I used to think that all skincare products were basically interchangeable. You know, seen one serum, seen ’em all. Besides their price tags, creams are creams are creams, I figured. And do we really need one for day and one for night? Does it really matter if a product is made up of chemicals or of natural ingredients? Then winter came and my skin erupted like a moody teenager and I got my answers. I started trying different skincare products, one after the other. And then I found my fix. I landed on two amazing brands—Decléor and Pure + Simple—that seem to just work, especially on finicky winter skin. I know we usually focus on one brand or product at a time, but this time, I just couldn’t play favourites. Instead, I chose some of my fave products (and guess what! You’re going to get to try them too!)

These products don’t sit on the surface, pretending to absorb, and they don’t make me shiny and oily, and they don’t dry me out. Most of all, they moisturize like nobody’s business, which in winter is everything, and since the ingredients are all-natural, I feel comfortable using them day and night. In fact, we love these brands so much that we are giving them away. Check out the contest below to win yourself the perfect antidote to winter skin!

Why We Love Decléor and Pure + Simple All-Natural Skincare Products

ALL-NATURAL SKINCARE BY DECLEOR

Ohh la la, we love to say, just like the Parisienne women who never fail to put their best faces forward. If you haven’t tried Decléor Paris yet, you’re in for a treat. This is a French beauty and wellness brand that specializes in aromatherapy, while offering a range of natural skincare complete with essential oils that literally caress the face and body. The entire Decléor line is comprised of natural ingredients and focuses on the powers of nature and its ability to counteract the damaging effects of urban lifestyles. 

Here are some of the products we’ve tried and are hooked on:

Decléor Aromessence Neroli Hydrating Oil Serum

This 100% natural face oil serum literally feels like you’re smoothing silk on the skin. It provides a quick hit of hydration and boost of radiance, at the same time as it soothes the senses with a fresh feel and light scent. We love the high quality essential oils that workto comfort and treat skin exposed to the inevitable daily stress.

Brazen Loves: Decleor and Pure + Simple All-Natural Skincare

Price: $79.50
Available at: Hudson’s Bay (in-store and online)

Decléor Rich Firm Lift Day Cream (anti-aging moisturizer)

This is the cream you’ll want to dot on your skin right after the serum stage. It’s an anti-aging formula that goes on smooth and absorbs fast. It’s creamy but not heavy, so it feels like just the right blend of moisture and weight. After a few days, you’ll notice that it does its job: it reconnects your skin with its firmness and elasticity by smoothing out wrinkles and face contours.

Price: $115
Available at: Hudson’s Bay (in-store and online)

ALL-NATURAL SKINCARE BY PURE + SIMPLE

Pure + Simple’s award-winning products are designed for the sophisticated, health-conscious person seeking professional results without the risk of unnecessary toxins found in many other skincare formulas today. Yep, that would be us! And since we’re using Pure + Simple on our skin am and pm, it’s a relief to know that every product on their shelves is free of harmful chemicals like parabens, petrochemicals, silicones, phthalates, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances + dyes.

Check out some of our faves:

Pure + Simple Collagen Elastin Plus

This ultra-hydrating serum is perfect for those who are serious about anti-aging—and come on, who isn’t? It’s got 10% Marine Collagen and Elastin to help rebuild collagen while hydrating and rejuvenating mature skin. At the same time, the Algae and Aloe Vera base reduces fine lines and lessens sensitivity and redness.

All technical stuff aside though, it’s amazing. Light, refreshing, our skin is drinking up the extra hydration, giving skin a radiant, healthy glow. Oh, and it dries fast, so you can layer your day or night cream right on top.

Brazen Loves: Decleor and Pure + Simple All-Natural Skincare
Price: $84.95
Available at: Pure + Simple (in-store + online)

Pure + Simple Purifying French Clay Mask (50 ml)

This affordable and efficient clay mask designed to draw out impurities and toxins from the skin—and that’s exactly what it does. How does it work? The Coastal French Green Clay re-balances and controls oil production while Oat Beta Glucan soothes skin and reduces the redness that accompanies blemishes.

We’re using this as a weekly mask or nightly spot treatment for blemishes that seem to appear out of nowhere. And bonus! This mask can also be used as a quick solution to puffy eyes or even to soothe and treat itchy mosquito bites.

