My Updated Skin Care Routine For Autumn & Winter

I’ve always had really problematic skin, and am constantly having to change my skin care routine to accommodate it. Even now, in my late thirties, I get acne breakouts and oily patches. On top of that, the colder weather brings in dryness and sensitivity. It’s like having teenage skin and mature skin at the same time! I’ve found that more gentle and natural products seem to help my skin a lot. Although I have been using skin care acids, like the Pixi Glow Tonic I incorporated into my routine earlier this year, they don’t seem to be helping at the moment. I’m having a break from them and going for moisture and comfort instead. Here’s my updated skin care routine for Autumn and Winter. Everything is cruelty-free, and most products are also suitable for vegans.

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Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser

I’ve used budget cleansers and very expensive cleansers over the years, and I love this budget one. It’s a really thick cream that takes off all makeup and doesn’t leave any residue. I use it with a big soft flannel. It has Cocoa Butter in it so it’s really comforting and not stripping at all. One of the best things is, it’s only £5.99 for 150ml.

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer

I don’t think I’ve ever met a Liz Earle product I didn’t like. This comes in a big spray bottle so you can mist it all over your face straight after cleansing, to add a little bit of moisture. It’s also really gentle, so you can spray it on to cotton wool and take off your eye makeup too. I do find this gives a quick boost to my skin so it looks brighter straight away. Lots of products claim to do this, but this one really does.

Odacite Eye Contour Serum Concentrate (Baobab + Sarsaparilla)

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This is insanely expensive, but I got this in a Cult Beauty box for an absolute steal. I got this several months ago and it’s still going strong despite daily use. It’s basically an oil in a small dropper bottle, and is designed to smooth and plump the undereye area. I find lots of eye products don’t have much of an effect under the eyes, but this one does. My undereye lines are definitely minimised and the area is always soft and hydrated.

TIANA Fairtrade Organics Rose Fresh Coconut TLC Anti-Ageing Moisturiser

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I absolutely love coconut oil, and use it for almost everything. I like to put it in my hair and on my body, as well as in smoothies and to cook with. This moisturiser contains 100% raw, organic and fair trade ingredients. The ingredients are 100% cold pressed coconut oil, fresh coconut butter and high quality distilled pure essential Rosa Damascena rose oil. It’s designed specifically for use on the face. Like other coconut oil products, it is generally solid at room temperature (at least it is in the UK!). You just need to warm a small amount up between your fingertips so it melts, and then use it. I love putting this on every day. It smells so good, with coconut and rose. It leaves my skin extremely soft and conditioned, and plumps it up, reducing the look of wrinkles and fine lines.

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask

If you’re looking for the thickest lip balm on the planet, this is it. Bite Beauty use food grade ingredients in their products so they’re completely safe to use on the lips. This lip balm contains jojoba oil, lanolin and resveratrol. According to them, this ‘provides antioxidant benefits equivalent to 15 glasses of red wine’. I don’t have a problem drinking a lot of red wine, but it’s not good for the looks so I try to get the benefits elsewhere! Anyway, this is ultra thick and moisturising and prevents any chapping or dryness whatsoever.

Grounded Coconut Lip Scrub

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Staying on the lip care theme, if you do experience rough or chapped lips, this is a really good solution. It’s probably the best lip scrub I’ve ever used. It is a sugar scrub with a really lovely coconut scent, and actually works at getting rid of dry skin. I’ve reviewed it in more detail recently on my blog The Vegan Home. It’s definitely worth looking at if you suffer from dry lips, and it only costs £4.99.

Korres Face Masks

I still have a few of the mini face masks from Korres that I picked up in Crete a while back. I still love the Wild Rose Advanced Repair Sleeping Facial and the Nectarine Rich Moisturising Mask, especially at this time of year. Both are thick and creamy, and I use them once a week or so for an extra moisture boost. I’m avoiding the clay and mud-based masks at the moment while I try to add moisture to my skin.

Lilash & Librow

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I’ve used both of these products on and off over the past few years. They used to work really well, but I decided to try Revitalash last year instead so haven’t used these for a while. I’m about halfway through the three month recommended usage period. I’ve found before that it does take three months to see lash and brow growth, so haven’t really noticed a difference yet. I’m taking photos every four weeks so will review them after three months. I’m hopeful they’re still as good as they used to be. My lashes aren’t particularly short but they are very fine, as are my brows. In the past I had really long, thick lashes and brows from using these.

So far, so good with this new skin care routine. The cold weather is yet to fully kick in, but I know I am prepared with these products.

