The winter season can wreak havoc with your skin and hair as well as your mood, which means it's a good idea to have the right products at the ready to counter the negative effects.
Cold, wind, rain and snow can leave your skin and hair feeling dry, coarse and incredibly fragile. They can also mean your mood gets a bit low and that it can be a struggle to feel energised.
Luckily, the right beauty and home products can help by protecting your skin and hair from moisture loss and boosting your mood. This makes them great for you, as well as for those you may be buying gifts for ready for Christmas.
Here are our five top products you should be using right now:
Queen of the Nile Soap
Washing your skin - from your hands to your face and body - can leave it feeling dry, especially if you use a soap that strips natural oils and doesn't provide any moisturising properties.
With this in mind, our Queen of the Nile traditional soap is a must-use throughout the winter. It is chock full of our beautiful blend of oils as well as cocoa butter and goat's milk. This results in a lovely soft soap that is ideal for dry and sensitive skin.
Goat's milk acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, meaning it can help reduce redness in your skin, while it is also full of vitamin A, which helps to repair your skin.
This combined with all the moisturising ingredients and lightly floral scent - which is down to the mix of vetivert, sweet orange, ylang ylang and patchouli essential oils - makes it the perfect soap for your whole body this winter, as well as a great stocking filler.
Neroli and Rose Hand Lotion
Your hands get a raw deal during the winter as they are usually exposed to the elements a lot. Even constantly taking off and putting on gloves can leave them feeling dry, chapped and sore.
This means you need to use products that will help to replenish lost moisture so as to help improve the look and feel of the skin on your hands. This will ensure you avoid discomfort throughout the winter months.
Our Neroli and Rose Hand Lotion is an ideal choice as it contains Aloe Vera and Borage Oil, which are soothing and moisturising. Rose is also incredibly healing, helping to reduce discomfort and reduce redness.
On top of this, both neroli and rose oils are uplifting, which means they can help improve your mood if the season has got you down. We have a whole range available in this fragrance - which you can find here - so you can treat yourself or a loved one.
Greentea and Grapefruit Conditioner
Your hair is likely to be left looking and feeling a bit dull by the weather, especially if you can't cover it all with a hat while out and about. The winter weather can increase the chances of damage, as well as leave your tresses feeling dry at the ends long before it is time for a trim.
However, regularly using our luxury Greentea and Grapefruit Conditioner can help to keep your hair looking shiny and feeling moisturised, as well as ensure it remains manageable. It is enriched with panthenol, which protects the hair while delivering a moisture boost, as well as several lovely oils.
A great choice for using in the morning, the conditioner - which also has a matching shampoo - features one of our most popular scents and is guaranteed to help you wake up and leave you ready to face the day.
Clementine and Prosecco Reed Diffuser
If you want a product that will help to brighten your mood despite the wet and dark days, reed diffusers are a great choice. A diffuser allows you to fragrance your home with an uplifting scent that will help you to wake up and be ready for anything.
Our Clementine and Prosecco is a lovely fragrance for this, as it has bright top notes of sweet clementine and sparkling wine, creating a citrusy scent that will leave you feeling happy no matter what the weather outside.
This is one of our newest fragrances and is already a best seller, which means it is likely to be an ideal choice for Christmas gifts. You can view the whole Clementine and Prosecco range here, which now includes a moisturising, organic soap bar.
On days when your skin feels like it needs an intense moisture boost, there's nothing better than having a good soak in a bath with one of our hand-rolled Bath Melts. These are made with shea butter, which is incredibly nourishing and will leave your skin feeling beautifully smooth.
The melts come in three fragrances - cornflower, rose and marigold - which will help you relax while also being incredibly uplifting. They'll ensure that your whole body feels moisturised and ready to face winter.
These are definitely a great gift to give someone for Christmas - especially as baths are actually good for mental and physical health, which you can find out more about on our blog. If you want to give a really pampering present, a number of our gift sets include bath melts as well as other beautiful products.
All of these products are perfect for looking after your skin, hair and mood this winter, so are sure to be great additions to your beauty routines and homes, as well as to your loved ones' stockings on Christmas Day.