As Game of Thrones keeps telling us, ‘winter is coming’. Which also means chapped lips, cracked hands and dry skin, hence the second of my Skincare Series! I have already noticed my skin taking a turn for the worse recently so have started to bring out my favourite nourishing products from the beauty cupboard…
Liz Arden Eight Hour Cream – Intensive Lip Repair Balm – I received this in the CEW(UK) Achiever Award goody bag a couple of Monday’s ago and it couldn’t have come at a better time as my lips were really starting to become dry and sore. I’ve always heard good things about the iconic 8 Hour Cream so was really keen to try the lip balm version and luckily I wasn’t disappointed! The balm is quite thick which is great as it feels so nourishing and means you only need the tiniest amount each time, which should hopefully mean that the pot lasts quite a while. The balm is a peachy colour which I found left a lovely, subtle glow on the lips and it lasted for hours (though I’m not sure I would say quite 8 hours).
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm – This thick balm contains nourishing oils that cleanse whilst protecting skin, making it an ideal cleanser for dry, wind-blown skin. It can also be used as a salon-like mask – read my previous review here.
Melvita Apicosma Ultra-Nourishing Body Balm – I’m lucky enough to PR Melvita and this body balm is one of my favourite products from the brand! It is a luxurious, buttery body moisturiser enriched with Royal Jelly, Cocoa Butter and Melvita’s unique ‘triple honey complex’ to not only leave skin feeling nourished for hours but to also protect from future dryness. I love slathering this on after shaving my legs to leave them silky for hours!
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Balm B5 – I used to PR La Roche-Posay, a fantastic French skincare brand specialising in different kinds of sensitive skin. This creamy balm is a lovely multi-purpose nourishing cream that can be used for a variety of skin concerns, whether it be dry skin, cracked lips, grazes, nappy rash – you name it! It has earned a place here as it feels lovely and light, can be used on sensitive skin and really does work. The original Cicaplast is also great and comes in a light gel formula (a favourite of my dad’s!).