Knowing how to change up your skincare routine when we’re transitioning from Summer to Autumn can be tricky. We’ve got some hints and tips for products that can help you out and keep your skin fresh and hydrated in the awkward stage between seasons.
Products we’ve recommended from Space NK, The Body Shop and Boots are all available in Bon Accord Aberdeen.
Space NK – The Littles Kit 4.0 by Drunk Elephant £76.00
Drunk Elephant products are for all skin types and this collection is a complete kit that works to reset the complexion by restoring balance, brightness and a healthier look.
The set contains:
Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser (30ml) - With a pH level of 5.5, this product is gentle on all skin types while working to remove excess oil, makeup, pollution and any other build-up. Formulated with coconut-based surfactants, it lathers up into a satisfyingly luxurious foam to rinse away impurities.
Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil (8ml) - Harvested from the marula fruit pip, this cold-pressed oil is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, so it provides powerful protection from pollution and damaging environmental free radicals. Hydrating omegas 6 and 9 also support a brighter skin tone to help reinvigorate the complexion. Just two or three drops of this product are required for each application, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, redness and blotchiness and improving skin's elastic feel. It is naturally anti-microbial and appropriate for all skin.
C-Firma Day Serum (8ml) - A vitamin C day serum packed with a powerful antioxidant complex, essential nutrients, and fruit enzymes, all working together to firm and brighten the appearance of skin, while improving the signs of photoaging. An antioxidant complex of l-ascorbic acid, ferulic acid and vitamin E, plus other formula-supportive enzymes and antioxidants, helps neutralize pollution, environmental stressors and the damaging effects of free radicals while replenishing lipids and visibly reducing the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. Pumpkin ferment extract and pomegranate enzyme dissolve dead surface skin cells. Sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer quickly penetrates skin and provides intense hydration.
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum (8ml) - Quench dry skin and encourage a more radiant look with this product, an all-over skincare treatment designed to work throughout the day. Developed to rejuvenate all types of skin, this serum is enriched with pineapple ceramide and pro-vitamin B5 to provide lasting hydration for a healthier-looking complexion. A complex made from watermelon, lentil and apple extract encourages a brighter tone and diminishes the appearance of fine lines. Smooth it on to the hands, chest, legs and neck as well as the face. It is suitable for any areas that need a moisture-rich boost and can also be combined with a Drunk Elephant oil or serum to maximise its hydrating effects.
Protini Polypeptide Cream (15ml) - Replenish the complexion with this product, a fast-acting skincare treatment that reveals a more radiant look. This velvety hydrating cream provides a robust defence against dryness, sun damage and fine lines. It addresses the various signs of ageing by supporting the skin's natural collagen. A blend of soybean folic acid ferment extract, acetyl glutamine and pygmy waterlily stem cell extract along with nine signal peptides work to nurture a brighter skin tone and repair areas of damage. Abundant with proteins and nutrients, it replenishes and restores skin back to a strong, healthy state.
Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 (15ml) - Enjoy powerful antioxidant and broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with this product, a non-sticky sunscreen formulated with skincare benefits to help promote a youthful-looking complexion. This transparent cream delivers reliable sun protection and contains antioxidants including grape juice, sunflower shoot extract and asparanin to shield the skin from environmental stresses. A hydrating blend of marula and raspberry seed oils also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Suitable for all skin types, this serum is ideal for daily use and sinks quickly into the skin for comfortable wear. It can be applied each morning to cleansed skin. Start with the face, then smooth onto the chest, neck and hands. Repeat every two hours.
TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum (8ml) - This 12% alpha and beta hydroxy acid night serum helps to refine and resurface skin, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion in the morning. Blended with raspberry extract it delivers effective exfoliation without harsh side effects.
C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream (5ml) - Get a wide awake and refreshed look with this product, a restorative skincare treatment for the entire eye area. Aimed at repairing damage and brightening the skin under and around each eye, this cream is enriched with cucumber extract, vitamin C and a blend of eight peptides. These potent ingredients work together to fortify and enhance the skin, supporting a younger-looking complexion. It can be patted around the delicate eye area using the tip of a ring finger. For enhanced results, add it to the Shaba Complex Eye Serum, or alternatively, leave it in the fridge for a more cooling experience.
The Body Shop – Vanilla Pumpkin range £5-£16
Fall into the spirit of autumn celebrations with The Body Shop’s deliciously scented Vanilla Pumpkin collection. It comes in limited edition seasonal packaging inspired by the traditions of Central and South America’s Dia de los Muertos. This collection hydrates the skin making sure to prepare it for those colder days.
The collection includes:
Vanilla Pumpkin Shower Gel (250ml) – Work this shower gel into a rich lather and smell a cosy, autumnal pumpkin fragrance, vanilla from Madagascar, and hints of tonka bean, hazelnut and maple syrup
Vanilla Pumpkin Body Butter (200ml) - Give dry skin some TLC this autumn with this product. Smooth on a generous dollop of the ultra-rich, non-greasy Body Butter. Take in that sweet, warm, baked pumpkin scent with hints of hazelnut caramel, maple syrup and almond milk. Made with vanilla extract from Madagascar and handcrafted Community Fair Trade shea butter, Community Fair Trade babassu oil and Community Fair Trade sesame seed oil, it leaves even the driest skin feeling softer, smoother and nourished with 24hr moisture.
Vanilla Pumpkin Hand Cream (30ml) - this limited-edition hand cream absorbs quickly to soften and help protect the hands. The light, non-greasy hand cream is enriched with Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana.
Boots – Give yourself a boost with Vitamin C products £10.00-£38.00
Vitamin C is an essential when transitioning your skincare routine from Summer to Autumn. Not only is vitamin-C important for your insides, but it does wonders for your skin too. For a brighter complexion and even skin tone, while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, vitamin C is the key ingredient.
Our Boots recommendations include:
La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C 10 Serum (30ml) - Pure Vitamin C 10 prevents and helps correct the appearance of aging, even for sensitive skin. Instantly skin feels softer, more hydrated, and glowing. Wrinkles and fine lines appear reduced, skin texture and tone look more uniform and even. Hyaluronic Acid effectively plumps the skin, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improving skin hydration and texture. Salicylic Acid exfoliates cells on surface / Facilitates the elimination of dead cells. Thermal spa water contains an exceptional mineral diversity to help restore skin’s barrier, soothe sensitivity and fend off pro-aging free radical attacks.
PIXI Vitamin-C Tonic (100ml) - Vitamin C has potent antioxidant power, promotes healthy collagen production and is known to boost skin luminosity. Probiotics help fortify skin’s barrier while willow bark & fruit extracts gently exfoliate. Great for all skin types.
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème (15ml) – This product instantly targets fine lines and wrinkles and reduces the look of dark circles, delivering age-defying results. Collagen-boosted, it firms and deeply hydrates even as it feels deliciously lightweight. Formulated with powerful vitamin C, it helps revive and illuminate the entire eye area over time. Inspired by the makeup artist must-have - “banana powder” - this subtly sunny crème contains special pigments to instantly brighten and colour-correct the eye area.