Fall Refresh: 7 Ways to Revitalize Your Skincare Routine

by Jeffrey James Keyes

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday September 10, 2020

With summer behind us and winter on the horizon, it's essential to find gentle remedies to not only rectify dry skin but also nourish it. The season change can severely disrupt your perfect complexion and create blemishes or aggravate the skin to increase inflammation or eczema flare-ups. EDGE combed through the broad array of skincare products on the market and found some new options and a few trusted go-to products to stock your medicine cabinet. Be sure to get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

Viking Beauty Secrets Exfoliating Face Scrub

Nordic land is chock full of resilient ingredients, and Viking Beauty Secrets products contain Arctic antioxidant super berries and organic, pure ingredients from Iceland. This scrub is strong but soothing, with Icelandic volcanic sand, rowanberries, and Nordic Raspberries to nourish the skin. Rowan berries contain high vitamin content and stimulate blood circulation while brightening the complexion. The formula is oil-based and becomes a milky lather to exfoliate and pull any excess dirt and grime from your pores. 2 fl oz/$34

Kiehl's Cannabis Sativa Seed Herbal Cleanser

This calming face wash, starring Cannabis Sativa, is a new standout on the skincare market. Purify your skin with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to target puffiness and swelling of the skin. Cannabis and CBD are all the craze in the beauty market these days and for good reason. This gentle formula is good for all skin types, but especially for those with sensitive or sun-damaged skin. 5 oz/$28

Jack Black Black Reserve Body & Hair Cleanser

Jack Black is a small company focused on addressing the needs of the modern man, and it shows: In less than 20 years, they've become a top-selling men's skincare brand. Their Black Reserve collection features an invigorating scent with warm notes of lavender, bergamot, coriander, and patchouli. Start or end the day with their luxurious Black Reserved Body & Hair Cleanser. No need to restock your shampoo or conditioner; this cleanser has your whole body covered. 12 oz/$27

LAB SERIES Future Rescue Repair Serum

Ready for your closeup? LAB SERIES has taken men's skincare seriously since 1987, long before other brands emerged on the market. The future rescue repair serum does the heavy lifting as the first line of protection, combating visible signs of aging while defending the skin against environmental aggressors that could potentially damage your complexion. This high performance, anti-aging treatment also works hard to repair collagen production. 1.7oz/$65

Bulldog Skincare Original Moisturizer

Two friends founded Bulldog Skincare for Men in a spare room in West London back in 2006. Their grooming products are affordable, effective and feature sustainable packaging. The Bulldog Skincare Original Moisturizer is an affordable everyday cream to use in the morning and at night. Aloe vera, camelina oil, and green tea work together to moisturize in this refreshing cream. Hydrate the skin and feel energized without any residual grease. 3 oz/$9.99

Malin+Goetz Revitalizing Eye Cream

If eyes are the window to the soul, then Malin+Goetz holds the key with their trusted eye cream. Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz launched the brand in NYC back in 2004 with a focus on easy-to-use, gentle skincare treatments. The Revitalizing Eye Cream softens lines and wrinkles while reducing puffiness and dark circles. A little goes a long way: Rub under the eyes, dabbing ever so slightly. .5oz/$72

Paula's Choice Super Hydrate Overnight Mask

Waking up to healthy, feel-good skin doesn't need to be a miracle. Paula Begoun has spent the past three decades formulating science-backed products to combat common skin conditions like acne and eczema. Paula's Choice Super Hydrate Overnight Mask is a soothing combination of antioxidant-rich shea butter, reishi mushroom and cloudberry that smells and feels great going on. Allow these soothing plant extracts to work their magic overnight so you wake up with hydrated skin that looks nourished, hydrated, and relaxed. 3 oz/$34

Jeffrey James Keyes is a writer, producer, and photographer based in New York City. He co-authored the New York Times best seller "Killer Chef" with James Patterson and wrote and produced the award-winning short film "Uniform." Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @jjkeyes.