I love Origins's Drink Up™ Intensive Mask all year round - read my full review here - but in the winter time I step it up a notch, using it every other night rather than just once or twice per week. I can really see the difference this makes to my skin; I wake up looking a lot brighter and fresher-faced than I otherwise do. It certainly doesn't hurt that this smells gorgeous, too! I also love introducing oils into my skincare routine in the colder months; even with my oily skin, I find they work really well for me, and certainly don't make me any oilier. I've been using this tiny sample bottle of Trilogy's Rosehip Oil which is sadly all but gone now, alternating with a more purse-friendly facial oil from the Boots Botanics range which I also love - see my review here. I generally pop an oil on under my moisturiser at bedtime, and have actually been mixing a couple of drops into my L'Oreal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation as I've found it helps it sit much more nicely on my skin! Finally, another product from The Body Shop; I recently rediscovered their Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil (review here) amongst my stash and have been loving this at bedtime to give my nails a little treat. I do think this is expensive for what it is (£7.50 for 1.8ml!!!) but if you see it on offer I'd recommend picking it up.
What are your skincare must-haves as the weather gets colder? Do any of these products have a place in your routine? I'd love to hear about any essentials you crack out to beat the winter skin blues!!
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