Top 5 Moisturisers for Dry Skin

Winter tends to take a toll on everyone’s skin making it dry & withered. And if neglected it can lead to flaking, hyperpigmentation, itching & cracking. In the long run it can also cause wrinkles and premature aging.

I’m always on the look out for the perfect formula that can fight dryness & keep the skin looking healthy even in bleak times. Here, I’ve rounded up few of my favourites in no particular order.

CeraVe Moisturising Cream

A heavy duty moisturiser with hyaluronic acid & ceramides that restore the skin’s natural barrier to protect from dryness & irritation, it does more than just moisturise. It is also recommended by dermatologists for extreme dryness & eczema.

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Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

The perfect moisturiser for daytime as well as night time, it glides on smoothly to revive dull & dry skin. It also doubles as a hydrating primer under makeup.

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Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

It is a gel based formula that’s instantly absorbed into the skin for a matte finish. Perfect for anyone looking for a grease free alternative to their regular moisturiser.

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Nivea Soft

This quick absorbing cream feels light on the skin and the pocket. Enriched with vitamin E, it’s suitable for all skin types.

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Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

This fragrance free gel-cream is perfect for sensitive skin that needs a boost of moisture to leave a healthy glow.

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My Skincare Routine

Skincare is an often neglected element of our lives. It seems like we are always hard pressed for time though we are quick to whine when the weather takes a toll on our skin.

The secret behind great skin is nothing but a solid skincare routine that’s carefully formulated based on your skin type. Being consistent is key as much as a healthy diet is.

Each skin is different and needs to be tended to in a different way. Here are a few staples that have stood by my combination skin through thick and thin.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

On days that I feel my skin needs hydration I find myself reaching for the Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion, which gently cleanses without stripping natural oils away from the skin.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Khadi Natural Rose Water

Rose water acts as a natural toner for the skin which helps balance our skin’s pH levels. It soothes the skin without drying it out.

Khadi Natural Rose Water Skin Toner

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo

The Effaclar Duo is a gel cream that delivers the perfect amount of moisture when you aren’t looking to pile on the grease on humid days. It effectively reduces acne and claims to lighten blemishes.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL

Originating in the La Roche Posay thermal spring that’s known for it’s skin care properties in France, all of their products are Paraben and Fragrance free. They are tested for sensitive skin as well.

The Anthelios XL sunscreen lotion with an SPF of 50 feels does a successful job of protecting the skin from sunburns even over extended periods of time.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water

Bioderma, the pioneers in micellar water have simplified our lives by helping us wipe the day off in one clean swipe. It also acts as a toner (sans the harsh alcohol) and mild moisturiser.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water

Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser

Neutrogena has been a life saver to purge pollutants from the skin leaving it fresh and squeaky clean.

This step of double cleansing ensures that the pores are prepped to soak in the good stuff.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser

Keihl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

This facial oil not only does wonders for the skin but comes in a lavender fragrance as a bonus, which is proven to relax our senses and promote better sleep.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Clinique Moisture Surge

For days that my skin feels extra thirsty I slather this intense moisturiser, which it drinks up quickly without appearing greasy.

Clinique Moisture Surge

Laneige lip sleeping mask

Parched lips are definitely one of my pet peeves. This incredible lip mask mends chapped lips and plumps them with by locking in moisture.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (Berry)

Clinique Pep Start

Exfoliating once or twice a week based on your skin type is a crucial step in any skin care routine to scrub away dead skin and avoid clogged pores.

Clinique Pep-Start 2-In-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

Lush The Kiss LipScrub

This scrub doesn’t just buff away dead skin with the tiny sugar granules but also hydrates the lips with a dose of moisture.

Lush Lip Scrub

GlamGlow Flashmud Brightening Treatment

A trailblazer for face masks, Glamglow has definitely taken the world in a storm. This face mask can be applied once or twice a week to reveal brighter skin.

Glamglow Flashmud Brightening Treatment Glam To Go


How Not To Be a Hot Mess

Yes! Wedding season has officially begun. If your mailboxes, overflowing with invites isn’t proof enough look around and you’ll see love in the air. Speaking of which reminds me of the humidity that lingers in the air. It sure can turn any event into a horror show with messy hair & patchy makeup.

But of course every problem has a solution. Here are a few simple steps that you can incorporate and you are good to go!

