Although the winter season is merely a figment of my imagination where I live, my dry skin starts protesting with even the slightest drop in temperature. So my quest for hydration, nourishment and repair without the unwanted oily or greasy aftermath is constant and never-ending.
Growing up, I would always reach for the prettiest, most colourful products when it came to skincare. But now that I understand my skin better, my purchases have become ingredient-driven. Be it for those pesky little breakouts or cracked heels, my go-to solution for every skin concern is to turn to the pharmacy. After spending years in the skincare aisle at these stores, I’ve curated a list of 8 skincare products that don’t break the bank and are easily available at the local pharmacy.
From sunscreens and lip balms to creams and treatments, here’s everything you need to invest in this winter:
CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion With Sunscreen
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The most sought-after dermatological brand in the USA, CeraVe, recently launched in India and their Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen has already found a following. It is a lightweight, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic formula that moisturises the skin while offering a broad spectrum SPF of 30.
Nipcare is a lanoline-based cream that is very versatile. It works as an effective lip balm and nighttime mask due to its thick, moisturising properties. Its non-toxic, hypoallergenic nature makes it perfect to use for various skin concerns like dryness and itchiness. So if you can get past its smell, it can be a great addition to your winter skincare routine.
Emodel Cleansing Lotion
Emodel Cleansing Lotion serves as an emollient, addressing dry, itchy skin by creating an oily layer that locks in moisture. It is formulated with humectants to hydrate the skin while cleansing. This makes sure that you’re not stripping the face of its natural oils while washing your face.
Lipidz Cream is a deeply nourishing and moisturising cream that contains hyaluronic acid for hydration, ceramides to prevent moisture loss, squalene to protect the skin barrier and lecithin with antioxidant properties that aim at reducing pigmentation. It is suitable for all skin types, from dry and flaky to sensitive and oily, and is perfect for the cold winter months.
Photon Hydra Sunscreen Fluid Cream
Just because it’s the winter season, we can’t skip on our sunscreen. Photon Hydra 360 Sunscreen Fluid Cream, enriched with phospholipids, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, provides a lightweight, non-greasy, matte finish while delivering hydration and protection against UVA and UVB rays. Additionally, it is water and sweat-resistant, paraben-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.
Nmfe lip care
Speaking of sunscreen, here’s an SPF lip balm recommendation you must try. Nmfe Lip Care is enriched with aloe vera, shea butter and almond oil that shield the lips from dryness and provides instant hydration. It also contains vitamin E that is a known antioxidant which helps in controlling the damage due to sun exposure.
If you’re looking for a one-pot solution for dry and cracked heels, look no further than this ultra-moisturising cream. Moisturex contains urea, lactic acid and propylene glycol that work together to manage rough, scaly skin by removing dead cells. So apply a thick layer of this onto clean feet and put on those cosy socks to get the softest feet his winter.
Zitcare-S Gel contains Salicylic Acid which effectively reduces acne, redness and blemishes by exfoliating the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties help in removing warts, calluses and skin imperfections while refreshing and promoting healthy skin. Because it has only 1% PHA, it doesn’t irritate the skin and is a very gentle gel to include in your winter skincare routines.