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My Winter Skincare Essentials

December 19, 2014

It may be the most wonderful time of the year if you’re in a festive frame of mind, but for your skin however, it can be the most hazardous.

Cold winds, bitter blizzards and central heating are not a skins best friend. In fact, for me, winter summons a determined dedication to my skincare regime to ensure it stays hydrated and bright for the season’s festivities. My skin tends to be dry throughout the year so in cold conditions I use a richer mosituriser, and right now I couldn’t be happier with the results from the products I’m currently using.

For links to product pages please click on the titles. Scroll down to see which product is my Winter Hero Product this season!

The Lancer Method

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These products are the creation of Dr. Lancer – a board certified dermatologist with over 30 years experience in the field and currently Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian’s brand of choice (click here for article). Dr. Lancer is a practicing dermatologist based in Beverly Hills, California but thankfully his remarkable products are available in the UK too. I love the whole range, the polish particularly is one of my all time favourite products, it’s fine granules give my skin a great glow and allows moisturiser to penetrate deeper into my skin.

Medik8

Medik8_Hydr8_B5_Serum_30ml_1364985244This prestigious  brand is developed by scientists resulting in the highest lab-quality products. The hydrating gel-serum Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is lightweight and easily absorbed providing the perfect base layer. It also contains rich moisture-enhancing Hyaluronic Acid to produce rapid and significant improvements in the general condition and feel of the skin. I notice my skin feels super soft as a result. This product is also an effective water-retainer and quenches my skin, providing superior skin hydration.

Urban RetreatScreen shot 2014-12-19 at 2.33.59 PMUrban Retreat has recently launched this winter range and THE Elixir is my Winter Hero product this season. It’s rich in Omega 3 and fatty acids and the lightweight oil feeds the deep layers of the skin. I apply it over my serum and moisturiser which seals in all the goodness and hydration. I also used it on a recent flight to and from Antigua and it kept my skin hydrated throughout. Love love love it!

Dermalogica

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This product line is free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts (including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances) and has been alive and kicking for 25 years, sold only where professional consultation and professional treatments are performed by professional skin therapists.  I absolutely adore the refreshing antioxidant hydramist that creates a hydrating, antioxidant shield over my skin helping to reduce fine dryness lines and seal in moisturier. It’s the perfect refresher which I use on top of serums and moisurisers. I take it with me when I travel and also when I’m in the sun – spraying it over my face throughout the day to prevent dryness.

Origins

517046Origins “is powered by nature and proven by science” so its tagline goes. The brand’s potent plants produce great results – all organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils. The Modern Friction instant brightening pads are the best quick fix exfoliator I’ve ever used. I swear by them when I need to brighten my skin and get rid off the dead dull cells that sit on the surface of my skin. The pads also allow my moisturiser to penetrate further and never fail to give me an instant glow.

Kielhs

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Kielhs products contain a selection of many naturally derived ingredients and minimal preservatives to ensure the greatest benefit to your skin. This oil-free gentle overnight peel is so effective – I always notice the difference in the morning when I’ve used it the night before. The peel helps exfoliate away dead surface skin cells and other impurities as well as helping to reduce the overall appearance of pores, leaving texture softer, more even, and visibly more vibrant after first use.

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