As summer comes to an end and fall approaches, a lot can change. More clothing layers, busier schedules, earlier bedtimes, and colder weather are all a part of what is expected to change in the fall. What you might not know is that our skincare routine needs a change too. Fall typically brings a drier climate, cooler temperatures, and harsher environmental conditions, so let's help your skin make the transition from hot and humid to cool and dry with these esthetician-backed product recommendations.
Vitamin C Booster
Starting off strong with our Vitamin C Booster, featuring pure Vitamin C and Ferulic Acid, it is the perfect product to include in your fall-time routine. Vitamin C is known for brightening the look of your skin and leaving the complexion looking more radiant. It can also visibly even skin tone and target the look of hyperpigmentation and dark spots that may have accumulated over the summer months in the sun.
Bonus: Because the Vitamin C Booster is mixed into your favorite serum or moisturizer, it is easy to customize to the products that are just right for your skin all year round.
Dramatically Dewy Serum
It is no secret that Hyaluronic Acid would be on our fall favorites list and our Dramatically Dewy Serum takes this powerhouse ingredient to the next level. It uses 3 forms of Hyaluronic Acid at different molecular weights to penetrate the skin more deeply and evenly. Because it can hold 1000x its weight in water, it visibly plumps your skin, reveals a more youthful, glowing appearance, smooths the look of wrinkles, and gives the appearance of firmer skin. The REAL moisturizing miracle in the formula is the Hibiscus extract, known as Hydrosella. It not only supports our skin’s natural hydration but it also helps support the lipid barrier and locks in hydration for up to 72 hours! It is perfect for the dry, irritating weather fall can bring.
10% Niacinamide Booster
Our 10% Niacinamide Booster Serum is easily a balancing versatile fall favorite. Niacinamide is known for targeting the appearance of redness in the skin, fading the look of dark spots, reducing the look of large pores, and balancing oil production. Speaking of fall, this booster also contains Reforcyl-Aion®, which is derived from a unique Pumpkin Seed Oil, and is a detoxifying ingredient that visibly reduces skin redness, skin spots, pores, and wrinkles. It improves the the look of the skin barrier, and hydration and increases the appearance of skin elasticity, firmness, and thickness. Additionally, it helps balance the look of oil and shine.
Anti Wrinkle Moisturizer
Most skin types can benefit from transitioning to a richer moisturizer starting in the transitional fall months. The Anti Wrinkle Moisturizer gives skin a rush of deep hydration without the greasy feeling that some moisturizers can leave. It is formulated with the powerful peptide blends, Dermaxyl® & MATRIXYL®, a Hydrating Tamarind Seed Extract that has been clinically proven to hydrate better than traditional Hyaluronic Acid, and hydrating levels of Glycolic Acid that helps the peptide absorb into the skin more deeply. It feels luxurious on the skin and soothes and targets the look of dry and aging skin. You can use this on its own or in a retinol sandwich. It really is the perfect moisturizer for fall which is why it makes the list of our fall favorites.
Oils can be a welcome addition to your routine in the fall. They are packed with omegas and barrier-supportive nutrients and can further enrich the skin and help lock in moisture to prevent dryness and dehydration.
30% Vitamin C Dry Oil
This is an elegant, multi-use skin treatment that works with your other skincare to fade the look of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, day or night. The unique form of Vitamin C and a botanical blend of licorice root, marshmallow root, and rice bran are clinically proven to be effective at diminishing the look of even stubborn forms of hyperpigmentation, like melasma, that can become more visible in the summer months. Additionally, this form of Vitamin C can penetrate the skin up to 3x more deeply than other forms of Vitamin C. Featuring THD A Vitamin C and Squalane, it supports the prevention of skin barrier impairment that can happen during the harsh summer months and unpredictable conditions of the fall. Free radicals can damage the skin's natural barrier, which strips vital and healthy oils from its surface. Drier fall weather conditions can contribute to skin being dry and dehydrated, and formula is ideal for reducing that impact. This Dry Oil is potent, versatile, and easy to tolerate. You can use it as a spot treatment, apply it all over the face, and even mix it into your moisturizer for an extra glow.
Rosehip oil is also an excellent ingredient for nourishing your skin, making it perfect for skin that has become dry, itchy, and irritated by the change in chilly weather. Rosehip oil is packed with soothing, hydrating compounds and vitamins A & C making it ideal for moisture-stripped skin from the dry fall air. Since the skin’s natural moisture barrier protects you from environmental stressors and aggressors, these fatty acids are an essential nutrient for your skin during this time. Rosehip works with all skin types and can be used both morning and night.
Fall Skincare Pairs:
The retinol sandwich is always one of our favorites, but dry and sensitive skin types may want to give this a try in the fall and winter. Retinol can trigger irritation, redness, dry patches, burning, and even flaky skin. Colder weather can also bring along these conditions, so it is important to be proactive in avoiding it. If you haven’t heard us talking about the retinol sandwich by now, it is essentially pairing your retinol in between your favorite moisturizers - kind of like a sandwich! In the colder months, I like to opt for a thicker, more nourishing moisturizer, like our Anti Wrinkle Moisturizer. Put a thin layer, followed by your favorite retinol serum, and finish with another layer of this luxurious moisturizer or another favorite of your choice.
Niacinamide + Retinol
As we already discussed, retinol use has the potential for some seasonal irritation. Another way to combat potential irritation is to pair it with complimentary products and ingredients, like the 10% Niacinamide Booster. Niacinamide is not only very barrier-supportive, but it can give your skin a surge of moisture- which is essential for the dry weather fall can bring about. When used together, it can decrease the possibility of irritation, allow for fewer side effects, and keep the skin feeling more hydrated. This pair always works great, but I really love it in the fall when the environmental factors are already harsh enough on the skin as is.
Vitamin C Cleanser + Hydrating Toner
You are probably wondering why these two made the list as they are important all year round. However, it is important to adjust these as the weather changes too. You will want to make sure you are using a gentle cleanser that is not stripping your skin's barrier and that is not formulated with harsh ingredients. I love our Vitamin C Cleanser because it is free of SLS and other stripping ingredients that can bring irritation to your skin. It is also important, if you haven’t already, to make the switch from alcohol-based toners to something more hydrating. I like our Hydrating Toner because the formula is gentle, creamy, and effective. It balances your skin's pH, removes any lingering dirt and oils, can reduce the appearance of large pores, and deeply moisturizes the skin. Unlike abrasive astringents, this hydrating toner can restore moisture and leave the skin with a more refined appearance thanks to nourishing Witch Hazel, Aloe, Rosehip, and other soothing botanicals.