Check out these Facialist-approved Autumn skin update recommendations, to help your skin make a comfortable transition to a cooler, drier climate...
1. Hydrate – Inside & Out
As the weather gets cooler and less humid, and heaters start drying out indoor air, ensure you are keeping up your hydration to help prevent facial dryness and breakouts. This means drinking enough water, and consuming nutritious and hydrating foods. Claudia also suggests reassessing your intake of essential fatty acids (or even better, getting them assessed by a Nutritionist!). This may lead to supplements or consuming more walnuts, chia seeds, sardines, linseed etc. The skin must also be hydrated topically. Hyaluronic acid in its various forms, is ideal as this is considered a humectant which attracts moisture to the skin like a magnet.
If you add one product to your Autumn skincare routine, make it the KOSHO Full Hydration Serum which combines FOUR types of hyaluronic acid with hydrating prickly pear extract for the ultimate skin-hydration and -plumping boost. TIP: apply it to still slightly damp skin for best results!
Biotulin faceLIFT 4-Week Ampoule Facial Kit is also a winner for a month long skin "glow-up", with intensely hydrating ingredients such as aloe vera, short- & long-chain hyaluronic acid, and vegan collagen, while niacinamides help skin build up its lipid barrier.
Biotulin faceLIFT 4-Week Ampoule Facial Kit includes 20 ampoules to detox, hydrate, smoothen, and plumpen skin over a month (reserving weekends for exfoliation/masks) for the ultimate skin reset. Vegan & made in Germany.
KOSHO Full Hydration Serum combines the rejuvenating matcha extract with hydrating prickly pear extract and four types of hyaluronic acid for an intense skin-plumping effect, while magnolia berry extract reduces redness. Vegan & made in Switzerland.
2. Cleanse (Even More) Gently
While skin is already prone to dryness, it is essential not to strip the skin any more of its natural oils. Disrupting its natural protection barrier can result in redness, irritation and flaky-ness. Try switching to a cleanser which doesn't require a toner, such as the pH neutral skinicer Repair Cleanser, or a micellar cleanser like Biotulin be:clean, which also contains hemp seed oil to calm redness and (re-)hydrate the skin.
skinicer Repair pH Neutral Cleanser cleanses gently, yet effectively thanks to natural coconut & organic willow bark extracts. Developed with leading Dermatologists to be suitable even for facial skin conditions. Free from: synthetic preservatives, silicones, mineral oils & fragrances. Made in Germany.
Biotulin be:clean 4-in-1 Micellar Cleanser gently cleanses skin and removes make up without water, thanks to its micelles which draw away impurities without rubbing or foaming. Anti-inflammatory properties of hemp seed oil balance skin and reduce redness. Vegan, made in Germany.
3. Add Eye & Lip Cream
If it's not already a part of your skincare ritual, then now is the time to (re-)introduce an eye cream. This will not only add necessary moisture and protection against cooler, drier weather around the sensitive eye area, but can give an added skin-rejuvenation boost. For example skin-smoothing spilanthol (paracress extract), rejuvenating matcha extract and balancing tsubaki oil as in the KOSHO Eye Lifting Serum (TIP: this cream is also ideal to use on nasolabial lines). Or with ingredients such as anti-inflammatory hemp seed oil as in the Biotulin eyeMATRIX Eye Cream to reduce puffiness and redness around the eyes.
The lips are obviously part of your face, and chapped, dry lips are uncomfortable. The naturally effective Spirularin HS Lip/Cold Sore Cream is gentle enough to be used by anybody (even children) as daily lip care.
Biotulin eyeMATRIX Eye Cream combines the natural, proven skin-smoothing ingredients of Biotulin with anti-inflammatory, skin-nourishing hemp seed oil to smoothen wrinkles and reduce puffiness & redness around the eyes. Vegan, made in Germany.
KOSHO Eye Lifting Serum protects skin against ageing with a unique matcha extract. Paracress extract reduces facial muscle micro-contractions for smoother skin and reduction in the formation of mimic lines. Tsubaki oil balances & nourishes. Vegan, made in Switzerland.
4. Keep Up UV-Protection
Especially in the Southern Hemisphere we really should keep up UV-protection year round. If your daily routine involves being outdoors you may still require SPF30 protection such as the broad-spectrum UVA&UVB Biotulin UV30 Daily Skin Protection Cream . If you are looking after a lighter, yet deeply nourishing day cream with truly natural UV-protection you can't go past KOSHO Smart Protection Cream which includes ectoin extract for natural UV protection equivalent to about SPF15.
The skin-smoothing Biotulin UV30 Daily Skin Protection Cream includes SPF30 UVA and UVB protection. Vegan, made in Germany.
For a lighter, deeply active alternative, try: KOSHO Smart Protection Cream with natural UV-protection (i.e. without traditional UV-blocking chemicals/filters) equivalent to about SPF15. Vegan, made in Switzerland.
5. Exfoliate Less – Mask More
While KOSHO Multi-Effect Peeling has an "oil-gel" consistency which nourishes the skin, and is suitable even for sensitive skin, Autumn should be more about keeping the skin balanced and improving the skin protection barrier. So instead of a "mechanical" exfoliation like the peeling, try the deeply nourishing and healing skinicer Repair Mask with the unique Spiralin microalgae extract. Natural astringents such as organic willow bark and witch hazel extract gently exfoliate without rubbing, and grape seed and organic apricot kernel oil deeply nourish, leaving skin soft and saturated.
KOSHO Multi-Effect Peeling combines the unique, antioxidant-rich matcha extract with bamboo and rice particles for a gentle, yet invigorating exfoliation to improve skin tone and radiance leaving it velvety smooth. Vegan, made in Switzerland.
skinicer Repair Mask is based on the unique Spiralin microalgae extract with cell-regenerative and antimicrobial properties. This mask is left on for 20-30 minutes and then wiped off with a tissue to keep skin saturated and soft. Made in Germany & developed by leading Dermatologists.