1. Earth Element: Nourish
It’s no surprise that the earth element is associated with nourishment. Face Butter Nourishing Cream by Carol’s Daughter is alcohol-free, made with no silicone, no paraben, no petrolatum, no mineral oil, and no artificial colors.
Blended with Açai and Shea Butters, this non-greasy daily moisturizer revitalizes and helps reveal younger-looking skin with 24 hours of moisture.
2. Metal Element: Shield
One of the attributes of the metal element is “decline,” which acts as a helpful reminder to stay ahead of the game. Add One Essential City Defense to your fall routine to preserve skin’s vitality and freshness, and prevent a dull, gray complexion. A triple anti-pollution action (anti-adhesion, anti-penetration, anti-oxidization) formula guards against city toxins, and UVA/UVB filters (SPF50) shield damaging rays.
One Essential City Defense by Dior, 30ml, $59
3. Water Element: Sooth
The Chinese element of water is tied to healing and soothing, exactly what’s needed when cool air turns sensitive skin red, itchy and irritated. Reach for an unscented lightweight moisturizer. La Solution 10 de Chanel has 10 ingredients (including antioxidant-packed Silver Needle tea and shea butter), to comfort and rebalance over-reacting skin so it’s more resilient.
LA SOLUTION 10 DE CHANEL by CHANEL, 30ml, $80
4. Wood Element: Revitalize
Wood is associated with the springtime element of renewal. It’s also linked to the eyes, so it’s important to keep them as youthful as possible. Sublimage la Crème Yeux improves the elasticity and tone of delicate skin and plumps and boosts microcirculation. Watch dark circles and puffiness fade, and eyes become bright and luminous.
SUBLIMAGE LA CRÈME YEUX by CHANEL, 15ml, $240
4. Fire Element: Keep Warm
Harness the fire element’s exuberance for the holiday season. After prepping skin, mist on My Burberry’s sparkling top notes of sweet pea, bergamot, geranium, golden quince and freesia heart, over pulse points. Patchouli, damask and centifolia rose base notes make this perfume elegant enough for formal occasions in the holiday season.
My Burberry Eau de Parfum by Burberry, 50ml, $99