Winter skin usually has different requirements from your skincare as seasonally it will change, produce less oil, and the cold can really effect the hydration levels. You’ve probably noticed. I certainly have over the last few weeks so I have delved into my cupboards to have a little switch up in my skincare routine. Out come the richer oils and hydration balms/masks and I am cleansing a little differently too. I switch between a handful of cleansers all year round depending on how my skin feels when I wake up and at the end of the day, how much makeup I have on etc etc. These are the current arsenal that are giving my skin life.
A gorgeous organic aromatic oil-based cleansing balm. This is your heavy duty PM cleanser to take the day off and all of your makeup in one easy sweep. Coconut oil and mango butter melt onto the skin and lifts away grime & dirt, waterproof mascara, lipstick….everything. Comes with an unbleached, organic cotton cloth which you then use to remove all the product off with warm water. This also will give you a light exfoliation and leave your skin residue-free and feeling like you’ve had your own mini facial.
A slightly different formula than what I am used to for cleanser but none-the-less effective. This is a powder-to-foam cleanser that is super creamy and silky on the skin. This contains exfoliating enzymes to deep cleanse and brighten the skin and is gentle enough to use every day. Other ingredients include honey for it’s anti-bacterial and hydrating properties and Lavender to soothe and calm the skin. I honestly love the way this feels on my skin and it has almost as a *bubbley* sensation which just makes the kid in me just love it.
One of my holy grail cleansers and I have used this one and off for nearly 3 years now. I am never without my ceramic slip. It is a gel-based foaming clay cleanser that detoxifies the skin, minimizes pore size and balances the skin. If you have combination/oily/breakout skin ; you just need to try this. Ingredients include vitamin C to brighten and stimulate collagen, Essential oils to balance, french green clay to infuse skin with minerals and remove impurities & Black Pepper to stimulate circulation.
My no.1 travel companion. This is the only cleanser I will take away with me as it is your all-in-one makeup removal & cleanser. The handy 50ml tube is a perfect size and fuss-free to use. It is a kind of gel-oil like texture that you massage directly onto the face/eyes and once you add water it turns into a gorgeous cleansing milk to remove the day and detox the skin. As the name suggests it contains 7 herbs (including rosemary, tiger grass & japanese knotweed) that all have multiple skincare benefits.
When your skin is feeling lacklustre, dull & tired then this is the cleansing antidote. This gentle exfoliator is rich in vitamin C to brighten, reviltalise and make the skin glow. It has a light gel texture with tiny microbeads to remove dead skin cells gently & impurities. This is more of an AM cleanser as it won’t remove heavy makeup etc. Smells zesty and gorgeous as it contains orange peel oil, so not only cleans your skin but indulges the senses.
Have you noticed a difference in your skin as the weather gets colder? What are your winter cleansing heroes?