winter skincare essentials

Winter Skincare Essentials with Abbie & Chloe

These cold winter months can leave our skin feeling dull and lifeless. Although we can’t change the weather, there are steps that we can take in our daily skin care routines to restore our skin and carry that summer glow through to winter. Luckily, with the recent opening of Space NK in Aberdeen, combined with the multitude of staple drugstore brands in the city, our skin will never have to suffer again! With all our favourite skin care brands on our doorstep, we’ve put together some of our winter favourite products that are worth investing in.

With Aberdeen now having access to REN skincare due to Space NK opening its doors in our Bon Accord centre you don’t have to leave the house to receive a relaxing and indulgent facial! ‘REN’s flash rinse 1-minute facial’ delivers an instant hydrated and brightened tone to all skin types. It is advised to use the product on an average of 3 times a week by massaging onto the skin and leaving for exactly one minute before rinsing.  This product will leave you feeling like you’ve been salon treated from the comfort of your own bathroom at the reasonable price of £34.


REN’s flash rinse 1 minute facial

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Why not team this facial rinse with a moisturising and glowing product? Kiehl’s ‘Glow formula skin hydrator’ leaves skin appearing illuminated and builds up that natural glow over time, who wouldn’t want this? This daily use product is encouraged to be applied on bare skin or mixed with your favourite moisturiser, whether you are going for a simple natural look or a base to set for applying a glam style make up routine. The pomegranate extract used within the product has made the product so popular due to it being rich in antioxidants, which improves skin texture and radiance. Snap up this product at Space NK for a total of £30.


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Another one of our personal favourites for getting through those winter blues is the Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Antipollution Sunshine Drops. Not only is this product good for shielding our skin from harsh environmental pollution, it allows are skin to carry that summer glow through winter. This product can be used all over the body if desired, but we find its gentle, silky formula works best on the face. This product has many benefits – it’s super easy to use as you just add a drop to your usual moisturiser before application. It’s also free from harsh artificial chemicals, and they don’t test on animals! At £30 for 30ml, this product is worth investing in.


Drunk Elephant D Bronzi-Antipollution Sunshine Drops

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We all know our lips can suffer as a result of the cold. Having a reliable lip scrub means your lips can remain intact all year round! The Fresh Sugar Lip Polish is one of our winter staples. It’s natural ingredients formula really nourishes the skin leaving your lips feeling smooth and soft. For best results, massage the formula into the skin 2 or 3 times a week before rinsing away with a damp cloth. Follow up with your favourite lip balms! This product comes in at £19.50 for 17g.
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish

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Being a student is tough, and expensive skincare is something we cannot all afford; however, this does not mean we should abandon our skin completely. Household brand, Garnier’s new line of scented products are an everyday must-have for Aberdeen’s student population. Available in almost every drugstore Garnier’s ‘organic lemongrass gel wash’ gives you that instant fresh feeling after use. Use this product daily and your skin will feel hydrated and toxin-free without breaking your budget as this is available for an astonishing £5.99. Having used these products myself, I would confidently pair it with the ‘Garnier Organic Lavandin Glow Oil’. The glow oil gives your skin a radiating touch without feeling super oily, perfect if you are looking for that natural vibrance for your tired feeling skin for only £11.99!

Garnier’s ‘organic lemongrass gel wash

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We hope these skin care products can help you survive the next few weeks of winter!

Abbie & Chloe x


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