As the weather continues to conspire against me, I’m having to really up my skin and hair care routine. The cold, wind and recent snow sometimes literally hurt my face so I’ve had to switch my usual moisturiser for something slightly richer.
I’m rotating between these three:
L’Oréal Paris Dermo-Expertise Hydrafresh Active Day Cream
L’Oréal Paris Dermo-Expertise Hydrafresh Active Day Cream is enriched with calcium, magnesium and vitamins C, E and B5 and it hydrates the skin without weight it down. Of the three creams listed, this one feels the lightest on the skin. It goes on like a cream/gel hybrid and has a very pleasant fresh scent. It moisturises the skin very well and, although it’s meant for normal to combination skin, I found it rich enough to use in this harsher weather as it moisturises very well.
REN Ultra Moisture Day Cream
The Ultra Moisture Day Cream from natural skincare pioneers REN. With bio extracts of Phytostimuline peptide, Hyaluronic acid, and Omega 6 ceramide, it’s thick and creamy without being greasy and it stops that dry, taut feeling you get when it’s cold.
My face feels moisturised and soft and as the cream also protects against free radicals, I know my face is protected from environmental pollutants and the harsh winter sun. REN Ultra Moisture Day Cream is meant for dry skins but in this weather I think it is perfect for normal to combination skin too.
REN Ultra Moisture Day Cream – £27/50 ml
The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Ultra Face Cream
This face cream is for the seriously dry and dehydrated. With Evening Primrose, Rose Hip and Rose oils, this cream bring instant relief to the driest of skins. If you have normal or oily skin the Double Rose Ultra Face cream might be too much, but in winter, even my combination skin has been in need of extra moisture and this seriously luxurious cream more than delivers. I find it rich enough to use as a night cream too and a little goes a long way so the pot should last for a fair amount of time.
The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Ultra Face Cream- £46.95/50ml