Farmacy BeautyGreen Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm, $18.00
The Gentle Cleanser
If you complain about dry skin in the winter, a cleansing balm is perfect way to gently remove makeup and dirt without stripping away moisture. Green Clean is a true tried and tested skincare hero and the best cleansing balm we’ve tried. It works for all skin types and is also a great first step if you like to double cleanse.
Medik8Press & Clear, $30.75
The Pore-Clearing Exfoliator
While we want to focus on hydrating and nourishing skincare, it’s still important to exfoliate the skin in the winter and get rid of any dry, dead skin. With 2% BHA, Medik8’s formula helps to gently exfoliate and loosen blocked pores. Depending on your skin type, you should use this every other day or once a week.
NATURIUMPlant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream, $26.25
The Heavy Duty Moisturiser
Ceramides are one of the hero ingredients when it comes to winter skincare. This is by far one of the best winter moisturisers we’ve come across if you like to use the same face cream in the morning and evening. Thanks to the ceramide-rich formula, skin is left deeply hydrated and nourished, and most importantly, your skin barrier is kept in-check. Bravo Naturium and skinfluencer Susan Yara!
FreshCrème Ancienne Honey Mask, $68.25
The Hydrating Face Mask
We can never refuse a good hydrating face mask, it’s one of the best ways to pamper during this season. We love Fresh Crème Ancienne Honey Mask because it contains honey, an ingredient that tends to be underrated but it so good to our skin. This hydrating face mask can stay on all-night long and give you glowing, hydrated skin come the morning. Use it once a week for a skin reset.
OskiaSuper-R Retinoid Capsules, $84.75
The Nifty Retinol Serum
Winter is a good time to start incorporating retinol into your skincare routine. The hero ingredient is great for helping to ease acne, pigmentation and fine lines, but it can make your skin photosensitive. These clever little capsules from Oskia give you the perfect dose of retinol for your face and neck. Introduce them into your routine once a week. Don’t forget, while there might be less sunshine, you should always use sunscreen in the morning.
TatchaThe Kissu Lip Mask, $24.38
The Nourishing Lip Balm
Colder weather means drier lips and no one wants those. This Tatcha lip mask is made with squalane and locks in moisture instantly. Although it’s meant to be night-time lip mask, we love using this one during the day – it offers a plumper lip look too.
NécessaireThe Hand Cream Fragrance Free, $15.00
The Best Hand Cream for Winter
Hand cream is a must when it comes to winter body care, and we like to have one in our bag at all times. This fragrance-free formula is made with nourishing peptides and glycerin to really hydrate the skin and keep your hands feeling soft, even on the coldest days.