Autumn is a season of In-Between. It is a time of liminality when the world is in transition. Autumnal skin reflects that. If summer is day and winter is night then spring is dawn and autumn is dusk. These transitional seasons are often when our bodies need the most support so they can adjust and thrive in the more extreme periods of winter and summer.
Through the liminal seasons of autumn and spring, it’s good to keep things simple and focus on deep nourishment. Autumn skin thrives with the support of light layers of richer oils and harmonizing HydroSouls as it prepares for the transition to the intensity of winter.
Oil is our greatest ally in this season. In Sanskrit the word for oil — sneha — also means love. It’s no wonder the ancient medical system of Ayurveda uses oil for everything from nourishing and delivering nutrients to detoxifying, grounding and calming. Why? Because love heals. And using oils on the skin provides unparalleled comfort and nourishment. Think of it as a warm hug from someone who loves you unconditionally.
Autumn skin might be dealing with the aftermath of excessive sun exposure, increasing dryness and dehydration, and maybe even some sudden sensitivity or unexpected and even seemingly erratic fluctuations — be it a hormonal breakout or rosacea flare-up.
We have created a simple, nourishing, oil-centric seasonal skin ritual to give your skin the support it needs to thrive during these transitory and darkening days, with comfort, tranquility and radiance.
In this special seasonal skin care box, we've compiled some of our very favorite products to help your skin thrive during this complex season.
Nourishing Cleansing Oil: Cleanse. Refresh. Purify. Prepare. A silky oil cleanser to purify deeply, remove makeup and soften skin
Rose Geranium HydroSoul:. Hydrate. Tone. Balance. Soothe. A hydrating dermal adaptogen that helps the skin find harmony as it transitions through the seasons.
Pomegranate Repair Serum: Nourish. Moisturize. A botanical feast of EFAs, phytonutrients, and antioxidants. Rich moisture for your post-summer, sun-kissed skin.
Wild Carrot Nourishing Eye Balm: Seal. A soothing and protective layer to lock in hydration and moisture while comforting dry and finicky skin.
Vetiver Hinoki Body Oil: Anoint. Cocoon. Comfort. A grounding and centering body serum to moisturize, soften and perfume.
Nourishing Cleansing Oil:
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Seed Oil*, Avocado (Persea americana) Seed Oil*, Baobab (Adansonia digitata) Seed Oil*, Castor (Ricinus communis) Oil*, Olive (Olea europaea) Oil*, Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Seed Oil*, Grape (Vitis vinifera) Seed Oil*, Nettle (Urtica dioica) Leaf Extract*, Olive (Olea europaea) Leaf Extract*
Rose Geranium HydroSoul:
Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) hydrosol *
Pomegranate Repair Serum:
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Seed Oil*, Rosehip Seed (Rosa canina) Fruit Oil*, Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Seed Oil*, Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Fruit Oil*, Vitamin E (Tocopherol).
Wild Carrot Nourishing Eye Balm
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Seed Oil*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Oil*, Castor (Ricinus communis) Oil*, Immortelle (Helichrysum italicum) infused Olive (Olea europaea) Oil*, Avocado (Persea gratissima) Oil*, Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) Butter*, Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) Butter*, Rosehip Seed (Rosa canina) Fruit Oil*, Immortelle (Helichrysum italicum) Flower Oil*, Carrot (Daucus carota) Seed Essential Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).
Vetiver Hinoki Body Oil
Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Oil*, Marula (Sclerocarya birrea) Oil, Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Oil*, Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtuse obtusa) Oil*, Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) Oil*, Orange (Citrus sinensis) Oil*
In the mornings cleanse skin simply by misting the face with HydroSoul, and gently removing with a clean, dry washcloth.
In the evenings, cleanse with Nourishing Cleansing Oil massaging a quarter-sized amount of oil into dry skin, focusing on areas of trouble, dryness or congestion. Remove thoroughly with a warm, damp washcloth.
Hydrate.Moisturize.Nourish. AM + PM.
To create a base of intense moisture and hydration begin by misting your face with an ample saturation of Rose Geranium HydroSoul. In the palm of your hand add one to three pumps of Pomegranate Repair Serum. To that add a few more sprays of HydroSoul. Blend the two together, then gently and slowly press the warmed emulsion into skin. Mist face with a few more sprays of HydroSoul and press in again.
While skin is still dewy and plump from your thorough moisture and hydration infusion, gently glide Wild Carrot Nourishing Eye Balm across skin, starting at your chin and jaw, working up until you’ve covered the entirety of your face. Blend in with fingers, working down into the neck. This final layer seals in the beautiful hydration you created, and prevents transepidermal water loss.
Body Oiling + Self Massage. AM or PM.
While this can be practiced daily, it should at least be practiced weekly for best results. Place your bottle of Vetiver Hinoki Body Oil in a vessel filled with warm to hot water (not boiling) and warm it for few minutes. When it's reached your desired temperature, pump the oil into your palms, and slowly work it all over your body, starting with your scalp and making your way down, all the way to your toes. Use a slow, serene, loving touch, and don't leave any place un-treasured or un-oiled. Also use Vetiver Hinoki to moisturize your body right after a shower or bath, while skin is still damp, to keep skin soft, supple and moisturized.