Winter Skin Rituals With Nicole & Clare from FENN


We love connecting with likeminded people and businesses, and as part of our journal series we are excited to introduce you to FENN, a unique skincare clinic and wellness destination nestled in the heart of Paddington, Sydney. 

Founded by two of Australia’s leading skin therapists Clare McColl and Nicole Manning, FENN takes a unique and holistic approach to skincare, bringing together traditional and modern techniques in a contemporary luxury setting.

With winter well and truly here, we asked Clare and Nicole to share with us a routine we can savour on those extra cold nights, styled in our must have loungewear by Deiji Studios and Maison Essentiele.

Winter Skin Rituals With FENN

The FENN approach is to focus on nourishing and nurturing skin, there are enough environmental factors to battle in winter so we steer clear of harsh cleansers, intensive actives, and exfoliants. Instead opting for balm and oil cleansers, soothing, hydrating serums and rich creams and oils that protect and restore the skin barrier.

The FENN Nurture Treatment has been created especially to soothe and nourish winter skin. Book here or shop our winter skin care edit for all you need to set up a cosy skincare moment from the comfort of home.

Winter Skincare Lineup

  1. Activist Manuka Honey Mask (doubles as a beautiful winter cleansing option)
  2. Maryse Enzyme Refine Cleansing Balm
  3. Rationale #1 The Hydrogel
  4. HEYJA Niacinamide Calming Serum
  5. Tronque Rich as Croesus Firming Butter
  6. Medik8 HEO Overnight Mask
  7. Maryse Intense Omega Oil
  8. Sans Ceuticals Superdose Sleep Infusion Masque
  9. Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask
  10. Hyeja Matcha Cream Gentle Mud Mask
  11. Omnilux Contour Mask

Winter Skin Rituals With FENN

Winter At-Home Ritual

Set the mood: Gentle Habits Incense, FENN Winter playlist on. Take a warm bath/shower, we love a body oil which works double time to cleanse and moisturise all over, and our team is in love with the Gentle Habits Shower oils (a summer holiday in a bottle with each named for an Australian holiday destination; Byron, Noosa and Yamba).

If you’re needing extra moisture apply the Tronque Body Balm post shower, pop your favourite robe on, brew a pot of tea (we love MAYDE Tea’s Restore for gentle immune support this time of year).

Take your time with a long slow cleanse, preferably with an oil or balm, massaging and preparing the skin, remove with a warm face washer, apply Sans Ceuticals Superdose Luminosity Mask and leave for 10 minutes, remove with warm water, apply Omnilux Contour Face Light Mask for 20 minutes while you sip your tea, meditate or snuggle up with a good book.

Finish off by layering your serums on with a gentle but firm facial massage or with a gua sha tool to boost circulation, promote lymphatic drainage and encourage that glow. Apply a nourishing oil such as Maryse Omega Treatment Oil or Bionutrient Face Oil.  

For an extra boost we love an overnight sleep mask such as Sans Ceuticals Super Dose Luminosity Sleep Mask, Medik8 HEO Sleep Mask or Josh Rosebrooks Advanced Hydration Mask. Wake up to luscious skin. 

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