10 winter skin essentials
By Lydia Schoonderbeek
I’ve tried and tested a large chunk of what the beauty and skincare industry has to offer and have rounded up our essential edit of the must-have winter skin essentials. From pampering products that really work and treatments targeting skincare for all ages, discover our huge range of carefully selected products this month.
This multi-talented cream repairs and moisturizes so skin appears younger, more lifted and energized. This unique formula is definitely worth trying if you’re looking for soft and dewy winter skin.
2. THE SERUM: CLARINS Double Serum
When it comes to Clarins’ Double Serum the rule of “less is more” no longer applies. Deliciously fragranced and silky smooth, I recommend this product for all year round perfection.
3. THE HAND CREAM: LA ROCHE-POSAY Cicaplast Hands
Never underestimate the importance of healthy hands. Aside from your face, it’s safe to say that hands are the most exposed part of the body, especially in winter. La Roche-Posay has created a revolutionary hand balm, which forms a glove-like moisture barrier without being greasy or sticky.
4. THE FACE MASK: DIOR
Prestige Le Grand Masque
Give your skin a breather this winter with this luxurious mask for glowing, firmer skin. The results are instantaneous – fine lines are less apparent and skin feels noticeably plumped out and hydrated. It also smells divine!
5. THE HYDRATOR: CRÈME DE LA MER
The Treatment Lotion
Crème de la Mer never fails to produce the perfect balance between timeless products and advanced modern technology. An initially oily texture, the lotion quickly dissolves and your skin is immediately left with a more even tone and softer texture.
6. THE BB CREAM: MAC
Prime BB Beauty Balm
Looking for one product that acts as a foundation, primer, SPF and moisturizer? Prime BB Beauty Balm is a seriously hardworking beauty hero that creates a flawless and even skin tone, and provides such great coverage that you won’t need your regular foundation.
7. THE EYE CREAM: STRIVECTIN
Eye Concentrate for wrinkles
This is a bit of a cult product for reducing dark circles amongst those in the know, and it can be difficult to find. Use it for 8 weeks and you should see a brighter eye contour area with dark shadows reduced.
8. THE BRONZER: RIMMEL Natural Bronzer
Get a warm glow all over with Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer. This gorgeous light and natural-looking bronzer gives an instant brightening effect whenever you want.
9. THE CLEANSER: THE BODY SHOP
Vitamin E Cream Cleanser
To clear away all the SPF and impurities from your pores, you need a deep cleanser that also respects your natural oils. This one – a creamy, dreamy milk that can be smoothed on dry skin – imparts a dose of Vitamin E to protect weather-worn skin.
10. THE YOUTH CREAM: THE BODY SHOP Nutriganics Drops of Youth
This silky serum from The Body Shop may be 99% natural but it’s backed by impressive scientific research. When used in skincare, it protects and repairs, speeding up cell renewal for a more luminous, youthful complexion.