Stop winter dryness in its tracks by switching to more emollient, hydrating products - and make sure you're never caught without them. Here are the five essentials so your skin survives the season.

1. Eve Lom cleanser, $68, mecca.com.au


What you need in your winter beauty bag 

This cult status cleanser melts away make-up and oil build-up thanks to a divine blend of clove, hops and eucalyptus oils, Egyptian chamomile and cocoa butter. The creamy consistency conditions skin as it cleanses, leaving it soft and ready to soak up your skincare. A must for winter that's suitable for all skin types.

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2. Sisley Sisleÿa Essential Skincare lotion, $180, davidjones.com.au

What you need in your winter beauty bag

Feel like your serum/moisturiser combo just isn't working hard enough in winter? The new Sisleÿa Essential Skincare lotion, released last week, has been designed to come to your rescue. Applied morning and night straight after cleansing, this luxe lotion acts as a shield against the elements while smoothing, toning and plumping the skin and preparing it to receive your other treatment products. 

3. Ultra MD Bio-Repair moisturiser, $95, ultramd.com.au

What you need in your winter beauty bag

Winter calls for a more hydrating moisturiser and the newest addition to the Ultra MD range delivers. Designed to restore moisture levels in acutely dry skin, it contains a potent blend of ingredients that support the skin's lipid barrier function. It's also recommended post-procedure to aid skin recovery.

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4. Jurlique Limited Edition Precious Rose hand cream, $75, jurlique.com.au

What you need in your winter beauty bag

Jurlique have got creamy-but-not-greasy, fragrant-but-not-overpowering hand creams down to a fine art, and this limited edition version, created to celebrate the brand's 30th anniversary, is no exception. It's made using concentrated extracts of the Alchemist roses grown on Jurlique's Adelaide Hills farm and smells utterly divine - you'll just have to wait until July 6 to get your hands on it.

5. Chanel Sublimage Essential Regenerating masque, $285, shop.davidjones.com.au

What you need in your winter beauty bag

Apply this velvety anti-ageing masque up to three times a week to promote a hydrated, plump and radiant complexion all winter long. The luxurious cream goes on like a dream and nourishes skin in as little as 10 minutes.  

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