My Top 5 Skincare Products for Surviving Winter

I try a lot of beauty products for the blog, and I know that results of some products are heightened when you use the whole line, but sometimes I like choose an item or two from a brand instead of the whole kit.

This winter the weather has been up and down, and my skin luckily has had one of it’s best years! Usually with the weather changing I tend to go from dry to oily, from breakouts to unexplained itchy patches, but I’m on a roll right now and have had a good run of clear and healthy skin.

I have a few coveted products I have been using in the morning, at night, or often both so I thought I would share what has been working for me. Some of them I have already reviewed at length, and links to them are below.
My Top 5 Skincare Products for Surviving Winter
To get off my waterproof eyeliner and mascara I depend on Benefit’s they’re Real Remover. I use Benefit mascara (I switch around between they’re Real and Roller Lash), so I suppose it’s a perfect match to use this remover, but the best part is that it’s a cream remover so it’s not harsh. I don’t feel like I’m going to lose an eye when I accidentally get it in there, and it doesn’t dry my skin out.

My Top 5 Skincare Products for Surviving Winter
My favourite exfoliator right now is the Indeed Labs Facial Powdered Exfoliator. I blogged about this at the end of the summer and put together a little video of how it worked as well which you can take a look at here!

It’s gentle enough to use often. Some exfoliators I find to be very harsh, but this one I don’t mind using every day. That’s a big step for a girl like me who used to skip exfoliating all the time!
My Top 5 Skincare Products for Surviving Winter
When it comes to eye cream, I can’t believe how freaking good this 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream smells!

I have been using it for a couple of months and it’s lightened my under eye circles so it’s a winner. It’s also anti-inflammatory so it helps those early morning puffy eyes.

My Top 5 Skincare Products for Surviving Winter
I unfortunately have an addiction to this Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream, but I supposed it’s not actually a bad thing because my skin has been incredibly healthy looking since I started using it!

I thought it was soothing from day one, but I really think it’s contributed to my clear and bright skin this winter.
My Top 5 Skincare Products for Surviving Winter

Finally, my favourite smelling lotion EVER is Go Be Lovely Coconut Milk Mango Lavish Hand Creme. I bought it at Anthropologie, and I know it’s supposed to be a hand cream but I’m using it as an all-over body cream.

It smells fantastic, and the scent is long lasting. I love love love smelling like food, and this cream is incredible.

I hope the winter hasn’t been wreaking havoc on your own skin, and if it is then give some of these products I’m loving a try!
Xoxo Mandy

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