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Yep, it’s winter, and a seasonal klaxon is sounding loud for the world to sit up and take extra care of our skin. So, with moisture on the brain, here’s an open beauty letter to all who struggle with serious dehydration, with a few extra tricks fresh for 2017.

A range of hydrating beauty products from Hylamide, Alpha-H, BYBI, Indeed Laboratories and Vitamasque | ASOS Style Feed

Hi, hydration

On a scale from 1 to hydrated, my skin falls straight into the minus bracket and our icy mate, November, is giving me a timely reminder to up my moisturising routine. To get me back in the glow game, I carried out some serious, dryness-fuelled research and discovered that moisture aids come in more than just a bottle. Roll the products…
Essential Hydration Cream by Alpha-H | ASOS Style Feed

Dream cream

Let’s start with what we know best and trial a trusty moisturiser. Made by skincare pros, Alpha-H, this deep-dive cream tackles a multitude of skin problems, including our dehydrated case in point. First of all, you’re faced with a futuristic application trick (eyes up) and then a lightweight cream that smells like a Muji shopping trip. The results? A dreamy, post-cleanse step that will tackle low-level moisture needs without leaving your skin feeling clogged.


Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream, £35

Babe balm by BYBI | ASOS Style Feed

Target time

When I say balm, you say ‘lip’, right? Well, getting glossed-up in the name of hydration is now a thing for rest of your face, too. Introducing Babe Balm from BYBI (the name suits you already): this sweet salve is designed to heal your sore spots and, after regularly applying, helps eliminate the worst dry patches. Persevere with this one to get the best results.


BYBI Babe Balm, £18

Hylamide Hydra-Denisty Mist | ASOS Style Feed

Spray it

If you’re up for adding an extra step into your routine in the name of moisture, get into face mists. That’s right, slotting this fresh spray in between your cleaning and creaming steps preps your skin to fight off all that dryness. When using, give yourself a little distance while spraying the mist and be sure to leave it to settle before moving onto your moisturiser.


Hylamide Hydra-Density Mist, £15

Indeed Laboratories Hydration Booster | ASOS Style Feed

Super boost

You can’t deny the rise of skin serums this year and this baby bottle should be next on your hit list. Why? Because this smooth booster from Indeed Labs feels like milk for your face and delivers major levels of hydration from day one, that’s why. Apply straight to your face or mix with your day moisturiser.


Indeed Labs Hydration Booster, £16.99

Hydro-gel face mask by Vitamasque | ASOS Style Feed

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Mask it

I’m all about treating my face to 30 minutes of extra care but the real test comes with the post-mask moisture test. Enter Vitamasques' Hydro Face Mask. First, this two-part gel hydrator smothers your face in the most calming of ways and once removed (don’t forget to rub in that remaining moisture), leaves your cheeks super sweet. The hydration is still going the next day, proving that the promoted ingredient - Rose of Jericho - really is a winter skin saviour.


Vitamasques Hydro Face Mask, £7.99