Winter Skincare Essentials
The colder weather only means one thing for the skin; extra work…
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Many people find they struggle with their skin more in the winter due to the cold weather drawing out moisture. This often results in a dash to the shops and nearly always, a hefty bill.
Fashions Finest has put together a collection of tried and tested affordable skincare saviours bound to take precedence in your collection this winter. From tackling hair removal to treating yourself to a nourishing overnight mask, these skincare essentials will help you through the frosty months of winter.
Embryolisse, Lait-Crème Concentre (£13)
This winter, treat your skin to the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre. A cult-favourite, the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre is enriched with essential fatty acids and vitamins. This 5-in-1 lotion helps to not only restore harmony where there is imbalance but also nourish areas of dryness and protects your complexion from environmental aggressors. The lotion is light in texture and absorbs quickly leaving no residue and making it perfect for all skin types. Doubling as a multi-functional product that can also be used as a hydrating face mask, skin is left feeling plumped, soothed and hydrated.
COSRX, Ultimate Moisturising Honey Overnight Mask (£23)
Why not try the COSRX Ultimate Moisturising Honey Overnight Mask formulated with propolis extract known for its healing properties. This luxurious and effective skincare treatment works as you sleep to nourish and hydrate which is perfect for anyone whose skin is more irritated during the winter months. Enriched with a potent blend of propolis extract and natural beeswax, the formula restores vital moisture to the complexion for a softening and brightening effect, as well as soothing any redness or irritation. It can also be used as a wash-off mask or simply as a cream to impart visible radiance and health to the skin.
SOS Serum (from £5)
The answer to sensitive skin just became our answer to winter skin. SOS Serum is the perfect product for those whose skin is dry or irritated, as it works to heal and soothe skin that has been irritated by environmental aggressors. This face and body treatment is highly moisturising to dry skin and great for soothing sensitive skin. Doubling nicely as a miracle product, this serum is quick and effective for managing allergic flare-ups as well as treating and soothing cuts, bites, plant & insect stings and minor burns.
Freshly Cosmetics, Red Velvet Oil Serum (£35)
This powerful and innovative oil-serum uses 15 plant-derived oils to treat wrinkles, expression lines, scars, blemishes, redness, inflammation, irritation, and eczema. Its 100% natural, the oil-based formula makes it the perfect skincare swap this winter, as it treats blemishes and scars, without irritating or drying the skin.
Sugar Coated, Full Body Hair Removal Kit (£12.99)
Hair removal is not just for summer! The cruelty-free, vegan wax from Sugar Coated removes your hair easily and effectively. With results lasting longer the more often you wax, it is essential to keep up waxing in the winter months. The sugar wax is completely water-soluble as well as easy to use and mess-free. The kit comes complete with wax strips that can be washed and reused leaving you with a salon-quality sustainable treatment every time. Sugar Coated full body hair removal kit is instantly biodegradable and all packaging is fully recyclable.
Tan-Luxe, Hydra Mousse Hydrating Self-Tan Mousse (£35)
For anyone who enjoys a bronzed glow all year round, Tan-Luxe hydrating fake-tan mousse will be your new favourite- especially in the colder months! The tan is scientifically formulated for super-fast absorption to deliver a believable, natural-looking tan while increasing skin’s moisture levels. Featuring skincare grade vitamins B5, C and E and raspberry seed oil, the light formula bestows an undetectable golden glow within 4-6 hours making you ready for any event throughout the winter.
Shakeup Perfecting Skin In Seconds
Shakeup Cosmetics found out that one of the biggest priorities for men when choosing skincare and cosmetic products is the ease of use, followed by efficacy. This is why the brand is bringing to market two revolutionary twist-up sticks, supporting both men’s skincare routines and their lifestyle needs.
Introducing Shakeup Cosmetics with their latest innovative men’s skincare products: two brand new twist-up skin saviours for men.
Shakeup Cosmetics understands male skin necessities and has become the fastest-growing beauty brand in the UK. It should be definitely included in every man’s grooming and skincare routine, helping them look and feel their 100% every day!
Hydrate In A Hurry Moisturiser - Stick With Cucumber Extract And Hyaluronic Acid (RRP £15)
Designed to offer men a way to cool, soothe and hydrate hardworking skins in a hurry. This power-packed twist-up stick is full of skin-nourishing ingredients, designed to work with male skin needs, AND fit into busy lives.
Ingredients: with Hyaluronic Acid to plump and help hydrate, Witch Hazel to soothe and ease redness, Cucumber Extract to cool in a hurry and Vitamin E to fight free radicals and environmental damage, it is an essential addition to busy men’s skincare.
Benefits: perfect for post-workout skin recovery, hydrating-on-the-go and morning-in-minutes routines. Hydrate in a Hurry has a fresh, light fragrance and invisible on the skin.
You Do The Mask – Purifying Clay Draw-on Mask With Activated Coconut Charcoal And Kaolin Clay (RRP £15)
Men’s skin needs the same care and attention that a women’s, but rarely (if ever) gets it. With that in mind, ‘You do the Mask’ is a twist-up no-fuss, no-mess masking stick that works with the skincare needs of men to provide a regular treatment option.
Ingredients: Activated Charcoal, to clarify and improve the look of men’s slightly wider pores and oilier skins. Coconut Extract to nourish deeply and provide a protective barrier for moisture, Glycerine for a smooth, frictionless application and Kaolin Clay for the deepest cleansing experience possible.
Benefits: deeply cleansing, skin refining and nurturing, without being messy or tricky to use. The fragrance is indulgent without being too sweet or cloying and the mask is easy to apply and use. Skin refining results speak for themselves, You Do the Mask is perfect for men with sensitive, blemish-prone skins. Ideal for fitness fans, as it draws the sweat and impurities of your workout routine out before it can clog pores and dull skin.
What the founding brothers Shane and Jake say…
'We know that men don’t want skincare and make up that takes forever to use or has a huge learning curve. We’ve developed these to make having well cared-for skin easy, without compromising efficacy'.
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Goodbye Chapped Lips
It is not easy to ignore chapped lips and as the weather gets colder and the air drier they just get worse. Dry, flaky and even painful chapped lips are no joke so here are some simple ways to heal them and keep them moisturized.
Honey Lip Scrub
Honey locks moisture in to your skin, so a little honey combined with sugar and almond oil to exfoliate. Rub gently onto your lips as it moisturizes and takes off dead skin.
Fill up on water
Water is the best aid for dry, flaky lips because if you are hydrated, your lips will be too.
Brush your lips with a soft toothbrush
If you do not have lip scrub, then try a soft toothbrush to gentle exfoliate your lips once or twice per day.
If your lips are starting to get really cracked and painful, open up a vitamin E capsule and put a little bit of the gel right on the problem areas.
Go for natural lip balms
When buying a lip balm make sure that they contain coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter or beeswax to seal in moisture.
Take care before bedtime
Apply some coconut oil or even honey on your lips at night and wake up with soft and supple lips.