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Cold weather means a whole lot of dryness - Winter Skincare

January 19, 2021

Cold weather means a whole lot of dryness - Winter Skincare

Everyone at Kate McIver Skin HQ, our friends and families are all finding things so tricky since New Year, a Winter Lockdown is more challenging than we expected and we are guessing your feeling the same.

We have you been walking in the rain, hail and snow just to get out of the house as the fall walls are sending us all stir crazy, also trying to get our steps in for our daily exercise. Again, Central Heating turned up, which can make you and your skin feel groggy.

Does your skin feel like the moistures zapped out of it?

Have you noticed any deeper lines and flaking of your skin?

The decreasing humidity can make the atmosphere drier and your skin dehydrated.

For those with Skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, you may be experiencing a flare-up, and what with PPE everyone seems to be enjoying more than the odd pesky spot or two. 

We believe at Kate McIver - If your mood is flat, your skin is too!

So, what can you do to get your Glow Back?

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate 

If you haven't managed dry January, try reducing your alcohol intake to reduce skin inflammation and aim to drink about eight glasses per day. 

Also, a little bottle of Magic with 11 potent ingredients cleverly mixed that can protect your skin.

The ingredients within the Secret Weapon Serum Original are combined to achieve a hydrating Glow.

We have chosen a few key ingredients to explain why they the Secret Weapon Serum will help support your skin through the Winter.

GLA is a type of fatty acid that your body converts, the substance acts like a hormone in your body, helping reduce inflammation tied to skin diseases.

Borage oil is said to have the highest GLA content compared with other essential oils. It has shown promise in clinical research for inflammation, acne, eczema, rosacea.

SEA BUCKTHORN OIL is another critical ingredient known for being a great skin repairer; the Secret Weapon Serum's smell and colour are from this oil. Olive Squalene is very similar to human sebum; therefore, it gets absorbed quickly. It helps the skin to retain moisture and smooths out blemishes such as age spots. More importantly, it boosts cell regeneration and oxygenation.

NATURAL and contains absolutely NO ChemicalsParabens or EDC's. They are entirely vegan and formulated to rehydrate the epidermis and seal in the moisture, perfect for Winter Skincare.  

For full list of ingredients 

Patch test

We always suggest a patch test before using Secret Weapon Serum on a small part of your skin for 24 hours. If you don't notice any irritation or allergic reaction, it is likely safe for more widespread use.  


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I highly recommend this product! I used the oil and the balm myself as well as the oil in my makeup kit. It meets all your skin care needs, it’s gentle, it’s kind and norishes.

Best product I’ve used

After having my children my skin took a turn for the worst I almost had acne all over my jaw,it was sore and really knocked my confidence.
After trying countless products I started using the secret weapon serum a few years ago which dramatically changed my skin for the better.
I now use the balm and the hyralronic serum together and I couldn’t recommend them more

It’s just amazing!

Been using this now for about 2yrs and I can honestly say I don’t think I could ever be without it. Nothing compares. It’s really helped even out my skin tone and I’m prone to dark patches. Love it!


I have an autoimmune condition which causes a fleeting butterfly-shaped redness across my nose and cheeks. My skin is also very very sensitive, especially in those parts and dry. I suffer from oiliness which is due to dryness. This serum has really helped. I used the limited at first as I am acne-prone but it was not hydrating enough for me. I use this alongside the hylauronic serum and the balm and I am so happy with the results. My skin isn’t oily, is calm and comfortable. I get the odd spot but I don’t mind those so much, as long as I’m not itchy I’m happy! (Left picture is before I started using this - it’s likely that my rash has faded somewhat due to health fluctuations but the serum has helped it along for sure!)

My skin journey

I have to admit to being a beauty products junkie. I adore trying new products and seeing first hand results. I started using limited edition serum as I was suffering badly with acne at the start of lockdown back in march /april. I can honestly say, i have results within a week. I continued to use the serum & then thought i would try the cleansing balm. I love a balm and a make up remover. It is so gentle, smells heavenly & takes the most stubborn mascara off! Ive been using for a year almost, and i have never been so confident in my life. My skin glows, which means my confidence shines. 💕💕