Winter Skincare Updates

Right now my skin is definitely not at it’s best, the temperature change, office air con and eating after eights for breakfast are all showing up on my face, leaving me with some serious dryness and the occasional unwelcome guest. Luckily I’ve introduced a few products into my skincare routine that are preventing things from getting any worse!

For cleansers I’ve been sticking to products that are less likely to dry my skin out – I’ve been using the Clinique Take The Day Off cleanser* both morning and evening (full cleanse in the morning and as a pre cleanse in the evening), followed by a second cleanser of choice in the evening, this alternates between my Pai Rose and Chamomile Gentle Hydrating Cleanser and the Aurelia Miracle Cleanser*. Both do a lovely job of cleansing without stripping the skin, and are amazing from removing every scrap of makeup. I’ve been trying out a fair few products from both brands recently and I have to say I’ve been really impressed.

For my dry skin I’ve been using an old favourite: the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. Except I’m breaking all the rules and using it in the day *gasps*. I pop it over any areas of eczema that pop up on my face and it does a lovely job of almost forming a protective barrier, giving the skin time to heal whilst it’s not being irritated. I’ve even got a mini one to take to work with me! I’ve also been using the Pai Chamomile and Rosehip Calming Day Cream*. This is such a lovely moisturiser, it’s great for winter as it’s really rich, but sinks into the skin completely, so you’re left with super plump skin and no residue left on the skins surface!

Lastly, my dry lips, this is an issue all year round for me but at this time of year in particular I go through the Nuxe Reve De Miel like there’s no tomorrow. Holy Grail product. That is all. I kid, but seriously, if you have dry lips and you haven’t tried this stuff, I seriously recommend it!

*PR Samples


  1. Anna Blush
    12 Dec 2013 / 9:15 am

    Really want to try the Clinique balm!

  2. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    12 Dec 2013 / 9:18 am

    The Origins Drink Up Intensive mask is amazing and would never want to be without it! Xx

  3. yespleasebeauty
    12 Dec 2013 / 9:18 am

    I really want to try the origins overnight mask! The NUXE lip balm looks lovely too xx

  4. Michelle
    12 Dec 2013 / 9:22 am

    lovely post…love the drink up intensive mask!

  5. Cat
    12 Dec 2013 / 9:28 am

    Will definitely be trying that overnight mask, perhaps even in the day…the winter is being mean to my skin! x

  6. tillylion
    12 Dec 2013 / 9:34 am

    I wanna try the pai moisturiser! My skin goes so dull and dry during the winter! X

  7. Gemma Oliver
    12 Dec 2013 / 9:38 am

    I love the Aurelia cleanser, it's so lovely! Their serum is amazing too! Pai's cleanser and moisturisers are also fab, although I haven't used them in a while. I'll have to give the Origins Overnight Mask a go!

    Gem x

  8. Sara Chergui
    12 Dec 2013 / 10:01 am

    Lovely blog post !

  9. Nic and Claire
    12 Dec 2013 / 10:06 am

    Great choices, I love the look of them all! I need to get my hands on that lip balm asap x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  10. City Girl's Fashion Box
    12 Dec 2013 / 10:13 am

    I've been using the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask every night, whoops! It just feels so good! x

  11. Jackie
    12 Dec 2013 / 10:19 am

    Looks like some interesting products! I wish I could try some.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  12. Amy Liddell
    12 Dec 2013 / 10:33 am

    Heard so many good things about the origins mask! Need to give it a go!

  13. Rachael McClenaghan
    12 Dec 2013 / 11:45 am

    I love the Pai Kukui and Jojoba Bead Exfoliator. Need the full size off santa for christmas hehe
    Really want to try this Nuxe Balm everyone raves about!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  14. Alis Tougher
    12 Dec 2013 / 12:13 pm

    I'm dying to try that Take The Day Off cleanser, think I'm going to have to make a cheeky purchase after I finish my Body Shop one!

    Tiny Alis.

  15. Fashion Lovers | Leila Sousa
    12 Dec 2013 / 12:49 pm

    I was very curious, I must try it!

    xoxo <3

  16. ABeautyRomance
    12 Dec 2013 / 1:22 pm

    I need to try the Origins drink up intense mask! Some great picks 🙂 x

  17. Cashmere Lace
    12 Dec 2013 / 2:28 pm

    I'm very interested in the Origins intense moisturizing mask. My skin has taken a real beating with this switch to harsh weather so quickly. That sounds lovely!


  18. Mercuteify
    12 Dec 2013 / 2:31 pm

    I adore the origins drink up mask, I've been having quite the cold this week and my skin is mostly paper dry except where I use this

  19. Stephanie Tang
    12 Dec 2013 / 3:07 pm

    I need to get my hands on that Origins mask some time soon! My skin has been super sensitive and dry recently since I'm recovering from a cold.
    Stephanie | Love, August

  20. Thongadong
    12 Dec 2013 / 4:25 pm

    Is the Clinique cleansing balm worth investing in? Been thinking about getting it. 🙂 x

  21. annie.
    12 Dec 2013 / 4:47 pm

    I'm loving my Nuxe lip balm at the moment and all things Origins 🙂

    Annie |

  22. Talisa Tossell
    12 Dec 2013 / 4:56 pm

    That lipbalm is ace!

  23. Megan Lillie
    12 Dec 2013 / 4:58 pm

    I really need to get my mitts on the Origins mask!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  24. Emily McCue
    12 Dec 2013 / 7:58 pm

    I adore the lip balm and face mask, and I too have been using these non stop!!

  25. CatrinTeleri
    12 Dec 2013 / 9:45 pm

    I've had to switch up my skincare now winters here, mines going crazy too!

  26. Lillian ParisianToBe
    12 Dec 2013 / 11:13 pm

    I must try the Pai moisturizer; I'm in need of some serious hydration. Can we see a review?

    xo Lillian from

  27. Becky Fearn
    12 Dec 2013 / 11:28 pm

    I really want to try the clinique balm when I finish my emma hardie one!

    B xx

  28. vicki
    12 Dec 2013 / 11:37 pm

    Lovely products, I have been stepping up my skincare routine this winter. The Origins mask is a fave of mine. I use it more than you're meant too.
    I want to try the Clinique Balm, I have read lots of fab reviews of it

  29. Simplybeautifulelegant
    14 Dec 2013 / 2:22 am

    great post!

  30. Emma Williams
    14 Dec 2013 / 5:14 pm

    The Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask is my absolute favourite Origins product.
    My boyfriend suffers with Eczema, would you recommend using this on it? Would love to be able to help him out


  31. lisa@ Revitol skin exfoliator
    16 Dec 2013 / 7:35 am

    I always change my skincare products according to season like in winters I use hydrating cleansing products which gives me essential moisture because in winters our skin gets dry and itchy so we need to use those products that keeps our skin hydrated.

  32. Nita
    18 Dec 2013 / 10:54 pm

    The Origins Intensive Mask is always sold out where I live and whenever I order things online, I always forget to add it into my basket. I seriously need to add this to my skincare collection asap!


  33. alice lester
    22 Dec 2013 / 6:47 pm

    I also recently bought the Reve de Miel lip balm and i completely agree with you! Also really want to try out alllllll the other products you use!

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  36. Krystal @ Revitol Acnezine
    21 Nov 2016 / 8:18 pm

    I absolutely love the Origins products. My skin gets soooo dry and it is the only product that gives it nourishment without making it break out.