Winter Skincare Switch up + Giveaway

As the seasons have now changed, so has my skincare routine.  So I’ve brought in some new products from Lancôme, their new Hot Cloth Cleansers and iconic serum to help cleanse and nourish my skin.

I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts that I’m not 100% happy with my skin right now, with excess travelling I’ve been doing and working extra hours in the lead up to Christmas. It’s all taking its toll on my skin!

I’ve been testing out some new products to not only nourish and protect my skin, but also provide a little bit of pampering goodness too. Here’s a little back story to my skin type, my skin is very reactive. If  I haven’t slept well or drank enough water or stressed out it shows immediately on my face. Recently with the change in season any ‘good skin days’ I use to have are out the window. Lancôme recently released exclusively to John Lewis, their Hot Cloth Cleansers for dry and combination skin.

Hot Cloth Cleansers

During the colder months I like my cleansers to be a little bit more nourishing and pampering, quenching my skin’s thirst without stripping or aggravating my skin. I have been reaching in the mornings and evenings Lancôme’s Crème Mousse Confort as my skin is feeling more dry than usual. The Crème Mousse Confort is a rich soft lather that removes my makeup and cleanses. I love the texture of it, as it feel extra luxurious. All I do is squeeze a small amount into my hand and massage into my skin, then a creamy foam will appear. Then I soak the muslin cloth in a warm water to remove the cleanser and buff away any dead or dry skin cells, which works to bring a healthy glow to the skin. This is such a pleasure to use, smells great and does wonders to the skin that need extra loving. For the time being I have ditched my electric facial cleansing brush, for the gentle muslin cloth, which are great one to use with a facial cleanser, as you get that deep clean but still being gentle. Unlike other foaming cleansers, this one doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or thirsty afterwards, just refreshed and looking healthy.

Available in store & online at John Lewis RRP £20.25

Concentrated Serums

One of my favourite skincare switches of winter is rich serum that penetrates the skin deep down. There is something so comforting about a rich and luxurious serum. I have a few that I’ve been trying out but my skin has a firm favourite; Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique Serum. Each morning I apply a small amount which is enough to cover my face and feel that it makes my moisturizer work better at keeping my skin hydrated for the day ahead. This serum has so many properties to keep my skin looking youthful, but I can’t comment yet if those have taken effect. All I know is my skin is more glowing and feels lifted, perfect for the long cold days of work Christmas parties.This is number one serum from Lancôme and I can see why it’s proven to be so popular.

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum – £53.00- £84.00 depending what size you buy.



Win & Try it for yourself!

Because I love these products so much, Lancôme has so kindly given me an extra Hot Cloth Cleanser for my readers. All you need to do is comment below with some of your skin concerns or let me know some of your holy grail Lancôme products! A winner will be chosen within the week…good luck!

Thanks for reading xx


  1. December 9, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    My skin is sensitive and in winter time turns red easily

  2. December 9, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    I must say that after turning 25 I worry more about my skin, I have a mixed skin, but now I feel more dry, so I am hydrating it and taking care of my pores, on the cheeks I notice more. I also take care of the eye contour, by the mini wrinkles that are made by the expressions
    Happy Friday! ❤️🎄🎅🏼

  3. Suzie Wilder
    December 11, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Being 40 in February I’m obviously concerned about ageing! I haven’t tried the hot cloth product yet but I adore Lancôme make up, the glosses are gorgeous x

  4. December 13, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Hey Mona!!!! ;0)
    Love this post babes, your photos are as always, incredible! I love the sound of these Lancome hot cloth cleansers I’ve never actually tried anything from them so it would be great to try!!!

    My main skin concerns would be getting rid of my acne but with Keihls and The Body Shop that is on it’s way out!! Incredible!! I’d also love to brighten up my skin and put some radiance back into my skin!! Plus, anything that makes me feel more awesome and able to go out with no make up on and feel confident, is always a winner in my book!!

    Thanks Mona babes, take care and Merry Christmas!

    Sunshine Sarah xxxxxxxxxx

  5. Szofi
    December 14, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    heyy 🙂 I really like their Hypnôse mascara but havent tried any skincare stuff as of yet. My main concern is dehydration, especially since the combination of the biting wind outside plus sahara dry office air basically parches my skin this time of the year. So Im always on the lookout for some nice nourishing bits and bobs. Anyways, thanks for the opportunity and happy holidays!

  6. Carla S
    December 15, 2016 / 5:56 am

    I have large pores and fine lines. I love Lancome mascara and eyeshadow 🙂

  7. Nelle
    December 17, 2016 / 4:40 am

    I have combination skin that leaves me with an oily t-zone and dry cheeks abd chin. So during the winnter my greatest concern is finding a cleanser that does not dry my face out and gives me balanced skin,

  8. December 17, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Right now working extra hours has taken its toll on my skin and I’ve had a right mare with a few spots for the first time in years x

    • December 20, 2016 / 1:13 pm

      Awww….sorry hear Rachel but I totally know how you are feeling right now. In the lead up to Christmas it’s all feeling too much! xx

  9. Sandra Lane
    December 19, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    I still have quite oily skin and get the occasional breakout. I shouldn’t be getting teenage spots in my 30’s!

  10. Cassie conyers
    December 20, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    I commute every day and my skin gets so dry. Next year it’s my resolution to take better care of my skin, moisturise more and drink more water. I’d love to win these gorgeous products to help me on my way! Thanks for the chance Becca 🙂