Top 10: Winter Skin CareBy Kate Rooney
Bracing your skin for the colder months is something of an necessity. When it’s faced with excessive doses of mulled wine, sharp icy winds and dreaded indoor heating systems, it’s little surprise your entire complexion can have a total melt down.
Rescuing it however, is far more simple. We’ve lined up our winter skin care saviours to ensure optimum levels of hydration are maintained and the surface of your skin is smooth, even and deeply nourished.
Bright Eyes – Less concealer, more get up and go. Pop in the fridge for the ultimate cooling pick-me-up.
Verso’s Super Eye Serum – A light, fast absorbing serum with potent levels of Retinol 8 (a stabilised Vitamin A complex which is eight times more powerful than standard retinol).
Post-party, sleepy eyes call for Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks. Apply under the eye area for an instant brightening effect and intense moisture boost.
The Miracle Oil – If you make one addition to your winter skin care stash this month, make it this.
Rich in Omega 3 and 6, Sisley’s Black Rose Precious Face Oil is the epitomy of luxe hydration for the skin. Just a couple of droplets from this little bottle will transform your complexion overnight.
Polish, Refine, Sooth – From exfoliators to masks, these are the texture enhancers and the skin care game changers.
Sepai Nutritive+ Instant Mask – My go to pre-event quick fix. Delicate enough to be used daily, this is a mask suitable for all, with immediate beautifying results.
Exfoliating is not to be over looked, or underestimated. Diptyque’s Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay detoxifies and regenerates the skin without stripping it (thanks to fine marble powder). Leave on the skin for 10-15 minutes to use as a mask, gently massaging into the skin in circular motions. Multi-use beauty in it’s finest form.
Racinne Gentle Refining Scrub Mask – Clearing a dull, lacklustre complexion within one application. A brightening, rejuvenating result at an affordable price. A serious skin care winner.
Introducing one of my favourite beauty landings from 2014: Ren’s Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial. It’s fast. It’s easy. It smells unreal (of upmost importance) and impressively, it works. Never has a product banished the city-pollution-look I tend to sport after a a crazy week of hopping on and off tubes.
The Perfect 1,2,3, Base – Featuring the latest (and greatest) balm cleanser on the block.
By Terry Cellularose Nutri Pure Comforting Balm Cleanser – Another day, another balm cleanser. And By Terry’s offering, unsurprisingly, is a balm cleanser upgraded. A creamy, melts-into-the-skin formula which provides comfort and nourishment to even the most unhappy of skin types. This mild, delicately rose scented pick leaves the complexion revived, boosted and positively angelic.
Investing in your skin means investing in a super charged serum. Codage’s Fall In Love Serum is a seasonal formulation to help arm your skin for the harsh winter months ahead. An ingenious beauty blend of actives to aid an even skin tone that’s nourished, repaired and ready to face the elements of the coldest season to come.
Sarah Chapman Skin Skinesis Dynamic Defence – Restoring the skin’s natural moisture levels and providing daily protection (SPF 15 UVA & UVB) whilst repairing and smoothing the surface of the skin. A classic skin care staple packed with Vitamins A, C and omega-rich oils.