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 lightweight gel boasts an innovative prebiotic formula that helps your skin produce its own natural hyaluronic acid. It’s a budget-friendly moisturiser that is clinically proven to enhance skin translucency, firmness, smoothness and plumpness. Olive extract helps repair environmental damage while purified hyaluronic acid ensures moisture retention.
COSRX Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream (S$37.41)
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)
For parched skin, a facial oil is a must. Containing rosehip oil that is rich in fatty acids, this multi-tasking product promotes brightness, firms skin texture and combats signs of ageing. It also supports the reduction of scars, fine lines, stretch marks and wrinkles.
Ancient Greek Remedy Unscented Moisturizer (S$24.24)
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 rich moisturising cream is designed to leave your skin feeling hydrated. Infused with squalane, it helps seal in natural moisture by acting as a protective barrier. Formulated for very dry and sensitive skin, this pH-balanced, fragrance-free cream is a good addition for your winter travel and daily skincare routine.
CETAPHIL Moisturising Cream For Dry To Very Dry, Sensitive Skin (S$43.40)
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)
A fast-absorbing moisturiser from goop, this luxurious treat leaves your body feeling smooth, supple and glowing. Made with nutrient-dense grapeseed oil, pomegranate oil and raspberry seed oil, it aims to relieve dryness and promote firmness. It’s also scented with a warm blend of ginger, violet, cedar and vetiver. Apply after a shower to lock in moisture.
CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream for Dry Hands (S$16.40)
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.
Mario Badescu Lip Mask with Acai and Vanilla (S$20.20)
An overnight treatment that contains a blend of botanical extracts and oils, including coconut and sunflower seed oil, this lip mask nourishes dry or chapped lips. Infused with acai, it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Apply generously before bedtime or as lip prep before applying lipstick.
PCA SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lip Booster (S$48.73)
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)
This lip oil delivers on moisture and shine. Enriched with 30 per cent nourishing oils, including organic jojoba, hazelnut and organic rosehip star extract oil, it hydrates and helps strengthen the skin’s barrier and protect it against environmental damage. Apply it before lipstick or over lipstick for a layer of shine. It’s also suitable as an overnight treatment. Available in 10 shades.
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 (S$10.30; usual price: S$12.90)
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.
Source: CNA Lifestyle