Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Winter Warmers #1: Day Skincare Products

I know, winter is almost coming to an end and spring is just around the corner. But hey, what's a better time to wrap up my fav products that keep my skin sane and nice during the colder months?

 Today's post in the first instalment of my Winter Warmer series - which showcases my favourite products in the colder months, which has been tried and tested by yours truly. 

Before I go on with my product talks, allow me to have a quick run through about my skin type and what not. I have really dry skin and it gets flaky in some extreme days. However, due to some unknown reasons, instead of flaking this winter, I started to develop rashes on my left cheeks and hives on my forehead. They are as temperamental as a woman's hormones and it comes and disappears as they wish. Randomly.  

The products above are the ones that I use in the better days - when the rashes and hives get a tad too overwhelming (ie redness & bumps), I switched to my trusty steroid cream and sorberlene cream as moisturiser. 

HERE are my DAYTIME products:
(In chronological order in terms of application)

Burt's Bees' Radiance Toner (RRP $24.95)* - For those who don't know, I cleanse my face once a day and that's before I go to bed. After washing it with warm water in the morning, this is a crucial step for me to remove any residual dirt on my face, prepping it for the next step. This toner contains royal jelly, which is one of the most nourishing substance for our skin. A pump or two of this on a cotton pad and apply it all over my face to kick start the morning skin care routine - leaving me fresh and super nourished, not to mentioned, it smells pretty good too (not in a chemically, bad way!). 

Burt's Bees' Radiance Day Creme (RRP $39.95)* - One of my favourite day-moisturisers - this is a water-base moisturiser which feels extremely light and forgiving on the skin yet it contains heaps of nutritious ingredients that help enhance skin's natural radiance and maintain essential moisture such as royal jelly and botanical oils. I believe that this product will definitely make it through to my spring and summer skin care list too! Loves! 

The Jojoba Company Hydrating Day Cream (RRP $54.95)* : I was sent a few of The Jojoba Company products to try out a while ago and this anti-aging moisturiser was one of them. Enriched with green tea and olive leaf extracts, skin calming chamomile, beta glucan, Vitamins B & E and skin firming Siberian Ginseng, this moisturiser claims to restores the skin's natural suppleness and keeps your skin hydrated. As I find the formula of this cream to be quite rich, I swap the Burt's Bees' Radiance Day Creme with this when my skin is feeling more sensitive and/ or drier than usual. Being 95% natural also means that it does not give me the tingling sting-ish feeling when applied on your dry winter skin. 

The Jojoba Company Cucumber + Guava Firming Eye Balm (RRP $46.95)*: With key ingredients such as cucumber to sooth the eyes, green tea to reduce early-morning-puffiness, guava which is Vitamin rich and pomegranate to promote skin elasticity. I love the refreshing cucumber scent and is the perfect "wake me up" cream in the morning! Whilst I am not too sure about the firming effect, this "light-weight" eye cream definitely did leave my eyes feeling hydrated and fresh after application. 

Loreal 12H Longlasting UV Protector SPF50 (Asian Version): I have been using this sunscreen from as long as I can remember - pretty much since the day I started using skin care back since I was 16. I use this almost 365 days a year - with the exception of the days where I decide to be a total hermit and sunlight was out of the picture. I got mine from Malaysia and usually stock them up (usually a year worth of supply) whenever I visit Malaysia. I believe they do have an Australian version here but with a lower SPF. 

That pretty wraps up my winter day skin care routine. I have been sent and bought a couple of new products to try since and it might have altered as of late. So, do stay tune for an updated ones in the next two months or so. There's more to come on this series though - night skin care routine as well as body care and my favourite winter colours! :)

DISCLAIMER: I am not a certified dermatologist or skin specialist. These products are based on trial and error and what I find suits my skin most. Please consult your dermatologist or skin specialist should you have any concerns regarding your skin as I do not hold any responsibilities with my recommendations above. Please note that products marked with asterisk (*) were provided to me for consideration purposes. However, all opinions expressed are 100% honest. Please refer to ThroughBeautyEyes disclosure policy for more information.

Do you swap products depending on the seasons? 
What are your winter favs?



emmabovary said...

That eye balm looks really nice, I love eye creams in squeezy tubes it makes it so much easier to use them up.

Angie Harrington said...

Great post, Adeline! I've never tried anything from The Jojoba Company but I'm definitely intrigued!

Adeline Er said...

@emmabovary: It is - super refreshing in the morning especially when your mind is still focusing on "I want my bed"!

@Angie: Thanks love! They have some pretty good prodz I must say! X

Tea said...

I didn't even realise they made sunscreen that went all the way up to SPF50! I think the highest I have ever seen is SPF30 in Australia.