As difficult as it is to believe, Autumn is here (even though Christmas literally felt like last week). With the change of seasons – and the dip in temperature – comes a range of different skin needs, such as additional moisture, nourishment and general glow.
All you need to do is make a few smart swaps - cream-based products afford more hydration, warm tones can lift up a tired complexion, hydrate limbs with a luxurious body oil, indulge in a zero alcohol burgundy botanical wine and boast your mood with an uplifting perfume.
Image Mel Cartmer | Makeup Artist Cathy Tolpigin
And so we asked the founders behind some of our favourite brands to share with us the products from their range that are helping them achieve luminous, fresh-looking skin well into the cooler months.
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Saya Skincare Argan Body Oil
Founder: Saya McDermott
A we approach cooler months I find it so important to continue supporting my skin with hydration as the air gets more dry in Noosa. I find it has a multitude of uses too. I apply it to my skin after a shower for a boost of hydration, add a few drop if it into my Hand & Body Lotion, use it as a hair oil, or drop a few drops into a warm bath. It locks in moisture like no other, but also gives the skin a beautiful healthy sheen. I love it!
Eye of Horus Cosmetics The Complexion Duo
Founder: Holly Schleich
One of this year's Autumn beauty trends is burnt blush shades paired with natural glowing skin. A great option would be pairing our Peach blush with Aura highlighter for an overall healthy glow.
The Complexion Duo is a customisable face palette meaning you can select from a range of blushes, bronzers and highlighters to bring warmth, colour and glow to your face.
Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar
Founder: Ere Perez
This everyday face nectar has been specially formulated by our team to revitalise and radically hydrate your skin - something we need to be aware of in the cooler months. Using powerful and effective botanical oils this little bottle of greatness delivers a lifting glow and dewy skin with just a few drops. The non-oily formula (no greasy faces here!) features natural antioxidants, calming anti-inflammatory properties & omegas to intensely nurture skin. This product reduces the signs of dehydrated or stressed skin meaning it’s perfect for day and night use.
Retreatment Botanics Ageless AHA Glow Concentrate
Founder: Trudi Jaye
Our new Ageless AHA Glow Concentrate is a skin super-hydrator! Not only is it an exfoliating pore refiner, but it will intensely hydrate and illuminate your skin, perfect for the cooler Autumn weather. The AHA Glow Concentrate features Native Blue Gum to boost hydration and Pre + Probiotics to protect your skins microbiome, helping to restore your skin health during the cooler months.
Shenko Organics Metal Element Oil
Founder: Andrea O' Shea
In Chinese medicine, autumn is the season of the element Metal. The energy of this season, more than any other, supports our letting go of the waste, the old and stale in our lives, leaving us receptive to the pure and new, granting us a vision of who we are in our essence.
Autumn returns us to our essence, moves us to eliminate what we no longer need, reveals again what is most precious in our lives. The two organs associated with the metal element are the lungs and large intestine. When these organs are out of balance it can show on the skin in many different ways. Examples are dry flaky skin, eczema, large pores and congestion.
We have designed our metal element facial oil to energetically balance the metal element with specifically chosen essential oils, crystal and flower essences. Our skincare is based on mindfulness and energetics. To help your dry skin or congested emotions this autumn we recommend the following. Apply our metal element facial oil. Use our reflex wand on the specific lung and large intestine reflex points indicated on our face map. Take a moment to self and repeat your accompanying affirmation- “ I release what no longer serves me and move forward feeling uplifted and inspired”
Prota Squalane Cleanser
Founder: Pauline Ceddia
I love our cleanser, especially during the transition into autumn because it feels really nourishing on my skin. I never feel that tight, dry feeling. The key ingredient, Squalane really locks in moisture into my skin and helps ease any dry patches that tend to come about during the cooler months.
Novellus Skincare Advance Eye Cream
Founders: Beatriz Durango
This is a fantastic product for any seasonal changes but specially for those seasons transitioning from warm to cold weather. our beautiful eye cream not only provides highly effective protection, but it also helps regenerate skin cells and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Our nutrient-rich Advanced Eye Cream contains powerful floral extracts of Organic Rose and Rhododendron Stem Cells which provide exceptional protection and adaption to environmental changes that affect the delicate skin under our eyes. Apply day and night and be amaze with the natural glow your skin will develop after daily use!
One Seed Solitude eau de parfum
Founder: Liz Cook
I never choose a favourite scent as it feels like picking a favourite child! But I do seem to always gravitate toward our Solitude eau de parfum as the weather cools down. The tones of creamy vanilla and black pepper set against a pale woods backdrop set the scene for cooler weather contemplation and comfort.
Altina Drinks Sansgria
Founder: Christina Delay and Alan Tse
ALTINA Sansgria is a non-alcoholic sparkling wine built from natural ingredients and native Australian botanicals. Each ingredient is carefully chosen and expertly blended. The tasting experience is nuanced and layered. Delicious flavours build in complexity as you sip. We combine the ritual and theatre of wine with the discovery of new natural ingredients.
ALTINA Sansgria is a lush and vibrant style of bubbles. The red colour is visually stunning. Rich dark fruits including native Australian Riberry are balanced with sweet Orange, soft vanilla and spicy notes. This drink is delicately structured, complex, slightly sweet and ultra refreshing. Serve ice cold in a wine glass with dried citrus. Perfect for any time easy Autumn drinking.