Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. From the beautiful red and brown shades of the trees outside, to crisp, bright days, and cosy nights at home, it’s a season full of small pleasures.
The drop in temperature, however, can present a host of new challenges for the skin. Central heating and blustery winds can make the skin feel dry and sensitive and in need of extra protection and nourishment.
To help you maintain a healthy, beautiful complexion this autumn, I’ve selected my top five transitional products from the Omorovicza collection. Are any of these your favourites?
The Omorovicza Gold Flash Firming Serum is one of my favourite skincare products. The aim of this serum is to firm and prevent ageing, and the silky, oil-free formulation absorbs really nicely into the skin. It’s also formulated with a powerful anti-inflammatory colloidal gold which heals damage and strengthens the skin, as well as being packed with collagen-boosting vitamin C. Finally, watercress extract and zinc brighten and even out the skin tone, while sodium hyaluronate provides long-lasting hydration which is essential during the colder months. Apply it to clean, dry skin before layering over your usual moisturiser and broad-spectrum sun protection.
If your skin tends to get dehydrated and dull in the colder months, Omorovicza’s new Oxygen Booster is a fabulous way to bring back your glow. It accelerates and improves the oxygenation of the skin with a shot of liquid oxygen, while plumping and firming with hyaluronic acid. If you aren’t familiar with hyaluronic acid, make yourself acquainted as it’s a powerful skin-transforming ingredient that can make a real difference to your hydration levels. This is due to its capability of holding water up to 1000 times its own weight which makes it great for restoring moisture levels. I apply one or two drops of the Oxygen Booster to my usual serum or moisturiser when my skin is feeling a little lacklustre. Alternatively you can apply it to clean, dry skin before your serum.
You may find that as the weather gets colder, your usual moisturiser just doesn’t cut it. It’s at this point that I like to reach for Omorovicza’s Intensive Hydralifting Cream. Not only does it provide long-lasting hydration, but it also lifts and plumps the face. I like to see this cream as a corrective treatment too, as it features some pretty incredible results-driven ingredients. Arabian myrrh re-densifies and plumps the skin, and bifida ferment strengthens the skin’s immune system. Finally, vitamin C provides a defence against free radicals such as pollution. See it as a multi-vitamin for the complexion. I like to slather a generous amount to my face before bed, and a smaller amount in the morning.
I am an absolute advocate of broad-spectrum sun protection, but totally empathise with those who find many creams too greasy and heavy. The good news is that beauty brand’s such as Omoroviczca have got very clever in their formulations, which make products such as the SPF 20 Complexion Corrector a complete pleasure to apply. I love this product so much that and it’s so light you would never think of it as a sunscreen. If you don’t wear any UVA protection in winter, start right away. Why? UVA rays reach into the bottom layers of the skin, so are responsible for deep skin damage and accelerated ageing. This is why it’s important that you protect your skin from them all year round – even when it’s cloudy and grey. Trust me, your future face will thank you. This CC cream is extra special as it also does the job of a moisturiser and primer, as well as a sunscreen. Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C brighten the skin, and watercress leaf extract diminishes the appearance of imperfections. I apply it over my serum and moisturiser as it creates a smooth base for makeup. Equally, it also makes a bare face look really beautiful.
This post was originally written as a guest post for Omorovicza.com