Expert Advice

Best winter skin care products

Everything from crisp mornings to central heating can wreak havoc with your skin during the winter months. Our editors have rounded up their top winter skin care products for 2017.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

With an accolade of awards under its belt, this hydrating face cream from Elemis has become a cult classic. Packed with powerful anti-ageing ingredients, it’s expertly formulated to keep both wrinkles and dryness at bay.

Expert tip: Apply under makeup as a primer for the ultimate glowy skin look

Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask

The newest release from the Hungarian brand, this innovative mask can be left on the skin as you sleep. The cooling gel formula delivers instant moisture which sinks into the skin, rejuvenating it during the night and leaving you awakening dewy and healthy-looking. The mask’s Red Algae and Hyaluronic Acid ingredients work to restore elasticity levels and create a perfectly plumped effect.

Expert tip: Pop in the fridge overnight and save for one of those mornings when you’ve had a few too many Sauvignon Blancs the night before.

Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream

The king of hydration. This is one for super thirsty skin in need of some overnight restoration. Unlike some night creams, this fluffy formula is lightweight and non-greasy making it a comfortable night cream. Containing a moisturising complex with a PH level that is almost identical to that of your skin, the creams helps to maintain fatty acids that are essential for the skin’s health.

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster

The ultimate winter skin care essential. Supercharge your routine with this intensely hydrating booster. Perfect for those who work in an office, this is ideal those whose complexions are battling against the effects of central heating. Bursting with moisture boosting Hyaluronic Acid, the silk-like consistency is like the ultimate comfort blanket for dried out skin.

Expert tip: Apply underneath your moisturiser both morning and evening for skin that needs an extra dose of hydration.

Ren Morroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish

It’s not just your face that need some extra tlc during the winter months. Keep your body perfectly preened with this energising body polish. Whilst many people with dry skin are often afraid of abrasive scrubs, the key to getting rid of dry, flaky skin is actually through gentle exfoliation. This little gem from Ren utilises olive, almond oil along with caffeine to energise, revive and tone the skin.

Expert tip: Use this during your morning shower to awaken your body and get your circulation flowing.

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream

Despite contrary belief, the hands give away your age more than any other body part. Feed parched hands this winter with this beautifully scented rose hand cream. Packed with Vitamin E, this rich, non-greasy moisturiser is packed with antioxidants that help shield against environmental aggressors for silky smooth hands.  A winter skin care must-have for hands.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Serum

The powerhouse product. Good for all skin types this one-of-a-kind product can be used a pre-treatment to accelerate the effects of any skincare regime. Formulated with a botanical blend of Gingko, Japanese Shiso and Aromati Thyme, the product has been expertly curated to improve skin’s texture and tone.

Expert tip: Apply two pumps both morning and evening after cleansing.

Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser

If you suffer from dry skin, you should steer away from foam cleansers as they can be stripping. A hybrid of the cult classic cleanser this gel-balm delight is formulated with Shea Butter and Grapeseed Oil which drench the face in a veil of long-lasting moisture. Except squeaky clean, beautifully radiant skin.

ESPA Pink Pomelo Lip Balm

A good lip balm has to be on your winter skin care list. Housed in a beautiful mirrored compact, this deeply hydrating balm is packed with naturally nourishing ingredients such as Pink Grapefruit Oil, Wild Mango and Pomegranate to protect lips all season long.

Darphin Hydraskin Serum

Known as an ‘intensive moisture refill’ for the skin, this intensely hydrating serum leaves skin soft, supple and radiant.



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