Moisturizers to buy – Winter Checklist

So winters are here finally. And while most of us love basking in the winter sun, some dread the season for it means – chapped skin! We start looking for the best moisturizers available and splurge as much as we can just so we maintain a healthy peachy glow. Here is a list of some must have moisturizers based on skin type. Give it a look.

For Dry Skin

In the Morning

Save: Oriflame Essentials Moisturizing Day Cream – for Rs329.  This multi vitamin day cream enriches your skin and keeps it moisturized for a long time. Available at in.oriflame.co

Splurge: Philosophy in a Jar Day Cream – for Rs6,485. Suited mostly for dry skin to normal skin, this cream has a rich creamy texture that keeps the skin moisturized and hydrated all day long. Make your friends wonder what’s the secret behind your healthy glow. Limited edition available on Amazon.com

In the Night

Save: Mirenese Mini Power Lift Treatment Cream for Rs695. Suitable for dry skin – protects and repairs dry skin, preventing wrinkles. Available at all leading beauty counters.

Splurge: Philosophy Hope in a Jar Night – Rs6,485. This is an intensive moisturizer that works deeply overnight to nourish dry skin. Limited edition available at amazon.com

For Oily Skin

In The Morning

Save: Fab India Vitamin E Skin Hydrating Cream – for Rs250. A cream based moisturizer that works and absorbs like a dream. Its lightweight and leaves a matt effect over the skin. Must try for those with excessive oily skin. Available at amazon.com

Splurge: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel – Rs3,419. This one is a skincare classic. Despite the gel formula and the oil-free ingredients, this light-weight moisturiser is still really hydrating, so you don’t need to compromise a matte finish for seriously soft skin. Available at ebay.com

In The Night:

Save: VLCC Wheat Night Cream – for Rs235. It promises tightening of the skin and has wheat germ as a main ingredient. This night cream is absorbed quickly and doesn’t leave the skin oily or greasy. It gives a subtle glow and probably no breakouts either. In the morning you wake up with glowing skin. Available at all leading beauty counters.

Splurge: Evidens De Beaute – The Night Moisturiser for Rs16,295. A velvety, non-oily regenerating night cream that is highly concentrated with QAI® Complex agents including Triple Collagen, Q10 co-enzyme & Amino Acids. It maximizes natural skin repair over night- leaving skin more supple and radiant. Available at strawberryNET.com

For Sensitive Skin

In The Morning:

Save: Shahnaz Hussain Shaglow Moisturising Cream for Rs632. This cream is ideal to treat dull, dry, dehydrated skin. Helps rehydrate, improve and soften skin texture also slows down the visible signs of aging, protects the skin from the drying effect of sun exposure & enhancing the natural beauty of the skin.Available at Nykaa.com

Splurge: Mac Strobe Cream – for Rs2,497. It gives you a lighter skin tone in addition to a hydrated skin.  It has green tea to energies your skin completely. Available at amazon.com

In the Night

Save: Jovees Avocao Revitalizing Night Cream for Rs 195. It rebuilds damaged skin, leaving it healthier and supple. Available at all leading beauty stores.

Splurge: Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Night Cream – Rs3,499. It is an age defying night cream that works intensively on skin repair. The skin feels light and glowing after regular use. Available at ebay.com.

For Normal Skin

In the morning

Save: Oriflame B/S Pure Nature & Nectarine Face Cream for Rs379. It is a hydrating light weight smooth textured cream that works like magic on the skin.  It has a sweet fragrance. Available at oriflame.com

Splurge: Mac Studio Moisture Cream for Rs2,000. A super-rich creamy moisturizer boosted with skin-nourishing extracts including passion fruit, spinach leaf, green tea, algae, wheat germ and coconut. Moistens, feeds, firms and protects the skin. Promotes a healthy radiance.  Diminishes the appearance of fine lines.

In the Night

Save: The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream for Rs300. A Non sticky, non oily, 98 percent organic cream that works well for sensitive skin too.

Splurge: Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator (Price on Request). This shimmery balm won the Allure Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award for helping skin cells regenerate. The blend of serum, cream, and wax is a little heavy on the wax—great for filling wrinkles, less great for oily skin. Description in two words – Luxuriously exotic. Available at selective YSL outlets.

14 thoughts on “Moisturizers to buy – Winter Checklist

  1. VLCC Wheat Night Cream & Fab India Vitamin E Skin Hydrating Cream dese 2 brnds team fr my oily skin as they both absorb the oil produced quickly amd won’t let my skin be oily.

  2. I’d wish to add MAC to my wishlist for obvious reasons. It is a very promising brand and uses natural ingredients. It inhibits oily shine while moisturizing the skin, which is a key factor I always look for in winter creams.

  3. I’d really like to use MAC ‘s strobe cream which would be perfect for my sensitive skin. Plus, I have a little money to splurge and I know that I can never go wrong with MAC. It would hydrate my skin pretty well and give my skin tone a boost. 🙂

  4. Hey 🙂 I would love to own the Mac Studio Moisture Cream. I think it would be a good way to pamper my skin this Christmas. So I would definitely add it to my wishlist !

  5. Hello, I would like to add Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel to my wishlist, because I have used almost used the brands like TBS, VLCC, FABINDIA, ORIFLAME, JOVEES, etc etc.. So it would be really good if I go for something that news and different.

    Though I know the fact that the price is too much on the higher side, but being a oily skinned person I feel this brand will do something really good to my skin !! I am tired of this oily finish…

    This product being a gel one can do wonders to my oily skin, So its in my wishlist !!! 🙂
    Thank you for writing a article on winter essentials. 🙂

  6. Hello, I would like to add Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel to my wishlist, because I have used almost all the brands like TBS, VLCC, FABINDIA, ORIFLAME, JOVEES, etc etc.. So it would be really good if I go for something that’s new and different.

    Though I know the fact that the price is too much on the higher side, but being a oily skinned person I feel this brand will do something really good to my skin !! I am tired of this oily finish… So I’ll save some money and afford it someday soon!

    This product being a gel one can do wonders to my oily skin, So its in my wishlist !!! 🙂
    Thank you for writing such a nice article on winter essentials. 🙂

  7. Mac strobe cream because it givesme soft and hydrated skin and it also have green tea extracts which makes skin look more beautiful.
    #ChristmasCarnival

  8. I want to add Mac Studio Moisture Cream to my wishlist because its rich and creamy which makes the skin feel smooth .It keeps the skin hydrated and nourished for almost the entire day which is very important during winters.

  9. I wish to have Fab India Vitamin E hydrating cream..I woild love to try it.I like to use this on my oily skin n see the results.

  10. ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour Cream Intensive Daily Moisturizer For Face SPF15…coz I hv heard that it would do wonders on my soon-to-be bridal skin 😀 😀 .. It would hydrate to ensure mah skin stays healthy all thru mah prep to become the hottest bride of 2015 😉

  11. love ur winter essential list…. mine is soooo dry…. im gonna try out oriflame essential day out and Mirenese Mini Power Lift Treatment night Cream …. thank u for listing out the saving winter creams for me… Love the idea..

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