Beauty – Winter Beauty favourites

Bliss hand cream $20
I know we’re in the depths of Winter because in the space of three weeks my hands have become cracked and dry, no matter how much hand cream I slather on them. I was looking at reviews of hand cream and this Bliss one came highly recommended. I already use their eye make up remover gel (which is AWESOME), so I was happy to see that Priceline stocked their hand cream as well. I’ve already bought two tubes, one for my desk at work and one for my hand bag. This new-to-me brand is seriously impressive, given it’s affordable price points.

Philosophy Hope in a Jar for Dry Skin $55
I needed a day time moisturiser to wear over my sunscreen and decided to give this Philosphy one a try after loving their serum. I have normal to dry skin, and since it’s Winter I wanted something that would really moisurise my face on these freezing cold days, particularly since I like to get out and go for walks at lunch when I can, so my skin is often the victim of cold winds and very cold air. This Hope in a Jar for dry skin is DIVINE. The smell is like slightly fragranced clean linen, which is my favourite smell in the world, and a little bit of it goes a long way in terms of coverage. The tub has a generous amount in it and I will definitely be repurchasing this. Every time I try a Philosphy product I can’t believe how fabulous it is. I’m looking forward to trying a night cream when my current Nuxe one runs out.

Dermalogica special cleansing gel $58
I mentioned a few years ago that I tried this cleanser in a travel kit I bought to sample some Dermalogica products for the first time. Recently my cheap Aldi cleanser ran out, so I decided to splurge a bit and buy a more expensive cleanser. I bought what I though was a 50ml bottle of this Special Cleansing Gel. Turns out I was having an impaired reading moment when I bought it because it’s actually a 500ml bottle. Yep, I bought half a litre of cleanser, so I think I’m set for the next two years. Good thing I love it! It’s light and does a wonderful job cleansing my face of all make up up. It isn’t greasy or heavy, and foams up just the tiniest bit. Basically, it’s my dream cleanser.

Cetaphil Suntivity Liposomal Lotion Body & Face SPF 50+ 100ml $21
My La Roche Posay moisuriser with sunscreen in it ran out recently, so I had to buy a new sunscreen and moisuriser in one. Turns out there weren’t that many around with a high SPF in them, so I opted for this Cetaphil SPF 50+. It’s slightly heavy to apply, but it has a great non-greasy feel that absorbs straight away and doesn’t leave my skin feeling like I’m wearing a thick layer of zinc. Great for everyday and a good sized bottle for the price point.

Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough Hydrating Antioxidant Serum $55
It’s Winter and I still love using this serum, a year or so after I first posted about it. Seriously, if you have dry skin that can’t tolerate face oils, give this a try. My skin drinks it up and it smells divine – like clean sheets and fresh air. It’s gorgeous and not oily at all for a serum, which I love.

Soap and Glory Heel Genius $11
Another product I’ve been hearing about for a while is this Heel Genius. In Summer, I basically wear bare feet all the time at home, or thongs (flip flops to my non-Aussie readers) and sandals all the time when I’m out, so my the skin on my feet gets pretty rough by the end of February. This product gets consistently good reviews, so I thought I’d give it a try, and for eleven bucks I didn’t have much to lose. I’m happy to say I didn’t lose anything. This foot cream is really, really good. It absorbs quickly so my feet don’t feel greasy, and I’ve continued using it well past Summer. It really does soften my feet up with consistent use and makes them feel a LOT nicer than they do after months of bare feet. This is a great product to try out if you want to try something new! I’ve also heard Soap and Glory’s other products are really great as well, so I’m looking forward to trying some of their other ones soon.

What are you loving on your skin this Winter? Do tell!

Until next time,

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