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Cold change: Time To Switch To A Winter Moisturiser


Best Winter moisturisers 2024
These new dream creams add in an extra dose of hydration and support your skin's protective barrier.

Change is in the air. The weather is turning along with the leaves but you might have noticed another sign autumn is well and truly here and winter is on its way.

Your previously plump and dewy complexion might be feeling more papery and dry, with fine lines  appearing more apparent than usual.

Weather effects our skin more than we might think and as cold temperatures set in, the air becomes drier. As a result, lips become chapped (hydrating lip balm is a must!) and skin may become more inflamed or dehydrated. These changes can weaken the all-important skin barrier making you more susceptible to irritated or flaky skin or dry patches.

Skin that’s not getting enough deep hydration can start looking dull as a whole.

Experts suggest choosing a thicker, more emollient texture for your autumn and winter moisturiser. They not only deliver rich, nourishing moisture and lock it in, but also provide your skin better protection from the elements.

Perfect timing then, to test out a batch of new moisturisers that perfectly fit the bill.

Here’s what you should add into your skincare routine right now:


L-R: Cosmetics 27 Baume 27 Advanced Formula; kit: Good Night Balm Summer Fridays Rich Cushion Cream; The Inkey List Bio-Active Ceramide Repairing And Plumping Moisturizer; Drunk Elephant Bora Barrier Repair Cream; Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Barrier Balm

Cosmetics 27 Baume 27 Advanced Formula

Cosmetics 27’s famous creamy balm has been boosted with new actives and more natural ingredients in the new Advanced Repair formula. It contains prebiotics and rice protein to make it even gentler while the protective, regenerating Centella Asiatica ingredient is still front and centre.

kit: Good Night Balm

An evolution of the brand’s previously popular Melatonin Night Balm, this new arrival is soothing and nourishing, layering on the goodness and locking it in as you sleep. It has tea tree oil for skin regeneration, kangaroo paw flower that aims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and Japanese grape extract for that all-important barrier repair.

Summer Fridays Rich Cushion Cream

Pillowy and gentle, this ultra-rich cream offers dry, stressed skin deep hydration and nourishment via power trio of super-hydrators: glycerin, squalane and saccharide isomerate (a plant sugar-derived humectant) and more.

The Inkey List Bio-Active Ceramide Repairing And Plumping Moisturizer

The affordable favourite brand delivers a win in this rich cream that pairs impressive ceramides that keep your barrier in check. Shea butter reduces the skin’s water loss and 5% Gransil Blur lends a helping hand in smoothing dark spots and evening overall texture.

Drunk Elephant Bora Barrier Repair Cream

This brand seems to have a viral hit with every new release and this moisturiser looks to be no different. It’s a deeply nurturing buttery treat that is designed for chronically dry skin, a compromised barrier, or mature skin, and combines a lipid complex with zinc and copper gluconate.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Barrier Balm

Not a traditional cream but a handy suggestion for skin that’s up against it in winter. Swipe on the invisible barrier balm to soothe dry, flaky and irritated spots or for extra protection in vulnerable areas like the tip of the nose and cheeks in very cold or windy weather.


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