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The Winter Skincare Products I’ve Been Loving Lately

Winter Skincare Products
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It feels like we’ve had a pretty long winter. It’s not over yet though, and unfortunately, we can expect a few more months of cold weather. Over the past few months, I’ve been trying out some new skincare. The following are the best of the bunch. They’re perfect winter skincare products because of how gentle they are and each one has become a new favourite.

First up is a couple of picks from cult French skincare brand Bioderma.

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I’m not someone who religiously uses Micellar water but it’s an important addition to my collection of winter skincare products. When I’m under the weather or the actual weather isn’t great (looking at you storm Ciara), I reach for waterproof mascara. This makeup removing solution is the easiest, most gentle, kind-to-eyes way of removing it.


A cleansing gel is one of my must-have skincare products all year round. I’m fussier when it comes to cleansers than I am other products because using the wrong ones can be so detrimental to the skin. There are only a few cleansers that I swear by and I use these on rotation. All are mid to high-end and all are incredibly gentle.

I’m happy to say that this Bioderma cleansing gel is now securely part of this rotation. Similarly to many of my others, it’s scent-less, gentle, and leaves the skin feeling clean but not dried out.

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There’s something about bubble masks that I just love. I’ve added this to my must-have winter skincare products because it boasts glycerol, shea butter, and avocado and rose oil as ingredients. These work together to replenish the skin by smoothing, rehydrating and locking in moisture.

It’s a really nice mask that banishes impurities while also actually looking after the skin.


The remaining products are all from Dermalogica. You may already know that I’m a huge fan of their skincare, and I recommend a lot of their products for being high performance. One of my favourite nourishing products is their Sound Sleep Cocoon, but as I’ve already spoken about it in detail, I won’t go into it again here.

Not only does the barrier defence booster nourish and soothe irritated skin, but it also works to prevent skin irritation before it occurs. With winter weather providing several possible causes of skin irritation, this is a skin-saver.

Strangely, as I’ve gotten older, my skin has become more and more sensitive. It’s on the drier side and occasionally suffers the odd eczema flare-up too. It’s difficult to know exactly what kinds of irritation this has prevented, but it’s definitely done a wonderful job of soothing. If you’re someone with sensitive skin then this is worth adding to your shelf of winter skincare products.

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This being the price point that it is, honestly, I didn’t want to like it. However, as so often is the case, the price reflects the quality. Despite not seen a drastic difference in the fine lines that I’ll reluctantly admit that I now have under my eyes, I love this regardless. It’s really helped to brighten and reduce the appearance of dark circles which I suffer from quite badly.

On the bright side (excuse the pun), and if you need a reason to justify the investment, a little does go a long way.


Recently I’ve become more acutely aware that I need to start introducing more preventative anti-aging products into my routine. This product is a bid to do just that. At the risk of sounding vain (I’m not), my lips are one of my favourite features. For this reason, losing volume in them has always been a slight fear of mine.

Because I use this as preventative ageing rather than to reduce an already aged appearance, I’m reluctant to speculate on the results it may achieve. Obviously, I can only speak from my own experience. It’s designed though, to reduce laugh and feather lines around the lips and to restore skin volume.

I like this for its moisturising properties. As someone who trusts in Dermalogica products, I’m assuming that this will work preventatively for me but only time will tell.


In the last months of trying some great new products, I’ve really reignited my love for skincare. These are the best of the products I’ve been trying out and should work for most skin types. The more gentle ones are particularly perfect for those with sensitive skin.

Do any of these catch your eye?

*  This post contains gifted items. As always, all words, images and opinions about the suitability of these products are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. 

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  • Reply MakeupMuddle

    I love Bioderma so much, they’re such an amazing brand and perfect for my sensitive skin xo

    Makeup Muddle

    February 13, 2020 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply Maiya Newey

    The Barrier Defence Booster has been a life-saver recently! So good for sensitive skin x

    Maiya |

    February 14, 2020 at 2:21 am
  • Reply Samantha

    What a lovely selection of winter skincare. My skin always plays up when it’s cold and I get dry patchy areas on my face. Plus, my hands and lips are really sensitive to the elements so I try and use nourishing products to help with that. I’ll make a note of your picks! x

    Samantha |

    February 14, 2020 at 2:21 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad you think so! My hands and lips are so sensitive to the elements too, I’m getting through hand cream at an astonishing rate at the minute haha! x

      February 15, 2020 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply melina elisa

    I have actually never tried any of these products! The Dermalogica C Serum definitely caught my eye. I have sensitive dry skin, and I haven’t found “the one” yet! Great post, I’m going to look into that serum for sure! xxx

    Melina |

    February 14, 2020 at 4:14 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Ooh, they’re all so good! The Dermalogica and Bioderma products are great for sensitive skin! x

      February 15, 2020 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Mica

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about both these brands but haven’t tried either of them! Thanks for sharing your reviews 🙂

    Hope you’re having a lovely weekend 🙂

    February 15, 2020 at 1:35 am
  • Reply Allie Mackin

    Ah sounds great, thanks for review!

