A change of season doesn’t just mean updating your wardrobe and wearing more jumpers. It’s also a great time to re-evaluate your grooming routine. Winter means it’s time to swap out any products that are too drying for this time of year, and adding more hydrating and nourishing ones. We’ve rounded up 10 winter grooming products to get you through this season so you can keep your summer glow year-round…
Wash off the day with Handsome‘s essential oil infused Facial Wash. The inclusion of hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E ensure your skin doesn’t become stripped of moisture as the temperature drops. Designed to develop a light lather quickly, it’s the ideal way to kick-off your winter grooming routine.
Moisturising is extra important in winter. Cold air sucks the moisture from skin in a flash and you’re left with a dry and dull complexion. Featuring the easily absorbed and super hydrating jojoba oil, Triumph & Disaster‘s Gameface Moisturiser is perfect for keeping you looking fresh this season. The combination of essential oils in the rich cream also delivers a really nice, masculine smoke and wood scent.
Exfoliation is an important step of any grooming routine and one which people often overlook. Forget harsh physical scrubs though, because going a chemical route can be much gentler on your skin. Baxter of California‘s night cream is enriched with glycolic acid, which is a commonly used Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). Its purpose is to gently remove dead skin cells, leaving you with nothing but fresh and smooth skin.
Enriched with a blend of essential oils and hydrating active ingredients, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t started using Biology‘s Pure Hydration Shampoo earlier. The gentle shampoo doesn’t contain sulfates, which are the ingredients responsible for creating heaps of suds when you lather shampoo in. Sulfates are also really drying and can actually make your hair prone to becoming too oily if you shampoo too often – it’s a lose-lose situation. The Pure Hydration Shampoo is gentle enough to be used daily if you need it. It’s also ideal for normal or damaged hair.
Sachajuan‘s Hair Wax is a nice alternative to the sticky gels you may be used to. It’s non-greasy so won’t make your hair look or feel gross. It’s also quite pliable so you’re able to re-style your hair easily throughout the day. Enriched with ocean silk technology, this hair wax provides hydration, making it the ideal styling product for winter. As a bonus, Sachajuan’s product packaging has a nice, minimal aesthetic which looks great displayed on the bathroom counter.
Keeping your lips hydrated can be just as important as looking after the rest of your skin. Aesop‘s Protective Lip Balm is super moisturising, thanks to the mix of castor seed and jojoba oils. It also provides SPF 30 protection, which is important because sun safety shouldn’t be overlooked just because it’s winter.Buy:David Jones
Hunter Lab‘s sleek looking Hand & Body Wash is a multipurpose product you shouldn’t be without this winter. Its mix of caramel and vanilla, as well as citrus, gives it a nice, refreshing scent. The wash is also infused with macrobiotic sea minerals like Wakame, Bladderwrack Extract and Violet Leaf Extract to delivery anti-oxidants and nutrients to your skin. The Bladderwrack Extract is especially great for winter grooming as it aids in improving skin elasticity and providing hydration.
Adding an eye cream to your winter grooming routine is a great idea. They basically add a concentrated dose of hydration to the delicate skin around your eyes, which is prone to lines and wrinkles. Aesop‘s Parsley Seed Eye Cream is an ideal option as it features a nice blend of anti-oxidants and Vitamins C & E to soothe and also hydrate your skin.
With colds and flus spreading so easily in winter, you’ll find yourself washing your hands quite a lot to stave them off. Ensure you do it with a hand wash that won’t leave your hands looking like an old man’s every time you use it. Salus Body‘s Hydrating Hand Wash is packed with gentle and moisturising ingredients that will leave your hands soft, smooth and smelling amazing after each use.Buy:Salus Body
Winter is the perfect time to start using serums. Like eye creams, they’re more concentrated than your regular moisturiser. They’re used to deliver a big hit of ingredients to target specific skin concerns; think hyper-pigmentation, acne, dry skin etc. Work a couple of drops of Musq‘s Replenish Serum into your skin before using moisturiser and you’ll wake up with a super hydrated and smooth face. It contains a blend of jojoba and rosehip oils to replenish and repair your skin as you sleep.