We all know skincare needs to change with the seasons just like clothing, mine has changed a lot over the years with ageing being a wonderful factor to add to the mix – so today’s post is an update of the latest products I’ve been using and would recommend for anyone looking to try out some new products.
So starting in order, let’s talk about the cleanser. I’ve been using Miss Patisserie’s Coconut Cleansing Bar a lot recently, but there’s not a lot of it left now and it certainly isn’t worthy of trying to photograph now! You can see my review by clicking here, but I have also been trying out the Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser.
So far I really like it, it’s quite thick and melts on contact with your skin. It seems to be pretty good at removing most make up too so I’ve been quite impressed with it so far.
After this I use the Kiehls Daily Reviving Concentrate in the morning, I’ve recently written a post which you can read by clicking here, but as a quick summary I’ve been using 3/4 drops of this and warming it with my fingers before applying to my face.
It sinks in pretty quickly so there’s no time wasted waiting around, I normally apply my eye cream at this stage. The Antipodes Skin Brightening Manuka Honey eye cream is really light and hydrating (full review here). I’d use this all year round and not just for winter, but it’s what I’m currently using.
After this, for day I’ve been using the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion. My face gets shiny pretty quickly which is annoying with the combination of dry skin, getting a balance is hard work. This one has been really good so far and it has definitely helped to reduce the shiny oil slick appearing on my t-zone. I’m sure I will write a post on this soon!
That’s it for day time. In the evenings I use the same cleanser but occasionally also use Origins Modern Friction scrub. It’s been one of my favourites for years and leaves my skin feeling super smooth. I’d definitely recommend it.
In the evening I use the Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate first. I was using this every night but after a week or so my skin was getting a bit sensitive around my mouth so I started using it every other day instead. I’ll be writing a full review of this soon but the plan is that this will help remove the last few scars I have from having acne a few years ago and basically just smooth it all out.
I follow this with the Midnight Recovery Concentrate which is pretty famous. It smells of lavender and sinks into my skin really quickly too, I wasn’t sure if I’d like it but so far it has been great so I’m going to keep using it and see how my skin fares over winter.
I then follow this with the Antipodes Skin Brightening Manuka Honey Day Cream. Even though it’s a day cream I still use it at night because I don’t want to pile on too many heavy products onto my skin at once, layering seems to work well for me so I’m sticking with it!
Sometimes though, my skin needs a massive hit of hydration so then I get the Antipodes Divine Oil out. This oil is a lot thicker than the others in this post and it does sit on the skin a bit more. This oil has a much bigger hit of hydration that can only be used in the night, my skin feels a lot better after using it but it’s not something that can be used during the day for me.
So that’s my current skincare routine for extra hydration over the colder months – basically the more the hydration the better!
Have you tried any of these products? What products are your favourite to use over winter?
*The Antipodes products were sent for review a few months ago (although I have also bought them myself too because I really do love them!) and the Kiehls Midnight Recovery was won at an event.