BEST FOR AN INTENSIVE TREATMENT Dr. Barbara Sturm Deep Hydrating Mask
This mask is excellent for so many reasons; it creates a plump and smooth surface for flawless foundation application, it restores moisture after an intense few months of sun exposure and it calms after a bracing autumnal walk. Apply a thick layer to cleansed skin and allow it 10-15 minutes to do its thing and, because its main purpose is to boost hydration, it can used as frequently as three times a week.
BEST FOR A GENTLE CLEANSE Vanderohe No.1 Purifying Cleansing Oil
When your skin is in flux, swap out your usual cleanser for something more cosseting. With its safflower, lavender and sweet-almond oils, this luxurious cleanser removes dirt and every trace of makeup without stripping your skin or leaving it feeling tight and uncomfortable. Work two or three pumps into the palms of your hands and then massage into dry skin. Add a little water to loosen the oil and create a milkier texture before rinsing away.
BEST FOR BOOSTING MOISTURE LEVELS Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
While gel-textured moisturizers are great in the summer when your skin is naturally more hydrated, they can fall short when the weather becomes cooler and drier. This silky moisturizer has found itself a loyal following thanks to its fast-absorbing, lightweight formulation of argan, avocado and evening-primrose oil; the trio of ingredients will restore lost moisture quickly.
BEST FOR SUN-INDUCED HYPERPIGMENTATION Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel
If your skin is showing signs of sun-induced pigmentation, it’s time to introduce a peel into your skincare regimen. This two-step weekly treatment uses Alpha Beta acids and bromelain to nibble away at dead skin and reduce the appearance of pigmentation. Apply the peel to your skin, making sure to properly treat areas where pigmentation has collected, and allow it two minutes to work before neutralizing with the second step. Don’t be tempted to leave the peel on longer than recommended, and make sure to follow up with an SPF when you next head out.
BEST FOR STRENGTHENING YOUR SKIN’S DEFENSES Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster
Niacinamide is a brilliant but often-overlooked skincare ingredient that helps to strengthen your skin’s natural defense barrier, even out skin tone and moisturize – all things your skin will likely benefit from at the end of summer. Massage a couple of drops into your skin and down onto your neck and décolleté every morning and evening before applying your moisturizer.
BEST FOR AN EXTRA SHOT OF HYDRATION Irene Forte Hyaluronic Acid Vials - Age-Defying
The message for fall and winter is this: you can never have too much moisture. Introduce a vial of this hydration booster to your morning skincare routine to up the amount of moisture in your skin but, importantly, help your skin hold on to it in the drier weather. This set is a 12-day course and we suggest using it every month through until spring.