Arctic winds, relentless rain and icy lawns. This winter has been particularly cold, and harsh on the skin! Rehydrate, revive and renew your skin with these must-buy products.

Eco-friendly instant tan

This far into winter, your natural summer glow is almost certainly long gone. Boutique beauty spa Miss Fox sells a range of Three Warriors tanning products, with no chemical nasties or iffy ingredients. Old pros will love the self tan mousse, but more hesitant self-tanners might prefer the gradual tan cream

100 per cent natural masks

Step inside the Grown Alchemist lab for the best Australian-made clean beauty products. Think organic ingredients, no toxins and 100 per cent cruelty free. Winter skincare must-buys include the deeply cleansing clay mask, an overnight sleep mask and a peptide-rich pomegranate gel treatment for sensitive skin.

The exterior of a minimalist beauty store with bricks and metal shelving.
Grown Alchemist

Best-selling Japanese hydrating essence

What is a skin essence? It’s not a cleanser, a toner, or a moisturiser. It’s all three…kind of. Layered on freshly washed skin, after toner but before other serums, this MUJI essence helps lock in hydration for a plump, dewy look. Opt for sensitive skin formulas, ultra-moisturising essence lotion, or try a toner essence hybrid. 

The ultimate dry skin layering products

Global sensation Aesop’s dry skin series is more than just a pretty brown glass aesthetic. This collection of masks, serums, face oils and cleansers are ideal for damaged, flaky skin. Start with the cream cleanser, let the chamomile mask calm redness, spritz with rose petal spray and layer on antioxidant serums.

Rows of brown Aesop bottles on shelves at a beauty shop

Holy grail SPF 50+ sunscreen

Cruelty-free, sulphate-free and alcohol-free. This lightweight, non-greasy SPF is an un-dupeuble fave and eternal best-seller from Mecca. Designed with makeup wearers in mind, the matte (but non-drying!) finish won’t pill or slide underneath foundation. 

Multi-purpose vegan body oil

Featuring a blend of calming ingredients, the tansy cocoon body oil by Bopo is a multi-purpose skincare sensation. The mixture of rare Moroccan essential oils with sweet almond, lavender, mandarin and patchouli is a natural skincare dream. Shop the range at QVWC Shop.

Bottles of oil in a skincare shop.
QVWC Shop!

All-in-one skincare sets for men

If you’re more of a set and forget kinda guy, Men’s Biz has made skincare extra simple for you. The range of all-in-one kits cater to dry skin, oily skin and combo skin, with special grooming kits for bearded fellows. We recommend the super simple Triumph and Disaster duo for when you’re on the go.

Luxury silk pillowcase

Banish morning creases and puffy eyes forever with a chic silk pillowcase from Heritage at Myer. The 100 per cent silk material is gentle on skin and hair, so winter frizz will never be your problem again. Pop an overnight hair mask on and let your new bedding do its thing. The silk will help your hair retain moisture and prevent breakages.

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