My Winter Skincare Guide

Winter Skincare Additions

Winter Skincare Additions

As the seasons pass I love switching up my skincare routine to keep giving my skin just what it needs. I have been noticing a change in the temperature this past week and there is a chill in the air (which I am secretly excited about) so I have started to look out a few products that will add into my Winter Skincare routine to help my skin adjust to the dryer air & crisper temperatures.

When the temperature drops and we start to put on the central heating I notice such a change in my skin, it gets more dehydrated, irritated and can look more dull so I like to make sure I keep my skin nourished and hydrated. I don’t switch up all my products, there is no need too but there are a few that I swear by during the colder months.

I use a serum all year round but I do have a one that I keep specifically for Winter and that’s the Origins Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Face Serum. I love the whole Mega Mushroom range and have used it for years, the reason I like it more for the colder months is because its extremely hydrating, great at soothing redness and keeping the skin looking radiant. This serum has quite a few ingredients which are good for protecting the skin from the effects of Winter,

This potent serum is fortified with omega-rich Sea Buckthorn plus skin-repairing Reishi, irritant-soothing Chaga and Cordyceps mushrooms – long used in Chinese medicine to heal, promote longevity and improve health. Used faithfully, skin is transformed from reactive to resilient and from stressed to soothed to reveal a healthier, more radiant appearance..

A key part of any skincare regime is your moisturiser and I will be using the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+* this Winter, its such an Iconic product and I have used it a few times over the years. It has been reformulated recently and this new formula feels even more lightweight than before, which makes it a great lightweight moisturiser and it wears very well under makeup. There is no SPF or specific anti ageing benefits but it is a product that never breaks me out or irritates my skin and it gives a good amount of hydration without being greasy. It is 100% fragrance free, so thats really good if you have sensitive skin. Let me know if you have any Clinique makeup or skincare recommendations, I really want to try a few more products from this brand.

Winter Skincare Guide

One thing I often forget to do in the Winter is use a body scrub, I know we’re not walking about with bare legs during the cold snap but its still important we keep our skin looking and feeling smooth and radiant. Scrubs are also a great way to get the blood flowing on a chilly Winter morning and I’ve fallen in love with the Prismologie Red Hour Foaming Body Scrub*. This has an uplifting Cedarwood scent which is invigorating and the scent  is so luxurious. The scrub isn’t abrasive but it will leave your skin feeling incredibly soft, hydrated and by removing the build up of dead skin cells it helps your skin look radiant and healthy. This is a huge bottle which means it will last months so I’m hoping this will see me through the colder months & I really like the bright red packaging its quite festive looking which is perfect for using over Winter. One thing I know for sure is my legs will be Christmas Party ready after using this Scrub!

Oh & if you have time a body oil is a great way to lock in moisture after a shower and it keeps your skin extra soft.

We all know how bad the cold weather is for our lips, I find my lips really suffer. They always dry out and get chapped over the colder months and over the years I’ve tried so many lip products to combat this but the NUXE Reve de Miel Honey Lip Balm is the best I’ve ever tried. It has quite a unique rich formula, I think of it more of a lip treatment and apply it twice a day, once in the morning and again in the evening. Its quite thick (but not greasy) so I don’t use it throughout the day but I have to say after applying it in the morning my lips feel nourished and protected for hours so you really don’t need to apply it like a lip balm. Its the perfect treatment to apply at night before you go to bed after a long day exposed to the dry cold Winter elements & it repairs your lips overnight leaving them looking and feeling soft and smooth. This pot has lasted me so long & I have looked it out now the weather is a little colder and it sits on my nightstand to remind me to apply it.

A face mist is an easy way of combating the effects of air conditioning & central heating, I always have one on my desk at work and I’m currently using the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist. This is a very refreshing face mist and I spritz it so often throughout the day. I love how it stops my skin from drying out and the rose scent is very uplifting and calming. A few spritz of this leaves my skin feeling soft, soothed and hydrated. You can spritz it on top of your makeup without unsettling it and it just keeps your skin nourished and feeling fresh. I’m spritzing it as I type!

