Winter Skin Saviours


Taking care of your skin can be particularly tricky in the winter, especially when you have dry, sensitive skin like I do. The cold air tends to dry it out even more, causing irritation, which in turn can lead to breakouts or just dull, dehydrated skin. Thankfully, I managed to find the right balance and skincare to help me get through the winter time as smoothly as possible. And because sharing is caring, I thought I'd let you in on my new-found skincare favourites and why I love them so much :







ROSE STEM CELL BIO-REPAIR CLEANSING GEL



Cleansers are something I never really thought about until fairly recently. My previous one seemed to do the job and that was enough for me - or at least I thought it was until I tried this Rose Stem Cell cleansing gel, from Peter Thomas Roth. This doesn't only thoroughly cleanse my skin, it also leaves it feeling plump and not stripped of all its natural oils. Win!







SNAIL MUCIN POWER ESSENCE


If you're put off by the idea of using snail mucin on your face, don't be. It has been a key ingredient in Korean skincare for years and can do wonders for your skin. This particular essence is extremely soothing and hydrating, while still helping with scaring and discoloration. The texture is a bit thick and well... slimy (sorry!) but don't worry, the product sinks into the skin very quickly, especially if you use a toner beforehand.















ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL OIL


A facial oil is something I like to use at night, before my usual moisturiser and eye cream (if you're wondering, I am currently using my sister's friend's own skincare line, DermaGenie.) Rosehip oil is especially great at keeping your skin moisturised and supple, while also reducing the appearance of fine lines. It is also a lot lighter than most other facial oils I've tried, which means it can easily be worn during the day when the temperatures drop. I love this one from Grown Alchemist, but I'm curious to see how the pure rosehip oil I just ordered from The Ordinary compares to it, especially since it is only £9 for 30ml.










HYDRALURON MOISTURE BOOSTING MASKS


Ever since Michelle introduced me to sheet masks, I have been hooked. They're fun, easy to use and work extremely well when my skin needs a little boost. These ones from Indeed Labs are especially great to use in the winter since they contain 3D hyaluronic acid, a powerful enzyme which helps hydrate and replenish your skin from the inside out. They are also a lot easier to find in the UK than the likes of Dr Jart's Vital Hydra Solution or LaNeige's Water Bank Soothing Gel Mask.











RENAISSANCE MASK


My skin also tends to lose its luminosity and become a bit dull, in the winter. Keeping it hydrated and exfoliating regularly is a great way  to fight this, but if that's not enough, I always turn to the Oskia Renaissance mask to make my skin brighter and tighter. It's definitely not cheap, but a little goes a very long way and it is worth every penny. As a matter of fact, I'm still using the one I got in my advent calendar.









CACTUS FLOWER & TIBETAN GINSENG FACE MIST


Despite using all this, my skin can sometime need a little help throughout the day so I like to keep a hydrating face mist on hand. I'm currently using this one from Kiehl's, which is great since it contains a lot less alcohol than most face mists.  Indeed, alcohol can really dry out your skin so make sure yours doesn't contain too much of it or it might do more harm than good. 










Of course, there isn't a one-size-fits-all when it comes to skincare, but I hope this was somewhat useful to some of you who might also suffer from extremely dry and dehydrated skin in the winter.

What are your favourite products to use in the winter months?

- Elodie x
  1. Wow! These all look fantastic. I'll have to try them out, if I can get my hands on them. Good skin care in the winter is so important!

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    1. It really is! All of them should be pretty easy to get hold of too! x

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  2. I'm just glad winter is over - my skin was NOT happy at all

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    1. Neither was mine until I found those products - just sayin'... 😏 x

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  3. I have such dry skin I'll have to try out some of these products as I've yet to find something that works for my skin

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    1. Honestly, my skin is also very dry and I found that the only thing that works is layering. I can't recommend that essence enough though! x

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  4. These are great products. I would like to try that snail mucin out

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    1. It seriously works so well if you can get over the consistency! And it's pretty cheap too! x

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  5. I do love a good sheet mask and these hydrating versions sounds perfect for my thirsty winter skin !

