As we are officially in autumn, now more than ever we need to look after our skin with moisturising products to ensure it is protected during the autumn and winter seasons. We want to enjoy those long, crisp autumnal walks, what we don’t want is the harsh cold air to affect our skin, so make sure you’re protecting it with these moisturisers and day creams…
There’s a moisturiser for everyone
We really mean it - whether you have dry skin throughout the year, you’re prone to dryness in the colder months or you have more of an oily skin type, there is a moisturiser for everyone. The purpose of a moisturiser is to restore hydration to the skin surface. They create a barrier on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture from escaping. They are an absolute essential in autumn and winter when the skin is more likely to be impacted by aggressors such as cold, windy weather. Skin will often become dry too due to the sudden drop in temperature, so using a moisturiser will help to manage this common occurrence and bring back the needed hydration. When skin remains hydrated, it reduces skin irritation such as dry and flaky skin. The moisturisers featured below are lightweight, fast-absorbing, suitable for use on all skin types and created using natural ingredients to deeply nourish skin.
Some people find it difficult to find the right moisturiser for their skin but with so many options out there, it all comes down to testing out different moisturisers until you find the one that works for you. If you’re looking for a sustainable upgrade, the UpCircle Face Moisturiser uses discarded argan shell powder to provide antioxidant protection. It’s combined with cocoa butter to hydrate the skin and sage oil to soothe dryness and irritation, alongside helping to minimise the appearance of scarring caused by blemishes and acne. It’s a rich (but not greasy) daily moisturiser and is one of our favourite sustainable picks as it repurposes ingredients that would otherwise be going to waste. Neighbourhood Botanicals Mild Mannered Face Lotion is another choice, the super lightweight moisturiser is packed full of soothing and hydrating ingredients, including aloe vera, jojoba oil and glycerin to provide dehydrated skin with immense hydration, but fear not, it can be used by all skin types too.
For extra protection, especially during the upcoming cold months, try using a face cream. They work to hydrate the skin by locking in and retaining the moisture and even help to protect the skin from environmental stressors. The rich and hydrating Evolve Daily Renewal Facial Cream soothes and softens dry skin, leaving it looking and feeling rejuvenated thanks to the blend of natural plant actives. You’ll receive all the plumping and hydrating benefits of argan oil and hyaluronic acid. The lightweight formula of the Codex Beauty Bia Day Cream improves skin’s hydration at a cellular level. Daily use leaves the skin smoothed, softened, supple and hydrated. Crafted using calendula to moisturise, soothe and protect, and serrated wrack to improve the skin’s barrier function. It also features sodium hyaluronate which increases skin’s ability to absorb moisture. Skin Sapiens Face Cream hydrates the skin all day with the help of calendula to nourish your skin, so it’s left soothed and protected against any aggressors.If you’d like to find out more about what to include in your autumn skincare regime and some of our top picks during this time of year, you can read our blog post all about transitioning your skincare for autumn.