As the warm days of Summer become an all too distant memory, and the drier air literally draws the moisture out of our skin, it’s the perfect time to modify our beauty routine to accommodate the onset of Fall. Shorter days and cooler temperatures can impact our mood and skin in a less than positive way (dry, flaky elbows anyone?!), so keeping the vibe uplifted, and our skin extra-hydrated, can help ease the transition.
We love a good beauty ritual, incorporating natural products into a mindful practice, whether taking ten minutes to sit with a mask, gently massaging a serum into our skin, or breathing in the subtle scent of essential oils and essences.
Check out our list below of ten of our favourite Green Beauty Essentials For Fall, and ease into this season with some extra loving care.
We’re always interested in a brand that’s serious about saving the environment, and everything Unwrapped Life does is eco-friendly, from their package-less shampoos and conditioners, to their reusable straws, and these washable terry rounds. We keep a stack of these Reusable Organic Bamboo Rounds on hand for everything from cleansing to removing makeup, and simply toss them in the wash when our stash is getting low.
We’re picky when it comes to slathering our faces in insta-popular sheet masks, so top of our list are these Dry Sheet Masks from Bare Me Beauty. Nary a nasty chemical in site, these all-natural treatments are mess-free (no drips since they’re dry!), vegan, cruelty-free, and plant-based, and work effectively to repair and nourish our skin. Furthermore, we’re thrilled that they can be re-used up to 3x each.
This award winning Budapest skincare brand utilizes the healing properties of Hungary’s healing waters in all of its products; we’re particularly fond of their multi-purpose Acid-Fix Serum to prep skin for the cooler months. A couple of drops nightly (acid can cause skin sensitivity if exposed to sunlight, so make sure to apply sunscreen if using in the a.m), goes a long way towards reversing sun, pollution, and acne damage, while exfoliating, resurfacing, brightening, and plumping skin.
- Graydon Full Moon Serum Fullmoon-Serum.
Canadian Plant Powered skincare brand Graydon, is known for combining sustainably sourced superfoods and bioactive ingredients in her luxury skincare line. We love that the Full Moon Serum reduces the signs of aging and has incredible anti-pollution properties. Even better its infused with the healing gemstone malachite which is a rich source of copper, an element known to promote collagen production. So perfect for keeping skin soft and supple in the face of cooler weather!
We admire SIBU Sea Berry Therapy’s commitment to sustainable sourcing, fair trade, and philanthropy, not to mention the healing power of their key ingredient; Himalayan sea buckthorn oil. A sudden drop in temperatures often leaves us battling itchy dry skin, so this fast absorbing, therapeutic Moisturizing Body Cream is our Fall beauty secret weapon (did we mention it smells gorgeous too?!).
Earlier sunsets and greyer skies at this time of year can leave us feeling a little droopy, so an aromatic pick-me-up like this Rose & Palo Calming Mist is precisely the ticket to lifting our spirits and contributing to a naturally happy glow. The rose floral water and witch hazel make for a soothing skin toner, and we love the Canadian brand’s ethos of creating handmade products from plant based ingredients to inspire intentional, inclusive, and natural beauty.
We all know that beauty comes from within, so we’re thrilled with this natural Antioxidant Booster (certified organic and vegan, as well a synthetics, fillers, and soy and gluten free!), from botanical supplement brand Well Told Health, to keep our bodies healthy, and our skin as clear as possible. We greatly appreciate the brand’s transparency, scientific approach, and their eco-conscious ethos; all their packaging is made from recycled paper, and even their bottles and caps are recyclable.
We’re fans of NIU BODY’s commitment to natural beauty at affordable prices, and we think their Soothe Pink Clay Mask is the perfect way to fight the Fall beauty blahs. Who wouldn’t want to add hint of pink to their beauty routine, particularly when this soothing shade comes from French Pink Clay and works wonderfully to improve skin’s texture and remove impurities.
We couldn’t agree more with Body Blitz’s philosophy of beauty coming from a combination of skin, body, and environmental health, and while we can’t control the latter (unless we’re lucky enough to visit the brand’s healing waters!), this Phytoplankton High Potency Serum definitely feeds the former. Don’t be put off by the strong ocean scent, this high potency formula is chock full of phytoplankton extract, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to keep your skin healthy all season long.
Well, it’s the time of year when our bronzed summer skin has begun to fade, so thank goodness for this non-toxic, natural and organic tanning brand Vita Liberata, and their Ten Minute Tan. A no mess, rapid tan formula, this beauty allows you to shower just ten minutes after application, and uses Advanced Organic Technology to plump and condition, hydrate, smooth, and of course deliver a glowing golden tan. No wonder celebs and spas all over the world are fans!