My Top 10 Winter Skin Savers of 2017/18

Top 10 Winter Skin Savers

Ugh, Winter. My skin has been flipping out lately, from dry patches to acne to redness… I don’t know what it is exactly, whether it’s the weather or what, but I’ve been restructuring my skincare routine ever since to get my complexion back on track. Today’s post is my top 10 Winter Skin Savers of 2018!

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Top 10 Winter Skin Savers - Fresh Soy Cleanser & Exfolikate

Fresh Soy Cleanser

Fresh Soy Cleanser is my HG. I recently splurged on it because I was using another cleanser and it was doing horrible things for my skin. The soy cleanser doesn’t strip my skin of moisture or leave it feeling tight. It also smells like cucumbers, so it’s like being at a spa! I find that using this cleanser calms my skin and helps clear up redness/breakouts.

Kate Somerville Exfolikate

I received a bottle of Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment in the 2017 Winter FabFitFun box. I was skeptical about all the YouTuber’s raving about this stuff but it’s actually pretty great. Unfortunately it’s crazy expensive for a small bottle, but I truly believe it’s helping to smooth out my dry patches.

10 Winter Skin Savers - Face Mists

Mario Badescu Rose water Face Mist

I’ve heard so much about Mario Badescu lately, and when I saw that Melina from Melinaelisa was loving the Mario Badescu Rose Water Face Mist I needed to try it out. This mist was only $9CAD on Amazon! It’s very calming on my skin. I sometimes mist my makeup blending sponge with it before blending if I’m too lazy to walk over to the sink to wet it.

The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Energizing Face Mist

The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Face Mist is supposed to boost radiance and hydration. I don’t know if I look especially radiant when using this mist but I will agree that it’s hydrating and works well to set my makeup. I adore the smell of this mist!

Top 10 Winter Skin Savers - Moisturizers

Ahava Mineral Hand Cream

Ahava Mineral Hand Cream was also a FabFitFun Winter Box discovery. I am IN LOVE with this hand cream. It absorbs so quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy film. Some hand creams absorb but leave your skin feeling dry. My hands feel soft and hydrated after using this one. I’m not really a fan of the smell but I’m willing to live with it for how well this works for me otherwise.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream for Extra Dry Skin

I reviewed this product Here so I won’t go into full detail. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream is my only HG moisturizer and it does wonders for my skin. My dry patches become non existent when I use it. I normally use the version for extra dry skin but right now I’m trying out the Hydro Boost Gel Cream with SPF 15 that comes in a tube instead of a pot.

Winter Skin Savers - Oils

Cuticle Oil

Any oil will do. It doesn’t have to be specifically called a cuticle oil, sometimes I use face oil samples from sephora on my cuticles. It keeps them from cracking during the winter. Oils are a real winter skin saver, especially if you paint your nails a lot!

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil

It takes me a long time to use up oil samples, but I’ve been making headway on the vial I have of Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil. This oil is formulated with retinol for anti aging and helps reduce redness, which was very needed for me during the winter cold/flu season. I had like 3 colds over the course of December and January. When I use it overnight my face is SO soft in the morning!


Winter Skin Savers - Lip Treatments

Lip Scrubs

I shared my DIY recipe for a homemade lip scrub Here! All you need is coconut oil, vanilla, and a bit of brown sugar. Although I enjoy using brand name lip scrubs it’s not a necessity.

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment

I’m obsessed right now with my Fresh Sugar Lip products from the Sugar Prep ‘N’ Paint set (reviewed Here)! The Advanced Therapy lip balm is a favourite right now, I use it almost daily when I’m home. I never put it in my purse because I’m scared I’ll lose it and it’s costly to replace. The formula glides on and seems to melt into my lips, it’s great on it’s own or under lipstick. If you want to try it I recommend looking for it in a value set!

Top 10 Winter Skin Savers

What are your Top 10 Winter Skin Savers? Comment below!

Thanks for reading everyone, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Check back in with me on Monday for my next beauty post. Remember to like & subscribe <3



  1. February 12, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    How great is the brand fresh?! I absolutely love it, I tried their lip balms years ago and recently tried their rose toner that came in my Sephora bag and I fell in love. I, seriously considering buying from their skincare line 😊

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 14, 2018 / 1:50 am

      I’ve never tried the toner, I hear it’s great though! I just wish fresh wasn’t so expensive 😥 I love the cleanser but I only buy it as a treat!

      • February 14, 2018 / 4:00 am

        I know!! Price is the one thing that’s holding me back from purchasing many things from Sephora *cue tears* lol
        That make sense because I do that too, lol.

        • AlwaysCleia
          February 14, 2018 / 12:00 pm

          Haha I know the feeling 😂

  2. February 12, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    You just reminded me that I have a bottle of the Body Shop Vitamin C mist – need to use that!

    My current skin saver has been hydrating masks. I particularly like Clarins cream mask that just tissues off rather than rinsing off. My skin feels so hydrated whenever I use it. This winter has been so brutal!

    I noticed that your “likes” disappeared with your site migration (I’ve heard this is a common thing) so I’ve taken the liberty of liking a bunch of your recent posts. 😛

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 12, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      ooo don’t forget about that! haha, I do that too.

      I’ll have to look into that Clarins mask! It’s such a pain rinsing my face sometimes, it sounds easy to use 🙂

      awwww, thank you so much! That’s one of the downsides of switching.

  3. Melina Elisa
    February 9, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    OMG, you finally bought the rose spray! I’m so glad you’re liking it and added it to your list of winter skin savers. I’ve been dying to try out the newest spray from the Mario Badescue line, which contains lavender! Great post Cleia xxx


    • February 9, 2018 / 10:53 pm

      I did! I was surprised it was only $9, It’s probably going to last me a long time too. Great recommendation!
      Ooo lavender sounds nice!

      • Melina Elisa
        February 10, 2018 / 10:43 am

        It’s supposed to be calming for the skin, so let’s see how it works! Yeah, it’s super inexpensive and it lasts months! xx

  4. amandapleasee
    February 9, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    I want to try more of The Body Shop skin care! That face mist looks amazingggg!

    • February 9, 2018 / 10:50 pm

      I like it a lot 🙂 I’ve heard their vitamin E range is good too!

  5. Makeup by Erin
    February 9, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    I need to try The Body Shop’s vitamin c range! It sounds so nice!

    • February 9, 2018 / 10:50 pm

      I’ve only tried the spray from that line so far, but I like it!

      • Makeup by Erin
        February 10, 2018 / 1:47 am

        I’ll have to check it out!

  6. February 9, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    I use that facial mist as well, and I love it. My routine is way too long to post here! lol

    • February 9, 2018 / 1:08 pm

      Which one, the Mario or the body shop? Haha yeah skincare has so many steps to fit in!

  7. February 9, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    I recently used a sample of the Soy Face Cleanser for the first time – I wish the sample was bigger because I couldn’t really tell if I liked it enough to buy a full sample or not. I did love the scent, though!

    The Luna Sleeping Oil is on my list of things to try! Part of me wants to buy it, part of me wants to try to find a cheaper dupe. Haha!

    • February 9, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      Skincare samples are never big enough!
      The Luna oil is soooo expensive 🙁 I probably won’t restock once my sample runs out

      • February 9, 2018 / 5:08 pm

        I’ve heard that The Ordinary Advanced Retinol is a dupe for the Luna oil, and it’s less than $10!

        • February 9, 2018 / 10:51 pm

          I want to try that one too! It’s so inexpensive

    • February 9, 2018 / 11:26 am

      I try to buy it on sale if I can, $20 is a lot for me but when I can get it 50% off it’s great!

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