Escaping Singapore’s heat and humidity for a winter holiday is a treat for many. However, travelling during this season also means fighting the effects of harsh weather on your skin. The chill and dryness can leave you with dehydrated skin, chapped lips and peeling cuticles.
The right moisturising products can help shield your skin from winter’s bite. From rich creams to protective serums, here are some products to keep your skin resilient in the face of winter’s elements. Plus, with Black Friday deals, now is the ideal time to replenish your skincare arsenal.
MOISTURISING FACIAL SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Moisturisers and face oils can do wonders to help reduce the loss of moisture from your skin in cold weather.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel (Moisturizer) (S$15.58; usual price: S$27.90)
This silky velvet cream, enriched with propolis and ceramide, is formulated to balance your skin’s moisture and oil levels while protecting it from external pollutants. Ideal for dry and dehydrated skin, it offers deep hydration with minimal residue. Three types of hyaluronic acid help penetrate the skin and create a protective barrier.
Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant (S$29.99; usual price: S$42)
Containing Vitamin E and nourishing oils of jojoba, almond, olive, grapeseed and sunflower oil, this anti-ageing moisturiser hydrates and nourishes both face and body. Suitable for all genders, it soothes dryness, reduces acne and evens out the complexion.
HYDRATING CREAMS FOR HANDS AND BODY
From the delicate back of your hands to the curves of your elbows and across your entire body, it’s essential to keep skin hydrated.
Ego Qv Cream With Pump (S$42.50)
This non-greasy moisturiser for those with very dry to dry, sensitive skin aims to deliver 48 hours of hydration. It contains sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, hydrating glycerin, panthenol (Vitamin B5) to hydrate, soothe and preserve the skin barrier, and niacinamide (Vitamin B3) to help smooth skin texture and retain the skin’s moisture barrier.
Goop Beauty Afterglow Body Oil (S$70.52)
This dermatologist-approved hand cream contains hyaluronic acid to seal in moisture and three essential ceramides that support the skin’s natural barrier and reduces chafed, chapped or cracked skin. This cream is non-greasy, fast-absorbing and delivers round-the-clock nourishment. CeraVe is known for its gentle formulations that are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The hand cream is also suitable for those with eczema.
NOURISHING LIP BALMS AND TREATMENTS
The thin skin of our lips is most exposed to the harsh elements of winter, making protection essential.
Ensure your lips stay hydrated in dry weather with this lip booster. Infused with hyaluronic acid, it not only moisturises but also improves lip volume and softens the lips. The addition of peptides stimulates collagen production to reduce lip lines while Vitamin E adds an extra layer of protection to the skin.
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil (S$45)
An ultra-restorative balm with panthenol, this product relieves dryness and discomfort. It is also enriched with prebiotic active ingredients to help rebalance the microbiome of irritated skin. Centella asiatica plant extract aids skin renewal. Apply the balm twice a day on clean and dry skin, on the body, face or lips. It is suitable for adults and children.
As you curate your winter travel skincare routine, don’t forget sunscreen. Even with shorter daylight hours, you’ll still need to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. It’s also important to stay hydrated as dry weather increases moisture loss from the skin.
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