Winter Skincare Essentials

During winter, dry indoor heating, steamy showers and cold biting winds can cause mayhem, quickly depleting moisture from your skin, nails and hair which means you need to update your beauty routine with products that focus on hydrating, brightening and exfoliating.

From super-rich moisturizers and hand creams to lip balms and hair treatments, shop some of our top tier Winter beauty essentials below.

Crème De La Mer

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A cult classic and a beauty editor favorite, Crème De La Mer transforms the skin with its ultra-rich, dewy formula. Even the driest complexions are renewed and rejuvenated. Simply warm the product between the fingers until it becomes translucent, then press gently into the skin.

 

Chanel Hydramax and Active Moisture Mask

Chanel Hydramax and Active Moisture Mask

For thirsty skin, Chanel’s Hydramax and Active Moisture Mask delivers an intense and soothing nourishment. Apply the mask in the evening to infuse skin with moisture and wake up to incredibly soft, supple skin.

 

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish
This sweet exfoliating treatment is enriched with real brown sugar crystals to gently buff away dry flakes as it exfoliates and conditions for a smooth finish. Lips are left smooth, protected, and hydrated.
 

Aesop Rose Hair and Scalp Moisturizing Masque 
Aesop Rose Hair and Scalp Moisturising Masque
Show your hair some love this winter and use Aesop’s intensive rose treatment to give parched and brittle locks a deep condition, leaving your tresses soft, shiny and moisturized.

Weleda Skin Food

Weleda Skin Food
Weleda Skin Food is a unique, ultra-rich whole-body cream that deeply hydrates, restores and protects skin with nourishing plant oils and extracts. Use it on elbows, dry patches, and all over the feet.

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Fast Absorbing Hand Cream

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Neutrogena have taken their top-notch Norwegian Formula and made it even better – instant relief for dry cracked hands and nails.

Malin and Goetz Lip Moisturizer

Malin and Goetz Lip Moisturiser
This lesser-known beauty brand has created an absolute winner of a lip treatment. Whether used on your lips preventatively or when chapped, Malin and Goetz’s formula gently soothes and mends while giving a hint of gloss.

Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder

This creamy, water-activated exfoliant polishes skin to a jewel-like luster. Nourishing Japanese rice bran blends with papaya extracts to address fine lines, uneven skintone, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts while natural exfoliants gently buff away dullness and dead skin cells.

SK-II Cellumination Aurabright Illuminating Essence

SK-II Cellumination Aurabright Illuminating Essence
This invigorating beauty essence is fortified with SK-II’s signature ingredients, pitera and pixelwhite, to illuminate and brighten. It leaves the complexion hydrated, smooth, and radiant upon application. Perfect for dull winter skin.

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base

To help stop your makeup sinking into fine lines which can be exaggerated when the skin is dehydrated, try Bobbi Brown’s Vitamin Enriched Face Base. The lightweight cream creates a smooth base for a seamless makeup application, while Shea butter instantly hydrates, softens, and cushions skin.

Dr Jackson’s Coconut Melt

Dr Jacksons Coconut Melt
Coconut oil is a beauty multi-tasker nourishing the skin, lips, cuticles and hair. Dr Jackson’s 100% organic formula melts on touch, hydrates and nourishes your skin and counters the formation of wrinkles thanks to its elasticizing properties.

About the Author

Having started her career in New Zealand as a fashion and beauty assistant, she then moved on to edit the online beauty magazine, BeautyBible. Since then she has created her own blog, The Refined Edit. Now based in the United Kingdom she has contributed to countless print and online publications including Style.com/Arabia. Follow her musing on Twitter and Instagram @gracieastewart.