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Winter has well and truly hit the southern states of Australia with cold wind blasts and chilly temperatures. The effects of the wind, heating and general lack of moisture in the air can wreak havoc on your skin. Our skin adjusts to help combat these effects, but it does need help and this is why we’ve put together our favourite picks for your face this Winter.

The key to looking after your face in Winter is picking a good moisturiser. A lot of people tend to buy heavier moisturisers thinking the additional weight and thickness of creams means it’ll hydrate your skin better. But I think it’s a fallacy as a lot of people overcompensate and find that their skin becomes a lot oilier.

The other great thing to have is a serum. A serum is formulated to penetrate deeper into the skin to delivery key ingredients and target specific skin needs. You can use a serum (only a small amount) before applying your moisturiser.

Go-To Skincare Very Useful Face Cream $39.95

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The Very Useful Face Cream by Go-To Skincare not only provides hydration but also is lightweight and easy to use without leaving residue. It also contains powerful anti-oxidants CoQ10 and also the Amla Berry, known to have 30x more anti-oxidants than oranges. The cream leaves your skin hydrated, smooth and soft, and shields from free-radicals.

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Derma Sukin Intensive Hydrating Cream $15.95

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Sukin recently expanded their range to include Dermatoligist Certified label products with accreditation on all five non-irritating and non-sensitizing formulations in the range. They are soap free, fragrance free and are free from the myriad of harsh chemicals, also not present in Sukin’s core range. The Derma Sukin Intensive Hydrating cream has powerful moisturising properties of aloe vera and sesame seed oil to promote healthy looking skin. This paraben free formulation will lock in moisture and assist in soothing and smoothing the skin’s appearance.

Suitable for dry skin types especially extra sensitive.

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Sanctuary Spa Stop the Clock Moisturiser SPF15 $29.95

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This rich and rejuvenating day cream contains a specialised marine complex shown to help protect and strengthen skin and promote collagen synthesis. Packed with 98 natural moisturisers including honey, shea butter and jojoba help quench and nourish skin which is perfect for Winter. Antioxidant seaweed and SPF15 provides a protective barrier to help prevent and reduce the signs of ageing, and is good to provide protection during the colder months.

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Grown Alchemist Regenerating Night Cream $84.95

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This rich and potent facial cream contains a blend of peptides, antioxidants, vitamins, hyaluronic acid and essential Omega fatty acids that restore skin elasticity, helping to soften and smooth skin whilst boosting hydration. The organic skincare formulation is smooth on the skin but is easily absorbed and doesn’t leave any residue. Grown Alchemist continues to excel with its range of skincare that contains certified organic botanical ingredients and powerful natural actives to provide good results for users.

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Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate $61

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This beautiful elixir helps to regenerate, repair and replenish skin for smoother and repaired skin. Midnight Recovery Concentrate contains pure essential botanical oils including Lavender Oil to create brighter and radiant skin, Evening Primrose Oil to aid in providing Omega-6 and Squalane, a highly moisturising oil extracted from olives. The concentrate orks with the skin’s natural nocturnal activity, meaning it helps your skin repair itself when you sleep. The concentrate smells fresh and is quickly absorbed in the skin. It works particularly well with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial cream.

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Ultraceuticals Ultra B2 Serum $79

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This moisture enhancing oil-free serum utilises the power of Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) combined with Hyaluronic Acid, capable of holding up to 1000 times its own weight in water, to synergistically help restore vital moisture balance and provide long-lasting hydration to all skin types. It is enriched with anti-ageing Vitamin B3 to help plump your face and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This serum is the perfect complement to your daily moisturiser to dramatically help increase the hydration levels of tired, stressed or extremely dehydrated skin.

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Images care of Go-To Skincare, Derma Sukin, Sanctuary Spa, Ultraceuticals, Kiehl’s and Grown Alchemist

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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