Gentle Winter Skin Care Routine


If you’ve read my last catch up, you’ll know that I have been on some antibiotics for my skin called Doxycycline. One of the lovely side effects of this course of antibiotics is skin sensitivity. For the first two weeks I couldn’t even wear makeup or use anything on my skin without itching and burning. Thankfully this has since subsided.


However, my skin is still more sensitive than it has been in the past. As a result, I’ve crafted a gentle winter skin care routine that works a little better with my current skin situation.


Starting with removal of makeup, I’ve been using Natural Instinct Hydrating Cleansing Facial Wipes (RRP $7.99). These wipes are enriched with rose hip oil and aloe vera, making it super gentle on the skin and is free from any mineral oils, which wreak havoc on my skin type. These wipes are also cruelty free, vegan and happen to be great at removing my makeup even when I’m super tired at night.

I’ve been switching up between two different cleansers of late. The Nuori Vital Foaming Cleanser (RRP $50.00) is great for when I want my skin extra clean, and the RosehipPLUS Organic Daily Cream Cleanser (RRP $16.95) for when I need extra hydration and if my skin is feeling extra sensitive. Both of these cleansers vegan and cruelty free as well, huge ticks in my book.


A new addition to my routine is the nip+fab Kale Fix Protecting Shot (RRP $69.95) which is a skin treatment that protects your skin from atmospheric pollution. It smells great – kind of like aloe vera – and is chock full of vitamins like B5, C and E. You can use this on it’s own (which is what I do) or mix it into your regular moisturiser or serum.


After a serum, I usually apply an oil (though this is purely a night time step). I mix these oils up, and sometimes do face mapping with oils (targeting specific areas with different oils) but my tried and true constant is the RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil Roll On(RRP $14.95). I love using this around my eye area and especially on my frown lines.

At night, I love popping on a light moisturiser to help “lock in” all the goodness I just applied to myself. The Thank You Farmer True Water Light Gel Cream (RRP $53.06) is a favourite of mine because thick night creams tend to be too much for my skin and break me out – even if my skin is dehydrated. This brand hails from Korea, so you know it’s great for your skin. It is also cruelty free, and doesn’t sell to mainland China (so it’s safe for animals :D).

For day time moisturiser, and because my skin is now SUPER sensitive to sunlight, it encourages me to not miss a day with my sunscreen moisturiser of choice – Skinstitut Age Defence SPF 50+ (RRP $45.00). I mention it in my Skinstitut Review, but this product has grown on me since using it more!

Do you have sensitive skin? What’s your favourite sensitive skincare product?

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  • Well this picture is adorable! I find in Winter I have to be the total opposite – I step up EVERYTHING. Exfoliating, hydrating, moisturising, etc, etc, and in Summer I have to tone it back so much or I break out EVERYWHERE! I’m glad you’ve found some products that are working for you! I’m so intrigued by the Nip+Fab serum – I’ve read such great things about the Dragons Blood version.

    Sharni // A Girl & Grey

    • Kate Flint

      It’s so funny how skin works doesn’t it!? I find my skin is so temperamental that I need to constantly tweak things to keep it happy! I’ve heard the Dragon’s Blood version is really good too – is it overkill to have both? 😛

  • Some gorgeous products in there!! I’ve just revampled my Winter skin care routine as well! <3

    T x

    • Kate Flint

      It always feels good to switch things up as the season changes!

  • Laura Tough

    I love Nip and Fab and Rosehip Plus, their products are the best!! I really want to try that Gel Cream now though, it sounds so nice!

    Laura || xx

    • Kate Flint

      It’s seriously good, they have other products in their range that I’m a fan of too, but I’ve found they are better suited to warmer months I think 🙂

  • These products look great. I’m so water and lipid dry all the time that I need to reach for the richest moisturiser I can find, especially during winter 🙁

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

    • Kate Flint

      I always wanted to love thick night creams that are super rich but they just wreak havoc on my skin over time 🙁

  • Zerin Hassan

    Love that Rosehip plus was one of my favs!

    • Kate Flint

      It’s such a staple in my routine!

  • Such a great routine! I really want to try the nip+fab Kale Fix Protecting Shot after loving their Kale Wipes! x

    • Kate Flint

      I’m keen to try out some of the others in the Kale range too 🙂

  • I’ve been in love with gel formulas lately. So I’ve got to get my hands on that gel cream.

    Rochelle ||

    • Kate Flint

      It’s seriously good, you’ll love it!

  • Bernadette

    I’m quite curious about trying skincare from Skinstitute as well as Nip+fab. Their products definitely look so interesting.

    • Kate Flint

      Skinstitut is an amazing brand, definitely look into their products! If you are looking for something a little stronger, the nip+fab exfoliating pads, they are fantastic!

  • Those nip and fab shots look so good! I’m dying to try them out! Also I love Skinstitut!

    • Kate Flint

      It is so good, I love the applicator as well for a serum! Skinstitut is so good, I love it too! So many wasted years without using it!

  • I’m doing a similar thing at the moment too! Thanks so much for your skin tips babe x
    X Izzy

    • Kate Flint

      No worries Izzy! Hope your skin issues with skin sensitivity are calmed!

  • I really didn’t love that SPF! I found it really sticky. It’s about the only one of their products I haven’t got on with.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

    • Kate Flint

      I found that too, but I’ve been using way less than what I was previously and pressing into my skin rather than, for lack of a better word, smearing it on, and it seems to agree with my skin a little better now!

  • some more brand for me to add to my list! you need to write a whole list of all the brands you use/have tried!

    Ironic Minimalist /

    • Never mind! I found that you do have a list! Haha!

      • Kate Flint

        Ah yes my Product Directory! I need to update it, it’s getting outdated D: