The chilly temperatures are definitely serving as a reminder that Winter is here, which means it's time to ditch those lightweight lotions in favour of some rich, nourishing creams. Take a look at 10 additions to your Winter skincare routine that will help to battle the chilly elements and keep your skin as hydrated and soft as possible. One thing to hang onto though — your sunscreen. Yep, just because the temperature drops and it gets overcast, doesn't mean the UV rays stop, so remember to still slip, slap, slop every day.
If you haven't jumped on the body oil bandwagon yet, we're urging you to. Far from being greasy and heavy, this new charge of moisturising body oils are lightweight, super nourishing and packed full of potent ingredients from stress mark busters to antioxidants. As well as breathing life back into lacklustre limbs, they serve to lock in moisture, improve skin tone and texture and even help send you to sleep. If you're not sure where to start, here are five of our favourite picks.
As the weather warms up, the layers come off so it's time to make sure your assets are looking their best! As experts will tell you, your face stops at your bust so, if you do just one thing, make sure it's apply SPF 30+ on your chest and décolletage. But if you're looking to boost your bust size or at least firm and tone the skin, pick up one of these five perky products!
Summer's just over two weeks away so we're stepping up our beauty routine. Stat. Over the next week we'll be bringing you deets on the best exfoliators, self-tanners, sunscreens, cellulite busters and more in order for you to stay in tip-top shape this Summer. First up we're tackling the tough areas: cellulite and stretch marks. If you have them, trust us, you're not alone. But there are plenty of ways that you can reduce the appearance of dreaded "orange peel" and stretch marks. See how now!
All of these will make the perfect stocking filler for a lady who loves her beauty bits – all bar one (I thought you'd forgive me $1) are under $25. There's no rule against buying for your own stocking is there?
Natural Products Limited Edition Ouch! Big Girls Don't Cry Band Aids ($13.95); This Works Limited Edition Eye Bon-bon Gold ($26); Lush Limited Edition ‘Tis the Season ($9.95); MOR Marshmallow Lip Balm Tin ($22.95); OPI Mini Merries ($24.95).
Stockists: OPI (1800 358 999)
It's a tough life being you, jet-setting here, there and everywhere. But if you miss your home comforts, be sure to pop these on your Christmas list.
Ole Henriksen Travel Kit Dry/Sensitive ($149); This Works Travel Set ($85); Renée Mini Fragrance Wardrobe ($75); Philosophy Travel Agent Set ($69); Simple travel products ($3.99 each); VS Sassoon MiniPRO Curling Tong ($22.95); KEVIN.MURPHY Angel Jet Pak ($24.95).
Stockists: Simple (03 9538 4000) VS Sassoon (1800 650 263).
Treat the guy(s) in your life to one of these body and skin saviours this Christmas.
This Works Muscle Therapy ($40); ClarinsMen Essential Skin Smoothers $72; Aveda Men Pure-Formance Composition ($49.95); Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Deo Stick $55; Stella + Marco Cleanse Gift Pack ($34.95); Mr. Essentials Liquid Body Scrub ($42); The Refinery Shave Oil ($60).
Stockists: Acqua di Parma (02 9663 4277); Aveda (1300 300 054); ClarinsMen (02 9663 4277); Mr. Essentials (02 8218 2119).
What: This Works™ Perfect Cleavage ($85)
They say: “A tightening, nourishing and shimmering serum with larch extract and pomegranate oil as well as essential oils of rose, Tonka bean and frankincense to plump and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in that most easily sun-damaged area.”
First thoughts: besides being amused that it’s for “adults only,” not children who I presume are more interested in who stole their bucket and spade at day care than creating the perfect cleavage; I’m a teensy bit sceptical.
Detailed findings: I’ve concluded that I have the perfect cleavage as I didn’t see a life-changing difference. Jokes aside, my chest wrinkles don’t err on the side of craters so undoing the damage is always going to be subtle, but this was effective nonetheless. If like me you’re a prevention nut, definitely check it out as it firms up breast tissue marvellously and leaves the whole décolletage feeling beautiful and ready for show. Plus, you live in hope that it’ll keep those deep wrinkles at bay for longer. The only slight drawback is the frankincense. It smells so darn good (and Christmassy) that I injured myself – and caused some unwanted attention – trying to smell my breasts throughout the day.