It’s time to fatten up your skin routine

The drop in temperature is playing absolute havoc with my skin and I think that taking it back to basics with some ultra hydrating products is the way to go.

The drop in temperature is playing absolute havoc with my skin and I think that taking it back to basics with some ultra hydrating products is the way to go.

Central heating, warmer showers and wind is really making it difficult to keep the moisture in. Dry skin often means that the barrier is weakened resulting in more moisture loss and sore cracked skin.

Dry skin needs lipids and oils and richer textures, so topical oils and moisturisers are your new best friend.


Skin Good Fats Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturiser (Primary Pack €55/Refill €49) is your rich moisturiser and night cream, which locks in hydration, while reducing inflammation and irritation.

This ceramide barrier balm works by replenishing your skin’s essential fats, vitamins and goodness to bring equilibrium to your skin. Featuring skin-native lipid ceramide NP, shea butter glycerides and grapeseed oil, Skin Good Fats is packed with good fats and a clinically-proven, patented anti-irritation ingredient to stop those itches.

We know you’re not surprised that it’s filled with potent antioxidants too, such as niacinamide, vitamin B3 and vitamin E.

This moisturiser is healing, hydrating and anti-inflammatory with a buttery balm texture, making it ideal for those with sensitive or irritated skin, and those using acids or retinols. Found your skincare saviour?

Make sure you keep your primary pack and switch to buying a refill tube next time. This primary pack tube is your tube for life that’s made from resilient, ultra-durable materials.


The Olehenriksen Strength Franchise recently introduced a new barrier-boosting powerhouse, the HydraBarrier Nourishing Face Oil.

Seal in moisture and maximise your entire skincare routine with this transformative face oil featuring peptides and Scandinavian berry oils for softer, bouncier skin. The Nordic oil blend of nourishing cloudberry, lingonberry and elderberry oils form the moisturising base; three innovative oil-soluble peptides amplify the result, minimising fine lines and wrinkles and drastically smoothing skin for a fresher, more youthful look.

In Olehenriksen’s clinical skin-strengthening skincare, peptides lay the foundation for a stronger moisture barrier, the key to every skin concern. The secret to healthier-looking, more beautiful skin? HydraBarrier Nourishing Face Oil helps to form a protective barrier to avoid water loss and works to seal in hydration.

Peptides deliver more youthful-looking skin and boost other efficacious ingredient. Think skin-supporting ceramides and moisturising Scandinavian berry oils which deliver skin that’s demonstrated to bounce back better, stay firmer, look more youthful and glow stronger than ever before.

Dr Jart

I call Ectoin the potent protector. It’s a new hero ingredient that deeply moisturises and instantly relieves dry, tight, flaky skin. Ectoin binds to water in the skin to form an invisible, weightless shield – almost like a second-skin, protecting the skin barrier and preventing precious moisture from leaking out.

I like to think of it as a fleece for your skin and in 2023, it's set to become your new skincare must-have. Ceramidin Ectoin-Infused Cream by Dr Jart (€51) is the latest innovative product on the market.

So what makes it super? It’s powered by a potent blend of effective ingredients – Ectoin. The next big thing in skincare, Ectoin protects the skin barrier, preventing moisture loss.

Potent and powerful, it helps to prevent water loss, even in harsh climates. Ceramides like the mortar that seals the gaps between skin cells, Ceramides strengthen the skin barrier and deeply moisturise. And there are five kinds of them inside this formula including well-loved argan and shea.


Avène Tolerance Hydra-10 (€24) is made from a unique biomimetic formulation which replicates the skin, combining natural ingredients found in skin with a simulation of its protective structure.

Skin is hydrated without disrupting the microbiome, keeping it protected, calm and perfectly balanced. Rich in hyaluronic acid, it retains up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Its a patented formula with only 10 ingredients and has no preservatives or fragrance. It is suitable for adults, babies and children.