When choosing what my essential go-to products this fall would be, I realized that transitional season skincare is a neglected topic. We all discuss summer and winter skincare, but what about autumn? I will probably write individual posts about each of these products because I am deeply obsessed with all of them but I thought I’d do a quick rundown of what I’m constantly reaching for this season.
With colder, drier conditions approaching, it’s important to start thinking preventatively about moisture. The region of your face that typically shows the ravages of dry air first is the lips. I am very impressed with my Hanalei clear lip treatment, a lasting product that I slather on my lips nightly because it has zero fragrance and the perfect no-texture texture. It’s also paraben free and cruelty free. (Disclaimer: anyone with nut allergies avoid this, a main ingredient is kukui nut oil).
Wind-whipping air also means you should start adding something softer and richer to your cleansing routine, like the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. Not only does this balm take off makeup like a champ, it can also be used as a luxurious weekly mask if left on. And have I mentioned that the scent, a blend of 9 essential oils like clove and Ho wood, is perfectly autumnal? No idea what Ho wood is but I’m into it. And apparently, I’m not the only one: Elemis just announced a limited edition holiday candle in the same scent as the balm.
Speaking of intoxicating autumnal smells, it is probably time to start investing in Le Labo products. Or stay at one of The Edition hotels and shamelessly hoard their signature Thé Noir 29 lotions like I do.
Leo Oil is my holy grail product for all seasons, and I will be writing more exhaustively about it at a later date. If you need moisture but also fear clogged pores and scary, non-natural ingredients, look no further. Don’t even get me started on the smell. No need to fact check this but Cleopatra probably bathed in something like Leo Oil. It’s like “bring a Roman emperor to his knees” level good and will protect your beautiful skin from chilly weather.