Fight the winter blues with these beauties

Winter beauty – well autumn really

Winter is upon us again (okay, it’s still Autumn, but it sure feels like winter). Skin is prone to drying and flaking, feet are cold, and more time inside means more time staring at your face in the mirror and you feel like you need an overhaul. Here are our favourite little secrets to get you through the chilly season. 

For your body: Active Hydration Body Replenish 

For your whole body

Don’t know about you, but winter makes  me want exactly that – replenish. Skin feels literally depleted due to complete lack of fun in the sun. As with everything Rodan + Fields this is a complete composition designed to soothe and mosturise your body deeply. It even prevents future moisture loss from the cool air sucking at your pores.  $89.00 

For your face: Smoosh Skin Virgin Plum Luminous Face Oil 

Smoosh your face – in a good way

Winter seems to scream out for oils. You feel fully replenished when you put an oil on your face. Seems counterintuitive for those with oily or combination skin, but oil actually balances your skin out. It’s decadence. And we love Smoosh Skin (is there a better name – talk about a solid onomatopoeia) Virging Plum Luminous Face Oil to keep our skin, well, luminous.

Every Smoosh formula is brimming with a potent, and thoughtful blend of the finest natural and certified organic plant and fruit oils. Smoosh is designed to deliver visible results and glowy healthy skin for all skin types, especially the super sensitive.

This nourishing, single ingredient, satiny face oil that feeds skin essential nutrients for happy, healthy smooshable skin. Packed with antioxidants, omega fatty acids 6 and 9 and skin correcting vitamin E, it deeply hydrates.

Smoosh Virgin Plum Luminous Face Oil  RRP- $39.00. Check out the entire range:

For your under eyes: Wrinkles Schminkles 

Dewrinklify your face with Wrinkles Schminkles Image courtesy of @marinaspark

Have you tried wrinkles schminkles yet? If you haven’t – you should because every single one of their products work – FAST. Take a look at InfuseFAST eye smoothing and depuffing mask, perfect the morning after the night before when you drank a whole bottle of your favourite pinot in a bid to keep warm. These little eye lifts also reduce muscle movement with their special ingredinent, MYOXONIL, proven to reduce eye contractions and decrease wrinkles.  The  InfuseFAST™ Smoothing & Depuffing Eye Mask is a rapidly infusing mask that plumps, depuffs & minimises the appearance of wrinkles, elasticity and sunken eyes in just 15 minutes. Pack of 5 for $50 check out the full range from face to neck to décolletage.

Hands: Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream

Keep your hands soft and supple through winter

Leaving your hands out in the elements can play havoc on your little phone operators. Revive them with Burt’s Bee Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream. Made with natural ingredients that help keep your hands feeling soft and smooth, this rich cream is infused with moisturising shea butter and quick absorbing, hydrating cocoa butter and sesame oil. Enriched with a blend of the finest extracts and vitamin E to revitalise and nourish your skin. It’s 99.9% natural and free of parabens, phthalates, petrolatum and SLS. This ultra rich hand cream is gentle enough to use every day from your favourite good for you and good for the planet brand. $30 

For your skin: Q+A Hyaluronic Acid

Actually acid hyrdates

Hyaluronic Acid is a super hydrator. Don’t let the word “acid” scare you: we produce it naturally in our own bodies and so topping up is only the right thing to do! Enhanced by a range of natural ingredients, this serum will quench even the thirstiest skin. It hydrates every skin type including super dry and oily. Q+A is a very popular and affordable skin care brand out of the UK that has recently launched in Australia. With prices similar to The Ordinary and a comprehensive range of well designed products, Q+A may be the answer you’ve been looking for. $13 

For your feet: Paire

Pair up with Paire

Keep your little feet warm with Paire. Not strictly beauty – but we know you don’t care because these little cuties are so bloody comfortable and warm. Perfect for the season, these socks are made from merino wool and organic cotton for your feet.  Sustainable  and socially responsible these are beautifully designed socks, considerate enough to support your arches and have edges that are cut at 90 degrees to truly make your most neglected part of your body feel looked after.T hese smart little socks are also moisture absorbing (so no odour and perfect for the gym) – while being warm in the cold and cool in the heat. Prices start at $23.90 

About the author

Michelle hails from the UK – but grew up with big flavours and spices thanks to her Singaporean Mum. International cuisine has always been part of Michelle’s life as she explored the world in the pursuit of delicious food and wine – along with a castle or two. Michelle now lives in Sydney after a lengthy stint in Brisbane (a city dear to her heart, which she visits frequently). She is letting her nose and palette be her guide as she discovers and shares exciting and delicious dining experiences. Michelle also loves, in equal measure, fashion, sunshine and puppies.


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