Winter Warriors: Top 5 Moisturising Ingredients to Combat Cold Weather

As the winter chill sets in, our skin calls for a shield against the cold, dry air that can strip it of moisture and vitality. To keep your skin hydrated and glowing even in the coldest months, it’s crucial to turn to powerhouse ingredients that lock in moisture and fortify the skin's barrier.

Here are the top 5 moisturising ingredients that should be part of your skincare arsenal this winter:

1. Hyaluronic Acid
A super hydrator, hyaluronic acid attracts moisture from the environment and can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. This makes it essential for maintaining hydration levels and giving your skin that dewy, plump look.

2. Shea Butter
Rich in vitamins A and E, shea butter is an exceptional emollient and is excellent for deeply nourishing the skin. Its thick, creamy texture forms a protective layer over the skin, preventing the harsh winter winds and cold air from drying out the skin.

3. Ceramides
Ceramides are lipid molecules found naturally in the skin that help retain moisture and keep the skin barrier intact. Using skincare products with ceramides can replenish the skin's natural lipids, reduce moisture loss, and protect against environmental stressors.

4. Glycerin
A humectant that draws water into the outer layer of your skin from deeper levels of your skin and the air, glycerin helps keep the skin hydrated, soft, and supple for longer. It works well in combination with other occlusive and emollient ingredients to seal in moisture.

5. Squalane
Squalane is a lightweight, non-greasy oil that mimics your skin’s natural oils, making it an excellent moisturiser for locking in moisture. It is particularly beneficial during winter as it improves elasticity and moisture balance without clogging pores.

Integrating products that contain these key ingredients into your daily skincare routine can dramatically improve your skin’s texture and protect it from the drying effects of winter. Whether through serums, creams, or balms, these ingredients are vital for a hydrated, healthy winter skin.

If you need a place to start, head over to our Winter Essentials collection or drop us a line.

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