Beauty, Our Top 5

Our top 5 autumn skincare products to combat dull, dry skin before it starts

Mar 4, 2019, Author: Candice May

A drop in the temperature and the disappearance of the last bottles of rosé aren’t the only telltale signs that autumn is on its way, Hello Joburgers. Enduring dull, tight skin with flakey patches and chapped pouts simply isn’t an option for starting off the new season! Fortunately, we’ve picked out some skincare must-haves are rich in ingredients that protect from the elements and repair from within. These are our top 5 skincare products to combat dull, dry skin before it starts, from lightweight lotions to lush barrier balms. 


L’Occitane en Provence Aqua Réotier Water Gel Cleanser 

Part of the recently launched Aqua Réotier range, this gentle foaming cleanser with calcium-rich Réotier water offers a different method of ingredient delivery to traditional gel cleansers. The alchemic, melt-into-your-skin formula glides under your fingertips and turns into a supple, delicate lather to deliver a clearer, smoother, healthier complexion. It’s perfectly designed for a modern lifestyle: simple, effective and easily transportable for life on the go. R345 from L’Occitane en Provence stores.

NUXE Crème Prodigieuse Boost Energising Priming Concentrate 

This new and innovative, refreshing booster serum for the first wrinkles has a CTRL+Z effect, reducing the already visible signs of premature ageing. The ultra-light texture suits all skin types, keeping them fresh, revitalised and luminous even when the life pacing accelerates and stress kicks in. It’s easy to use – you simply dot it on your face and neck under your usual moisturiser – and has a delightful fragrance of orange tree blossom, magnolia, vanilla, jasmine, litchi and white wood. R425 from available from Woolworths stores.


Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream 

Lower humidity levels, extreme cold, varying indoor and outdoor temperatures call for a medium-weight moisturiser to balance combination or dry skin. This deep-moisturising face cream provides some extra TLC with nourishing lecithin and aloe gel as well as soothing and hydrating extracts of mallow, cucumber and Arnica, which helps to restore suppleness and tone. As a bonus, it smooths fine lines, promotes elasticity, shields against dehydration and pollution, and packs antioxidants that help fight skin-ageing free radicals. R1179 from Dermalogica stores. 

Lulu & Marula Refreshing Tonic Mist 

More than a toner but not quite a serum, all skin types will love this energising tonic mist made with a soothing blend of rose and geranium waters, cucumber and aloe vera, and brightening gingko biloba and grape seed extracts. It also contains white willow bark, which contains salicylic acid to gently remove dead skin cells and helps fight off blemishes and dark marks. You can use it whenever you want to give your skin an instant boost of radiance and antioxidants – after cleansing or throughout the day. R300 from Lulu & Marula online. 


NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil 

There’s a reason this iconic NUXE product has been a French bestseller for several years. You can use this hydrating dry oil made with Tsubaki, borage, almond, Camelia, hazelnut, organ and macadamia oils to deeply nourish and hydrate your face, body and hair. It’s also fabulous for protecting from premature ageing, preventing stretch marks, calming the skin after getting a sunburn and soothing psoriatic crisis. The dry oil texture allows it to be easily applied without leaving a greasy feeling on the skin as it’s rapidly absorbed. R330 from Woolworths stores.  

We’d love to hear about your favourite skincare products for making the transition from summer to autumn more manageable. Share them with us in the comments below! 

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