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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.