Saturday, February 11, 2012

Winter skin care favorites!

I wonder how everyone takes care of skin in winter - it can be so rough on our delicate skin (T_T). Here in Poland we have temperature from -5C to -25C degrees... Serious freezer situation. D:

I guard my skin from all this winter by using a couple creams every day.
Below are some of my favorites!

WELEDA Skin Food cream
Oh, how I love it!! It is full of natural oils and smells like citrus fruit (mostly grapefruit/lemon to me) and it`s just like a soft warm blanket for skin! I like to apply a lot at night and just go to sleep like that - I wake up with soft, moisturized skin! (*___*) I love it! In summer I would never do that, but now I also use it in daytime, under makeup - just a thin layer and not on my forehead, because I think it would make my fringe oily. It works great. :)
You can also use it on you whole body, especially dry spots like knees, elbow, feet.

Vitacreme B12
It`s a great light cream that feels like it`s treating my skin and curing it. Blemishes, dry skin, acne marks - it helps to remove them faster and also moisturizes. It`s light and has a pleasant rose smell. (^_^*) You can also use it on cold burned/sun burned skin, on your elbows, etc. I already wrote about it HERE!

BABA DE CARACOL snail cream
Well, I dunno, the fad, the snail cream. Actually I`m not even sure there is snail secretion in this one (??), but anyway it hydrates quite well but has shady ingriedients (lots of parabens and mineral oil). I`m not crazy about it, but I`ll use it all anyway. It creates a sort of a veil on my skin, absorbs quickly and it great for layering with other creams I mention here. :D Actually I also have night version of this one too and I like it too. I won`t repurchase though. I found a way better snail extract cream with actual snail extract in it (Velvetin) and I can buy it in the natural products pharmacy right around the corner. (^_^)

IWOSTIN Hydratia Eye cream
From a Polish brand like La Roche-Posay or Avene - we also have natural springs with wonderful healthy water here in Poland, and Iwostin uses it to make really good cosmetics! ( Recently they added hydrating eye cream to their skin care line so I went and got it! I was using Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex, but I`ve run out and it`s kinda pricy, so I decided why not try the 5 times cheaper but still great Iwostin eye cream? ;D I like it and feel it works well. 

OXY5 and OXY10 (benzoyl peroxide acne treatment)
I decide to try it after seeing Gossmakeupartist`s acne treatment advice video! (^0^*) It dries out skin soooooo bad! XD But it really works on acne! I only apply it at night, only on my trouble areas (jaw, hairline, etc), at first I used OXY5 because the stronger one cause irritation, but now I got used to it and I can use both. It does nothing after one use, but after using it regularly I see a big difference! If you have trouble with acne why not try this? I will repurchase and continue using it. :)

What is your winter skincare?? Share your beauty secrets with me, ok?
Kisses! :D


  1. I like Burt's Bees farmer's friend for my hands and feet and the Body Shop's hemp moisturizer for my lips. My regular face moisturizer (whatever it happens to be - keeps changing) keeps my face good through the winter. I use Vaseline (the pure stuff, not the lotion) for dry emergencies, cuts, or fading acne marks.

    Stuff with benzoyl peroxide is good but strong as you said ^.^ I use a neutrogena spot treatment for acne but it's basically the same thing as the OXY.

  2. Thank you for sharing! ♥ The Weleda Skin Food cream sounds amazing.

  3. ♥ maha ♥
    Oh! I also have vaseline! When I was younger I absolutely couldn`t understand how girl can put it on their faces and not get super oily, but now that I`m older (27) and my skin changes I started using it to. It is great for keeping moisture in, right? :D

    ♥ Tori ♥
    Yes, it`s great stuff. :D And sooo nice to use, because of the smell. (Actually didn`t like it to much at first, but I got used to it). :)
    Some ingriedients:
    Sunflower Seed Oil, Lanolin, Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax, Pansy Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cholesterol, natural essential oils for smell.

  4. I love Dr Hauschka rose day cream xx its amazing xx
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