Just as you wouldn’t be using the same makeup products year-round, your summer and winter skincare game plan should differ accordingly. When the mercury dropped, our skin reacted to the changes in humidity and temperature. Your ‘winter skin’ is notoriously prone to irritation - and things like itchiness, dryness, dullness, and sensitivity are all characteristic of cold weather skin.
What made your skin so unhappy in winter?Compared to summer, there are fewer lipids in the skin barrier in winter. Low levels of moisture in the air during the frosty months tends to trigger greater water loss through the skin’s barrier. Not only did this water loss lead to painful dryness and skin cracking, it also triggered an inflammatory response in the skin. Add in moisture-stripping skincare like harsh cleansers and exfoliants and environmental triggers like pollution, and the result is hyper-reactive, dehydrated skin. This is why post-winter is the perfect time to deploy one of our most versatile products, the 9 Oil Radiance Tonic, to combat moisture loss and restore balance to the skin. This powerful multitasking tonic blends together the highest-grade therapeutic oils to gently cleanse, detoxify, replenish and rehydrate the skin. It’s a miracle formula that delivers incredible results for skin in need of intensive repair when used as part of our signature MV Skin Therapy ritual (more on that later).
Hero ingredients including New Zealand avocado oil, camellia and centella (Gotu Kola) tackle parched, mature and weather-damaged skin with potent antioxidants to support cell regeneration. As with all MV products, each oil is lovingly harvested in a way that maximises and preserves its potency. The 9 Oil Radiance Tonic penetrates deeply into the skin barrier to instantly revive and heal irritated skin.
Combined with Australian sandalwood, geranium, lavender, bitter orange, rosewood, and carrot seed, the 9 Oil Radiance Tonic is an all-natural solution to all your skin’s winter woes. Follow our essential 9 Oil Ritual below and step out in confidence with skin that is plump, dewy, and revitalised.
How to apply 9 Oil Radiance Tonic
Make 9 Oil Radiance Tonic the star of your daily skin ritual in these post-winter skin ‘rehab’ weeks, and reap the benefits, both inside and out. Simply follow these steps to get the most out of this amazing product, while at the same time carving our a peaceful space for luxuriant self-care, every day.
Warm 6-8 drops between relaxed palms and smooth over freshly cleansed skin.
Massage for 2 minutes, focusing on the areas that require extra attention.
To deeply infuse, hold a steamy compress cloth over the face for a count of 5.
Repeat the compress infusion another 2-4 times to further infuse the oils. The heat and occlusion will help all the plant nutrients sink into the skin.
Apply either in the morning for a radiant start to the day or at night as a restorative treatment ideally 3 times a week.
Watch The 9 Oil Ritual here
Need to go the extra mile to give yourself some more winter skin TLC?
Your face may be the star of the show but don’t forget to care for the rest of your body too! MV’s range of Body Oils and Hand Therapy treatments are perfect for rounding out your winter skin care routine. From dry, scaly legs to chapped hands, this award-winning range will get you glowing from top to bottom. We particularly love the beautifully scented and hydrating Aromatic Body Oil and the ultra-rich Hand Rescue for dry winter skin.