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Winter Beauty Essentials

Author: Beth Cox December 13th, 2017


The winter air can play havoc with your skin there’s no doubt about it. The changing temperatures between a freezing cold commute and then blasting the central heating leaves your skin dry, lack lustre and in need of a bit of TLC.
Carry on reading for our top beauty essentials to get you through these winter months with ease…

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream – if you don’t already have this cult product in your beauty arsenal, then why not? It’s the best multipurpose product that beauty obsessives rave about. You can use it for chapped lips, as a rich day cream to keep your skin hydrated under makeup or pop some on your cheek bones to give you a healthy sheen throughout the day.

Dermalogica Barrier Repair – this is a great product that helps protect your skin from the elements. It helps fortify sensitive skin and improve any damaged barriers. Use after toner both morning and night and this will do your skin wonders throughout the winter months.

Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturiser – in the winter months your skin needs all the hydration it can get. So why not switch up your base by using a tinted moisturiser instead of your normal foundation. This Clarins tinted moisturiser gives you a long-lasting hydrating radiance and a healthy glow!


Trilogy Makeup Be Gone Cleansing Balm – a luxurious cleansing balm is a great addition to your skincare regime in the winter months. Rather than lighter formulas, this Trilogy balm will melt away makeup and nourish the skin leaving it calm, smooth and hydrated. It even removes long wear and waterproof formulas!

Macadamia Healing Oil Spray – in the winter months your hair can also suffer, it becomes dry, brittle and fly away. Give it a helping hand with this Macadamia Oil Spray. It is a lightweight formula that you spray on to help restore hair to its natural texture by restoring nourishment and adding protection to the hair. Don’t be put off by the fact it says ‘oil’ in the name, it won’t leave you with greasy locks!

James Read Gradual Tan – this gradual tanner has some great skincare benefits that helps to deliver a golden tan. We still want to look glowing even in the depths of winter so this gradual tanner is the perfect product to help lack lustre skin. Use as your daily body moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated and sun kissed.


Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm – there is nothing worse than dry, chapped and cracked lips in the winter months. Keep your lips moisturised and smooth with the Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm, it’s handbag friendly so you can carry it around everywhere with you.

C.A.K.E Cosmetics Sheer Glow Highlighter – if your skin is still looking a bit dull and needs a boost, apply a glowy liquid highlighter all over your face before you apply foundation. Or you can mix it in with your foundation too! The C.A.K.E Cosmetics highlighter is perfect to dabbing on your cheekbones or wearing alone to give you a radiant glow.

Cowshed Rose Replenishing Night Cream – your skin does its best work at night when you’re asleep, this is when it replenishes, restores and repairs. Make sure you’re using a good night cream that encourages cell regeneration. This one from Cowshed is super luxurious that will hydrate your skin throughout the night.


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