Winter Skincare for Dry Skin + It’s Vegan!

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It’s been two and a half years since I last posted about skincare or makeup. That is because I am by no means a beauty guru (are they even called that any more?). All I know, is that I know what works for me and I’ve tried out a lot of products that don’t! Maybe one of my winter skincare favourites will work for you too.

Will These Products Work for my Skin?

Honestly, the only way to find out if these products will work for you is by trying them. But, for reference, my skin is very dry, sensitive and acne prone. With these products I find that I can minimise breakouts while not overly drying out my skin. Although, as I get older, acne is becoming more of a hormonal issue than a skincare issue. So, I focus specifically on alleviating the dryness.

Everything is Vegan

Just before I stopped posting suedo-regularly about skincare and makeup was when I decided to go 100% vegan in my skincare and makeup. Some people find it hard to go cruelty free in makeup and skicnare, but honestly, it’s becoming easier and easier to find completely vegan skincare and makeup products. Even Urban Decay and Kat Von D are vegan or have vegan lines!

One of the brands that I favour, Sukin, is 100% vegan, Australian owned and run, 100% Carbon Neutral, biodegradable, sulfate free, grey water safe and naturally derived. They have a couple different lines for neutral, dry, sensitive and oil balancing skin. I usually swap between dry and sensitive skin lines interchangably. I love Sukin because it doesn’t upset my skin and is resonably priced.

Lush is, well, you know know Lush! Lush is low carbon impact, cruelty free, ethically sourced, uses recycled containers, and 100% natural. Check for the vegan symbol when buying from them though!

The Winter Skincare Products

Sukin Sensitive Facial Moisturiser. Fun fact, I bought this thinking it was Sukin’s Sensitive Cleansing Lotion (foaming cleansers break me out so hard!) and have been using it as a cleaser for at least a month without realising. Only writing this post did I realise it was actually a moisturiser. That’s when you truly know you have dry skin!

Sukin Hydrating Facial Mask. This is the perfect mask to use in a bath or sometimes in the shower when I’m washing my hair. It’s so good for dry skin during winter I like to “mask” my hands by smearing it on, relaxing for a while and then rinsing it off. It works like a charm.

Although, it’s the only mask by Sukin suitable for dry skin. They rest are “purifying” which removes every inch of moisture from my face.

When it comes to moisturisers from Sukin, I couldn’t include just one. I use everything from their Sensitive Night Cream to their Moisturise Restoring Night Cream and it works fine. I stick to Night Creams for all day use because they’re typically thicker with more punch.

Lush Ultrabalm. I really need to get a huge size of this because it’s the most moisturising balm ever! As a barista, my hands get sooo dry, to the point of getting broken skin and bleeding. I bought this to use on my lips, because as per recommendations from my friend Dani, I also use it on super dry hands and sometimes my face!

Lush R&B Hair Moisturiser. Not a skincare product, obviously. But I picked this up because my hair has been ridiculously dry as of late and it’s making a huge impact! As I get older, it seems my entire life is just getting drier. To the point that the ends of my hair have been snapping off! I don’t know what it is as I conditioner wash my hair, only shampoo a couple times a week and have only died my hair once in the last two years. Applying this (as it’s too heavy for my roots, it just makes my hair look greasy) did wonders in making the ends of my hair much stronger.

There goes!

Did you like hearing about the products I use, rather than the clothes I buy for a change? I know I mention buying ethically sourced and second hand clothing a lot, but I feel it’s just important to be ethical and cruelty free in all of the products I buy. That’s why everything I buy from handwash, washing detergent to conditioner is 100% cruelty free. It’s becoming so much easier at cheeper prices! You should look into it! Of course, I had to add a little touch of myself to this flatlay! Tell me, does it work? Or is the tentacle too creepy for a skincare post?

Oh, and of course, I had to add a little touch of myself to this flatlay! Tell me, does it work? Or is the tentacle too creepy for a skincare post?



  1. September 24, 2017 / 1:16 am

    Lol I don’t mind creepy, but I imagine some vegans might object to images of dead animals. I think you staged it nicely. I don’t have the same skin type as you (mine is always coated in a layer of slime) so your needs aren’t the same as mine, but there are enough universal beauty topics.

  2. September 26, 2017 / 12:41 am

    I thought the tentacle was a nice touch – I quite like oddities like that.

  3. September 30, 2017 / 3:10 am

    Oooooooooo I looooooooooved this…here in SoCal it’s always dry (well, almost always) but at this time of year we get the Santa Ana winds too. My hands always end up looking like old parchment (and not in a good way…)Weirdly, my oilslick face suffers less so I’m always on the hunt for that perfect facial moisturizer. Going to give a couple of these a solid go. Thank you.

  4. Robyn
    December 4, 2017 / 8:38 am

    Lush isn’t 100% natural – they use some synthetic preservatives.

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