Cold Weather Skincare Favourites

Cold weather skincare favourites

Multi-award-winning Dr. Lipp is the brand that created the iconic Nipple Balm.

Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm – a  little TKMaxx gem. I go through lip balms like they’re going out of fashion and since this one is such a cutie I couldn’t resist! At a paltry £3.99 (TKMaxx price) it’s worth its weight in gold. Admittedly, I didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised at how emollient the formula is –  It’s thick, which requires you to give the tube a really good squeeze!

Whilst my baby nursing days are behind me and the need for a nipple balm is no longer a requirement, one product I always have to hand is a lip balm. I’ve usually got several dotted about in various pockets and handbags and generally in the form of a twist-up stick. However, you know what it’s like, you can never seem to find one when you need it! If I don’t protect my lips, a mere whisper of air can wreak havoc.

In the words of founder Pontine “If we’re licking our lips for most of the day, shouldn’t we pay attention to what’s inside our lip products?”

Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm is the sister of the renowned Nipple Balm from this brand and is a fabulous little multi-tasker to throw in your handbag. Suitable for nursing mothers along with all the usual uses you might expect from a balm product. With over 110,000 positive reviews Dr. Lipp balms are 100% natural, cruelty-free and highly recommended by me (and 110,000) others. Have a browse of the cutesy Dr. Lipp website and find something from the multi-award-winning product range you’ll love!

47 Skin Silver Chitosan Regenerative Serum.

Particularly through the colder months, my skin is prone to little inflamed/dry areas so this serum has quickly become my go-to. I use it to heal up any blemishes, or troublesome areas and I’ve found really good results. Silver, known for its healing properties can often be found in anything from blister plasters to facial products such as this one. All 47 SKIN’s serums are infused with its patented Formula 47 containing silver and chitosan. The formulation works by utilising the silver to form a protective and hydrating seal on the skin whilst the chitosan forms a lattice-like structure on which the cells can repair.

With its fresh, almost citrusy scent and light, breathable formula the serum can be applied over the entire face, or used topically to target specific areas of concern. Formulated to aid cell regeneration and designed to soften the appearance of fine lines and ageing.

47 SKIN Silver Chitosan Serum comes with a handy drawstring, pouch bag which is perfect for both protecting the bottle whilst travelling and also keeping light away from the product. At £29 for a 30 ml bottle, you may feel it is a considered purchase but you’ll only need a tiny amount, particularly using it topically. Its fluidity allows for good spreadability and a little goes a long way.

“This serum is an interesting product and the first of its kind I’ve tried. I’ve used it to target inflamed areas and also as an all-over bedtime treatment”.


Cold Weather Skincare Favourites


January skin? Heal, protect and cleanse


Pink & Green Organics handcare duo.

This was a lucky win for me on Instagram and since Pink & Green Organics is a brand I’m already familiar with, I thought I’d share a few lines on this lovely hand wash and lotion duo.

Like any family, we go through lots of handwashes and whilst I’m particular about what we put on our skin, I’m as guilty as the next of making an impulsive Carex Strawberry Laces or Love Hearts purchase and plonking it in the downstairs loo. My preference is, of course, natural and cruelty-free so I was over the moon with my win.


Cold Weather Skincare Favourites


Handmade in Wiltshire UK, Pink & Green Organics describe its Mandarin & Grapefruit Hand & Body Wash as a consistent lather and gentle foam giving a luxurious feel. Soft, rich and creamy. A description I would agree with, however, I’ve not used this product as a body wash so I’m unable to comment on that. I’ve continued to use it solely as a naturally gorgeous and uplifting handwash. This duo would make a lovely gift for those green beauty enthusiasts in your life. £16 for a 250ml bottle.

I also have the “Sunshine For Your Hands” Hand Lotion. This comes with a press-pump dispenser for convenience and is housed in a cobalt blue bottle.

Described as a luxurious organic lotion. Fragranced with the warm, smoky scent of frankincense, and a floral, woody undertone of Lavender and the succulent, soft, sweet fruitiness of fresh oranges. Enriched with skin conditioning oils of shea butter, avocado oil and sunflower oil. Our “Sunshine for Your Hands”  Lotion is a lightweight moisturiser to keep skin and nails protected and enriched.

