When the temperatures plummet, our skin can cop quite the beating. Don’t hide away until the sun returns – balance, nourish and boost your dermal layers to a whole new level by investing in these 5 winter-approved skincare formulas.
Because skin tends to get drier in the wintertime, opt for something a little creamier like MV Skincare Gentle Cream Cleanser. It feels like cashmere and envelopes the skin in soothing comfort, imparting a luxuriously aromatic scent as it gets to work at washing away makeup and impurities with wholesome organic ingredients. The formula is free from all the ‘nasties’ including petrochemicals and synthetic parabens which sweetens the deal.
The Winter chill can induce dry, flaky skin so get in the routine of exfoliating at least twice a week to keep the complexion petal-soft and flake-free. Try the all-natural Morihata Binchotan Sponge which is made with pure vegetable fibres and ultra fine Binchotan charcoal powder to help gently slough away dead skin cells and balance natural PH levels. Run lots of warm water through the puff, wet skin with warm water and gently massage the skin with the puff using circular motions. Finish by rinsing with warm water to reveal a radiant glow.
Tata pulled out all the stops when she created the Hydrating Floral Essence, a lightweight, oil-free moisturising mist to thoroughly hydrate, refresh and improve the appearance of your skin during the colder temps. A mix of Hyaluronic Acid, Gotu Kola and Jasmine and Tangerine Hydrosols help continually draw moisturise into the skin and supports hydration where it matters most. A daily spritz of this will keep you looking luminous.
Consider Pai Skincare’s Rosehip BioRegenerate Rapid Radiance Mask your new go-to for fixing winter skin! Omega-rich Rosehip fruit and seed extracts revitalise dry and dull skin while other essential beauty superfoods and herbs give your dermal layers everything they need for the season.
Vered Organic Botanicals’ Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment will rev up tired, worn out peepers in a flash. Therapeutically speaking, the scent is totally uplifting, and that’s just what it’ll do for the delicate area around your eyes. Organic, ethically sourced fennel, lavender and rose absolute in a base of pure rose hip oil, primrose oil, carrot seed oil, pumpkin seed oil and vitamin E make it the perfect way to nourish and treat lacklustre skin.
Up your skin’s hydration levels even more over the coming months by incorporating a face serum into your night time routine. Apply it after cleansing, before you moisturise and give it a few minutes to sink in. Try Kypris Antioxidant Quench & Glow Dew which takes moisture and radiance levels to new heights. Three distinct forms of antioxidants and a host of nourishing botanicals fight signs of ageing, and gets the skin glowing right away. It also just so happens to smell fabulous!
With winter comes low humidity, which strips skin of its natural moisture, so switch up gel or lightweight moisturisers for something a little more creamier like Kahina Giving Beauty’s Night Cream. This soothing concentrate is one of the most power-packed available and uses two of nature’s most potent anti-ageing ingredients — argan oil and red wine grapes – to brighten, hydrate and restore. Consider it a natural cellular repair powerhouse.
Body moisturiser? Hair treatment? Teeth whitener? Cleanser? Yes! What winter beauty round-up would be complete without Cocovit’s Certified Organic Coconut Oil, the perfect way to reflect on warmer days and nights as you get through the Winter frost. Slather on this nourishing all-natural wonder after a shower for deep, healing moisture that won’t leave a heavy feeling on your skin. You can also use it to swipe away makeup, oil-pull for whiter teeth or apply to the tresses for a super nourishing hair repair concoction. Yep, this pantry staple is a surefire multi-tasking winner and you can even combine it with a little brown sugar to give your entire body the scrub of a lifetime.
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