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Autumn Eco Skin Saviours
Explore the responsible, moisture-boosting products to swear by this seasonMorgane Nyfeler
Every beauty expert will tell you that moisturising your skin is the most important step in your beauty routine. As the days get colder and our skin already feels dryer as a result, it’s important to switch your moisturiser to a richer, more nourishing formula for the darker months. Depending on your skin type and external factors such as the weather, stress, hormones and nutrition, your skin might need some extra TLC to go through the winter looking fresh and glowing 24/7.
Whether in the morning or before bed, applying a nutrient-packed and adapted formula on both your face and body will make all the difference, as moisturisers are known to lock in any other ingredients and prepare your skin for the events ahead. As it will become the product you reach for the most in your beauty cabinet, choose it wisely, from creams made with regenerative ingredients to vegan, cruelty-free formulations that are kinder to your skin and the planet, too.
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L: Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream (59ml), £45, by Youth to the People R: Light Nourishing Cream (75ml), £14.95, by Weleda
Powered by superfoods and perfected by science, Youth to the People’s whipped gel-cream uses an abundance of vitamins, from antioxidant-rich kale and green tea with hyaluronic acid, to pep-up and hydrate dull, tired skin.
Weleda’s bestselling Skin Food is a deeply replenishing, SOS treatment boasting barrier-boosting botanicals for dry skin in need of nutrition. This lighter version is non-greasy but no less hydrating and comes in a handbag-friendly tube to smooth skin on the go.
L: Bregenzerwald Body Oil (100ml), £75, by Susanne Kaufmann x Byredo R: C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream (50g), £60, by Sunday Riley
Combining Susanne Kaufmann’s skin expertise with Byredo’s knowledge of fragrance, the Bregenzerwald Body Oil brings the energising air of the Austrian forest to our bathrooms and a silky-smooth feeling to our skin with a combo of responsibly-sourced apricot kernel and meadowfoam seed oil.
Enriched with potent vitamin C, Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. Rich Hydration Cream protects from environmental damage during the day and repairs at night to wake up with a bright, nourished skin and fight against premature wrinkles.
L: Protecting Facial Oil with Bakuchiol (30ml), £85, by Rhug Wild Beauty R: Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol (50ml), £38, by Paula's Choice
Featuring anti-ageing bakuchiol, organic pomegranate oil and sustainably sourced sorrel from the Rhug Estate, this protecting facial oil is tailored to sensitive skin and helps with cell regeneration – perfect to add to your night-time routine.
The Resist Barrier Repair Moisturiser from 100% transparent brand Paula’s Choice works with a science-based formula infused with retinol and potent antioxidants to strengthen the skin and make it look younger for longer.
L: Moisturizing Gel Cream (50ml), £12.99, by Byoma R: Rum Body Lotion (250ml), £32, by Malin + Goetz
Thirsty skins will love Byoma’s creamy gel-like moisturiser boosted with superstar actives that will leave the complexion feeling softer and hydrated all day long. It comes in a bright bottle that’s endlessly refillable so it’s a yes from us on all fronts!
Malin + Goetz pairs natural ingredients with advanced technology to create this warm and sensual formula enriched with the brand’s cult-favourite Dark Rum scent which not only smells divine but also hydrates, nourishes and softens the skin, all in one.