Hack one: prep for winter, now.
Fail to prepare = prepare for skin fails, 'cause just as summer left us, autumn will too. Strengthen your skin’s barrier now, and you’ll have less chance of dryness, and areas of flaky (ew) skin. Perfect Canvas is our silicone-free primer-serum combo that hydrates, plumps and fills, but also - thanks to prebiotics and alpha-glucans - helps restore your skin barrier, balance good bacteria and restructure the skin surface. Grab our latest innovation, Overnight Recovery Balm too, for cold-snap days that come out of nowhere, to protect wind-chilled foreheads and noses. And you’ll be using this in the bleak midwinter allover - so really, it’s an investment.
Hack two: hydrating cleansers.
Beauty myth - foamy cleansers give cleaner skin. Yes they can help mattify oilier skin - giving a super-clean feeling, but well-chosen cleansers can also hydrate and protect and even condition your lashes and brows (yes please). Switching to a creamier, Cocoa Butter-infused cleanser like Rosa Centifolia™ Cleanse & Reveal Hot Cloth Cleanser will help soften and moisturise skin, while using a muslin cloth will help decongest pores and gently exfoliate to remove any flakiness - it’s a win-win.
Hack three: richer moisturisers.
In hotter weather skin produces more oil, so lighter, gel-type moisturisers are ideal. But in colder climes, your skin produces less oil and risks being stripped by cold winds, so it’s best to replace your moisturiser with a richer cream. Enter V-Cense. It’s a deeply hydrating, Frankincense-scented facial cream combo, packed with bioactives that help put the brakes on premature aging and combat pollution, while being rich and moisturising - with no heavy or greasy feeling.
Hack four: add an targeted oil.
Since your skin is producing less oil (see Hack Three) - add one yourself. Oils help strengthen your skin’s protective barrier and provide an intense moisture shot, which also reduces any further skin water loss. And you can target them to skin concerns, too. To boost normal skin types, use Vita Mineral™ Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil, or for the more drier skin prone to dry patches and flaking, use Rose O12 Moisture Defence Oil. And of course, for anti-aging benefits, it’s our bakuchiol-packed retinol alternative, Bio Retinoid™ Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate Oil, to stimulate collagen production and improve skin firmness.
Hack five: exfoliation.
Summer sun exposure can cause hyperpigmentation - but if you exfoliate correctly, you can lighten any discolouration. An AHA-based mask makes for a pampering treatment that’ll smooth skin, tighten pores and smooth fine lines - while lightening any darker spots. No time? No problem. Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic is the new fan-fave treatment for a reason. It's gentle enough to use daily, while being effective enough to restore your midsummer glow, keeping you bright and even-toned all year long.
(And thanks for the awesome, in-action shot @colinealg).