10 February 2015

Hydrating Skincare for Winter

Hydrating Skincare

At this time of year I'm always looking to incorporate products into my skincare routine that will not only keep my combination skin under control but will also provide my skin with enough moisture to ensure that my skin doesn't suffer from the harsh cold weather. Winter can be a tough time for our skin, it's often windy and pretty cold outside which is already bad for our skin yet when we get inside we're probably all guilty of popping on the central heating which is known for making dry skin conditions worse.

There are a few things that I've being using to help combat my dehydrated skin this winter so I thought I'd share them with you today. Starting off with an old friend we have the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser which has been a firm favourite of mine for a good while now. It's a simple cleanser that I find works really well at removing my make up, it's fuss free, cheap as chips and doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped of moisture.

New to me this year has been the brand Hand Chemistry. I have being trying out the Hand Chemistry Heel Hydration Complex* which can be used on your  heels, hands and elbows; in fact anywhere which is suffering from dry skin. This I would say has to be one of the nicest hand creams I have tried, it seems to sink in so quickly leaving my skin almost feeling like velvet, it's a hard one to explain but it's safe to say that I'm going to repurchase another one as a backup. I feel like I can pop this on and almost immediately carry on with what I'm doing, that for me is a huge plus as I don't like having to wait for hand creams to sink in.

Onto hair I have being using for a while now the Argania Liquid Gold Hair Oil* which has since my initial purchase back in 2012 I believe changed packaging. Now I'm not going to pretend that I have tried any other hair oils to compare this to properly however all I know is that I really enjoy this, I find it light weight and hydrating, what more could you want from hair oils?

My last two products are from Origins which is I would say one of my favourite skincare brands although not everything I have tried has agreed with me in the past. On a whole though I like it a lot and find myself stopping by the counter a lot these days, I am l yet to try the Ginzing Eye Cream which I know a lot of people like so I am quite keen to try that next. The Drink Up Intensive Mask has been a product I've used a lot and is one that I still rate. I really do notice a difference the next morning when I have used this the night before as my skin is left looking brighter and much more bouncy; it's like a jump start to my skin overnight. 

The Origins Make a Difference Plus Rejuvenating Moisturiser is a product I picked up in the Christmas sales last year,  where if I'm honest I actually made a mistake with this purchase as I had initially thought I had picked up the treatment version. Despite that having now used this on and off for the last year I have been really happy with it; maybe it was fate in the end. This moisturiser is aimed at combination to dry skin whereas I have combination to oily along with dehydration on my cheeks and neck. I can see why this would be aimed towards drier skin as I do find that on good normal skin days this can be a little too much for me, however for the winter time this is perfect. It sits really nicely under my make up and helps to keep my skin hydrated throughout the day, in the summer time I even used this as a night cream at times as it wasn't as heavy as the Origins High Potency Night A Mins which again is another product I adore for the winter time, in fact in hind sight I should have included that in this post too.

What are your hydration heroes?
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44 comments

  1. Love this post! The hair oil sounds great! :) xx
    Lauren | shynature.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Everything in the post sounds lovely! Especially that Hand Chemistry Heel Hydration Complex. Will look into that brand, thanks for suggesting it! I like using L'oreal Elvive Hair Oil and Freeman Goji Berry mask :-)

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  3. Make a Difference + sounds so good, I really want to try it out!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  4. The Origins face mask definitely saved my skin this winter! It's such a great product :-)

    http://mynameis-meg.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Hey babes! How's the Origins Night-a-mins? Staple night cream? Thinking of changing my skincare to Origins for a while. Just need to gather some opinions and thoughts beforehand. Haha!

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  6. Personally I absolutely love it! There are two types, one is oil free the other is normal. I use the normal one and find that it works so well on my combination/oily skin during autumn and winter, it can be a little too heavy in the summer time but that's only if it is really warm. It's my favourite night cream that I have tried to date, hope that helps :)

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  7. Will try and get a sample definitely after your review because when I swatched it, it was a little too light for my liking since I've got terribly dry and dehydrated skin! It was either this or Liz Earle's skincare range. Decisions, oh decisions.

