Back to Basics

High Content’s beauty contributor Mae Guinto talks to us about her skincare regime making that transition from Summer to Winter with her essentials.


Avène Thermal Spring Water

A longstanding favourite of mine to remove my makeup prior to cleansing with a face wash or to use whenever my face or body feels irritated. Instantly calming and suitable for all skin types.


Bioderma – Sensibio H2O

You know that sense of dread you get when you have sensitive skin taking off your makeup? The fear of stripping the skin bare will cause an obscene amount of redness and breakouts?! Well fear no more. A cult classic in the beauty world and there’s a reason for it. Kind even to the most sensitive of skins.


Burt’s Bee’s Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream

Gentle and effective and doesn’t leave my face feeling tight. A concoction of moisturising oils, butters and plant extracts- plus it’s sulfate free!


First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

This has no parabens or harsh ingredients and gives enough moisture to last the whole day without being too heavy or greasy. Perfect product if your skin is super sensitive and prone to allergic reactions.


First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy

I confess… I am a hardcore lip balm junkie. This is ALWAYS in my bag. Nourishes my lips and has a lovely subtle minty feel.


M.A.C Fix+ Spray

A facial mist packed with vitamins and soothing ingredients. Like Avene’s thermal spray, this can be used to refresh and cool the skin. I love to use it throughout steps in my skincare and application of makeup. I find a spritz after I’ve finished my makeup helps to blend the liquid and powder products together for a more flawless finish.



Photography: Benjamin Backhouse

Stylist: Alice Whiting