Winter, while picturesque, is far from your skin’s best friend. The cold winter air removes moisture from your skin, meaning it dehydrates at a rapid pace. Even if you’re indoors, the dry heat produced by central heating can also absorb your skin’s moisture.

On top of this, shaving can do further damage in winter time as you could be dragging a blade across dehydrated skin. If your skin is inflamed by shaving already, you could risk making it a lot worse. Using a good, thick moisturiser during winter time can help prevent your skin drying out as it replenishes lost moisture and helps keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Here are our top three moisturisers that you should be treating yourself to this winter.

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion

Infused into this facial lotion, along with other natural ingredients, is the Mediterranean aromatic herb; Clary Sage. This herb is known for its ability to trap and preserve moisture, which is reflected through this Intense Hydration Day Lotion. The preservation of moisture means that not only will your face be hydrated all day, it will also appear fuller and healthier; reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Use in the morning after cleansing to help keep your skin protected and hydrated all day. The lotion is quick-absorbing; incorporating a non-greasy formula to create a hassle-free way to keep your skin healthy this winter.

£13 for 50g >

Polaar The HydraForce Cream

A cream aimed at restoring comfort, this is great for men who like a clean shave. Its protective film helps to soothe razor burn as well as retain moisture for 24 hours. It’s also a great fix for tired skin as it stimulates cell regeneration through it’s use of Arctic blue micro-algae. As well as promoting cell regeneration, Arctic blue micro-algae is resistant to freezing temperatures, making this cream a strong contender for a winter winner. When applied daily onto clean skin, the hydration intensifies and builds up day after day. This cream is also fast absorbing, with a matte finish; helping reduce the appearance of shine.

£27 for 100ml >

Malin + Goetz Replenishing Face Cream

Rich in nutrients, this cream aids in caring for damaged and dry skin as well as having anti-aging benefits. It consists of vitamins A, B, C and E accompanied by fundamental fatty acids, ensuring protection without leaving residue. Alongside these vitamins, the cream includes jojoba, avocado and shea butter, which are a few of the best botanical ingredients to help hydrate and replenish your skin. These ingredients also add an element of anti-aging to the cream by promoting skin cell renewal and strengthening how your skin naturally repairs itself. This cream is suitable for men of all ages. The infusion of chamomile within the cream creates as soothing aspect, making it work well for nourishment after a shave. Apply a small amount after cleansing and avoid the t-zone and oily areas. In winter, the cream should be applied morning and night, especially for mature or damaged skin.

£58.00/ 48g >


A moisturiser is a staple grooming product all year round, but in winter its necessity intensifies. Although the winter weather tries to damage your skin, combat it with a thick, nutritious moisturiser and ensure you always look your best.