Cold, rainy and windy, the Dutch winter is usually not kind to anyone’s skin, including mine.
To combat the harsh wintery conditions, here are my top picks to maintain my skin soft and happy!
The Antipodes Grace gentle cream cleanser (£24.99 for 120ml)
This creamy and rich cleanser feels like heaven for environmentally-stressed skins. Its delicate formulation features some amazing ingredients for dry and sensitive skins- Avocado oil, Macadamia oil, and the anti-inflammatory super antioxidant Vinanza Oxifend. I usually use this cream cleanser as a 2nd cleanser. I massage a small pea onto the face insisting the forehead, cheeks, and chin. The smell is lovely and feels like a mixture of Vanilla and flowers. This is not an everyday cleanser for me but it does a perfect job cleansing and nurturing the skin, and this is so needed in Winter!
The John Master Organics Calendula toning mask (£26.00 for 57g)
I have completely fallen in love with this mask. A total bliss for the skin which is left so smooth, hydrated and soft! The little pot contains one of the most effective formula I have come across in terms of results. Using Aloe vera as a base, this powerful treat softens and immediately repairs the skin. It is so perfect in Winter if your skin is dry, sensitive or irritated. I do recommend it to anyone of you who are looking for that powerful soothing weekly treatment.
The Madara total renewal night cream (£42.00 for 50ml)
I have raved about this cream before and I am not surprised to talk about it one more time. This is one of my favorite products from Madara: a light pastel green unctuous night cream packed with the most effective ingredients such as Birch water, cell repair bio complex and hyaluronic acid to work overnight to improve skin regeneration, soothe dry patches, stimulate cell’s functions for a plumped and completely rested skin in the morning. This is a wonderful product that really delivers outstanding results. I use it every night and I love it!
The John Master Organics Lime&Ginger hand cream (£14.00 for 54ml)
It has perhaps not the richest texture but it does its job well: soothing and keeping my hands hydrated throughout the day thanks to the presence of Sunflower and Black spruce needle oils. I usually reapply it a couple of times, since my hands tend to be quite sensitive to cold weather (and I am outside quite often). The smell is lovely yet subtle. I would love to try the Orange & Rose scented version which also seems very appealing.
The Melvita l’Argan bio gentle shower (£13.86 for 250ml)
I am quite a fan of the Weleda body washes (see HERE) but this time, I thought that I would experiment a body product from the French brand Melvita. The Argan bio shower gel cleanses the skin without stripping the body natural oils. The presence of Argan oil emollients soothes and hydrates while the delicate scent envelops the skin and softens the senses. If you are looking for a gentle body wash that does exactly what it says, then go for it! I had a look on their website and got my eyes on some other body cleansers too- the Rose Petal shower and the Extraordinary shower.
What do you think? How are you keeping your skin soft during cold weather?
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