Above: my face stuff
I moved to Canada about 12 years ago. I live in Winnipeg where the weather vacillates between extreme heat and extreme cold. Very different from London town where I’d lived for 10 years prior.
I’m always trying out new stuff in an effort to fix the dry, flaky skin on my face. It’s exhausting.
During the winter months in Winnipeg the temperature can be as cold as minus 40 with the most incredible windchill. Stick your face in your freezer compartment and you still won’t come close to the actual sensation of that kind of cold.
During summer, I usually stick to Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. In England, many years ago, I remember this stuff having cult-like status among the beauty elites. I’ve been using it for ages. And it’s super cheap.
But it’s not enough in winter and my face turns into a flaky mess.
That’s when I bust out the hardcore stuff.
I always have pure shea butter, virgin olive oil and Nivea cream in my artillery. I slap that stuff on my face before bed and hope for the best.
According to my favourite beauty site though, that’s just not enough. Apparently we need to put antioxidants and skin-like ingredients on our faces too.
I only learned this recently. Or chose to pay attention to it.
I’m 40 and I don’t care for anti-wrinkle creams but I do care about healthy skin.
To that end, after much experimentation, the following products are the ones I love the most and use regularly.
- Bioderma Sensibo AR Cream
- Bioderma Sensibo Rich Cream
- Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment
- Eucerin Replenishing Face Creme Day
- MAC Strobe Cream (which doesn’t leave even a hint of shimmer on my face)
- MAC Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion Serum
- Clinique City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector Broad Spectrum 25 SPF
- Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion
- CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion
At night, I’m also currently using Mineral Fusion’s Limitless Beauty Cream which I picked up at Winners for about CA $12. It smells great, has loads of great ingredients and feels super moisturizing.
Which skin care products do you love?