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The Best Body Moisturisers for Winter

With the temperature outside dropping and the central heating doing its best to keep you toasty when indoors, your skin can quickly become dry and flaky. Throw a few hot baths and drinking less water during the day into the mix, and the skin on your body is fighting a losing battle to stay supple this winter. Add one of these intensive body moisturisers into your daily routine to keep skin hydrated, smooth and flake-free all season long.

CODAGE Concentrated Body Milk Intense Moisturisinglink

This lightweight milk manages to deeply condition and soften dehydrated skin without feeling heavy or greasy, making it the perfect choice for those who hate spending hours massaging a thick cream or body butter into their skin. This one from CODAGE also dries to form a protective shield over the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss throughout the day, while Aloe Vera soothes dry, itchy skin.

Murad Body Firming Cream link

You’d be forgiven for becoming a little lax with your fitness routine during the colder months, but this firming moisturiser from Murad can help keep your problem areas tight and toned on those days when hitting the gym is a no-go. Alongside key hydrators such as Shea Butter, this rich cream contains Oat Beta Glucan and Soy Flour to tone problem areas, increasing your skin’s overall tautness by 40% in just 15 minutes!

Klairs Supple Preparation All Over Lotionlink

Save space in your bathroom cabinet with this multi-tasking lotion. It can be used on the face, body and even the ends of the hair, to keep things hydrated and healthy. Smoothed over very dry skin, its conditioning blend of Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Hyaluronic Acid work to replenish skin’s moisture stores while plumping dehydrated skin to give it a healthier appearance. Use it all over or on key areas such as the knees and elbows for fast relief from flakiness.

PRIORI Hand and Body Replenisher LCAfx141 link

When skin is really dry, using a harsh physical scrub can make the skin sore and tender, so opt for products that contain mild chemical exfoliants instead. This lotion from PRIORI combines specialist LCA Complex, to soften dry patches and remove dead cell build up, with Sericin which moisturises the skin deep down to help prevent sensitivity and tightness developing. Used every couple of days, skin becomes noticeably more conditioned and feels silky smooth.

Medik8 Nourishing Body Creamlink

If you love a thick, rich, deliciously creamy moisturiser, this one is for you. Alongside a blend of natural butters, Medik8’s formula contains Moisture Magnet technology which binds moisture to the skin cells and grabs onto water to lock it into the skin where it is needed most. It also supports the lipid barrier to further prevent moisture loss, leaving the skin with a newfound suppleness.

Akademikliniken Pure Body Boostlink

Give your skin more than just moisture with this multi-tasking cream. Yes, it deeply hydrates and smoothes the skin, but it also contains Lactic Acid (to soften rough patches), Caffeine (to tighten and firm), and Camellia Oil (to minimise imperfections). The added scent of fresh Lavender and citrus fruits also makes this cream a treat for the senses – try using it in the evening to help you wind down before bed.

PCA Skin Body Therapylink

Containing the same type of ingredients usually found in an anti-aging face cream, PCA Skin’s impressive body conditioner works the same magic on rough, uneven and dry skin everywhere else. Mild AHAs loosen dead, damaged cells and smooth away tough skin while Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid provide multi-layer hydration that ensures the skin stays moisturised around-the-clock.

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