The 7 best moisturisers to shield your skin from colder weather

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Viola Levy
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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

NeoStrata Refine Sheer Hydration with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35

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

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

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