Our skin needs care, with particular attention paid to how it is affected by changing seasons. During autumn, skin is prone to dryness, flaking, irritation and a dull tone. Our summer tans have faded and we spend a lot of time indoors with the heating on which dehydrates skin or are outside enjoying the crisp sunny weather where the drop in humidity affects skin’s moisture levels and moving between the two heat extremes causes broken capillaries and redness.
Managing environmental skin damage effectively requires a skin care regime that nourishes, hydrates, exfoliates and cleanses whilst offering deep moisturisation and soothing effects, as well as protection against the elements. We’ve narrowed down the huge range of organic beauty products out there to just eight favourites that we believe in and trust to help and heal all skin types this autumn.
KYPRIS Deep Forest Clay Mask
Gentle enough to be used for daily exfoliation, this mask is designed to detoxify, brighten, soften, smooth, exfoliate and gently dissolve congestion using a blend of cleansing clay, mineral rich oceanic salt, soothing algae, botanical exfoliants, medicinal trees, roots, leaves and flowers.
Plant Apothecary Matcha Antioxidant Face Mask
Made from just white clay, matcha powder and chamomile oil, this mask brightens and softens skin with the purifying properties of kaolin clay, the powerful antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties of organic, fair trade matcha and the soothing, anti irritant properties of chamomile.
Soveral Awaken Cleanser
This light but effective cleansing milk is made with healing aloe vera and nourishing sunflower seed oil to deeply cleanse without damaging skin. Rosemary and lavender essential oils provide natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties, whilst calming and soothing skin.
Idil Botanicals May Rose Balancing and Hydrating Face Mist
Astringent, soothing, moisturising, and purifying, this hydrating and balancing face mist is designed to sooth, refresh and heal skin as well as provide it with antioxidant protection. Made with Rose de Mai, it reduces redness and inflammation, regulates sebum production and promotes circulation.
MuLondon Marigold, Frankincense & Myrrh Moisturiser
Designed to calm, balance and repair damaged and inflamed skin, this moisturiser can be used as a protective day cream and nourishing night cream. Made from a brightening blend of organic shea butter, jojoba oil and blue chamomile extract as well as essential oils of marigold, frankincense and myrrh, it is simultaneously healing, astringent and calming making it ideal for soothing and nourishing skin.
Dr Alkaitis Soothing Gel
Perfect for use throughout the day to keep skin hydrated, this gel is designed to calm, comfort and soothe. A blend of herbs, sea vegetables, aloe vera and witch hazel, it provides antibacterial treatment whilst leaving skin soft, supple and revitalised.
MV Organic Skincare Instant Revival Booster
Packed with energising essential oils and powerful antioxidants, this skin booster is designed for devitalised and sun damaged skin. Stimulating regeneration and creating instant luminosity with its blend of botanical oils including avocado, rosehip, jojoba, lavender, geranium, neroli and carrot seed, this fast acting oil delivers results overnight to reduce dull and tired looking skin.
Skin & Tonic London Calm Balm
This multipurpose balm made from chamomile, lavender and calendula oils is designed to gently soothe, moisturise and nourish dry, delicate or cracked skin as well as offering a calming fragrance to keep body and mind destressed. It can be used for deep tissue massage as well as a sleep aid and we even think a little on the lips goes a long way to protecting them from the elements at this time of year.