Messing with your skin is front and centre on Old Man Winter’s increasingly hostile agenda. Strong winds, sub-zero temperatures, and a lack of humidity can cause skin to feel tight, dry, and itchy — and comforts like central heating and long, steamy showers will only add inflammation to injury. The simplest solution? Moisturizer. Applying a hydrating cream after cleansing will help strengthen your skin’s barrier, locking in the good and protecting from the bad. Here are five worth trying.
1. Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream
This moisturizer keeps skin hydrated at a molecular level, reducing trans-epidermal water loss and shielding it from environmental stress with hyaluronic acid, cucumber, and grape seed extract.
2. Aesop Elemental Facial Barrier Cream
Consider this the all-wheel drive of moisturizers. Its barrier-building ingredients protect dry and sensitive skin from all the hostile environments, from blizzard winds to indoor heating.
3. House 99 Greater Look Face Moisturizer
Inspired by the life and work of House 99 founder David Beckham, this weightless moisturizer strengthens as it hydrates.
4. LAB Series Instant Filter Moisturizer
This cream boasts reflective particles and colour-correcting agents to counteract redness, enhance brightness, and smooth skin’s appearance.
5. Consonant Skincare Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream
This lightweight formula hydrates without leaving any residue. Grape seed and olive oils protect the skin, while tea tree oil and niacinamide prevent breakouts without causing dryness.