My beauty favourites this month are definitely an indicator that Winter has arrived in the UK, because they're all foolproof products that'll help to prepare your skin, hair and body for the colder times ahead.
Purelogicol Collagen Peptide Skin Supplements* (£39 for 90 capsules, link)
Supplements are something that I use virtually every day, all year round, but they really come in useful during Winter, especially ones that have skincare benefits. I've been taking these ones from Purelogicol for the past month now and usually it takes a lot longer for me to see any differences, but I've noticed a few changes already with this box. Aimed at primarily 'combatting the visible signs of ageing from within', they contain 600g of pure collagen per capsule and have a complex of beneficial amino acids to increase skin moisture and elasticity, decrease pore size and visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. I've bee taking three capsules at night as directed, and have noticed that my skin has started to feel much more smoother and looks more plumped up. They're expensive but they seem to be doing something so I'm tempted to continue and purchase another box. Free from wheat, gluten, salt, artificial colours, lactose, yeast, preservatives and with no added sugar, but the capsules are made from gelatine.
Turbliss Bioactive Peat Toner* (100ml, £16, link)
I don't often get excited by toners unless their acid based, but I've really been enjoying using this one from Turbliss which is made from 100% pure peat water. Peat water! Doesn't exactly sound appealing, yet my skin is absolutely loving it. It's technically a 'living product' and contains all the bioactive goodness of peat without any additional refinement. I've been using this in the mornings and it feels wonderfully refreshing on my skin, plus I think it helps to wake up my sluggish complexion because my skin looks brighter and more revitalised after using it.
Aveda Damage Remedy Split End Repair* (30ml, £25, link)
The only real way to get rid of split ends is to cut them off - any hairdresser worth their salt will tell you that. However, if you want a product that'll temporarily bind them together so that your hair looks nice and sleek, this new launch from Aveda will be your hair's new BFF. My hair is very fine and on the dry side, so it's prone to brittleness and split ends, but I want to keep it a longer length as I'm not ready yet for a shorter cut. To stop it from looking like a big old mess, I just add a tiny pea size amount of this to the ends and hey presto, my hair looks like it doesn't have any split ends anymore. The results are temporary but they'll hold until you next wash your hair which for me is every 3-4 days. Doesn't feel sticky or heavy, and doesn't leave any residue buildup which is an extra bonus.
Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream* (75ml, £20, link) and Caudalie Deep Cleansing Exfoliator* (75ml, £20, link)
These two new kids on the block from Caudalie have both won me over for being so easy to incorporate into my skincare routine, and of course for being effective to boot. The Gentle Buffing Cream has a delightfully soft and creamy texture with tiny jojoba beads to buff away dull dead skin cells, so my skin is left softer and with a brighter and more even texture. Great for sensitive skin. The Deep Cleansing Exfoliator, on the other hand, is like the Buffing Cream's big sister as it really helps to shift dirt and impurities, whilst unclogging pores and tackling stubborn blackheads at the same time. It has a thicker, more 'whipped' texture with lots of gritty but not scratchy natural microparticles, and smells gorgeous like Mediterranean spa.
Vichy Ideal Body Serum Milk* (200ml, £16, link)
The final favourite that I wanted to include this month is from Vichy's latest Ideal Body range which is the brand's first step into body care. If you like Vichy's skincare, you'll love their body care because it includes many of the same ingredients such as LHA and Hyaluronic Acid. I've been using their Ideal Body Serum Milk which is a like the name suggests, a serum-meets-milk hybrid - it's thin in texture like a facial serum, but with the moisturising benefits of a proper body lotion. Sinks into the skin easily and feels really luxurious and pampering, with a fresh, subtle cucumber sort of scent that I love.
What are your current beauty favourites?