Is your skin ready for the cool winter months? The change in temperature and humidity during autumn often leaves skin feeling tight and dehydrated as opposed to dewy and plump. That's why your skincare routine needs to adapt as the weather cools. Luckily, you can protect and nourish your skins' changing needs with just a few key ingredients and products.
We picked our must-have ingredients for high rotation in your autumn-winter skincare routine.
Retinol & Vitamin C
Known for its impressive results in the fight against ageing, Retinol is perfect for use in the cooler months while also tending to any sunspots and pigmentation that may have appeared from the summer passed. The Foundation: Flawless Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion is a jam-packed award-winning formula with the good oils your skin craves. Take avocado oil, which provides essential hydration to your skin, buriti oil, which uses vitamins C, A and E to lock in moisture, and, jojoba oil, that is naturally rich in fatty acids to keep your skin feeling bright and fresh.
We recommend applying The Foundation in the evening, starting off twice a week and working your way up to every second evening. Cleanse, tone, serum, and moisturise, then apply retinol followed by oils. (You can choose to moisturise before or after retinol - using moisturiser before retinol minimises any dry side-effects you may experience while retinol assists to shed your dead skin cells). If you’ve never used retinol before, we always recommend testing a small pea-sized amount on your face and neck first.
Jojoba Oil & Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid has strong moisture-locking properties with the ability to penetrate deep into your skin and hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, so it’s safe to say it’s essential when your skin is feeling dry. Incorporate hyaluronic acid into your winter routine with Luna Vitality: Restoring Moisture Cream. This powerhouse of buttery goodness keeps your face smooth and plump. An award-winning combination of moisture-locking ingredients such as jojoba oil, camellia oil, sea buckthorn and hyaluronic acid help to combat the irritated, dry skin that often comes during winter. The thick and creamy texture of this cream makes it the perfect addition to your evening routine.
Simply apply a small amount to cleansed and toned, moist skin before applying facial oil. We recommend following with Yester Youth: Regenerating Facial Oil for the perfect bedtime repair routine. Apply moisturiser over moist skin to lock in much needed moisture during the cooler months or if you have dry skin.
Applying oil to your face at the end of your skincare routine every night is the best way to lock in everything you’ve applied beforehand, and help your products to work their way into your skin. Plus, the added benefit is that it’s also really hydrating in its own right and gives your skin that soft-to-touch feeling we all love so much.
Yester Youth: Regenerating Facial Oil is an award-winning solution to all of your winter skin problems. Tight and dry, flaky skin will be left glowing when you incorporate this must-have into your evening routine. The combination of camellia and rosehip oil absorbs into your skin to deeply nourish it.
Use this oil at the end of your evening skincare routine, after applying Luna Vitality: Restoring Moisture Cream.
Ever experienced cracked lips? Of course you have! Because our lips don’t have oil glands, they’re usually the first to dry up when exposed to cold, dry conditions. Luckily there’s shea butter! Often used in conjunction with cacao butter, this creamy ingredient is deeply hydrating and a rich source of vitamins A, D and E.
Luscious: Conditioning Lip Treatment is the perfect combination of shea butter, cacao butter and other active ingredients such as coconut oil and sweet almond oil that deeply hydrate your lips and lock in moisture all day long. Use this luscious lip treatment on its own for a natural glow or apply it under your favourite lipstick to keep your lips feeling smooth and nourished.
And with just three key products and an assortment of winter-friendly ingredients, your skin will be well cared for even as winter deepens.