Winter can be completely divine. We love curling up in a Bemboka cable knit throw wearing a pair of J Crew Plaid Trouser Socks and watching the fire take to the kindling. Nothing spoils those cosy moments more than chapped lips and scaly skin, so we have put together the ultimate guide for winter-ready skin. Follow these easy steps below:
Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Cleanser
This gentle daily cleanser provides the therapeutic benefits of olive polyphenols, leaving skin soft, refreshed, hydrated and free of residue. This nourishing cleanser effectively eliminates dirt, oil, and makeup never stripping skin of its natural oils or leaving the face dry or tight. Soothing, nourishing, and refreshing, this cleanser leaves skin baby soft.
HOW: Work into a gentle lather in the shower twice daily, or use over the sink. Gently moisten your face and lather before splashing face with water or removing with a wet facecloth.
Susanne Kaufmann Shower Gel
The Susanne Kaufmann shower/shampoo is shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and skin care in one. Hair and skin are pampered daily with active ingredients from Sage, St. John´s Wort and Aloe Vera extracts while soluble silk creates a barrier protecting from dryness. The body and hair wash has a pleasant, subtle scent making it ideal for the whole family. The tensides contained in the shower shampoo are obtained from sugar. They are especially skin-friendly and PH-neutral. The cleaning substances are biodegradable and have been obtained from renewable resources.
HOW: Work into a gentle lather in the shower twice daily then wash off.
Antonia Burrell Luminous Light Polishing Powder
A uniquely luxurious exfoliating powder that transforms into a silky foam, leaving skin porcelain-smooth, buffed and brightened. Anti-bacterial Tea Tree Leaf Extract keeps pores purified, skin perfecting Zinc PCA energizes skins well-being, while soothing Colloidal Oatmeal reduces redness and inflammation as well as helping to restore normal pH in the skin.
HOW: Dispense into the palm of a damp hand, and mix with a splash of water to produce the foam. Massage all over clean skin with circular motions, adding water as required, until skin is left supremely smooth. Use after cleansing and before conditioning.
ILA Body Scrub for Energizing and Detoxifying, 250g
This product was the Anti-Aging Beauty Bible Winner 2013. Ideal for when you’re feeling tired, run, down or sluggish, this revitalising Body Scrub boosts your energy field and immune system. Alpine lavender with geranium and lemongrass stimulates the circulation and boosts the immune system, while Himalayan salt crystals exfoliate the skin leaving it feeling silky smooth. The wild organic juniper berry cleanses negativity, stimulates circulation and helps eliminate cellulite, and high mineral content detoxifies and stimulates the circulation, leaving mind, body and spirits refreshed and uplifted.
HOW: Rub one tablespoon of scrub onto damp skin with circular upward strokes once or twice a week. Then soak in a warm bath for twenty minutes. The scrub can also be used as a quick pick-me-up in the shower, or massaged into feet, prior to soaking in hot water, to ease away fatigue.
SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion
This effective toning lotion with a mix of AHA and Pitera™ exfoliates dead skin cells and impurities. Its clarifying formula prepares the face for the rest of your skincare regimen. With its light and watery texture, this toning lotion penetrates easily into the skin surface.
HOW: Soak a cotton pad and start by wiping your T-Zone, concentrating on oily areas. Continue wiping from the chin towards the jawline and cheeks. Finish by wiping the neck from the bottom to the top. Avoid eye area. Use morning and night after cleansing.
Clarins Toning Lotion with Chamomile
This alcohol-free toner with purifying Camomile and Linden extracts removes every last trace of cleanser, leaving normal-to-dry skin types pH-balanced, pristine-clean and perfectly refreshed. It helps soften and soothe irritations and preps skin for moisturising products.
HOW: Apply with a makeup pad over neck, shoulders and decolletage
Aesop Fabulous Face Oil
Nine carefully selected botanicals deliver exceptional hydrating and fortifying benefits to detoxify, smooth and balance normal or patchy skin, with a non-greasy finish. Suited to all seasons, cities and skin types.
HOW: Massage three to five drops into cleansed and toned skin. Alternatively, blend with your preferred Aesop hydrating cream, serum or gel to intensify hydration.
Lumira Paradisium Hand and Body Cream
Enriched with Macadamia Seed Oil and Shea Butter, this rich, hydrating hand and body cream is instantly absorbed, replenishing the skin and keeping it soft and protected all day.
HOW: Slather over skin (minimum twice daily) after showering and again.
LIPS, CUTICLES AND HAIR (IN ONE FELL SWOOP)
Dr Jackson’s Coconut Melt
EXCLUSIVE TO NET-A-PORTER.COM. Revealed as a secret beauty weapon by Miranda Kerr and Emma Stone, coconut oil nourishes the skin, lips, cuticles and hair. Dr Jackson's 100% organic formula melts on touch, hydrates and nourishes your skin and counters the formation of wrinkles thanks to its elasticizing properties. Coconut oil has rehydrating, emollient and elasticising properties which soothe dryness, fight the formation of wrinkles and strengthen the hair follicle.
HOW: Massage into cuticles, lips and (sparingly) into hair ends as needed.