Cover Stay moisturised with our favourite winter creams of 2021-2022 (Photo: Courtesy of Aesop)

Winter, who? Say goodbye to flakey, dry skin this season with these cult favourites and brand new skincare products

Winter is coming—and that means two things: Queuing Mariah Carey songs on repeat, and trying to figure out a skincare routine that’ll actually solve the drying, cracking and flaking mess that winter has caused to our skin. 

Here, we list out the best winter skincare essentials for the cold months ahead. From all-time favourites from brands such as Drunk Elephant and Tatcha, to new releases that have just hit the shelves in time for the season, these products will keep you dewy and hydrated all winter long. 

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Cubed Magic Cream

Cubed, a Hong Kong CBD skincare brand, has recently launched in Sephora. Its Magic Cream contains 300mg of CBD and helps relieve dryness, itchiness, redness as well as being especially beneficial to people with facial eczema. On top of that, it also helps to improve dark spots, fine lines, as well as other eczema-caused skincare issues. 

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DamDam Mochi Mochi Luminous Plumping Moisturiser

DamDam Tokyo, a clean skincare brand born and produced in Japan, is one of the newest must-have brands of this year. Named after the Japanese dessert, mochi, the moisturiser is true to its name with its plump and soft formula, and it's 100 per cent natural list of ingredients will make your skin equally as plump. The brand was born from Japanese craftsmanship and plant ingredients that have been used in Japan for centuries. From ingredients such as shiso leaf and phytic acid, this product is vegan as well as cruelty-free. 

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Aesop Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream

Aesop’s Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream boasts potent blends of vitamin C and E as well as botanical butters and oils. Designed to keep those with super dry skin hydrated, it’s also suited for smokers, frequent travellers, and perfect for the winter weather. Smooth upon application and ending in a matte finish, you’ll be glowing—without all any greasiness that’s commonly associated with heavier creams. 

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Tatcha The Indigo Cream

Made for sensitive skin, the Tatcha Indigo Cream is equipped with therapeutic natural ingredients that’ll take care of even the most sensitive skin. Infused with natural Japanese Indigo extract, this cream soothes and calms the skin at the same time. 

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Dr Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Deep Cream

Dr Dennis Gross’s C+ Collagen Deep Cream combines vitamin C, niacinamide, camellia japonica seed, sunflower seed and rice bran oil to help replenish your skin and bring back the glow to ageing skin. Brightening your skin while providing plenty of hydration, this cream will likely become your holy grail within a few uses. 

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Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream

If you’re looking for a thicker cream that you can slather on at the end of your skincare routine, this is it. Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro Whipped Cream is a luxurious, sensitive skin-friendly cream that’s packed with AHAs and antioxidants. From African oils and plant ceramide complexes that’ll shield your skin from stressors, to sodium hyaluronate cross polymer that’ll help encourage deeper hydration, this cream is good for those who find their skin constantly drying out throughout the day. 

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