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Winter skin

Who says you have to pay over the odds for performance? Beauty editor Emma Robertson proves you can winter-proof your skin care regime on a budget with her edit of the best beauty products for £15 or less

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1. The anti-ageing skin miracle

Has the cold snap taken its toll on your complexion? Reach for Pure’s Super Grape Day Cream, £14 – an anti-ageing award-winner powered by the antioxidant-rich pulp leftover from M&S wine production that nourishes and protects skin.

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Pure Super Grape Day Cream

2. The caring cleanser

Get weather-beaten skin back on track with Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser, £10 – a 99 per cent natural cleanser that removes make-up without irritating or drying out your skin.

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Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser

3. The body smoother

You know those dry skin flare-ups that always get worse in winter? You need Ameliorate’s Skin Smoothing Shower Cream, £15, a soap-free, dermatologist-approved cleanser that will return skin to its former silky glory.

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Ameliorate Skin Smoothing Shower Cream

4. The complexion perfector

Winter light can suck the life out of your complexion, so all hail Bourjois’ 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream, £10, complete with a trio of pigments to counteract dark circles, dullness and redness in one easy step.

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Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream SPF15

5. The dandruff buster

A dry, flaky scalp is one of the top winter-skin problems no one talks about. Thankfully, Philip Kingsley’s Flaky/Itchy Scalp Toner, £8.50, is clear, odourless and provides instant relief, so you can deal with seasonal dandruff woes.

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Philip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp Toner

6. The 30-second glow getter

Winner of Best Facial Scrub in Cosmopolitan’s 2015 Beauty Lab Awards, Formula’s Radiant Cleanse Thermal Exfoliating Polish, £9.50, feels so luxurious that we wish it took longer than 30 seconds to work.

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Formula Radiant Cleanse Thermal Exfoliating Polish

7. The supercharged body butter

Enriched with three of nature’s mightiest moisturisers (shea butter, coconut and argan oils), Nature’s Ingredients’ Body Butter, £7, is all you need to avoid harbouring parched dry skin under your layers this winter.

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Nature’s Ingredients Argan Oil Body Butter

8. The SOS hand cream

Finally – a seriously hydrating hand cream that doesn’t make everything slip through your fingers. Get to grips with L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream, £8, in this handy travel size – perfect for an emergency fix.

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L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

9. The parched lip saviour

With no oil glands to protect lips from drying out, a good balm is the only way to weather-proof your pout. We recommend Cowshed’s Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm, £6, packed with lip-loving pure plant extracts.

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Cowshed Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm

10. The instant eye brightener

Staring dark circles in the face? Reach for Formula’s Perfect Radiance Illuminating Eye Cream, £9.50. Infused with brightening vitamin C and skin-smoothing hyaluronic acid, it’s beauty sleep in a tube.

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Formula Perfect Radiance Illuminating Eye Cream


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Photographer: Katie Hammond


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