Glass handpicks the ultimate hero products to see your skin through the cold snap



With the change in seasons comes a change in our skin – having to adjust to the biting cold, recovering from the sugar rush that is the festive season; interrupted sleep thanks to the bitterly cold mornings; the parching effects of central heating … need we go on?

Hence New Year’s resolutions shouldn’t just be about joining a gym and embarking on “dry January” (although both will work wonders for the skin) but also investing in some serious skincare ammo. Below are four of the best new products to keep your skin looking shipshape throughout the winter.

Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion
A hard-working serum is the lynchpin of any anti-ageing regime. And Murad products are a good place to start, having some serious scientific nous behind them. According to their research, we lose 1 per cent of collagen each year from the age of 20 (collagen is known as the “building blocks” of our skin – keeping it looking plump and healthy). Hence for their latest serum, they have broken down the collagen molecule into amino acids small enough to penetrate the skin to keep it healthy, hydrated and fine lines at bay. £65 at John Lewis

Murad rapid collagen infusion

Murad Rapid Collagan Infusion

Aesop Elemental Facial Barrier Cream
In this weather, one’s moisturiser should be the skincare equivalent of a knitted snood and mittens. Luckily Aesop have the situation in hand with their latest offering: this rich buttery (yet non-greasy) cream is delightful to slather on of a cold Janunary morning. It contains copper PCA and ginger root to soothe inflammation and bisabolol to condition and heal – and boasts a delightful herbaceous aroma to boot. £37 at

Aesop Elemental Facial Barrier

Aesop Elemental Facial Barrier

Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Polish
So many of us underestimate the importance of giving our face a good scrub and polish on a regular basis – it’s littered with dead skin cells which clog pores and cause spots and a dull complexion. This “super-scrub” from Exuviance is guaranteed to put your pores through their paces, exfoliating both mechanically with professional grade crystals, as well as chemically with glycol acid and papaya enzyme. It packs such a serious punch, you only need to use it once a month – the next best thing to getting a microdermabrasion facial. £56.96 at


Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion polish

Pommade Divine
We do love a multi-tasker here at Glass and this cure-all wonder balm – with anti-bacterial benzoin and antiseptic liquidambar – is no exception. It’s made from a recipe dating back over 200 years (apparently Queen Victoria was a fan) and uses 100 per cent natural ingredients. It can be used on chapped lips, dermatitis, rashes, sunburn and even spots. And with a base of shea butter, together with cinnamon and nutmeg, it feels – and smells – every bit as divine as the name suggests. £20 at Liberty

Pommade Divine

Pommade Divine

by Viola Levy

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