Whether your complexion is combination, oily or dryer than a dessert, there’s one step you shouldn’t skip if you want to beat winter skin – moisturiser! But if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve tried and tested the best chill-beating day creams so you don’t have to. Say hello to our top cold-weather picks…

Best for oily skin

If you’ve got oil-prone skin for formulas with oil-balancing ingredients to sort out the shine-factor. Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Moisturiser contains the perfect blend of sebum-regulating ingredients well as Zinc PCA, a natural antibiotic, to keep spots at bay.

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Best for dry skin

For dry skin that needs a boost, we just can’t get enough of Superdrug Vitamin E Radiance Cream. Not only does Vitamin E nourish skin but the multi-tasker contains light reflecting pigments for that lit-from-within look.

Vitamin E Superdrug Vitamin E Radiance Face Cream 50ml £2.99 Buy Now

Best for sensitive skin

If you’re the sensitive sort, you won’t want to weigh skin down with oils or thick formulas that can trigger irritation. Try Nivea Visage Oil Free Day Moisturising Day Cream - a lightweight, oil-free lotion that packs a hydrating punch, and contains ocean algae and rice extract to naturally balance skin.

Nivea NIVEA Oil Free Face Cream Moisturiser, 50ml £4.10 Buy Now

Best for combination skin

Shiny in some spots, dry and flaky in others, if, like us, your skin just can’t seem to make-up its mind, try L’Oreal Triple Active Combination Skin Hydrator. The triple-tasking day cream hydrates, smooths, softens and protects skin when temperature drops.

L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Paris Triple Active Combination Skin Hydrator 50ml £6.49 Buy Now

Best for older skin

Loaded with skin-smoothing actives, B.Nourished Day Cream is designed especially for mature skin types and includes SPF 25 to protect skin on those crisp, sunny winter days.

B. B. Nourished Day Cream 50ml £13.49 Buy Now