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Colleen Picks: Beauty Duos for autumn/winter

Essential beauty duos to see you through a cool blast

Photographed by Josh Olins, Vogue, 2018

Autumn is a season of transition, the days begin to get shorter and cooler and we find ourselves hanging on to the sun's warmth for as long as it shines. It's about this time when we think about making the seasonal switch to getting cosy in warm layers, soft fuzzy textures and accessories galore - maybe some Ugg boots or colourful socks and sneakers too.

When it comes to our skin, now is an ideal time to get started treating any concerns or damage that has cropped up during those summer days spent outdoors, while also levelling up the hydration to prepare our skin to be strong enough to withstand cooler, dryer winter months.

These are our top picks for beauty duos to treat common skin concerns that pop up in autumn.

Renew a lacklustre complexion

Noto's Resurface Scrub is a cool blast in itself. Formulated with walnut dust, its fine sandy texture and refreshing scent is outstanding and truly luxurious. Packed with Organic Aloe Leaf, Blood Orange and Alpha Hydroxy Acids for the cleanest, gentlest exfoliation for silky skin, all over.

Continuing the sensorial experience beyond the shower, follow up with Deep Serum and enjoy the feeling of the sun glistening on your skin even on the gloomiest day. Combining Grape Seed, Marula Seed, Rosehip, Sea Buckthorn, Grapefruit and Coffee Seed oils to brighten, tighten, and repair the skin's barrier. This really is the holy grail of face oils.

Reset and renew; bring together Maryse Enzyme-Refine Cleansing Balm and Manuka Leaf Exfoliating Polish to melt away makeup and deeply clean the skin to reveal a soft, smooth looking surface. Exfoliating helps your skincare products absorb deeper and do their job – which is top of mind in winter when we need that extra dose of hydration to replenish moisture.

Protect from the elements

Shield and smooth it all out; infused with powerful adaptogens like Reishi Mushroom + Ashwagandha, Grown Alchemist Anti-Pollution Primer is clinically proven to defend your skin against dehydration and strengthen your skin barrier. The lightweight formula evens out texture and blurs pores for flawless makeup application.

Watermelon and Vanilla lip balm is essential for when the temps drop. Infused with Shea Butter, Rosehip, Jojoba + Sweet Almond Oils for immediate long-lasting hydration. A boujee lip balm is so underrated, and this sweet treat is so well worth it.

Treat unwanted pigmentation

Probably the prettiest pair on the shelf, Foile wins in the cutest packaging category. Get to know the winter A-Team, specialising in hydrating, plumping and illuminating. Foile's Daily Jelly Moisturiser is formulated with Snow Mushroom & Sodium Hyaluronate for intense hydration & plumping and Seabuckthorn to help regenerate the skin. The fresh, lightweight formula is perfect for sensitive skin types.

Feed your skin with Deep Blue C Cream, a nourishing formulation loaded up with 3 types of Vitamin C and antioxidant-rich botanicals that will brighten, illuminate and help even pigmentation. ⁣

If you've had a blissful summer outdoors and want to keep that healthy glow alive while working on pigmentation and fine lines then this ingestible duo is for you.

Vida Glow Radiance is a once-daily vegan capsule that contains a blend of ingredients that work to brighten and illuminate the skin. Powered by key active SkinAx2™, Radiance diminishes and brightens melasma pigmentation, acne-induced dark spots, age and sun spots, and dark under-eye circles.

Boost your regimen with Natural Marine Collagen for a natural dewy, plump complexion. Activated to boost absorption and stimulate fresh collagen production. Clinically proven to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin firmness and enhance skin elasticity.

Dry skin saviours-body edition

Cleanse and soothe your skin with body wash and lotions during cooler months. Leif's Wild Rosella formula will hydrate your body when it's most thirsty and leave behind a subtle scent that lasts. Combining Damascan Rose and Alpine Pepper to add floral notes with a spicy edge.

Replace physical scrubbing with Tronque's Exfoliating Refining Serum, a chemical exfoliant that has all the goodness of a facial exfoliant but for the body. A silky blend of Glycolic acid, bakuchiol, niacinamide and pineapple enzymes will gently dissolve all your dead skin to reveal glowing, hydrated goodness. Use as a targeted treatment, a serum before moisturiser, or combine with Rich as Croesus Firming Butter for intense hydration.

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