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Hello lovely people! Between the wind, rain, cold and central heating it’s no wonder our skin can become sensitive, dehydrated and dry, or like mine, freak out and become oily and dry in different places.

Here are my winter skin saviours!

e.l.f. Holy Hydration Face Cream

A really light, easily absorbed daily moisturiser which can be layered with serums and balms. This moisturiser contains (plant based) Squalane to improve moisture balance and elasticity, Peptides to protect skin, B3 to brighten and even the complexion and Hyaluronic Acid to help the other ingredients sink deep into the skin.

UpCircle Organic Face Serum

This serum uses repurposed coffee extract, which is rich in antioxidants and rosehip and jojoba oils to brighten and care for dry, dehydrated skin. I apply this serum and before it sinks in completely I apply moisturiser, which helps the moisturiser to sink in easily. It does have a tiny tingly sensation at first but doesn’t make my skin flush or react.

Wild Tree Skincare Organic Body Scrub Melt

This has the most delicious chocolate scent! It also has the most amount of oil (cacao seed butter and Shea butter) and scrubby bits (cacao seed powder) in anything I’ve ever used before. It’s really easy to hold in your palm and one melt covered my whole body. I don’t think I’ll have dry skin again for the next year! Okay, a slight exaggeration there.

Lucky Cloud Soothing Super Balm

This balm contains Oat Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Sweet Almond Oil to calm dry, sensitive, itchy skin. The Lavender and Geranium Oils also calm body and mind. It’s a little miracle in a pot!

Balade En Provence Solid Night Cream

I normally have very cold hands so I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to use this but it melted into my palms straight away! Containing Cocoa Butter and Apricot Kernel Oil, this cream is both hydrating and moisturising, without clogging pours or creating an oil slick on your pillow.

Quite the dream team and all plant based!

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4 responses to “Vegan and Cruelty free Winter Skincare Saviours”

  1. Pixee Pea Avatar

    I love discovering new skincare products & I’ve heard some fabulous things about UpCircle & I always love a serum (I’ve just finished my Full of Grace from Lush). I’ll be sure to check out the other brands too. Thanks for sharing ♡

    Pixee ♡ | Thats What Pea Said

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      I’d not heard of them before but I love their ethics so I’ll be buying more from them and Lucky Cloud skincare. Lush has been such a hero brand for me over the years! ✨🖤✨


  2. In The Flux Avatar

    That super balm looks so great! My skin is pretty sensitive, so I’ll have to check that one out. And I love how it has oat oil in it. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of that ingredient before, but I love anything with oats in it!


    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Mine can be funny when my allergies are playing up and my face loved it! Oat oil and water from soaked oats is very calming for skin (and also has lots of protein in so it’s good for your hair too, as it happens).


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