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Autumn is well and truly here. We cannot ignore it anymore. I can always tell a difference in seasons and temperatures by my skin. Whether it’s my body or my face, it always tends to need a bit more moisture in autumn. It’s only since this past year that I started focusing on really hydration every inch of my skin to keep it moisturised and to keep breakouts and inflammations at bay. I have quite oily skin and moisturising always seemed to scare me. However, I have come to learn that moisturising with the right sort of products does have a good effect on your skin. In today’s post I wanted to share some of my favourite products that are keeping my skin moisturised and soft this autumn.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Serum

I have not been quiet about my love for niacinamide in the past couple of months. Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a really great product for skin to help with inflammations and to reduce acne scars. Niacinamide is also great to help reduce sebum production and to minimise the appearance of pores. I use about 4 to 5 drops of niacinamide on my face every morning and evening and notice that the niacinamide is really having a great effect on the red and brown spots that can be left behind after acne scars.

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

Another great vitamin to add to your list for skincare is Vitamin A, also known as retinol or retinoid. Retinoids are known to have positive effects on aged skin, contribute to a reduction fine lines and wrinkles. Not only does this product help with it’s anti-aging properties, it can also help hyperpigmentation and acne. This basically all sounds right up my street, which is why I have been using this product since I came back from my holiday in Spain. It’s only been a month since I have used it, but I have not had any sort of reaction since starting this so far. I like the instant result I get from this too as it leaves my skin feeling soft.

Vichy Mineral 89 Fortifying and Plumping Daily Booster

I love me some hyaluronic acid as my skin is permanently dehydrated. This hyaluronic serum is a decent one and its price is really not something that would break the bank. I mostly love this product because of its texture; it feels super lovely and lightweight and doesn’t feel tacky whatsoever. It could also be because of the glycerin I really love the texture of it. I like to put this serum on after my Niacinamide and before the Granactive Retinoid so all products hopefully really do their work.


These past few months I have been attacked by mosquitos and it left quite a lot of hyperpigmentation behind on my body. That plus an ugly scar from having to remove something off my leg and some stretch marks from gaining some weight earlier this year when I was super stressed and overwhelmed all led me back to using bio oil. I have used it since May now and I definitely feel like my stretch marks are slowly fading and the scar on my leg is slowly being less visible. I am not sure whether the bio oil is working on the hyperpigmentation though as the spots are still left behind. I love how moisturising this feels to put on before I go to bed though, so it’s more of a product and texture love than being able to confirm that it’s really reducing hyperpigmentation and fading stretch marks and scars.

L’Occitane Almond shower gel

My final product that I absolutely love to use during the autumn is the L’Occitane Almond shower gel. I already mentioned this product in my Five Favourites post from earlier this month, but I felt like I had to incorporate it in my autumn beauty edit too as I just absolutely love it and cannot stop using it. The skin on my body is still a bit dry from Spain, but it’s also starting to get dry from the central heating at home. Not only do I absolutely love how this product leaves my skin feeling moisturised, I also really love the scent of this. I am not a morning person, especially not during autumn and winter. I always struggle getting up in the morning during the darker months. This shower gel is basically getting me through my moody mornings by its lovely scent.

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