8 products to add to your autumn skincare routine

Summer has officially come to an end, which means temperatures are dropping, the sun is disappearing, and our skin is really feeling it. While you’ve probably already thought about transitioning your wardrobe into the new season, an updated skincare routine can often get overlooked. Now is the time to correct any damage done during the summer months and nourish your skin in preparation for winter - here’s our guide to doing it the right way.


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The cleanser


After a long day, it can be tempting to reach for a makeup wipe, but if your cleanser feels and smells amazing we can guarantee you'll actually look forward to using it. Switch to a balm cleanser in autumn as they melt away makeup and dirt while plumping and nourishing your skin. Clinique's Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is one of the best. 

Clinique, Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Balm £32


The exfoliator

La Prairie


Use a chemical exfoliant to remove stubborn dead skin cells - especially rife after summer - they're the culprits behind your dullness and uneven texture. This one by La Prairie comes in the form of a weekly peel. It contains AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) to get rid of build-up on the surface of your skin and BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) to get right down into your pores.

La Prairie Cellular 3-Minute Peel, £178.00


The night serum

La Prairie


If you don't apply a serum every day, now is the time to start. And Estée Lauder’s iconic Advanced Night Repair Serum is a must-have. Designed to sink into the skin, the serum is made with hydrating hyaluronic acid and peptides that help regulate the skin's natural circadian rhythm. The expert formula helps to make skin feel smoother, look plumper, and deliver a radiant glow.

Estée Lauder, Advanced Night Repair Serum, £70


The moisturiser


A good moisturiser is a no-brainer, particularly in the cooler months when we’re faced with harsh weather. It'll help to hydrate your skin, seal in your serum and create a protective barrier. And Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream is the best of the best. Enriched with Rosehip Oil, Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid, the famous formula wraps the skin in a nourishing blanket, leaving the skin looking youthful and luminous.

Charlotte Tilbury, Magic Cream , £52




A non-negotiable, sun-cream is the most important step in your skincare routine (yes, even in autumn and winter). And if you’re looking for an SPF that does it all, this is the one for you. Incredibly lightweight, it’s perfect for wearing under makeup, while it also comes with very high UVA protection, which also protects skin against daily urban aggressors like pollution, smoke and dust.  

Yves Saint Laurent, Airthin UV Defender SPF50, £40


The eye serum


Puffiness and dark circles can be an issue all year round, but as the dark mornings start to creep in, there's no better time to add an eye serum to your routine. The Clarins Double Eye Serum helps to nourish, smooth, and firm the skin under the eye. The serum contains wild chervil extract, the key to a more rested eye area, and it’s enriched with turmeric, a super ingredient renowned for its anti-ageing properties.  

Clarins, Double Eye Serum £58


The lip balm


Nothing ruins a good skin day like dry, cracked lips. The colder weather makes this highly likely so a great lip balm is a worthy investment. Nudestix’s Hydra-Peptide Lip Butter is specially formulated with avocado and shea butter which melt into the skin, softening lip texture and locking in moisture for all-day hydration.  

Nudesitx, Hydra Peptide Lip Butter, £16


The body cream


These days it's not uncommon to have a five-step skincare routine, but so many of us still neglect our body. An all-over, body care wonder, the Kiehls Crème de Corps is perfect for extremely dry or flaking skin that’s in need of some moisture. Enriched with the finest ingredients, including nourishing cocoa butter and hydrating squalene, it sinks into the skin leaving it soft and supple. 

Kiehls Creme de Corps, £28