Brazen Loves: Decleor and Pure + Simple All-Natural Skincare

 

Price: $21.95
Available at: Pure + Simple (in-store + online)

Ready to win yourself a gorgeous, hydrated face? We’ve got the following amazing products to give away ($185 value!):

  • Decléor Aromessence Neroli Hydrating Oil Serum
  • Pure + Simple Collagen Elastin Plus (50 ml)
  • Pure + Simple Purifying French Clay Mask (50 ml)

 

 

 

 

About the author

Randi Chapnik Myers

Randi Chapnik Myers is Co-Founder and Content Editor of BrazenWoman.com, the only lifestyle site by women 35+ for women 35+. A journalist, blogger, editor and marketer, she specializes in custom content creation for publications, companies, brands and authors at RCMContent.com. Proud to call herself a social media addict, Randi is never far from a screen—even when she's out hunting for designer bargains.

  • Tracey

    LOVE Pure & Simple and would LOVE to try Decléor! Main issue … DRYNESS – I need a really good hydrator and these products would be fantastic!

  • Wendy Hutton

    my biggest issue is oily skin I think the Pure + Simple Purifying French Clay Mask would work well

  • Allie Futterer

    I have combination skin which is always hard to manage-particularly in the winter!

  • Alison Braidwood

    My skin can get windburnt and dry in winter (I walk to work). But I’m sensitive, too. So I think the Hydrating Oil Serum would be perfect. I find I can really tolerate oil-based products.

  • Lushka Smith

    Hopefully my dull skin, aging sucks.

  • lp

    dry, sensitive skin. thanks

  • C L. Chin

    I think they will combat dullness and dryness.

  • Sari

    Dry skin

  • Larker

    My skin is dry and could use a great serum to help.

  • ToCo

    Uneven skin! I love how it takes care of blemishes for a smooth, healthy glow!

  • Jonnie

    I have combination skin so I need products that moisturize but don’t break me out. These products sound like they would be amazing!

  • Jolie

    My skin is so dry this winter so the serum would be amazing!

  • Tricia Cooper

    My biggest skin concern that I think would be solved by one of these
    products is dry skin, but I want to try them all – LOL! 🙂

  • Heidi C.

    I would hope that these products would help with my dry skin.

  • fossie55

    My skin is dull and dry. I would love to try the Pure + Simple Purifying French Clay Mask.
    Florence Cochrane

  • Maritess

    My skin is really dry and I would love to get a product that will hydrate it all day long.

  • Sharon Brideau

    Great contest, thanks !

  • pinksuzanne

    My issue is dehydrated skin and these products I believe would really help that problem.

  • ivy pluchinsky

    I always have dry skin in winter time so I think this would be awesome to try

  • Debbie White-Beattie

    I have combination skin with fine lines around my eyes and mouth and I think these products would help by moisturizing, hydrate plus rebuild the collagen

  • Doris

    The anti-aging moisturizer would be beneficial for my aging skin.

  • Amy Heffernan

    The moisturizer would be great for my dry skin! Thanks!

  • The Pure + Simple Collagen Elastin Plus – renewing my skin or tightening

  • Tammy Dalley

    I have dry skin sometimes during the winter the moisturizer would be great!

  • Krista Miller

    I tend to get oily skin so the clay mask would be nice!

  • Tanya B

    I sometimes have dry skin and these products would help with that.

  • beth

    Definitely moisturizer, my skin is SO dry

  • favgreen

    The Pure + Simple Collagen Elastin Plus would be great for me…I just had my 51st. Birthday!

  • blessedta

    Dryness right now.

  • Eileen

    The serum will help hydrate my dry flaky skin in the winter.

  • paula

    Pure + Simple Collagen Elastin Plus would be perfect for my older and dryer skin 🙂

  • Julie

    My skin could really do with a great moisturizer as it is so dry at the moment

  • Carole Dube

    The biggest skin concern I think would be solved by one of these products would be my dry skin! Thank you!

  • LisaM

    I have really dry skin – especially in winter – so I think the ultra-hydrating serum would be awesome to try.

  • Janet Meisner

    I have dry skin and I I would benefit from these hydrating creams and serums.

  • jemrah

    my skin is losing firmness and elasticity; therefore, I would love to try the Decleor for my aging skin !

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