It’s official, winter is fast approaching. Temperatures start to drop, days keep getting shorter and darker, and a colder new season is upon us. It’s that time of the year when we need to switch up our summer clothes to cosy warm jumpers, and just like our wardrobe we should start to rethink about our skin care routine. The transition to the cooler season can impact our body outside and inside, especially with the central heating on which can cause conditions such as eczema, redness and itchy flare-ups.
Whether we are looking to extend that summer glow or protect the skin from wind and freezing temperatures, it’s crucial to revisit our vanity cabinet. From nourishing hair masks to luxurious facial serums, our beauty editor rounded up the best hydrating and nutritive products your skin needs to make it through this season.
While lightweight foaming cleansers are great during summer months, our skin needs extra hydration and exfoliation during winter. Face Bath - the Clean Cleanser by Skin Design is a cream to oil cleanser designed to dissolve make up, dead skin, and help with clogging pores. The luxurious formulation includes Rosehip Flower Extract - an anti-ageing ingredient rich in essential fatty acids that helps reduce inflammation and heals sensitive skin, powerful plant-based fruit acids, Vitamin E, Green Tea, Calendula and Evening Primrose Oil.
Apply it every morning and evening as the first step of your skincare routine, massage and rinse with cool water. The result is a beautifully smooth younger-looking skin.
Double up on Moisture with an Essence
Facial essences are packed with active ingredients which are especially designed to prepare the skin for serums and moisturisers, help re-balance the skin tone and to add another layer of hydration. Not to be confused with toners, essences can be thought as the “primer” for our skin. A light layer of this unique Bioeffect EGF Essence is a key ally for winter; it leaves the skin soft, hydrated, visibly revitalised and radiant. The delicate, fragrance-free formula is also ideal for the most sensitive skin. Pour 4-5 splashes into the palm and gently press into the skin.
Supercharge your daily skincare routine with a Serum
Hydration is key for maintaining a glowing, dewy and healthy complexion – and for those who are in a constant battle with dehydrated skin during winter months, hyaluronic acid is the ingredient your skin is craving the most. This molecule is a natural component of the skin and acts like a sponge by pulling moisture deep into the skin and preventing water from evaporating.
Packed with moisture-boosting ingredients, this exceptional Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster by Dr. Dennis Gross contains Watermelon Extract, a strong antioxidant that protects against environmental free radical damage, Centella Asiatica, known for its potent wound-healing properties, and marine algae from the waters off the coast of Southeast Asia. These powerhouse ingredients help reinforce and protect your skin’s barrier, keeping your skin plumped by locking water into the dermis. It’s the perfect treatment for your thirsty skin!
Keep your skin soft with a Nourishing Moisturiser
We all love lightweight moisturisers when it’s warm and humid, but now it’s time to switch from a light textured cream to something thicker and more nourishing. During the winter months, the air tends to be drier which can leave our skin looking dull and flaky. This is why ingredients such as ceramides, fatty acids, shea butter, glycerin, squalene and Vitamin B5 work well at increasing moisture levels and providing long-term relief from dryness and inflammation.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream protects the skin’s natural barrier throughout the day. Formulated with Skullcap and Purslane, two anti-ageing superheroes that help reduce inflammation, improve circulation and stimulates cell regeneration. Vitamin E, Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Squalane, Shea Butter, Corn Oil and Glycerin enhance skin’s barrier protective function.
Renew the skin with a Body Exfoliator
Body scrubs are one of the best products that help improve skin texture. Used regularly, exfoliation gets rid of rough skin and allows products to penetrate deeper into the skin maximizing their power. This Bean Body Coffee Scrub with Manuka Honey will stimulate blood flow, improve skin’s imperfections, reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks while nourishing and protecting the skin. Apply it using circular motions and let it dry for 5 minutes… your skin will be softer than ever!
Make the Lip Treatment your priority
Nothing is more important than keeping a lip balm handy wherever you go, especially in the winter when cold days and central heating can leave lips feeling chapped, flaky and sore. Wild Beauty Moisturising Lip Treatment with Rhug Beeswax is a soothing and deeply nourishing balm with Arnica, known for its healing properties, Vitamin E and organic Avocado oil, Rhug Beeswax that improves hydration and works as a protective barrier, Honey, Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter and Heather Flower - known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Give a shot of Moisture to your Hair
Hair care routines also needs some extra attention during winter time, and using a conditioning hair mask is a crucial step to keep your hair hydrated and shining. Indulge yourself with this luxurious, super rich and nourishing hair mask that will help tackle dry, dull and porous hair.
The hero ingredient here is Narcissus flower wax that envelops and nourishes the hair, whilst macadamia oil replenishes and adds shine. The lightweight formula is suitable for all hair types and is designed to offer continuous active ingredient release to the hair, protecting it against the recurring drying-out process.
Boost your beauty from inside out
Beauty comes from inside. Help your skin during winter by providing all the nutrients it needs to stay looking radiant and healthy. Lyma’s formula is the ultimate supplement that contains the quintessential anti-inflammatory ingredient Lycored Lycopene (a powerful antioxidant in the carotenoid family), and Cynatine HNS, the world’s first solubilised active keratin, which plays a key role in the structure of hair, skin and nails.
This life-changing supplement is a powerful cocktail that contains just 8 ingredients and offers a 360° protection by targeting the immune system, relieving stress and tension, boosting energy, improving skin texture and restoring your skin’s natural glow.