winter skin care favourites

Now that there is a chill in the air and the dark nights are drawing in, I have started to change-up my skin care for the autumn / winter weather. My skin is drier, due to the cold winds and all the central heating, my lips are a little more chapped than usual and I find then ‘dry out’ quicker. So here’s what I have been using on my skin lately, to help keep it feeling smooth, soft and hydrated ready for winter.rodial super food facial oil

Rodial super-food facial oil.*
Oh how I love this oil. I tend to only use it on my forehead, where I have a few very fine lines due to dry skin and where an acidic acne cream thinned out my skin too much in my teens! After a week of solidly massaging 2-3 drops of this oil into those fine lines every evening they are looking so much better, it is so nice to see such blatant direct results from a product. I tend to not use it on the rest of my face as it is very rich for my oily (yet sometimes dry) cheeks and nose! I feel like I am giving my skin a well deserved, long-awaited drink, it feels soft, hydrated and just really nourished. I keep meaning to find out if they have a hand cream available in this range too!

soap and glory bright and beautiful

Soap and Glory 6-in1 energizing radiance serum.*

I have been using this term most mornings, as it’s lighter than the Rodial oil, so I prefer to use this before I apply my make up for the day. As all things Soap and Glory this serum smells amazing, a beautiful fruity scent. This applies really smoothly onto my skin and absorbs super fast which is always a bonus in my book (forever being impatient with letting products soak in!) When the product comes out of the tube it’s like a white pearl coloured serum. This really does brighten my complexion, even out my skin tone and make my large pores a little less visible which is no easy task, trust me! I like wearing this even on days I don’t wear make up as it’s great for the ‘my skin, but better’ kind of look.

winter skin care favourites

Nivea Hydro care lip balm.

I am forever buying lip balms, expensive ones, high-end ones, etc. You get the gist. I spotted this Nivea on in Tesco and I absolutely love it. It was £1.55 and it’s one of the best I’ve used. Yes it’s up there with my Chanel baume. I have chapped lips all year round, they are even worse in the winter. Whilst I am drinking a lot more water than I ever have, I still need something that nourishes my lips and keeps them soft, kissable and hydrated. Besides, have you ever tried applying a remotely matte lipstick onto chapped lips, it isn’t a pretty sight. At just £1.55 I think I will buy another one (make that 10.)

renewed hope in a jar eye cream

Renewed hope in a jar eye cream – Philosophy*

I have a real obsession with eye creams, I don’t know why. I guess I’m just paranoid one day I will wake up with tons of eye wrinkles, and whilst there’s nothing wrong with eye wrinkles, I’d prefer to prevent them happening to my peepers for as long as possible. My mum always used to tell me off, stop dragging you eyes, stop pulling at them, stop rubbing them, the skin is so delicate! I think that is where the obsession with looking after them now comes from. I like to slather this all around my eye area before bed. Side note: always listen to your mother because she’s (probably) always right.

What do you think of my winter skin care favourites? Do you use any of these products if you have any skin care favourites of your own that you think I might like please feel free to write them in the comments 🙂 I’m always on the look out to try new things!



  1. September 30, 2015 / 11:40 am

    Oooh, I really like the look of that Soap & Glory serum, may have to give that a go! Lovely post.

    Abbi |

  2. September 30, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    The soap and glory serum looks lovely, I’ve been on the hunt for a new serum so I think I may try this out next time I’m in Boots

    Rachel – Cake Doesn’t Count xx

  3. September 30, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    I have such dry skin, so I’m really looking forward to trying some of these products! The Soap & Glory range available in my city is quite limited but I hope they have that serum, it looks incredible!

    xo, Liz

  4. September 30, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    I LOVE the Renewed Hope In A Jar eye cream. I got a sample a while back and cherished that bad boy until it ran out.

  5. September 30, 2015 / 2:15 pm

    I love the Hope In A Jar, although I didn’t have the eye version. I love the sound of the Rodial oil.

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

  6. September 30, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    Lovely photos!

  7. September 30, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    I haven’t started using any winter skin care products yet, but eye cream is an essential all year round! Hope in a Jar is definitely a good one to start with, but your mum is right – we need to stop tugging on our eyes so much!

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  8. September 30, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    I will definitely be giving the philosophy night cream a try. I use a Clinique moisturizer at night and in the morning my skin is fully hydrated (I have super dry skin)

  9. September 30, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    That Nivea lip balm is my all time fave! I really want to try S&G skincare, I love their body stuff x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

  10. Shania
    October 3, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    I love the Nivea Chapstick too!

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