Best Moisturisers For Dry Winter Skin

In the colder months, your skin needs more moisture and protection to stay healthy. We have found 6 of the best moisturisers for dry winter skin.

Baby, it’s cold outside! You might notice that your skin is duller and drier, and needs extra moisture come the winter season. Lightweight serums are perfect for summer, but they barely help when the cold weather is starting to freeze your cheeks outside. A moisturiser acts as a protective layer for your skin from cold, pollution and wind. It’s time to switch to a hard working winter moisturiser! An extra thick, nourishing moisturiser has a comforting feel when applied. It helps us feel prepared to step outside. But they should be worn indoors too as the air gets much drier due to increased use of radiators and heating systems. 

It’s smart to choose formulas that ensure all-day hydration, a calm complexion, and a noticeable glow. The biggest misconception is that rich moisturisers are a no go for acne-prone or oily skin. Not all moisturisers are guilty of this. It’s just about finding the right ingredients and making sure that there are non-comedogenic ingredients included (the stuff that won’t clog pores and causes spots). Read on to find out our favourites, and all the ways you can make sure your face is fully moisturised and cold weather proof.

6 Best Winter Moisturisers

Shea Nirvana Moisturiser, £18, Minzaani at Yard & Parish

This evening moisturiser is specially formulated to aid dry chapped skin, without overloading it. Perfect if you suffer from acne. The frankincense and lemon oil treat acne without drying it out. Frankincense especially is known for reducing inflammation and is also great for healing wounds and scars. This dreamy formula contains East African shea butter and mango butter for an extra dose of moisture. It can also be used on your body too so it’s a great time saver after you get out of the shower.

Best Moisturisers For Dry Winter Skin Shea Nirvana Moisturiser Minzaani
Best Moisturisers For Dry Winter Skin Herbal Essentials Night Cream

AHA Night Cream with Sugar Maple & Bilberry extracts, £12, Herbal Essentials

This beautiful but reasonable evening cream is natural and cruelty-free. It’s rich and deeply moisturising but also fast absorbing making it perfect for applying before bed. Containing natural fruit acids (AHAs) to gently exfoliate and aid skin repair, it creates a healthy looking complexion. It’s not easy to find a natural AHA cream, and this one is in good competition with less naturally derived options. Formulated with pure Himalayan spring water, it also boasts powerful antioxidants and fruit acids. Everything works together overnight to aid skin repair.

Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Night Cream, £55, Inika Organic

This cream has a whipped formula and is defined as the “skin-rehab” to regenerate skin. It includes sunflower, rosehip and argan oils, all great to soothe and repair skin. The resveratrol-rich grape extract, known for its powerful anti-ageing properties and antioxidant action, helps to neutralise free-radicals. Benefits include it’s repairing and anti-inflammatory action, skin soothing and promoting nightly skin-cell renewal. This is especially good for those who want to wake up with a healthy glow. We love the sustainable glass jars and recyclable lids too.

Best Moisturisers For Dry Winter Skin Inika Organics Night Cream
Best Moisturisers For Dry Winter Skin Farryn Amber Botanical Balm

Botanical Balm, £29, Farryn Amber

This natural vegan balm is a rich and multi-purpose option that can be used all over to tackle dry, flaky skin. It contains mango butter, which is extracted from the seed kernels of the fruit of the mango tree. The butter is known to be highly moisturising and easily absorbed by the skin. Calendula flower extract promotes collagen production, an essential protein for glowing skin. Raspberry seed oil is said to be a retinol alternative making it great for pregnant people. It contains more than 50% omega 6 essential fatty acid, linoleic acid, making it great for oily and blemished skin. It’s also great to know that £1 from every balm sold is donated to PETA UK.

Pure Unscented Face Soufflé, £18, Ethically Organic

Ethically Organic is a cruelty-free (Peta endorsed), vegan and strictly organic brand. This soufflé option is a versatile morning and evening cream, but it’s still a very nutrient rich, highly concentrated moisturiser. Especially suited to sensitive skin, it contains vitamins A, E, D and Beta-Carotene, with omega 3, 6 and 9. The addition of organic, fair-trade shea butter helps the skin to retain its brilliance and elasticity. Their whole range is anhydrous (containing no water), which means they’re very concentrated. A little goes a long way!

Best Moisturisers For Dry Winter Skin Ethically Organic Unscented Face Soufflé
Best Moisturisers For Dry Winter Skin Inika Organics Night Cream

Cell Plumping Facial Moisturiser, £46, Elemental Herbology

This has a lightweight finish and is perfect as a day cream. Apply it each morning using a press and release motion with the hands. We recommend using after cleansing and over your chosen serum. It efficiently plumps, hydrates, and nourishes dry skin while improving the skin’s natural barrier. Its ingredients include Royal Jelly (amazing for wintertime), which contains high levels of vitamins A through E and 18 amino acids to encourage new collagen and elastin production. Co-Enzyme Q10, a natural antioxidant, and evening primrose are both present too. Evening primrose is rich in essential fatty acids and omega 6 to promote healthy skin.

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