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 (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
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.
Cost: £5 for 15ml
What have you been using now the weather’s getting colder? Let me know.
(v) = vegan
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Beth, 26, South East England.
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