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My favorite winter beauty product

Today I wanted to share my favorite winter beauty product with you. It’s not cheap, but for me it’s absolutely essential once the days get colder and my skin gets drier. Also, it supposedly helps fight wrinkles which can’t hurt!

Argan oil is the only beauty product I swear by. I buy it at my local organic drugstore and it costs around 20 to 30 euros, which is a LOT. I got a new bottle last week and it was on sale for ‘only’ 19 euros. It’s a lot of money, but to me it’s worth it. This facial oil makes my skin glow and breathe at the same time. It’s perfect after a facial scrub and makes my skin feel all warm and tingly.

My beauty products

By the way: this is not a sponsored post or advertorial. I have not written a sponsored post (yet) and I would never recommend something just because someone paid me to, especially something so expensive. I don’t have a lot of go-to beauty products; I invest in a good eyeliner which lasts me about a year, I always buy my mascara at The Body Shop, I have some beautiful natural matte eye-shadows which I love and I use coconut oil every day as a body lotion and to remove my eye-makeup. I also have a facial cream which I apply after I shower, and some hair product to make my hair smooth. That’s it.

In the summer beauty products matter even less to me, because I have a tan and my hair looks all sunny and blonde. I also have a lot of extra freckles which can’t be covered up. In the winter though, my hair and skin get very dry which means I use lip balm, hand cream and facial oil almost every day. I sometimes use almond oil instead of argan oil (it’s cheaper) when my skin doesn’t feel so bad.

Why argan oil?

So what’s so great about argan oil? First, it doesn’t make my skin break out. I’ve used many different oils, from various expensive facial oils to pure coconut oil but my skin was not happy. It remained dry and I suddenly had lots of pimples which I never got before (not even in puberty). I love coconut oil, but it’s not great for the face. I only use it as an eye-makeup remover and body lotion. Second, argan oil makes my skin feel amazing. I put the oil on my face before I go to bed and it feels all warm and tingly. I even feel like I sleep better after putting it on! And third: it makes my skin look sooo good! Not too oily and I look like I’ve just been in the sun; all glowy and wonderful.

I know a lot of people complain about dry skin in the fall/winter and for me, this is the answer. It’s an investment, but it’s absolutely worth it. Your skin will thank you! By the way: make sure you buy 100% argan oil, so not some cheap facial oil which only contains 2% argan oil, because that just won’t work. The real argan oil also has kind of a funny smell, that’s how I know I have the right kind. I recommend applying a few drops to your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin before going to bed. You’ll wake up with beautiful, soft, glowing skin. If I ever had a go-to beauty product, this is definitely it!

emmelyn

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2 Comments

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    Lieke
    December 1, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Emmelyn, you Shouf check out the Ordinary: http://ordinaries.com/product/rdn-100pct-organic-cold-pressed-moroccan-argan-oil-30ml

    30 ml of 100% argan oil for €6,80. I’m not kidding! I love the brand and use several of their products. Their philosophy is that good skincare doesn’t have to be as expensive as many of the big brands pretend it is 🙂

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    Emmelyn
    December 1, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Oh my goddd how do I not know this site! Thank you so much! 🙂 🙂

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