July 10, 2023

12 Winter Skin Saviours You Need In Your Beauty Routine

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The wind, rain and seemingly sub-zero temperatures don’t stand a chance against these hard working formulas.

Sure, with cooler temps comes cute winter outfits (hello, knee-high boots and blazers) and an excuse to wear Ugg boots in public but, unfortunately for many of us, it can also wreak havoc on our skin. With heaters blasting, scorching hot showers a must-have in order to warm up after a long commute and wind lashing at our faces all day long, our poor complexions can really suffer if not taken care of properly. 

In the same way that we pack away our sundresses and denim shorts as the temperatures drop, we need to pack away our lightweight moisturisers and foaming cleansers and focus our attention on replenishing, nourishing and deeply hydrating skincare formulas. So, allow us to introduce you to 11 of our favourites…

Lancome Renergie H.P.N 300-Peptide Cream

For a complexion that is regenerated almost instantly, the Lancome Renergie H.P.N 300-Peptide Cream is a winter must-have. The innovative formula contains hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and over 300 (!) types of peptides to visibly firm, hydrate and lift the skin. Winter dryness and dullness don’t stand a chance with this cream in your beauty arsenal.

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La Prairie White Caviar Essence Extraordinaire

An illuminating and firming treatment lotion that prepares the skin for your hardworking actives to follow, the La Prairie White Caviar Essence Extraordinaire is the perfect addition to your winter skin routine. Instantly hydrating the skin for a smoother surface and working to reduce the appearance of age spots, think of it as a luxurious drink of water for the skin.

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Biossance Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser

A soothing, gentle gel cleanser is essential in any skincare routine–and particularly during the cooler months when our skin is on the drier, more sensitive side. Enter: the Biossance Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser. A foaming gel that works to effectively cleanse without stripping the skin, this formula contains a powerful amino acid complex to break down dirt, aloe vera to calm and soothe and moringa extract to protect against pore-clogging environmental debris. In short, it does everything you could ever need.

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Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask

You’re getting your eight hours anyway, so you may as well put your skin to work while you drift off to the land of nod. The Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask is a two-step mask that delivers continuous hydration overnight for supple, dewy skin when you wake up. Proven to give you plump, replenished skin after just one night, the silky water-cream mask is also filled with rosewater, damask rose extract and hyaluronic acid to nourish the skin barrier.

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Laneige Cream Skin Mist

For a middle of the day pick-me-up, the Laneige Cream Skin Mist is a must-have. A refreshing fine-mist spray that delivers intense, long-lasting hydration for up to 12 hours, the formula is enriched with amino acids from white leaf tea water to help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, locking in moisture like nothing else. Hello, winter glow!

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La Prairie Pure Gold Radiance Nocturnal Balm

Like a warm, nurturing hug for the skin, the La Prairie Pure Gold Radiance Nocturnal Balm amplifies and supports the skin’s natural overnight regeneration process with a pure gold diffusion system. Smoothing the skin and improving texture while helping to increase firmness and volume, this do-it-all formula is simply divine.

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Eve Lom Intense Hydration Serum

What is hydration without hyaluronic acid? Answer: non-existent. So, when it comes to winter skincare you want to ensure you’re investing in a hyaluronic acid serum that is high quality. Eve Lom’s Intense Hydration Serum is just that. Formulated with pro-vitamin B5, this serum delivers a long-lasting surge of moisture and helps to bind said moisture to the skin for up to 72 hours. Plump, refined and softened skin awaits you.

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Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial

If we had to vote on the top three ingredients to include in a winter skincare regimen, niacinamide, squalane and ceramides would be up there–and the Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial contains all three. Working to repair the skin’s barrier function, regulate the production of oil and improve the appearance of stressed out skin, this all-in-one facial is one of our go-tos. 

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Go-To Face Hero Oil

Speaking of go-to, we always have a Go-To Face Hero on hand when the weather gets cooler. A nourishing formula containing almond oil, which is rich in fatty acids and vitamins to soften the skin, and jojoba oil which is ideal for improving skin elasticity, this oil is a cult-favourite for a reason. Either mix it in with your moisturiser for a replenishing boost or apply on its own to soothe the skin and lock in hydration.

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Cosmetics 27 Mask 27

A true do-it-all product, the Cosmetics 27 Mask 27 is a gamechanger for winter skin. Working to detoxify, regenerate, balance and exfoliate the skin while intensely hydrating and soothing, the mask will give you a glow like no other. Suitable for all skin types (yes, including sensitive skin), this is perfect for sharing with your girlfriends during a cozy night in.

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Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon

When a product contains the terms ‘sound sleep’ and ‘cocoon’, we think it’s safe to assume that soft skin is just a wink away. Containing motion-activated French lavender essential oil alongside calming sandalwood and patchouli, the sleeping mask soothes the skin and the senses with aromatherapy to help promote deep, restful sleep which, in turn, delivers healthier-looking skin.

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Estée Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm

Purifying yet revitalising, the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm is the perfect way to remove makeup in the cooler months. A lightweight balm that effortlessly melts into a silky cleansing oil, the formula works to remove makeup and impurities and purifies deep within the skin’s surface to improve the overall appearance of the complexion.

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