Now that we’re getting into the colder months I really need to step up my game when it comes to keeping my hair and skin in good condition. I love a good glow but importantly I want that to radiance to come from within.
When it comes to keeping my skin soft and hair nourished I want products that really work and that I can rely on time and time again, so here are my top picks for getting that glow from head to toe.
REN Clean Skincare Radiance Collection*
REN Skincare has always been one of those brands that ticks every beauty box for me. As well as never testing on animals and free from any nasties, the products really work.
In particular the Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream from the Radiance collection is my ultimate skin saviour. Being an oily skin gal, I don’t like anything too heavy but when it gets colder I still want to feel like my moisturiser is… well moisturising! This gel cream is really just that and is ideal for all skin types. Super lightweight it doesn’t clog up your pores but still has a really creamy luxurious texture. It has an almost indulgent quality to it that makes my skin feel instantly hydrated and nourished without any heaviness.
The scent is light, fresh and citrusy but not too overpowering. Filled with Tara pod extract that activates on contact with the skin to illuminate the complexion, this moisturiser also has vitamin C and magnesium so you get immediate and long-term radiance.
Unlike other moisturisers I’ve tried, this one sinks in quick but stays around all day. The handy pump bottle allows you to dispense the correct amount and makes application a doddle. Combined with other products from the Radiance range, my skin has never looked better and this is my favourite moisturiser to date! Yup really!
Becca Cosmetics Backlight Priming Filter
I can’t rave enough about Becca Cosmetics for getting that gorgeous glow and when it comes to the Backlight Priming Filter, frankly no other primer has managed to knock it off it’s beauty pedestal.
It’s like liquid gold that glides onto your skin for that soft filter finish. On top of your REN radiance skincare, it creates the perfect base and the ultimate lit from within glow. Worn alone or under foundation, just one pump is enough to perk your complexion up during the winter months.
ESPA Recover and Revive Collection
Put your hand up if you don’t put the same attention into your body care as you do your face! I can safely put both dry arms and scaly legs up in the air because the neglect is real.
When you don’t have the time or in my case moola to get regular full body massages, these beauties from ESPA are a sure fire way to feel body beautiful.
Start off with dry body brushing. It seems like an effort but the reality is it takes 30 seconds before your shower to brush your whole body. Firm and quick movements up to the heart help improve circulation and remove dead skin cells. I’m ashamed to say the first few times I used the ESPA Skin Brush I could actually see dry skin flying off all over the place but with regular use my skin already looks and feels better than it has in ages.
Next, the ESPA Fitness Body Oil is a real game changer. If you’re like me and suffer from really dry skin, using an oil in the shower helps add that extra bit of much needed moisture. Massage into damp skin to create a soft lather and take some time to breathe in the restorative scents of West Indian Bay and Clove Bud oils which help to soothe and relax. The lavender also helps calm a busy mind, while deeply nourishing coconut oil leaves skin soft and supple. It’s a lovely treat to use in the morning and adds a little bit of luxury to an otherwise hectic and busy day.
Finish off with the matching Fitness Body oil and muscle rescue balm to soothe sore muscles and give yourself and your skin a fresh lease of life.
Show Beauty Treatment Oil
So you’ve got the bod, but what about that crown. You can’t get any better than Show Beauty Treatment Oil. I mean look at that damn bottle! It’s the swankiest hair product I’ve ever seen. However, it’s not just what’s on the outside, it’s the inside that really counts and this stuff is amazing. A combination of Argan oil, Omega 6 and coffee extract it the perfect hair repair.
It is super pricey (£50! ouch) but a little goes a really, really, really long way. Seriously, just collecting the excess off the dropper is enough to finish off your style and smooth any fly aways without weighing down your do. When you want something more intense, a few drops left to sink in for half an hour or overnight before washing leaves you with silky soft, conditioned hair.
Just because the weather has got colder and the nights darker doesn’t mean you should skimp on your beauty care. These simple steps and effective products keep you looking your best and have you glowing from head to toe. B x
*This post contains gifted products. However all views and opinions are my own.