I am a bit of a skincare addict, so I don’t really need an excuse to chop and change my routine; yet, winter is the perfect time for everyone to change up their products. The weather is harsher and colder which has such an effect on your skin, that different products are needed. In the winter I prefer more nourishing, richer and balmier products to help fight dry, flaky and chapped skin.
Recently I have being loving using the Caudalie Makeup Removing Oil (£18.00) to take away the bulk of my eye makeup and prepare my skin for a proper cleanse. The light formula easily breaks down all my makeup before I use my Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm (£15.50)* to really cleanse my skin and add some much needed oils and moisture. I have being using this on dry skin before removing with a damp face cloth – once the balm interacts with water/damp it turns in to a lovely light milk, but leaves a very light oil like substance/feel on the skin. Since I cannot afford to repurchase my Eve Lom cleanser this has been a life saver. I follow my cleansing routine up twice a week with the Claudia Louch Mint Exfoliating Polish (£59.00)* which is sooooo nice. It’s a gentle fine polish that can be used twice a week as opposed to more abrasive exfoliators that are once a week. It contains apple, aloe vera, apricot oils and seaweed – and it smells divine. I have really noticed my dry patches on my forehead improving with use of this twice a week and that my skin has looked more even in tone, which is always a god send in the colder months.
For adding some moisture to my skin I have being using the amazing Bee Good Plump & Firm Moisturiser (£23.50)* on a morning followed by the Odylique Superfruit Concentrate Serum (£33.00)*. The Bee Good Plump & Firm has become one of my absolute favourites, especially when used alongside the Bee Good Cream Cleanser. I mean seriously, this brand can do no wrong in my eyes, even though I want them to as no one can be this perfect *shakes fist*. This contains hyaluronic acid that helps to lock in the moisture of the skin, and the extra moisture given via the honey and propolis.There is usually something you can pick fault with for a product or brand, but not this. I love everything from the travel friendly bottle, the scent, the lightness of the cream and the pump for easy application. More of this please Bee Good :) I found that the moisturiser and Odylique Superfruit Concentrate Serum work beautifully together; the 5 omega fatty acids and fruit oils really lock in moisture, hydrate the skin and make it glow.
Although the Claudia Louch Hydrating Mango Face Cream (£61.50)* isn’t intended as a night cream I think it works perfectly for one for me. I prefer a lighter night cream or an oil, so this is the dream; a light yet highly moisturising cream that smells beautiful and sinks in to the skin so easily. If I use this on a night it has more time to get to work on my skin as I am not then covering it with makeup, so the hyaluronic acid and 5 oils in there can really penetrate the skin.
My skin hasn’t reacted badly to any of these, and in fact is quite clear for a change – well, except for the odd spot from my new pill. TMI. Do you have any winter skin saviours?
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