Hair & Beauty

Winter Skincare Essentials To Keep You Flawless All Year Long

By Morgan Reardon
6th Aug 2021

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While we love winter for mulled wine, roaring fireplaces and the excuse to carb load, the chilly months are not so kind on our skin.  

But fear not, we have found the best winter skincare products to give you the winter makeover your desperate skin needs (so you can finish off the cooler months as glowy as when you started). 

Dermalogica Melting Moisture Masque

Price: $99

Just like the name suggests, this uber nourishing formula will literally melt into your skin leaving it baby soft. With a vitamin-rich formula that will hydrate and repair (it’s packed with micro-algae, linoleic Acid and vitamin E), this beauty is here to save your dry winter skin. While it might seem pricey, you only need a pea-sized amount twice a week to start seeing benefits. 

L'Occitane One Minute Hand Scrub 

Price: $30

We don’t know about you but our poor pincers take a beating in the cooler months so this one minute hand scrub from the gang at L'Occitane has been a saviour. Formulated with shea butter, grapeseed oil and sweet almond, simply apply a small amount to your hands, gently scrub to eliminate dead skin cells and rinse with some warm water. You’ll be left with silky soft mitts in 60 seconds. 

Eco Tan Organic Winter Skin 

Price: $29.95

We love a dual product and Eco Tan’s Winter Skin is absolutely worthy of a space in your beauty cabinet. The vegan formula will nourish your skin while gradually building a subtle bronzed glow. Who said winter skin = dull skin?

L'OCCITANE Almond Milk Veil 

Price: $52

Made with almond oil, milk and silicium to help nourish and soften your skin, this all over body cream is essential for fighting dry skin this winter. But the best bit? Even though it’s super hydrating it’s fast absorbing so there’s no hanging around waiting to get dressed in the morning. 

Lanolips The Original 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm

Price: $19

If there’s one thing we can’t stand during winter—or any time of the year for that matter—it’s chapped smackers. Saving the day is Lanolips multipurpose superbalm which in our eyes can do no wrong. It’s all natural, non greasy and is one of the hardest-working beauty products you’ll ever own. 

BUTT NAKED Dirty Chai Coffee Body Scrub

Price: $19.95

It’s not just  your face and hands that need a little extra lovin’ during winter. This Dirty Chai Coffee Scrub by Butt Naked Body not only smells utterly delicious, one scrub will promote healthy glowing skin and blood flow. Made right here in Australia and packed full of  antioxidants to both energise and rejuvenate your skin, you’ll step out of the shower feeling smooth and refreshed.

Aesop Primrose Facial Hydrating Cream

Price: $55

Dubbed the ‘High Priestess of hydrating creams’ you’ll want to pop this dry-skin-busting superhero in your shopping cart stat. Made with gamma linoleic acids, primrose and rosehip seed extracts as well as sage, wild rosemary and lavender—this dreamy formula will deeply penetrate your skin leaving it soft, smooth and hydrated. 

KORA ORGANICS Turmeric Brightening Exfoliating Mask

Price: $62

A good exfoliating mask is key in winter and we can’t get enough of this one from Kora Organics. Made with certified organic turmeric, papaya enzymes, aspen bark, peppermint and rosehip seed, the formula will deeply detox pores and refine tone and texture—leaving your skin feeling like it’s just had a trip to the spa. 

FOREO LUNA PLAY Plus 2 Facial Cleansing Massager

Price: $79

We love a hard-working beauty tool and FOREO’s LUNA PLAY cleansing massager takes the cake. Making you feel like you’ve had a professional facial (well, almost), this pint-sized tool is made of ultra-smooth silicone using 8,000 T-Sonic™ pulsations per minute to remove 99.5% of dirt, oil, sweat and makeup residue—all in just one minute!


Price: $47

Just because the temperature has dropped doesn’t mean you should neglect your sunscreen regime. Forget the formulas you grew up with because Ultra Violette has changed the game… for the better. Luminsing and lightweight, Queen Screen offers SPF 50+ protection from the whole solar spectrum of environmental damage including UVA + UVB, infrared, blue, visible light, and pollution. And the best bit—it’s got a built in primer! 

Sunday Riley Ice Ceramide Moisturising Cream 

Price: $93 

This intentsively hydrating moisturiser from Sunday Riley is the answer to your dry skin woes. As well as featuring red algae extracts and beetroot extract to hydrate and lock in moisture, vitamin F and ceramides act to protect and strengthen your skin's natural moisture barrier, to help it stay hydrated long after applying. It instantly soaks into your skin, leaving it feeling hydrated without being greasy, and just happens to be one of the best moisturisers we've ever used. 

If you’re looking to make your winter skincare product game more sustainable, check out these eco-friendly products.

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