Skin experiencing flare-ups or feeling dry and irritated by the cold weather? Or perhaps it's more sensitive during or after pregnancy? Calm sensitivity, redness and inject a much-needed hydration boost with these skin savers.
Decleor Aromessence Rose D’Orient Super Serum (£44, decleor.co.uk)
Just a couple of drops underneath your regular skincare will sink straight in, calm irritation and soften skin. The 100% natural scent is also addictive.
The next best thing to lying down with cold spoons on your eyes, the ceramic-tipped applicator is cooling, soothing and de-puffing, plus the tinted cream brightens dark circles.
Weleda Calendolon Ointment (£6.75, weleda.co.uk)
The ultimate all-round skin saver ointment. We love it for soothing areas of skin irritation, eczema, burns, cracked nipples and even wounds (once healed and dried) to speed healing. Keep a tube with you at all times for skin emergencies!
Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque (£34.50, dermalogica.co.uk)
Brilliantly soothing on sun-parched skin, or for injecting life and hydration back into skin, this vitamin-loaded mask transforms skin in 10-15 minutes.
This cushiony, omega oil-rich cleansing balm whips off make-up and dirt, whilst leaving skin calm, clean and plump. Apply to dry skin before using the damp muslin cloth provided to wipe everything off.
Red, reactive, sensitive skin will love this soothing, softening mask. Apply the milky-white cream last thing at night after cleansing, wipe away any excess after 10-15 minutes and skin feels plump and rested by morning. It doesn’t feel sticky or heavy like some cream masks too.
HealGel Intensive (£37.50, healgel.co.uk)
The ultimate skin saving, SOS gel. Apply this fast-absorbing gel to burns, cuts, grazes and even irritated skin and it will sinks straight in and fast track healing.
It also firms and plumps and regenerates the skin, so brilliant on stretch marks, old scars and UV damaged skin.
Until recently, this natural, homeopathic, calendula-based ointment could only be found in French pharmacies. Hurrah for its arrival in the UK, as it soothes all kinds of irritation – from insect bites, eczema, chapped lips, grazes and even super-dry skin. A little goes a long way.
The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day Cream (from £4, thebodyshop.co.uk)
A simple, every day moisturiser for reactive skin or for times of stress or flare ups. Feels cooling on skin and never greasy, so great for most skin types.