Moisturising foundations – the saviour for your skin this Winter

Winter skin saving foundations

Looking for a foundation that offers moisture and good coverage?

Birds have started twittering away in the trees, evenings are growing lighter and snowdrops are showing the first signs of life – could that mean that Springtime is in our midst? Well no actually – sadly, we still have two months left until the sun puts in a notable appearance, and with UK temperatures set to plummet to below zero this week (again), its time to prepare our skin for the battle.

Winter is a difficult time when it comes to choosing the right foundation. We are not all blessed with perfect skin, and during winter there are many of us who want considerably more coverage than a tinted moisturiser but find that heavy foundations suck out any existing moisture whilst worsening dry patches.

With this in mind, we have been scouting out a few good medium coverage foundations that still promise to keep the skin feeling full of moisture:

Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation £29

Bobbi Brown products always come with a hefty price tag but as the saying goes, ‘you get what you pay for’. This foundation is sitting pretty at the top of our selection – offering moisture and buildable coverage, as well as age reducing properties.

The Body Shop Moisture Foundation SPF15 £13

This is a lightweight formula that offers medium coverage great for retaining moisture. However, if you have combination skin and an oily T-Zone but dry cheeks then it is best to avoid using it on the areas of your face that are prone to oiliness

17 Sheer Moisture Foundation £4.99

This foundation is relatively lightweight but can be built up for heavier coverage. Best when applied over your daily moisturiser with a light dusting of setting powder on top to hold the foundation in place for longer.