As the days shorten and the scent of pumpkin spice lattes waft through the air, we wave goodbye to summer and welcome fall. Though here at the Inside Weddings office our staff is looking forward to cozy sweater weather, we understand that the dry climate can wreak havoc on your skin. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! Our editors’ beauty product picks will have you glowing for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and your big day. So go ahead, pamper yourself from head to toe.
Whether sipping from a warm mug or savoring the silky ganaches from your cake tastings, chocolate is satisfyingly tempting. Fresh Cocoa Body Exfoliant extends that sensorial experience to the bath, resulting in softer skin. The mixture has an alluring aroma and a rich, nonabrasive texture. Crushed cocoa beans handpicked in Madagascar and coconut shells buff away dry skin, as cocoa butter and coconut oil nourish it. Finally, cocoa extract adds high levels of antioxidants and flavonoids to your skin for a sensational result. $45; Available at Fresh shops and fresh.com.
The latest addition to the skincare company's anti-aging line, Phytomer Structuriste Firming Lift Cream smooths wrinkles and redefines facial contours. The rich, lightweight cream with a subtle floral fragrance contains biochemical components derived from the sea – the basis of all Phytomer products and innovative approach to 100-percent natural skin care. You’ll notice more toned and visibly firmer skin in about a month, but we suggest implementing this product into your beauty regimen once you set the date. $134.50; Available at select spas and lespausa.com.
Cooler weather means lips are more susceptible to becoming chapped. Keep then kissably soft with Glamglow Poutmud Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment & Wet Lip Balm Treatment Duo. Contained in sleek silver orbs, the exfoliating treatment offers a gentle scrub composed of Caribbean sugar, Hawaiian sea salt, hibiscus flower powder, and an antioxidant-rich fruit blend that leaves lips dewy, and the moisture-rich balm consists of a myriad of exotic butters and oils. The Teaoxi® Moroccan mint leaf in both products imparts a refreshing, sweet scent. $39; Available at Sephora.
For brides who love the natural makeup look, Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel adds just the right amount of gorgeous color and shiny finish. The nourishing formula of the lip gel uses moisturizing monoi butter as well as myrrh extract and vitamin E to reduce the signs of aging, like vertical lines. Seven neutral shades, with such delightful names as Strange Magic and Eat Cake, complement all skin tones and feature a vanilla scent. $30; Available at marcjacobsbeauty.com and sephora.com.
A smoother complexion is one of the key elements to looking flawless on your big day. The Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare Quench Plus + Plumping Moisturizer is an anti-aging treatment that reduces fine lines, combats dryness, and evens out rough skin tones. Hyaluronic acid locks hydration deep within the cellular walls to naturally plump skin, while advance proteins promote collagen production for a dewy wedding-day appearance. White grapefruit and bergamot lend a light, fresh aroma. $54; Available at dermstore.com.
A rich and creamy dessert you can indulge in without feeling guilty, FarmHouse Fresh® Pudding Apeel – Tapioca + Rice Active Fruit Glycolic Mask can help control acne and the appearance of sun-damaged skin. First, the combination of glycolic acid and alpha-hydroxy acids derived from fruit extracts gently exfoliate skin. Second, tapioca, honey, and coconut milk moisturize and soften skin. Lastly, green tea and honeysuckle extracts offer a dose of antioxidants to achieve a wonderful complexion for your wedding events. $22, Available at farmhousefreshgoods.com.
The stress that may arise from planning your wedding can sometimes contribute to dark circles and breakouts. Swiftly address these pesky problems with EccoBella FlowerColor Cover Up. Made with flower wax, the same material that coats the delicate petals of fresh blooms, this chemical- and fragrance-free concealer is ideal for sensitive skin. Treat yourself with the same materials nature provides for your wedding flowers. $19.95; Available at eccobella.com.
As you show off your dazzling new ring, your hands are sure to get a lot of attention. Whether fabulously polished or au naturel, help your nails look their best with Vapour Organic Beauty Replenish Organic Nail & Cuticle Oil. High-grade organic oils and botanicals condition and strengthen nails to prevent brittleness and peeling cuticles. Plus, the dry oils used absorb deeply and won’t leave hands feeling greasy. A splendid preparation for a picture-perfect manicure on your wedding day! $34; Available at vapourbeauty.com.
Before you know it, the holidays will be here. Get a head start on selecting stocking stuffers for your bridesmaids with the Pacifica Holiday Polish Trios. Offering an on-trend neutral and red-hue palette in line with the season (pictured above), you’ll find something to fit the personalities of your attendants. These long-lasting, fast-drying nail polishes are free of toxic chemicals and feature wider brushes for ease of application. $19.99; Available at pacificabeauty.com.
What are some of your go-to products for the fall season? Make sure to share your favorites with us and other brides in the comments!
Opening photograph by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography