Winter Skin Care Favourites 2014: Face and Body



As we roll into the chilly season I wanted to do a round up of my recent favourite skin care products for the cold weather. My skin is dry and tends to be sensitive- so I normally stick to sulphate free cleansers, rich moisturisers, and gentle exfoliants in my routine. I’ve tried a fair number of products in the last 12 months (#beautybloggerlife), and these are my must-haves. Many of them I’ve already reviewed- products reviewed will have an active link.


Sukin Replenishing Night Cream

This night cream works well all year round me- sinks right into the skin with no greasy residue, leaving skin velvety soft. The Sukin Replenishing Night Cream is probably my most repurchased moisturiser (on to my 5th or 6th jar now) because my skin adores it and it is priced very reasonably.

Kosmea Rose Hip oil

Another staple that I’ve used for years- once a week in warmer months and every other day in colder months. Packed full of skin loving nutrients, I think of it as my multivitamin pill for the skin.

Lush Ultrabland

Probably the most gentle cleanser I’ve tried, yet also the most effective with removing waterproof makeup. Amazing. And affordable!

Lush Angels On Bare Skin

My skin likes exfoliants that have densely packed exfoliating particles and no sharp edges (no seed husks please). This one is all that and more (anti-inflammatory, nice smelling, softening, super gentle), leaving my winter skin happy for days.

Jojoba Co.  Intensive Overnight Renewal Cream

This one is very rich for super thirsty skin, which is how mine are in this current climate (Canberra is very dry at the best of times, and the heating doesn’t help). My skin feels plump and soft straight after massaging this in, and feels great the next day. It’s quite a heavy formula – not one for the oilier skin types, and probably too rich for warmer months even for me.

As with every skin care product I use, this has no petrochemicals or artificial fillers. It features Jojoba oil, CoQ10, green tea, beta glucan, argan oil, and wild yam.

Dermalogica Ultracalming  Super Sensitive Shield SPF 30+

A good every day sunscreen with mineral sunblockers- titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.




Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme

Thick and a bit sticky like honey but so effective on gnarly feet like mine when nothing else will work. I suggest putting socks on over the top after applying because it can be a bit tacky after application- but it’s worth the extra fuss for problem feet.

Kosmea Rose Hand Cream

Recently tried the new Kosmea Rose Hand cream, and it’s a hydrating, rose scented marvel!

Aveda Stress Fix Body Creme

Wonderfully scented with lavender and clary sage essential oils, and super rich shea buttery goodness- I’ve become quite fond of this for cold weather. As with all the products on this list- no petrochemicals or other nasties are in the ingredient list.

The Jojoba Company Tuberose and Clementine Body Souffle

Like  Aveda, The Jojoba Company also does a rich-but-easy-to-absorb body moisturiser that I’ve always liked for times when my skin is at it’s driest and most sensitive.

Lush Buffy Body Butter Exfoliant

I’ve gone through 4 bars in the past 6 months- feels awesome massaged into the skin in the shower and does double duty exfoliating and moisturising (the shea butter stays on the skin so you don’t need to use body lotion after showering).

People For Plants Lip Balm

I’ve tried quite a lot of lip balms this year, and these are one of the riches, most moisturising stick balms I’ve tried recently.


note: PR has kindly supplied some of the products for photography purposes. 

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