Some love fall for the influx of pumpkin muffins, apple-scented candles and leaf-motif throw pillows. For beauty lovers, though, it’s time to indulge in our favorite pastime—cosmetics and skincare—while also embracing a bumper crop of earthy and spicy scents (most available through designer boutiques or major retailers). Here’s a roundup of fall-loving choices that capture the season beautifully.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask: To even out skin tone, smooth fine lines/ wrinkles, and clarify skin, exfoliate, peel, and polish with pumpkin enzymes, alpha hydroxy acid, and aluminum oxide. ($58, peterthomasroth.com)
June Jacobs: Love the seasonal ingredients in Cranberry Pomegranate Moisture Mask ($60), cranberry, shea butter, sunflower seed oil, tea, grade seed, pomegranate and more; and Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Polish ($60), infused with a pumpkin enzyme, crushed bamboo and jojoba micro beads. Also, support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Rapid Repair Healing Cream. Jacobs suffered radiation dermatitis during her own cancer treatment, so she developed a therapeutic cream to soothe, protect, even texture, and moisturize. During October, 25% of the net proceeds from every product go to The Anne Moore Breast Cancer Research Fund. ($60, junejacobs.com)
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Metamorph’Oil: Oompf the performance of your shampoo and conditioner with this pre-clense treatment that is infused with six precious oils: coriander, coco, rice, argan, cranberry and grape seed oils. Smells like fallish, right? Plus, your straw hair goes silky and shiny. ($44 kerastase-usa.com and Kérastase salons)
Caudalie Resveratrol LIFT Collection: Fall wind can be drying to your skin, so this new line from Caudalie hydrates while also increasing the activity of genes that produce collagen and elastin. The line includes Resveratrol LIFT Firming Serum($82), Resveratrol LIFT Eye Lifting Balm ($62), Resveratrol LIFT Face Lifting Moisturizer SPF 20 ($66), and Resveratrol LIFT Night Infusion Cream ($76) (Find it at us.caudalie.com, sephora.com and Caudalie boutiques.)
Avalon Organics® Rosemary Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner: The shampoo is enriched with volumizing wheat protein, vitamin E, chamomile, copaiba and rosemary extracts; the conditioner adds guar and calendula for volume ($10.50 each, at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and avalonorganics.com).