The temperature changes from indoors to outside during winter, rain, cold winds and hot showers… All of these can take a toll on the protective barrier covering your body, which is why it’s important to make sure you protect your skin.
Here are our favourite moisturising products to banish dry skin this winter:
1. Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Face Cream, RRP $49.90 (75ml)
We have long been fans of Trilogy’s products, and this high performance favourite is designed to envelope the complexion with an instant hydration barrier, locking in vital moisture and protecting the skin from the drying effects of winter. Trilogy’s in-house beauty expert Corinne Morley also recommends it as a face mask; simply apply in a thick layer, leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse or tissue off for an intensive moisture surge.
2. Botanics Night Moisture Cream, RRP $12.00 (50ml)
Directly from Boots UK, Postie has brought to New Zealand the popular plant-based skincare range Botanics. Botanics Night Moisture Cream works with your skin’s natural night time renewal process, penetrating moisture deep into your cells and leaving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.
3. NIVEA Irresistibly Smooth Body Soufflé, RRP $10.96
This is one of our favourites in the NIVEA range – this light cream is specially formulated for dry skin that needs a little extra moisture. It uniquely hydrates skin from within via stimulating the skin’s own moisture networks and contains Shea Butter which conditions the skin and prevents moisture from escaping.
4. Kio Kio Aromacologie range
Made in New Zealand, these premium, organic bodycare products are made to address the problems that cause skin issues, rather than masking them. Designed to be used as an everyday luxury, the Aromacologie range contains no parabens or synthetic fragrances. We road tested Kio Kio‘s Chamomile & Harakeke Hand & Body Lotion, and the Paradise Citrus & Tarata Hand & Body Wash (both 300ml, RRP $29.90 each), and loved the natural fragrances and silky feel it gave our skin!
5. Weleda Skin Food, RRP $21.90 (75ml)
This award-winning skincare formula is a skincare must-have, and has been designed to instantly soothe, restore, and protect all skin types with deep nourishment and intensive hydration. Pure essential oils and organic calming extracts are combined with enriching sunflower, lanolin, sweet almond oils and waxes to provide skin with a fine protective barrier against the skin-damaging effects of air conditioning, wind and weather.
6. L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Luminosity Day Cream, RRP $29.99
This powerful daily moisturiser can increase skin’s power of regeneration so it regains the qualities of young skin. See smoother, youthfully luminous and rested skin emerge.
7. Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Conditioning Lotion, RRP $8.99
An intense moisturising lotion for dry skin that gives long-lasting hydration for up to seven days. Containing L-Bifidus and Cocoa butter extracts to optimise the skin’s natural hydration reserve, the lotion reinforces your skin’s natural protective barrier to create an anti-evaporating effect for long lasting hydration and soft, glowing skin.
8. Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Revitalising Day Cream with SPF 15, RRP $47.50 (50ml)
Containing a world-first combination of age-defying key active ingredients; pure bee venom, UMF 18+ Manuka honey and royal jelly, this luxurious day cream works with the skin to instantly boost moisture levels, re-energise tired skin and stimulate natural collagen formation to nourish and restore the skin’s elasticity.
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