With Winter fast approaching, it’s more important than ever to make sure your skin stays moisturised and hydrated. Winter is the time for dry, flaky and cracking skin to become an even bigger issue. Skin Care can be expensive but it doesn’t always need to break the bank to be effective. I’ve gathered five products, all for under €10. Here is a list of affordable moisturisers to help fight against that harsh, cold weather.

  1. CeraVe Daily Moisturising Lotion

 First up we have CeraVe, a brand which is growing hugely popular among skincare lovers. This product in particular is aimed at those with normal to dry skin. The moisturising lotion contains ceramides, which helps maintain the skin’s natural barrier. It has other ingredients perfect for hydrating the skin such as hyaluronic acid. This product was also accepted by the National Eczema Association.

This product retails for around €8 and is available from most pharmacies in store and online.

  1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Neutrogena brand this product as their best selling, award winning formula. This quick absorbing product contains hyaluronic acid, which attracts hydration to the skin’s surface and locks it in. This moisturiser is specifically targeted for people with dry skin. As it is an oil free moisturiser, it works well alone or is perfect to use under makeup as a primer.

This product also retails for around €7.50 and can be purchased from most pharmacies nationwide.

  1. The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA

Another popular, affordable skincare brand is The Ordinary. They have so many popular products, one of them being the Natural Moisturising Factors + HA,  (NMF). NMF are elements that keep the outer layer of your skin protected, which is perfect for that cold winter air. This product contains 11 amino acids, which contribute to immediate hydration.

This product retails for around €6 and is widely available online and in some pharmacies.

  1. Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

It’s important to look after your whole body all year round, but especially as the Winter months creep in. This fast absorbing body lotion will keep your skin soft and hydrated. This lightweight lotion is fragrance free. It contains naturally active Colloidal Oatmeal, which is Aveeno’s signature ingredient.

This product retails for around €9 and is available online and from most stores.

  1. Dr Paw Paw Original Balm

While staying moisturised this Winter, it’s important not to forget about your lips. The pain of chapped, cracked lips is fun for nobody. This multi use product can be used on your lips, skin and hair. This product can also be bought in tinted shades for lips and cheeks to help you feel a little more glam while keeping hydrated.

This product retails at around €4 for a 10ml bottle. It is widely available online and in pharmacies.

Author: Tara McGahan

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