despite the harsh winter winds, just FYI!  

Hyaluronic acid is best applied in the form of moisturizers, serums, and sometimes even masksSerums work best though, as they are concentrated and focused on their task.


Ceramides: Strengthen Your Skin Barrier

Winter may weaken the skin's protective barrier, leading to increased sensitivity. What does this mean? Redness, irritation, itchiness, and sometimes even peeling. Ceramides are your go-to solution for this as they fortify the skin barrier, lock in moisture, and prevent water loss.  

You may find ceramides in moisturizers, lotions, and serums. They are also sometimes added to toners and cleansers.


Vitamin C: The Brightening Elixir

Or as they call it — the Midas touch. Because it brightens anything it is focused on. You can combat the winter dullness with the brightening magic of Vitamin C. This antioxidant not only fights free radicals but also boosts collagen production, leaving your skin with a natural glow.  

The best way to use Vitamin C is concentrated in a serum. However, start easy as your skin needs to get used to it. But once they become good friends, Vitamin C, and your skin end up making the best of radiance possible!


Glycerin: Sealing in Moisture

Your winter hydration can be maximized with glycerin. It is a humectant that draws in moisture from the air and locks it tight into your skin. This ingredient creates a protective layer, preventing dehydration and leaving your skin feeling silky-smooth despite the winter dryness.


Squalane: Nourishment in a Bottle

Winter can be tough on your skin's natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Enter squalane – a lightweight, non-greasy oil that mimics the skin's natural sebum. It locks in moisture, soothes dry patches, and restores your skin's natural balance, leaving you with a soft, velvety finish. It is such a unique ingredient because it also works on oily and acne-prone skin. You may find a few rare brands making squalene-rich serums and moisturizers, bringing this rare but effective ingredient under the spotlight. Savarnas Mantra is one of them! 


Vitamin E: The Shield

Winter weather is pretty harsh on the skin, but Vitamin E acts as your shield. This antioxidant not only hydrates but also protects against environmental stressors, making it an essential winter skincare ingredient. You can now bid farewell to wind-chapped skin and embrace the fortifying properties of Vitamin E. It also enhances your ability to fight aging stressors, helping in smoothening out wrinkles. 


Niacinamide: Banish Redness and Irritation

Low temperatures often bring redness and irritation, but niacinamide comes to the rescue. This multitasking ingredient calms inflammation reduces redness, and enhances your skin's natural barrier function. 


Shea Butter: Intense Moisture, Luxurious Texture

When winter leaves your skin feeling parched, turn to shea butter for an indulgent treat. This rich emollient provides intense moisture, nourishing your skin and creating a luxurious texture. It is also a great ingredient to pamper yourself, enjoy a self-spa day, and spread some tender love and care every night before bed. Major lotions and body butters will have some formulation with shea butter. Hand creams with shea butter are also very ‘in’ right now. 



8 ingredients are now in the spotlight for your skin. All you have to do is pick your favorite ones from the list above and change up your routine. To help you start, check out the Savarnas Mantra natural skincare collection which offers cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free products.