This time of year is not great for the skin. Even those with perfectly balanced pores can find that central heating, wind-chill, endless bloody rain and frost can create imbalanced, dry, unhappy skin.
The key is in a great moisturiser for day. It needs to be rich enough to cope with the weather, but light enough to not clog pores. An SPF15 minimum is absolutely critical. Even in this weather skin faces damage from free radicals and UV rays so do not be tempted to skip it under any circumstances.
Enter the perfection that is Radiance Day Cream from Una Brennan's Super Facialist Line.
Known as a ‘super facialist’, Una’s whole range has become a cult beauty enthusiast’s favourite, with stellar reviews from those in the know, including skincare expert and blogger Caroline Hirons.
My personal favourite from the line is the Radiance Day Cream. I like to be moisturised but I hate that sticky feeling of too much cream that most winter products deliver.
Whilst the cream is fragranced, it isn’t overwhelmingly so and I do promise you that within a week, your skin will look more even, with a nice glow. If you have exceptionally dry skin, or you are over twenty-five, I would suggest also using a light serum under the moisturiser.
This is also a nice treat for skin that feels a bit sore and chapped, the ingredients are soothing and the fragrance shouldn’t irritate too heavily. It also plays nicely with other ranges so you don’t have to buy the entire line to feel the benefits (not that you should ever have to!).
I also find it is great as an eye cream. Simply tap in a small amount to the eye area. If you have very sensitive eyes though you might want to choose something fragrance free.
Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl benzoate, Octocrylene, Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, Rosa damascena flower water, Glycerin, Polyacrylate-13, Cucumis sativus (Cucumber) seed oil, Pentaerythrityl distearate, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Phenoxyethanol, Polyisobutene, Pelargoneum graveolens (Geranium) oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium stearoyl glutamate, Allantoin, Althaea officinalis root extract, Benzoic acid, Polysorbate 20, Dehydroacetic acid, Sorbitan isostearate, Disodium EDTA, Glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, Salix alba (White willow) bark extract, BHT, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Limonene, Linalool, Dipropylene glycol
A spa treat for skins with a great price tag. Definitely love. My only warning would be for those with very oily skins – you might need to be more sparing with your application.
Buy Super Facialist Radiance Day Cream by Una Brennan, from £12.99 online (currently on-sale in boots for £7.50)