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Emma’s recommended: Your autumn skincare essentials

Published 5th October 2021
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Want to know the secret to fabulously flawless skin? We spoke to blogger and beauty buff, Emma Longden, who dropped her seasonal skincare routine in an exclusive interview with OnBuy!

From seasonal staples to me time must-haves, we have all of Emma’s favourite skincare saviours for the autumn months ahead. Join us as we take a tour through her makeup bag and revolutionise your regime for the better!

Garnier Micellar Water: Sensitive Skin

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“I’ve tried so many different makeup removers over the years, and none of them work as well as this without irritating my skin. I think Micellar Water gets a bad rep sometimes, as people tend to think it’s quite cheap, but this one is always my go-to.”

Garnier Micellar Water is renowned for its gentle ingredients and lightweight feel upon the skin. Ideal for removing makeup, though suitable as a cleanser as well, its non-perfumed, dermatologically- and ophthalmologically-tested formula has been known to benefit and soothe a number of different skin types, from dry, to oily, to uncomfortably dehydrated. What’s more, it’s remarkably affordable compared to alternatives on the market. What’s not to love?

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

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“Both myself and my mum absolutely love this face cream. As your skin becomes older, it’s really important to find a formula that works, and feels like it's making a difference to your complexion. That’s why I always end up coming back to this product.”

The award-winning Pro-Collagen Marine Cream from Elemis really delivers on opulence and silkiness combined. Designed to help improve the appearance of dull features, fine lines, and wrinkles, it’s a brilliant base for makeup, working to boost your skin’s natural elasticity and firmness. “Use in conjunction with a rose quartz roller,” Emma suggests, “as this can often help with absorption.” 

Or, if you’re looking for 24-hour hydration, why not combine it with a night cream? This formula, from No7’s Lift & Luminate range, is Emma’s firm autumnal favourite. 

Estée Lauder The Smoother Universal Perfecting Primer

estee lauder primer

“I tend to use this product literally just before makeup application, and I can definitely tell the difference whenever I’m not wearing it. I guess it works in the same way as a paint primer, providing a smooth base in the lead-up to something more.”

Estée Lauder’s Universal Perfecting Primer has been designed to optically perfect the skin, diffusing the appearance of blemishes and imperfections for a flawless, even finish. Infused with softening apricot essence, it aims to hydrate and minimise pores, creating the perfect base for foundation.

No7 Skin Illuminator


“Having applied a primer, I tend to use this product just around my cheeks, before makeup. It helps to brighten my face, and wake my skin up in the morning.”

The multi-faceted light reflectors in No7’s Skin Illuminator work to instantly enhance your complexion, for a natural-looking radiance that lasts all day and night. Great for sensitive skin, it’s incredibly gentle – an excellent choice when you’re wanting to achieve a soft, subtle glow.

Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Cleanser

estee lauder cleaner

“I definitely prefer foaming cleansers over any other and, having tried loads of different products in the past, I always come back to this one. It’s almost like a facial wash and a cleanser – a mixture of the two, if you like – in one, and I find it so easy to apply.”

Treat your skin and feel like a glowing goddess with this refreshing, rejuvenating foam. A cleanser that cleans thoroughly yet gently, it’s well-suited to a range of different skin types, working to purify with its soft and non-invasive ingredients. The creamy formula quickly lathers, which can then be used to remove makeup and other impurities, without overly drying your complexion.

FOREO Luna 2 Facial Brush

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“The FOREO Facial Brush is an absolute game-changer – it’s amazing. I feel as though it just helps to penetrate those deeper layers of my skin, especially when used in conjunction with the Estée Lauder cleanser. Because it pulsates slightly, the device feels like it’s meticulously removing any dirt and grime from my face, which is super relaxing and comforting.”

This revolutionary device should certainly be top of your beauty tool kit list. Working to clear any impurities and makeup, while simultaneously exfoliating to remove dead skin cells, it’s the 2-in-1 gadget that’s worth every penny. Recommended by bloggers and dermatologists alike, the FOREO is characteristically gentle, reliable, and durable, meaning it’s great for long-term cleansing. What’s more, it’s easily transportable and user-friendly, too.

No7 Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator

no7 exfoliator

“This exfoliator isn’t something that I’d use every day, but it certainly helps to give my skin that lovely clean, brightened feeling, when a cleanse simply isn’t enough.”

Discover instantly younger, brighter, and fresher-looking skin with this Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator from No7. A tried and tested dermatological lifesaver, this product has been developed by experts to help your skin feel soft, supple, and smooth, no matter what the weather. Aiming to counteract the appearance of dark circles, as well as sun damage and blemishes, this hero formula is certainly worthy of a space on your bathroom shelf.

No7 Line Correcting Booster Serum

no7 line correcting serum

“As I’m getting older, I’m starting to feel that little bit more concerned about lines. This product really helps to inject an extra shot of hydration into those age-prone areas, especially around the eyes.”

This serum is No7’s most supercharged line correcting formula to date. Created with seven times the Matrixyl 3000+ than the brand’s previous clinically-proven products, it’s been designed to visibly reduce the appearance of stubborn lines and wrinkles, particularly across the forehead, lips, brows, under-eyes, and around the crows feet. Supporting the skin’s natural elasticity and bounce, it helps to enhance your complexion’s overall flexibility in the long-run.

Oh K! Bubble Sheet Mask

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“Sheet masks are designed to be used when you haven’t paid enough attention to your skin in any given week. You can easily take them away with you if you’re travelling or staying in a hotel, so it still feels like you’re doing something to make your skin feel better, even when you’re not in your own bathroom at home.”

A charcoal fibre mask reimagined, this product is unlike anything you’ve used before! Working to reveal a smooth and radiant complexion, its serum-infused structure reacts with oxygen when applied, creating a gentle bubbling action on your face. Jump on the viral trend and try this revolutionary product for yourself!

Your autumn skincare kit list

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Want to know more about these products? Check out our recent blog with Emma Longden to find out exactly why she can’t get enough of these autumnal skincare saviours, as well as some useful tips and tricks that’ll take any mundane skincare routine to the next level! 

To find out more about Emma’s personal skincare routine, head over to her page, Even Angels Fall, and take a look through her own ‘Essentials’ piece here.

For the ultimate pamper session, be sure to explore our full selection of beauty goodies. Packed with a huge variety of skincare tools, products, and accessories at affordable prices, it’s your one-stop shop for all things indulgent. Go on, treat yourself!

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