As we collectively adjust to the end of summer, our personal lives seem to pick up momentum with the natural change in seasons. We feel the humidity cling on to us less as the days start to become breezier. When we produce less oil and sweat, our skin becomes more prone to dryness. What can we do to help our skin adapt? Fear not, we have compiled a list of fall essentials to adjust and elevate your skincare experience.
The first product to start off our curated list of fall essentials is the Banila Co. Clean It Zero Vita-Pumpkin Cleansing Balm. Not only is pumpkin very on theme for fall, the ingredient itself is loaded with benefits. Pumpkin contains Beta-carotene that can prevent skin from drying and boosts collagen production. Vitamin C is also present to increase skin immunity and serves as a solid antioxidant. In cleansing balm form, the pumpkin extracts melt away stubborn makeup and deeply cleanses your skin by removing dirt and grime built-up from the day. The Banila Co. Clean It Zero Balms are known for their sherbert-like texture that transforms quickly into an oil, providing rich moisture for skin support. With the seasonal change, this cleansing balm is a must-have to retain supple skin.
[Dear, Klairs] Supple Preparation Facial Toner
Klairs’ Supple Preparation Facial Toner is a K-Beauty staple that immensely benefits your skin during the seasonal change. The key ingredient in this toner is phyto-oligo, also known as aloe barbadensis leaf extract, which serves as a moisturizing agent. Phyto-oligo is rich in amino acids which aids in softening the skin and preventing future dryness. The addition of Centella Asiatica helps to add an extra soothing effect on skin. In an almost serum like texture, a layer or two will be enough to quench any dryness that the colder weather may bring. After application, you can feel an almost instantaneous plump in your skin. The toner comes in two versions: the original Supple Preparation toner released and the unscented version. The key difference is that the unscented toner is essential oil free, so those with aversions to essential oils and fragrance can also enjoy the benefits.
[Dr. Ceuracle] Vegan Kombucha Tea Essence
To take an even further step in protecting your skin from dryness, the Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Essence is another product to look out for. As a biphase essence, the product’s bottom layer contains the nutrient-filled watery tea complex and the top layer contains the moisture-packed cream. Once shaken, the essence transforms into a milky texture similar to that of the Laneige Cream Skin Refiner. The key ingredients for this essence are fermented black tea and camellia sinensis leaf water, also known as green tea. Both are great hydrators and even greater antioxidants in protecting your skin from free radicals. The merits of this essence makes it a holy grail product to maintain your summer glow through all seasons, rain or shine.
[PURITO] Plainet Squalane Oil 100
The Purito Plainet Squalane Oil 100, and squalane as a general ingredient, is a worthy addition to anyone's skincare routine in preparation for the fall. Squalane is naturally produced in our skin and helps maintain skin elasticity but depletes in production as we age. It serves as a multifunctional ingredient that helps target various skin concerns including fine lines, dryness, and helps with cell turnover. Purito’s Plainet Squalane Oil derives from sugarcanes. Its lightweight texture facilitates the absorption into your skin layers without any stickiness or heaviness. The finish feels satin-like and adds a final zest of bounciness to your skin before moisturizer, a perfect add-on to retain a youthful appearance. Another option is the Timeless Squalane 100% Pure Oil!
[ETUDE HOUSE] SoonJung 5-Panthensoside Cica Balm
You may have heard of the Etude House Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream as it is a beloved item at oo35mm. Many of our customers come in search of this cream because it is a favorite amongst those experiencing dryness and skin barrier concerns. But the Soon Jung 5-Panthensoside Cica Balm is also well deserving of fame. With a balmy texture true to its name, this moisturizer feels like a thick emollient veil around your skin. Panthensoside–a combination of panthenol and madecassoside–strengthens skin barrier and heals dry, damaged skin. There are also ample amounts of squalane and camellia sinensis leaf extracts to aid in hydrating. As you spread the Soon Jung 5-Panthensoside Cica Balm on your face, you can visibly see your skin embracing the nourishing effects that follow.
Lastly, sun protection is a must. If your current sunscreen has been working well with you, there is no need to switch up for fall. However, Nivea Sun Super Water Gel is a classic and a staff pick that should be added to your list of sunscreens to try. The Nivea Water Gel is fragrance free and has a lightweight liquidy texture that blends seamlessly into your skin without leaving a white cast. Even with all the hydrating products incorporated for fall, this sunscreen will give you that broad spectrum protection without pilling. Practicing suncare all year round–even on cloudy days–is the core to the health of your skin.
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- [Special Chem] Phyto Oligo Technical Datasheet Supplied by Dermalab