As the seasons change, so should our beauty routines. As the temperature drops, skin tends to become a bit drier and more dehydrated because it often lacks moisture in cold, dry climates; therefore, you want to load up on all the hydration you can get.
So, we've rounded up the best serums, oils, moisturises, and other dew-inducing products we couldn't imagine being without when the mercury drops in New Zealand.
It’s always a good idea to decrease the use of harsh cleansers and switch your cleanser to a more hydrating one that won’t remove your natural oils or disrupt your skin barrier.
La Roche Posay Toleriane Anti-Inconforts Caring Wash - Anti-Dryness
This soothing, milky cleanser is enriched with moisturising glycerin and thermal water, which not only helps purify your complexion but also soothes it and provides long-lasting comfort.
Skin Ceuticals Gentle Cleanser Cream
Formulated for sensitive or traumatised skin, this mild cream cleanser removes excess impurities and oil without drying the skin. Gentle enough to be used several times daily, this non-irritating cleanser conditions, soothes, and calms sensitive or barrier impaired skin.
Be mindful of excessive exfoliation and active ingredients like retinol, hydroxy acids, astringents, and alcohols, which can cause dryness and need to be moderated during the winter months. Just because your skin can tolerate them during warmer months doesn’t mean they will be in the cooler months. So it's important to include a barrier repair moisturiser that is hydrating and will also ensure to relieve stress our skin is feeling during the winter season.
Dermalogica UltraCalming Barrier Repair
This waterless, silicone-based moisturiser melts gently into sensitised skin to soothe and help repair damage from environmental aggressions.
Skin Ceuticals Epidermal Repair
Epidermal Repair is specifically formulated for skin compromised by cosmetic procedures ranging from microdermabrasion to laser resurfacing, as well as skin sensitised by retinoid therapy or harsh environmental aggressors. It’s ideal for the cooler months.
Dr Dennis Gross B3 Adaptive SuperFoods Stress Repair Face Cream
Boost your skin's barrier with this decadent moisturiser packed with skin-loving ingredients. It has been formulated with a powerhouse of superfoods, antioxidants and adaptogens which work to increase skin resilience to stress and leave the complexion more hydrated, stronger and healthier.
If you are experiencing “extra” dry skin, try incorporating an oil during the harsh winter months when trans-epidermal water loss increases and the skin becomes more dry and irritated.
Eve Lom Radiance Face Oil
Eliminate dull, lacklustre skin with this powerfully concentrated, yet lightweight oil. Blend of hydrating hemp seed, Abyssinian and avocado oils intensely nourish the skin for up to 12 hours. Enriched with antioxidants including stabilised vitamin C, this oil works to fight free radicals, calm and soothe skin and prevent visible signs of ageing.
111Skin Molecular Hydration Mask
Intense multi-infusion hydration to different depths of the skin. Melting effortlessly into the skin to restore dry, dehydrated and compromised complexions, this concentrated formula utilises of Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin across all layers. It is the perfect way to achieve a soft, supple and plump complexion.
Cult51 Anti-Ageing Facial Massage Tools
This set of Pure Rose Quartz massage tools contains a roller and gua sha to give you an instant face lift. It not only increases microcirculation but also targets fine lines and wrinkles. After layering your favourite serum, these tools can be used to help absorb the product better into the skin.
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