I am convinced that none of these products will be a surprise to our Danish followers as they are mostly long time favourites of mine, and they have all been mentioned on the blog at least once. The purpose of these products is to combat my dry, winter skin thereby not saying they will be the right choice for everyone. I used to refer to my skin type as combination but recently it has been getting drier and drier – and that is not just due to the weather. So here are some products that I bring out when the cold season sets in.
Codage no. 1 Intense Hydration Serum
This serum does wonders to dry skin. As the name suggests, it provides intense hydration. I usually use it once a day – preferably at night – but if you have very dry skin it can be used twice a day for even more hydration. What is so lovely about this serum is that it provides the hydration without that sticky, fatty, long-term residue on the skin that many similar products tend to leave behind. It completely saved my skin last winter, and I have not stopped using it since. You only need a few drops so it lasts a while, and I honestly do not think the price is too bad for a serum of this quality.
Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream
Naturally, this cult product had to make it to my list. Let me tell you, there is a reason why people are raving about this product. The consistency is light and airy, making it easily absorbed. It adds a good amount of hydration while not leaving a residue behind, and the lack of perfume makes it perfect for the dry and sensitive winter skin. It is truly a no fuss product that just delivers.
Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm
Another cult product well worth the hype. I cannot count how many of these I have gone through but it is a lot, and it is one of the hardest things for me to go without for just one day. For those of you that do not already know it (do you even exist?) it is a thick, waxy balm that goes so smooth on the lips and lasts a lifetime without feeling sticky. It is perfect to use before bed, and it can still be felt in the morning. A must have lifesaver for winter cracked lips.
Raunsborg Hand Creme Sensitive
I am not sure about the international availability of this but either way, I think you can find something similar in most countries. This is a very simple, no fuss hand cream of my dreams. It is incredibly hydrating, yet it absorbs really quickly leaving the hands so soft and smooth. There is no perfume – something I generally tend to avoid and especially over winter when my skin is extra sensitive and maybe cracked. It is cheap, it is effective and, according to many eczema sufferers, it is a bit of a miracle worker. I do not know about that, but I know that it is my favourite hand cream.
All in one – The Body Shop Shea Butter
One thing I always have on hand in the winter is an all-in-one product. It is perfect on the go for anything from dry elbows to lips (do not judge, we all forget our lip balms sometimes). This year I am loving the clean Shea Butter launched by the Body Shop. I have put a bit of it in an empty container so I can bring it with me on the go. On top of that, it also does wonders for the dry, crusty skin on my body. It is all natural and vegan – what is not to like?