Skincare Heroes of Winter 2023

When it comes to taking care of your skin, there are good products and then there are superheroes. These skincare products go above and beyond, delivering exactly what your skin needs during winter - extra hydration and a soothing boost.  

What Happens to Skin During Winter?

Because of the lower humidity and cooler temperatures, common skin issues such as dryness, flaking, and stinging can happen. That’s one of the main reasons why it’s important to update your skincare routine for the seasons; your skin’s needs change throughout the year. 

The main issue many people experience over the wintertime is loss of hydration, leading to the issues above of stinging and visibly dry skin. We’ve rounded up our favourites that help to nurture, soothe, and hydrate skin against the winter chill. 

Murad Exasoothe Soothing Oat & Peptide Cleanser

Keeping your skin well-hydrated in the wintertime starts with using the right kinds of cleansers. A cleanser that is too dry and stripping will leave your skin feeling even more tight and vulnerable in the cooler weather! 

This gentle, hydrating cleanser from Murad is formulated with ingredients to help your skin hold onto hydration, as well as ward off irritation. The Murad Exasoothe Cleanser ($72) is ideal for all skin types, but especially sensitive and dry skin. 

Murad Exasoothe Cleanser
Murad Exasoothe Soothing Oat & Peptide Cleanser
This Murad cleanser gives an essential hydrating and soothing boost to your skin.


Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturising Cream

This rich, replenishing cream moisturiser from luxe K-Beauty brand Yehwadam is formulated to not only replenish moisture, but soothe existing irritation on skin as well. Ideal for sensitive, dry, mature, and normal skin types, this comforting moisturiser can be used day and night to smooth and nourish skin. 

The star ingredient in the Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturising Cream ($69), Artemisia, is a natural ingredient that helps to reduce visible redness on skin. Paired with other soothing ingredients such as Centella Asiatica and Panthenol, this calming moisturiser is a perfect addition to your winter skincare routine. 

Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Cream
Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Cream
This luxurious cream moisturiser is infused with artemisia, a traditional Korean herb known for its powerful soothing and moisturising properties.


Inika Organic Hyaluronic Hydration Complex

This hydrating serum is perfect for adding additional hydration to your skin. Inika Organic Hyaluronic Hydration Complex ($89) has a natural formula that plumps your skin with hydration thanks to Hyaluronic Acid, an incredibly effective skincare ingredient.

It draws 1000x times its weight in water to skin, instantly reviving dry skin and ensuring your skin has a long-lasting source of hydration. This formula is also created with Kakadu Plum Extract, an incredibly powerful antioxidant with 100x more Vitamin C than oranges! This versatil serum hydrates skin and strengthens against free radicals, making it an ideal serum for all skin types. 

Inika Organic Hyaluronic Hydration Complex
Inika Organic Hyaluronic Hydration Complex
This natural hydrating serum from Inika Organic boosts skin with plant-based antioxidants and skin-plumping Hyaluronic Acid.


GA-DE Firming Peel-Off Mask

This anti-ageing treatment is formulated with a blend of soothing and firming ingredients to nurture your skin all year round. GA-DE Firming Peel-Off Mask ($35) also features Centella Asiatica, a naturally soothing plant extract that wards off redness and irritation. 

Other skin-nurturing ingredients in this peel-off mask include Vitamin E, Panthenol, and plant-based antioxidants to firm and nourish skin from within. This GA-DE Peel-Off mask is ideal for mature skin.

GA-DE Revivalist Peel Off Mask
GA-DE Revivalist Firming Peel-Off Mask
Rich in active ingredients, this firming mask tones and sculpts skin, helping redefine facial contours while smoothing lines and wrinkles for tighter, smoother skin that glows with vitality.


L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil

The skin on your body can suffer in the wintertime, too! That’s where this creamy, nurturing shower oil comes in. L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil ($39) moisturises and cleanses skin from head to toe, leaving it feeling super soft and moisturised.

Almond oil is rich in a unique blend of fatty acids that help to nurture your skin, leaving it feeling smooth and supple. Some people find this shower oil so effective and moisturising that they can skip body moisturiser afterwards!

L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil
L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil
This best-selling shower oil from L’Occitane is a cult favourite for good reason. The nourishing oils moisturise and hydrate skin, leaving it feeling smooth and nourished - a must-have during the cold winter months.


Dr Irina Eris Enzyme Peel

Dry skin? Easily irritated? Want to exfoliate but tend to end up red and dry? This hydrating, granule-free exfoliant is made for you. Dr Irina Eris Enzyme Peel ($57) Contains papain enzyme to gently dissolve excess dead skin cells, plus algae extract and glycerin to hydrate and soothe. Simply apply to clean, dry skin and wait around five minutes before rinsing.

Suits mature, dry, easily irritated skin.

Dr Irina Eris Enzyme Peeling
Dr Irena Eris Enzyme Peeling
This unique enzyme peel is formulated to gently dissolve the bonds holding excess dead skin cells to the skin, encouraging rejuvenation and radiance.
Alexis Adrienne

Alexis Adrienne

Alexis Adrienne is a passionate beauty writer with over 10 years of experience. She’s incredibly keen on all things skincare, makeup and cosmetics, with a fingertip on the pulse of the latest global beauty trends at all times.

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