Just like we change our clothes according to the seasons, so too does our skincare need a little adjustment alongside it. When it comes to wintertime, our skin can go from bright and hydrated to dull and dry in a flash. It may seem like a futile endeavor to find those holy grail skincare goods that can simultaneously work in the cooler months as they do in the warmer ones, but we know firsthand that these products do indeed exist. One that we love to use year-round, particularly in the winter season, is Alpinia Shell Ginger Glow Oil.

And we’re not the only ones with a huge crush on this hydrating skincare oil. Here’s what top beauty and wellness experts have to say:

New York-based journalist Amber Kallor incorporates this hydrating Japanese oil into her self-care routine, along with other Wellness East products like the Shikuwasa Lime Powder, a signature Okinawan superfood that supports the body from the inside out, and the Hako Incense crafted on the Awaji Island that is designed to calmly enhance your environment.

Leanne Citrone, health and wellness expert who creates go-to food recipes, takes the moisturizing step of her skincare routine to the next level by pairing this oil with a restorative cream.

Eyebrow artist Kristie Streicher of The Feathered Brow™ has dubbed Alpinia Shell Ginger Oil one of her “winter skin saviors,” saying that the product absorbs quickly to leave her skin feeling super supple.

Made from Okinawan Alpinia Shell Ginger essence and sustainable sugarcane-derived squalane, Wellness East’s Alpinia Shell Ginger Glow Oil is a super clean, multipurpose treatment designed to effectively maintain hydration by helping to seal in moisture. The result from this rare antioxidant botanical — which derives its name from the fact that it looks like a seashell when in bud form — is that skin has a more healthy, luminous, and radiant look. 

A topical oil such as Alpinia Shell Ginger Glow Oil is crucial to use daily during the winter season for optimal skin health. Typically, the natural oils in our skin hold onto humidity or moisture, which in turn acts as a protective barrier in retaining hydration. In colder months, these natural oils tend to decrease and cause the skin barrier to weaken, which leads to dry skin. Noticeable symptoms to look out for include itching, flakiness, redness, and — in harsher cases — cracks and bleeding.

Created for all skin types, even sensitive, this glow oil is easy to incorporate into your everyday routine for both morning and night. To use, simply apply several drops of Alpinia Shell Ginger Glow Oil onto the face and body, then massage until the product is absorbed. As an added bonus, especially for dry winter skin, we recommend using this oil after brushing with the Hinoki Wood Body Brush as this treatment helps to not only improve circulation and tone, but also leaves the skin invigorated and primed for hydration. Another key tip is to add a couple drops of Alpinia Shell Ginger Glow Oil to your daily moisturizer for an easy hydration boost.