Tuesday, 22 January 2013

My Winter Skincare Saviours

I thought with this cold weather, it would be the perfect time to talk about my winter skincare essentials. My skin goes through a pretty rough time throughout the winter and i have to ensure it’s taken care of, otherwise it’s just a mess!

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm £34 

This cleansing balm* has been one of my favourite products to use at the end of the day. I love the smell of it and the balm feels nourishing and moisturising on my skin.  It turns into an emulsion when mixed with water and the feeling of the hot cloth on your face is just perfect end to a busy day!

Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer £35

This is my day to day moisturizer. It keeps my skin soft, hydrated and most importantly protected. It has an SPF 20 and absorbs well into my skin. I have seen such an improvement since using this and my skin appears much more even and clarified.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

This cream has saved my skin on so many occasions! It feels a tad bit greasy to apply (on my skin anyway) but absorbs in straight away. It gets rid of any flakiness and put the hydration back into your skin. It also doubles up as makeup remover, it is super gentle to use around the eyes.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Radiance Capsules £15

These capsules are bursting with vitamin c, smoothing out your skin and giving it a natural glow. They smell like oranges and have a silky, velvety feeling when you have applied it. It doesn’t give a lot of moisture, so i tend to use it under a night cream for added benefits.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair £44

One of my favourite skin products! This is a Holy Grail product for me and i wake up with super soft, supple skin.  This is amazing to use in the winter, as it is a moisture magnet and helps protect and defend the skin.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye £37

My one and only eye cream! You wouldn’t think this light weight eye cream would make such a difference but believe me it does! Helps combat dry, tired, puffy eyes!

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

Perfect for dry, chapped skin and lips! This is my go to product when my skin is super dry but still oily! Weird i know! Most of my face is quite oily, but my nose is oily and flaky at the same time. Before i go to bed, i put some of the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream onto my nose and when i wake up, all the flakiness is gone!

Origins Clear Improvement Mask £20

During the winter months, my face goes through a breakouts fiesta. The origins charcoal mask is fab to use after a bath or shower and the charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out any impurities. Love this stuff!

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream £18.50 

One of my winter skin saviours has to be the L’Occitane hand cream! It’s thick, nourishing, and moisturising! This is everything that you need for your winter hands.

What are your winter skin essentials?


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  1. I love the photos of the products in the snow! Interesting post

  2. Ooh the embryolisse looks like a great product for my dry and flaky skin!

  3. I have a skin condition call keratosis pilaris so I have to use lotion year round however I also get awful awful winter skin. I found that cera vae lotion worked really well to treat my skin condition and winter skin. I has a unique scent so I usually apply it at night (it doesn't smell bad. Just hard to describe) and for my face I use Neutrogena day cream which is SPF 15 and their night cream which counters over night drying.

  4. I definetely need to purchase the embryolisse moisturizer .. I have combination skim but it is becoming so dry and nothing seems to work. Did u know that they have a fluid moisturizer for oily skin?