Monday, 14 January 2019

The New Essentials In My Winter Skincare Routine

The New Essentials In My Winter Skincare Routine

Ah, January... the month of gloom! Although, to be honest, I quite like it really. It's a time of beginnings, when the diary is fresh and clean and new year motivation is as yet untarnished. It can also be a month that's quite hard on my skin, however. I think most of us find that our complexions need a little more care in the cooler months, and by January, we're deep in the midst of them, with the end not yet in sight. Add to that the effects (and excesses) of Christmas and New Year and it's clear to see why January is the month when a lot of us up our skincare game! I am definitely trying to do just that at the moment, and luckily I was sent quite a bit of new skincare just before Christmas, which I've been loving experimenting with. Of course it would be rude to keep it all to myself, so I've put this post together to tell you all about the new essentials in my winter skincare routine.

Jane Scrivner Masquerade*

Jane Scrivner Masquerade Review

This is a light and easy to use mask which gives skin an instant radiance boost, even if you only have time to leave it on for a few minutes. Containing French Clay to cleanse and gently exfoliate and Witch Hazel to tone, it's also rich in skin repairing vitamins C, B, D and E and essential fatty acids, making it the perfect restorative treat after all the festive indulgences. If you like the clearing effect of clay masks but don't like the heavy way they sit on the skin or the dryness they can leave behind, this is definitely one for you. It's so gentle on the skin and so lightweight that you hardly know you have anything on at all, while the Aloe Vera it contains helps to leave behind a soothed, softened feel, so you can enjoy all the cleansing benefits without feeling as though your skin has been stripped.

Jane Scrivner Skin Elixir*

Jane Scrivner Skin Elixir Review

A moisturising facial oil suitable for daily use, the Jane Scrivner Skin Elixir is a beautiful combination of essential oils including Jojoba, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Sweet Orange, especially chosen to replenish and restore the skin's natural barrier function. I love a good facial oil in the winter, especially one that's fragrant and feels nourishing on the skin. This one delivers on both those counts, yet still maintains a lightweight feel and sinks into the skin quickly after application. Used over time, this should help to slow the signs of ageing and improve elasticity, while it also balances sebum production, making it suitable for all skin types. I have a feeling this one might be sticking around in my routine for a long time to come.

Beatitude Revitalise Night Facial Oil*

Beatitude Revitalise Night Facial Oil Review

Having been a fan of Beatitude bath oils for some time now, I was excited to try a facial oil from the brand. I find this one very hydrating on the skin, just like a long drink of water for my complexion, so it is a real pleasure to use. Like the Jane Scrivner oil, it's lightweight and sinks in very easily - neither of these oils leave any sort of greasy residue on my skin, which is good to know for those who find this a turn-off. Containing Vitamin C, Raspberry Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil and Rosehip, I find my skin looks radiant in the mornings after applying this at night, and feels silky soft too.

Bio-Extracts Normal Facial Moisturiser*, Anti-Oxidant Boost* And Even Skin Boost*

Bio-Extracts Vegan Skincare Review

Bio-Extracts Vegan Skincare Review

Some of you who have been following my blog for a long time might remember me talking about Bio-Extracts before. This vegan brand offers a very interesting, bespoke approach to skincare, allowing you to pick and choose booster serums to add to your moisturiser, depending on your skin's particular needs at the time. Just before Christmas, they were kind enough to send me one of their moisturising creams and two boosters - one packed full of powerful anti-oxidants and the other designed to even skin tone and leave my complexion looking luminous. I've been using these in the mornings, adding a couple of drops of both boosters to the moisturiser before applying.

What are some of your winter skincare essentials?

Kate x

*Gifted item. All opinions, as always, are my own.
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21 comments

  1. I've never heard of this brand before

    Candice | NatalyaAmour.com

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  2. The skin elixir sounds really beautiful! I had an eye cream, with boosters, from Bio Extracts last year and really loved it! xx

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    1. Still not tried the eye cream version, I really should! x

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  3. It would have been so rude to keep all that to yourself indeed. I have incorporated rosehip oil into my routine now that it is colder, and started layering my hydrating products.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. My skin definitely laps up the hydrating products in this weather! x

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  4. OO I've never heard of this brand before! Those boots sound ideal for giving your skin a bit of TLC in winter!

    xoxo
    Jess
    The Crown Wings | UK Travel & Lifestyle Blog

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  5. The packaging of the skin elixr looks amazing!
    Chloe X http://chloelxuise.com

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    1. So nice isn't it? I love pretty packaging! x

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  6. I've never heard of this brand before but it looks promising! Thank you😉

    www.sundaydahlias.com

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  7. Sounds like they are great products to add to our winter skincare routine.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  8. Ah wow - I love the look of everything and have also tried the skin-boosts too, they're wonderful and really nourish your skin when it's needed!

    Can't wait for more posts and loving your photos - they're beautiful!

    Layla x

    https://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  9. Beautiful products, I use face oils at night too and my skin feels and looks amazing in the morning!!!

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hello,

    Oh, lovely !

    Sarah, https://sarahmodeee.fr/

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  11. First of all, I need to point out how lovely your product photography is in this post Kate; and I love all of the warm and golden packaging. Ooh! Thanks for the introduction to Jane Scrivner; the Skin Elixir sounds fabulous!

    aglassofice.com x

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  12. I've never heard of this brand before, it looks like a really nourishing and hydrating treatment. Beautiful photos! Angharad x

    welshandwonderful.com

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  13. Amazing products here I have never heard of them I would love to try this brand xoxo Cris

    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2019/01/my-holiday-style-with-rosegal.html

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  14. This looks like a good quality brand. I'd love to check out this myself. Thanks dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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