Winter is hard on the body and soul – your skin included!

You might have been looking forward to rocking those boots and beanies but I’m sure that just like me, you’re also SO over winter by now…

It’s really hard to get out of a warm bed when it’s dark and cold outside, and dry, cracked lips, pale legs crying out for some sun, too much coffee and not enough outdoor exercise are all signs that your body is longing for summer.

Winter is harsh on the skin on your face too, and many of us double up on the moisturiser or use a heavier one, during the colder months. I’ve found the perfect treat for winter skin: mine has hardly noticed its winter with this ultra rich product, so I’m sharing it with you here…

I get lots of skincare products to test, and was choosing one to use for winter last month, and the words “Moisture Control Ultra” on the bottle of my latest sample from the optiphi® skincare active range caught my eye. (Who doesn’t need a product that offers “ultra moisturising” in winter?)

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The optiphi® active range is also targeted at women like me – over 40, with skin that needs more hydration to attack those fine lines that weren’t visible in my 30s.

The optiphi® active range targets women like me – over 40, with skin that needs more hydration to attack those fine lines that weren’t visible in my 30s

In the hot and humid KZN coastal climate where I live, I enjoy a light, non-greasy and easily absorbed moisturiser, but in winter I want a product that really nourishes deep down – I still want to feel hydrated from the product on my skin throughout the day and when I wake in the morning.

Moisture Control Ultra from optiphi® is a rich, nourishing moisturiser that soaks into the skin and works all day – and night

This rich, luxurious cream, is perfect for dehydrated and ageing skins and offers all these benefits that women over 40 look for in moisturisers for winter:

  • Long term skin hydration
  • Improved skin firmness and elasticity
  • Targets visible signs of ageing
  • Promotes radiant and bright skin


Prickly Pear Extract: Soothes and calms irritated skin, provides hydration, protects and firms
Oligopeptide: Stimulates, protects and repairs collagen synthesis
Geranylgeranyl Lipid: Ensures optimal mitochondrial activity, delays signs of ageing
Hyaluronic acid: Intense and lasting hydration, reinstates barrier integrity and restores moisture balance
Soya Isoflavone: Targets visible skin lifting, reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Green Algae Extract: Improves skin elasticity and in turn achieves an improvement in dermal density
L-Carnosine: Reduces wrinkles and expression lines, increase skin firmness, protects skin cells from oxidative aging
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide): Decreases pigmentation and excessive oil production, while improving skin barrier function and repair.


Apply 1-2 pumps all over the face, neck and décolleté morning & evening to keep your skin smooth, supple and mositurised all day – and night!
RRP: 2007.00

optiphi® skincare is available at selected salons, spas and skin centres. Visit to find your nearest optiphi stockist. Contact their Head Office on 012 667 6244

Disclosure: All4Women was sent the products featured in this article. We write about products we are sent at our discretion.