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Right now, more than ever, our emotions are up and down during this uncertainty that we are all facing. Self-care plays an important role in how we cope with situations like this.
We all look forward stepping into a freshly-run bath filled with bubbles after a long hard week. Whether that is at work or home, you can always count on a good soak to relieve muscle soreness and life stresses.
Making sure we have that “me time” is key to maintain our mental state of mind. Stepping into a freshly-run bath filled with bubbles after a long hard week at work (or behind the screen at home), you can always count on a good soak to relieve muscle soreness and life stresses.
From head-to-toe, I have outlined my favourite self-care products that will receive a lot of attention during the colder months (including a new release too!). Cosy up with a comforting hot chocolate and a glorious mince pie while you sit down and read my Winter self-care post, written with love and passion.
Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Body Scrub: Firstly, if you’re a regular reader, you will know that I have been a loyal Goldfaden fan since the very beginning of my journey. Introduced by the dream team, public relations company, PURE. This dermatologist-developed brand has never failed to impress me with their clean-conscious formulas.
The long-awaited, high-performance bodycare collection is one to consider during the Winter season. Starting with the Doctor’s Body Scrub; a dreamy, sweet-smelling, yet effective scrub containing physical and chemical exfoliants to sweep-away unwanted dead skin. Ruby Crystals offer a safe abrasion on the skin, revealing a fresh, welcoming complexity. Fruit enzymes from grapefruit, pineapple and lemon get to work by combating skin imperfections and lightening uneven skin tone for a uniformed appearance.
Besides fruit enzymes, Glycolic Acid is added to gain further chemical exfoliation. Ideal for those with skin ageing concerns. Also, the use of Bamboo stem extract acts as a secondary exfoliant, strengthening and softening bumpy skin.
Naughty but nice, I have been using this as an impressive facial polish. Simply apply very little onto wet skin, massage gently, then leave on for 3-5 minutes. This will allow the enzymatic ingredients to work their magic at revealing a fresh-faced complexion.
Heaven Skincare WillowBee Facial Mask: I have a deep love for Shropshire-based brand Heaven Skincare. Not only have they supported my blogging journal since day one. I have had the opportunity to meet founder, Deborah Mitchell at various events, including the flagship salon in Shifnal. Kind-hearted, down-to-earth and ambitious is how I would describe the queen of bees, Deborah Mitchell.
This delicate, lightweight cream that withholds the most addictively fresh aroma is one to seriously think about adding into your skincare routine.
The blemish-busting WillowBee makes no exception. With Willowbark extract being the “star of the show”. An ingredient that contains salicin—from which salicylic acid is derived, this versatile ingredient is both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, clearing pores and alleviating acne and irritation. Liposilt increases cell turnover and enhances skin tone uniformity.
Furthermore, Lavender draws out toxins from the skin as well as protecting the skin’s natural barrier function. Shea butter comforts and nourishes dry, damaged skin. Deborah included the world-famous healing bentonite clay into the formula that removes “negatively charged” toxins to treat problematic skin concerns such as acne, excess oil and inflammation. Say goodbye to “maskne” and learn to self-care with Heaven Skincare.
Did you read previous Heaven Skincare post? If not, follow this link.
Indeed Labs Hydralon Moisture Jelly: A “fail-safe” product for when the skin is screaming for hydration! A hyaluronic-rich, second-skin gel that instantly absorbs without leaving any stickiness or unwanted residue.
Indeed Labs offer affordable, result-driven products that live up to the hype (unlike many products on the market). Indeed Labs were on a win when their product creation “Nanoblur” became a top seller within the skincare realms.
If you were to ask me what one product would solve a lack-lustred, dull-looking complexion, this product would be my #1 recommendation!
High molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid cocoons the skin with hydration to prevent moisture loss. In addition to the favourable hyaluronic acid, Fucogel creates an invisible shield on the skin’s surface to protect the evaporation of trans-epidermal water loss.
Making sure the skin’s moisture barrier is safeguarded throughout the year is important to prevent the skin from misbehaving. Damaging the barrier can lead to a handful of skin problems. Moreover, Indeed Labs included PatcH2O® that increases the quality of the skin’s moisture barrier thanks to its combination of skin-restoring ingredients, combined.
Superfood Facial Oil: Last but not least, we have the superfood facial oil from Q+A. Utilising the power of naturals and saying a big no to silicones, this Norfolk producing brand is here to stay!
Storming the nation with its iconic blemish-busting niacinamide toner, favourable collagen facial cream and best-selling caffeine eye serum. The superfood facial oil offers everything you could possibly ask for in an oil (without the hefty price tag!).
Berry goodness, the Q+A superfood facial oil contains an array of antioxidant-rich berries to protect the skin from free radical damage. From tempting strawberries, bittersweet raspberries to tart-tasting cranberries, this facial oil will for sure provide a ‘berryglow’ complexion.
Similar to the natural oils in the skin, Jojoba oil is added for its lightweight moisturising properties. Furthermore, Prickly Pear injects essential fatty acids to comfort and moisturise.
As a result, I thoroughly enjoyed the weightless, yet deep moisturising effects of the facial oil. It provided the perfect canvas for product layering. Under £10 bucks, I think you will be extremely impressed by the performance of the product.
There you have it! 4 self-care skincare products to see you through the Winter period. Re-introduce those beloved Winter saviours that make you serene and calm, as well as exploring the latest product releases.
Which one will you pick?