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Today, as we head into autumn and some of us have spent a lot of time in the sun and sea; I wanted to share some of the hero products I'm using at the moment to get my skin into ‘recovery’ mode!
Barrier strength is incredibly important after the inevitable sun exposure you'll have had during the summer months, regardless of how much sunscreen you've been slapping on! One of my go-to products post-holiday has been the Apothaka Barrier Support Serum | £19.50. This serum is formulated with ceramides, hyaluronic acid and also niacinamide, which helps promote healthy skin and calms inflammation. This formula is plumping, hydrating and soothing with a finish that doesn't feel sticky or tacky after application. It's also free from essential oils and fragrance! I also recently got my hands on the Krave Beauty Great Barrier Relief Serum | £34.99. It's pretty new to me but I had a flare-up a couple of weeks ago that left my skin sore and sensitive, and this helped tremendously, so I thought it was worth a (somewhat premature) mention! It's moisturising (with safflower oil and rosehip) and also contains ingredients to help repair and strengthen the skin barrier, like ceramides, tamanu oil and squalane. I also have an eye care product from a brand I'm delving into for the first time: the Curel Moisture Eye Zone Essence* | £22.50. This brand is designed for dry and sensitive skin, so I'm sure you'll be seeing more of their products throughout the autumn and winter as I work through the products I was sent. This is a lightweight gel-textured eye treatment that's easily absorbed by my skin without feeling heavy or leaving behind an excess. At the same time, it's packed full of moisturising lipids to replenish the skin in this delicate area (plus, it's fragrance-free).
Finally, I have a moisturiser and an oil to talk about. Regulars will be glad to hear I've used something other than the Kate Somerville cream recently! I'm really enjoying the Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream | £49 | full review coming soon. This is a simple but effective moisturiser with a lovely texture that's not overly rich or heavy. Alongside the titular ingredients, it contains hyaluronic acid and moisturising shea butter. It softens and plumps my skin, leaves it looking fresh and healthy and does the replenishing work I need from my skincare after summer. I also love the Sunday Riley Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil | £27 | full review. This is so nourishing on dry skin but not at all greasy. It's formulated with omegas, amino acids and plant oils to really replenish what's missing in lacklustre, dry and damaged skin.
Do you find your skin suffers as the seasons change? What are your favourite products for combatting this?