Top 5 Hand Creams For Winter

Since the winter weather has well and truly landed in some parts of Australia, it’s time to start thinking about hand creams and using them before bed.

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Hand creams are essential during the colder months since they help to lock-in moisture, and also keep hands from getting dry and flakey. So, if you suffer from extremely dry or dehydrated skin, you might know the deal, but for those who are just starting out, the following hand creams are a must-have for winter!

Milk & Co Hand Quench, $12.95

If you’re looking for something compact to keep in your handbag, then the Hand Quench by Milk & Co is one of the best hand creams to choose from. Why? The fast-absorbing formula is perfect if you’re on-the-go and is packed with nourishing cocoa butter, vitamin E, and Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil to keep hands germ-free. Did we mention that it also smells divine?

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Appelles Sea Buckthorn Skin Lotion, $49.95

So, we might be cheating on this delicious lotion by Appelles (it’s for your entire body), but it’s just too good! The lightweight formula doesn’t take too long to sink into the skin and is packed with vitamins C and E for proper cellular function.

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La Roche-Posay Lipikar Xerand Hand Repair Cream, $17

Someone suffering from extremely cracked or dry hands needs a formula which is a little more intense, and that’s where La Roche-Posay comes into the mix. The lightly fragranced hand cream protects skin from extremely cold weather by creating a protective barrier over the surface. Keep it in your car, handbag and bedside table at all times and reapply throughout the day.

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100% Pure Lavender hand Cream, $16.95

Although this one is a recent find, it is one of our favourites so far. The sweet smelling lavender scent is perfect right before bed and the cream absorbs so quickly into the skin. Deeply nourishing for all skin types with vitamins and added antioxidants, it also boasts a gluten-free formula.

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Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, $103

If you’re looking to splurge on a luxury hand cream this winter, nothing beats the selection at Aesop. We finally took the plunge and decided on the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, which is easily absorbed into the skin and leaves skin feeling soft and nourished. Use after washing with soap and before bed for best results.

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What is your favourite hand cream for winter? Tell us in the comments below!

May 3, 2015

5 Facial Mists For Hydrated Skin

Keep your skin hydrated this summer with a handy facial mist. Not only are they the perfect size to fit into your clutch or beach bag, but they actually help to neutralise the pH levels on your skin.

Store a bottle in your makeup bag for a quick touch-up, or simply use it as a toner to prep the skin for SPF before going into the sun. A few of our favourites can easily be purchased both online and in-store, below.

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Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol, $42

A refreshing facial and body mist packed with skin-loving botanicals to give your appearance an instant glow. Ideal for those suffering from patches of dehydrated skin, or to be used as a refreshing mist during those hot summer afternoons by the pool.

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Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist, $49

Ideal for dry skin types, this mist helps to soften dry patches and hydrate the entire face and body. Use all over for a instant boost of moisture, especially on a long plane or car journey to freshen up existing makeup.

5 Facial Mists For Hydrated Skin

Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray, $9.99

A lightweight thermal water with unique properties to cleanse, tone, and nourish all skin types. The non-drying formula makes it a winner for us, and is gentle enough to use on top of your makeup. Treat red skin and dry patches by spray lightly onto the face, and allowing it to absorb completely.

5 Facial Mists For Hydrated Skin

Evian Brumisateur Mineral Water Facial Spray, $26

Containing pressurised water from the French Alps, this mist is free from chemical treatments which make it appropriate for hyper-sensitive skin. Use for both adults and kids to refresh during a hot summer day at the beach.

5 Facial Mists For Hydrated Skin

Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $30

A must-have product in the beauty world, Caudalie have created the perfect facial mist to tackle almost any skin condition. Use daily to minimise the size of large pores, tone the entire face and neck, and even set your makeup with it. This product can only be purchased online, so don’t hesitate!

5 Facial Mists For Hydrated Skin

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January 21, 2015