If you haven’t already, it’s definitely time to switch up your winter skincare routine. With the heating on inside, and the crisp cold weather outside, we could all do with that extra skincare boost. accessFASHION’s Lauren Alexander knows how to recognise a beautiful aesthetic when she sees one, (she’s the eyes behind our Instagram and some of our striking imagery) – so it made total sense to find out what her go to beauty products are for the season that is hardest on our skin.
The Body Shop’s VITAMIN E MOISTURE CREAM
The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Moisture Cream is a cult favourite. Infused with Vitamin E and raspberry seed oil, it creates a blissful blend of hydration – perfect for keeping your skin plump and nourished during the winter months. I love to use it as part of my daily routine after our favourite face oil to lock in all that goodness; and the best part about it? You can use it in the morning, before you sleep or whenever your skin needs a little extra love.
Find it at: thebodyshop.com Price £20 (100ml)
Lanolips 101 OINTMENT: ORIGINAL
If you are someone who loves a lip balm or two, we highly recommend adding Lanolips 101 Ointment to your collection. Founder, Kirsten Carriol decided to create all Lanolips products using Medical Grade lanolin, an ointment which mimics your skin’s natural oils to restore moisture, a.k.a. it’s pure magic! This multipurpose balm is 100% natural and can be used for chapped lips, dry cuticles and rough patches of skin, so it’s a no-brainer to keep it by your side all winter long.
Find it at: cultbeauty.co.uk Price £10.99 (15g)
Glow Recipe’s WATERMELON GLOW SLEEPING MASK
Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is a little jar of heaven. This lightweight formula can be used as an overnight mask, as well as a 10-minute glow-booster at any time of day. It could not be simpler to achieve the hydrated and dewy look we’re all after at the moment. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, watermelon extract works with hyaluronic acid to soothe and restore our skin – making it a mask of wonders. It’s pink, it smells delicious and it give you glowing skin all year round – what more could you ask for?
Find it at: cultbeauty.co.uk Price £41 (80ml)
The Ordinary’s 100% ORGANIC COLD-PRESSED ROSE HIP SEED OIL
A lightweight oil that leaves your skin looking radiant, healthy and doesn’t leave a dry patch in sight. The Ordinary is renowned for creating budget-friendly, simple yet effective skincare products and their Rosehip Seed Oil is exactly that. The face oil’s single ingredient has naturally hydrating properties since it is rich in fatty acids and Vitamins E and C, making it the perfect product to keep your skin healthy throughout the season. Add this simple step to your routine and you’ll be headed to a one-stop destination for glowing skin.
Find it at beautybay.com Price £9 (30ml)
Glossier’s INVISIBLE SHIELD SPF
SPF is a must-have all year round. Yes, even in Winter. Glossier’s Invisible Shield is a personal favourite of mine. It’s breathable, it doesn’t leave any residue and it’s perfect to layer underneath make-up. The gel-like formula absorbs into the skin almost immediately, leaving your skin looking bright and healthy, and is packaged in a super Instagrammable pump bottle that would look good on any skincare shelf. The key ingredient that makes this product extra special is sweet orange peel oil which starts your day with a fresh, citrusy scent.
Find it at glossier.com Price £20 (30ml)
Disclaimer: These products have been tried and tested by Lauren Alexander. At accessFASHION we take the promotion and recommendation of skincare very seriously and so we will always aim and endeavour to be honest and transparent with our reviews. On that note, we wanted to let you know that the Glossier SPF doesn’t work for our Editor Sabina Emrit Harper. After trying the SPF for a few days she found that the chemical and active ingredients create a burning sensation on her skin and so she always opts for a mineral SPF instead.