Beauty Features

What we love: Facing Fall

Just as the change in seasons requires a different wardrobe, it also calls for different beauty products. In hot weather, less is more: lighter creams, scents and layers of makeup. Now, as we head toward the bluster of autumnal winds and cold snaps, our faces need fortification. Bring on the serums, followed by the dense creams. And if the warm weather had you skipping a step or two—omitting your eye cream and forgetting to give the lips a little love—it’s time to get back to your more thorough beauty routine. The following products are some of our favorites.


mara hoffman for sephora
Kaleidescape Lip Gloss Mini Makeup Bag
True, you have to start with great skin, but then you must add color to adorn the blank canvas. NYC designer Mara Hoffman partners with Sephora for the cutest little lipgloss set in versatile nude shades. They, and the coordinating ‘escapader’ bag, bear her colorful patterns.
Lip set, $28; Bag, $20; available at Sephora

dermelect cosmeceuticals
Outcrease Retinol Trifecta Serum
If you do nothing else, use a retinol serum to seal in moisture twice a day. This oil contains three forms of retinol, plus vitamin E to offer a light oil masque that makes the face feel and look baby soft.
$39, available at Soft Surroundings

verdura botanica
Earl Grey Soap and Black Olive Creme
A local brand, this offers aromatic botanical products derived from a family matriarch and based on Mexican pharmacology. Both soap and cream can be used for body and face, and are gentle and nourishing.
Soap, $8; Creme, $24; available at Rafael Adon, Clay & Cotton and The Smokehouse

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Anti-Aging Moisturizer and Anti-Aging Eye Treatment
A line developed by two women, one of them an M.D., these products are meant to reverse the signs of hormonal aging. A proprietary blend of plant-based phytoestrogens treats fine lines and sagging.
Moisturizer, $145; Eye Cream, $125; available at Soft Surroundings