Friday, 25 January 2013

Battling the Winds of Winter - Dry Skin Saviours

One of the worst thing about winter is that the cold can really ravish your skin. In the recent cold snap I've been struggling to keep my skin looking at its best. So I thought I'd do a post about the products that I've established to keep my skin moisturised.

winter moisturisers dry skin caudalie


Now I don't necessarily have mega sensitive skin, but as I often moisturise after I've shaved my legs in the shower I like to use something that's not too harsh on my skin. On occasion heavy scented moisturisers can cause irritation to my legs. My go to product is the E45 cream, it's designed to treat dry skin conditions so it's perfect for those winter months. The best thing about it is that it's so gentle, you can slather as much as you want on and it will absorb like a dream leaving your skin feeling as soft as a baby's bottom. The other product I find myself reaching for is Astra Llight and Creamy*, this is designed for sensitive skin and contains soothing Aloe Vera. The greatest thing about this product is that it has a light scent of Aloe Vera, this gives it the edge over the E45 cream which is unscented. You can buy E45 cream at shops like boots and the astral light and creamy is available here for £3.59


I received the Yon Ka Pamplemousse moisturiser in a Joliebox quite a while ago now. At first I was disappointed as there were two available and I received the one which was wrong for my skin type. I  have very oily skin, however there was a mix up with the boxes and I received the one for dry skin. Nonetheless I tested It out and it has turned out to be a blessing. It's too heavy for me in the summer but in the winter it's perfect.  Despite the think formula it absorbs like a dream and I've found myself putting this on every evening before bed, and voila I wake up with perfectly smooth skin. Pamplemousse is French for grapefruit and this gives it its lovely scent, and 90% of its ingredients are from natural origin, which I'm finding increasingly important at the moment. This product is available here for £35.00 which is very expensive, however you can definitely feel the quality. It's made me really want to try the one for oily skin in the summer.

Hands and Lips

I recently took advantage of the feel unique sale and purchased a Caudalίe set for hands and lips. I thought they'd be perfect for carrying around in my handbag during the winter months. The hand cream is really thick but absorbs instantly. It has a silky smooth consistency and feels really nourishing without leaving your hands feeling greasy. The only thing I don’t like is the smell, I'm not sure what it is, I think it's meant to be grape but I'm not the biggest fan. Although the great quality and handy size of the product wins me over. In the set was also a lip balm, it says it's for sensitive skin and it does feel amazing on my lips. A good lip balm is essential in winter and I think I've found mine, I'm constantly slathering it onto my lips and it's made such a difference. It has a very light vanilla scent which is very pleasant. You can buy it here for £6.40.

So there you have it, my winter skin saviours. I don't know about you but I just cannot wait for spring now. The snow has turned to an icy death trap and the Christmas is so far away. I've already fallen over on the ice and although nothing was hurt but my dignity I cannot wait to see pavement again outside my house. For now I'll just have to brave the winds of winter and dream of spring.

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1 comment:

  1. all these sound so good! i get really dry skin in the winter

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