Seasons changing: The skincare to try in September

Get ready for a lot of skincare posts.

Okay, so when I was away in Montreal I got a lot of packages and the majority of them were skincare. Since I only have one face, it’ll take me a while to get through a lot of it, but I’m really excited to try it all and share these products with you.

Since the weather is getting chillier, it’s time to start thinking about switching up your skincare routine for more heavy-duty products to ensure your face looks glowy and nourished in the months ahead.

So if you’re on the hunt for some new all-stars, keep reading…

Cerave Cleaners

CeraVe Hydrating Cleaner and Foaming Facial Cleanser

Okay, so first off, everyone and their mom raves about CeraVe products.  I’ve seen these cleansers all over social media and although the packaging is very pharmaceutical and it’s a drugstore line, I wouldn’t pass on these (if you can find them, they are often sold out!).

The brand was developed in 2005 after CeraVe’s dermatologists developed a line of skincare products that are enriched with a blend of three essential ceramides (1, 3 and 6-II), as well as fatty acids, and other lipids which help to repair and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier.

The Foaming Facial Cleanser (C$17.99) is targeted for normal to oily skin and is designed to remove excess oil, dirt, and makeup. It’s a gentle cleanser that won’t over-strip the skin, leave it feeling tight or dry. In addition to ceramides, it also includes hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to restore the skin’s barrier, retain hydration and soothe the skin.

The formula of this cleanser is gel-based that foams up nicely to cleanse the skin, prepping it for the rest of your skincare routine.

If you have normal to dry skin, then try CeraVe’s Hydrating Facial Cleanser (C$16.99), which cleanses the skin and refreshes it without over-stripping it or leaving it feeling tight or dry. This cleanser also contains three essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid to help restore the skin’s barrier and retain hydration. It also has the brand’s time-release MVE Delivery Technology for all-day hydration.

Garnier Skin Active Eye Sheet Mask Moisture Bomb

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Eye Sheet Mask

I love the Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Masks (C$2.98 each), so when I got their new Moisture Bomb Eye Sheet Masks, I couldn’t wait to try them out.

These sheet masks are a cooling, hydrating sheet eye mask that has hyaluronic acid serum and other ingredients to help reduce the look of eye bags and brighten the eye area.

Garnier sent me their two “flavours”, coconut water + hyaluronic acid and orange juice + hyaluronic acid, which are both designed to target different concerns.

The orange juice one is designed to reduce eye bags and dark circles.  The hyaluronic acid hydrates the eye area, and the orange juice, which has Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and minerals, helps to tame puffiness.

The coconut water flavour is designed to reduce eye puffiness and visibly smooth lines. Apply this to the eye area for a boost of hydration and freshness. The coconut water helps to smooth lines and plump up the under eye.

Both of these masks have an instant cooling effect with a -4 degree Celsius temperature decrease on the skin after 15 minutes. For an extra special treat, pop these in a fridge for a more cooling effect.

Fresh Beauty Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash and Rose Floral Toner

Fresh Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash and Rose Floral Toner

I love the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser a lot, so when I saw they released a limited-edition Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash (C$42) I couldn’t wait to try it.

This cleanser contains a blend of white sugar crystals to help exfoliate skin, as well as strawberry and black currant fruit extracts to maintain a healthy-looking complexion. This cleanser is a real treat since it smells amazing and since the exfoliating part is made of sugar, it’s very gentle and melts into the skin.

This cleanser is ideal for all types of skin and is targeted for oiliness, dryness, dullness, and uneven texture.  It will help to remove impurities and excess oil without drying the skin. It also refines the look of pores for smooth skin.

I really like this cleanser since it exfoliates the skin without any harsh ingredients, plus the strawberry makes it super pleasant to apply (you’ll almost want to eat it).

Pair the cleanser with their Rose Floral Toner (C$53), which is an alcohol-free toner and setting spray that delivers hydration, prepping your skin for the rest of your skincare routine.

This toner is made with pure rosewater and is suitable for all skin types to help calm skin and target dryness, dullness, and uneven texture.  Spray this on after your cleanser, after your moisturizer, or even over makeup to help set it.  Need a mid-day pick me up? Yeah, you can use it for that too.

You can either use this toner as a spray or apply it to a cotton round and apply directly on the face. It’s a nice refreshing treat to have in your collection.

I’ll be chatting more skincare in the coming days, but in the meantime these are all prime products to keep in mind when looking for new items for the chillier months.

What’s on your skincare hit list for September?

Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.

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