20 of the best head-to-toe winter skin saviours

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Sarah Biddlecombe

Dry patches, tightness and an ever-flaking epidermis: welcome to the dreaded winter skin syndrome.

With the ever fluctuating temperatures of the chilly outdoors versus stiflingly hot public transport, combined with the skin-drying effect of the radiator determinedly emitting heat, winter can be a tough time for skin.

But it’s not all doom and gloom, with a slew of miracle-working products just waiting to soothe and calm your weather-irritated face and body.

From luxurious bath oils to sumptuous face creams and the budget products we can’t live without, these are the 20 best winter products set to save your skin this year...

  • Clarins Hand And Nail Treatment Cream

    Soothe dry hands and nails with a healing slick of Clarins’ treatment cream. Formulated with protective shea butter and sesame oil, it’s the perfect antidote to flaky, chapped skin and cuticles.


  • Lulu Guinness Limited Edition Vaseline

    The original and the best, Vaseline’s lip-saving formula is a must for the winter months. Upgrade your collection with this chic little tin from Lulu Guinness.

  • Dove Nourishing Care Shower Oil

    For speedy moisturisation on the go, swap your usual body wash for a nourishing shower oil. Dove’s formula contains 55% oils to keep skin hydrated without the added hassle of applying a post-shower moisturiser.


  • Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Deep Moisture Comfort Balm

    The best moisturiser you can get for under a fiver, this classic formula melts instantly into the skin to give 24 hours of all-round softness.


  • Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

    Save seriously dry skin with a pre-bedtime slick of Origin’s overnight mask, formulated with avocado and apricot oils for deep moisturisation.


  • Neom Great Day Bath Dropx

    There’s no better remedy to a cold winter’s day than a soak in a hot bath. Add a splash of Neom’s new Great Day Bath Drops, packed with mint and mandarin, to improve circulation and boost your cold-fighting immunity.


  • Sanctuary Spa Hot Sugar Scrub

    Buffing off dead skin cells is a key part of maintaining soft and supple skin during winter’s harsher months. Make the experience as pleasurable as possible with handfuls of Sanctuary’s Hot Sugar Scrub, which warms up on impact with your skin.


  • The Revitalizing Oil By Darphin

    Prevent winter face syndrome by adding an oil into your skincare regime. Smoothe a layer of Darphin’s famed Revitalizing Oil onto your face before applying your usual moisturiser to maximise its uptake to the skin.


  • Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30

    Your usual foundation or face powder won’t do your skin any favours in the harsh winter weather. Swap them out for a light layer of Nars’ Pure Radiant tinted moisturiser, which will hide all manner of sins while providing an added layer of moisture.


  • Dove Soft Feel Deodorant

    We wear them every day, but some deodorant formulas can be extremely drying on the delicate skin of our under arms (particularly if applied straight after shaving). Try Dove’s Soft Feel formula, which contains a quarter moisturising cream.


  • Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Cream

    Ward off winter’s dreaded flaky skin with a dollop of Dr Hauschka’s rich Rose Nurturing Body Cream, which not only moisturises but also protects the skin’s barrier.


  • Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser

    A skincare classic, this Liz Earle formula is a deep but gentle cleanser that will buff away impurities while soothing and moisturising the skin – perfect for the winter months.


  • Indeed Labs Hydraluron Masks

    Treat your face to a deeply moisturising hydraluron sheet mask.

    £19.98 for four,

  • Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask

    Give your skin the ultimate vitamin hit with this delicious smelling face mask, made with crushed oranges, lemons and clementines. 



  • REN Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil

    Slather your body in this decadent oil post shower or bath to lock in moisture and defy the cold weather.


  • Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath

    Pour three capfuls of this wonder product into a warm bath to help soothe even the most severe of dry skin conditions. Made with a unique blend of milk proteins, collagen and oat extracts, the formula can work wonders on winter-beaten skin.


  • Pixi by Petra Hydrating Milky Serum

    Described by Cult Beauty as thermal underwear for your skin, a few drops of this replenishing serum will leave your skin plump, smooth and (almost) weather resistant.


  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturiser

    Made with a secret blend of ingredients created by makeup maestro Charlotte Tilbury, this magic cream works to instantly plump and moisturise winter-weary skin.


  • Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

    Make this cult classic your go-to product for every winter beauty dilemma, from chapped lips to flaky skin.


  • Aveda Stress-Fix Body Creme

    Give dry and dehydrated skin a deep hit of moisture with Aveda’s Stress-Fix body creme, packed with hydrating ingredients such as shea butter and sea algae.



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Sarah Biddlecombe

Sarah Biddlecombe is an award-winning journalist and Digital Features Editor at Stylist

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