Cruelty-Free Skincare for Winter

You can feel it; that dry, uncomfortable feeling your face gets when the weather turns. It's not just the sign to pull out the puffer jackets, hats and gloves, it's also a time to completely overhaul your skin care regime.

The trick for supple skin isn't all in the moisturiser, it's in the everything you put on your face including that point. What you wash your face with really does make a difference in creating the proper hydration station for moisturiser to follow. H

To wash: Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser

This water-soluble, non-foaming cleanser carefully clarifies skin and removes all traces of makeup to leave skin purified without taking all those essential oils we need to keep our faces intact.

To boost: Charlotte Tilbury, Goddess Skin Clay Mask

ade with Spanish clay which is more nourishing than the usual, frangipani to hydrate and soften and rosehip oil to nourish, this clay basically gives the illusion of 8 hours sleep followed by 8 pints of water after just 10 mins.

Day moisturiser: Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream

A go to classic in the Dr. Hauschka Skin Care range, this cream will be your saviour during the winter snap. From nourishment to protection, the Dr's got you covered for redness and sensitivity while those cold winds blow.

Feed your lips with: Pawpaw Ointment

Being pretty much most makeup artists secret lip weapon, Pawpaw ointment is guaranteed to mask the cracks in your lips this season. Layer it on thick at night and use to spot treat any of the really bad areas.

Night moisturiser: Sukin Moisture restoring Night Cream

When you need that barrier working from the night before, let your face soak it in with Sukin.

For everything but the face: Lush, Dream Cream

Dream Cream is basically a solution to everything. Jam packed full of skin calming ingredients and originally made for those with eczema, it’s perfect descaling those arms and legs this winter.

And when all else fails...

COCONUT OIL!

From food to hair to face, coconut oil really does solve most problems, and the fact it's available everywhere and super cheap is the hydrating cherry ontop.

Loading up on heavy creams is enough for some. But if you still haven't seen any relief from that route, upping your full skincare game will save your face till spring. What will you be adding to your skincare routine?

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Ruth MacGilp is an Edinburgh based student and blogger. She's a activist for all things ethical in the fashion industry, as well as supporting the #shopsmall and #shoplocal movements through her work.
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