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    1. They're just so fun, aren't they? x

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  6. My skin has been awfully dry recently! I should probably try out a couple of these. I have the hydraluron gel, so would love to try the sheet masks too.

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  7. I've tried a couple of these and they are favourites of mine. May have to try a few of the others now xo

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    1. YAY! Please, let me know what you think when you do! x

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  8. I'll add these to my 'winter essentials' list ! Thanks 😍

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  9. Cactus flower and Tibetan ginseng mist sounds almost magical!

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  10. the snail products seem to be everywhere at the moment, the new korean face masks I think. I'm pretty basic when it comes to skincare, I love the body shop chamomile cleanser and effecter duo for redness.

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    1. I keep hearing amazing things about the chamomile cleanser from The Body Shop - maybe I need to give it a try myself! x

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  11. I've never heard of snail mucin before, I must say it sounds rather interesting. Winter is always very hard on my skin and staying on top of good skincare is a must for me.

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  12. I love the boosting masks, I've tried these ones before and they're really good. I'm always in need of hydrating things at this time of the year x

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    1. If you liked them, definitely try the LaNeige and Dr Jart+ ones! x

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  13. I really need a good skin care routine. My skin is horrendous! I'm being told so many different things though it's hard to know what to actually use. Still the though of the snail mucin makes me cringe ha

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    1. Haha! I thought the exact same thing until I tried it. It's so, so good - I don't even mind the weird consistency! x

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  14. Winter skin care can be so difficult, some of these definitely look worth a try :)

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  15. I really need some of these products. My skin is very dry and none of the products work for my skin. Hope these work out.

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    1. If you're super dry and are looking for a good moisturizer to layer, I know COSRX also does a Snail Mucin moisturizer which is supposed to help even more! x

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  16. I have normal skin, but can get dry more than oily skin. I have noticed it more this winter. Even my lips suffered! Nice to know how others adjust their routine. Keen to try the moisture boosting masks - seen them before x

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  17. Snail mucin?!? Woweee! Sounds interesting, we'll try not to be put off x

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    1. Don't be - it's seriously AMAZING! x

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  18. These sound great. My skin is oily but with really dry patches and its been really thristy this winder. I think some of these will really help me

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  19. The rose cleanser is something I would love to try I bet it smells amazing.

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    1. It does! I hear they have a face mask to match to... 😏 x

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  20. OOh so many amazing products. I do the Oskia Renaissance Mask, it is divine x

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  21. Great selection! I love to use so many of these as well, especially the Oskia Renaissance Mask x

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  22. These all sounds like amazing winter skincare products, I want to try the cactus flower face mist

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  23. Some very strange ingredients - I've never heard of snail mucin before! Very intriguing. Love the sound of the facial oil though - maybe i need to add that to my beauty routine

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    1. I think you do! 😏 x

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  24. some really great picks here, i suffer such dry skin and i'm super sensitive to anything perfumey. will be checking some of these out!

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    1. Glad I could help! If you're sensitive to perfume in skincare, maybe give the rose cleanser a miss though. x

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  25. I have a snail essence from my visit to Seoul and its amazing - definitely need to track a similar product down as it's nearly finished! x

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  26. I'm looking into that facial oil ASAP!!

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  27. Ooh some gorgeous bits here, I want to try those sheet masks! I love my Kiehls cream for winter!

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  28. I tend to use a lot more oily products in the cold months too. Great post.

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  29. Ooh I've not used any of these before but need all the help I can get with my skin at the moment. The moisture boosting masks look great! xo

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  30. I must admit that I have not heard of any of these brands. But the Peter Thomas Roth one sound really good

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  31. I've only just discovered Oskia but it's amaaazinge!

    My Sentimental Heart

    x

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  32. Definitely going to have a look out for some of these to add to my collection! You're the skincare queen!
    Sophie
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    A Story of a Girl

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  33. I don't really change my skincare in the winter, I just add a really nice thick moisturiser. I do however love the sound of some of these products xx

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  34. These sound great. My skin always plays up in the winter so may try some of these

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  35. My skin is quite dehydrated at the moment, so I am hoping some of these may work!

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