Monday 18 December 2017

Repair before you bare - four great skin products to pamper winter skin

Sisley red clay mask
Sisley red clay mask
Love Etc body butter, The Body Shop

Sinead Van Kampen

With spring well and truly here we at Independent Woman are turning our attention to what to do about the dry skin harsh Irish winters leave behind. If you're desperately in need to do some repair before you bare we've been busy casting around for the best skin treats guaranteed to pamper.

Best for hands : Rituals hand cream

Hands in need of some post winter TLC will drink up the rich Infinity hand lotion by Rituals. Frangranced with orange and Japanese mint the formula is designed to absorb quickly meaning silky smooth hands are only a few drops away. The handy 75ml bottle also makes it the perfect traveling companion meaning your hands won't feel neglected during the summer months.

Available from Arnotts, priced at €7.50

Best for face: Sisley face mask

With an intestive formula based on the benefits of red clay Siselys Radient Glow Express face mask will have dull skin revived in no time. Created to absorb impurity's while deep cleansing the skin, the mask should be applied to skin and left for five minutes before rinsing with warm water. The results are not only a brighter complexion but tighter pores. Perfect for softer, smoother, springtime skin.

Available from Brown Thomas, €76 for 60ml.

Best for hair repair : Yes to carrots mud mask

Dry scalps in need of hydration should be brought back to life with the Yes To Carotts Hair and Scalp Moisturising Mud mask. Promising to moisturise, soften and best of all detangle, the mask is packed with juicy goodness including carrots, pumpkin and a zesty smelling. Rich in Beta-Carotene, Alpha-Carotene, Vitamin E and awfully good at softening brittle hair, Yes To Carrots Mud Mask should have your scalp nourished in no time !

Available from pharmacies nationwide , €10.95.

Best for body: Love Ect at the Body Shop

If you want your skin feeling soft as well as smelling sweet, The Body Shops Love Ect body butter should tick all the boxes. The thick and creamy formula is enriched with coco butter, soya oil and shea butter and comes with scents of pear, neroli and bergamot. Perfect for dry elbows and knees as well as softer areas, a few dollops should banish dry skin for good.

Available from The Body Shop, €15.95 for 200ml.

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