The chill has started to settle in and clearly winter is coming. I am fastidious about protecting and nourishing my skin in summer but the cold can be just as treacherous.
So I hit the shops to see what is new to give skin that extra protection. I am in the perfect state to really test drive Autumn/Winter products and there is a rich choice to pick from. So here are my favourites.
No doubt our skin reacts to the cold, the dehydrating effects of indoor heating and needs a little help when those inevitable sniffles sets in. Beyond our regular skin care a little nurturing makes all the difference.
Wild Rose Advanced Brightening & Nourishing Face Oil – by Korres RRP $75.00
This Wild Rose Face Oil is a beautiful treatment oil with rose petals visibly steeping in the infusion.
Wow, it is such an instant pick me up. It is a light emulsion that absorbs quickly. Light yet rich in antioxidants and powered with vitamin C to soften lines and boost radiance. It smells like a decadent armful of red roses. My skin felt plumb, soft and restored even though I was on the end of a head cold and feeling a little off. This is a great investment for your winter skin.
Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo $46.00
I was delighted to find this gorgeous tinted lip-softening blend of shea butter, mimosa and sunflower seed. So if you love a lip-gloss but prefer the longevity and coverage of a lipstick, this is the answer. Colours range from gorgeous nudes through to strikingly bold hues.
Elixir Body Oil – by Mecca Cosmetica $60
We do tend to focus on looking after our face, neck and hands. No surprises here. These are parts of the body that show ageing. Why not treat all your body with a treatment blend chock full of goodies? The Elixir body oil is a powerhouse of vitamins A, B and E derived from sandalwood nut oil in its purest form, along with rosehip, jojoba, avocado and nut oils. It is light and easy to use and absorbed readily by your dry, thirsty skin. It is effective on stretch marks, the décolletage and I particularly love it after shaving or waxing.
Lit From Within Sheet Mask 4 Pack – Mecca Cosmetica $45.00
Time is of the essence and although I love the results of having a facial, some days I am lucky to have time to shower and put on moisturiser. For the time poor, treat yourself to the results of a facial by using these gorgeous brightening sheet masks. They multitask (just like us) by illuminating, hydrating and perfecting the complexion all at once. Expertly crafted from a unique hydrogel material for effective delivery of concentrated doses of brightening and moisturising ingredients including a white flower brightening complex and vitamin C to the skin. The result is an instantly radiant, more even complexion. Just the treatment to give a little indulgence to tired skin.
Kit Cosmetics Wonder Balm & Hand Cream Duo $35
Wonder balm caught my attention. Just what I needed at the end of a cold with cracked lips, red nose and everything feeling like it needed a miracle. This rich, gentle, multi-purpose, does-everything balm superbly moisturises and soothes lips, face, nails and body.
The hand cream is perfect to pop on when you are in your car. Infused with a powerful mix of rich Australian botanicals, this beautifully hydrating hand balm with SPF 15 nourishes and protects hands. Yes, you need to SPF your hands even in Winter.
This limited edition pack Includes Mini Hand Repair Balm (30ml) and Multi Purpose Wonder Balm (30ml).
These products are available in various store and most found in Mecca Cosmetica.