6 Winter Beauty Products You Need Right Now
With this winter bringing a plethora of cold snaps and biting winds, and the COVID crisis necessitating extra cleansing, the skin on our face, hands and body is taking extra punishment this year. From drying wind, lower humidity and indoor heating, our skin is suffering this season. We have found 6 Winter essentials your skin needs right now to relieve dryness, and bring it back into dewy hydration in no time. If your skin is feeling the effects of Winter, read on …
Natio Treatments Hyaluronate Skin Hydration Serum
Hyaluronic Acid, or Sodium Hyaluronate is something of a wonder ingredient for dry skin, and I look for it in as many of my Winter skincare products as possible. Drawing up to 1,000 times its own weight in water from the surrounding air, it helps keep skin hydrated and nourished for longer. For deep Winter hydration, we love the budget friendly Natio Treatments Hyaluronate Skin Hydration Serum. The combination of Hyaluronate and Panthenol in the serum work to hold moisture to your skin, leaving it looking and feeling plump, dewy, and nourished. I use this ahead of both Day and Night Creams, and my skin just feels cushiony soft and hydrated. Natio Treatments Hyaluronate Skin Hydration Serum 30ml RRP $19.95.
Sukin Hydration Rehydrating Gel Cream
Another of our Hyaluronic favourites, the light consistency of the Sukin Hydration Rehydrating Gel Cream feels like it cannot possibly be deeply hydrating. Thanks to the combination of a Bio-Marine blend of Sea Algae, Hyaluronic Acid, and Maize Complex, the lightweight formula provides instant hydration, with hydration for up to 72 hours after 4 weeks regular use. The addition of Maize Sea Algae helps to protect skin’s barrier and soothe dry Winter skin. Vegan and cruelty-free, the Gel Cream is free from Sulphates, Phthalates, Mineral Oils, Synthetic Fragrances, and a whole host of other ingredients that may cause skin issues. Sukin Hydration Rehydrating Gel Cream 60ml RRP $22.95.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydrating Eye Gel
They say everything happens in 3’s, and rounding out our Hyaluronic hero Must Have Winter skincare products for face is the decadent Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydrating Eye Gel. A hydrating eye product is a must for the delicate skin around our eyes, which can really dry our over Winter. Formulated with a 50% Hyaluronic Acid Complex, and Pentavin, the luxe gel melts seamlessly into your skin, providing drenching hydration for up to 72 hours. The refreshing gel also helps to reduce the look of fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydrating Eye Gel 15ml RRP $72.00.
Burt’s Bees All-Weather Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15
Lip Balm gurus Burt’s Bees have a wide range of protective Lip Balms to help keep lips soft, soothed and crack-free all year round. For Winter, we love the 100% natural Burt’s Bee’s All-Weather Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF15. The tint-free balm, with beeswax, Olive Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter, and Jojoba Seed Oil, glides onto lips, keeping them hydrated and nourished for hours. The addition of SPF 15 helps to protect lips while outdoors, and as a bonus, it is water resistant for up to 40 minutes. The handy pocket/handbag size allows you to carry it with you for applications as needed throughout the day, and before bed. Top tip – never lick dry lips – this dries lips out further and can lead to cracking and chaffing – apply a lip balm instead. Burt’s Bees All-Weather Moisturizing Lip Balm 4.25g RRP $6.95.
Nivea Rich Nourishing Body Lotion
It’s not only the skin on our face that dries out over Winter. The same lack of humidity, indoor heating and hot baths and showers that dry out our face also dry out the skin on the rest of our body. We love the NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion, infused with Nivea Deep Moisture Serum and 2 x Almond Oil, which locks in moisture for up to 48 hours. The formula uses the unique composition of skin’s own moisturiser, moisture locking lipids, and caring body oils which bind together to hold water in your skin, protecting skin from drying out, and keeping it hydrated for longer. Top tip – after showering or bathing, gently pat skin dry and apply body moisturiser. It will soak in faster for better hydration. NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion 400ml RRP $8.00.
Mavala Repairing Night Cream for Damaged Hands
If you’re like me and you’ve been adhering to COVID advice, washing and sanitising hands several times a day, you will have no doubt noticed how dry they become, and the need for a heavy duty Hand Cream. I’ve been using my usual hand cream during the day, and supplementing it with the brilliant Mavala Repairing Night Cream for Damaged Hands (a very accurate description of my hands through early Winter). This intensive care formulation contains a concentration of actives (including the wonder ingredient Hyaluronic Acid), to help nourish and regenerate hands, restoring the ideal water balance to skin. Used at night, for 30 nights, with cotton gloves included to help the cream penetrate deeply into skin, the Repairing Night Cream brings dry, overworked hands back to silky softness and hydrating smoothness. The results speak for themselves – dry, tight skin is banished, and in its place, I have super soft, nourished and hydrated hands (ready for the next bout of washing!). Mavala Repairing Night Cream for Damaged Hands 70ml RRP $64.95.
These are my 6 Winter must-haves, to get me through Winter with my skin nourished and glowing. Do you use any of these? Do you use something else? Are you tempted to try any of these products? Let us know in the comments below.