Spas in Ireland

Winter Warmers

By , January 20, 2012

The bombardment of wind, rain and Christmas parties is likely to have wreaked total devastation on your complexion by now. Dehydration, flaky patches, eye bags and all round dullness are just some of the signs that winter is in full swing, and only the most intensive of products can offer relief. These tried and tested skin saviours can help resuscitate your sparkle, even in the depths of January.

Bobbi Brown Serum
This Bobbi Brown serum is described as TLC for jaded complexions, designed to treat dry and very dry skin types. Containing Vitamin C and peptides for anti-ageing effects and various oils and extracts to help skin hold on to moisture, it also promises a much-needed radiance boost. What more could you want for during dreary winter months? €76 for 30ml from Brown Thomas.

Aromatherapy Associates Overnight Mask
This rich hydrating mask combines frankincense, rose and strawberry seed extracts to nourish winter-weary skin and minimise signs of ageing. Leave on overnight for optimum results and add a coat of facial oil if skin is particularly dry. €50.85 for 50ml from select Aromatherapy Associates stockists or online from

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel
An intense hydrator brimming with antioxidants, Jurlique’s Herbal Recovery Gel promises to restore, revitalise and improve skin firmness. A potent concentrate containing evening primrose oil to replenish skin’s lipid barrier and marshmallow for intense moisturisation, this is available from Harvey Nichols in Dundrum and costs €65 for 35ml.

Environ Hydrating Capsules
These little capsules twist open to dispense the perfect amount of soothing facial oil. Containing Vitamin A and a range of antioxidants, simply pat on to the face and neck for instantly softened skin that is silky smooth to the touch. Available from select spas and salons nationwide, the Hydrating Capsules are €59.95 for a pot of thirty.

A’kin Organic Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil is the ultimate cult product for dehydrated skin. This one from A’kin is enriched with Vitamins A and E, Omegas 3, 6 and 9 and an assortment of other dermal treats. Skin is comforted and moisture restored instantly, no matter how desiccated the surface. A’kin products are available from Arnotts in Dublin and pharmacies nationwide, the Rosehip Oil is €19.99 for 23ml.


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