The Collab Girlies - Winter Skin Care

Sunday, January 22, 2017

It’s time for another Collob Girlies YouTube video and this month we’re talking about out Winter Skin Care Routine and I thought I’d share with my blog readers as well. 

Winter Skin Care
In the past I didn’t feel like I changed my skin care routine between the seasons but I think I naturally change things round when I feel like my skin needs a change.
The main area I change is my moisturisers and the use of a serum. The cleaners, toners and eye makeup removers tend to be very similar all year round. One this I have noticed is I haven’t been using a liquid face wash as much as I did in summer. A couple of reasons for this include. I don’t enjoy using the ones I have in the bathroom now and I haven’t got around to putting another one in there and I feel like I’m happier using the below products.

Winter Facial Skin CareBotanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover – I’ve been using this dual phase cleansers for a few months and I find it works well. It’s quite oily but that really helps to remove all my eye makeup in a short space of time. This is one of Boot’s own brands and is almost always on offer. I’ve used a few of the two-phase eye makeup removers and this is one of my favourites.

Botanics 3 in 1 micellar cleansing solution – Again I’ve used this for quite a while and like the eye makeup remover it is a repeat purchase. It feels gentle and I find it does make my face feel clean.
Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner – Gentle by name and nature. This almost feels as gentler than the micellar water. As you can see I’ve used most of it but I don’t think I would buy it again as I feel like I want something with a little more oomph to tone my face.

Bare Minerals Skin Longevity Serum – This is a new product to me and I got it in my last Love Me Beauty delivery and I’m in love. I’m considering buying a full size of this however at an RRP of £45 (A lot of places have it for around £36) it’s a big outlay for this budget loving girl.

Garnier Moisture Restore Plus – This is a night moisturiser which I use every night except for when I use the moisture masks. It has a gel consistency and my skin seems to really like it. It doesn’t sting or burn like some cream can (never a good thing) I also make my skin feel hydrated in the morning and I often skin a day time moisturiser but on days when I do need some I use this as well as it seems to be a lot lighter than other night moisturisers that I have tried.

Nuxe Masque Creme Fraiche de Beaute – I think this might be my product of the year for 2016. I have had three of these and while it has an RRP of £18.50 I’ve been lucky enough to get each of them in beauty boxes or as a free-gift when buying a beauty box. I have considered buying this but when I did go to buy it I got emails about the beauty boxes. The directions for this is to put a thick layer on and after 10 minutes’ rub in the excess. With my skin, it has almost always fully soaked in after the time and now I tend to put a thick layer on before bed. Sometime it leaves a residue but a quick swipe over with toner removes this and my skin always feels amazing the day after. In winter, I use this once or twice a week. The rest of the year I use it once a fortnight or as I feel I need a bit of extra moisture.

Caudalie Masque Hydratant – I wanted to mention this as it’s something I’ve only been using for a couple of weeks after I received it in my Love Me Beauty box and it’s amazing. It might even replace my Nuxe Masque obsession. It is slightly more expensive at £22 and it is the same concept as the Nuxe mask but the cream is slightly thicker and my skin is feeling the best it’s ever been. I had to give it a mention. I’m almost out of the sample and I have almost a full Nuxe mask left so I won’t be rushing out to purchase it just yet and I do feel like I want another sample size to test and make sure I do really love it.
The Collab Girlies Winter Skin Care


A quick mention of the day moisturiser I have been using occasionally. I’ve been reaching for the Clinique Dramatically Different moisturiser. I took a sample size on holiday in October and again in December and I have been using what’s left in those tubes. I do normally use a Nivea or Garnier drug store but I’m trying to use products I’ve got in beauty boxes 

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26 comments

  1. A great blog post! I think I may give the Caudalie Masque Hydratant a go. Ive seen it advertised and its on my "wish list" but now I think I may just buy it!

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    1. It's really lovely. I do prefer it to the Nuxe which I've raved about for almost 12 month. For me it's pricey so not sure i can justify a full size but maybe if I work through everything else I own I will treat myself. xx

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  2. My wife has really dry skin and has tried loads of different things. I'm gonna get her to try some of these! Especially the Restore Plus. Thanks for such an awesome post!

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    1. The moistuer plus is good. Its under £5 as well but shop around as i've never paid more than £3 as it tends to be on offer in Tesco and superdrug but not all the time. The new Moisture bomb range seems to be good. I've only used the face masks (99p) but my mum is using the day and night creams and has bought 4 lots of it (sales gift sets) Sorry this is almost as long as the blog post!

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  3. I am a huge fan of Caudalie products and absolutely love their masks, there is something so soothing about how creamy the texture is x

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  4. Simple is my favourite out of these brands. the toner is fabulous and never upsets my skin

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  5. I'm really bad I don't tend to change my skincare up much in the winter compared to summer. The only thing I do is use a little more moisturizer x

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  6. Im loving the products you have featured some I have tried before some not, im trying to change it up lots from season to season especially as my skin has changed so much in the last few years, great post as always x

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  7. This may sound awful but I don't really change my skincare from winter to summer. I think this is mainly because it's difficult to find products my skin agrees with as its so sensitive. I might just use a little for moisturiser if I feel like my skin uses it. I currently use lush's ultrabland cleanser and eau roma water toner, simply because they have very few ingredients and therefore doesn't upset my skin

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  8. I like the sound of the hydrant mask and I don't mind paying a bit extra for products that work. It is great that it is thick as well!

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  9. What a lovely routine you've got going on. Skincare is my total weakness, Im always using different creams on my skin. At the moment, im loving the Paul and Joe new range and Estee Lauder ANR xxx

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  10. I like the sound of the nux masque the serum also sounds great but like u its a bit pricey for me which is a shame.

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  11. My daughter has really sensitive skin and loves Simple products. They really suit her skin. Kaz x

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  12. I honestly don't change my skin care routine, as my skin is pretty much the same all year round. But these look like fantastic products, although I have to say Simple products BURN my skin!! I have super sensitive skin, and they actually really hurt!

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  13. These look like great products, my skin really messes up in the winter x

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  14. I use a lot of Simple products on my skin as they seem to keep it calm! I get hormonal breakouts and dry skin in the winter and find they work best.

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  15. I'm similar in that i stick to skincare that works. My skin is very acne prone and also dry, so find it hard to find something that keeps my skin hydrated but doesn't aggravate spots. Therefore when i found the cleanser and toner from Liz Earle, I wasn't prepared to try others. However i do also like trying moisturisers and keen to start using a serum. I tend to spend more on skincare than makeup - i love the sound of the bare minerals one to try. You may wish to see whether it's available in bulk x

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  16. I really should start changing my skincare routine to suit the seasons as well. My skin tends to get so dull and lifeless in the winter and much drier as well.

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  17. Lovely products in your winter routine, I don't change mine much either just the moisturisers and creams

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  18. So many great products. I love Caudalie, such a lovely range.

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  19. I have a similar routine, and love anything from Caudalie! x

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  20. Skin care is SOOOO important in winter! I wasn't paying enough attention to it and my skin dried out like nobodies business!!! It's hard to salvage it once it's got dry, so having a good routine in place to prevent it is best I think.

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  21. I'm currently using one of the Simple lotions. Very good and affordable products.

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  22. I'm glad you've mentioned beauty boxes. I think these are a great way of trying new products.

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  23. The simple products are really good. It's so important to take care of your skin in the winter x

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  24. I love seeing people's skincare routines and finding new products to try! I really want to try the Caudalie Masque! xo

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