Winter beauty overhaul

Winter beauty overhaul

Time to swap your summer essentials for the latest winter beauty must-haves…here are some of this season’s best at Beauty Flash.

Dermalogica Age Smart Super Rich Repair – a protective salve to fight extreme cold and dry environmental conditions, this super-concentrated, heavyweight cream combats chronically dry, dehydrated and prematurely ageing skin conditions. Repairing and soothing, the richest Dermalogica moisturiser hydrates and replenishes even the thirstiest skin. It stimulates collagen synthesis and hyaluronic acid production to help repair, smoothes fine dryness lines and helps restore elasticity, replenishes barrier lipids while moisturising and insulates skin from extreme environmental elements whilst fighting inflammation. It’s a winter hero!

Avant Advanced Bio Ultra-fine Texture Day Moisturiser – enhanced with soothing and moisturising agents to foster a matified complexion, this moisturiser combines signature ingredients; matrixil 3000, hyaluronic acid and caviar extract. Aiming to reverse the signs of ageing and helping to stimulate collagen synthesis and skin repair, it hydrates and penetrates deep into the skin for a plumping effect. The caviar extract provides an anti-pollution shield and its intensely moisturising properties work to repair and protect the skin from weather, pollution and UV damage for healthier looking skin.

Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect – this rich nourishing daily moisturiser restores moisture to dry and mature skin, particularly after exposure to the sun, air conditioning, or winter winds. Helping to combat skin ageing, it is formulated with a raft of active ingredients to tackle everything from advanced glycation end-points to photo-damage. This winter friendly product protects against free-radical damage, has very rich moisturising characteristics and provides broad-spectrum sunscreen protection for those dazzling winter days.

Gatineau Total Body Glow Collection – if the winter months tend to get you down, it can show on your skin. Avoid any signs of dullness or fatigue by getting glowing skin this season. Featuring Gatineau’s all-time best-selling Tan Accelerating Lotion, this duo is the perfect treat for those who want to add a little warmth to their complexion during the winter months. Tan Accelerating Lotion boosts the production of melanin (the skin’s colouring pigment) to help bring out natural colour when you’re exposed to the sun. The Golden Glow Gradual Tan, packed with coconut oil, soy oil and vitamin E hydrates, softens and protects your skin, whilst creating a natural sun-kissed glow on all skin tones.

Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF 30 – regardless of the weather, UVA rays are always present and can penetrate glass. Beauty Flash recommends wearing sun protection whatever the weather. New from Dermalogica, this sun protection innovation provides an invisible physical sunscreen that works for every skin type. Easily applied after your usual Dermalogica moisturiser, it blends easily on all skin tones and offers critical defence against UV rays and blue light. An excellent post-treatment option with soothing properties, it comforts all skin types, even sensitive.

Decleor Neroli Bigarade Hydrating Cocoon Day Cream – tested under extreme cold conditions in Sweden to nourish, comfort and plump dry to very dry skin, this Cocoon Day Cream is a 98% natural-origin moisturiser. Enriched with neroli essential oil, botanical oils and mango seed butter, it leaves skin feeling nourished, soothed and plumped. The buttery texture turns into an unctuous cocooning cream upon application, melting into the skin for a feeling of comfort and a silky finish. Tugging sensations are immediately reduced, and – intensely moisturised – the skin feels plumped, softer and suppler. It also creates an invisible film to protect dry skin, which tends to be irritated in extreme cold weather.

Moroccanoil Frizz Control – while summer humidity can cause frizz, damp or very dry conditions in winter can also play havoc with your hair. Suitable for all hair types, this spray-in product helps you to stay frizz-free and static-free in any weather. Climate control factors weightlessly safeguard hair to keep it smooth, calm and manageable in damp or dry conditions.