Jumpers are out on the town again, which means we’re not far away from the blustering winds of winter. When the seasons change, what our skin needs changes too. It becomes all about deep hydration and soothing, replenishing ingredients.
Ceramides, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and fatty acids (in particular linoleic acid, which is an omega 6 fatty acid that helps your body to form precious ceramides) are your best friends during the colder months. We’ve put together a library of our favourite winter friendly products for you to pop in your toolbox (i.e. bathroom cabinet) this chilly season.
Winter Facial Care.
lätt Facial Cleanser – Clean and Soothe | 50g
Key winter friendly ingredients: coconut oil, almond oil and eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus keeps breakouts at bay while coconut and almond oil replenish and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier as they are rich in linoleic acid, a component of ceramides which are the building blocks of your skin.
In the warmer months you might have been using slightly more vigorous cleansers, with many of us battling shine and clogged pores. However, in windswept winter, retaining precious moisture is key.
It’s time to get creamy about things. Nourishing, moisturising and gentle, you can rely on this cleanser to give you a clear complexion and a healthy glow. No unnecessary stripping of natural oils, only soft, smooth skin.
öka Gel Serum
Key winter friendly ingredients: Hyaluronic acid, ceramides & antioxidants.
All of our serums have hyaluronic acid and glycerine as a base. The building blocks of healthy skin, they’re packed full of moisture-attracting lipids that your skin will love. Complemented with an extra healthy dose of naturally vitamin rich ingredients, fatty acids and ceramides.
We all need a boost sometimes and our gel serums are just the ticket. Each is an elite concoction of mother nature’s best and brightest skin soothing, glow inducing ingredients that’ll help you feel amazing, despite the frosty mornings.
We have a hydrating, antioxidant rich gel serum for every skin type.
öka Gel Serum – Clear Complexion | 30ml
Key Winter friendly ingredients: Tea Tree oil, Neem oil, Sunflower Seed oil.
Ceramide rich sunflower seed oil replenishes the skin’s natural barrier. Neem oil is high in vital fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin E. Tea tree oil soothes and defends.
A powerful ally for acne prone skin. Naturally gentle ingredients reduce redness, heal and soothe, while encouraging a healthy glow. With hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and ceramides.
öka Gel Serum – Youth Restoring | 30ml
Key Winter friendly ingredients: Sea buckthorn fruit oil, Dunaliella salina & Bilberry.
Sea Buckthorn defends against oxidative stress, reduces the appearance of dark spots and lines. Dunaliela salina is a microalgae rich in B12. Reverses oxidative stress. Soothes and repairs irritated skin. Antioxidant Bilberry protects against UV damage and brightens.
Dip into the fountain of youth. Vitamins A, C & E, work alongside an elite selection of deeply hydrating, collagen boosting, naturally anti-aging ingredients. With hyaluronic acid and antioxidants.
öka Gel Serum – Radiance Boost | 30ml
Key winter friendly ingredients: Avocado oil, strawberry extract & papaya extract.
Avocado oil deeply nourishes and defends. Strawberry extract with Ellagic acid prevents skin colour changes, while Vitamin C hydrates, rebuilds and defends against UV damage. Papaya extract is a gentle exfoliant rich in Vitamin A.
Swap fine lines and dark spots for a healthy, glowing complexion thanks to an elite selection of naturally rejuvenating ingredients. With hyaluronic acid, linoleic acid and antioxidants.
We’ve put so much good stuff into each of our gels, it’s hard to choose the best winter friendly ingredients, because they’re all great!
botanisk facial oil
Key winter friendly ingredients: Ceramides, vitamins A, C, D & E & omega fatty acids.
All of our facial oils have been selected for their nutrient rich, replenishing qualities. Each one has hydrating, antioxidant properties and melts into the skin without clogging pores.
Keeping things simple can sometimes be the most effective move in harsher climates, particularly for sensitive skin. We’ve put together a range of the most replenishing facial oils for you to reap the benefits of. Both cleansing and restoring, whichever fine textured oil you choose, your skin will thank you.
botanisk – Hemp Oil | 30ml
Key winter friendly ingredients: Ceramides, linoleic acid & vitamin C.
Ceramides are the building blocks of your skin and are deeply replenishing. These work alongside linoleic acid to stimulate healthy cell production, replenishing lost lipids and restoring elasticity. Linoleic acid also soothes irritation and regulates sebum production. Antioxidant vitamin C defends against UV damage and repairs.
Our deeply hydrating and healing beauty oil. Antimicrobial, anti inflammatory, this easily absorbable facial oil promises to soothe irritation, defend and restore. Particularly beneficial for acne prone and sensitive skin.
botanisk – Hazelnut Oil | 30ml
Key winter friendly ingredients: Vitamins A, C & E, omega fatty acids & folic acid.
