Winter Skincare 2023
The crispness of Autumn has given way to the real Winter chill. Colder temps, drier air, and indoor heating can play havoc with our skin, leaving it feeling dry, red, sore, and even chapped. A good Winter skincare routine can be the difference between sailing through these colder months in style, or suffering with skin that is looking far from its best. May/June is the time of year I usually start to swap my Summer clothes over for Winter, put a heavier doona on the bed, and look at moving my skincare routine over to more nourishing and moisturising products for Winter. To ensure your skin stays hydrated during Winter, use products that are gentle on your skin, and are super hydrating with wonder ingredients like Glycerin or Hyaluronic Acid. Luckily for our skin, there are a plethora of beauty products suitable to keep your skin hydrated and glowing over Winter. Here are the products we’ll be using this Winter.
Biobod Gentle Rice + Oat Cleansing Powder
With ingredients like Colloidal Oatmeal (anti-inflammatory and soothing), Rice Bran Extract (nourishing and brightening), and Magnesium and Kaolin Clay (to gently eliminate impurities), this innovative water-activated cleanser (the powder mixes with water to create a gentle foaming cleanser, that respects skin’s natural moisture barrier), is specifically designed for sensitive skin types, and leaves skin feeling refreshed, balanced, and nourished. The cruelty-free, pH balanced gentle formula washes away impurities while maintaining your skin’s natural moisture barrier, so it’s perfect for skin over Winter. Insider tip – mix a bit less water and create a soothing mask – bonus. Biobod Gentle Rice + Oat Cleansing Powder 50g RRP $65.00. Available from Biobod.
Aesthetics Rx Instant Rescue Face Mask
A good face mask is a must in the defence against Winter dryness. We love the Australian made, vegan Aesthetics Rx Instant Rescue Face Mask, with its serum-cream formula that calms, and hydrates skin instantly and over time. Ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, and biome supporting extracts help to hydrate, nourish, destress, and strengthen skin’s natural barrier. Helping to target collagen production, skin is left feeling softer, firmer and oh so nourished. Aesthetics Rx Instant Rescue Face Mask 75ml RRP $69.00. Available from Aesthetics Rx.
Ella Baché Hyaluronic Intensive Treatment Booster
Plump hydrated skin – yes please. Enriched with 5 different molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid, the new Ella Baché Hyaluronic Intensive Treatment Booster offers more potency than a regular serum. Delivering concentrated benefits to skin, the silky-smooth Hyaluronic Intensive Booster Treatment is designed to be used as a treatment for 7 consecutive days each month (you can use for a little longer if your skin is really dehydrated or dry), to help restore moisture levels, and prevent moisture evaporation. As a bonus, it can be used in conjunction with your regular serum for an extra boost of hydration and protection. Ella Baché Hyaluronic Intensive Treatment Booster 30ml RRP $99.00. Available from David Jones, Ella Baché, or Ella Baché Salons.
Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum
Rodan + Fields clever Active Hydration Serum self-adjusts to your skin’s needs, and environmental conditions to deliver moisture to your skin as it needs it. Containing Hyaluronic Acid cross-linked with moisturizing Glycerin, the super hydrating serum gives your skin a moisture boost of up to 200%, and keeps it there for up to 8 hours – it really is a Winter skin savior. Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum 30ml RRP $165.00. Available from Rodan + Fields Australia.
Trinny London Intense Peptide Moisturiser
Like giving Winter weary skin a comforting hug, Trinny London Intense Peptide Moisturiser, with 4 Peptide Complex, Beta-Glucan, and Hyaluronic Acid helps to visibly smooth and nourish skin. The formula comforts dry and dehydrated skin, helping to improve your skin’s response to stress, making it more resilient over time. Skin feels plump, bouncy and full of life. Trinny London Intense Peptide Moisturiser 50ml RRP $92.00. Available from Trinny London.
Skinstitut Expert Restore Niacinamide Replenishing Cream
Perfect for mature skin, this luxe moisturising cream helps to restore lost moisture, vitality and bounce in dehydrated skin. Anti-oxidant rich, and with Hyaluronic Acid and Beta-Glucan, with Australian native Kakadu Plum, this rich, luxe cream absorbs easily into skin, leaving it feeling smooth, soft, and super plump. Vitamins B3 and B5 work to help calm, repair, and protect skin. Skinstitut Expert Restore Niacinamide Replenishing Cream 50ml RRP $89.00. Available from Skinstitut.
No 7 Restore & Renew Multi Action Eye Cream
My eyes always look so much more dehydrated and tired in these cooler months. Nowhere feels the dryness of winter more than the delicate skin around our eye area. With no oil glands, the area is unable to produce its own moisture, and is reliant on the moisture you apply via an eye cream. Designed for delicate skin around your eyes, the No7 Restore & Renew Multi Action Eye Cream is formulated with Shea Butter, Hyaluronic Acid and Ginseng Extract to help firm skin, revitalise tired looking eyes, and visibly reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles. It’s perfect for tired, mature eyes. No7 Restore & Renew Multi Action Eye Cream 15ml RRP $37.99. Available exclusively from Priceline.
We Are Feel Good Inc. Kakadu Plum Lip Balm SPF 50+
One area you can’t neglect over Winter is your lips. Like your eye area, your lips contain no oil glands, and with our propensity to lick them throughout the day, and cold and dry winds, they can get very dry and cracked. Keep lips hydrated by keeping a good lip balm in your pocket or handbag, and apply frequently throughout the day. We love We Are Feel Good Inc. Kakadu Plum Lip Balm SPF 50+, enriched with Kakadu Plum, skin loving Vitamin E, Nourishing Cocoa Oil ansd Shea Butter, and Omegs 3, 6 and 9, to hydrate and nourish lips, whilst the addition of SPF 50+ protects delicate lips from the suns rays. We Are Feel Good Inc. Kakadu Plum Lip Balm SPF 50+ 8ml RRP $19.95. Available from We Are Feel Good Inc.
We are Feel Good Inc. Kakadu Plum Body Milk
Don’t forget your body over winter – it may be covered up, but it will still be crying out for moisture, and the best time to replenish lost moisture is straight after a warm shower or bath. Hailing from the driest of climates, the Australian owned and made We are Feel Good Inc. Kakadu Plum Body Milk is enriched with skin loving ingredients like Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, and Vitamin E to intensely hydrate and nourish dry Winter skin. Containing Australian Kakadu Plum extract and Niacinamide (and PABA and paraben free), this luxe, silky moisturiser will cocoon skin in moisture all season long. We are Feel Good Inc. Kakadu Plum Body Milk 200ml RRP $29.95. Also available in 400ml size. Available from We Are Feel Good Inc.
Clemence Organics Ultimate SOS Balm
For truly Winter weary skin that needs a little TLC, you can’t beat all natural, organic Clemence Organics Ultimate SOS Balm. With Rosehip Oil, Calendula, and Jojoba, to help deliver long lasting moisture, and soothe irritation, this healing and nourishing wonder balm can be used anywhere on your face or body. It can also help soothe eczema, rosacea, nappy rash, and small bites and stings. The handbag friendly size means you can take it with you and apply whenever needed throughout the day. Clemence Organics Ultimate SOS Balm 60ml RRP $59.99. Available from Clemence Organics.
What products do you use over Winter? Which have you found most effective? Do you use any of the products listed above? Let us know in the comments below.