Granted, we see more humidity than dryness throughout most of the year, but the short, cooler winter season can still cause quite some havoc on unprepared skin.
As with pretty much everything in life as in skincare, preparation is key: Dry skin can lead to redness, rough texture or an intense itchiness, exacerbated by the copious amounts of washing and sanitising that we have been committing to lately, in light of the pandemic. It’s all about ways to inject hydration into your skin come wintertime, but often it depends on your individual skin type and condition to determine the best way to moisturise effectively.
Whether it’s intense moisturisation you’re looking for, or a boost of hydrating ingredients to plump up your parched and fragile cells, here are 17 products that can rejuvenate your entire routine for the winter:
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This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong.
Lauded as a ‘liquid moisturiser’ of sorts, this hydrating mist contains a two-phase formula that utilises regenerative rosehip and avocado oils for maximum moisture, in conjunction with plant stem cells — packed with antioxidants that fight off the drying impact of the constant exposure to pollution.
Approx. THB 3,054 from Net-a-Porter
Launched with hefty critical praise, Augustinus Bader’s The Cream has inevitably changed the way we consume skincare with its one-step-fits-most formulation. Growing from the success of his patented THC8 complex made popular by The Cream, Dr. Augustinus Bader’s new The Face Oil packs the same powerful punch of amino acids and vitamins to fight hyperpigmentation whilst thoroughly relieving the skin of dryness — all in a lightweight, non-greasy finish.
Approx. THB 8,058 from Net-a-Porter
This well-known cream has been tirelessly renewed by the scientists at La Prairie to ensure greater efficacy and an elevated experience — it best be, to justify its eye-watering price. With its signature ‘exclusive cellular complex’ considered to be ‘the guardian of the epidermis,’ this cream invigorates the skin’s stem cells to perform like that of young skin, adding back a plump bounce to loose skin or fine lines. If money is no object, this is the exalted skin saviour you’d want to rely on.
THB 53,500 from Central Online
We all love a bit of wine, but it becomes a true game changer when added in to your skincare, such as seen in the potency of the grapevine resveratrol added in to Caudalie’s incredible Premier Cru The Serum. With its ability to firm, plump and nourish the skin, this serum features a patented Vinergy ingredient, which activates skin renewal and regeneration in as little time as a day to provide skin radiance whilst countering further ageing effects.
THB 6090 from Sephora Online
As with its name, this nourishing mask is meant to deliver a shot of much-needed hydration whilst comforting the skin. Its balm-like texture adds a touch of softness and suppleness in only 10 minutes, using juicy ingredients such as wild mango to protect the skin from drying itself out.
THB 1900 from Clarins
Effortlessly chic and pleasantly fragrant, this beautiful line created by Calvin Klein’s former creative director, Francisco Costa, boasts the best of ingredients with a responsibly-sourced concoction straight from the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. Its trademarked Jungle Complex utilises a highly effective combination of antioxidant-rich kaya and cacay oils and breu resin to boost hydration while firming the overall texture and tone of the skin.
Approx. THB 4,576 from Net-a-Porter