So it seems like we won’t be saying goodbye to Winter anytime soon – at least not in the UK and Europe – meaning your skin is most likely feeling a little thirsty right now. Recently, we received a lot of questions regarding which Korean moisturiser is best for Winter and how to ultimately overcome dry and dehydrated skin. Taking this into consideration, we've compiled a quick list of The Best Winter Moisturisers For Every Skin Type, so you can give your skin the moisture it craves. Achieve soft, nourished skin all winter long with these shielding cold weather moisturisers.
Commonlabs Triple Vita Hydrating Facial Cream (dry to very dry skin) – is a multi-functional daily moisturising cream consisting of a generous 62% nutrient-dense Manuka Honey, plus essential skin-loving vitamins to protect skin’s lipid layer and preserve moisture at the epidermis. Some ingredients to mention are Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) for improved moisture retention, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) for better skin radiance and vitality, and Vitamin E (Tocopherol) to condition damaged skin which lacks shine and a smooth texture.
Despite the occlusive ingredients held within its formula, this deeply nourishing facial cream remains light to the touch and silky smooth without tackiness. This cream is a prime example of a multi-angular skin-conditioner which has the ideal 8:2 water-oil ratio, with 8 sources of natural plant-derived oils and lighter ingredients such as good-old Glycerin. The Royal Jelly & Propolis Extracts additionally help to give this cream a delicious dessert like texture that glides across skin without overly rich oiliness.
Etude Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream (dry to very dry skin) – a cult classic adored by K-beauty enthusiasts and those a like, this cream - with it’s soft texture - caresses skin to bring comfort to dry and very dry skin types which may also suffer from sensitivity. The primary function of this widely sold moisturising cream, is to strengthen skin’s resistance to microbial agents which impair the functionality of Filaggrin and Proteins (natural components of the skin barrier). This cream smoothes and softens skin textural issues associated with skin dryness with key ingredients such as hydrating Panthenol and skin conditioning Shea Butter. Madecassoside and Centella Asiatica have been added for their skin-soothing benefits.
Banobagi Milk Thistle Repair Cream (dry-combination, sensitive skin) – a “highly concentrated recovery cream for strengthening the skin barrier of sensitive skin with skin regeneration, detox, skin soothing, moisturising, and wrinkle improvement benefits”. This delicate facial cream has a low pH level of 5.01-6.01 to offer it’s vast array of benefits without placing additional stress on stressed skin. This clinical-grade repair cream is expertly formulated with Milk Thistle extract, containing silymarin, which is abundant in seeds, and has strong antioxidant activity that removes toxins and enhances new skin cell growth – subsequently relieving skin of rough patches, redness, and soreness. This cream's moist and soft texture is non-greasy. Additional benefits: fragrance free, hypoallergenic, safe for eczema-prone skin.
Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream (normal-combination skin) – enriched with nourishing Hanbang ingredients like Ginseng Root Extract (5%), Niacinamide (2%), Rice Bran Water (29%), and Squalane (2%) to keep skin plump and moisturised. 3 types of Hyaluronic acids, Safflower seed oil, Honey extract, Lycium Chinese fruit (Goji Berry) extract, and Ceramide NP further help moisturise, brighten skin, and strengthen skin barrier for a bouncy skin texture which exudes a natural looking radiance. Due to the high concentration of Rice bran Water, this cream thrives with the warmth of skin, melting upon contact.
Heimish Watermelon Moisture Soothing Gel Cream (oily skin) - Moisturizing, cooling & soothing Watermelon extract, helps to saturate the skin fully with the necessary moisture needed to restore hydrolipidic balance. This lightweight gel-cream absorbs instantly to seal in hydration and brighten skin. Antioxidants from Watermelon extract protect skin from free radicals with its abundant vitamins and amino acid content, whereas Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract calms and soothes skin, reducing redness along the way.
Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream (oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin) – provides comfort to rapidly calm & soothe sensitivity with star ingredients Guaiazulene, a natural component extracted from chamomile oil, which carries powerful skin calming abilities. Plus Centella Asiatica, which helps hydrate and relieve redness and inflammation of breakouts as well as damaged skin tissue. Because of its composition this cream is ideal to treat skin after shaving, after sun exposure, and after receiving professional face treatments.
Banobagi Rejuvenating Vital Cream (mature skin) – a soft, nourishing cream which contains powerhouse anti-aging ingredient b-PDRN, DNA extraction from Sturgeon. This clinical grade ingredient has the ability to strengthen skin structure, encourage cell turnover, and restore skin elasticity and brightness. With patented Transfersome technology, this anti-aging cream will help tighten sagging skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines leaving healthier, smoother and younger-looking skin. It is plentiful in moisture and skin-conditioners to keep your skin in prime condition even through the coldest season of the year.