Winter skincare is not only all about hydration and protection against cold weather. This is probably the best moment of the year when you can enjoy a brightening treatment, detoxify the skin, and enhance collagen production. My routine has been changing a little thanks to a couple of new products I added this year. As a premise, I’ll remind you that my skin is extremely delicate and sensitive, and it often breakouts. Here are the winter heroes I’ve been using the most this winter to cleanse, exfoliate, nourish and moisturize. Perhaps there’s something you may enjoy as well, or something you’d like to know more about.
Cleanser – REN Centifolia N°1 Purity Cleansing Balm is almost a classic. I selected it for the January beauty shelf (if you’re interested in all the featured products here’s the link to the post for you) because this silky rose infused cleansing balm really changed my skin. As the name suggests, it’s a balm, but when emulsified with water it transforms into a rich milk. I remove it with a hot cleanser and I can see a purified, calm and glowing skin afterwards.
Exfoliator – I’m not at all in love with mechanical exfoliation. It’s too harsh for my sensitive skin and I think it stresses it even more. When talking about exfoliation, my personal preference goes to the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads. I’m also in love with those from Cane+Austin, which are formulated according to the same principle, but are more luxurious and expensive. These are a little more affordable solution. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads contain just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids to make them safe and effective for daily use. Even on sensitive skin. If you want to see result, you have to be constant and patient, but they really work.
Eye serum – Although not yet mature, as regards this step of my daily skincare routine I’m using a very rich product, which is ideally addressing more aged people. It’s the Shiseido Benefiance Nutriperfect Eye Serum. I’m so in love with this product! It’s rich, yet not greasy and extremely soft. You can do your make up afterwards without that bad oily/tacky sensation and your eye area will feel very comfortable and nourished all day long. Even when removing your make up in the evening, you’ll still feel the eye area hydrated. A sensation that I get only with this serum.
Moisturizer – Here again, as for the previous step, I’m in the hands of Japanese facialists. My actual moisturizer is in fact SK II Essential Power Cream: an absolutely gorgeous treatment, even though it’s quite unaffordable for most of us. If you ever get the chance to receive it as a present or find a reduction, don’t hesitate, it’s very effective and doesn’t run out fast, because you’ll need the tiniest amount ever to moisturize both face and neck.