Finally, a break from summer! Get ready for autumnal days with some great products.


With serums all the rage, Mad Hippie’s Vitamin C Serum heads to the front of the pack. Combining antioxidants, as well as Hyaluronic Acid and Konjac Root Powder, this powerful yet organic product does everything from correcting skin damage to maintaining collagen.

Medicine Mama’s stupendous Bee Magic Wand works wonders on lips and face as a moisturizer and balm. This all natural, beauty Swiss army knife also heals cuts, burns and scrapes.

A surprisingly hot ingredient for fall (apple) can be found in everything from serums to creams. EmerginC’s Protocell Bio-Active Stem Cell Combat Cream preserves skin’s youth and vitality without harsh chemicals – another way to incorporate an apple a day.


Who new women make up 40 percent of hair loss victims?  Keranique’s unique anti-aging shampoo and conditioner help remove dirt and stimulates the scalp.

Joico’s Smooth Care is no joke. After one shampoo and conditioning, my frizzy hair is noticeably smoother, even on a hot, humid day. I am converted.

Extremely gentle yet effective, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser washes thoroughly, removing the day’s grime. Additionally, this product contains multiple ingredients to aid in softening your skin, rather than drying it, while you scrub.

A hangover, or at least under-eye circles, can be easily masked with Bare Mineral’s Stroke of Light Eye Brightener. The four luminous shades suit all skin colors and turn a dark day easily into a bright one.


Alima Pure’s fall collection of eye shadows perfectly complement autumn’s richer mood. I recommend the purple-gray of “Thunder” to smoke out your eyes.

Between good genes and veganism, Alicia Silverstone always has that glow. She also has a little help from the illuminator she developed with Juice Beauty’s Irresistible Glow Facial Highlighter. Lucky for us, she is willing to share.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer lets you be fashionably up to the minute without spending a lot of money. The nearly-cobalt blue of Man Hunt makes a great duo with the silvery-gray Elephant Walk for a sophisticated mani-pedi. And the Call of the Wild and Unplugged are the perfect shade of oxblood, the “it” color for fall.

The sheer joy of Physician’s Formula Happy Booster beams through the packaging. This combination blusher/bronzer comes in various shades, each dotted with hearts reminiscent of Hello Kitty. I dare you not to smile every time you use it.


The Mercedes-Benz of skincare, Dr. Hauschka’s products deliver. The Rose Day Cream sinks into the skin and plumps it up immediately and leaves a floral fragrance.

Who doesn’t want porcelain doll skin?  Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip Cleanser promises and delivers a practically pore-free visage.


Equally good at removing makeup and cleaning skin, BeeAlive’s Foaming Honey Cleanser is gentle, yet effective.  With ingredients like geranium and lavender essential oils, aloe and tea extract, this product is free of synthetic preservatives.

Tami Fender’s Epi-Peel transforms skin with one use. A combination of a scrub and a mask and chock full of good things, like Moroccan Rosemary and Far West Native Spearmint, this peel removes dead surface cells.

An amazing toner that brightens skin after cleansing, Aveda’s Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant eliminates surface cells.