Your winter wish list for sublime glowing skin. Shop with integrity and explore fresh possibilities for green-conscious gifting.
Let’s do Christmas a little differently this year. Our carefully curated edit of standout skincare gives back to the people you love and the planet. These products perform on every level – aesthetically on-point, packed full of actives and planet-friendly. It’s a triple win.
Winter skin needs a tailored wellness prescription to look healthy with lit from within luminosity. Central heating, sub zero temperatures and icy winds can leave skin dull, dry and inflamed. Making a few informed skincare switch-ups will transform a so-so complexion to festive flawless.
1/Cleanse Scrupulously Choose a buttery textured balm over a foaming cleanser which can strip skin of its natural oils ceramides and fatty acids. Upcircle Cleansing Face Balm With Apricot Powder, £18.99 contains calming blackcurrant seed, blue tansy and sea buckthorn oils plus repurposed apricot stones for a gentle yet deep cleanse.
Or try Holifrog Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Wash, £38, a reparative salve that dissolves makeup and impurities with moringa, papaya and grape seed oils.
2/ Roll Right Massage and resurface skin back to its glowing best. Invest in a skin tool to help you achieve spa-standard results at home. Skin Gym Glowie Micro Derma 192 Roller, £35 uses superfine stainless steel needles to lend your complexion beautiful luminosity. Simply roll over chin, lips, forehead and neck twice a week. Or try our Skin Gym Rose Quartz Workout Set, £50 a rejuvenating Gua Sha and roller self-care crystal ritual that boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage.
3/ Ditch The Dull Refine and polish to reveal healthy-looking skin that radiates vitality. Plenaire Tripler 3-in-1 Exfoliating Clay, £34 is like getting a facial in your pyjamas. Formulated with French clay, blackcurrant extract and salicylic acid, it’s a mask, cleanser and exfoliator hybrid that purifies and resurfaces. Josh Rosebrook Daily Acid Toner, £29 mixes a unique blend of pyruvic, malic and glycolic acids to beautifully brighten. Regenerating amino acids, hydrating algae and aloe keep the formula skin kind.
4/ Soothe & Restore Calm irritation with the cosseting botanical blend of St John’s Wort, willow herb, aloe vera, sunflower seed oil and marigold in the Susanne Kaufmann Calming Mask, £54. Supercharge skin as you snooze with Skin & Tonic Sleep Recovery Oil, £30 enriched with nourishing omega 3+6 to stimulate cell turnover. Microalgae restore skin’s natural circadian rhythm and neroli quietens festive ‘monkey minds’.
5/ Quench It Hyaluronic acid is the ultimate antidote to dehydrated skin. Capable of holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water, it drenches skin in moisture and rebuilds barrier function. Find it in Evolve Organic Beauty Hyaluronic Serum 200, £30 a pure formula packed with a 200mg dose, plus antioxidant rich organic pomegranate.
6/ Get your Glow On Feed your face with a nutrient-dense superfood serum. Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum, £30, heroes quandong – a desert fruit containing twice the Vitamin C potency of an orange. Blended with chlorophyll, spinach leaf, alfafa and raspberry seed, it improves elasticity, calms and brightens.
Evolve Organic Beauty Bio-Retinol Gold Mask, £26 harnesses the plant power of Bidens Pilosa – a potent yet non-irritating alternative to retinol. Smooth on its golden-hue formula for a nourishing, plumping skin fix in ten.