It's the first "Fall Friday"... Is your skin ready?
If you’re a big online shopper (or online shopping email subscriber), you’ve probably noticed that your inbox is bursting with all things fall. With the summer sales behind us, the steady stream of flowy dresses and barely-there tops have been replaced with chunky sweaters, lots of leather and (gasp!) coats—practically overnight. If you have a beauty bent, you’ve probably noticed that sunscreens, body oils and light washes of color have made way for new matte lipsticks, fuller-coverage foundations and, of course, richer moisturizers. My point here is that the change of seasons is often driven more by the calendar than the actual weather (especially when you live in Florida), as I unearthed my Chanel Vamp nail polish for my first official “fall” pedicure today.
It is a fact that the cooler temperatures and drier air associated with fall have an impact on your skin—and you should re-evaluate your skincare routine as you’re revisiting the contents of your closet. There are plenty of new high-performance moisturizers to sample (and many more on the way), but the latest from Clinique is worthy of a gander.
Designed more for the injectable-candidate set than the brand’s iconic 3-Step “starter skincare” regimen demographic, the Smart Clinical MD Multi-Dimensional Age Transformer Duo serves up two formulas in one jar for plumping, firming, smoothing, lifting and more (sans needles). With peptides, hyaluronic acid, amino acids and a slew of other ingredients that work together to improve fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, slack skin and diminished facial contours, this two-step treatment approach has all the major signs of aging covered. (P.S. You can also buy these formulas individually if you find you need one more than the other.)
The “Resculpt” gel-cream provides a tightening sensation that works wonders on the neck and jawline, and the “Revolumizing” cream restores plump, supple skin to smooth crinkles and crevices. When used together, this one jar provides comprehensive anti-aging action that will help you love the skin you’re in the fall—and possibly have you passing over the turtlenecks and heavy foundation despite the flurry of fall fashion and beauty emails.