Winter Essentials #2

This freezing weather is showing no signs of diminishing anytime soon, but that’s fine as I’m winning the war against any possible damage that could be made to my skin as a result of the constant change of temperature it’s being exposed to.

Here are more of the products I’ve been relying on to get me through the cold snap.

1. Neutrogena Intense Repair Body Balm – £5.39

I’ve never understood people who say they don’t need to moisturise their bodies. I assume these are the people who then go on to have cracked knees and elbows which resemble the chalky white cliffs of Dover! You all know I love a good body moisturiser and I’d heard a lot about this product prior to trying it out..  Neutrogena produce excellent skincare for great value and their bodycare is no exception. I love how this leaves my skin moisturised all day, despite it being quite light for a balm and it does a great job without feeling heavy – I hate having to break a sweat just trying to rub in body cream! This is perfect for those who suffer from very dry or irritated skin as it promises to leave it feeling smoother and softer.

2. Skinceuticals Emollience – £55

I’ve been using this as a day moisturiser (over sunscreen) for the past few weeks and I’m very impressed. It sinks in beautifully, leaving my skin feeling plump and hydrated all day long. It’s not cheap, but I would buy this as a special treat as I’ve had no problems with dryness at all during this cold snap we’ve had. It’s also great for using on flights or after a bout of late nights to freshen and boost the skin. Formulated with an exclusive selection of seven natural extracts and lipids, inclusing Brazilian marine extracts it deeply nourishes the skin to help restore and maintain moisture throughout the day. This can be used once or twice a day and is to be applied to the face, neck and chest – I don’t apply it to my chest though, it’s too expensive to waste on that!

3. Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask- £28

It’s easy for skin to succumb to the effects of being exposed to icy winds one minute and adverse heat in the form of central heating the next. Our poor skin really takes a battering during the winter months. In an effort to maintain my skins hydration levels, I’ve been including this in my winter skincare regime. This isn’t your typical face mask, in the sense that it’s not a slap on, and rinse off job. It’s applied liberally to the skin like a moisturiser and absorbs as such. Overnight it works its magic and you wake up with soft, moisturised skin. It’s non-greasy and leaves me with no dry patches. Great for those lazy nights when you can’t be bothered to faff about removing a more traditional face mask. You can use this every night if you wish or as often as you’d like.

I must add that as well as the products I’m using, guzzling water and taking daily supplements has helped immensely too.
*All products were provided for review consideration.



  1. 13th February 2013 / 10:09 pm

    Great post,I have that face mask on my wishlist, hav u tried the origins overnight one babes?

  2. 13th February 2013 / 10:14 pm

    @Sharon P – Thanks! Nope, not tried the Origins one. Any good?

  3. 14th February 2013 / 6:07 am

    Yep had a sample of it,it was lovely!

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