Essential Winter Skincare Products

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Essential Winter Skincare Products

Seeing as the weather here in the UK is now extremely cold with some places reaching -5 (and less) I thought it would be a good time to write up a post about some of my essential winter skincare products.

Essential Winter Skincare – Products

It’s essential that we take care of our skin no matter the season but during the colder months I tend to reach for hydrating products, never ones that are too heavy for my skin as it’ll cause me to breakout so I’ll always try to balance things.

A rich cleanser with a lightweight oil-free moisturiser or a refreshing cleanser with a hydrating moisturiser.

Below you’ll find a list with some of my personal favourites to use during the winter months to keep my skin in check!

Balance Me Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm  – £20.00

This isn’t a cleanser that I use all year round as it’s far too heavy for my skin.

I only use this as a ‘treatment’ as I find it helps to hydrate and slightly exfoliates skin for a smoother appearance – 2 times a week is enough for me but if you suffer with very dry skin then you’ll love using this as your cleanser!

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil – £32.00

This IS a go-to product for me and if it’s possible I love this more after each use!

After cleansing your skin apply 2-3 drops onto the palm of your hands and dab it onto your face and neck.

I PROMISE this will leave your skin feeling silky soft and also helps to balance oil levels!

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster – £18.00

Ok, so this isn’t an ‘essential’ but it could be – who doesn’t want a healthy, luminous glow all year round?

Apply your night cream in the palm of your hands, add 3-4 drops onto your night cream, mix and apply onto your face and neck, in the morning you’ll notice your skin will have a lovely, healthy glow.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant – £26.00

Pricey – yes but this does the job – This is my personal wonder-product and can be used for SO many things and is commonly used by make-up artists too…see a list of reasons to use it below 🙂

Soothes dry, chapped skin

Can be used on cuticles

Can be used as a lip balm

Used to add a healthy ‘shine’ to eyebrows and also holds them in place

Use on cheekbones as a natural highlighter

The list carries on but you only need such a little amount of this as it goes a VERY long way – review coming soon 🙂

Soap & Glory Smooch Operator Lip Balm – £5.00

This is great to use during the day, alone or under lipstick.

It contains beeswax so it won’t sink into your skin right away, instead it’ll just sit on top of the skin and create a ‘barrier’ to protect from the harsh cold weather.

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter – £13.00

A lovely, hydrating body butter which leaves skin feeling soft and smooth – it smells of satsuma and even though it’s fresh you get that sweetness coming through which makes this a gorgeous product all year round!

Yankee Candle – Black Cherry

Ok, this is just a random addition to the post – for those of you who know me will know that I LOVE my yankee candles…they smell great and last for absolutely ages!

I mean black cherry – just yum! 🙂

So, there you have my ‘essential’ winter skincare products that I like to use….let me know what you think and what are the products you use or would recommend? 🙂

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    • sprinkles
      11th February 2015 / 7:58 pm

      It’s a great product! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      8th February 2015 / 3:20 pm

      It’s a really lovely cleanser yes but it’s too heavy for my skin so I use it more like a treatment! 🙂 The body shop butters are beautiful – I agree completely!!! I didn’t manage to try the glazed apple!!! 🙁 xxxx

    • sprinkles
      8th February 2015 / 3:14 pm

      Ah, it’s gorgeous!!! They do have some lovely products yes!! 🙂 I can’t comment on your blog again, been trying to for a few days 🙁 xxx

      • 10th February 2015 / 6:50 pm

        Don’t know why this keeps happening, haven’t changed anything 🙁

        • sprinkles
          12th February 2015 / 12:44 am

          🙁 I don’t know either….I think it might be something with my login page as I’m having a problem on another blog – I will try to get it sorted ASAP as I want to comment 🙂 xxx

          • 12th February 2015 / 3:54 am

            thanks & good luck 🙂 xx

          • sprinkles
            17th February 2015 / 6:29 pm

            Thank you!! Still trying to sort it out as I haven’t had luck 🙁 xxx

  1. 29th January 2015 / 3:54 pm

    The Body Shop’s body butter has to be one of our favorites!! Loved this post 🙂

    xx 365Hangers

    • sprinkles
      2nd February 2015 / 4:24 pm

      It’s such a gorgeous product!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd February 2015 / 4:21 pm

      Oh my gosh -it’s gorgeous!!!! You’ll love it! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd February 2015 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx

  2. 29th January 2015 / 12:35 am

    The black cherry candle sounds beautiful and my local yankee candle is actually shutting down so might get some bargains! I love the body shop butter but haven’t tried the satsuma range bet it smells lovelyyyyy xx

    • sprinkles
      13th February 2015 / 4:50 pm

      Oh my god – where is this place?? I LOVE Yankee Candles!!!!! xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd February 2015 / 4:11 pm

      It’s beautiful!! 🙂 xx

  3. 28th January 2015 / 7:18 pm

    What a great list of products and I so agree with EA * hours cream, that is heaven sent in winter. And how gorgeous is your blog’s new layout? I love it!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • sprinkles
      2nd February 2015 / 4:11 pm

      Awww thank you so much – I’m really glad that you like the new layout, I hope it’s easier for people to navigate and this way I can blog more – yay!!! The EA cream is perfect for all occasions and for all skin types too, cracked lips, dry skin, cuticles – you name it…’ll work! 🙂 xxx

  4. Diana P.
    28th January 2015 / 7:06 pm

    You have a lovely and luxurious collection Layla!!! Lucky you!
    I haven’t tried any of them yet 🙁
    The Arden cream is one I really want to give a try! 😀

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

    • sprinkles
      2nd February 2015 / 4:09 pm

      Thank you – I’m very lucky to be able to work with all these wonderful brands! 🙂 The arden cream is lovely, so versatile and can be used for so many things! 🙂 xxx

  5. 28th January 2015 / 6:20 pm

    Awesome post! Those are some really great products, tho I find the Body Shop’s Body Butter to be too greasy after application, but maybe that’s just me 🙂 either way thanks for the tips!

    Henar x

    • sprinkles
      2nd February 2015 / 4:06 pm

      Thank you so much!!! I appreciate your comment, I do know what you mean yes – I find it depending on the ingredients used! The satsuma is actually light on the skin whereas the coconut is a lot heavier! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd February 2015 / 4:05 pm

      It’s satsuma!!! It smells beautiful 🙂 x

  6. 28th January 2015 / 5:42 pm

    Ohhhh it sounds like I need this cleanser! I don’t feel like my cleanser is very hydrating at all!
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

    • sprinkles
      2nd February 2015 / 3:03 pm

      Ah, you’ll love it if your skin is dry – if it’s combination then I would say use it as a treatment once a week! 🙂 xxx

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