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Skincare | New In For Winter

Although it's quite oily, my skin always needs that extra something at this time of year.

I've added two products to my routine:



Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil (v) is becoming something of a cult classic. I massage it into my face in the evening, just before I turn out the light, but you can use it on your body, too. Apparently, rosehip oil is excellent for stretchmarks.

I haven't tried this because I like my stretchmarks  they're on my inner thighs and I think they're kinda cute. Is that weird?

Anyway, back to Pai. I can't really place the smell of the oil; it's quite herbal and doesn't seem like something everyone would like, but it also doesn't linger.

The oil takes a while to sink in, but I don't mind this so much overnight. My skin feels soft when I wake up and it looks more alive  that extra hit of hydration does wonders for tackling dullness. Oh, and it doesn't upset my acne, something I was worried about at first.

Cost: £24 for 30ml

Dirty Works Stop Puffy Eyes Perfecting Eye Cream

From a little bit of luxury to a handy supermarket buy  Dirty Works Stop Puffy Eyes Perfecting Eye Cream. I picked this up on a whim when I was in Sainsbury's (it was half price, and I do love a bargain) and it was worth the impulse purchase.

I don't really bother with eye cream a lot of the time, but I've been using this every morning and evening without fail. It gives a smooth base for make-up in the morning, and in the evening it's soothing without being too heavy. It's fragrance free, too, so there's no irritation.

I can't say I've noticed the promised brightening effect, but I don't expect miracles from any eye cream I use. I just want a light moisturiser, and this one does its job.


What have you been using now the weather's getting colder? Let me know.

(v) = vegan

Beth, 24, UK. I'm a writer who loves books, animals, yoga, travel, and the Oxford comma. I share my experiences of trying a cruelty-free, vegetarian and low waste lifestyle, with the odd bit of twenty-something angst thrown in. beth.toasty@gmail.com

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