    Allie of

    February 15, 2020 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Ruth Josey

    It’s so important to start skin care at a young age – it gets so much harder as we age. My Mom started me using Oil of Olay as a moisturizer (that’s when there was only one kind of Oil of Olay moisturizer) and Noxzema or Ponds as a makeup remover (not that either of us actually wore much makeup). Of course, as I aged, the skincare progressed as did skincare products. The ones you’ve listed are all ones I’d love to try, especially the bubble mask and the vitamin C eye serum. Vitamin C serum does brighten and I’m out of mine right now and looking for more…. Thanks so much for reviewing these for us!


    February 15, 2020 at 9:42 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      My mum also got me into skincare at a young age and I’m so grateful for it! They’re all such gems and I hope you love the mask and eye serum if you get around to trying them!x

      February 16, 2020 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    Winter weather can affect your skin so much. This weather is giving me a bad case of eczema @__@. I love the different products that you are using! It is so important to invest in skincare – especially when you’re trying to prevent dryness and such. Thanks for sharing your stack!

    Nancy ♥

    February 16, 2020 at 6:44 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Oh no- I hope it’s not too bad! I absolutely agree, great skincare is so worth the investment! x

      February 16, 2020 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Simply Stacey

    The bubble mask looks amazing and is on my payday list. Love a good bubble mask! I suffer from dark circles and really intrigued about the eye cream, I am going to see if the salon I go to has samples (normally they do) and try. Sounds brilliant

    February 16, 2020 at 10:58 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      It smells incredible too- like grape soda! I have such terrible dark circles and this has definitely helped, it’s always handy when you can grab a sample to make sure things work for you, especially when they’re pricier. Fingers crossed you manage to get hold of one! x

      February 27, 2020 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Sam | Violet Hollow

    I have written about the Dermalogica biolumin-c, booster and nightly lip treatment as my winter staples too. So glad you are loving them as much as I do xx

    February 16, 2020 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Lucy

    I love Dermalogica! They have such good products to use in the winter months! x

    Lucy |

    February 16, 2020 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply sonia // daring coco

    I love that Bioderma micellar water. It is such a great and gentle remover. Can not live without it. You’ve also given me food for thought re lips losing volume. I’ve been so concerned about fine lines I hadn’t even thought about proper care for my lips! Eeeek


    February 18, 2020 at 5:23 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it? I know right- I’ve been jumping on all of the preventative ageing I can recently haha x

      February 27, 2020 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Sophie Joan

    Dermalogica products are my favourite and will always save the day for your skin!

    February 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      They’re some of mine too, absolutely they’re just simple and reliable aren’t they?!x

      February 27, 2020 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Bexa

    I’ve never tried Dermalogica before, but the more I read about it the more I want to give it a try! I love the sound of the barrier defence booster, it sounds perfect for the winter and so kind to the skin. I’m also loving the sound of the bubble mask and all those healthy ingredients – it sounds ideal for a bit of winter pampering. Thanks for introducing these, fab post Soph! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    February 18, 2020 at 3:12 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Dermalogica is one of my favourite skincare brands of all time- simple no-fuss skincare that just works. The bubble mask is great and so up your street because it’s so much fun to use due to it’s scent, colour and how it bubbles! x

      February 27, 2020 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Hena Tayeb

    These all sounds like some great products.

    February 18, 2020 at 4:48 pm
  • Reply Danielle

    My skin has been so dry from the weather and being sick. Ugh terrible. I’ll have to check into these products.

    February 20, 2020 at 4:47 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Oh no! It’s definitely not a great time of year for skin is it? I hope you get on well with any you try x

      February 27, 2020 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Joyce

    Need to try that little bubble mask! It sounds so fun x

    Joyce |

    March 4, 2020 at 6:05 am
  • Reply Mercy

    Nice to read this as we are heading towards winter!

    March 12, 2020 at 4:40 am
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