My updated winter skincare routine

I like to use a face oil more often during the Winer and this new Merumaya Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil* is ideal for that and the exciting thing about this oil is that its not exclusively for your face it has a multitude of uses. It can be used on dry hands, heels, face, body hair, scalp lashes and brows. I have heard people say they even mix a few drops in with their moisturiser too. This is going to help in so many ways to nourish your skin and to keep it looking radiant. It will also combat the effects Winter has on your face, hair and body, Its extremely hydrating and nourishing because there are so many incredible ingredients included in this oil,

It contains Kahai Oil which has even more benefits than Argan Oil, 50% more Vitamin E and twice as much Linoleic (Essential Fatty Acids). It also has 3 times more anti-ageing Retinol than rosehip oil (traditionally used to combat scars and healing the skin). It also contains Oat, Grapeseed and Jojoba Oils, this exclusive formula provides moisture, elasticity, a reduction in lines, soothes, brightens and nourishes the skin. Squalane which helps prevent moisture loss whilst restoring skins suppleness. So quite the power house of ingredients. I am excited to see the results of prolonged use and I will be putting its multi functional benefits to good use.

A must for your handbag during the Winter is a good hand cream & for me this nspa Intensive Anti Ageing Hand Cream is ideal. It is a thicker formula which will be perfect for nourishing my hands when they’re cold and keeping them from drying out. I also like that this has SPF15 which means my hands will be protected during those chilly sunny days. I find my hands dry out so badly and I always like to have a hand cream with me in my handbag.

These are just a few products I plan on using as it starts to get colder, let me know what products you like to switch up when Winter comes & what you do different to combat the effects the cold weather has on your skin

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Radical Hand and Nail Multi – Repair Créme

New Release from Radical

Radical Hand and Nail Cream

Radical Skincare is an anti ageing skincare line started by Liz and Rachel, the daughter of Dr. Richard F. Edlich MD.PHD, world renowned Professor of Plastic Surgery. They dedicated years of research to formulating advanced skincare products that protect and rejuvenate skin.

The key to the Radical Skincare line is their Patented Trylacel Technology which maintains the potency of active ingredients by up to 300% by combining Multiple Antioxidants, Anti Ageing Active Ingredients and soothing Ingredients which enable maximum benefits and quick results.

I tried some samples from their range a couple of years ago & was very impressed with them so was excited to give their new Hand and Nail Cream a try.

Radical Skincare

Radical Hand and Nail Multi – Repair Créme* 75ml

This cream has so many high-performance active ingredients, much like all Radical products, so I will list some of the wonderful ingredients

‘Hyaluronic Acid: Recreates the hydrolipid film of the skin, which boosts its barrier function protecting optimum hydration levels on the palm and back of hand.

The nutritional and antioxidant powers of the Radical TrylacelTM technology re-stimulate the synthesis of essential collagen and elastin fibres to improve skin firmness and elasticity and protect against free-radicals.

Hexylresorcinol visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots. Combined with raspberry extract, rich in ellagic acid, this ingredient is known to regulate melanin synthesis and therefore help to prevent dark spots forming.

Myrrh extract supports the strength of the nails and condition cuticles, it was used by typists in the days of the first Remington typewriters to strengthen their nails. Natural Myrrh also calms micro wounds and irritations.

Rice extract absorbs excess secretions by the hands.’

So this cream is a powerhouse of anti ageing as well as giving your hands an all in one treatment. The cream is quite thick when you first apply it to your hands but its so easy to massage into the skin. It sinks into the skin within minutes leaving them feeling very soft, noticeably smoother and brighter and not at all greasy. You don’t have to wait ages for it to sink in and I found I didn’t have to reapply too much throughout the day, my hands stayed feeling nourished and soft for hours. I only tended to reapply after I washed my hands so you don’t have to use a lot of product throughout the day which is great!

New Release from Radical

I don’t think you can ever take a good hand cream for granted, our hands are really put through the ringer on a daily basis and as I am edging ever closer to 40 (3 years to go) I am really trying to look after my hands and keep the age spots and inevitable wrinkles to a minimum. I have really noticed a difference in how soft and healthy my hands look, I have been using this cream for over 2 months now & it has even helped reduce an age spot I had on the back of my right hand so that’s really pleased me.

The more I use this the more it’s protecting my hands and giving them the nourishment and hydration they need. I suffer from really dry skin on my hands all year round but this hand cream has been the best to date for combating my lizard skin.

This is a high-end skin care product but in this case, you get what you pay for, you don’t need to use a lot of product so there is no wastage. If you’re 35+ then I would highly recommend investing in this. I always have it with me, either on my desk or in my handbag and the results are visible so I’m completely smitten.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.