The weather has been playing havoc with my skin. One day it’s freezing cold and I’m scraping the frost off the car windscreen, the next day the sun is merrily shining away in wash of blue skies. Add to that the central heating indoors, and you can see why the constant change in temperatures could be playing merry havoc with the state of my skin. I might also be guilty of not getting my two and half litres of water everyday, but let’s not dwell on that, shall we?
Ultimately, my skin is looking more than a little lacklustre and dehydrated of late than it usually does, so an intense dose of hydration was called for. I turned to Weleda’s Iris Moisture Balancing Hydrating Masque* to come to my aid. Reason? (If you’re allergic to science, look away now and reconvene on the next paragraph!) According to jeanepeau.com, Iris Florentina Extract improves skin hydration and elasticity, overall skintone, is a revitalising anti-ageing ingredient and is rich in natural isoflavones. It stimulates the skin to compensate for decreased metabolic activity due to ageing and fortifies the dermis by limiting the degradation of structural proteins. Thanks to its oestrogen-like activity, it helps to fight against wrinkle formation, dryness and skin slackening. And if all that weren’t enough, Iris Extract contains fatty acids that can penetrate and nourish the lower epidermal cells. (Most skin creams don’t get down this far).
As a firm believer in the ‘more is more’ philosophy, I slathered on a rather thick layer and just lay back and relaxed while it did its work. It’s thick and creamy without feeling over-rich and of course, smelt gorgeous. I smoothed it over my face in equal amounts, but you can see where it has absorbed in quicker (where my skin was drier).
And when I cotton-wooled it off, my skin was smooth, plump, hydrated and baby soft.
|The beautiful, and hard working Iris flower – Image Source|
Does what it says on the tin? Absolutely. This is one I’ll be turning to more than a few times to get me through these cold Winter months (hey, and Spring too, who are we kidding?)
What are your winter skin saviours?