We love winter here at Lore…fluffy jumpers, hot choccies, slow cooking hearty meals and cuddling up to your loved ones watching movies. What we don’t love are the problems this time of year can cause for our skin – dryness, redness, abrasions, and sensitivity can be brought on by the colder weather.
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of our favourite and best-selling skincare products that will help keep your skin looking and feeling plump, hydrated and radiant the wholeseason long!
Just because the weather’s colder, it doesn’t mean that we can neglect SPF! A gentle sunscreen that you can use on your face and your body, hydrating and nourishing your skin while offering daily protection from the damaging effects of sunlight, UV, blue light and environmental pollutants. Yes please!
While there are a lot of babies in the Lore family who use this sunscreen, the grown-ups love it too! This gentle sunscreen is lightweight, mineral zinc-enriched with natural emollients for extra hydration. While it goes on white, it rubs in clear, which means no need to worry about an impromptu flash photograph!
This natural cleanser gently exfoliates, minimising the appearance of pores and revitalising the look and feel of your skin. The exfoliant in it is sweet almond meal, which is as gentle as a physical exfoliant can be - it removes dead skin without ripping or tearing at the skin. With calendula, chamomile, and St. John’s wort, this cleanser has all the ingredients for perfect winter skin!
This little jar of goodness gives you the ultimate exfoliation experience with a combination of physical and chemical exfoliants that will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Perfect for those with hyperpigmentation, sun damage, dullness or ageing skin, it also contains probiotics which help to keep stressed winter skin smooth and nourished.
If your skin is a little more sensitive, the Madara Exfoliating Oil to Milk Scrub is for you.With gentle and natural wax microbeads, the formula starts off as an oil on dry skin, turning into a milk when you rinse it off with water. This cleanser buffs away dead skin cells, relieves clogged pores, and softens and renews the skin without causing any stripping or harsh abrasions.
Skin Food…our winter skincare must-have now and forever. Like the name suggests, this moisturiser feeds your skin – it’s deeply nourishing and intensely hydrating, perfect for keeping your skin’s moisture barrier intact. It’s also a brilliant primer for makeup – its texture helps your base stick all day while still letting your natural glow shine through. With natural ingredients and a formulation that’s been around since the 1920s, you can’t go wrong with Skin Food!
Winter is the time of the year where our skin can look a little dull and dry, so Mad Hippie’s Triple C Night Cream is a must. With 3 forms of Vitamin C and 19 cutting-edge actives (mind blown!), this synergistic formula encourages dramatically brighter, healthier, and smoother looking skin. Not only is the cream incredible, it comes with a mini wooden spoon…cute!
The Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum is one of our overall best-selling skincare items here at Lore because in the brightening, tightening and smoothing department, it’s unmatched. The Vitamin A Serum is an anti-ageing superhero that aids with skin cell renewal and fights fine lines and pigmentation. The two work perfectly together to brighten and hydrate the skin, leaving it youthful and plump.
Quick absorbing and highly active - that's this serum in a nutshell. Super light, this product is able to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin to actually do their job. Kakadu Plum, an Australian native, is chock full of plant-based Vitamin C which can assist with redness and add some glow to your skin. Follow up with a moisturiser and boom! Your skin will be thanking you all year long.
This face mask deeply cleanses, clarifies and nourishes the skin while refreshing and smoothing your complexion. A water-soluble clay mask, you don’t have to stand at the basin for ages trying to scrub it off, it rinses right off with water! It’s great for all skin types and has a visual effect pretty much immediately.
The Dr Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask offers a sense of security while sustainably protecting the skin against dryness from harsh weather. The best thing about this mask – you don’t even need to wash it off! You can leave it on your skin overnight for an otherworldly glow when you wake up.
You can definitely call Mad Hippie’s Antioxidant Facial Oil a superfood oil, as it’s filled to the brim with such incredible ingredients. Containing almost an entire alphabet of vitamins, antioxidant rich extracts and omegas – this oil will leave your skin feeling nourished, soft and hydrated.
If you’re trepidatious about trying an oil, try Salt by Hendrix’s Mermaid Facial Oil. It comes in two sizes and is rich in Omega 6, Omega 9 fatty acids, Vitamin A and E, linoleic and oleic acids. Highly moisturizing yet light as a feather, this oil will nourish your skin without leaving a greasy residue.
Beyoncé’s favourite lip balm…need we say more? Smith’s Rosebud Salve has been around since the 1800s, and has been a cult favourite ever since. It has a beautiful delicate rose scent and an ever so slight pink tint, perfect for lips and cheeks. Not just a lip balm, but an all-purpose moisturising salve, it’s a miracle in a tin!
Want to avoid those winter-induced cracked lips? Look no further than this lip balm. The contents of this little tub soothe, smooth and protect your lips, and can even help to reduce fine lines around the mouth! Giving your lips a soft sheen with a soft, warm floral scent, this lip balm will render your lips positively smoochable.
It’s never too early to add an eye cream into your skin care routine, and this one certainly packs a punch! The Mad Hippie Eye Cream is an award-winning product formulated with peptides and antioxidants to moisturise, brighten, and aid in reducing wrinkles and/or puffiness.
If you want a bit more hydration under the eye, the Dr Hauschka Eye Balm is a fantastic option. It supports elasticity, minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and protects the delicate skin around the eyes. Your under-eye skin is left feeling moisturised, firmed and fortified.
Utilising the ancient Chinese technology of Gua Sha, Salt’s Face Roller is an incredible tool that assists in enhancing the effectiveness of your beauty routine; promoting circulation and encouraging skin cell rejuvenation. It also gently stimulates the lymphatic system to combat puffiness and water retention on the face and neck – plus it’s just a fun self-care activity to do on a rainy winter day!
These heart-shaped plush microfibre pads make taking off your makeup easier than it’s ever been, and they only need water to do it! They’re reusable (you can just chuck them in the washing machine when you’re done removing your makeup) and therefore much more environmentally friendly than cotton rounds or makeup wipes. So, they’re a win-win…win!
This product from Madara has you covered for makeup, skincare AND SPF, and perfect for helping you achieve that viral “clean” no-makeup makeup look. The Anti-Pollution CC cream corrects all skin tone imperfections, including dullness, redness, sallowness and dark spots. Scientifically proven to shield your skin from urban pollutants to protect skin microbiome, prevent clogged pores and inflammation, all while protecting your skin from the sun!
An instant skin pick-me-up in a tube, Dr Hauschka’s Tinted Day Cream richly moisturises the skin and gives it an instant subtle, natural glow. Containing a plethora of actives which work to nourish dry, sensitive, reddened and mature skin, the cream harmoniously blends with your own natural skin tone for an even looking complexion.