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  8. I did a more indepth review of it here if you wanted to read more about it. I haven't tried any night creams from Liz Earle so I'm not too sure what they would be like. The This Works night creams are supposed to be quite good apparently, maybe worth checking out :)
    http://www.alittleboatsailing.com/2014/04/origins-high-potency-night-mins.html

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  9. Cant wait for winter to be over with. So fed up of the odd dry patches on my face! haha. Need to get my hands on Drink Up Intensive Mask!

    http://peachyrage.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I always wanted to try this Origins moisturizer, my skin has been so dry lately! Thanks for sharing your thoughts :) xx

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  11. YOU'RE A GEM! Thanks for helping me procrastinate (not that I needed any more help in that department). See you this Thurs!

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  12. Fab post sweetie, I really want to try Superdrug’s Hot Cloth Cleanser, mainly to see how it compares to Liz Earles - but sounds lovely :) I’ve really been loving the combination of my Liz Earle and Lancome Anti-stress moisturiser :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  13. I used the superdrug hot cloth cleanser ages ago and I loved it x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  14. Lovely post! I am yet to try the brand origins (bad i know) and i have heard alot about their products, what would you recommend for a newbie? xx


    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I've been using the Night-A-Mins this winter and I love it! You really can't go wrong with Origins.
    Amy | Dervishdarling

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  16. The Vitamin E cleanser sounds really lovely! xo

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  17. My skin has been terrible this winter, I think its because I work from home & have the heating on all the time. Its so dry & dull. I love origins products & especially the Make a Difference range, its so hydrating & soothing. Ideal for combating dry skin

    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  18. Tell me about it! See you Thursday :)

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  19. I love the Vitamin E cleanser when I run out of my Liz Earle cleanse & polish. Such a great hydrating dupe.

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

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  20. Thanks for this post! Winter is horrible with our skin, I can feel it so much these days as my face feels so dry :( The Origins products seem great, and the Hand Chemistry cream as well. I still haven't found products that really save my skin, but I've been using dry oil (the Huile Prodigieuse by Nuxe) on my face and body to moisturise it as much as possible. For the hair nothing beats argan oil, you're right to use it!


    Julia x

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  21. Nourishing and nurturing products are Skin essentials come Winter time! ^ w ^


    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  22. so glad you went over this! winter is HORRIBLE on my skin. thanks for the tips. :)

    great blog, btw!

    if you're interested, check mine out! i'd love to see what you think!

    So, hi

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  23. The entire Superdrug range is just so good find, not sure what I would do without it!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  24. I've gotta try that Origins mask! I actually don't own any 'hydrating' masks so I really should start!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  25. It's really lovely, I have only ever tried this one but I have been really happy with it x

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  26. You're very welcome! I think my mum has that hair oil, I'll have to give it a try x

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  27. I love it Maddy! I'm so glad I purchased the wrong product as I would never have tried this otherwise x

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  28. I'm fed up of the miserable weather, it normally doesn't bother me but this year it really has. Roll on the sunshine and daffodils :) x

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  29. Mine has been dehydrated but using that on a regular basis has helped it a lot x

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  30. Thank you Charlee! For £5 (I think) it's well worth picking up, you also get so much product for your money x

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  31. It's a great product isn't it, I love it too x

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  32. It took me ages to try Origins you know, I'm glad I did in the end. Hmm what is your skin type? I haven't tried their make up but their concealer is supposed to be really nice. Night A Mins is really great too, I love that stuff x

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  33. I love that stuff Amy, it's so good! :) x

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  34. It's great and such a bargain x

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  35. The central heating can be so bad, it totally zaps all of the moisture out of the air doesn't it. The Make A Difference moisturiser is really lovely, I'd like to try a few more things from the range now x

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  36. It really is, I really do rate it :) x

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  37. You're welcome. Hand Chemistry is so nice, I've never tried anything like it before. I didn't realise that Nuxe had a dry oil, I'll check that out thank you x

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  38. They sure are Paige, winter isn't very kind to our skin x

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  39. Thank you so much Rachel :) x

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  40. I haven't tried that much from Superdrugs own range but what I have tried I have liked x

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  41. I really do notice a difference when I use one Sheri, there are some nice ones available on the high street. Una Brennan does a lovely one xx

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  42. I have combination skin and omg i want their concealer but I want to buy the nars one first haha #firstworldproblems ^^

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  43. Yes I'd like to try the NARS one too x

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