Dry patches, scaliness and parched skin are common curses of the cold winter months. Endless nose-blowing, hot water and wind also create the perfect condition for dry skin to develop, especially on your face.
Piling product upon product onto your skin won’t automatically equal hydrated skin, so you have to use ones that are targeted to nourish and offer a burst of moisture to your skin. Whether you have sensitive, mature or more regular skin, we’ve rounded up something for everyone.
Formulated with saffron flower extract, a new Sisley active ingredient, this moisturiser soothes dry skin and makes it feel more comfortable — so you won’t experience that tight, dry feeling. The addition of cottonseed, macadamia and sunflower oils also helps to reinforce the skin’s protective barrier. Perfect for truly parched skin.
With the addition of botanicals and natural-based antioxidants, the Signature Moisturising Cream aims to visibly reduce the signs of ageing and leave skin feeling protected, younger-looking and firmer.
Of the 54 women who used the Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream over a period of 28 days, 93% of women agreed that their skin felt smoother and tighter.
— Grown Alchemist Age-Repair Treatment Cream
Ideal for travel, cold climates and recovery from skin trauma, the Age-Repair Treatment Cream is formulated with advanced Phyto-Peptides to noticeably restore and reduce the depth and appearance of wrinkles while leaving skin hydrated and visibly rejuvenated.
The addition of geranium blossom, which releases flavonoids, also helps to normalise the skin’s appearance by rebalancing natural sebum levels.
For super parched skin, Weleda’s Skin Food is your new best friend. Blended with nourishing plant oils, lanolin and beeswax, this super thick cream can be used on your face and body, including your heels, elbows and hard-working hands.
It’s great for winter and kicking any dryness you may have to the curb. Despite its richness, the product soaks in quickly and leaves skin feeling softer and calmer. Shop Skin Food for $14.95 via the Weleda website.
For sensitive and irritated skin that is exacerbated by cold weather, the Hydrance Optimale Aqua Cream-In-Gel by Avène is the way to go. It deeply hydrates and protects the skin against free radicals and environmental aggressions.
If you’re a fan of oil-based products, the Oils Of Life is be a winner. Infused with three precious seed oils — black cumin seed oil from Egypt, camellia seed oil from China and rosehip seed oil from Chile — as well as organic olive oil from Italy, this is a super hydrating face cream that is perfect for wintertime.
Despite the number of oils blended into the product, it’s surprisingly light and soaks in quickly for a non-greasy finish. Head to The Body Shop website to pick up the Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Cream for $46.
This deeply nourishing formula is filled with 2x concentrated moringa extract, to help boost the natural production of collagen as well as sea lavender flower extract, to naturally renew and replenish skin cells overnight.
The addition of hyaluronic acid provides intense 24-hour hydration as skin loses water faster at night. Head online to Estée Lauder to purchase the Revitalizing Supreme+ Night Intensive Restorative Creme for $142.