At this time of year it can often be hard to keep our skin looking and feeling plump and hydrated. As the winds pick up and the air turns cooler our skin can quickly begin to feel the effects. Dry skin has always been a bit of a problem for me so I’ve been trying out a few products lately that I thought would definitely be worth a mention. Drop me a line on social, or in the comments below with your favourite hydrating beauty products for autumn and winter….
Sunday Riley C.E.O
Lusciously hydrating and scientifically advanced, C.E.O. is the smart, moisturizing guru for your thirsty skin. Whipped and luminizing, C.E.O. provides deep, soothing moisturization while its technologically advanced formula expertly fights the 5 signs of environmental and micropollution-induced skin damage. Now I’m already a huge fan of Sunday Riley products and have featured them before, so I knew I was going to need this moisturiser in my life. With its bright orange packaging it’s definitely an eye-catcher on the shelves and the formula inside feels every bit as luxurious as you would imagine.
If you need some serious hydration then Sunday Riley C.E.O is going to do the job. It has a sweet orange scent, this is less like fresh oranges and more like orange sweets in my opinion. I would have loved something with a bit more of a zesty scent but this is still gorgeous. Slightly more ‘heavy duty’ than your average moisturisers, this is perfect for using after a shower or in the evenings to give your skin that ultimate quench. Check out the below for the full info and what it contains:
VITAMIN C (5% THD ASCORBATE)
Promotes natural collagen, brightens +
provides anti-oxidant support
Provides shielding effect against pollution
LIME PEARL EXTRACT + BISABOLOL
Gentle exfoliation + soothing support
VITAMIN C HAS A NEW BOSS
Sensitivity. Dehydration. Dullness. Uneven tone. Premature fine lines/wrinkles.
60 GBP. Available at Space NK and Spacenk.com
Woods of Windsor Blackberry & Thyme Collection
It is just as important to take care of our hands at this time of year and the Woods of Windsor Blackberry & Thyme Collection is perfect to have at the ready. The range is infused with the refreshing fragrance of Blackberry & Thyme, evoking the sweet, herbal aromas of an English country garden, combining green tea and ripe blackberry with a heart of rosemary, thyme, mimosa and white jasmine enhanced with musk and amber. Basically it smells divine!
GARDENERS Blackberry & Thyme Moisturising Hand Wash: £6.99/ 350ml
Formulated with blackberry extract, rich in vitamins A and C, antioxidants and essential fatty acids and healing thyme oil, this moisturising hand wash foams up to create a luxurious lather.
GARDENERS Blackberry & Thyme Exfoliating Hand Scrub: £4.99/ 100ml
This exfoliating scrub contains pumice to cleanse and remove any stubborn, ingrained dirt. With a blend of blackberry extract, rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids to help protect and moisturise along with healing, antibacterial thyme oil, it will leave hands feeling soft, smooth and freshly fragranced.
GARDENERS Blackberry & Thyme Nourishing Hand Cream: £5.99 / 100ml
Apply this easily absorbed, nourishing cream after Blackberry and Thyme Hand Wash to help restore hands after a day in the garden. A blend of shea butter, antibacterial and healing thyme oil and blackberry extract, rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids that help protect and moisturise, it leaves hands feeling soft, smooth and freshly fragranced whilst conditioning nails.
Find them online at www.woodsofwindsor.co.uk
Cult 51 Day and Night Creams
These hydrating creams from Cult51 are perfect for using throughout the winter months or for Christmas gifting. Beautifully presented they are sure to create a great impression as well as being absolutely wonderful for your skin at this time of year.
CULT51 Night Cream (£125/50ml, £49.95/20ml) is clinically formulated to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by up to 64% in 28 days and pigmentation by 25% in 12 weeks. Clinical trials show that skin’s hydration is boosted by 112% after 12 hours and skin firmness by 99% after only one hour and a staggering 148% after six weeks.
CULT51 Day Cream (£95/50ml, £40/20ml) prevents hyper-pigmentation and inhibits the over-activity of the tyrosinase (cells that produce melanin), while SPF15 helps to protect against further sun damage. This easily absorbed cream has a long-term anti-wrinkle effect, protecting against chronological ageing, promoting the production of collagen and helping the skin to produce hyaluronic acid and maintain water.
CULT51 has recently launched into Space NK and is also available from cult51.com and Fortnum & Mason.
Disclaimer: please note that unless otherwise stated some items featured have been provided on a review basis.