Part of taking care of yourself and your health involves taking care of the outside. This means protecting your skin and caring for it on a daily basis as we are only given one body and need to to our best to take care of the one we’ve got. After all, your skin is your body’s first line of defence against pathogens.

During the winter, it’s all the more crucial that you make sure to look after your skin, as it is more susceptible to becoming de-hydrated and cracking. Moisturising also helps to avoid premature ageing, which, for a 28 year old like me, is kinda a relevant topic. (Vain, I know.) In any case, here are four products that I have been loving all winter that I think you should be loving too. Oh and the best part? Not only will these products leave your skin looking and feeling great, you can also rest assured that no animals have been harmed in order to make any of these products.

Aesop’s Fabulous Face Oil

I discovered Aesop for the first time a few years ago while I was wandering around Mitte and have been in love with their products ever since. Aesop, established in Melbourne in 1987, produces 100% vegan skincare products*. And while their products are not exclusively organic or natural, they do avoid using colorants, mineral oils, silicones, parabens or pearlising agents.

One of my favorite products from Aesop, especially during the winter, is their Fabulous Face Oil. After washing my face and applying toner, I rub this baby all over my face so that I can be sure my skin is soaking up all of this liquid-y goodness and that I am stimulating collagen production in my skin as well. (In fact, I have kind of gone a little crazy with the face massaging, especially after watchign this Korean how-to video on youtube. But hey, my people are basically known for having the best mother-fucking skin on earth, so I’m gonna take their tips!)

*Aesop does not use any animal-derived ingredients or animal-produced ingredients (i.e. honey or beeswax) nor are any of their products tested on animals. Their shaving brushes, however, do contain animal hair.

Lush’s King of Skin (Bodybutter)

I don’t know about you, but my body skin tends to just dry out very quickly. Therefore, I have been committed to incorporating hydration into my daily skincare routine. Keeping my arms and legs buttery smooth has been a breeze with Lush’s King of Skin. Not only does this product smell amazing, but the fact that this body butter comes in the shape of a bar means that you are hydrating your skin and massaging your muscles at the same time. It’s like a mini massage for your arms and legs every morning and the best part is it’s free (minus the cost of this product, that is, of course!)

Lush’s Ultrabalm All-purpose Balm

I have actually blogged about Lush’s Ultrabalm before, but I am mentioning it again, because it is just that damned good. Great for healing tattoos and keeping cuticles and elbows moisturized, this all-purpose balm is one of the best multi-purpose products out there and it’s tiny size and convenient tin makes it super portable for on-the-go use.

Rosebud Salve

I have actually never been a huge fan of lip balms, mainly because of old wives’ tale about lip balms being addicting. I always felt like they moisturized the outer layer skin of my lip, but left the layers underneath feeling weird. (I can’t explain it, so I’m not gonna try, but just work with me here.) I finally decided to give the Rosebud Salve from Rosebud Perfume a shot, mainly because I found the tin ridiculously adorable (great reason, I know), but I have to say that this has become a staple in my makeup bag. It’s incredibly moisturizing and doesn’t leave my lips feelng weird like most balms do.

What products have you been using this winter? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Rosebud Salve is my all time favorite and I have converted by entire family into using it hahah! :)

    Thanks for sharing babe!


    • rae

      Isn’t it just absolutely amazing?!

  • This winter I’ve been using my First Aid Beauty lipbalm, and Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream lipbalm. They work like magic! My lips are the only thing that get’s dry during the winter, so I always take good care of them. But I heard so many great things about Rosebud as well, maybe I should give it a try :)

    • rae

      Oh I definitely need to look into those as well! Sadly for me, it seems as if I just have dry skin all over. You are lucky that you only have to deal with dry lips!

  • The Reader’s Tales

    I heard so many great things about Aesop’s Fabulous Face Oil, maybe I should give it a try :-)

    • rae

      You definitely should!

  • I have been meaning to try out the rosebud salve for the longest time now! Definitely need to pick it up soon. Lovely post :)

    Enclothed Cognition

    • rae

      It is definitely the only lip product you will need if you pick it up, so you definitely should give it a go!