Vitamins C & E are powerfully antioxidant while A improves skin elasticity, boosting collagen and keratin production. Fatty acids restore lost lipids, strengthening the skin’s natural barrier. Folic acid, a vital component of healthy skin, deeply hydrates.
Our fine textured beauty oil is perfect for even acne prone skin. Rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, it’ll leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
botanisk – Acai Berry Oil | 30ml
Key winter friendly ingredients: Vitamins A, C & E, omega fatty acids, zinc & copper.
Vitamins C & E are powerfully antioxidant while A improves skin elasticity, boosting collagen and keratin production. Fatty acids restore lost lipids, strengthening the skin’s natural barrier. Zinc and copper reduce dark spots and lines.
Our anti-aging beauty oil, here to defend and restore radiance. A superfood for your face containing 3 times more antioxidants than blueberries, this rich oil has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties making it a great choice for irritated, sensitive or acne prone skin.
skyda Daily Defence Lotion | 50ml
Key winter friendly ingredients: Vitamin E, UV defence & antioxidants.
Our dermatologist-developed SPF50 Daily Defence Lotion. Offering lightweight, 5* protection against UV rays, pollution and free radicals. Infused with vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that encourages hydration.
It might seem hard to believe now that the sky is mostly grey, but UV damage is still a very real issue to keep on top of. Our daily defence lotion is rich in vitamin E, non-greasy, easily absorbable and here to defend against whatever winter throws at you. Basically it’s your new skin care bestie. Make this part of your daily routine for a healthy, protected complexion throughout the winter months.
Winter Body Care
såpa Body Bar – Sensitive Cocoa Butter | 95g
Key winter friendly ingredients: Coconut oil, cocoa butter & olive oil.
Cocoa butter, coconut oil and olive oil all contain either ceramides and/or the fatty acid building blocks of ceramides, while olive oil provides vitamins A, D, K & E. Both ant-inflammatory and antibacterial, this body bar defends and protects throughout the day.
Perfect for sensitive skin (which we all get a bit more in the winter months) our cocoa butter soap rebuilds and reduces redness, helping to soothe irritated and inflamed skin while defending. We’ve used just 4 ingredients to make this soap, (with water being the mysterious 4th) so it’s as gentle as can be!
luffa Body Scrub Bar – Soften and Smooth | 50g
Key winter friendly ingredients: Coconut oil, almond kernels and cocoa butter.
Cocoa butter and coconut oil provide ceramides and linoleic acid, while soothing irritation and defending. Almond kernels act as a natural exfoliant.
Exfoliation is still important throughout the colder months, as clear pores allow your skin to more easily absorb moisturising components. The important thing is to be gentle about it. Luffa fruit and almond kernels gently buff the skin without stripping of natural oils, making way for ceramide rich cocoa butter and replenishing shea.
We recommend exfoliating three times a week during the colder months, or once or twice a week if you have sensitive skin.
öljy Moisturising Dry Oil – Rejuvenate + Revitalise | 100ml
Key winter friendly ingredients: Soybean oil, Wheatgerm oil & Lemon.
Soybean oil and wheatgerm are both very high in ceramides, the building blocks of healthy skin. Lemon is rich in vitamin C, making it a powerful antioxidant.
Ceramides are a vital building block of your skin and guess what? Soybean oil and wheatgerm oil are riddled with them! You can use this easily absorbable oil as a daily hydrator, or even right before bed. High levels of Ylang Ylang encourage a feeling of calm by lowering blood pressure and heart rate, giving you a sense of tranquility.
smör Body Butter – Intensive Hydration | 150ml
Key winter friendly ingredients: cacao seed butter, oatmeal & olive oil.
Cacao seed butter and olive oil are both rich in ceramides as well as linoleic acids that encourage ceramide composition. Oatmeal is a proven antioxidant that soothes irritation and replenishes lost lipids.
Intensively hydrates, nourishes and softens dehydrated and rough skin. Packed with highly emollient and beneficial ingredients to replenish, strengthen and boost skin firmness, giving a healthy glow. As the name suggests, this body butter means business! If you need a serious hydration top up, this one’s for you. Make sure to use after a shower or bath for optimum absorption.
händ – Luxurious Hand Cream | Heal and Hydrate | 240mlKey winter friendly ingredients: Avocado oil, argan oil & almond oil.
Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, C, D & E, making it a potent antioxidant with replenishing fatty acids and the ability to soothe irritation. Argan and almond both protect against UV damage, while providing fatty acids and vitamins E & D.
We’ve all been on it with our hand washing of late, and that will of course only become more important in the winter months. Unfortunately, hand washing without moisturising can leave behind dry, irritated skin which is no fun for anyone.
Keep everyone’s hands happy in the frosty months with our super nourishing hand cream, perfect for round the house use, or pop our handy pocket sized version in your bag for on the go hydration.
There is so much more to say about this wonderful collection, but we hope we’ve given you enough wintery guidance to keep yourself looking radiant this winter!
Enjoy getting your nice scarves out, love, grüum.
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