Our Winter Skincare Favourites

Throughout the colder months our skin needs some extra TLC. While the cold and windy weather can strip your skin of moisture when you step outside, central heating can increase your skin’s sensitivity. If you have eczema or rosacea-prone skin you’re probably all too familiar with the effects this time of year can have on your complexion. Fortunately, a solid winter skincare routine can help to keep all skin types hydrated and balanced throughout the colder months. This includes cleansing twice a day, exfoliating when necessary, hydrating with a serum and/or cream, and of course, always wearing SPF when you leave the house.

If you have dry skin, you might be tempted to push your exfoliating treatment to the back of your bathroom cabinet and reach for a rich, heavy cream. However, gently exfoliating at least once a week will prevent dry, flaky skin from building up and causing irritation. Look for lactic and mandelic acids as these are gentler but still offer a thorough exfoliation. For those with oily skin, you might want to step up your exfoliation and opt for a formula that includes a higher percentage of AHAs. Don’t overload your skin with active ingredients though as it’ll dry it out and send your oil production into overdrive and increase the oiliness.

All skin types, but particularly those with sensitive skin, should look for hydrating and soothing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, squalane and ceramides. Niacinamide is another good ingredient to include in your winter skincare routine as it helps to strengthen your skin barrier, which will minimise irritation and ensure moisture is locked in. Here is our expertly curated winter skincare routine to help revive, rehydrate and rebalance your skin until spring arrives.

01

Fresh

Floral Recovery Overnight Mask, £59.00

Winter Essential For Dry Skin
A hydrating face mask is a winter skincare essential for all skin types. With its silky, lightweight, creamy texture, Fresh’s latest offering was made for soothing dry, chapped skin. We apply one thin layer of the cream mask across our face and neck area, and then press an extra layer onto very dry areas. If your skin is feeling particularly dry, swap this in as a night cream once or twice a week.

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02

Dr. Dennis Gross

Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Texture Renewal Serum, £74.00

Winter Essential For Oily & Acne-Prone Skin
Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol range is nothing short of exceptional and this serum is a winter essential for oily and acne-prone skin as it helps to rebalance and renew without stripping your skin. While retinol, bakuchiol and ferulic acid gently exfoliate, renew and refine skin, squalane and hyaluronic acid hydrate. Introduce this serum into your winter skincare routine twice a week. To maximise the results, follow with the NEW Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Intense Wrinkle Cream, £77.00.

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03

Dr. Jart+

Cicapair Tiger Grass Sleepair Intensive Mask, £12.00

Winter Essential For Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive or rosacea-prone skin, Dr Jart+’s Tiger Grass range can help soothe irritation. Our favourite product from the line-up is this overnight mask. Infused with calming tiger grass, prebiotics and water-retaining humectants, the formula helps to hydrate, nourish and ease irritation and redness while you sleep. It’s the perfect bi-weekly treatment to help take the edge off the effects of the cold weather and central-heating.

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04

Paula's Choice

Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide Lip Booster, £24.00

Winter Essential For Dry Lips
If you want a lip product that goes the extra mile, Paula’s Choice Lip Booster is worth investing in. Jam-packed with hyaluronic acid and squalane, the gel-like treatment hydrates and locks-in moisture to banish dry, chapped lips. It’s particularly good for anyone who finds their face mask dries out their lips.

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05

Mario Badescu

Hyaluronic Eye Cream, £17.25

Winter Essential For Dry Eyes
Mario Badescu might be renowned for its Drying Lotion, but this eye cream packs a hydrating punch and is incredibly soothing. With the help of hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and safflower seed oil, this whipped cream helps to nourish and calm the delicate eye area regardless of how low the temperatures drop.

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06

The Ordinary

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £5.90

Winter Essential For Makeup Wearers
If you go through patches of having dry skin in the winter and don’t want to radically change your skincare routine, you might find a booster handy. The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum can be added into your usual moisturiser or foundation to give both a moisture boost. If you find your foundation doesn’t last as long as it does throughout the rest of the year, it’s definitely worth adding one or two drops of hyaluronic acid into it.

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07

Votary

Natural Glow Day Cream, £70.00

Winter Skin Essential For Dull Skin
Dry and combination skin types can find their complexion looks a little dull and lacklustre during the winter months. Votary’s latest skincare offering is supercharged with natural ingredients to boost your glow and banish dullness almost instantly. It’s the perfect choice for anyone who relies on their skincare to bring the glow rather than makeup.

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08

Sarah Chapman

Platinum Pep8 Stem Cell Serum, £185.00

Winter Skin Essential For Fine Lines
Packed full of peptides and ceramides, Sarah Chapman’s latest serum is a must-have for anyone looking to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The brand has also included gardenia stem cells to help combat UV damage, while hyaluronic acids hydrates and plumps out skin cells. Use one pipette as part of your morning and evening routines, before your usual moisturiser.

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Posted: Wednesday, 29 December 2021

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