Beat those Winter Blues with Cornelius!

Beat those Winter Blues with Cornelius!

(Posted on 19/02/16)

Everyone loves winter for warm tea, getting cosy in front of the fire, early sunsets and big jumpers but one thing we don’t love … the effect it has on our skin and hair.

The question on everyone’s lips is how do we protect our skin and hair – how do we keep it looking glowing and radiant even in the cold and dreary months to come.

The care team at Cornelius offers a diverse range of innovative cosmetics so has the answers to help steer you away from those winter blue and develop products that keep skin radiant and moisturised to avoid that dry, red skin that insists on making an unwelcome appearance at this time of year. These skin conditions can occur due to reduced skin sebum levels and increased Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) as well as a drop in skin moisturisation and elasticity.

Cornelius has some top tips and product recommendations to combat this: 

Let’s face it, winter skin is rough!

In fact it’s so rough that Dove have launched a limited edition winter skin range including a winter care nourishing body lotionwhich delivers intensive and deep nourishment to providing long lasting soft and silky skin, necessary for the cold wintery season.

In addition, BASF has launched Emulgade® Sucro Plus, a naturally derived, mild emulsifier which forms lamellar structures to help moisturise dry skin.  It also provides excellent cushioning and absorption leaving skin feeling silky smooth.

Chapped lips making a regular occurrence?

Chapped lips happen to the best of us in winter and are a real pain. These products can help us to keep that perfect pout no matter what the season.

Bliss fabulips kit provides that much needed TLC. Described as ‘a facial for your lips’ the kit includes their foaming lip cleanser to lift impurities, sugar lip scrub to gently exfoliate, instant lip plumper to volumise and softening lip balm to moisturise.

Alternatively, Hourglass no.28 Lip Treatment Oil is really the best of both worlds as it not only includes botanic oils to condition and protect lips but provides an advanced anti-aging treatment which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and approve the lip shape and volume all at the same time! The formula is enriched with 14 essential oils and fortified with vitamins A, B5, C and E. 

Cornelius top tip: Why not develop intensive lip balms which use active ingredients such as Glycorepair® from carob seeds which help speed up recovery of damaged skin. 

Too short of time to carry out extensive skin rituals?

That’s easy – incorporate them into your bathing or shower routine. Many wash products are too tough for winter skin but shower products including Lamesoft® PO65 will provide lipid layer enhancement properties to leave skin feeling smooth and moisturised or Pationic ISL which has been proven to moisturise skin for up to four hours when used in a wash product. 

We also like Nivea’s In-Shower Body Moisturiser which will make your skin silky smooth whilst taking your daily shower, rinse it off, dry yourself, get dressed and your ready for the day ahead without getting into any sticky business.

Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow

Skin can glow healthily again even in these dark and drizzly months by incorporating pearlescent pigments to create dazzling, eye catching effects such as Chione™ HD Digital Pink, a synthetic mica, based on fluorphlogopite which can subtly boost radiance and luminosity.

One product we particularly like this year is the Pro-Radiance Illuminating Eye Balm from Elemis which brightens and refreshes tired eyes by using a blend of chamomile, Arnica and Bird of Paradise flower creating a result that is exactly what we need to brighten up our faces in this wintery period.

One for the lads!

We love Rockface products for men. Their Energising Facewash uses our chick pea extract to invigorate the senses and stimulate skin with an infused green coffee extract which fight the signs of fatigue and combat that tired winter skin to keep you looking fresh as a daisy on those early dark mornings at the office.

Baby its cold outside...

Implementing some simple changes into your skincare routine can keep skin looking healthy all year round.

Contact Estelle Murphy on 01279 714 300 or at for more information about our range of Care ingredients and actives