1. Primer


First things first. Priming the skin before you go in with other products not only fills in pores and imperfections but also provides a texture that make products stick to the skin better.

L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

2. Colour Correctors

Refrain from piling on a ton of products. Patience and a light hand goes a long way. Build up on the coverage a little at a time so as to avoid caking on too much. Heaping on foundation and concealer in an attempt to conceal discolouration can make the area look ashy and start creasing in no time. A dab of colour corrector can cancel out the discolouration before going over with the foundation and concealer.

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD – Orange

3. Waterproof Products


It goes without saying that waterproof products will stay put longer even in the instance of profuse sweating.

Chambor Infinite Lash Lengthening Waterproof Mascara

4. Setting Powder

A light dusting of powder after the application of the cream based products will make them set in place without budging.

Makeup Revolution Luxury Powder

5. Liquid Matte Lipstick

Liquid Matte Lipstick

Liquid lipsticks that dry matte have proven to last longer than regular lipsticks. Exfoliating and moisturising the lips before application is crucial to avoid being mistaken for prunes.

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte – Bombshell

6. Makeup Setting/Extender Spray

Setting spray

This step is essential to meld in the layers and to transform the chalkiness of the powder to a satiny finish. It also creates an invisible film on the skin that extends the longevity of makeup.

Makeup Revolution Fixing Spray

7. Blotting Paper

Blotting Paper

People with oily skin may need this in their handbags at all times. Powdered blotting papers work wonders in absorbing excess sebum without disturbing makeup.

Sephora Oil Blotting Papers




Yayyy!! We’re turning one! And what better way to celebrate than with a round up of a few favourites.

Here, we have a mixed bag of products I’ve been obsessing over lately.

1. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector


For that subtle glow that puts your face on the spotlight. It’s ultra fine texture does not show as specks of glitter when applied. It is the holy grail that we have all been looking for, for that perfect dewy look without appearing slick & oily. This shade in CHAMPAGNE POP is perfect for Olive / Indian skin tones.

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector

2. Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick


Huda’s formulation of liquid matte lipsticks are comparatively less sticky & are giving competitors a run for their money. They are extremely pigmented with a very smooth application. A little goes a long way. This shade in GOSSIP GIRL is a pretty pink, the epitome of summer.

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick

3. Sephora Collection Super Smoothing Lip Butter

Sephora’s in house lip butters are the perfect solution to chapped lips. They are perfect for daytime use under your favourite lippie for added hydration.

Sephora Collection Super Smoothing Lip Butter

4. Keihl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate


Kiehl’s has always been known for its game changing products sans any harmful chemicals. And this natural elixir is nothing short of magic. Infused with lavender, which is known for it’s relaxing properties it works wonders on dull skin when used about thrice a week.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

5. Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick


This is a beautiful everyday lip colour that I have been using day in & day out. It’s moisturising formula is an added bonus.

Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick

6. Chanel Le Crayon Lèvres


Chanel’s range of precision lip definers are extremely long lasting with no tug during application. The blending brush on the other end is an added bonus. This shade in 55 blends perfectly with summer-y pink shades.

Chanel Le Crayon Lèvres No. 55 Fuschia

7. Carolina Herrera 212 VIP


A bold fragrance that makes an instant statement , it creates an explosion with exotic top notes and ripples down to a beautiful feminine scent as it ages on the skin. The metallic packaging adds to its appeal.

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP

8. Burt’s Bees Peach & Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub


The universal appeal of Burt’s Bees products is the fact that they are manufactured using naturally sourced ingredients. The peach and willow bark scrub has a slightly runny consistency that glides over the skin easily. The natural gritty texture is perfect for deep pore cleansing. The quantity is enough to last a couple of months when used once a week on dry skin.

Burt’s Bees Peach & Willow Bark Scrub

9. Broadchurch


Detective shows with interesting protagonists never fail to keep us on our toes. And this is exactly the series we had been waiting for! Back after three years with the third and final season, it had us hooked from day one.

Watch on Netflix

10. Godiva

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Now, how can I wrap up (pun intended) a favourites post without including chocolates? Beautifully sculpted with premium flavours they can perk up any dull day.

Godiva Dark Assorted Chocolates

And the most important of all would have to be the people who keep me going! You know who you are. 😀