Your everyday skincare products won’t make the cut when you’re overseas in colder countries. Harsh winds, drying heaters and the cold dehydrate your skin, so you’ll need different products to introduce to your skincare routine
It starts from items that you might easily overlook, such as lip balm or lipstick and even your makeup remover, to layering on the emollients and even using a hydrating makeup remover. Use these nourishing products to ensure further moisture is not stripped from your skin, that is not used to such dry conditions.
This dual-phase oil cleanser is gentle yet powerful enough to remove waterproof makeup without stripping skin of moisture. The key ingredient is lotus extract, which hydrates while creating a barrier to lock in moisture and prevent skin from further drying out.
Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Eye Serum, $120 at Sephora
This fast-absorbing serum nourishes the delicate skin around your eyes to hydrate skin and improve the appearance of fine lines. Combined with the use of a cooling ceramic applicator, this feels refreshing on tired eyes. Plus, squalene, royal jelly and ginseng root extract nourish and rejuvenate.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum, $476 at Net-A-Porter
This highly concentrated serum is formulated with long- and short-chain hyaluronic molecules that deeply penetrate the skin for intense hydration. Perfect after exposure to sun, wind and cold, wait 30 seconds for the serum to fully absorb before applying your moisturiser to seal it in.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturiser, $105 at Net-A-Porter
Famed for its ability to instantly rehydrate dull, stressed and even hungover complexions, this nourishing moisturizer with Damask rose water, organic aloe vera, vitamin E, camellia oil and hyaluronic acid to plump the skin with moisture while SPF15 protects from damaging sun exposure.
Ultra-weightless on the skin, this non-greasy fluid is rapidly absorbed by the skin to give long-lasting optimal UVB-UVA protection. Antioxidants give extra skin protection while Avène Thermal Spring Water has soothing, anti-irritating and softening properties.
Allies of Skin 1A™ Retinal + Peptides Overnight Mask, $139
This creamy mask works hard while you sleep, with a unique time-release formula supercharged with 13.5% Peptide Complex and a cocktail of antioxidants and skin brighteners to boost skin’s own repair function and defend against environmental pollutants. Nourishing organic argan oil and Arctic cranberry seed oil further moisturise.
Fresh Sugar Lip Coconut Hydrating Balm, $27 at Sephora
A Sephora-exclusive, this delicious smelling balm delivers 24-hour moisture with apricot kernel oil, blackcurrant seed oil, grapeseed oil and Vitamin E. Use it on chapped lips to smoothen, soften and lock in moisture without any sticky residue. Enriched with sugar, a water-loving humectant, the sumptuous lip treatment defends against dehydration all day long.
DR JART+ Mask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution sheet mask, $7
An ultimate hydration therapy, the cellulose sheet mask adheres very well and has patented ingredient, Aquaxyl, to moisturise, enhance moisture retention and strengthen barrier function. Super small hyaluronic acid molecules penetrate deeply to moisturise skin from within while seaweed extract moisturises and detoxifies.