  • Winfred

    That balm sounds like a winter must have

    I’m sold


    • rae

      Let me know how you like it if you pick it up!

  • Thanks for sharing!

    • rae

      no worries!

  • I love hearing about good skin products for winter, because my skin gets SO dry! I’d love to try that Aesops oil!

    • rae

      You should definitely try this Aesop’s face oil then!

  • These sound like great products!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • rae

      They really are!

  • I absolutely love thick body butters in the winter as well. But I think it starts in the shower, which is why I love Dove Deep Moisturizer. That stuff is simply amazing and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth. I also love Vaseline cocoa butter. Great post.

    Kia / KTS

    • rae

      Thick body butters in the winter are the absolute best, and I agree, it definitely does start in the shower. Haven’t heard of Dove Deep Moisturiser, but I am a huge fan of exfoliation in the shower!

  • Love all of these. I never had issues with dry skin in the Winter (because we don’t really “do” Winter here in California) until this year. With the wind in San Francisco, I’ve needed to take up a few moisturizing products in my routine.

    • rae

      Ah you are so lucky to be blessed with warm weather year round! I have heard that San Fran is quite windy and actually quite chilly! I visited a few years ago and definitely did need a sweater when out!

  • rosebud salve is my staple beauty item! def a good one!

    • rae

      Isn’t it just the best?!

  • I really love Ultrabland but haven’t seen it in the tin before, Ill have to pick one up!

    Maddy, xo

    • rae

      My bad! I meant Balm!! Although I do love Ultrabland too for removing makeup. It’s a staple of mine.

  • Catarina Neves

    I’ve never heard of this products before!

    • rae

      Def worth checking them out!

  • These sound like wonderful winter beauty products! I would love to try the Rosebud Salve…it sounds amazing!

    • rae

      Def. check it out, you will not regret it!

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    I love the idea of a body butter in a shape of a bar! That sounds so fun and convenient, I love LUSH products – they always smell absolutely amazing. :)


    • rae

      I got it as a Christmas gift and have been sold ever since. And yes! Lush is the best skincare brand on earth! I also love what they stand for as a company.

  • Lush products are amazing! I want to try out the King of Skin since my skin dries out during winter a lot!


    • rae

      Agreed! You def. should check it out cos it is absolutely amazing!

  • I’ve always loved Lush products!! I’ll definitely try out that King of skin body butter! I need something for my dry skin that works a lil better than Udder Butter! =)

    • rae

      Do it, you will not be disappointed!

  • idu

    Amazing products. I’ve never used them but I’d love to. Thanks for sharing.

    • rae

      Hope you get a chance to try some of these out!

  • I have seen Rosebud Balm but never picked it up! I’ll make sure to get it the next time!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • rae

      Do it! You will not be disappointed, I promise!

  • Ohhh I wanna try the face oil one! Looks fabulous ;) see what I did there ahahah love your photos too

    BCfactor Blog |

    • rae

      It is absolutely lovely and kind of makes you feel like you are doing a mini at home spa treatment everytime. Thanks, lady!

  • Okay so question, if I were to use the Aesop Face Oil, would I put it on before or after a moisturizer? Or instead of? I love vegan beauty products and I’m trying to build up my collection, I just don’t know what everything does haha.


  • Great picks! I’ve been wanting to try Aesop’s fabulous face oil after seeing it being featured on kate la vie so many times! I’ve been wanting to try that Rosebud salve too (especially for the cute packaging – I totally get you on that), but I have a bajillion other balms to get through, first…

    becky ♡ star violet

  • Lush King Of Skin sounds amazing. Need these products in my life!

  • Jeanie

    All of these products sound amazing! Check out my Winter care products! All natural and some organic, too!

  • Great picks! I love Aesop, but that face oil is one I need to try!

    Pop over to my blog!


  • Ayre

    this post makes me want to go get a Lush King of Skin :)

    Arianne | Ayre

  • Becky Hughff

    I definitely need to get my hands on the Ultrabalm!!