As the outdoor temperature drops and we reach for that extra blanket, crank up the central heating and snuggle up to a hot water bottle, it comes as no surprise that the cold weather can really take its toll on your skin, leaving it dry and gasping for moisture. If you suffer from problematic skin during the chilly seasons, then adjust your beauty routine in a very simple way: make it richer and more protective. What your skin needs in the warmer months to be radiant and evenly toned varies to what it desires in the colder seasons. For a start, it’s a good idea to go for slightly richer creams in winter and reapply frequently to keep chapped skin at bay. This will provide nourishment and protection. But which are the best ingredients to use?
Shea Butter is a vegetal butter extracted from the seeds of the Shea tree. It is extremely rich in moisturising, nourishing and protecting components, as well as vitamins. It is a perfect natural recipe for dry and sensitive skin, and it is perfectly tailored for winter skin care.
Our natural brightening hot cloth cleanser is enriched with shea butter, and gently removes dirt and impurities, harnessing the highest quality essential oils and moisturisers to care and clean to fully rejuvenate skin.
Massaged over dry skin, it will loosen and dissolve everyday grime, which is then wiped away with a cloth and hot water. The massaging action will stimulate blood flow in the skin, giving a natural glow to the complexion, enhanced by the gentle exfoliation from use of a cloth in the cleansing regime. Perfect to fend off Jack Frost!
Historically, Argan oil has been known for centuries for its protective properties, and it is the perfect gift from Mother Nature to sort out your winter skin care. It hydrates and nourishes skin, protects it from damage by free radical, as well as increasing skin elasticity. This ingredient really does wonders to bring radiance and vitality back to dull, damaged and dry skin.
Our new Extra Care range has many products which contain Argan oil, but I really recommend the Replenishing Facial Oil for that incredible moisture boost. It is a luxurious yet lightweight oil, which instantly hydrates parched skin. Using an uplifting blend of essential oils including argan oil and yarrow oil, it leaves the skin looking and feeling comfortable, soft and fresh. You can even mix a couple of drops with your day or night cream for added nourishment.
This is a deeply nourishing, hydrating and protecting oil. It is also tones, hydrates, revitalises, soothes and softens; yet it has a uniquely light and natural feeling on the skin. It's the ideal companion for the winter months and will alleviate tired, dull, and, sensitive and devitalised skin. Packed with skin loving nutrients, the Extra Care Nourishing Rose Day Cream is a luxurious moisturiser which provides instant hydration to skin that needs it most. As well as kernel oil, it contains Argan oil (see above) which is renowned for helping to protect skin from damage by free radicals; damask rose oil to calm redness, and palmarosa and geranium oils to infuse the skin with vital moisture. It will give your skin a luminous and supple complexion. The consistency of the cream is perfect for allowing good absorption into the skin, an excellent base for makeup and will leave your skin feeling hydrated all day.
During the cold seasons your skin will thrive if you introduce different natural ingredients in to your skin care regime. Each botanical brings a different balance of vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and other ingredients. You can alternate Shea butter with Kernel oil and Argan oil, depending on the day, the weather and how your skin feels. Don't let your skin down during this winter, wrap it up warm!