With skincare being such a personal things due to varying skin types and needs I don't often talk about it, especially when it comes to facial creams. However come the colder months going from artificially heated environments to the harsh cold I believe all skin types can do with extra nourishment to add moisture and hydration back into the skin.
A good facial cream in autumn/winter can totally transform how the skin looks sans makeup or even how your makeup applies. So picking up one wonder tub that will last you 5-6 months is totally worth it! Which is why I thought I'd share with you three creams that I would class as 'sleep in a jar' as they all bring the skin back to life with some amazing ingredients, helps signs of ageing by plumping up fine lines and they all definitely improve skin texture and comfortability.
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
£24.00/50ml John Lewis HERE
Khiel's certainly know how to do skincare and this iconic face cream is without a doubt a favourite of mine. If like me you spend a lot of time indoors with the heating on in winter then this stuff is like a refreshing drink to the skin, literally your skin will soak up the cream in seconds. It instantly soothes the skin whether you feel like it need it or not and provides all day hydration without clogging up pores. I personally feel the cream it's light enough, yet hydrating for all skin types and perfect for sensitive skin. I just can't get enough of the light almost water-like texture that renews my skin so well and always brings it back to life! If you're never without the heating on in winter or work in a office then this cream is for you. Also it's pretty damn affordable especially as a little goes a long way. Extra Tip: This is also amazing on the back on the hands as an anti ageing treatment.
If you're already a fan of Khiel's Ultra Facial Cream then you may want to snap up my snazzy packaged 125ml tub that costs £43.50 but donates a generous £10 to the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, which can be found at Khiel's concessions and Feel Unique here.
Korres Wild Rose Advanced Repair Sleeping Facial
£26/40ml Look Fantastic HERE
If you are looking for a luxury feeling overnight cream then look no further as this is pretty special. Before going into this cream I want to talk about the scent and I'm not a huge fan of rose scented products like many, however I am a fan of the wild rose collection from Korres as it actually smells incredible due to the true rose scent that's delicate and fresh, and not a scent that will remind you of old ladies talc! If all rose products smelt as good as this I would be totally converted. I just wanted to put that out there as I know rose scented lotions and potions can be a no-no for quite a lot of people.
That aside, onto the good stuff that's housed in a stunning subtle ombre rose tinted glass jar. Containing 95% natural ingredients including vitamin C and hyaluronic acid this is a well thought out cream that gets to work as you sleep. With a firm quite gelatinous texture similar to thier like day cream (which I love!) this is to be smoothed over the face before bed and comfortably soaks into the skin. I personally like to apply this to my forehead, cheeks and down onto my neck, avoiding my oily T-zone, and on the nights I use this I always wake up to the softest skin that looks so much brighter and renewed. Just a totally nourishing cream that is suitable for all skin types however more mature and dry skin types will certainly get the most out of this amazing overnight cream.
Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar for Dry Skin
£35.50/60ml Boots HERE
Another super light almost water-like cream here but one that provides even more hydration for dry or mature skin especially in winter that helps the appearance of wrinkles, discolouration and skin texture. Perfect for dry sensitive skin this is an ideal cream under makeup as it creates an instantly smooth plumped up base for foundation or BB cream. Another cream that your skin literally drinks up and feels soothed and refreshed by.
I know a few people with dry skin that love this cream as a day cream under makeup but for oilier skin types this will also works as a comfortable night cream that will brighten and smooth by the morning, just make sure to cleanse the skin of excess product on waking. Another wonderful gentle get affective facial cream here. You can also find a lovely little 3-piece Renewed Hope In A Jar set that includes the cream plus a cleanser and eye cream from Boots for only £26.00 here.
Hope you've found a winter facial cream here. I know I'm spoilt for choice!