House of Beaute top 10 skincare picks for vibrant hydrated skin this Winter

Prepare for Winter with our top retail suggestions for May – September, plus when and how to use them. We call it cherry picking – picking out the best products for the cooler months. Products you will love using and see a difference from. Add in a different product or serum and alter your cleanser to help protect your skin. Each of the products profile will compliment your routine and help balance the effects of the cooler weather, wind, heaters and hot showers that dry out your skin. Remember all of the products sold at House of Beaute are cruelty free and come from suppliers that follow sustainable practices in their ingredients and packaging.

Make a start now so your skin stays vibrant and hydrated right through the Winter.

In Autumn and Winter our two main recommendations are –

  1. Building up the skins strength so it stays hydrated and comfortable, preventing redness and irritation.
  2. Repairing and correcting the skin to counteract any issues like hyper pigmentation and collagen loss.

 To achieve this these are our favourite products:

1. Take the first step to a flawless makeup every time with Youngblood mineral primer 

It’s lightweight, silky formula smoothes the appearance of fine lines, pores and uneven skin, creating a smooth hydrated base for all types of foundation. Packed full of hylauron ( super hydrator) vitamins and minerals this primer will help protect your skin from environmental damage over the cooler months, calm redness and give extra comfort. Good skins improve and great skins look fabulous.

Applying your primer: Apply one full pump and spread over the whole of your face with your finger tips or a brush working from the T zone out then apply your foundation. Add this simple step into your routine to make the world of difference. Paraben, nut, gluten, colour and fragrance free!


2. Stop dry and chapped lips – Decleor Lip Balm

Lip balms make my lips peel! If this sounds familiar choose a lip balm containing good oils that have a natural affinity with the skin.

Decleor lip Balm is enriched with Shea butter and Macadamia oil to intensely nourish, strengthen and protect your lips against the cold, harsh days. Your lips will feel soothed and restored with softness and comfort. This lovely balm is lightly enhanced with marjoram essential oil which like all essential oils is antiseptic but also improves circulation giving the lips a delicate pretty flush. Presented in an easy to use pottle, apply as often as necessary. Paraben free.

3.  A beauty booster for everyone – Decleor Aroma White Vitamin C Night Cream radiant skincare for Winter

This is the product you didn’t know you needed until you started using it!

A luxe creamy texture, this favourite night cream combines a White Focus plant complex to soften pigmentation with a highly stable Vitamin C. Its properties will boost your skins collagen production, hydrate and work on improving your skins clarity. Working through the night when your skin is most receptive to give your skin all the beneficial and repairing active ingredients it needs. Apply in the evening to a perfectly cleansed face and neck.

4 & 5. Micellar Cleansers

Micelle definition: tiny droplets of oil suspended in water. The wow factor is they are lightweight and gentle on the skin but powerful in their cleansing action.

Ultraceutials Micellar Water – No rinsing required!

This no-rinse 3 in 1 formula cleanser hydrates and soothes the skin, lips and eyes. Suitable for all skin types. The ‘micelles’ act as a gentle magnet to capture dirt, excess sebum and makeup without stripping the skin. Featuring Vitamins B3 to hydrate, B5 to soothe and cucumber to refresh the skin. Simply wipe over face and neck with a cotton square a couple of times to get the easiest, freshest feeling yet! If you’re like me and need water on your face to finish it’s absolutely fine to rinse as well! Paraben, Soap and Alcohol free.

Decleor Micellar Oil – Magic in a bottle: An oil and milk cleanser in one

This easy to use micellar cleanser gives normal, combination and dry skins a very comfortable cleansing option as the weather gets cooler. As an added bonus it will get rid of even your most stubborn makeup including waterproof mascara, leaving you with a perfectly fresh, clear looking skin. An absolute dream to use with its enriched ingredients in micellar form- sweet almond and olive oil. Containing light floral essential oils of rose, jasmine and iris for an uplifting cleansing experience.

