27 Nov 2014 34 comments

Super Nourishing Winter Staples.


I don’t know about you lot, but I feel parched. Everything from my lips to my skin to my hair feels like it’s already suffering, and winter has barely shown its face. To deal with this I’ve got a little routine on the go, in a bid to make me feel like less of a raisin.

Aurelia Skincare Miracle Cleanser (£34) is an absolute must for this time of year, I remember thinking that it completely saved me last year so I knew I would have a fresh pot waiting for the depths of winter 2k14. This uses probiotic and peptide technologies to hydrate, brighten and purify the complexion, while also working to infuse the skin with only the best natural ingredients. It smells incredible and feels beautiful to apply – I adore smearing it on after a long day as it just feels so instantly relieving on dry, dehydrated skin! Plus it removes everything – even tough mascara. Woweee.

Nourish Argan Skin Rescue (£18.90) is a new in product for me, but one I’m keeping stashed in my skincare drawer for regular applications. I’m all over this brand Nourish, their affordable skincare has saved my skin in recent weeks and they have a truly brilliant range of products. This little treatment oil aims to nourish and revive a dull, lifeless complexion while also helping to balance the skin, reduce the formation of wrinkles and help to clear up signs of blotchy skin associated with acne, psoriasis and eczema. It smells delicious and feels lovely to apply too.

AESOP Resurrection Hand Balm (£19) – if you’re in the market for a new hand cream, look no further than this flawless wonder. This is intensely hydrating and super rich, but it sinks in beautifully (ie no sticky feeling) and it smells just heavenly. I’m not even a citrus fan but even I can’t get enough of this zesty scent! I actually have to ration this gorgeous cream otherwise I would cocoon myself in it.

Lanolips 101 Ointment (£10.99); I had heard so much about this stuff before I purchased it, it just seemed like the ultimate lip balm. I bought it on a whim recently when my lips just felt horrendous when I was out, and I haven’t looked back – it’s silky, smoothing, instantly hydrating and it doesn’t have a gross scent or taste. You can apply it on any dry or rough patches too, so I think it’s going to be a winner for when my winter cold sets in.

The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum (£7) my hair always shows signs of neglect come winter, it seems to look so dull and unruly so I always need to give it lots of attention! Recently I’ve been smoothing through this beautiful serum and my hair has been looking so healthy. It’s light enough to be slathered all over fine hair, but nourishing enough to seal in moisture and help the ends of my hair looks soft and silky. So far, so good.

Have you got a winter routine in place?

  • I really love the sound of the Aurelia skincare miracle cleanser x


  • Luannsa Goodman

    This is great! I already use the grape seed serum from the Body Shop! I love it!

  • I’ve never used any of these products before but the Argan Skin Rescue sounds really good! 🙂


  • emily couture

    such great products 🙂

    emily xx


  • I love the Aurelia cleanser! If you love nourishing balm, check Lyonsleaf body butter. It has been raved by lot of green bloggers ….and I understand why:

  • I am currently loving The Body Shop Grapeseed Serum, it tames my dry ends without leaving my looks greasy. The Aurelia sounds like a great payday purchase.

  • I feel like I should really do more this time of the year but all I have maanged to do is buy the Nivea in shower moituriser because it’s too cold to moiturise after the shower!

  • I am so glad you mentioned this hair serum. My hair has been so dry and impossible to manage lately. I will give it a go, plus I love The Body Shop.



    That serum is going straight on my Christmas wishlist! XX


  • Vivian Yuen

    I know what you mean, this cold weather has made my skin so dry. Thanks for the recommendations~

    LIVE . IN .LOVE ✞


  • rebekah maryx

    I am not a huge citrus fan either might have to give the hand balm a go


  • Ilia Mura

    I always love your skincare posts! Actually very helpful 🙂 x

  • Daisy Churchward

    My skin is so dehydrated at the moment, definitely need more of a nourishing cream during the day but I get so oily its hard to choose one! The Aurelia cleanser seems really interesting!


  • gosh my lips are in horrible shape right now *sob*

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  • These sound great! I need to check them out! x


  • Maggie

    I feel the same right now! Everything is so dry! My lips have taken such a beating already! I have been using First Aid Beauty’s chap stick and it is wonderful!


  • Chapped lips and dry skin is awful! I think I’ve finally gotten my winter skin routine down and it involves alot of cream cleanser, moisturizers, argan oil and drinking a LOT of water!


  • I use Avene’s Xercalm Balm for my dry irritated patches, and Rodial StemCell Superfood once or twice a week for some added plumpness

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • I want to try the hand cream in desperate need of something that actually works xox


  • I always find that my hair and skin get really dry in the winter. Some lovely products and a great post x


  • NoOvernightGuests

    I was looking into adding a facial oil into my routine, but there are so many to choose from.

  • I’ve been looking for a serum like product to add to my hair routine and will definitely be checking out your recommendation from The Body Shop


  • I love The Body Shop hair serums, so great for the price, like all Body shop products. x


  • Have the big Aesop Hand Balm always on my table, good choice! 🙂 Love the mandarine smell, specially during the winter time.

  • The Aesop hand balm is absolutely perfect, I use it year round! The scent is just divine.

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  • the hand balm!! I’m in need of a new one and I think I know which one I’m gonna get now 🙂 Thanks!

    Connie from theconbonz

  • I have still never tried Aesop and I’ve wanted to for so long. Lovely collection for Winter, definitely a few I need to add to my wish-list.


  • I think argan oil really is the best 🙂

    little taste of heaven

  • Interested in The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum!! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

  • Francesca

    I’m always looking for new products to make my hair look more shiny, so thanks for mentioning the The Body Shop serum… I’m definitely going to try that out 🙂


  • Emma and Emily

    Great post! My skin is in need of some nourishing at the mo!


  • Tessa

    My lifesaver is Weleda’s Skin Food, Great stuff, I use it on any dry patches as well as on my lips!

  • I’m currently loving the Oskia Renaissance Hand Cream – it smells super lovely and just skins into the skin within minutes. x