As we say goodbye to the season of sweat, it’s time to put aside oil-fighting cleansers, toners, moisturisers and treatments in favour of hydration-boosting products. The biggest battle in winter versus summer is skin becoming dry and losing its radiance, so you want to think about switching products.
Just like you don’t wear the same clothing in January as you do in July, you don’t want to use the same products either.
Keep your skin glowing all winter long with these moisture loving super hydrators must haves.
Moisture Surge Serums
Skin Ceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel Moisture Enhancing Gel contains hyaluronic acid and healing vitamin B5 and it’s wonderful! It simply works by replenishing nutrients the skin needs to feel smooth and appear younger. This oil free super hydrator combines vitamin B5 with hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural hydrator, to help bind moisture to the skin.
Darphin Hydraskin Intensive Moisturising Serum restores a healthy-looking radiance to the skin and guards against dehydration. This is a staple in my winter skincare routine simply because of its ability to instantly re-hydrate the skin leaving it supple, soft and radiant. The serum intensively re-hydrates, instantly soothes and relieves feelings of tightness, and best of all, it gives you a gorgeous glow.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is formulated with Elderberry, sweet almond, coconut, and jojoba seed oils, and shea butter (cleansing and moisturising ingredients). Not only does it works brilliantly to dissolve make up and dirt from your skin, but also smoothes and hydrates, thanks to its nourishing blend of precious starflower, elderberry and optimega oils, along with rose and mimosa waxes leaving you with a glowing complexion.
The yellow gel has an oily, salvelike texture that melts into skin and then forms a milky lather; it has a calming herbal scent and comes with a soft cotton washcloth. You first massage it into dry skin, then add some water and continue massaging, and finally wipe it away with the hot cloth.
This luxurious balm is a personal favourite, it really softens the skin, instantly giving it a smoother, more radiant finish—no harsh exfoliation needed, because with a little bit of massaging, a gentle cleansing balm will loosen up dead skin, and the hot cloth will remove that dead skin without being abrasive.
Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil is an omega-rich cleansing oil that removes impurities and even waterproof makeup while maintaining natural moisture levels for radiant skin. It gorgeous product contains a blend of nourishing oils and protective extracts that effectively cleanse skin while maintaining its natural moisture levels. Skin is left feeling soft and supple and looking healthy and glowing, even in the winter months.
Darphin’s Hydrating Kiwi Mask helps to relieve the feeling of tightness associated with dryness. This intensive hydrating mask provides a blanket of comforting moisture for dry, parched thirsty skin. Within minutes, skin is quenched, hydrated and refreshed with renewed radiance and a remarkably soft, dewy, youthful look and feel. Absolutely perfect for the winter months when the skin is prone to dryness and lack of radiance.
Mario Badescu’s Haluronic Eye Cream helps lock in the skin’s own natural moisture thanks to it’s hyaluronic acid content. This absorbent, medium weight cream is perfect for use day or night thanks to its aloe based formula which ensures it’s suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.
Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream as the name suggests, is a moisturising cream that retexturises and smooths skin’s surface whilst replenishing hydration. This product drenches the skin in nutrient-rich moisture and transforms the look and feel of your complexion. This is an antioxidant-rich emollient formulation that soothes and restores moisture with extracts of mallow, cucumber and arnica, lecithin and aloe vera, retexturises skin with silk amino acids and fights free radical damage with grape seed extract and vitamins A, C and E. It’s a winter “Glow Getter”!
Hydration On The Go
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater is a face spray that rapidly replenishes skin’s moisture levels, restoring balance, hydration, softening, and soothing. It’s the ultimate pick-me-up!
Formulated simply with fragrant herbal extracts and rosewater for a pleasant, pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Spray over your day and night creams for a boost of hydration or use it to set make-up or spray on dry hair throughout the day. This must-have face spray is the perfect way to keep your skin hydrated during the day. It has earned a permanent place in my handbag.
Radiant and gorgeous cold-weather skin sis all yours this winter!