The Only 6 Things You Need In Your Bathroom This Month
I know spring is the season most closely associated with "spring cleaning" (for obvious reasons), but autumn is as good a time as any to Kondo your beauty kit. As we leave summer behind for what promises to be a relatively cold and windy winter, it makes sense that what our skin needs to stay healthy and supple will start to change. (If it hasn't already.) Personally, I like to use this transeasonal skincare shakeup time as an opportunity to fine-tune my product selection, placing a particular focus on multitasking items. I hate being chilly (more than umbrella-soaked seats on the bus), so anything that can deliver beauty benefits as well as save me precious in-bed time works, thanksverymuch. Ahead you'll find the six autumn skincare essentials I can't get enough of right now, aka a hit list of the only things you need in your bathroom caddy this month.
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Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum ($270)
A nourishing oil-based serum can take the place of both your treatment product and night cream. This one is made from 22+ active ingredients (like wrinkle-fighting antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients) that help minimise the signs of ageing, and even out tone.
Kate Somerville Dry Skin Saver ($70)
This powerful moisturiser can be used on face, lips and body, making it an essential all-purpose hydrator for anyone with parched skin. Made with vitamin E and humectants (which bind moisture to the skin) like glycerin and oat kernel flour, it's like a giant drink of water for your face.
Pommade Divine Nature's Remedy Balm ($40)
Multi-purpose beauty balms are a beautiful thing. You can use them to heal everything from cracked heels, insect bites and minor burns to dry patches and chapped lips. This one is naturally antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, and smells just like Christmas spice. Sienna Miller is a fan.
This product launches May 1st.
OIL-BASED BODY SCRUB
Venustus Lemon Organic Body Polish ($59)
Don't fight me on this—there is nothing better than this organic oil-based body scrub. A few scoops massaged into tired limbs at the end of the day leaves them soft and silky, without the need for lotion afterwards. The lemon scent is uplifting too, just the thing for gloomy autumn nights.