While the weather has only been teasing us with hints of cooler temperatures and the odd shower here and there, skin can take a bit of a battering as the seasons change. Some products like sunscreen are essential at any time of the year, but as our skin is exposed to harsher conditions during autumn and winter, it’s important to replenish essential oils and moisture.
There are some fab little creations on the market right now, check out my top 5:
Jurlique facial oils are wonderful, their lightweight formula softens, hydrates and restores, without leaving a greasy mess all over the place. Packed with antioxidants and vitamins this little number can be mixed with your daily moisturiser, as part of an at-home facial or on it’s own as a nourishing serum. It’s like a multivitamin for your skin and is perfect for replenishing the effects of harsh winds and colder climes.
My new BBF is the latest addition to the BB cream catalogue, Kiehls Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream. This light all-in-one cream contains active ingredients that work to cover, colour and correct uneven skin tone and blemishes. Can be used with or without foundation, but settles nicely with a bit of mineral powder. This BB cream is available in 3 shades, fair, light and natural, and is free from parabens and fragrance. As the weather gets cooler, I like to give my skin a breather from heavy foundation and found this to be the perfect alternative as the coverage is perfect!
This long lasting mineral powder is packed with antioxidants and creates a flawless, smooth finish that dimishes the appearance of fine lines and pores. Containing 100% natural minerals and SPF 25, the Finishing Touch Powder is perfect by itself after moisturizing, or on top of a BB cream (Kiehls to be exact…)or foundation. I also love the idea that my skin gets to drink coffee too…
Usher in autumn with a full magenta pout from YSL’s new glossy stain in Mauve Pigmente. This luxurious new lip product combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long wear of a stain. Free from parabens, sulfates and phthalates, this lightweight stain stays put for a flawless finish all day long.
Take it all off with a deep cleansing oil that leaves skin clean, fresh and refined. Oil is actually the perfect ingredient to for cleansing your face, sounds bizarre, but bear with me here. Our skin secretes oil, and according to various chemistry wizards, like dissolves like, so really we’re dissolving and getting rid of the old dirty oil and replacing it with clean, nourishing oil. Shu Uemura’s luxurious facial oil helps unclog pores and washes away makeup and impurities whilst maintaining the skin’s vital moisture level. Ideal for normal to oily skin types and perfect for a deep winter cleanse.
What are your “go to” products for when your skin needs a bit of extra TLC?