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The 5 Best Sustainable and Clean Beauty Products to Keep That Cool Summer Glow Through Fall

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As the fall season approaches, we’ll soon be welcoming cooler temperatures. But with cooler temperatures, often comes fussy skin irritated by drier weather. Sustainable, clean beauty products can help.

Cool winds and fluctuating temperatures can be harsh on the skin making it dry, which can lead to signs of aging like hyperpigmentation, visible pores, and rough patches. But as the weather changes, it’s a great opportunity to pamper your skin with hydrating and rich beauty care products that help to soothe and reduce inflammation and sensitivity.

We’ve rounded up the best fall must-have beauty products that will help you quench that thirsty skin. All of these products come packaged sustainably and are made with ingredients that have been thoughtfully picked to leave your skin healthy and glowing.

Best sustainable beauty products for fall

1. The Rich Cream, Augustinus Bader

With 30 years of research and innovation, Augustinus Bader’s products have people everywhere singing its praises, including celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Bobbi Brown. The brand’s patented technology, TFC8® contains amino acids, vitamins, and molecules that nourish and protect the skin by supporting its natural renewal process. 

The Rich Cream is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation. The hydrating formula promotes elasticity and protects against environmental conditions. 

Committed to sustainability and responsibility, the packaging is FSC-certified and all of the ingredients are clean and sustainably sourced. Where possible, the brand uses bio-engineered actives to reduce environmental impact. 

In a partnership with One Tree Planted, a nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation, Augustinus Bader is creating habitats for biodiversity and creating positive social impact through job creation. 

2. Resurfacing Compound, U Beauty

In U Beauty’s 30 day clinical trial, participants saw improvement in skin texture, tone, brightness, pore size, wrinkles, and imperfections. No wonder this vegan and clean ingredient product is considered a holy grail by clinicians and estheticians. This beauty compound stops dryness and irritation while also protecting against free radicals and reducing signs of aging. 

All of U Beauty products are manufactured in a CO2-free facility with 100 percent green energy. For each order, the company also donate $1 to One Tree Planted, a non-profit which helps reforestation to even further offset their carbon footprint.

3. Óleo Para a Face Kaya Anti-Aging Face Oil, Costa Brazil

This beauty elixir is made to enhance skin’s glow with nourishing lipids, vitamins A, C, and E, and essential fatty acids omegas 3, 6, and 9. It’s lightweight and fast-absorbing so you can add this oil to your moisturizer to help boost hydration during cooler temperatures. It contains vitamin-rich Brazilian ingredients like Brazil Nut Oil, Baobab Seed Oil, and Kaya Oil, which all moisturize, smooth, and even skin tone.

All of Costa Brazil’s products are vegan and made with sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients. The brand is devoted to being an agent of change in the beauty industry by creating products that encourage people to be proactive in the fight against climate change. Each product is produced through a process that promotes restoration and preservation of land. Costa Brazil works with Conservation International to identify and utilize existing farmlands and offer opportunities to river-side agricultural communities. The brand employs sustainable practices—from how it selects ingredients to how it produces and packages the products. 

4. Hyaluronic Serum, Dr. Barbara Sturm

A good hyaluronic serum is a must-have for any skincare regimen and this one from the acclaimed Dr. Barbara Sturm is the perfect one to add to your cosmetics cabinet this fall season. Hyaluronic acid is able to penetrate the skin giving you firmer, refreshed, and more radiant skin long-term. It’s a super hydrating ingredient, and when used with your daily skincare routine, it contributes to healthy skin and reduces dehydration and signs of irritation. 

The Hyaluronic Serum is packaged in glass (as with all the serums and drops from the brand) making the bottle reusable and recyclable. All the paper used for packaging comes from forests that are responsibly managed and FSC certified.

5. Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, Biossance

If your skin is looking a bit dull during cooler months, this bestselling oil from Biossance brightens, firms, and hydrates to improve your skin’s tone and texture. Any skincare enthusiast can tell you that vitamin C is well-known to reduce wrinkles and increase natural collagen production. When combined with rose oil that soothes the skin, this is the perfect product to help a dry irritated fall season complexion. Biossance’s oil is vegan, non-toxic, and paraben-free, and the squalane is derived from renewable sugarcane for a truly clean product. 

Like all Biossance products, the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil comes in sustainable and recyclable packaging and is formulated using sustainable methods.

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