Winter skincare

Baby, it’s cold outside. And you know what that means: dehydrated skin – a result of those biting winds and cooler temperatures. If you can’t wait for warmer weather, stick with us while we explain what to expect, where to expect it and – crucially – what you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling softer, smoother, hydrated and protected.

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Winter can take its toll on your skin. But, with a little tender love and care – and the right products with the best ingredients – it’s much easier to tackle head on."

Winter skincare essentials

Let’s start with a quick overview. When temperatures drop and wind cuts like ice, these are the main areas where you can expect your skin to be affected.

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Your face

Your face can take a bit of a battering from blustery winds and the freezing cold. Return those rosy cheeks to supple soft feeling skin with our winter skincare moisturizers.

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Your hands

Wool gloves can only go so far towards keeping your hands soft when things get nippy. Help moisturize your fingertips before they grab that nice hot cup of cocoa.

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Your lips

Taking care of your lips in the winter is incredibly important. Leave them exposed and unprotected, and you may well end up feeling rather uncomfortable.

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Your eyes

Cold, dry winds = not great for your delicate eye area. Remember, if you look out for your eyes, they’ll look out for you.

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Your winter skincare favorites

When it comes to winter skincare, you lot know what you like… so we’ve taken a look at which of our Winter Skincare product range you’ve had the most success with. Let’s take a look at your favorites…

Oils of life™ intensely revitalising cleansing oil-in-gel in a bathroom setting

OILS OF LIFE™ INTENSELY REVITALIZING CLEANSING OIL-IN-GEL

★★★★★

Best For: Dull skin

Enriched with: Community fair trade organic olive oil

This invigorating luxurious rich-in-oil gel is the perfect tool for gently tackling daily grime, removing makeup and setting yourself up for 72 hours of moisture.

“Feels really soft and silky on my skin, smells gorgeous and leaves my skin clean.”

GwenM

Hemp hand protector in bathroom setting

Hemp hand protector

★★★★★

Best For: Hard-working, ultra-dry hands

Enriched with: Hemp seed oil

Top Tip: Massage in well for a moment of self-care

Our best-selling product – literally, number one. This hard-working cream moisturizes the roughest of hands to leave both palms and digits feeling dreamy.

"A hand cream which actually makes a difference. Thank you, Body Shop.”

Merywen

Vitamin E moisture cream in bathroom setting

Vitamin e moisture cream

★★★★★

Best For: All skin types

Enriched with: Hyaluronic acid

Top Tip: The beauty of the Vitamin E range is that there is a moisturizer for every skin type – normal, dry and combination.

An iconic product in our range, first formulated in the 1970s and continually perfected to hydrate your skin – leaving it smelling fresh and feeling plumper.

“I’ve been using this for years. It is my favorite day time moisturizer. It lasts for ages as you don’t need much.”

Ash72

Drops of youth™ bouncy eye mask in bathroom setting

Drops of youth™ YOUTH BOUNCY EYE MASK

★★★★★

Best For: Tired looking eyes

Enriched with: Plant stem cells and cucumber extract

Top Tip: While this is designed for night time use as a mask, it can double up as a daytime cream too: tap it gently around the eye and voila!

We’ve all had those sleepless nights that can leave us looking a little worse for wear – and it’s our eyes that are the biggest giveaway. Help freshen up and feel hydrated with this overnight mask.

“I bought this as my eye are was feeling dry and I wanted something I could put on overnight. This product was exactly what I wanted. It feels amazing and cooling on application, and sinks in wonderfully overnight. It doesn’t feel sticky at all, and my whole eye are looks and feels so much better come the morning. Would definitely recommend.”

Frances1989

Vitamin E lip balm in bathroom setting

Vitamin e lip care spf15

★★★★★

Best For: Dry lips

Made with: Community Fair Trade organic coconut oil

Top Tip: As well as moisturizing, it also has SPF protection to protect from UVA and UVB rays still around in winter!

Help protect your lips against the harshest weathers and remain free of dry skin. Suitable for all skin types.

“Best lip balm I’ve been able to find.”

Rebecca J

CBD range on a beige fabric

Cbd restoring face oil

★★★★★

Best For: Stressed skin*

Enriched with: Natural origin CBD and hemp seed oil

Top Tip: Only need a few drops - massage onto the face and neck in an upward motion so you don’t pull or stretch skin downwards

If your face is feeling dry or tight, this product can help restore skin moisture leaving if feeling softer and smoother. Lightweight and non-greasy, it helps restore your skins moisture levels and leaves a velvet like feel.

“Love this oil. Has an amazing smell and really hydrates the skin. Since buying this my skin has improved and everyone in my family is now using it.”

Sharon 66

*What is stressed skin? We classify stressed skin as skin that experiences discomfort from dehydration, dryness, loss in luminosity and decline on skin's overall appearance.

Why should you change your skincare routine in winter?

Winter weather conditions can take a toll on your face and body – as the temperatures drop, so too do the moisture levels in your skin. Cold temperatures and harsh winds can cause skin to dry out and lose its natural, healthy-looking glow.

As well as winter weather, central heating can cause the air to dry out, which can then cause your skin to dehydrate. The colder and darker winter months can also deplete your skin of nutrients (including vitamin D), which can cause skin to look dull and uneven.

When skin is dry, it can begin to feel rough, tight and more sensitive. Dry skin can develop on any part of the body and is especially common on the face during winter because it is more exposed to the weather. When your skin begins to lose its moisture and become dehydrated, it means it’s lacking the water levels needed to function effectively, and it can lose its softness, suppleness and natural-looking glow.

Your skin is your body’s first line of defence against the elements and environment so it’s important to find the perfect winter skincare routine to suit your skin needs. This means mixing up your routine and finding gentle formulas that won’t strip away your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Ensure you include hydrating, creamy cleansers and gentle exfoliators as well as moisturizers in your everyday skincare routine. Gently buffing away dead skin cells allows your moisturizers to work and sink into skin more effectively.

Have we just grown your wishlist? Explore all our winter skincare must-haves and get ready to brave the weather.

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