As days draw shorter and temperatures plummet it’s not just our wardrobe that needs switching up. The time has come for more intensive skincare regimes and rich, plum hues in place of those summer-ready colour-pop brights. So beat the chill with these autumn beauty must-haves from our brands to trust…
At this time of year a consistent cleansing, toning and moisturising routine is more important than ever. Up the ante when it comes to cleansing thanks to Alexandra Soveral’s cult-favourite Angel Balm. Doubling up as a deep pore cleanser and regenerative mask, this multitasker also works wonders for any patches of dry skin or chapped lips caused by the changing weather. Next, balance inflamed skin with Be Genki’s Be Radiant Corrective Toner. Spritzed on the face, neck and décolletage, the hand-crafted formula bursting with active botanical extracts soothes and calms. Finish up your routine with the ultimate skincare secret: Weleda Skin Food. Packed with extracts of gentle viola tricolor, calendula and chamomile, in a rich, thick base of oils and beeswax, it nourishes and replenishes skin for instant radiance.
In need of a little extra skincare SOS? Try using a nourishing face oil or serum before applying your face cream. We love AvantAge Intense Hydration Serum for an extra kick of moisture, and ARgENTUM L’étoile Infinie skin elixir‘s powerful antioxidant properties. And, of course, a signature facial at the Lisa Franklin Clinic Privé is the ultimate pick-me-up for a healthy glow.
Thanks to the drying effect of the central heating and cold outside, our body needs just as much attention as the rest of your autumn beauty routine. Look for non-drying body washes, packed with essential oils to nourish as it cleanses. Seascape’s award-winning Unwind Body Wash is the perfect choice; exotic notes of ylang-ylang help ease tension, while fragrant lavender calms the senses. When it’s cold it’s tempting to crank up the heat of your shower, but don’t go overboard as hot water has a drying effect on the skin. Follow showers and baths with a little self-massage using a rich, nourishing body cream. Boasting a skin-loving blend of spelt, jojoba, argan, grape seed, rose geranium and lemon myrtle oils, AEOS Awakening Beauty Body Lotion absorbs quickly for hydration from top-to-toe.
The change in season is the perfect time to channel a new make-up look. Copper smoky eyes or plum-hued lips paired with a fresh-faced complexion make the perfect autumnal statement. Weleda’s Lip Balm in Berry Red strikes the perfect balance between nourishing care and a sheen of on-trend lip colour, while Kaplan MD’s ultra-plumping Perfect Pout Lipstick offers richer coverage. Finish your look with Aveda’s Petal Essence Face Accents; the trio of shades combine for a beautifully fresh, in-from-the-cold flush.
The perfect time to embrace hygge once more, opt for scents sure to evoke a coveted feeling of cosiness. Combining the energy of colour and scent, Aura-Soma Parfum 39 has been carefully created for a nurturing and warming effect on the senses. Meanwhile, 58 Lifestyle‘s array of room sprays, candles and oils are a must for a refined atmosphere of calm.
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