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Cell turnover decreases during the Winter causing skin to look dull. If you consider central heating that dry’s the skin we are in need of an SOS. Save our skin!

I chose three products that when used together transform your skin to it’s ultimate glossiness.

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Kiehls Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate delivers 10.5% pure vitamin c with a separate product specifically for the eye area. Topical vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is known to brighten the skin. These work well at night and when used together they will also help smooth out fine lines. Vitamin C resurfaces the skin which is exactly what skin needs in the winter. Gentle resurfacing can create a brighter and more even tone of the skin.

After your morning cleanse apply a small amount of RODIN olio lusso*, this is a lovely rich face oil that provides enough hydration to get you through the day (it also smells delish). When used in combination with the vitamin c your skin should start to look more like an instagram filter. HOLA! Don’t forget to finish off with some SPF 25 or higher.

Kiehls is available online and in stores worldwide.

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I’ve seen various “beauty drinks” popping up and I must say I’m quite taken by the concept. A while back I featured FOUNTAIN which offer a lovely selection of liquid supplements enhanced with hyaluronic acid. I was contacted by UK brand Rejuvenated who’ve sent me a sample of Collagen Shots. They say it’s a high performance collagen drink formulated with the most powerful and effective ingredients. The results claim to firmer, plumper and more youthful skin from the inside.

I remember first seeing collagen pills in Space NK about 10 years ago. Rejuvenated contains 10,000 mgs of collagen per serving. I’m sure this is a vast improvement to the tiny bottle of pills I saw 10 years ago. It also contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin B, copper, acai berry, vitamin c and zinc. Think of this as a daily vitamin supplement for your skin. It’s best taken on an empty stomach. You can drink it at night with a glass of water or perhaps first thing with a juice or smoothie. The colour is pink and tastes it tastes nice comtaing stevia as a natural substitute to sugar. The pack contains 30 servings and costs £39.95.

When I started using this it happened to coincide with a review on the 20 day vitamin C serum treatment from Nouri. The serum was incredible and left my skin super smooth. I can’t say if the collagen shots made a noticeable difference to my skin. But! I think these things should be taken for longer to really gauge the results. The FOUNTAIN bottle lasted for three months. I also don’t expect any supplement to make a visible difference in the same way a moisturiser does. I imagine the external results are more gradual as the nutrients are doing their job from the inside out. Overall I think this is a nice brand, that offers daily vitamins/supplements that specifically target the skin.

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In this post I wanted to highlight three products I’m currently using.

Brooklyn Soap Company is a German brand that came about after three guys spent time in Brooklyn. This inspired them to create an all-natural and vegan line of cosmetics for the modern man.

I’m still using the deodorant which I like. It’s free from aluminum and some of the other unsavory ingredients that I prefer to avoid when using deodorant. Portland England is another brand I featured last year. As the name suggests this is a British brand offering shaving and skincare products. I’m using their subtle and refreshing aftershave which I spritz over my body post-shower.

There is some major Kiehl’s love happning at the moment. I have discovered many fans of the brand since my last post featuring their wrinkle filler. Since then I started using the Daily Reviving Concentrate which is the most beautiful shade of sunshine yellow. It’s very light in texture yet holds up enough to protect my skin against the cold wind and central heating.

I wish you all a positive and productive week ahead.

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Thanks to the latest non-invasive skin treatments it’s getting easier to delay the signs of aging. It’s also becoming possible to delay the signs of aging without using topical creams. This further delays the need for botox.

I like to focus on healthy skin combining acid peels and vitamin serums with a healthy diet. We’ve heard it a million times ‘drink plenty of water’ but since guzzling up to 3 liters a day I’ve seen the difference. I’m one of those people with an expressive face, resulting in frown lines. Once barely visible these lines seem to become more pronounced as the years roll by.

Recently I noticed the number 11 appearing between my eyebrows and it’s got to the point where I feel the need to address it. In a recent post I listed a selection of samples I received from Kiehl’s. And one of them happened to be just what I’ve been looking for. My skin is no doubt slightly premature for the Double Strength Wrinkle Filler. I still love the plumping effect it creates when I apply it to my frown lines. It comes with a precision nozzle allowing easy application to the wrinkle itself. This will plumps the wrinkle out thus becoming less deep or pronounced. Of course, the effects are temporary but it does make a noticeable difference. I was happy to see this contains hyaluronic acid which is one of my favourite skincare ingredients.

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This time last year I was in a skincare rut. Dry and lackluster my face began to resemble a brillo pad.

Refusing to accept my skincare woe’s for another year, I made it my mission to get good skin. I’ve been testing the latest and greatest that natural skincare has to offer. And I think I’ve found the key to a dreamy winter complexion.

My current routine consists of five products that work both morning and night. I start off by cleansing with Nuori Vital Foaming Cleanser. It’s is gentle yet effective and leaves my skin feeling fresh, hydrated and cared for.

Next up is NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex. I apply 4 or 5 drops of this fast absorbing serum to hydrate all layers of my skin. Next I mix 5 drops of Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Face Serum with 1 drop of Odacité Pure Elements Gt+L. And finally I spritz 3 pumps of Face Food Mineral Mist by Graydon. This allows the previous products to absorb deeper into the skin whilst providing nourishing minerals with anti-bacterial properties.

By using this combination I’ve seen a vast improvement in the overall appearance of my skin which would normally be dull, dry and sensitive at this time of year. I’m also happy that all of these products happen to be natural. I have reviewed each of these products individually and in more detail so if you’d like more information then you can use the links below. And if you have any questions then leave a comment or tweet me.