It’s no surprise that the earth element is associated with nourishment, and The Honey Mud makes it synonymous with delicious. It’s a classic clay mask infused with raw honey and pure plant oils that smells yummy. Use it as a gentle cleanser or apply as a nourishing mask to pamper and hydrate skin with natural ingredients.
The Honey Mud by May Lindstrom, 100ml, $98
At Green and Pure Boutique, (604) 273-8988 (Gromovataya/shutterstock.com )
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, $62
At Dior Beauty Counters. (Gromovataya/shutterstock.com )
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, $106
At CHANEL Beauty Counters. (Valua Vitaly/shutterstock.com )
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, $235
At CHANEL Beauty Counters. (Yuganov Konstantin/shutterstock.com )
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, $98
At Burberry Beauty Counters. (KOBRIN PHOTO/shutterstock.com )