Because your skin needs a little extra TLC in winter
Winter can make us feel downright sluggish, and the bad weather doesn't do any good for our skin, either. We've rounded up a few of the best investments you can make for your face and body that'll help banish the effects of the cold snap. From nourishing dry skin to getting rid of dark circles around your eyes, we've got you covered. You can thank us later.
First, let's tackle the face. Understandably, your skin can be drier and more sore in winter due to the harshness of bitterly cold winds on your skin. Your first step to fight back is EVE LOM's Intense Hydration Serum, £75, fabled.com. An investment you won't regret making, this will quench skin's thirst and help to get its moisture levels back to normal. Hyaluronic acid is the magic ingredient here, helping to strengthen and hydrate your skin cells.
Of course, you should be following serum with a great moisturiser, and we recommend Clinique Superdefense SPF 20 Daily Moisturizer, £40, fabled.com. It absorbs really quickly, and protects against all of the elements. A great addition to your morning beauty routine if you're looking to try a new moisturiser this season.
Want to go the extra mile and incorporate a face mask into your skincare routine too? Take Powder's nifty quiz to find a fabulous face mask, just for you!
Lack of daylight inevitably makes us feel more tired and, we don't know about you, but this reflects in our faces. Dark, under eye circles are SO annoying, so you'll undoubtedly want to get rid of them. Allow us to introduce Urban Decay's Colour Correcting Fluid, £17.50, fabled.com. There are five different colours to choose from depending on your skin concern, but when it comes to tackling dark circles, choose pink if you have fair skin, peach if you have darker skin, or yellow for any purplish shadows.
The majority of us prefer a foundation with heavier coverage during winter, and we love Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup SPF 10, £31, fabled.com. Winter usually means a need for a heavy-duty, full coverage foundation, but this doesn't mean your skin needs to feel caked in make-up. Famous for its 15 hours of staying power, Double Wear will provides coverage that lasts even in bad weather conditions. Your beauty bag has been lost without it.
That's your face sorted, so what about your body? First things first, be sure to buff away any dry, dead skin cells with an exfoliator. Elemis' Devils Mint Body Scrub, £28, fabled.com leaves the skin smooth and also improves the efficiency of your moisturiser. Win.
When it comes to moisturiser, Prismologie Diamond & Neroli Rich Body Cream, £55, fabled.com is a great choice. Containing skin calming, hydrating and protecting ingredients, it will do wonders for your skin this winter. Diamonds are a girl's best friend, after all.
If you favour a body oil however, let us point you in the direction of Caudalie's Divine Oil, £27, fabled.com. It's multi purpose, meaning you can use it to nourish your hair, face and body all in one. We can't put into words how great it smells, so you'll just have to see (or smell) for yourself.
A few new purchases and you'll have glowing winter skin in no time at all.
For all the winter beauty buys you could ever need, head over to fabled.com, now
Marie Claire Newsletter
Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.
As a fashion editor I’m super picky when it comes to presents, but this luxury brand nails Christmas gifting every time
All I want for Christmas is one of these picks
By Jazzria Harris
Royal experts weigh in on whether Kate Middleton actually watches The Crown
By Jenny Proudfoot
Stocking filler ideas for all the family that they will *actually* use
30 stocking filler ideas that won't just collect dust
By Dionne Brighton