18 Feb 2019 31 comments

Winter Staples I Can’t Live Without.

My go-to winter routine…

When winter comes around, I become a hundred times more precious about my skin and its gets a hell of a lot more love than it usually does! I’ve popped together a KLV HG (that’s Kate La Vie Holy Grail FYI) edit of products that have helped my skin prepare for and protect against the winter chill…

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (Radiance); If there’s one make up essential for me, it’s a brightening primer. This Laura Mercier loveliness is the perfect pick-me-up on dull days and has such a gorgeous lightweight consistency. Recently I’ve been trying to keep it minimal with my make up to avoid breakouts so it’s great that I can just wear this on its own for a healthy glow and natural off-duty look.

MOA Magic Organic Apothecary Fortifying Green Bath Potion; Even though most of my working day is filled with jobs I enjoy and love, it’s still a necessity for me to take the time to de-stress, clear and calm. Adding a small amount of this potion to my evening bath makes a big difference, and it’s especially essential for when I’m feeling under the weather!
The pepperminty smell is deliciously uplifting – it picks me right back up ready for the next day. Oh, and an added bonus? The gorgeous aroma lingers throughout my entire flat for hours after! Heavenly.

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Shea Butter Body Lotion; I can be a little lazy when it comes to moisturising my whole body, especially on these v v cold winter mornings when a tiny dab of moisturiser can feel like a block of ice. Thankfully, this little wonder makes moisturising something I can actually kinda look forward to. It glides on easily with little to no effort (can I get an amen?!) and dries in a flash, so I can throw on my clothes straight away. Plus, I can’t even begin to tell you how good it smells!

La Roche Posay Hydra Intense; Living in Scotland inevitably takes it toll on my skin from time-to-time. I’m lucky enough to live just on the outskirts of the city, so I’m not constantly battered with the cold and air-pollutants (that and hibernating indoor most days!)
However, most days my skin is just crying out for moisture. I’ve used this mask weekly to inject some much needed hydration into my skin and it feels so good. Can I have velvety smooth baby skin at all times please?!

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask; If you really want to bring out the big guns, you have to get in on this miracle worker. This pot of perfection is actually infused with pure 24 karat gold for the most luxe pamper ever. I would usually eye roll at this sort of stuff, but the proof is well and truly in the pudding.

What are your go-to products for foolproof winter skin? Have you tried any of these heroes?

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  • These all sound like some great products

    Candice | NatalyaAmour.com

  • Great picks! The MOA Magic Organic Apothecary Fortifying Green Bath Potion sounds dreamy.

    Zoey | http://www.zoeyolivia.com

    • Hey Zoey! It’s wonderful, you should try it! A bottle of pure goodness. x

  • These all sounds great! You’ve definitely convinced me to give the Peter Thomas Roth mask a try!

    Kelly Anne xx

    • Oh it’s lush! Feel like such a princess with it on. I hope you love it!

  • The gold mask sounds so incredible! What a luxurious product❤️

    Arianna | Southernbelleforever.com

    • Everyone needs a little extra in their lives!

  • Wonderful beauty products mentioned … they are basically lifesavers for our skin!

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • That Laura Mercier Radiance primer is one of my favourites too. The Garnier lotion you picked up sounds amazing too!

    Deanna | luxandvitae.com

  • It feels lovely to have a go to winter staple just like this. You are assured to stay pretty and vibrant still. These products are must have.


    • Oh for sure, definitely gets me through the winter months!

  • Need to try that mask <3 🙂 Thanks for sharing all of these great winter finds!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • These all sound really good! I really like these Garnier Body lotions xx


  • Bernadette

    I need to try more peter roth thomas masks! I have the pumpkin enzyme mask which I’m obsessed with! I’ve been noticing lots of 24 K gold themed skincare but it appeared quite gimmicky to me, but when it comes to peter roth thomas – his face masks game has me trusting in that product. x


    • I know exactly what you mean, the mask is just divine. It can be quite rare for a product to do exactly what it says it will, especially when everyone’s skin is different. x

  • I can’t believe I’ve never tried anything from Peter Thomas Roth. It sounds like such a lovely brand, and their masks are definitely on my ‘to try’ list xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

    • It’s a fairly new brand for me too, you will just love it! x

  • Natalie Redman

    I love La Roche Posay!


    • Hey Natalie, oh me too! Feels so good on your skin! x

  • Ooo I’m intrigued by the green bath potion, I do love a nice relaxing bath on an evening!

    Gemma Louise

    • Hey Gemma. Oh it’s divine. A little on the pricier side but SO worth it. x

  • Kate

    I have always wanted to try that gold mask. I always get so nervous putting new stuff on my face though, because I have very sensitive skin. But, I trust your recommendation and am thinking about finally biting my bullet and trying it!
    -Kate Christine

  • I had forgotten about the Garnier 7 day moistusier, I used to love it! I would love to try a gold mask too.

    Emily | Snippets of Emily’s Life xx

    • Hey Emily. Oh it’s such an old favourite of mine with such a nice smell. I hope you enjoy the mask too! x

  • The MOA packaging is so pretty, oh my! Also sounds so lovely, I love peppermint scents!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Sarah Winton

    Winter skin is the absolute worst! I need to check out that Peter Thomas Roth mask! It sounds divine.