Winter Skincare Secrets from the Encircled Team

February 14, 2020 4 min read 1 Comment

The winter can be a real challenge for skincare -- the dry heat of indoors, mixed with the lack of sunshine, and a dash of the bitter cold of outside. It’s a lovely cocktail of the worst things for our skin. In order to combat that, sometimes you have to indulge in a little bit of extra care to give your skin the boost it needs. Our office feels very passionately about their skincare secrets, and were willing to share them with you all in the tips and tricks of the trade! 


 Nina Apparel Production analyst : Favourite Part : Step 1, my Oil Cleanser: remove makeup at night - this cleanser is my favourite budget product. It's 7.98$ on amazon and a little goes such a long way. It's super hydrating for my poor dry skin and removes ALL of my makeup without being to harsh.  The oils in it are really brightening too so it's a double wammy. I wash my face with this in the morning too just to remove any gunk that is on it from sleeping (morning and night)

 

Nina - Apparel Production Analyst

~The Deets~

Step 1) Oil Cleanser: remove makeup at night 


Step 2) Deep Cleanse + gentle scrub: My charcoal cleanser is great for a gentle deep clean, I only use this one at night otherwise my skin gets too dry. (night only)


Step 3) Toner: My brand is Dr. Hauschka! It's an organic natural beauty company from Germany. So smoothing and brightening, and super gentle on my dry and sensitive skin, I am obsessed with it. It's mostly witch hazel I think. (morning and night)


Step 4)Ascorbyl Glucoside solution 12%: It's a gentle stabilized vitamin C derivative. Brightening, the works. I use this one every night without fail, it really makes a difference in sad dull winter skin haha (night only)


Step 5) Hyaluronic Acid: to help carry my moisturizer deep into my skin! I need extra hydration if you can't tell, cuz I am a desert. I just discovered this product and it's been dope. (morning and night)


Step 6) Marula oil: I AM SO DRY (night only)


Step 7) Enchanted eye cream: Gotta get to those crows feet before my age does you know what I'm saying? (night only)


Step 8 )Vanishing Cream: The world’s best moisturizer under makeup. It vanishes on your skin, it's super light weight. Sounds counterintuitive to everything I do but it has lavender oil in it so it's great for combating minor blemishes, looks great under makeup, and locks in all of my other hydrating non sense without being too heavy. (morning and night)

 

 

Kristi: Founder/Ceo: Old favourite : Marula Oil from Deceim New Favourite The Water Mask from Laneige

Kristi - Founder/CEO

“I lead a fairly minimalist lifestyle, but when it comes to my skincare routine it’s actually quite extensive! One reason is I want to protect and nurture the skin I have, and I’ve found that high quality products, and investing time in my morning and evening routines makes a difference to my skin”

~ the deets ~

Morning:

Step 1)  Shelby Naturals Cleanser

Step 2)  Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

Step 3)  Laneige Water Mask

Step 4)  The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

Step 5)  The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA


Nighttime

Step 1)  Kiehl’s Herbal-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water 

Step 2)  Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

Step 3)  Laneige Water Mask

Step 4)  Clinical RX Vitamin C Serum 

Step 5)  The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil

Step 6)  Lush Enchanted Eye Cream 

Step 7)  Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Step 8)  Lush Honey Lip Scrub

Step 9)  Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Step 10)   RMS Coconut Oil

 

 

Jess: executive assistant and studio manager. Favourite part The Summer Fridays Jet Leg Mask is my favourite travel skincare item because you can put it on before a long flight and it moisturizes your skin beautifully. It also works great as a moisturizing primer before you put your makeup on!

Jess - Executive Assistant + Studio Manager

The Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask is my favourite travel skincare item because you can put it on before a long flight and it moisturizes your skin beautifully. It also works great as a moisturizing primer before you put your makeup on!

~ the deets ~

 

Step 1) Cleanser - Saje Wellness “Zen Cleanse”

Step 2) Face Serum - The Ordinary “Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%”

Step 3) Toner - Shelby Naturals “Orange Blossom Toner”

Step 4) Eye Serum - Hylamide “SubQ Eyes”

Step 5) Lip Mask - Laneige “Lip Sleeping Mask - Grapefruit”

Step 6) (when skin is extra dry): Overnight Mask - Summer Fridays “Jet Lag Mask"

 

 

Kendra. Integrated marketing lead. Umbra Skin Tinte SPF - it protects my skin from the sun but also has a subtle tint to it, so if I don't want to wear makeup that day, I really don't have to!

Kendra - Integrated Marketing Lead

My favourite part of my skincare routine has to be my Umbra Skin Tinte SPF - it protects my skin from the sun but also has a subtle tint to it, so if I don't want to wear makeup that day, I really don't have to!  

~the deets~ 

Step 1)Dry Brush - Facial Dry Brush by Midnight Paloma  

Step 2) Cleanser - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser by Drunk Elephant

Step 3) Oil - Strawberry Booster by Bybi Beauty

Step 4)SPF - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 by Drunk Elephant

 

 

COURTNEY. Customer Love Assistant. When I have a little extra time in the mornings, particularly on weekends, I love using my jade roller. I’ll start with a serum, use the jade roller, then finish the rest of my skincare routine!

Courtney - Customer Love Assistant

~ the deets ~

When I have a little extra time in the mornings, particularly on weekends, I love using my jade roller. I’ll start with a serum, use the jade roller, then finish the rest of my skincare routine!

 

Do you have a holy grail skincare product that you can't live without? Let us know on Instagram @encircled_ 

 

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1 Response

Alison
Alison

February 19, 2020

Shocked that only one of you has given any thought to SPF protection, even though a skin tint is probably not applied in sufficient quantities to provide the amount of protection stated on the package. There is absolutely no point in using any activities unless you are protecting your skin from sun exposure (UVA, UVB).

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