If you find your skin becomes dry, rough and lacklustre in winter, there’s a good reason for this. When temperatures drop, the moisture content in the air (humidity) also drops. Central heating systems in homes further reduce indoor humidity and as the air dries out, it draws moisture from the skin leading to dryness and dehydration.
This can weaken the skin barrier’s defences against environmental stressors.
What is the solution to these winter skin woes? Find the best moisturiser for dry skin in winter that supports depleted skin by replenishing it with vital lipids and hydration.
What to Look For in a Winter Moisturiser
An effective moisturiser will nourish and protect your skin all year round helping to strengthen and prepare it for winter. Look for ingredients that hydrate and retain moisture levels like glycerin and hyaluronic acid.
The Best Moisturiser For Oily & Combination Skin in Winter
Those with oily and combination skin can experience moisture loss in winter too. A lightweight moisturiser that protects your skin during the colder months is important.
Krī’s Timeless Moisturiser with prickly pear seed oil is specifically designed to hydrate, nourish and protect these skin types without clogging pores. It contains niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and glycerine to strengthen the skin barrier and lock in precious moisture.
The Best Moisturiser For Dry Skin in Winter
Dry skin, on the other hand, needs a little more TLC —especially if it’s already feeling the dehydrating effects of winter.
Krī’s award-winning Endless Moisturiser with squalane and organic jojoba oil is ideal for dry skin in winter. Both squalane and jojoba oil contain skin-identical components that mimic the lipids in human skin. This is extremely replenishing for dry skin types, which tend to have low lipid levels.
It also contains the important skin hydrators —glycerin and hyaluronic acid—that work with the oils in this cream to boost moisture and strengthen the skin barrier.
Tip To Boost Your Moisturiser in Winter
Here’s a quick skincare tip for very dry skin. Try adding a few drops of face oil, such as our new Replenish Super Seed Face Oil, to your moisturiser before you apply it. This creates a powerful winter moisturiser to restore your skin's radiant, healthy glow.
Gabrielle Richens is Krī's skincare consultant and content editor, a veteran model-turned-NVQ-qualified skin therapist, and an online skin coach.