Winter Beauty Favourites

I often struggle in winter with my skin and hair as it gets dry and dull due to the cold, central heating and the wind. There are however a whole list of products that I turn to in the winter month that are my winter essentials. 
In this post I have included no makeup products and I apologise for the photos!

Skin
Liz Earle Face Mask*
I love Liz Earle all year round but I use their Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask and Brightening Mask all winter as a great pick me up.
Review here/available to buy here and here from £13.50


Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil*
Aimed at dehydrated skin and applied before your moisturiser at night this facial oil will make sure you wake up with lovely hydrated skin. A perfect little treat for your skin in the winter months.
Available to buy here and Clarins counters for £29.70

Oilatum
This is nothing new and I have previously blogged about it. I swear by this cream, it is inexpensive but leaves skin moisturised and really beautiful.
Review here//Available to buy here

Body
I would be lying if I said that I used a lot of body creams in winter as I feel no one really sees my body but keeping your skin looking nice in the winter will give it a better appearance when the summer finally comes around. My current two favourite at the moment are Kiehls Creme de Corpse* available here from £16 and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive moisturising Body Treatment* available here from £21.25, they are both very reach and offer very intensive moisture. If you are looking for something more inexpensive try the Good Things, The Body Shop or Soap & Glory Body Butter. Body oils are also great alternatives when I am feeling lazy I often reach for No7 Dry Body oil as it has a spray and is easy to apply. Bio Oil is also a good choice as it also helps tackle any scars and uneven skin tone but my favourite is Neom Organics Organic Body oil £30.

Hair 
Every day I use a hair oil on the ends of my hair after washing it, I love Moroccan Oil(Available here) and Loreal Mythic Oil*(Available here). I have also recently started using the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Liquid shine* which I also quite like. If you have thick hair I would recommend the Moroccan oil but for thinner hair the Mythic Oil is probably enough.

Hands 
Hands are always exposed to the cold weather and can end up quite sore of you don’t take care of them. Currently my favourite if the Di Palomo Fig & Grape*(Available here)  it smells Divine. DP London* (available here) also offers a beautifully rich hand cream which would look perfect on a bedside table or desk.If you are looking for a totally organic hand cream free of parabens, mineral oils the Estelle & Thild Ecorganic Hand cream is beautiful but if you want something less pricey I Love…* does a range of hand creams.

Lips
One of the things I struggle with the most in winter is chapped lips so I find it really important to have some good lip balms in your bag at all times. I have been using Carmex for years now inexpensive, easy to get hold of and does the trick but if you want something a little more special try Kiehl’s Lip Balm or the Elizabeth Arden Lip Protectant*. For night time I like Neutrogena Immediate Repair Lip Balm which also leaves my lips very smooth the next morning.

Bath
This does really make a huge difference to my skin, if any but it is the one product I love to use in a warm relaxing bath! With Organic Lavender, Marjoram and Geranium it is really my favourite bath product!
Available here for

Fake Tan 
It might seem like a bit of a waste to fake tan during winter but I think that having a light glow all year round really makes you look and feel great. If I am honest I do only tan my arms, chest, face and maybe the tops of my feet which although sounds ridiculous, it doesn’t make too much difference as I use Xen Tan Daily Self Tan* which is a light gradual tanner.
Available here

SuperBalm
Lastly my favourite all round superbalm is the Liz Earle Super Balm* which you can use on any very dry skin; lips, elbows or anywhere else.
Review here// Available here for £15.75

What do you reach for in the winter months?
Sabrina X
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16 Comments

  1. 6th January 2012 / 7:42 pm

    Nice list of products, I love the 8 hours balm, and the Kielh´s products, thanks for sharing and for your opinion!

  2. 6th January 2012 / 7:43 pm

    I literally swear by Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask. It is my skin saviour. I have crazy combination skin and it always feels soothed, plumped and hydrated afterwards!

    I am thinking of ordering some Moroccan oil, but I am a wee bit put off by the price tag…

  3. 6th January 2012 / 9:07 pm

    You can rely on Liz Earle for all skincare, each product is just amazing!

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

  4. 7th January 2012 / 1:04 am

    It's so dry here that I've taken to using plain baby oil as a shower gel or in the bath. It because it gets washed off, most of it's absorbed into the skin and to protect it. Love it!
    ~Lesley

  5. 7th January 2012 / 8:30 am

    Lovely post! Definitely going to take your advice and pick up the clarins oil… It sounds divine!
    I also suffer from chapped lips but nothing seems to cure them… Just patch them up! I'll invest in some carmex today and give it a go!
    Some great products you've got here, the Liz Earle stash is awesome! X x

  6. 7th January 2012 / 9:57 am

    I also find that Liz Earle products are great for winter. So nourishing!
    I also like Palmer's Lip Butter – very moisturizing, gives shine and smells of peppermint and chocolate 🙂

  7. 7th January 2012 / 10:25 am

    Great post, the Oilatum cream is something I really need to try.
    Where do you buy Neutrogena Immediate Repair Lip Balm, it sounds fab, but I didn't seem to see it on the boots site x

  8. 7th January 2012 / 1:35 pm

    Fantastic post, you've certainly given me some new items to add to my wishlist! x

  9. 7th January 2012 / 1:58 pm

    Im always tempted by the elizabeth arden products! So many products on my too buy list because of this post!

    http://zozeze.blogspot.com/xo

  10. 7th January 2012 / 6:10 pm

    I always reach for my trusted 8 hour cream in the horrible winter months, it really solves pretty much every skin woe.
    It just struck me reading your post that I've never ever used a body oil and now I really want to try one!

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  11. 7th January 2012 / 6:42 pm

    Lovely post!

    Ive never heard of Liz Earle before, will def. look into that brand as my skin is quite dry during winter time.

  12. 8th January 2012 / 7:32 pm

    All your products look amazing!!! I may seek out LE since winter and I are not friends.

  13. 12th January 2012 / 6:08 pm

    I cannot say enough good things about Liz Earle products which I've been using for over ten years. And also the oilatum face cream is the only thing at the moment that leaves me with moisturised skin and doesn't break me out. Great post – I love hearing about other peoples favourite products and it's nice once in a while not to include make-up 🙂

  14. 23rd November 2012 / 2:41 pm

    Any hair product with moroccan argan oil in it wins my vote in the winter. In fact, in the summer too!

    In the winter the ends of my hair get really frizzy (all that horrible rain and wind!) and Moroccanoil smooths the frizz beautifully.

    And in the summer I get dry ends and Moroccanoil does the trick again. Love it!

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