Winter typically means low humidity and cold air, both factors contributing to increased transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and therefore drier, cracked skin. Combine this with central heating and lack of sunlight and it can be a recipe for disaster. We’ve compiled a list of the top winter skincare products to soothe your dry, cracked and peeling skin
We love CeraVe here at ObviouslySkincare, cheap, uncomplicated and with extremely effective results. This moisturiser by CeraVe contains ceramides 1, 3, and 6-II which contributes to maintaining the skin’s natural barrier as well as hyaluronic acid, a humectant which draws water in from the surrounding to keep your skin soft and supple. Also suitable for sensitive skin.
The Vinosource-Hydra by Caudalie is a lovely, rich moisturiser for dry skin. Some of the ingredients include antioxidant grape seed polyphenols, organic grape water, olive squalane and borage oil. All these ingredients come together to relieve redness, deliver intense hydration, reduce skin tightness and repair cracked, dry skin. To learn more about squalane’s anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties, read our article here
3. La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum
We’ve covered the benefits of hyaluronic acid and how it can benefit your skin a multitude of time here at Obviously, which goes to show how effective it is. If you do not currently have Hyaluronic Acid in your winter skincare regime, it is time you start, it really is a game changer. This serum by La Roche-Posay contains two different sizes of hyaluronic acid molecules for improved absorption deep in the skin to deliver hydration where it’s needed and plump up any fine lines or wrinkles. Vitamin B5 also helps to improve and repair the skin’s natural barrier. Use before any other serums and before moisturising AM + PM.
A significant building block for your skin is ceramides, which are essential fats and lipids. These help maintain the skin’s natural barrier and retain skin hydration. This cream by Dr. Jart+ includes five essential ceramides which help retain moisture in the skin, strengthen the skin barrier and deliver deep hydration. Perfect if you have dry, damaged skin.
5. Aesop Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream
This Camellia Nut hydrating cream by Aesop contains high quality cold pressed oils which are non-comedogenic (won’t clog your pores) and help lock in skin moisture to combat those icy winter draughts. Vitamins E and A also aid to reduce skin inflammation, particularly good for those suffering from cracked or red skin. All in all, a rich, luxurious cream for those co
Aveeno is a fantastic high-street brand that we vouch for. They offer inexpensive, effective solutions for dry and damaged skin. This oat gel moisturiser is readily absorbed into the skin while the oat and feverfew work to hydrate and calm the skin. All at an extremely affordable price point.
7. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex
Not only is your AM routine important during the harsher winter months, but also your PM routine. This advanced night repair serum by Estee Lauder contains multiple skin rejuvenating ingredients to promote cellular repair and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid works to draw water in and maintain hydration, whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E helps to soothe the skin while caffeine reduces redness and reduces puffiness.
We hope you’ve found this article helpful and also found a product you’ll be adding to your skincare repertoire to combat dry and damaged winter skin. As always, thank you for reading! – Obvs. Team