When winter comes knocking, there’s one thing every skincare aficionado knows, it’s time to up the ante with your protective salves and serums. The drop in temperature combined with indoor heating and hot showers, can wreak havoc on your delicate skin, depleting moisture levels and leaving it looking and feeling dry, tight and dull.
But even though the harsh elements at this time of year can be tough on skin, with a little TLC and some extra nourishment there are many ways to help keep it happy and healthy.
For winter skin worries keep an eye out for ingredients including hyaluronic acid, rosehip, argan oil, squalene and aloe vera all of which help combat dehydration. One of the easiest ways to incorporate these into your routine is to find a good, natural hydrating serum.
We’ve rounded up of some of the best natural serums out there that will work wonders this winter.
J’S Derma Hydglow Moist Up Serum
We love the Hydglow Moist Up Serum because not only does it deeply hydrate thanks to five types of hyaluronic acid, but it also leaves your skin with a spectacular dewy glow. This glide on, non-sticky formula is aided by Panthenol which reduces water loss, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract which is moisturising and anti-inflammatory and Allantoin that helps in shedding dead skin cells – to give your skin a new lease of life and leave it feeling hydrated no matter the weather!
Available at MissPaletteable AED110
Dafna’s Anti-aging & Glow Serum
Thanks to a high concentration of ingredients including TensUp – a combination of chicory root and tara plants that allow for prolonged hydration – and hyaluronic acid that can absorb 1000 times more water than its weight, this light fluid serum penetrates deeply into the skin leaving you with an immediate nourished glow. Also containing rosehip oil to combat the skin irritation and redness often associated with winter skin, Dafna’s anti-ageing and glow serum can also promote collagen production and firmer skin.
Available at Elluna Organic Beauty AED329
Shirley Conlon Organics Hydrating Serum
Winter is all about hydration and this powerhouse in a bottle has it all. Packed with a selection of the potent plants and antioxidants including Q10, pumpkin, amaranth and argan this vegan handmade serum helps to repair dryness at a cellular level, making it a fantastic choice for dry and parched skin. Also containing a balanced blend of mandarin and carrot, this certified organic formulaion by Shirley Conlon Organics will leave your skin with some added brightness on winter mornings!
Available at Shirley Conlon Organics AED150
Rhug Wild Beauty Active Treatment Serum with Hyaluronic Acid
A multitasking vitamin-rich serum that targets wrinkles, dullness and dehydration this award winning concoction from Rhug Wild Beauty is sure to leave your winter skin looking less red and more radiant. Packed with organic and natural ingredients such as squalene from olive to deeply moisturise and protect the skin’s hydration barrier, Cacay Oil which has 3 times more natural retinol (vitamin A) than rosehip oil and 50 per cent more vitamin E and yarrow leaf, a natural anti-inflammatory that helps soothe dry or irritated skin, you’ll be sure to banish the blemishes brought no from a brisk winter walk.
Available at Rhug Wild Beauty £125 (AED560)
Augustinus Bader The Serum
Globally recognised as a world-leading expert in stem cell research this brand, while not the cheapest, pours three decades of research into their skincare range. This award-winning serum which includes the their revered TFC8 alongside a medley of other industry-famous ingredients like vitamin C, squalane and edelweiss extract, The Serum delivers intense hydration and antioxidant protection while boosting radiance and reducing the look of fine lines.
Available at Bloomingdales AED1,485