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


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)


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.

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