Aliya Ladhabhoy

For some, winter is a blessing. For others, the dip in temperatures and low humidity translates into chapped lips, dry skin and cracked feet.
Your skin needs needs extra nourishment to retain its brightness even during the cold, dry months. So you may need to swap your beauty products for ones that give you all the essential ingredients to combat the change in weather.
Here is a round up of skincare essentials to maintain a glow all through winter.

Tatcha Rice Polish for winter skincare

Tatcha Rice Polish, ₹10, 645
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For winters, one needs a mild exfoliator to remove the dead and dry skin. Tatcha’s Rice Polish, a water-activated exfoliant with Japanese rice bran and papaya enzymes cleanses the skin without stripping it of its moisture, and does not break the skin’s barrier function, leaving you with supple skin. It is apt for normal to dry skin types.

Sulwhasoo overnight mask for winter

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask, ₹3,600
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This Korean luxury skincare brand’s overnight mask features Sulwhasoo’s exclusive Nutritive RED Elixir formula, with jujube and pomegranate extracts that helps strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier. It also delivers a concentrated boost of nourishment and intense moisture to skin while you sleep.

Murad sunscreen SPF 30

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30, ₹5500
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Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is a must even during the winter as too much exposure to the sun can lead to pigmentation.  One of the first clinical skincare brands founded by Dr. Howard Murad in 1989 is now available in India. Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield protects the skin from the sun as well as primes the skin for upto 12 hours. The velvety smooth primer also minimizes pores, fine lines and the appearance of uneven texture.
dermalogica Vitamin C SerumDermalogica Biolumin-C Serum Brightening Vitamin C Serum, ₹8000
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Vitamin Ct helps reduce pigmentation and age spots, chia seed oil hydarates and prevents free radical damage and lactic acid removes dead skin cells, to reveal brighter skin. It is vegan, paraben-free and cruelty free.

Neemli Naturals face wash

Neemli Naturals Hyaluronic & Ceramide Face Wash, ₹780
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It is important to pick a face wash that is not drying, Neemli Natural’s face wash is loaded with hyaluronic acid which helps lock in moisture in the skin while ceramide creates a protective barrier to guard against environmental aggressors. You may not need a heavy moisturiser post this as it leaves your face feeling soft, hydrated and plump.

l'Occitane divine eyes

L’Occitane Divine Eyes, ₹4,800
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Your eyes need to be protected against the winter as well. L’occitane’s best seller, the creamy eye gel reduces dark circles and puffiness while the Immortelle essential oil delivers anti-aging beauty results.
Bath balancing body cleanser Hivado
Hivado Bath Balancing Body Cleanser, ₹1,050
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Hivado is a new luxury skincare brand for men. Based on intensive research, founders Sainath Jain and Shradha Mutha have created lightweight formulations that don’t need much of your time but show effective results. Their body cleaner with alum, witch hazel and watermelon seed extract quenches and firms the skin. An infusion of Aloe Vera soothes the body and mind. It takes away the excess oil and grime without drying your skin.
Soulflower night creamSoulflower Herbal Night Transformation Crème with Evening Primrose,  ₹1,200
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This newly launched night cream made with a blend of essential oils such as Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Extracts of Rosehip, Evening Primrose, and carrier oils like Olive enhance the skin’s elasticity overnight. The fragrant aroma of the oils also help you to relax.

Forrest Essentials Lip Balm

Forest Essentials Lip Balm – Sugared Rose Petal With Organic Bees Wax, ₹695
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Your lips need ample of nourishment during the winter and this balms effective combination of kokum butter, organic beeswax and cocoa butter along with rose petals helps to restore dry, chapped lips to its former self. 

24K Gold Serum The Secret Ingredient

The Secret Ingredient 24 karat Gold Serum, ₹1,589
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The 100 per cent natural serum with 24K gold leaf, gives your skin a rejuvenated glow while the coconut oil extracts nourishes and hydrates the skin. Sweet almond oil prevents the skin from drying while Vitamin E combats the effects of aging.

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