Items you need this Autumn
Looking out the window today it’s safe to say that Autumn is well and truly upon us… in fact it officially begun a week ago today! Here at NC, we want to start the season right and delve into all things FMCG & Autumn!
Whilst there are lovers of this time of year, there are certainly many who dread the ‘winter blues’ and it can bring a lot of negativity as this time of year comes around. But it’s not all bad, there are plenty of things that get us here at New Chapter feeling very positive and excited for this cosy season, hopefully it might help you too!
Reasons to Love Autumn
There are many ways to get into Autumn but one of our favourites has got to be cosy candle lit evenings… the selection of scents out there can be overwhelming and unfortunately we cant buy them all, so here are our favourites to help you narrow it down:
The list of cold season essentials could go on, we have picked some of our top items to help with those chilly commutes, days out, errand runs and or even a lazy day on the sofa!
Here are our top picks:
Skincare & Vitamins
Autumn = the new academic year in the beauty world.
As the temperature drops and the dark nights draw in, the time has come to revisit your skincare routine.
“Changing weather conditions are one of the biggest external factors that can exacerbate dry skin, so it can benefit hugely from a reshuffle of your skincare cabinet,” Balance Me co-founders, Rebecca and Clare Hopkins.
So what should you be doing?
Tone it down on the acids and retinols
As the change in weather can cause your skin to become drier and more sensitive it’s important to tone down on these products which can be a little aggressive and cause irritability to our skin when in this condition. Try using more gentle doses of these products along with a moisturizer afterwards:
Drunk Elephant | A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream | Boots | £52.70
This gentle retinol is is only a 1% vegan formula mixed with natural, light and air sensitive ingredients.
Up the oils
Cranking up the heating, to cold fresh air and hot showers, the constant change of temperatures this time of year can really affect the balance of moisture our skin is producing this can often result in dry, flaky skin. If you don’t already, bringing an oil into your skincare routine will nourish and hydrate the skin – don’t be afraid of these if you have oily skin too (we know it can sound like your worst nightmare) but this can be caused through dehydration of the skin so an oil will be your saviour!
Pai Skincare | The Light Fantastic Oil | £44
‘A feather-light face oil to calm, smooth and strengthen stressed skin. The triple threat formula helps to reduce the signs of visible irritation and tension, while high-performance Ceramides build long-term resilience against future irritation’.
Worship the Vitamin C
Losing your summer glow is a sad time in the year and unfortunately, we lack the natural Vitamin C in winter needed to maintain this… thankfully there are lots of products on the market to help us! Using Vitamin C based products not only protects us from them nasty external aggressors, it helps us to stimulate collagen for better moisture retention whilst brightening the skin at the same time.
Omoravicza | Daily Vitamin C Serum | £99
‘This milky serum provides essential daily protection against environmental aggressors, whilst stimulating the production of collagen for a more youthful-looking complexion. Dull, lifeless skin is revived, and skin appears even and luminous.’