Lanolips Golden Ointment

5 for Friday: winter skin saviours

Nikki ParkinsonBeauty 27 Comments

My usual approach to winter skincare goes a little something like this:

  • Cover legs in tights, leggings, jeans, maxi skirts and worry about extent of scaliness come September.
  • Wrap hands around a mug of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Worry about scaliness come September.
  • Do best to up ante on facial skincare regime. Fail miserably and worry about flakiness come September.
  • Sit at desk pursing lips, think about reaching the half a metre across desk to mountain of lip products, forget to do so because checking Twitter or Instagram. Remember one hour later that lips will not wait till September for rescuing.

Yep, lazy-girl beauty at its laziest.

This year I’m determined to be well … less lazy … and therefore inherently less scaly and flakey.

The reason? In 46 days I’m flying out of winter and into a New York summer and I do not want to spend the entire flight de-scaling and de-flaking.

So, I’ve called in some big guns … some skincare products* that I’m asking a lot of.

Elizabeth Arden Fragrance Free Eight Hour Cream

1. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Fragrance Free $38: You know the original Eight Hour Cream was created in 1930, right? And has a cult following? Well, this all-in-one beauty tool now has a fragrance-free sister. It will still step up and deal with chapped, cracked dry skin and it’ll soothe redness and help heal minor scrapes and scratches. The active ingredient is petrolatum which some might have issues with; for others there is no other all-purpose product in their beauty kit.

Caroline's Cream all-purpose moisturiser

2. Caroline’s Cream all-purpose moisturiser $17.95:  This is one power-packed tube of plant-based ingredients and oils. Think wheatgerm oil, rosehip, jojoba, evening primrose, avocado oil, aloe vera and cocoa butter. There are still preservatives in this formulation but the the combination of ingredients does help to relieve symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. It’s lovely, light and absorbent so offers great moisturisation without any stickiness.

Nivea Express Hydration Hand Fluid

3. NIVEA Express Hydration Hand Fluid $4.37: This is perfect for your desktop. So easy to apply to your hands throughout the day as it soaks right in and then goes to work to get them moisturising themselves for up to 24 hours thanks to what NIVEA calls its Hydra IQ technology. It’s got a fragrance which might not appeal to some but was fine for me.

Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Face Cream

4. Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Face Cream $37.95:  This is the cream you want to slather on before heading out into the extremes that winter can throw at your face. You’ll need a sunscreen as well but what this moisturiser does is add a mask-like barrier between the weather and your skin – while it hydrates it. I was actually joking about the slather bit. It’s highly concentrated so you don’t need too use much to benefit from the combo of evening primrose and certified organic rosehip oils, manuka honey, coconut and avocado oils. It’s got a light fragrance which contains lavender oil. Sweet.

Lanolips Golden Ointment

5. Lanolips Golden Ointment $28.95:  I’ve been a card-carrying member of the Lanolips fan club since the beginning. Creator Kirsten Carriol had me at her 100% ultra medical grade lanolin in her 101 ointment. This year there have been some welcome additions to the lanolips family and this one has become a firm favourite. Kirsten says that it’s based on that 101 ointment formula but with other active ingredients (manuka honey, vitamin E) to help it spread over a larger area. I’m using it on my lips, dry patches of skin … anywhere that needs a little more loving. It’s rich and thick so allow time for this one to sink in. Love the subtle fragrance.

That’s it from me … over to you … do you have a go-to product that keeps the winter scales and flakes at bay?

 * These products were sent to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my Disclosure Policy

Comments 27

  1. I was told a while ago not to use anything abrasive on the face(mechanical exfoliators) but to let the acids and vitamin C in serums break down the old skin and promote the collagen growth and renewal. These will also help with breakouts! So I guess they are my go to products, followed by Ella bache creams- high in lanolin which I just love. they used to call them protectants as they sealed the moisture in. I guess that’s where I got my all time best hint at putting the creams on before the skin dries, ie straight out of the shower even with droplets on the skin! I can’t stand not having a cream on, I feel like I have pins sticking in to my skin-prickles? I also adore the 8 hour range, especially the lipstick.

    1. Great tip – and yes that very much works for better hydration. Re the exfoliation through serums or scrubs … I use both from time to time. The gentle ones are fine for my sensitive skin.

  2. Palmer’s Coco butter for legs and body straight after my morning shower and before I dress. Keeps the dryness away and your hands get moisterised at the same time. As for my face, I use Coles Derma night moisturiser in the morning as well and if I’m really dry, good old Vaseline!

  3. Redwin Sorbolene is my go-to product for body moisturising. I’ve also switched to a soap-free body wash called Health Basics. My skin is the best it’s ever been this winter. Amolin baby cream for the lips. All good value too!

  4. I’m completely in love with Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil for year-round skin health – it’s so nourishing! I’m sure their Face Cream will be equally delish!

  5. Moo goo moisturiser… and I cant go past good old paw paw ointment for lips and noses. Bit shiny for noses, but worth it if I’m out in the cold. x

      1. Moo Goo is amazing for itchy-based- sensitive -skin issues, I swear by their stuff for my girls and me. We love goat’s soap as well. Trilogy do a beautiful hydrating mask type arrangement, am too lazy to check out it’s name sorry, Friday night and all! Have a great w/end Nikki !

  6. When you’re here you MUST get some Egyptian Magic. All natural and completely brilliant. I imagine you’re bringing one empty suitcase to NY to fill with things you must buy…for work, of course.

    1. Yes I bought the mag just for the cream ,bargain I think,$6.95 for the trilogy cream and you get to read a magazine too,good tips for budget fashion,might have to get another !

  7. Not really a product recommendation as such but….yesterday I finally shaved my legs after I don’t know how long, using one of those chunky green French olive bars of soap and for once my poor old dry legs didn’t get any shaver-rash or sting when I moisturised after – result!

  8. Using a dry body brush daily has changed my skin completely. 1 minute before the shower and that’s it, you have to lose the excess before you hydrate 🙂 I love the body bars from Lush – King of Skin is not too fragrant & I found that it is absorbed faster than the other massage bars especially good for elbows and shins.

    For my face I have just upped my Aesop range to include the Fabulous Face Oil it is so lovely and you only need 3-4 drops for a whole face

    http://www1.aesop.com/shop-au/classic-skin-care/hydrate/fabulous-face-oil

  9. I love the Caroline’s cream, my sister put me on to that and it’s helping with my dry scaly bits that are still on my neck from my allergic reactions.I also am loving the Garnier 7days intensive body and hand cream,would not last 7 days on my chooky body and hands but it’s good ,love my baby lips and my Lucas paw paw ointment,also burts bees hand salve ,it’s very thick so you don’t need much and I got some Nutrimetics body scrub and body oil for my last birthday ,must remember to do an exfoliation when I’m in the shower.and last but NOT least the Dermalogica hydrating mask ,I would marry it if I could ,I leave it on all night like the salon told me to and it’s wonderful!!.So those are a few of my current faves.

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