That said, my skin doesn’t love it quite so much – a few cold days and it dries out quicker than you can say ‘Pumpkin Spiced Latte’ and needs a bit of TLC. So I’ve picked out some of my essential skincare items for autumn, all of which cost £15 or less. As let’s face it, Christmas is coming and we all need to buy
Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover – this is such a good beauty staple if you wear a lot of eye makeup like me. It dissolves everything in seconds (even waterproof mascara) and won’t leave you with greasy, stingy eyes afterwards. £3.69ish
YesTo Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Soufflé moisturiser – first up, this stuff smells good enough to eat. It’s like shoving a Bounty on your face and I have to try quite hard not to taste it as I suspect it won’t be as yummy as it smells! The Coconut range from YesTo is all about dry skin and the Souffle Moisturiser is my top pick from the lineup. It’s got a lightly whipped texture to it, so lighter than a traditional cream, but is very rich and nourishing at the same time. It sinks in to the skin really quickly, so works well as a base undermakeup and even my dehydrated combination skin doesn’t get oily when I use it. YAY! £12.99
Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask – I love a good sheet mask, but some of them are really pricey! Garnier’s Moisture Bomb mask is great for dehydrated or dry skin as it rehydrates thirsty skin in a matter of minutes. The Day Cream from the Moisture Bomb range is also really great, but I love the mask for a more intense burst. It’s only £1.49, so a really affordable treat and one I’ll be using throughout the colder months.
Lavera 3 in 1 Face Wash, Scrub, Mask – what a great multi-use product! This mild cleanser contains very gentle particles that will give skin a good exfoliation at the same time as you cleanse. It uses salicylic acid to help prevent blemishes, plus organic mint for anti-bacterial properties. I’ve not used it much as a face mask as I prefer to use it every other day as a quick exfoliant and cleanser but I suspect it will be great as a weekly treatment for oilier skin types. The creamy texture means it’s not at all drying, and depending on your skin type, you can use more/less regularly as needed. £7.99
Argan+ Multi-Action Eye Cream – my eyes are always the first area to show any tiredness or bad habits, so a decent eye cream is always on my skincare shelf. I love Argan+'s – it’s light in texture and quickly absorbed, so doesn’t interfere when you apply makeup on top. I find it’s great for rehydrating the eye area and gets to work on any fine lines that might pop up (hello early 30s). If you suffer from puffy eyes, pop on some cotton pads soaked in cold water for a few minutes and then apply this one you’ve removed them. It works a treat, trust me! £12.99
Good Things Manuka Honey Radiance Face Mask – Manuka Honey is such a hero ingredient, but it’s normally really pricey, so I had to include this radiance boosting mask from Good Things! It uses Manuka Honey to help brighten and add more radiance to the skin, along with white clay to help remove any impurities. This is a great one to use once a week, but for an extra boost, you could always use this first and then bump up the moisture with the Garnier Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask. It’ll be like a mini facial from the comfort of your sofa… £5.99
What are your favourite autumn skincare products? Are you a fan of any of these?
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