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Winter Beauty Essentials: 8 Products to Add to Your Skincare Routine

From lip masks to face oils, these are the beauty products that will take your winter skincare regimen to the next level.

Do you switch your skincare with the seasons? You see winter can equal a tough time on the skin. Low humidity, dry indoor heating conditions, it’s a lot for most skin types. Plus, the drop in temperature can naturally contribute to a more dehydrated complexion during the cooler seasons. So how can you ensure you give your skin the TLC it needs.

We're big fans of switching up your skincare with the seasons and it’s pretty easy too. Opt for hydrating cleansers as opposed to gels, rotate a nourishing mask into your routine and try an oil. Below are some great products to try this winter. We promise your skin will thank you.

Hydrating Lip Treatment

There’s not much worse than dry, cracked lips in winter and so many people are constantly looking for extra hydration during the cooler months. If that sounds like you then try adding the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask to your cart. We know a lip mask sounds crazy, but use it right before bed and you’ll wake up with the most hydrated lips ever! Honestly, worth every cent.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask - $28.00

A Face Oil

We're huge fans of face oils, they’re not only a great addition to any routine for most skin types but they are amazing during winter for extra nourishment. Layer an oil on top of your moisturiser at night to form an occlusive barrier, or add a drop or two into your moisturiser. The Go-To Skincare Face Hero is iconic, for good reason.

Go-To Skincare Face Hero - $45.00

Extra Hydrating Face Cream

If you find your face tends to feel tight/dehydrated or extra dry in the cooler months then it’s time to switch to a thicker cream. Look for products that include ingredients such as shea butter and/or ceramides. Murad Intensive Recovery Cream is the best for extremely dry skin and impaired barriers too.

Murad Intensive Recovery Cream - $125.00

Hydrating Hair Mask

Hair needs love during the winter months, so why not try using a hair treatment in place of your conditioner. It’s our favourite beauty trick. The new John Frieda Hydrate and Recharge Mask is a fave at the moment. Super nourishing for dry/stressed out hair, and bonus: it’s very affordable.

John Frieda Hydrate and Recharge Mask - $18.00

Luxe Body Cream

Do you hate moisturising your body during winter? Same. However, it has to be done. The thing with body moisturisers though is that a lot of them don’t seem to deliver on their promises. That is until you try Kiehl’s Crème de Corps . It’s non-greasy, extremely nourishing formula means you can pop your clothes on pretty much straight away. It sinks right in. Try a smaller size first, then when you fall in love you can upgrade. Promise you’ll be hooked.

Kiehl’s Crème de Corps  - $36.00-$128.00

Hydrating Cleanser

Switching from a gel to a cream cleanser is always a good idea during the cooler months. This will help you stop over-cleansing your skin and will help keep your skin barrier hydrated and happy. The La Roche Posay Toleriane Dermo Cleanser is super affordable, can be used morning/night but, best of all, it actually works really well at removing your daily SPF and makeup too and suits all skin types.

La Roche Posay Toleriane Dermo Cleanser - $27.95

Hydrating Face Mask

Nothing beats Aspect Skin’s Probiotic Face Mask  in the cooler months, plus there are so many ways to use it. Pop it on after your serums at night in place of your moisturiser, or use it as a 10-minute mask in the AM. And if your skin is feeling super parched, use it as your daily moisturiser. It’s full of antioxidants and always feels like a much-needed drink for your face.

Aspect Skin’s Probiotic Face Mask - $62.00

Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Hyaluronic acid (HA), is a substance naturally found in our skin. It holds onto water and keeps our skin looking plump. Sadly, it depletes with age. Hence why adding a HA to a skincare routine can be super beneficial for maintaining hydration in dry/dehydrated skin – especially when it’s cold. Try: Frank Body Hyaluronic Acid Serum. It’s a new HA serum and very affordable. Actually, a steal at the price…but also very good for most skin types.

Frank Body Hyaluronic Acid Serum - $21.95

Can't get enough of our winter beauty recommendations and looking for more skincare inspo? Head straight to our Beauty vertical for articles on the best Australian skincare brands and our favourite local beauty podcasts.