Winter skincare essentials

Winter skincare essentials

Keep skin sumptuous for when winter bites

The sooner you stock up, the more successful and nurturing your winter skincare routine will be…here are seven winter skincare essentials for 2020:

Dermalogica’s new Hydro Masque Exfoliant is your must-have from the brand this season. A hydrating and exfoliating five-minute masque, it smoothes and renews for luminous, healthy-looking skin in a single step. Working more efficiently than a two-step exfoliation and hydration regimen, the synergy of this treatment allows active ingredients to fully absorb and perform to their utmost potential. Key ingredients include bamboo, rich in minerals, released upon activation to deliver a targeted yet gentle exfoliation; snow mushroom, infusing skin with hydration, antioxidants and vitamin D; phytolipids from jojoba seed, sunflower and safflower to help fortify skin’s natural moisture barrier; sugar beets to deliver amino acids that help hydrate and strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier; and cucumber extract to provide a soothing, refreshing finish.

Gatineau’s Age Benefit Integral Regenerating Cream Dry Skin is the ideal defence against winter worries for more mature skin. A nourishing anti-ageing moisturiser, it is designed to firm and smooth, providing long-lasting hydration. Smoothing wrinkles, it contains artichoke leaf and hibiscus extract to re-programme cellular communication and slow down the appearance of ageing; red algae extracts to revive radiance and help correct brown spots; calcium to help strengthen thinning skin; and sweet almond oil and shea butter to hydrate deeply.

Hydrating and protecting, Dermalogica’s Intensive Moisture Cleanser is a winter season hero. It features a lipid-enriched surfactant system that makes it twice as effective at removing long-wear make-up whilst nourishing the skin. Cleansers can damage the skin’s lipid barrier, particularly in winter when the air is cold and dry, leaving skin feeling tight and parched. Intensive Moisture Cleanser helps to preserve your skin’s lipids so it doesn’t feel even drier after cleansing.

Great to use whether you’ve been exposed to autumnal sunshine or winter winds, Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect is a rich, nourishing daily moisturiser that helps combat skin ageing and is formulated with a raft of active ingredients. Protecting against free-radical damage it offers rich moisturisation and broad-spectrum sunscreen protection.

A 97% natural serum, Decleor’s Antidote strengthens the skin’s barrier and protects it from daily aggressions, such as pollution. Every morning, its light texture immediately provides a fresh sensation to wake up the skin. Antidote Serum leaves the skin soft and comfortable, immediately after application and all day long: it’s a winter warrior.

If you need a little extra help getting going on a winter morning, Balance Me’s Wake Up Wash  is a refreshing and energising body cleanser that hydrates all day. For a burst of brightness, it is blended with sunshine inspired grapefruit, sweet orange and red mandarin. Created to gently cleanse and encourage long lasting softness without irritating dry or sensitive skin, this product is suitable for calming sensitive skin, invigorating your morning mood during the long winter months and hydrating dry and dehydrated skin.

Do you tend to sleep more soundly during the winter? Make the most of the long nights by treating your skin to an overnight balm. Decleor’s Aromessence Ylang Ylang Purifying Night Balm has a dry touch yet an indulgent melt-in texture to offer the perfect night-time treatment for combination and oily skin types. A powerful concentrated blend of essential oils purify and rebalance the skin through the night so you can wake up to a cleaner, clearer, more radiant complexion with imperfections and inflammations visibly reduced. Active ingredients include rosemary to purify, lemon to cleanse, and soothing lavender to help comfort, hydrate and repair the skin.