Enter My Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with TIANA Fairtrade Organics to offer readers the chance to win a TIANA Fairtrade Organics Rose Fresh Coconut TLC Anti-Ageing Moisturiser, worth £17.99. All you have to do for a chance to win is enter via the Gleam app below.

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Entries are open to the UK only, and the giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday 10 December 2017.

Best of luck!

Win a TIANA Rose Fresh Coconut TLC Anti-Ageing Moisturiser

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  1. Tracy Nixon
    November 17, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I’d love to try their Argan & Coconut Oil for Hair – Intensive Hair Treatment

  2. Joan
    November 17, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    love anything with a rose smell

  3. Margaret GALLAGHER
    November 17, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Love the anti ageing range with rose
    Smells Devine and leaves my SKIN silky smooth

  4. Ashleigh Allan
    November 17, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    The coconut water

  5. Solange
    November 17, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Pure Virgin Coconut Oil essential for dry skin.

  6. kelly L
    November 17, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    I would love to try the Argan & Coconut Oil for Hair – Intensive Hair Treatment as it sounds like a real treat!

  7. Ren Taylor
    November 17, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    The Argan intensive conditioner sounds good

  8. Bev B
    November 18, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I’d like to try one of the raw active honeys. Honey is such an amazing product for internal and external health and healing.

  9. Sue McCarthy
    November 18, 2017 / 8:35 am

    I’d get some of their honey for my Dad

  10. Heather Brannan
    November 18, 2017 / 9:02 am

    The Argan intensive conditioner would be good for my dried out hair

  11. amy lie bondoc
    November 18, 2017 / 9:16 am

    id love to try the coconut water

  12. stuart hargreaves
    November 18, 2017 / 9:19 am

    extra virgin coconut oil

  13. Katie
    November 18, 2017 / 9:41 am

    I’d love to try their coconut oil as I use it for everything

  14. Catherine Barton
    November 18, 2017 / 9:56 am

    I would like to try TIANA Fair Trade Organics Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

  15. Angela Boucher
    November 18, 2017 / 10:01 am

    I would love to try the Raw Coconut Water with real Passion Fruit.

  16. jo liddement
    November 18, 2017 / 10:23 am

    I love Tiana products and would love to try their Raw Active Wild Mountain Flower Honey

  17. Becky John
    November 18, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    Pure Virgin Coconut Oil essential for dry skin.

  18. Sarah McVicar
    November 18, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    I would love to try the Argan & Coconut Oil for Hair – Intensive Hair Treatment , sounds so nice x

  19. Carolynn Woodland
    November 18, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    Intensive conditioner

  20. joanne darnell
    November 18, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Love the coconut water

  21. Angela Treadway
    November 18, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    TIANA Fair Trade Organics Argan Fresh Coconut TLC – Intensive Hydration Treatment for hair x

  22. Laura Pritchard
    November 18, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    The Fair Trade Organics Argan Fresh Coconut TLC – Intensive Hydration Treatment for hair

  23. Cherryl Thomas
    November 18, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    I would love to try TIANA Organic & Fair Trade Argan Fresh Coconut TLC 100 ml jar Intensive Hair Treatment

  24. Tanya Deliyska
    November 18, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    I’d like to try the Cocotop the Sweetened Coconut Snack.

  25. Karen Watt
    November 18, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Love to try the coconut oil for hair

  26. Jade Pawley
    November 18, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    I’m intrigued by the coconut oil for my dry skin!

  27. Sheena Batey
    November 18, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    CocoTop Sweetened coconut snack delicious snacks packed with nutrients

  28. Michelle smith
    November 18, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    Argan intensive conditioner

  29. Kayleigh Watkins
    November 18, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    Great reviews, I wouldn’t have the time to use all these products, I can’t even make a cup of tea without my 8 month old daughter on my hip at the moment as she’s just cut a tooth and is cutting more xxx

  30. pljonesey
    November 18, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    wouldn;t mind it all!

  31. fiona waterworth
    November 19, 2017 / 12:45 am

    Raw Coconut Water with real Pomegranate

  32. Danica Clarke
    November 19, 2017 / 7:27 am

    I’d like to try the rose fresh moisturiser 🙂

  33. November 19, 2017 / 9:03 am

    has to be anything and everything from the anti ageing section, come on something has got to work x

  34. john prendergast
    November 19, 2017 / 9:40 am

    the TIANA Raw Active Wild Mountain Flower Honey

  35. Graham Ross
    November 19, 2017 / 11:07 am

    Pure Virgin Coconut Oil

  36. laura banks
    November 19, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    the coconut water

  37. helen tovell
    November 19, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    The TIANA Fair Trade Organics Argan Fresh Coconut TLC Intensive Hair Treatment

  38. Chanette Kennedy
    November 19, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    I’d love to try the Coconut Therapy for dogs (for my rescue dogs, not me!)

