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The best moisturisers to ward against winter

With the mercury rapidly falling, you need to find the perfect ‘winter coat’ for your complexion – something rich to prevent dehydration and deflect the harmful effects of the plummeting temperatures (not to mention moisture-leaching central heating). We’ve rounded up an edit of the best winter-weight lotions, which help to cocoon your complexion from these elemental extremes…

Even if skin’s on the oily side, you still need to amp up the moisture as winter steals closer. Control shine and create an invisible, antioxidant barrier between complexion and free radicals with Allies of Skin’s {1A All-Day Mask} – a lightweight, conditioning blend of certified organic plant oils and botanical extracts to hydrate, soothe and heal.

MV Organic Skincare’s {Rose Soothing & Protective Moisturiser} is a favourite of the famously flawless – Emma Watson, Rosie H-W and Maggie Gyllenhaal are just some of the brand’s high profile super-fans. Brimming with calming Bulgarian rose otto, this replenishing cream works to fortify skin’s fabric and create the ultimate environment for cells to thrive. Instantly soothing, it’s perfect for those suffering from extreme dryness, or skin irritations such as eczema and psoriasis.

Nicknamed ‘Aspen Creme’ by the A-List elite, Tammy Fender’s {Spontaneous Recovery Crème} delivers immediate, long-lasting hydration to complexions in crisis. A powerhouse of nutrient-rich plant butters and oils, this rushes to the rescue of chapped, winter skin and is ideal for skiers – counteracting the creases that develop when squinting in the alpine sun.

Omorovicza’s {Gold Rescue Cream} is gloriously rich and nourishing – optimising moisture levels without suffocating your complexion. Ideal for more mature and sensitive skin, this harnesses the anti-inflammatory properties of gold to reduce signs of redness and irritation, whilst stimulating synthesis of collagen and elastin.

With cold-pressed aloe, macadamia, cacao and coconut alongside glycerin, Aesop’s emollient {Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream} replenishes and protects normal to dry and dehydrated skin types – leaving a semi-matte finish that creates a perfect base for make up.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…