Keep skin soft and supple with our ten best winter skin savers
This time of year can play real havoc with the skin on your face, hair and body. The harsh cold weather can cause things to dry out rapidly, including unexpected (and often forgotten) areas, such as lips, hands and knees and elbows. With this in mind, we’ve selected the ultimate best winter beauty products and skin savers to defend skin from the cold chill, from nourishing face masks to brilliant body oils…
By Rebecca Fearn
The best winter beauty product for skin:
The ultimate mask (or moisturiser if you use a thin layer and massage it in), this 2-in-1 formula is ultra soothing and smells amazing. It features Japanese green tea, algae extract and comfrey root for deep rooted moisture.
The best winter beauty product for body:
Designed especially for sensitive skin, this moisturiser from La Roche Posay is not only super hydrating but also reduces irritation and scratching.
The best winter beauty product for hair:
Oribe makes pretty much the best moisturising masks in the ‘biz, and the Gold Lust mask penetrates hair to leave locks looking and feeling shiny and nourished.
The best winter beauty product for for hands:
One of the very best hand creams around, this formula contains vitamins and proteins to keep nails feeling strong and hands supple, even in the coldest conditions.
The best winter beauty product for for lips:
Rich in antioxidants and with a luxuriously rich formula, Balm Dotcom comes in a number of flavours and are great at keeping lips moisturised and smooth.
Browse more winter skin saviours here:
A multi-use versatile cream, this works all over your body and is even great for sensitive skin types.
The ultimate serum for dry or dehydrated winter skin, this formula is rich in hyaluronic acid. It may be a little pricey, but it's one of the highest quality hyaluronic formulas we have found.
Dryness is always an issue at this time of year and Ameliorate's deeply hydrating skincare line is a great shout. Imbued with sweet almond oil and alpha hydroxy therapy, it'll also help smooth out those pesky bumps on your skin if that's also an issue.
The hair and scalp can also feel dry during winter months, so it's important not to forget to incorporate skin savers into your hair care routine. Start with this ultra nourishing shampoo, which targets dry and vulnerable locks.
If ever there was an excuse to take a bath, this would be it. Designed to both keep your skin dewy and reinvigorate you, the blend of almond oil, orange, rose geranium and lavender will settle the spirit - even when it's raging outside.