OUR GUIDE TO CREATING THE PERFECT AUTUMN SKINCARE ROUTINE
The leaves are changing colour, the temperature is dropping, and pumpkin spice everything is starting to pop up in stores. That can only mean one thing: autumn is here! As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, it’s important to update your skincare routine to reflect the changes in season.
A question we get asked several times a week is ‘How do you combine Biologique Recherche, Auteur and Ayuna in a skincare routine’. This is why we’ve put together a guide on how to create the ultimate Autumn skincare routine using the brands you love for skin that has a healthy glow through the colder months.
We understand that it can be intimidating to find the perfect routine for you, especially when the Beauty industry has so many options to choose from, but the seasonal change is the perfect time to switch things up.
Read our Embassy of Beauty tips on transitioning your skincare from summer to autumn with our range of brands.
At the end of the summer, it’s likely your skin is still feeling the effects of the sun and the hot weather. We’ve spent a few too many hours sipping cocktails in the hot summer months and to counter these cutaneous changes we need a powerful combination of ingredients that will hydrate, nourish, and restore the skin.
When the skin dries out, it’s no longer capable of correctly fulfilling some of its most important functions. This can cause skin tightness, flaking and scaling, which can lead to feelings of discomfort, tightness, itching and burning. Moreover, the skin loses its elasticity and appears dull, and this is not the look we’re going for.
At the end of the summer, it’s likely your skin is still feeling the effects of the sun and the hot weather. We’ve spent a few too many hours sipping cocktails in the hot summer months and the sun exposure and warmer temperatures have left our skin dehydrated, burnt, and damaged.
To counter these cutaneous changes, we need a powerful combination of ingredients that will hydrate, nourish, and restore the skin. When the skin dries out, it’s no longer capable of correctly fulfilling some of its most important functions. This can cause skin tightness, peeling and scaling, which can lead to feelings of discomfort, tightness, itching and burning.
Moreover, the skin loses its elasticity and appears dull, and this is not the look we’re going for.
As the weather cools down, you may notice that your skin starts to feel dryer. This is because there is less moisture in the air, which can lead to dehydration. Cold weather can also cause skin inflammation and make existing skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis worse.
It’s important to use a gentle cleanser during the transitional autumn months that won’t strip away your skin’s natural oils. We love the Rich Soap by Ayuna which incorporates Borage Oil, a precious lipid that is high in gamma-linolenic acid which repairs, soothes and nourishes the skin. It’s great for those who have dry and sensitive skin.
For those looking to unclog pores caused by the summer heat, the Definitive Enzyme Cleanser by Auteur promotes the skin’s detoxification process, visibly brightens skin tone, and works on lightening and fading hyperpigmentation (which we all need after taking advantage of the long summer sun).
La Grande Crème
Exfoliating is important all year round (though very sparsely in the summer), but it’s crucial during the transitional autumn months when your skin is more prone to dryness and flakiness. Use a gentle exfoliator a few times a week to slough away dead skin cells and reveal brighter, more radiant skin.
There’s nothing quite like our cult classic P50 range and during this time of year it’s all about the Lotion P50V by Biologique Recherche. The lotion is a vitamin-enriched exfoliant that gently purifies, regulates sebum, moisturises, and rebalances the pH of the epidermis. It helps with strengthening the skin and removing dead skin cells and impurities for fresh-looking skin
Now is the time to start transitioning and incorporating the right ingredients like ceramides and peptides in your creams to prepare and strengthen your skin barrier for these cooler temperatures. The Definitive Restoration Cream by Auteur restores moisture and strengthens the skin. Amino acids, ceramides and AUTEUR’s Hyaluronic Complex restore hydration and improves skin density.
With Autumn beginning, now would be the perfect time to restart the skin especially for those with stubborn acne scars. Crème aux Acides de Fruits by Biologique Recherche’s formula will help clean out your pores. Loaded with powerful alpha hydroxy acids and cellular oligopeptides, the cream works to remove dead skin cells at the surface of the skin, tighten pores and resurface the upper layers of the skin while feeding your skin microbiome and boosting your barrier function
Definitive Hyaluron Activator Serum
Due to sun exposure in the summer, it's common to have a damaged skin barrier come the end of the summer and the beginning of autumn. Your skin barrier keeps your skin from getting damaged by environmental stressors like pollution, UV rays and bacteria. To support and repair your skin barrier, hydration is an essential step.
The Sérum Colostrum VG by Biologique Recherche delivers intense hydration. The treatment acts as a liquid cushion to help strengthen the skin barrier. Its core formula gives it incomparable nourishing properties, helping to reduce surface dryness and maintain deep hydration in the skin.
The Definitive Hyaluron Activator Serum by Auteur delivers intense hydration is a high-active, hydrating serum formulated with growth-factors, which improves skin density, firmness and elasticity while restoring hydration. Utilising a wide range of molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid, including water-hating ones to stick in the skin, it eliminates signs of surface dehydration and restoring suppleness.
The Cellular Oil by Ayuna is the perfect facial oil to lock in all the other layers of your skincare, for the ultimate glow even during the autumn months. The exquisite combination nourishes and rejuvenates the skin by stimulating the energy generation of its own cells. It is a powerful revitalising treatment that softens and brightens the skin.
The precious eye area is quite often forgotten by the end of the skincare routine, but they are equally as important as any other step. Sérum Oligo-Protéines Marines by Biologique Recherche promotes the skin’s vitality.
This reviving serum increasingly brightens and unifies the skin with its energising and revitalising properties. It works to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eye
Whether your goal is to protect or perfect your skin, antioxidants are the ultimate ingredients you need. From oxidative stress to free radicals and frequent sun exposure, our skin's natural repair process can get hindered, which can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, breakouts and many more skin concerns.
Antioxidants allow the skin to repair itself and correct visible damage. Ultimately, antioxidants work by preventing free radicals from causing oxidative stress. For a mask that does it all, Balm K by Ayuna is formulated with broccoli sprouts, a potassium rich superfood, which protects proteins against glycation, mitigates hyperpigmentation and refines texture.
We can’t discuss antioxidants without talking about the Sérum 3R by Biologique Recherche. It’s pumped with exfoliating acids and antioxidants which provide the skin with what it needs to renew itself and prevent and correct visible signs of ageing. It focuses on wrinkles, lack of firmness and loss of radiance.
Transitioning your skincare in-between seasons is all about preparing your skin and protecting it from contrasting weather conditions. This autumn, make sure you’re packing in the hydration and strengthening your skin barrier and exfoliating safely by incorporating nourishing ingredients into your routine.
By Andrew Yates
23RD SEPT 2022