Winter Skincare Must-Haves We’re Loving Right Now


No matter your skin type, there is one golden rule to live by – moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! This is especially true during the chilly season when humidity is low and air pollution is at its highest. If your skin has been looking or feeling flaky, cracked or tight recently, it might be time to revisit your skincare routine. Adding extra moisture by using a serum or tissue oils could completely change the appearance of your skin. It is also essential to frequently exfoliate dead skin cells during the winter months. Rather than overspend on individual products, take a look at these winter essentials and products from some of the top brands in the country. They’ve got all you need to totally transform your skin this winter.

Hydrating Serum

First up, the essence Good Stuff! Primer Serum Hydrate & Plump, will take your skin care and mositurising to a new level with its fantastic blueberry extract! Next, the essence Daily Drop of Beauty Sleep Ampoule Face Serum is a great addition to your nighttime skincare regime, as the lavender scent from the serum is calming. And last but certainly not least, the essence Hello, Good Stuff! Face Serum, the perfect finishing touch to your complexion before you go to bed for your beauty sleep. It hydrates the skin and leaves it looking and feeling fresh in the morning. And best of all, all the products we’ve mentioned are vegan!

Lip Balm

Don’t forget your lips! Winter can be harsh on your lips, leaving them dry, chapped, and painful. To keep your lips soft and supple, apply a nourishing lip balm throughout the day. Look for lip balms that contain ingredients like shea butter, and vitamin E, which can help soothe and protect your lips. Try the original Labello for long lasting moisture and to keep the chapped lips at bay! Who can forget the good old faithful, Zam-buk Cherry Balm! You’ll most likely find them at checkout or on your way to the till!


The cold and dry air can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and itchy. To combat this, you need to moisturize your skin daily, preferably after a shower or bath when your skin is damp. If you have acne prone skin, the Cetaphil Acneprone Skin Moisturiser protects against dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness and a weakened skin barrier! And the best part is, the moisturiser comes with a broad spectrum SPF30 sunscreen. Visit Dis-Chem either at one of their physical stores or shop online.


A humidifier is an essential winter item! Did you know that indoor heating can be extremely drying on your skin? Consider investing in a humidifier to add moisture to the air. Humidifiers can also help alleviate other winter-related symptoms like a dry throat, chapped lips, and bloody noses.

Interested in learning more? View Takealot’s range of humidifiers here.

Gentle Cleansers

During winter, you need to be extra gentle with your skin. Harsh cleansers can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and irritated. Instead, opt for a gentle cleanser that doesn’t contain any harsh ingredients. The Catrice Pore Clarifying Mask is great for deeply cleansed pores and a refined skin texture without drying out your complexion. All you have to do is apply is once a week for a fresh and pure complexion. Another winter skincare must you need to look into is the range from swiitchbeauty®! The #Swash Gentle Gel Cleanser is a must have and is suitable for all skin types. 

Overnight Face Masks

Face masks provide intensive hydration, nourishment, and rejuvenation, helping you maintain a healthy and radiant complexion throughout the winter season. We recommend adding the Catrice Hydro Overnight Mask to your skin care regimen. Appling the mask will give your skin an extra boost of moisture while you sleep. The product is a great way to ward of the harsh and drying effects of winter! Not only will this set leave your skin feeling soft and rejuvenated, but it will also give your complexion a radiant glow. Another great overnight mask is the Moisture Surge™ Overnight Mask produced by Clinique.

Click here to take a look at Clinique’s skincare ranges.

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