28/02/2018

BEAUTY | Winter Moisturisers


My secret to soft skin.

Moisturising is a big step in my beauty routine. In fact, I can never have a shower without using a body moisturiser afterwards. It just feels wrong. And let me tell you, my skin is super soft. My boyfriend's still impressed. 
Thus today I thought it would be helpful to share with you the different moisturisers (body, face, and so on) that I am using this winter to protect my skin from the cold.

FOR THE BODY: BATH & BODY WORKS, SUPER SMOOTH BODY LOTION in MOONLIGHT PATH [link]

I got to (finally) discover Bath & Body Works last summer, and I have been using their body lotion ever since! They have an amazing variety of scents, and Moonlight Path caught my attention - it is a very clean scent that I find great for this time of year. I am on my second bottle now, and I don't seem to get tired of it! Although it's a body lotion, it is thicker than your usual lotion and leaves the skin super soft and hydrated. It sinks into the skin quite well too and doesn't feel heavy or sticky at all.
Of course there are quite a few nice body lotions in Boots, like Garnier which is one of my favourites, but the scent range really makes me go for this brand so if you ever get the chance, check out Bath & Body Works. It's not just about the candles!


FOR THE FACE: NUXE, CREME PRODIGIEUSE ANTI-FATIGUE AND MOISTURISING CREAM [link]

Now this cream has been a firm favourite of mine for years now, and it has probably already been featured on my blog a few times. Nuxe is an amazing skincare brand and you can never go wrong with their products, and I have found that this face cream works amazingly on my combination skin. It is soft and you don't need a lot of product to cover your whole face, which is great because it will last you months and months. The Crème Prodigieuse moisturises the skin and leaves it super soft, and if you have little dry patches (I often have some on my nose or forehead) apply just a little more cream on there and they will disappear. I am not in a hurry to try another day moisturiser any time soon as this is still the best to me.

AT NIGHT: PIXI, ROSE OILD BLEND [link]

The Rose Oil Blend has also been my go-to night moisturiser for months now, and I have mentioned it before on the blog. Pixi products are generally quite good, and this is one that has really caught my attention because it moisturises the skin beautifully and whenever I stop using it for a few days, I instantly notice that my skin gets a little drier. Thus this product is a lifesaver!
Although it is quite oily when you first apply it and it will make you shine (I don't recommend using it before makeup for example), if you use it at night the product will sink into the skin and you'll wake up with hydrated skin.


FOR THE LIPS: AVENE, CARE FOR SENSITIVE LIPS [find on Amazon]

My mum gave me this lipbalm because I was desperately looking for one at home, and I ended up really enjoying it. I had stopped using stick lipbalms after falling in love with the Nuxe Rêve de Miel lipbalm in the glass jar version, so I was a bit snobbish thinking that a stick balm would not do much for my lips. Avène is a really good skincare brand though and I have been loving this lipbalm, it is very moisturising and does a great job. I use it day and night, and also under any lipstick and it works wonders. I already have another stick waiting for when this one runs out!

FOR THE HANDS: NUXE, REVE DE MIEL HAND AND NAIL CREAM [link]

Back to Nuxe again! The Rêve de Miel range is one that I could never recommend enough, all the products are amazing - and the hand cream is just as good! First of all it smells amazing, and the texture is not too thick nor too greasy (I hate greasy hand creams.) It sinks into the skin when you massage it in nicely, and leaves the hands soooo soft. So soft. It has prevented my hands from suffering this winter and is now an essential in my handbag!

What are your favourite winter moisturisers?
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22 comments:

  1. I stick to my The Body Shop Shea Body Butter for the body, which is extra dry, and just use whatever I am testing on the face. In summer I skip moisturizers altogether, at least for the face. Right now I have three on rotation, one by Asambeauty, a soothing one with Vitamin E, the pixi Rose Caviar Essence which I reviewed on the blog yesterday and one by la Roche Posay that targets fine lines and wrinkles with a lot of Vitamin C. All three are great.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Oh it's interesting that you skip moisturisers in the summer, that might be worth trying out as it gives a nice break to the skin. Just read your review of the Rose Caviar Essence and it sounds like something I'd like too! xx

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  2. Definitely want to try the Pixi Rose Oil Blend! Sounds so good!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. It really is, you should try it out! xx

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  3. Pixi's Rose Oil Blend sounds idea for helping with hydration - thanks so much for the tip to apply at night, rather than before applying makeup (I'd have definitely made that mistake! haha). Have a lovely weekend Julia :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. Oh yes under makeup it would definitely be too oily, it's a great one to have in your nighttime routine! Have a lovely (and snowy) weekend too! xx

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  4. Ahhh these sound so lovely, I really want to try the Bath and Body works moisturiser! Your skin is always flawless Julia, I need to use what you're using haha! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

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    1. Aw thank you Elizabeth! I'm sure you'd love the scents of Bath and Body Works, especially the body mists! You should try them out if you get the chance! xx

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  5. These all look amazing!

    www.petiteelliee.com

    Ellie xx

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    1. And they are, I'd recommend them all! xx

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  6. Nuxe products are just SO good for soft skin, I need to check out more from them. The pixi oil looks lovely too! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. Yes they are, it's a brand I keep recommending all the time but it really is great. Pixi's always a good choice too, you can never really go wrong with their products! xx

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  7. I need to try all of these! I thought I was on top of things with my skin, but the weather turned really cold again and and now my skin is really dry again!

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    1. It's crazy how quickly the skin can turn to "okay" in terms of hydration and then go completely dry! I hope you find the right products to help you out :) xx

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  8. I have to try that moisturizing cream from Nuxe, cause I also have dry patches on my nose and lips borders and I'm struggling with them since a while! And that rose oil blend from Pixi looks perfect for night care routine!
    xoxo
    www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

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    1. The Nuxe cream would definitely help with your dry patches! I suffer from those too especially on the nose, and the cream evens out the skin and smakes it all smooth. The oil would have too! xx

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  9. I love both the Nuxe hand cream and this Avene lip balm!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Nuxe and Avène are two great brands to go for! xx

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  10. Ooo I've not seen that Pixi product before and I love their products! I hope it helps

    Katie xx
    www.amikatie.com

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    1. You should give it a go, it's great! And definitely not as famous as some of their other products :) xx

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  11. I have never tried any of these but they all sound lovely! The body shop body butters are my favourites for my bodyand I’m currently using the ordinary natural factors moisturiser for my face :)

    Sarah | www.whatsarahwrites.com

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    1. Oh yes the Body Shop body butters are great! xx

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