Friday, 2 May 2014

Winter skincare - Our top picks

Hello May! 

Autumn has well and truly arrived, the days are getting shorter and colder and as the weather changes so to does our skincare requirements.  Products that work well with your skin for most of the year might suddenly irritate your skin during winter due to the lack of humidy in the air which causes your skin to dry out. 

To keep on top our your skincare game we have rounded up our top skincare picks to keep your skin looking and feeling fab this winter. 


During winter skin can become more sensitive, if you find your skin itchy and dry you might want to consider switching to a cleanser, soap or body wash suitable for sensitive skin, our top picks to keep our skin clean and free from irritation include a bar soap specifically designed for sensitive skin, a body wash that is super hydrating and a cream facial cleanser. 
Dial Coconut Water Body Wash
The first of its kind to contain coconut water, this body wash delivers a fresh infusion of moisture, every time you shower.
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RRP:  $5.99

Simple Bar Soap
Cleanse and gently purify your face and body with Simple Pure Soap Bar for Sensitive Skin.  Its mild formula means it doesn't irritate and is suitable for the whole family.
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RRP:  $2.39
Skinfood Cleans All
With manuka honey, kiwifruit & lime flower extract, sunflower oil and aloe vera, Skinfood's Cleans All is a paraben-free daily facial cleanser gentle enough for make-up removal and leaves skin soft and supple
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RRP:  $13.99


Dry winter air can really draw the moisture out of your skin leaving it looking dull and dry.  Lock in the moisture with a product specifically designed for dry skin, our top picks for keeping our skin smooth and supple this winter are thick luxurious body butters and oil based facial moisturisers.

Ecostore Body Butter - Rose & Cardamon
A rich plant-based moisturiser with shea butter and olive oil extracts to nourish and nurture the skin. 
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RRP:  $21.50 

I love... Mango & Papaya Body Butter
Coconut Oil & Shea Butter leave your skin feeling gorgeously nourished & silky soft, while the gorgeous perfume leaves your skin beautifully fragranced.
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RRP:  $19.95

Essano Rosehip Regenerating Facial Moisturiser
Active natural botanical extracts deeply moisturise, condition and regenerate your skinRich in certified organic Rosehip Oil, vitamins, organic Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter.  Use it daily to hydrate and nourish your skin at a micro-cellular level.
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RRP:  $19.95
Tailor Moisture
Made with the finest New Zealand grown cold pressed oils and hand selected essential oils and extracts, each providing unique benefits to the skin.
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RRP:  $38.00


Exfoliation is the key to keeping your skin smooth and free of built up dead skin cells.  Our top picks for body and facial exfoliation include a gentle facial exfoliant and scrubs for your body.
Dr Lewinn's - Facial Polishing Gel
Provides gentle, yet very effective exfoliation action to the skin's surface. Produces excellent polishing effect.  Removes oil from the skin's surface.  Helps clean out skin pores, suitable for women and men of all ages.
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RRP:  $45.90
Fat 2 Fit NZ - The Scrub
The Scrub has been carefully handcrafted from the best quality organic ingredients. It is designed to target cellulite and stretch marks, smoothing out those problem areas and leaving your skin feeling revitalised.
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RRP:  $19.95

No Show Ponies - Combat Scrub
A modest scrub that combats cellulite, stretch marks and accelerates the skin renewal process, energizing tired and dull skinAwaken the skin you always wanted, using our unique combination of natural oils, vitamins and hydrating ingredients.
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RRP:  $16.95


Even though the sun may appear to be MIA over winter it is still there radiating damaging ultraviolet rays, your best defence against this is to slather on the sunscreen as you would do in summer, our top pick for protecting your delicate facial skin from the sun is a natural based NZ made sunscreen.
Oasis Sun SPF30+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
Oasis Sun SPF30+ has been protecting New Zealanders against sun damage for many years.  Formulated for sensitive skin and suitable for the whole family.
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RRP:  $39.95


So you have your skincare regime sorted, you are clean, hydrated, exfoliated and protected against all that winter can throw at you, so what happens when you get ultra dry flaky skin or chapped skin/lips?  Repair balms are the perfect remedy for those unpredictable skin conditions that pop out of nowhere, we have you covered with our top picks for repair balms.
Trilogy Everything Balm
Beauty multi-tasker for everyone, everywhere with rosehip, marula and manuka honey.
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RRP:  $24.90
Oasis Beauty - Rhino Repair
Trusted over 10 years and pharmacist recommended, Rhino Repair is your top-to-toe potent natural healing remedy.
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RRP:  $39.95


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