Watch the magic happen: Apply 1-2 pumps of the micellar cleanser into the palm of your dry hands and massage into your face and neck, then add a little water and watch it transform into an easy to remove cleansing milk. Magic. Rinse with warm water. Repeat the whole application and removal a second time if you are wearing makeup. Finish with your hydrating floral toner, serum, moisturiser etc


Beauty Therapy Merivale Christchurch6. Eyes – No time to waste

Over winter it is essential for all ages to use your eye cream at least once a day and even twice a day to improve hydration, plump fine lines, reduce puffiness and dark circles!

The skin around your eyes is the most sensitive and thinnest part of your skin so with time you will start to notice the first signs of ageing. Don’t let your eyes define age!

We have seven fantastic eyecreams for sale, you will only need one – One that is specific to your needs. Remember salon products contain a higher percentage of active ingredients so you get great value and better results.

 When you apply your eyecream use your ring finger ( this has the least pressure) and apply right around your eye using the orbital bone as a guide,  in outward sweeping motions to assist with circulation and drainage.!!


7. Reclaim a light radiant complexion

Use Ultraceuticals Brightening serum during the Winter months when the suns influence is reduced to target pigmentation.  Ultra Brightening serum works to inhibit the production of melanin, the pigment in our skin that makes us look tanned. During the Summer melanin is produced to protect the deeper layers of the skin from UV rays, the more exposure over the years the more uneven this production can become.  This serum targets pigment in 5 different ways using natural ingredients of artocarpus an extract from mulberry, niacinamide, bearberry extract, AHAs ( lactic and citric acid) and BHAs( salicylic acid) to lift melanin at the skins surface, inhibit it’s production and block it’s movement up within the layers of the skin.

Apply in the morning following cleansing on alternate days, building up to once a day as tolerated. Followed by your moisturiser and a daily application of Ultraceutials SPF30+ or 50+ sun protection. To accelerate your results link this homecare product in with a professional Microdermabrasion facial. Ultraceuticals Hyper pigmentation treatment or Dermapen needling.

8. Ultraceuticals Gentle Exfoliant with environmentally friendly jojoba Ultraceuticals gentle exfoliant

The skin can still need an extra prod along despite our best cleansing efforts to shift loose, dehydrated skin cells and extra makeup/sunscreen so your serums and moisturisers are able to act effectively. This botanically kind exfoliant will help to remove excess sebum, sloth away dry/dead skin cells with its dual action formula leaving your skin feeling refreshed and smooth.

Pop this product in your shower and use 1-2 times a week to speed up your skins natural cell turnover. Apply a small amount on your fingertips with water and massage over the whole of your face using a gentle circular motion. Rinse thoroughly. For an in salon booster


9. Decleor Aroma Nutrition Body Oil – 3 in 1 uses

This remarkable dry body oil nourishes and softens the body, hair and face with its enriched combination of regenerating Frankincense essential oil and replenishing Camellia oil. Your skin will feel soft and supple and your hair nourished.

The product goes on dry so there is no transfer onto your clothes, no time lost letting it dry and no spillage as the product comes in a pump spritz.

Apply it daily with love in long sweeping movements to the body. For the hair use the remainder from your hands to protect the ends or smooth your style. Use once a week to a clean dry face and neck if you don’t already have a Decleor face aromessence serum.


10. The best of the best – Purity in a bottle! Decleor Aromessence Serums Decleor face oil

One to two drops are all you’ll need of the purest skin boosting essential oils and vitamin rich carrier oils for the skin. Decleor draws on 40 years plus of natural skincare expertise. 100% natural scientifically tested and selected premium blends to deliver targeted and proven skincare solutions for every skins need – used daily under your moisturiser or at night as a night balm to suit your skin type and it’s needs. You can even experience this product in the salon before you purchase with a Decleor Aroma Ritual or Expert Facial.


Co-authored by Briar and Robyn

House of Beaute

Facial and Beauty Experts



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