Have you ever wondered what are the right products to be using at this time of year? I’m sure it’s a question most of us ask with the changes in weather and fluctuating temperatures that can wreak havoc on our skin.

In the skincare world there are so many options available to us that it can be difficult to find what’s right for you and your skin. We’ve decided to ask the experts for their opinion and what they can recommend from their experience and what they believe works best during the party season.


Shannon McCreery – IAA

“Feed, Fortify & amp; Finish your Skin for that party season glow. In the winter months our natural moisture factors and ceramide levels decrease by 20% due to the change in weather and exposure to central heating, which can leave the skin feeling dry and more exposed to free radical damage. As the season changes so do the needs of our skincare routine to achieve a hydrated glowing complexion. 

Feeding your skin from the inside out. Advanced Nutrition Programme™ have combined hyaluronic acid and ceramides in the new Skin Moisture Lock™ for a more youthful complexion. Hyaluronic acid holds 1,000 times its own weight in water and is naturally found in the skin while ceramides are naturally occurring fats that provide a waterproof protective barrier. Skin Moisture Lock™ will help plump out fine lines and retain moisture for that dewy radiant glow. 

Fortifying your skin with Environ skincare. It is important to keep up with good home care for overall healthy skin but as the winter takes effect, we need more from our routine, for the ultimate skin revival apply Environ’s Tri-Bio Botanical Revival Masque for 10 minutes. Environ’s Tri-Bio Botanical Revival masque is known as the face lift in a jar and is perfect for party season prep after removal apply Vita-Antioxidant Hydrating Oil Capsules to rehydrate and repair skin overnight, this duo will leave skin bright, firmed and hydrated for that festive party glow.

Finishing your skin with clean skincare makeup. After all the prep has finished and you are ready for a night on the town it is important your makeup is just as beneficial as your skincare. To achieve that natural flawless finish Jane Iredale skincare makeup uses the highest quality ingredients that also benefit the health of your skin. Jane Iredale’s Beyond Matte™ Liquid Foundation has been designed around ingredients that work to produce the effect of a semi-matte, moisturizing foundation that minimizes the appearance of pores and smooth skin, this game changing foundation contains skin quenching ingredients such as Xilogel® a plant based Hyaluronic Acid for a natural smooth radiance.”


Victoria Hiscock – AlumierMD

“Eye treatments during December to help with the dark circles.

Alumineye by AlumierMD is a rich, anti-aging eye cream that significantly improves the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and puffiness in any skin type. It’s formulated with TREMELLA MUSHROOM EXTRACT which is extracted from the silver ear mushroom found in China. This antioxidant surpasses hyaluronic acid in its water-holding capacity, making it highly moisturizing and hydrating.

And why not pair it with AlumierMD’s Eye Rescue Pads? These soothing and cooling gel pads are formulated with Niacinamide, vitamin E, and peptides naturally found in collagen, all of which rejuvenate the eye area and restore moisture to the skin reducing the appearance of puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.

The festive season and the problems that that brings to the skin.

Seasonal skincare management is always a hot topic as the days get cold. It can be tempting to reach for a thick moisturiser to sooth dry, weathered skin but why not invest in ingredients that will support the body’s ability to make it’s own moisture and hydration? Collagen and elastin are two important proteins in the skin. Ageing can lead to decreased collagen, and lower levels of natural hyaluronic acid. MATRIXYL® Synthe’6® stimulates the production of three types of collagen and your natural hyaluronic acid leading to plump hydrated skin.”


Evanna Breen – Akina

“Late nights, harsh weather conditions and the stress of Christmas can all take their toll on skin at this time of year. In order to get through the festive season my top tips would be to stop drinking by 10pm and drink water for the rest of the night if you are on a night out. Stay hydrated during the day and try to eat some vegetables at every meal. The antioxidants and natural water content of vegetables will help your skin to recover faster from festive indulgences”.

One of the best ways to keep your skin in tip top condition is to make sure you still leave yourself time book in for a facial, often during the run up to Christmas we can get caught up in mayhem and leave little time for ourselves. All of our facials are bespoke to the needs of the skin on the day.

After a late night out on the town it is a  good idea to keep a jade roller in the fridge for the next morning. They are super at helping to calm puffiness and inflammation in the skin that can be seen after a night out.