My skin seems to be very sensitive to the change in elements with my hands becoming chapped and sore quite easily at this time of year.

I hate the feeling of dry, tight skin on my hands so I’m always reaching for a good cream or lotion and apply a good layer if I’m heading out in the cold. Prevention is always better than cure, I find. This one comes in at £14.95 for a 100ml bottle.

Another plus – Pink & Green Organics Formulate their products without the use of Sodium Lauryl Sulphate or Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS / SLES) favouring oxygenated Aloe Vera instead. This is much more my thing as I definitely lean towards an ethical, natural approach to my skincare and beauty needs. The lotion scent is a little more “botanical” than the handwash.

Do you have any skincare favourites for when you need a little extra care?

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  1. January 7, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    These sound like great products Samantha! I’ve just started swimming again regularly so have been looking for a good moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated. The Regenerative Serum sounds perfect with so many fantastic benefits, thank you for the recommendation. Wow, the hand lotion and wash definitely sound luxurious, I imagine they smell amazing and such a great organic brand too. Gorgeous photos as always – also, I just spotted that you are a UK Blog Award Beauty Finalist so huge congratulations!! Fingers crossed for you lovely, you defo deserve to win! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    • Samantha
      January 7, 2019 / 9:37 pm

      Thank you so much Bexa! I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Would mean so much for my blog if I won!

      Pink & Green is a fab British brand and one is highly recommended if you’re in the market for some natural skincare. The Silver Chitosan has so many uses it’s a definite skincare cupboard must-have!

      I used to swim a fair bit when my daughter was younger. Now she’s a teenager she’s not so keen to go! Hope you enjoy it. Thanks again for your lovely words of support xx

  2. January 7, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    Lovely shares, I love Pink & Green! And the regenerative serum sounds amazing!

    • Samantha
      January 7, 2019 / 10:33 pm

      Thank you. Just a few I’ve been enjoying! I agree, Pink & Green is lovely x

    • Samantha
      January 8, 2019 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you. The serum is a little different, for sure! x

    • Samantha
      January 9, 2019 / 9:30 am

      Thank you. I just wanted to share some favourites which I’ve been using. The lip balm is such a useful multi-use product. x

  3. January 9, 2019 / 7:02 am

    Love taking care of the skin during the colder day. It for sure makes things better!
    Thanks for sharing these products!

    • Samantha
      January 9, 2019 / 9:32 am

      Thank you and you’re welcome. It certainly does make things better. I love to change up my skincare during the winter months! x

  4. January 10, 2019 / 4:46 pm

    I saw this on your instagram and I couldn’t wait to read it <3 I really need a couple of these to fight the dry skin I have from all this cold weather lol!

    Serene XO

    • Samantha
      January 10, 2019 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you Serene! Our skin really suffers doesn’t it?! The serum is great for little dry patches. Have a lovely evening x

  5. January 11, 2019 / 1:32 pm

    I’ve not tried any of these products but they all sound absolutely amazing- I love a good TK Maxx find, they have some gems don’t they? You can never have too many lip balms. I love serums so will definitely be keeping this one in mind next time I’m in need – the fresh scent sounds delightful too!

    Soph – x

  6. January 14, 2019 / 9:42 am

    Sounds like great products! My skin is so dry and dehydrated at the moment due to the cold weather and stress, that serum sounds really good, I might give it a try! Such a great post x

    New Lune |

  7. January 22, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    I’m loving the sound of Pink & Green Organics hand lotion, I think I’d really like that scent. And the bottle is a dead ringer for Neal’s Yard Remedies!
    Julia xx

    • Samantha
      January 22, 2019 / 9:40 pm

      Thanks lovely. Yes, it’s a botanical scent so would be right up your street! I’ll have to compare it to Neal’s Yard packaging. I hadn’t looked at it that way. Have a lovely evening x

  8. January 31, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    I never heard of these brands! It happens to be freezing here like out of the blue so my skin is in need of much love right now. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

    • Samantha
      January 31, 2019 / 2:27 pm

      Sounds like your skin could do with a little extra care in the cold! Hope you’ve found some product inspo’ have a lovely day x

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