17 January 2016

My Winter Skincare Saviours

With winter comes dull, dry and irritable skin. I thought I'd show you the products I'm currently using to help keep my skin as happy as possible during these colder months.
Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, £22/30ml
This rosehip oil is basically a miracle cure-all; I use it to give my facial skin a moisture boost, on irritated skin to soothe it and on my chapped, dry hands to heal and hydrate them. 
Neal's Yard Remedies Soothing Starflower Daily Moisture, £25/100ml
This facial moisturiser is great for my sensitive skin and helps keep my skin moisturised all day long. Adding a drop or two of the rosehip oil will prolong the effects and creates a smoother base for applying make-up.
Olivado Extra Virgin Avocado Oil, £4.50/250ml
This is a fairly recent purchase of mine (I bought this just before Christmas), brought to my attention by Kate over at Wild Organic Beauty. I use this as a facial cleanser and it's great at removing make-up, plus it is very hydrating and nourishing for my skin. It is a very gentle oil and it's recommended for use on blemish-prone skin. I must admit, since using it regularly, I'm certain my skin has been a little clearer! I have also used this on the ends of my hair before washing, to keep them moisturised for longer.
FoM London Age Defying Hand Scrub, £?/50g
It appears this hand scrub is unavailable to purchase separately now, but I love it! It instantly smooths dry, chapped hands and it smells incredible. Upon contact with water, the scrub turns milky and you rinse it off, leaving behind soft hands.
Butter London Handbag Holiday Cuticle Oil, £13/17ml
I know this doesn't contain the best of ingredients, but I will look for a more natural alternative in the future. This smells like a tropical paradise, helps to keep my cuticles moisturised and improves the overall condition of the surrounding skin.
Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream, £6.95/75ml
When I bought this, I overlooked the ingredient lanolin, which I'd rather not use, so I won't be repurchasing this product in future. However, this thick cream really helps to soothe irritated skin and a little goes a long way.
Badger Sleep Balm, £4.99/21g
Applying a little of this balm to any dry areas will instantly hydrate and soothe them, helping to heal the skin. It's also nice to rub into temples before going to sleep to help relax you.
Hurraw! Night Treatment Moon Lip Balm, £4.50/4.3g
I received this for Christmas and I am in love. The delicately sweet, warming vanilla scent is heavenly and the formula is exceptional, as are the natural, vegan-friendly ingredients. This soothes, hydrates and heals dry lips. I can't help but use this during the day as well as overnight!
Barefoot SOS Face & Body Rescue Cream, £10.50/50ml
If you suffer from irritating skin conditions, you should try this rescue cream. I really like the subtle scent and it's very moisturising and slowly helps to heal broken skin. I use this solely on my hands.
Balmology Calendula & Chamomile Comfort Balm, £22/50g
I like to use this thick balm on any dry skin and in particular, my hands. It is really nourishing and calming and a has a pleasant, subtle scent. It soothes irritated skin and a little goes a long way.
Lavera Winter Glory Cream Oil Body Balm, £13.90 (Limited Edition, currently unavailable)
This creamy body balm has a lovely lightweight formula which is absorbed quickly, leaving you with soft and moisturised skin. I love the brazil nut and maple syrup scent!

What are your winter skincare saviours?


  1. Yay for the avocado oil! Lovely choice of products. xx

    1. Thanks, Kate. I'm loving the avocado oil! Currently looking for new products containing avocado as my skin seems to love it. xxx

  2. Hi emma! The rose hip oil seems like the dream! Do you find that you need a lot of product for it to work?

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    1. Hi, Bea! It's such a great product and a little goes such a long way - this bottle is lasting forever, so it's really great value for money! :) xxx

  3. Love the sound of the Neal's Yard Remedies Soothing Starflower Daily Moisture :-) I'm actually going to a Neals Yard even next week, so I'll make sure I keep this on my list! The Hurraw lip balm sounds amazing too! My skin's really been hit hard with the cold weather we've had so I've loved reading this post :-)

    1. The NYR moisturiser is really soothing and great for these colder months. Ooh, have a great time at the event! I adore the scent of the lip balm, it's so good! Thanks for stopping by, Claire. :) xxx

  4. Looks like a lovely selection of products! I really must try a Hurraw! lip balm soon. :) x

    1. Thanks, Emily! Yes, I highly recommend the Hurraw! lip balms. xxx


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