Saturday, 27 July 2013

The Winter Edit: Skincare

It's the middle of winter here in Australia so I've decided to compile and share with you my winter beauty essentials. Today's post is all about skincare but stay tuned for posts on nails and body care in the next few days.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm: If you haven't heard of this cleanser before, where have you been?! It reached cult status fairly quickly in the beauty world and for good reason. You can read my full review here, but basically it's a super nourishing, luxurious cleansing balm which leaves my skin feeling clean and super soft. Dry skin is a common problem in winter and I find that using a balmy cleanser helps to combat this.

Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask: I love a good face mask any time of the year and this one is another cult classic. It's full of chemical exfoliants which help renew skin and reveal a healthy, radiant layer.  It's great for sprucing up dull winter skin.

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Fruit and Seed Oil Blend: I've been using this oil for quite some time now and it has really worked a treat for my skin. Rosehip is pretty well known for it's healing properties, particularly with scaring. I talk about exactly what is does in this post, so have a read if you're interested. During winter I think using an oil is important to stop any dryness and also to keep a radiant, glowing complexion.

La Roche-Posay Nutric Intense Riche: I posted about this a little while ago and how I was using it as an eye cream. Recently I've been using this as an all over night time moisturiser too. I only need a tiny amount and massage it into my skin after the Pai oil. I haven't found it to be too heavy for my oily skin and haven't experienced any break outs. Even oily skin can be dehydrated and in need of a moisture boost!

Nuxe Reve De Miel: So this isn't technically skin care, but you do use it on your face so I thought I'd include it in this post. I have dry lips all year round, but especially in winter. I use this little pot of French goodness every night and wake up with nice, smooth lips every morning. It's pretty pricey, but a little goes a really long way. It's very thick so I wouldn't recommend for day time. I like to massage it into my lips in small circular motions right before bed.

What are your winter essentials? Or if you're on the other side of the world, what products have you been loving for summer?



  1. Fantastic post! I'm hating on winter at the moment. That Pai oil blend sounds incredible... *adds to wish list*


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  3. I am really interested in trying the La Roche-Posay Nutric Intense Riche - my skin is so dehydrated this winter! I am currently loving the Antipodes Manuka Honey Mask - divine!

    Mel xxx

    1. I've heard so many good things about that mask, I think I may have to make a purchase! x

  4. I'm here in the Dominican Republic-- so I pretty much keep the same skincare routine all year long! I'm super interested in the Pai oil blend-- I'll have to add it to my very long shopping list! x

    Debbie |

    1. It's amazing, I'd highly recommend! x

  5. Lovely products!
    I will take a look on some La Roche-Posay products, I've heard so many good things (:

    1. The ones I've tried have worked really well x

  6. Yey~ another beauty blogger whos experienced the many great results of French skincare products!~
    I've just currently opened up an online French skincare boutique where I have all the cult favorites and many more from French skincare products, especially those that are still hard to buy outside of France.
    I would love to let you try samples, or if you do purchase anything, a free gift will be included!~ If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!


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