Our Top 3 Facial Oils for Winter

With the harsh winter climate comes coats, jumpers, comfort food and often unwelcome changes in our skin. Managing your skincare regimen to counteract the changes in your surrounding climate is crucial in maintaining and strengthening your moisture barrier. 

Seasonal changes to your skincare regimen is something we here at Lavish highly recommend and utilise in our own skincare practises. One of the most effective ways you can do this is by investing in a high quality facial oil this winter. 

Here’s why Lavish loves facial oils:

  1. Using facial oils is a great way you can easily prioritise richer, more nourishing ingredients in your skincare regimen
  2. Completing your skincare routine with a facial oil acts a sealant or shield from free radical damage and colder climates
  3. Facial oils are often easily absorbed and penetrate to a deeper level of the skin - successfully delivering much needed nutrients to deeper areas of the skin

During the cooler months your skin is often deprived of natural elastin, collagen and overall hydration in the skin leaving it dehydrated and dry. Facial oils act as an incredibly valuable seal for the products you have applied prior to it and also a great protective measure for your moisture barrier. By applying a facial oil you can effectively lock in and get better use of your more active products and serums whilst also protecting from outside pollutants. 

Lavish Loves:

1. La Prairie Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil

The La Prairie Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil is composed of several rare and pure oils which work to nourish the skin by filling in the gaps within the skin’s moisture barrier. The Ice Crystal Dry Oil is a great addition to your current skin care routine to help it adapt to a winter climate because it combats the daily strains which can damage the skin. 

How to use: This product is best applied to complete your routine following a rich moisturiser like the Pure Gold Radiance Cream. Another option is to incorporate this product into your moisturiser and apply it to your face, neck and décolletage morning and night. 


2. Cosmedix Purity Solution Deep Cleansing Oil

People don’t often anticipate that your cleanser should be one of the products you switch in colder months, opting for milk or oil based cleanser is a great way to return moisture to your skin and avoid stripping your skin of it’s natural oils. Not only are oil cleansers usually much more productive in removing makeup and impurities but they are much more gentle and hydrating on the skin. 

How to use: This product would ideally be the first step of your skincare ritual, you would use it to gently remove makeup and other impurities from your skin, you could then choose to follow it with a second cleanser or hydrating micellar water. 

3. Cosmedix Remedy Omega Complex Treatment Oil 

This lightweight oil is packed full of omega fatty acids and antioxidants, aiding in smoothing texture, evening tone and enhancing hydration whilst restoring volume to the skin. This glow giving oil provides a radiant shine to the skin whilst also being easily absorbed to deliver optimal hydration and replenishment. 

How to use: This product would be best applied as the final step in your skincare regimen following a rich moisturiser. Apply to the face, neck and décolletage to deliver an extra boost of revitalisation and seal in hydration. 

Although the cooler seasons  can be harsh on our complexions, there are a variety of effective products and treatments available at Lavish to protect and keep your skin hydrated in winter. For further information or to shop the products we love, please contact one of our clinicians at hello@lavishskinandbody.com or come and visit us in clinic at 414 Toorak Rd, Toorak VIC 3142.