your winter skin questions answered
your winter skin questions answered
How can I stop my skin drying out?
Extreme cold weather and central heating can draw skin into a state of flux. Support its ability to protect and regenerate by drinking water to maintain hydration and with our skincare hero, Alter-Care Serum. Formulated with potent natural-origin ingredients including marine spring water and winter skin-essential hyaluronic acid – which helps to boost and improve hydration, resulting in skin that looks smoother and plumper. Our serum concentrate also contains naturally-derived, nourishing Olive Squalane, which helps reinforce the skin barrier, supporting it to look after itself and lock in hydration more effectively.
How do I keep redness at bay?
Skin under stress can react with inflammation and redness. Help yours to rebalance with a mix of active ingredients – such as organic birch sap and cherry blossom extract – which nourish, hydrate and support the skin barrier, even for the most sensitive skin types. Our Restore Cream is ideal for this winter, its formula delivers incredible nourishment whilst still feeling light rather than greasy or heavy. Seek out a cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin, choosing instead gentle formulas like our Reset Cleanser, that remove make-up and impurities whilst respecting the skin's pH. Our Reset Cleanser also helps to oxygenate the skin – which supports regeneration and the absorption of other skincare. Always apply your cleanser with lukewarm water too, hot water can irritate skin and exasperate redness whilst disrupting the skin barrier.
How can I bring back my glow?
Winter weather can add extra pressure on to the skin, and as a result the complexion can feel dull and lacking vitality. You will need to look for both food and skincare that harnesses luminosity and hydration-increasing ingredients. Such ingredients should be rich in vitamins and antioxidants and are found within the Restore Cream, in the form of organic birch sap (an hydrating & plumping active which contains vitamin C) and Cherry blossom extract (a smoothing active that also contains plenty of antioxidative polyphenols).
Four must-have ingredients for winter skin
- Natural Origin Hyaluronic Acid An essential ingredient that boosts and improves hydration for skin that looks smoother and plumper.
- Olive Squalane A highly nourishing and non-comedogenic active that helps to reinforce skin barrier.
- Marine Spring Water Rich in minerals, it improves skin hydration and radiance. It also helps to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of pores.
- Organic Birch Sap Rich in minerals, sugars and vitamin c, it hydrates and improves skin firmness.
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