Despite Winter being nearly over it's still very much evident in the weather, the sun has popped out a few times to say hello but the cold wind is still here to stay for a little while longer I suspect. Having said that my skin has been in need of some extra M.L.C 'Moisture Loving Care'.
For my face I've reached for the Trusted Clarins Santal Facial Oil, I normally use this in the evenings during the week but like to splash out and use it during the day at the weekends. It's 100% pure plant extracts Essential oils, Sandalwood, Cardamon and lavender work together to soothe, tone, comfort and help decongest skin which is dry and irritated- like mine is. The packaging is perfect, no wasting of product thanks to the pipette applicator. I normally apply 2 drops on the forehead and one each on the cheeks. With the added help of Hazelnut Oil to soften and reduce redness whilst keeping dryness and fine lines at bay. This is definitely one of those treatments everyone should have in their skincare routine.
The other skin saviour for the face is the Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief gel-Creme. I've used this as a primer and also as an extra layer of moisture, sometimes after following my normal skincare routine my skin still needs something more. I find this helps, the gel-creme formulation makes it light and not heavy on the skin. Think of it as adding an extra layer of clothing.
One of the newest skin saviours to join the pack is the L'Occitane 25% Shea Butter Ultra Rich Face Cream. Voted the best moisturiser dry skin- ELLE Beauty Awards 2012. This is hardcore hydration right there. 25% Pure Shea Butter, no surprisingly the texture is thick and very dreamy. This is perfect for anyone who suffers from dry-very dry skin, intensively nourishing and helps protect skin from dryness and environmental climate changes. As the texture is super thick and more like a creamy balm, you only need a small amount. It's best to apply a little on the finger tips and warm between hands to soften and melt the product and then pat/apply to the face. My skin can get a little oily/combination but I find that using this just on the cheeks is still ok. However at the moment my skin is dry and lapping up this dreamy cream!
The last two skin saviours are both multi-use products, these are both great for those dry areas on your body from head to toe. Dr.Lipp has been my go-to lip product, otherwise known as a nipple cream. This heavy duty salve delivers instant relief to sore dry lips and leaves a protective barrier helping them to heal. This is also great for dry knees, elbows and ankles. A little goes a long way, I save mine just for my lips because it's so good.
The second newest product to join the pack is the newest product recently released by Organic Surge. The Million Dollar Anywhere Balm can be massaged all over the body including hands, heels, elbows, lips, nails and cuticles. The balm softens and calms stressed skin caused by dryness, certified by ECO CERT. The list of magically ingredients is great- cocoa & shea butter, safflower oil, sweet almond & lime essential oils. The Million Dollar Anywhere Balm is perfect for delivering a surge of moisture where you need it and fast. The balm needs a little softening to melt the oils, I've been using this lots lately. plus with every sale organic Surge are doing their bit, you can read more about the organic Surge Million Dollar Pledge here.
What are your Winter Skin Saviours?