Fall and winter skincare products with seasonal ingredients
By Carla Snuggs
As we head deeper into fall skincare concerns change. My eczema tends to flare up in fall and my skin starts gets super dry and flaky and needs extra care. You may still be correcting damage your skin experienced in the summer and preparing for winter. Thankfully there are seasonal fruits and ingredients like cranberries, apples and pumpkin that can help your skin get through the fall and winter with healthy, radiant skin.
Posh Beauty Blog sourced Ryan Zamo, CEO and creator of Z Skin Cosmetics, an affordable organic cosmetics company, to learn about these seasonal ingredients for fall and winter skin care treatments. Then, keep reading to learn about my favorite fall skincare products with seasonal ingredients.
Cranberry is amazing for skin, I use it in almost all of my products! Not only is it high in natural SPF, it also contains high amounts of antioxidants which help restore dead skin cells resulting in brighter, even, smoother skin. It's also amazing for oily skin, as it helps balance out the skins levels of oil production. As the fall brings cold dry weather, cranberry adds extremely needed rehydration to keep the skin looking bright and radiant, but it's a very light oil so it won't leave you feeling greasy!
Apples contain high amounts of vitamin c and contain malic acid, both of which are alpha hydroxy acids. These are the organic alternatives to the infamous chemical peels, working just as strong, without irritation or down time. They work by dissolving the "glue" that holds down dead skin cells, helping to dissolve them and reveal a brighter layer of skin. Applying some applesauce or ground apples onto your face for about 20 minutes, will result in the diminishing of dark scars, sun spots and fine lines.
Pumpkin contains high levels of vitamin A. Vitamin A is the main ingredient in Retinol creams, which helps restore the skins elasticity and strength, resulting in smoother skin and less wrinkles. Also a deeply nourishing oil, it will add the much needed moisture without leaving you oily. It's also another ingredient that helps with oily skin.
Clove/cinnamon is the most versatile of fall ingredients, they're truly remarkable. They will help absorb excess oil and sweat on the skin, and reduce pimple size and redness. Because they help move fluid with increased circulation, they are great for still joints and arthritis pains, also decreasing inflammation due to cold weather. They are also pain relievers, some small cultures around the world still use them as a local anesthetic, since they will numb the area (peppermint, cayenne, spearmint etc help in the same way).
Rosemary helps with oily skin and also helps heal acne. The oil is a natural preservative and astringent, it's high levels of acidic properties will help keep bacteria from thriving, as it lowers the skins ph level making it impossible for bacteria to live. Also aiding in evening out skin tone from scars/sun spots. It can also be used in a mixture for deodorant, as body odor forms from bacteria and it won't allow bacteria to thrive.
Coffee grinds are great for exfoliating in the morning. The small particles help gently remove dead skin cells, but also contain high levels of caffeine. Caffeine helps increase blood circulation, which reduces inflammation of the skin, since fluid gets trapped in the face and neck from laying vertical. It's antioxidant properties help restore skins elasticity and smooths fine lines, it's acidic properties help heal acne and most of all, it helps wake you up with its amazing smell.
WEN By Chaz Dean Fall Cleansing Conditioner in Ginger Pumpkin
WEN By Chaz Dean Fall Cleansing Conditioner in Ginger Pumpkin is perfect for those looking to simplify their hair care routine and have the appearance of healthier-looking, beautiful hair. This single product replaces shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, leave-in and detangler. With a great fall fragrance featuring fresh pumpkin and hints of spice, this is the perfect product to transition hair from summer to fall.
Skin Authority Ultra Rich Moisturizer
Skin Authority Ultra Rich Moisturizer is one of my faves is great for fall and spring because it contains cranberry seed oil. This moisturizer also has botanicals like Aloe, Mango, Bergamot, Shea butter, and Safflower which also helps to soothe winter irritation and calm puffiness so that skin appears soft, bright, and luminous. Contains no parabens, AHAs, dyes, added fragrances, or animal testing
June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque
June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque is a spicy, detoxifying masque, free of parabens and preservatives. It contains a powerful pumpkin enzyme to digest dead surface cells. As a result, cellular turnover is stimulated and skin's tone and texture is improved. The masque contains real pumpkin, which is naturally rich in essential fatty acids.
NeoCell Beauty Bursts and Beauty Infusion
This is one of my new favorite beauty from the inside out products for beautiful, radiant and youthful skin. NeoCell Beauty Bursts in Super Fruit Punch deliver high absorption beauty nutrients in delectable, gourmet soft chews. NeoCell Beauty Infusion Cranberry Cocktail is a delicious low calorie and low carb beauty drink mix that delivers NeoCell Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Biotin & ALA. They both contain Collagen Type 1&2 which helps strengthens skin, hair and nails. The products also contain Hyaluronic which provides the ultimate in skin hydration. I love both products. I love drinking Beauty Infusion in the morning and appreciate the Beauty Bursts when I’m on the go and forget to take my Beauty Infusion.
Behind the Sangria Appletini Facial Toner
Behind The Sangria's skin-balancing and pore minimizing Appletini Facial Toner with apple cider vinegar is a great seasonal beauty product. It balances your skin’s pH and tightens those pores! It's a must-have organic product that will treat skin and keep you glowing as temperatures drop.
Change Soap Restore Facial Serum
Change Soap's Restore Facial Serum has a High concentration of organic rosehip oil, known for its rejuvenating and anti-aging abilities and is good for treating seasonal and environmental skin issues. Restore also contains organic blue Moroccan chamomile essential oil, known to balance oily skin and reduce redness. This is one of Change Soap’s more popular products as the weather cools and winter approaches. It’s 100% organic and natural and vegan, Handmade in small batches and made in the USA!
Disclosure: Press samples were provided by the some brands/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review.
What are your favorite seasonal ingredients? Leave your comments below!