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Autumn Beauty: 5 Must-Have Products

Autumn Beauty: 5 Must-Have Products
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As the warm summer breeze turns to cold chilly air, it’s a signal to prepare your beauty routine for the colder months ahead.

Autumn is a beautiful season where the weather’s just right, but the changing temperatures can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. The drop in humidity creates dry and stale air, which can dehydrate skin and hair. Add a radiator’s dry heat, and you can spend the season battling with itchy, flaky skin.

How to care for your skin in Autumn
  • Focus on hydration

Keeping your skin hydrated should be your goal in Autumn – switch to richer moisturisers than the lightweight ones you’ve used in summer. Look for ingredients like ceramides and hyaluronic acid that helps layer hydration on your skin, and moisturise from head to toe with hair masks and body lotions.

  • Exfoliate but don’t overdo it

Exfoliating is essential to get rid of keratin build-up, but too much can strip your skin of moisture by creating tiny cracks that cause inflammation. Strike a balance by using gentle exfoliants and avoiding harsher products with glycolic acid and retinoids.

  • Repair summer’s skin damage with Vitamin C

The summer sun can causes dark skin and uneven skin tone. Repair the damage by adding a boost of Vitamin C to your regimen - vitamin C-rich formulas protect your skin from free radicals and help to repair fine lines and wrinkles.

Top Autumn Product Picks

Here are our five top picks to have you looking and feeling your best self this season.

1. Grown Alchemist Skincare Age-Repair Gel Masque

Repair skin damage and boost skin moisture levels with this lightweight peptide-rich gel mask. It’s formulated with pomegranate, which is rich in radical-fighting polyphenols, and hyaluronic acid that ensures maximum hydration. It also contains polysaccharide complex ingredients that improve skin firmness, reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

To use: Apply generously to the face, including under the eyes. Let sit for 10-15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

2. John Masters Organics Body Milk

Moisturise your entire body with this lightweight body milk packed with essential oils. It’s guaranteed to restore moisture to dry skin and calm any skin irritations. And the best part? Your skin absorbs it quickly, so you can lather it on your entire body without any greasy residue.

It’s also made from 70% organic material and is paraben and sulphate-free, it’s not tested on animals and is completely vegan.

To use: Apply liberally after showering.

3. Antipodes Daily Cleanse Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel

Experience manuka honey's and hyaluronic acid's moisturising power with this organic and lightweight water gel. It’s formulated to rehydrate dry skin dramatically using organic and natural ingredients.

This certified vegetarian water gel is suitable for most skin types and can be used morning and night.

To use: Gently massage to face, neck, and decolletage.

4. Filorga Day Care Hydra Filler

Enjoy youthful-looking skin with France’s pioneering dermo-cosmetic product line. Filorga creates products that combine everyday skincare with aesthetic medicine, resulting in high-performing medical anti-ageing solutions.

Hydra Filler combines two hyaluronic acid formulas to boost collagen production and eliminate wrinkles while giving a micro-filler effect to the skin. The end result: visibly hydrated, younger-looking skin.

To use: After cleansing, massage to face and neck using your fingertips.

5. Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask

Revive dry and fizzy hair with this five-minute hair mask. Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask contains antioxidant-rich argan oil that hydrates hair, improving its texture, elasticity, manageability, and shine.

To use: Apply generously to towel-dried hair and leave for 5-7 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

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