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How to Choose the Best Winter Moisturiser for You

How to Choose the Best Winter Moisturiser for You

A comprehensive guide on finding the best winter moisturiser for your skin type

With winter comes the onslaught of dry, cold weather that makes our skin feel tight, flaky, and lifeless. Moisturiser is one of the most essential elements of a basic skincare regimen, so choosing the best winter moisturiser is the key to flawless, radiant looking skin this season.

Why is moisture important for skin?

Regular moisturising is crucial for radiant skin. The right amount of moisture will reduce the possibility of skin-related problems while promoting elasticity and reducing blemishes.

Which winter moisturiser should you choose?

The efficacy of a product, for any particular skin type, largely depends on the ingredients that it constitutes. 

From a cosmetic point of view, there are five skin types: 

  • Normal skin
  • Oily skin 
  • Dry skin 
  • Combination skin 
  • Sensitive skin

Here’s how you should find the best winter moisturiser for your skin type: 

  • Normal Skin

This type of skin has a regular texture. It is neither too dry nor too oily. The right ingredients should include those that keep skin cells healthy while granting protection from environmental stressors.

Recommended Ingredients:

  • Vitamin C: An antioxidant that stimulates collagen production thus keeping skin hydrated, firm, and supple. 
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Retains moisture in the skin.
  • Niacinamide: Prevents sun damage and increases collagen production.
  • Glycerine: Helps maintain the pH balance of the skin. It is often called the backbone of moisturising products
  • Aloe vera: Hydrates and brightens the skin while improving elasticity.

Best Formula: 

Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Camellia Sinensis, Ferulic Acid, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin.

Best Winter Moisturiser: Dr G Active C Serum or Dr G 99% Aloe Hydra Gel

  • Oily Skin

Oily skin is the outcome of the overproduction of sebum. It is closely related to the onset of acne and clogged pores.

Recommended Ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: Maintains water and natural oil balance in the skin.
  • Niacinamide: Regulates oil secretion and calms breakouts.
  • Glycerine: Moisturises the skin without making it greasy.
  • Salicylic Acid: Breaks down dead skin cells and reduces breakouts.
  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract: Decreases excess sebum production.

Best Formula: 

Sodium Hyaluronate, Salicylic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerine, Niacinamide, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin.

Best Winter Moisturiser: Dr G Hydra Cool Plumping Serum

  • Dry Skin

This skin type is characterised by tightness, roughness, itching, redness, and small cracks. 

Recommended Ingredients: 

  • Hyaluronic Acid: Retains moisture and improves hydration.
  • Niacinamide: Strengthens skin defences against moisture loss. 
  • Glycerine: Eliminates oil and dirt without stripping the skin or clogging pores.
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E): Shields skin from environmental aggressors.
  • Vitamin C: Stimulates collagen production and averts signs of ageing.
  • Retinol: Promotes collagen production and helps treat mild acne.

Best Formula:

Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerine, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin.

Note: Vitamin C and Retinol should be avoided together. Their combination can cause skin sensitivity

Best Winter Moisturiser: Dr G HA Intense Moisturiser 

  • Combination Skin

This skin type has combined characteristics of oily and dry skin. The oily area is usually the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin), while the cheeks might be normal or dry.

Recommended Ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates without making skin oily
  • Salicylic Acid: Balances oil production without clogging pores.
  • Vitamin C: Protects skin against UV damage and environmental stressors.
  • Aloe Vera: Its 99.5% water content helps prevent Transepidermal Water Loss.
  • Green Tea: Treats acne, moisturises skin and reduces redness and irritation.

Best Formula:

Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Glycerine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin.

Best Winter Moisturiser: Dr G Hydra Cool Plumping Serum

  • Sensitive Skin

This skin type is fragile and needs extra care. It is prone to irritation and discomfort such as redness, tightness, and/or itching. Natural and light ingredients are more suitable for sensitive skin. 

Recommended ingredients:

  • Aloe Vera: Its anti-inflammatory properties help calm itchy and inflamed skin while providing hydration and nourishment. 
  • Green tea: Helps minimise skin irritation, redness and swelling.

Best Formula: 

Aloe Vera gel, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin.

Best Winter Moisturiser: Dr G 99% Aloe Hydra Gel

Dr G products are a flawless balance of nature and science. They are not only hydrating but also help to reduce wrinkles and minimise pores. Grab the best winter moisturiser for your skin type because these naturally-derived products will not disappoint you.

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