  39. Thomas Buchanan
    November 19, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    the raw coconut water

  40. Hannah Wallington
    November 19, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    I would love to try the coconut oil for hair

  41. Emma
    November 20, 2017 / 8:20 am

    I love coconut oil for my skin

  42. leanne weir
    November 20, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    The Argan intensive conditioner

  43. A.E. ADKINS
    November 21, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Organic coconut butter would be my choice, it’s so versatile

  44. Amanda tanner
    November 21, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    mayby the coconut water I’ve never tried it

  45. June Etherington
    November 21, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Coconut oil for the hair’ x

  46. Isabel O
    November 23, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I would love to try the Argan Coconut Oil Intensive Hair treatment for my dry hair.

  47. clair downham
    November 23, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    would love to try Intensive Hydration Treatment for hair thankyou

  48. Janet Birkin
    November 24, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    The Coconut Oil

  49. Rachel Atkinson
    November 25, 2017 / 2:28 am

    Coconut water

    November 25, 2017 / 11:47 am

    I would love to try the Tiana Fair Trade Organic Omega 3 Coconut Butter

  51. Ruth Harwood
    November 26, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    The extra virgin coconut oil xx

  52. Jessica G
    November 26, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    Coconut flour

  53. Fiona Sanderson
    November 26, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    The Argan & Coconut Oil for Hair – Intensive Hair Treatment looks great!

  54. Amy Fidler
    November 27, 2017 / 8:03 am

    Coconut Water x

  55. Mary H
    November 27, 2017 / 10:15 am

    I’d really like to try the Argan intensive conditioner

  56. Keith Glover
    December 1, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    E V Coconut oil

  57. Leila Benhamida
    December 2, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    The TIANA Raw Coconut Water from young green coconuts

  58. Violet Phillippo
    December 4, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    Extra virgin coconut oil.

  59. Rich Tyler
    December 5, 2017 / 2:03 am

    Pure Virgin Coconut Oil

  60. Kev Cannon
    December 7, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

  61. Sally Collingwood
    December 7, 2017 / 11:30 am

    The coconut water looks fab!

  62. Carole Nott
    December 7, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    lovely products – would like to try the honey which looks very healthy

  63. Yolanda Davis
    December 7, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    I’d love to try their Argan & Coconut Oil for Hair. It’s really dry so this would really help.

  64. Elizabeth Smith
    December 8, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Pure Virgin Coconut Oil – my dry skin needs it

  65. donna l jones
    December 9, 2017 / 1:05 am

    The coconut water

  66. Susan B
    December 9, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    Coconut Therapy for pets sounds very useful for our household.

  67. Sam Parkes
    December 9, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    The ginger coconut oil sounds amazing

  68. sheri Darby
    December 9, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    Extra Virgin Coconut oil

  69. December 9, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    I’d like to try the intensive coconut cream for dry skin

  70. Tiff Jordan
    December 9, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    I’d love to try Tiana Raw Active Citrus Blossom Honey Enzyme Diastase Activity 18+

  71. Megan Kinsey
    December 10, 2017 / 11:46 am

    I’d like to try the Argan & Coconut Oil for Hair – Intensive Hair Treatment. My hair is a bit dry at the moment and could really do with some TLC!

  72. Fiona jk42
    December 10, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    I would like to try the Organic High Omega 3 Coconut Cooking Butter. I’m vegetarian so always interested in plant-based sources of vitamins and minerals.

    December 10, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    The intensive hair treatment and the coconut water

  74. linda curtis
    December 10, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    coconut oil

  75. Kim Neville
    December 10, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Would like to try the coconut oil

  76. Karen Painter
    December 10, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    TIANA Organic & Fair Trade Rose Fresh Coconut TLC – sounds fabulous for my aging skin!

  77. ELAINe Skye CLARK
    December 10, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    I’d love to try the Argan and Coconut oil for my long hair.

  78. Lee D
    December 10, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Coconut water sounds fascinating

  79. Adrian Bold
    December 10, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    I would like to try the Organic High Omega 3 Coconut Cooking Butter

  80. Diana
    December 10, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    TIANA Organic & Fair Trade Rose Fresh Coconut TLC 🙂

  81. Kate Davies
    December 10, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    Argan Fresh Coconut TLC – Intensive Hydration Treatment for hair

  82. Christian
    December 10, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    The coconut water.

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