Your winter-ready skin routine.

Your winter-ready skin routine.

Dryness, tightness and redness - don’t wait for these to crop up before weatherproofing your skin for the chilly season. Here’s our comprehensive routine to keeping your glow from summer to the bleak midwinter - also perfect for your party season skin prep and preventing those hangover dry skin spells.

Choose a moisturising cleanser. 

Cleansers aren’t just for, well...cleansing. They can hydrate, calm and condition your skin, too. Our Hot Cloth Cleanser is enriched with ultra-moisturising Cocoa Seed Butter and effectively removes your makeup, replacing it with comfort and moisture. The muslin cloth itself gives gentle exfoliation too, buffing off dry patches and smoothing chapped or dry lips.

Fan of the double cleanse? Opt for Gentle Cleansing Gel afterwards to help remove water-based dirt like sweat, while Prebiotics and Beta Glucans help to calm down reddened or tight skin that’s been out in the cold winter air. 

Tone, treat, repeat. 

A toner helps keep rough patches at bay. Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic, with Lactic Acid and Willow Bark keeps skin flake free by gently exfoliating. By cleansing within your pores, it’ll stop them from becoming enlarged with excess oil buildup.

Follow up with Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion for a shot of hydration. Using Xylitol, it helps draw water into the skin, while ceramides help stop it from escaping. Clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth, skin elasticity and firmness within 30 minutes, you’ll notice an improvement in fine lines around the eye area which can worsen in dry winter conditions. Plus, being super lightweight, you can easily apply your serum of choice afterwards.

Get oiled up. 

Common misconception: oils make your skin look greasy and clog your pores. The truth: many oils are so alike to our own naturally produced sebum that they stop oil overproduction and can balance out the skin. Take the Inca Inchi oil in Vita Mineral™ Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil for example, lightweight yet hydrating, it’s full of omega 3 and 6 to help protect your skin barrier against water loss. 

Upping your hydration helps to prevent premature lines and wrinkles, but if you’ve got some you already want to lessen, Bio Retinoid™ Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate Oil uses Bakuchiol, which is known to reverse ageing by speeding up cell turnover. Giving retinol results, you’ll notice less fine lines and more plump, hydrated and radiant skin, without the irritation - which your skin doesn’t need any more of in winter, right?


Moisturiser for your skin type.

Moisturisers help lock in your hydration and seal in the benefits of your serums and oils, while their active ingredients are usually tailored to specific skin concerns. Want bright, smooth glowing skin? Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream will get you there with Vitamin C and Magnesium. Spots creeping up on your skin? Sort them out with the mix of calming Licorice and Seaweed in Clearcalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream. They’re all hydrating, so whichever you opt for you will be protecting your face from moisture loss. 

While you rest - let your skin rest and recover, too. At night, after cleansing and applying your serums, add a layer of Overnight Recovery Balm. Developed for all skin types (particularly sensitive or sensitised by wind and cold) it’s blend of oils gives your skin the perfect, protective environment in which to regenerate. You’ll wake to calmer, more comfortable skin with a strengthened skin barrier, ready for the day ahead. 

Hold your water with Hyaluronic Acid. 

We’re sure you’ve heard the fact: Hyaluronic Acid is known to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. But it’s this sometimes hard-to-believe fact truth that makes it your perfect winter companion. It’s found in many of our products, but for a priming shot of it use Perfect Canvas Clean Primer. With added probiotics and alpha-glucans it’s clinically proven to give smoother skin and better makeup application - stopping foundation caking or flaking around rougher patches of skin. 

Want some hydration throughout the day? Instant Firming Beauty Shot and Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift can be applied over (yes, over) makeup with a gentle tapping motion, giving an invisible ‘Shot’ of hydration, for all-day plump skin. Use it in the afternoon if you start noticing fine lines around the eyes and forehead, or use as your serum for an instant lifting and smoothing feeling.