Winter beauty essentials

Winter Beauty Essentials

It’s official. Winter is here. The clocks have gone back and the temperature is starting to drop. And with the darker and cooler evenings comes the inevitable drier skin and cracked lips. And while we may not be in the deepest throes of winter just yet, if you’re anything like me then you might want to start prepping for winter right now. So if you’re looking for products to keep you in top form and feeling your best, then here are my picks of the winter beauty essentials you need in your life.

Temple Spa Body Truffle £60

I couldn’t have a winter beauty essentials post without including a body butter. And this one from Temple Spa is just pure luxury in a jar! With cutting edge ingredients this body butter gives your skin a lovely glow, softens any flaws and heightens your skin lustre. It also leaves your skin feeling firmer, soother and boosts the collagen in your skin. Meaning your tired, dull or dry skin is transformed into radiant skin.

Souper Duper Zesty Lemon Handcream £6 

While this brand is new to me, their handcream is one of my current favourites at the moment. I recently went to their launch event and was blown away by their products. And since then this handcream hasn’t left my handbag. It’s packed full of amazing ingredients including Shea Butter, Macadamia Oil and Aloe Vera and as you might imagine, smells amazing! It softens, soothes and moisturises my hands without leaving them feeling sticky or tacky.

Deborah Mitchell Youthful Moisturiser £19

This is one of my favourite hydrating moisturisers to use at this time of year. It helps to open up pores and black heads and helps to balance the oils meaning my skin is less oily – which is always a good thing! Although the formula is lightweight, it’s super hydrating and feels incredibly luxurious on the skin.

Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil £56.20

Since this launched in September, I’ve been using it non stop and that’ll continue now we’re in winter. It’s a really light facial oil that strengthens and restores the skin’s natural protective barrier. And if that isn’t enough, it also helps to shield against any environmental stressors, smooths any visible lines and works to lock in moisture. The result is lovely dewy skin that is a great base for makeup.

Janjira Regenerating Night Cream £26

Just like my day creams at this time of year, my night creams also need to be incredibly hydrating. Going from hot to cool weather really dries my skin out but this night cream from Janjira really helps to add the moisture back into my skin. It’s also incredibly light and non-greasy. It brightens, exfoliates, protects and targets dark spots. Plus the added Vitamin C and B3 leaves a clearer, smoother and more luminous complexion. What more do you want from your night cream?

Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask £14 

I love nothing more than using a mask to brighten up my skin and this one from Vichy is lovely. Like all Vichy products, this masks has been formulated with their Mineralizing Thermal Water. The water contains 15 beneficial volcanic minerals which help to soothe and enhance your skin. It just make your skin look like your skin, but better. Unlike other clay masks I’ve tried, this one is lighter in texture and colour. It’s formulated with two types of white clay that’s been mixed with the Vichy Mineralising Thermal Water to give it the lighter formula. And it’s incredibly kind on the skin!

Prevasore £6.95

So the final product in my winter beauty essentials post is this little lip therapy from Prevasore. Using this on a daily basis just helps to keep your lips looking and feeling healthy. The unique formula is designed to increase moisture retention which helps to keep your lips feeling soft, protected from the elements and most importantly cold sore free.

What are your winter beauty essentials?



  1. October 31, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    Has to be my Weleda Skin Food. Keeps the skin so hydrated. Been needing it a lot more lately x

  2. October 31, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    I think I’m good with my skincare resime but need to get better with body. Like the sound of body butter 🙂

  3. October 31, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    A good hand cream is a must for me as my hands get terribly dry.

  4. October 31, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Oh that hand cream and body truffle sound amazing, I totally need to give both a try!

  5. November 1, 2016 / 6:58 am

    The body truffle from Temple Spa sounds absolutely amazing! I go through tubes of hand cream all year round and I love the Soaper Duper one x

  6. November 1, 2016 / 7:34 am

    I feel like I’m constantly moisturising at the mo. Ah, winter!

  7. Dannii
    November 1, 2016 / 9:16 am

    A good hand cream is my essential for winter! My hands always get so cracked and dry.

  8. November 1, 2016 / 9:55 am

    The clay mask looks so good, i’ve just bought a glamglow one so I’m excited to give that a try x

  9. November 1, 2016 / 10:57 am

    I am loving the sound of the zesty hand cream. I really love hand cream and should use it more often! H x

  10. November 1, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    I keep hearing about the super Duper zesty hand cream and love the sound of it. One to add to my buy list.

  11. November 1, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Ooh the Vichy Mask sounds absolutely fantastic! I have lots of blackheads that I just cant get rid of! xxx

  12. November 1, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    oh wow these look amazing – I really need to start a proper skin care regime as my face is so dull and dry

  13. November 1, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    My winter essential is Clarins Jeunesse De Mains – it is always in my handbag

  14. nicol
    November 1, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    i just need a lot of moisturisers during winter. that body truffle looks uh mazing

  15. November 1, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    That body truffle sounds amazing! I am really struggling to find a good skincare regime at the moment sadly ;( x

  16. November 1, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    Love list of winter essentials, I always have some hand cream in my bag! 🙂

  17. Anosa
    November 2, 2016 / 7:41 am

    Some great products here, I absolutely hate cracked lips so I am always moisturing and even more so in winter months. At the moment I am loving neutrogena hydro boost cleaner and cream

  18. Hannah
    November 2, 2016 / 11:00 am

    I need to try these products, I am in need of new skincare for the winter x

  19. November 2, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    Nivea Facial moisturiser, Lush lipscrub and balm, and The Body Shop’s Hemp hand cream is what gets me through the winter months! Couldn’t do without it! xx

  20. francesca
    November 2, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    I really love Dermalogica so I’d be so interested in trying the replenish oil!!

  21. November 3, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    A hand cream is definitely an essential part of my winter beauty essentials, the one you’ve mentioned here sounds amazing! xx

  22. November 3, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I a quite liking, ok maybe more loving the Baie Botanique face cream at the moment not only is it very hydrating it also smells amazing!

  23. November 3, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    I need to treat myself to some new beauty products think I will buy myself some Christmas presents

  24. I totally agree with your thoughts concerning editing your blog posts, so I’m glad you’re not going to do that and just get on with writing whatever you want. I did like your book ‘review’ post because I felt like I knew you better after reading it. So I’m looking forward to your theme-less theme.

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