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These Are The Best Hydrating Skincare Products You Need For Your Winter Holidays

With these hydrating skincare products, your winter holiday's got nothing on your skin.

It might seem extreme, but you definitely need to bring different skincare products with you when you’re travelling to a winter wonderland, especially when you’re transitioning from sunny Singapore. And the main reason for this is the loss of moisture

Unlike summer, winter doesn’t bring with it a lot of humidity, which can dehydrate skin. Frosty weather often also means that when you’re indoors, the heaters are on full blast, which might feel good but is actually extremely drying. Last but not least, strong, cold winds can also strip your complexion of moisture and leave it ruddy and uncomfortable. 

All of these means your complexion will be drier and your skin’s protective barrier weaker, which can lead to another whole host of problems like redness, dullness, skin irritation, itchy and even flaking in more extreme cases. 

So as you’re packing for your next ski-trip or snowy destination, try to bring along some of these moisturising products that will soothe, hydrate and save your complexion. 

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Chanel Sublimage L’Extrait de Creme, $770
This luxe moisturiser works to regenerate, repair and protect your skin. It has the highest concentration of Vanilla Planifolia extract, and helps to reinforce skin’s moisture barrier to strengthen the complexion, boost its regeneration and prevent moisture loss. One of best things about it is its silky texture that just melts into skin and leaves your face feeling velvety smooth.   Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Facial Oil, $162
Facial oils are a must-have in chilly weather. They form a protective layer on the top of your skin to prevent moisture loss and keep your complexion dewy and soft. This is one of our favourite oils and is infused with ginseng seed camellia seed, pine nut and apricot kernel oils to deeply nourish skin and boost radiance. Another plus: it doesn’t leave any stickiness and you can even mix it into your foundation to make it more moisturising. Sisley Velvet Sleeping Mask with saffron flowers - $157
This is an intense repair treatment and a great SOS when your complexion is red, tight, itchy or flaking. It’s chock full of nourishing and healing ingredients like thyme honey, shea butter, glycerine, pro-vitamin B5 and a cocktail of active plant-based ingredients to replenish skin’s water reserves, strengthen, repair damage and restore suppleness and softness. Use it in place of your regular moisturiser when needed and you’ll wake up to gorgeous skin. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Levres, $16.90
Dry lips never feels or looks good. This barrier repairing lip balm soothes, protects and rebuilds the epidermis on chapped, cracked and irritated lips. It is infused with soothing Panthenol to improve skin hydration and treat irritation for immediate relief from discomfort, as well as MP-Lipids to repair skin’s protective barrier. La Mer Creme de la Mer, $510
This moisturiser is our go-to whenever our skin needs some TLC. Not only is it extremely hydrating, it’s also made with the brand’s iconic healing and soothing ingredient Miracle Broth. The cream is also infused with sea kelp, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, Vitamins C, E and B12 to energise and treat skin, leaving it softer, smoother and more supple. To get best results, warm up the moisturiser with your hands before softly pressing your palms to your face to apply the cream. THREE Cleansing Oil, $68
The right facial wash will cleanse without stripping skin of moisture, which is exactly what this one does. Gentle and great for sensitive skin, it is formulated with 99 per cent natural ingredients. This botanic-rich concoction spreads smoothly on the skin to lift away makeup, excess dead skin cells and impurities while still leaving it soft and plump. Emulsifying upon contact with water, this lightweight cleansing oil will leave you with a natural healthy glow.