Try these: Winter skincare essentials for men and women

Products to keep you sleek, primped and positively glowing this winter

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Just because it's dreadful out, doesn't mean your hair and skin have to follow suit. These products will help keep you sleek, primped and positively glowing.

Sephora Liquid Moisturising Skin Concentrate

Sephora, 99RMB

Despite the obvious urge to slather creams and moisturising potions all over your mug, you should still be toning in winter to get rid of dead, dull skin and encourage cell turnover. This runny moisturising fluid gives you an extra shot of moisture while keeping things squeaky clean.

Face brush

Miniso, 15RMB

As much as we’d all like a Clarisonic, at over 1,000RMB a pop they’re roughly the same price as a weekend break – and we’re not that obsessed with skincare. Enter one of these little hand-held beauties. By rubbing it in gentle circular motions across your face, in conjunction with a foaming wash, you can clear pores and exfoliate simultaneously.

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream

Sephora, 255RMB

Dark circles and puffy eye-bags might be a universal reality in wintertime, but they’re hardly flattering. This wonder-cream, with its peptide-infused formula, de-puffs long-term, while providing an instant brightening effect to make it look as if you actually got a full eight hours of sleep last night.

Benefit High Beam

Sephora, 250RMB

Winter can leave your skin looking you dull, there’s no skirting around it. Enter this cult illuminator; its pearlescent pink finish, when slicked onto cheekbones and the cupid’s bow, should leave you looking like an extra from Frozen with minimum effort.

Olive Shower Cream

Watsons, 30RMB

Get a head start on beating scaly elbows and ashy shins with this creamy, moisturising shower gel. It comes in neutral packaging, it does what it claims to do and it’s got a subtle unisex scent that won’t clash with any perfume or aftershave you’ve got on. What’s not to love?

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Sephora, 295RMB

Oily skin types seem to get the worst of winter: not only are the cold, wind and nose-blowing desiccating parts of your face that you didn’t know could get red and flaky, but you still look like a grease-trap on top of it all. This light, water-based moisturiser helps counteract this – it won’t cause breakouts and provides a smooth, matte base for makeup. It is a little pricey but the vat-sized bottles last for ages.

Innisfree Green Tea for Men Toner and Lotion

Innisfree, 130RMB each

Designed for men with dry skin, these moisture-packed products provide a daily solution to the demands of winter weather. They’re easy to use and help refine the skin’s texture for a softer, healthier look.

Tony Moly Skin Moist hyaluronic acid sheet mask

Tony Moly, 8RMB

Hyaluronic acid is a skincare buzzword at the moment, and these fun masks are a great way to try it out without breaking the bank. Although they might make you look a bit like Buffalo Bill when you’ve got them on, they plump and refresh glum winter skin. Use one per week for the best results.

Collagen Q10 firming and moisturising hand and body lotions

Watsons, 39RMB

This two-pack of Vitamin E infused lovelies sink almost instantly into the skin, soothing and smoothing thirsty winter skin better than anything else we’ve found. They also have the huge plus-point of being unscented.

Clinique for Men Maximum Hydrator

Sephora, 340RMB

The levels of wind-chill and pollution during winter really screw with the texture of your face, and that’s before you factor in razor burn, central heating and the inevitable excess of hiding from the cold down the pub. Counteract all of that with this heavy-duty, heavy-hitting moisturiser, formulated for men.

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