My Winter Holiday Skincare

Travelling gives me the chance to use up the samples and travel-sized products that I have (and I do have loads of those). Some of those products are for really dry skin and since my skin is combination and winters aren’t that severe in Mumbai, I really don’t get a chance to use those. Though with the onset of winter, I had embarked on a new skincare regime (read about it here), for my holiday to Rajasthan, I decided to use products meant for really dry skin. And I’m so glad I did that. My skin is glad too coz these products saved my skin from becoming dry, flaky and cracked in the cold, dry weather. Here are the products that I used…and loved……

My Winter Holiday Skincare

Winter skincare: Clarins, Dermalogica, The Body Shop, Chantecaille, Mary Kay

Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser With Cottonseed

Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed
I have used up an entire tube of this cleanser (read review here). This was my favourite cleanser till I got introduced to the Fresh and Faran cleansers.

Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner * Cruelty Free Brand *

Dermalogica Multi-Active toner
I usually don’t use face mists but I had got this toner as part of the Dermalogica Skincare Kit and had forgotten about it. This is truly an AMAZING toning mist for girls with dry skin or those living in very cold dry places. I applied the moisturiser immediately afterward and was pleasantly surprised with the way it increased the efficacy and hydration of the moisturiser. Though I was out sight-seeing the whole day, my skin didn’t get dry at all!!! I had no need to re-apply the moisturiser. Of course, it could also be because the moisturiser I used was also fab…

Chantecaille Magnolia Jasmine and Lily Healing Emulsion

Chantecaille Magnolia Jasmine and Lily Healing Emulsion
Last year, I had won a beautiful Tarte eyeliner set and CG, the blogger on whose blog I won the giveaway, also enclosed several samples along with the liner set. This moisturiser was one of those samples. Apparently, it calms skin’s redness linked with stress, windburn, menopause etc. And true to its claims, it didn’t let my skin become red and flaky in the cold, windy desert air. Loved this moisturiser.
The Body Shop Born Lippy Strawberry Lip Balm
The Body Shop Born Lippy Strawberry Lip Balm
Need I say more???

Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream

Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream
This was the product that totally blew me away with its awesomeness! Vellvette (now Fabbag) had sent it in my November bag and is a night cream for “very dry skin”. The texture is more like a thick balm rather than a cream and feels a bit sticky when you first apply it. Sticky, but not greasy. It gets absorbed easily and I LOVED the way my skin looked and felt in the morning. And I needed just a small pea-sized amount for the entire face! The contrast between the cold outdoors and the heated indoors can wreak havoc on the skin, but this cream is a true saviour. Thanks Vellvette for this cream.
This isn’t a very nice picture…my hair was flying all over because of the wind but you can see that there is absolutely no dryness, flakiness or peeling of my skin. Also, I am not wearing any foundation here so you can see all my pimple marks too 🙁
Have you used any of these products? What do you use to keep your skin looking lovely in winter? Oh, and what do you think of my new blog banner?

19 Replies to “My Winter Holiday Skincare”

  1. ur skin looks gorgeous 🙂 i really want to try the clarins one!!

  2. You look beautiful darling….flawless and you don’t need a foundation!! Loved ur pic 🙂

  3. LOL…wish I did. It used to be flawless but I’ve been getting bad acne these days. Clarins products are really awesome. This is the only Mary Kay product I have tried and I love it 🙂

  4. Thanks Anshul 🙂

  5. Haha…thanks, but i dont really. You should give these products a try.

  6. No honestly, my skin is not superb (though I wish it was)…this is just the evening sun giving a glow.

  7. Thanks so much..but honestly, this is just kajal and lipbalm look.

  8. TBS lip balms are really nice 🙂

  9. Natasha Idha says: Reply

    i’m tempted by few products i this post!

  10. Anshul Bhargava says: Reply

    Your skin is flawless, girl!!!! I will definitely try out some of these products you mentioned! Thank you!

  11. Great Post! I wanted to try the TBS Lip balm 🙂
    Following u via gfc now

  12. Is this your ‘ not so good look’!! You look perfect! You are so right. Sample size products are savious when one is traveling. Even a change in the weather badly breaks out my skin 🙁

  13. You have an amazing skin, Looking forward to trying out a few of these products 😀

  14. Meghamadhulika says: Reply

    your skin is superb…and that too without makeup…i can imagine the way the products worked.

  15. When I saw the thick balm-like texture of thr masy Kay cream, I was doubtful about it. But its fab!

  16. Thanks Rachna 🙂

  17. rachna sharma says: Reply

    ur skin look amazing in the last pic….u got nice products!

  18. You got awesome products dear ! The mary kay ngt cream looks perfect for winter ….
    btw you luking super stunning

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