We’ve chosen our favourite face creams to fight a weather-ravaged complexion.
As temperatures start to drop, a hardworking face moisturiser is a must – whether it’s repairing a weatherbeaten complexion or counterbalancing the effects of skin-parching central heating.
The world of skincare can be a bit of a minefield, so we’ve sifted through the marketing jargon to unearth the most hardworking face moisturising products currently on the market.
D’Alchemy Super Rich Multi-Hydrator
This super rich moisturising face cream is a godsend for very dry or mature skin, the natural and 100% vegan formula is also a joy to use on long-haul flights. The luxurious buttery texture is delightful on the skin, especially if it’s zapped and tired, delivering a nourishing hit of vitamins and fatty acids for your face. Plant oils and sea algae extracts also work to boost elasticity and create a moisture barrier against the elements.
£40.11, Love Lula
Ecooking Night Cream
As the name suggests, this skin-cocooning concoction was quite literally cooked up in founder Tina Søgaard’s kitchen, who wanted a range with straight-forward skincare product names and ingredients pure enough to be food grade (they’re also 100% vegan). Slather on this night cream to restore stressed, winter-ravaged skin with peptides and collagen-boosters as well as argireline, which naturally relaxes the facial muscles to reduce tension.
£32, Cult Beauty
NeoStrata Sheer Hydration SPF35
If you’re dealing with oily skin, this mattifying face moisturiser hydrates without feeling heavy. It also protects against UV damage broad-spectrum SPF whilst ‘hero’ ingredient NeoGlucosamine works to even the skin tone.
Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream
Vitamin C is a veritable powerhouse ingredient when it comes to brightening and plumping skin. This best-seller from Kat Burki contains a potent 15% hit, supercharged with a blend of wild reishi mushrooms and a special ocean mineral complex to soothe any redness and irritation of the skin. While cold-processed oils replenish and replace lost lipids, to leave your complexion happy and hydrated.
£98, Cult Beauty
MGC Derma CBD Stem Cells & Algae All Night Cream
Cannabis has been this year’s ‘it’ ingredient when it comes to skincare. Specifically the non-psychoactive extract cannabidiol. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory and is also incredibly ‘bioavailable’, meaning that it’s immediately recognised by skin so it can absorb and go to work. This much-hyped anti-ageing night cream contains cannabidiol in a highly pure form together with firming apple stem cells and hydrating hyaluronic acid.
£80, Harvey Nichols
Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream
A high street classic, this tried-and-true anti-ageing night cream works while you sleep to boost levels of coenzymeQ10 and creatine, which prevent skin being damaged by pollution and harsh weather – delivering an intense moisture hit to boot for your face. Great for grabbing in duty free to pop on before a long-haul flight.
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
This cult beauty brand just landed on UK shores to massive fanfare. The ‘nasty-free’ range is packed with potent actives to bring tired, damaged skin back from the brink, but this face moisturiser is the jewel in the crown. It’s charged with anti-ageing, collagen-boosting amino acids, growth factors and signal peptides for a plumped, energised complexion. Just what your stressed skin has been crying out for.
£68, Cult Beauty