By Carolynn Buser Chief Content Officer Published Nov 05, 2017 at 1:01 PM

I don't know about you guys, but my skin is feeling the changes that are a comin' in our weather. The sun is still shining – and thankfully the snow isn't falling yet – but my skin seems to going through the seasonal shift too. So, I asked one of our good friends and partners Danielle Hopkins of Lula Mae Aesthetic Boutique to give me her recommendations on how I should change things up.

As owner and lead aesthetician she deals with skin issues each and every day. Here are her picks for a new fall/winter skin routine. Want to add them to your own home skin care arsenal? Visit Lula Mae or buy them online here. You can pick up in store for free with a free bonus gift, enjoy free shipping on orders over $100 or save $10 off an order with coupon code GRAND1. 

Top 5 Products for your fall/winter 2017 skin care routine: 

We live in Wisconsin, Darling. Which means we have 4 seasons and 2 drastic weather changes. The number one mistake that most people make is keeping their skin care routine the same from season to season. Combination skin, meaning sometimes oily and sometimes dry, is the number one skin type across all age groups and genders. Living in Wisconsin makes having combination skin even more difficult at times. Fall is the perfect time to change up your routine and prep for winter. Here are the top 5 Rhonda Allison products to make that transition flawless.

Pumpkin Cleanser: Cleansing is the first step to great skincare. Moving into the winter months it is important to switch to a cleanser with a light Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHAs). AHAs are humectants meaning they hold in moisture into the skin while exfoliating. Rhonda Allison’s #1 selling cleanser has lactic acid an AHA that will leave your skin feeling like butter! It is a natural, all-purpose daily cleanser that removes surface residue with added Vitamin A antioxidant support. (1 oz $12, 4 oz. $34)

Pumpkin E Serum: Pumpkin E Serum is new to Lula Mae Aesthetic Boutique this season. With it’s nutrient rich ingredients of Vitamin E and Pumpkin Seed Oil which includes Beta-Carotene, Zinc, Salicylic Acid and Retinol. This serum is ideal for the dehydrated skin that Wisconsin leaves us with. (1 oz. $32)

Regenerating Cream: This "perfect for winter time" moisturizer is rich and backed with repairing ingredients for chapped dry skin. Regenerating Cream was Rhonda Allison’s first Growth Factor product with it’s yeast-derived protein for cellular support and wound repair. Believe it or not but "dry-itchy" skin is actually wounded and Regenerating Cream will heal your skin promoting stronger more youthful skin. A Lula Mae Darling tip: Mix your Pumpkin E Serum & Regenerating Cream together for the perfect Wisconsin skin cocktail. (.25 oz. $16, 1 oz. $44)

Growth Factor Serum Plus: Growth Factors are proven to renew and fortify the skin to actually reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Don’t let other "anti-aging" products fool you, most anti-aging products only prevent aging but Growth Factors can reverse damage in the skin. Rhonda Allison has 4 growth factor products but the Growth Factor Serum Plus is the elite skin renewal complex perfect for moving into fall and winter. Not only is the product jam packed with products that boost your skin’s memory cell for repair but it also has powerful soothing ingredients such as green tea, squalane and aloe. Added bonus, this product also helps with hyperpigmentation and sun damage. (.25 oz. $20, 1 oz. $60)

Derma Peel: Gentle exfoliation that actually works is one of the hardest concepts to accomplish with skincare lines. So many product lines use harsh, aggressive acids and exfoliants that have great immediate results but over time can actually lead to more troubling skin conditions. Rhonda Allison’s Derma Peel has the perfect blend of active exfoliating ingredients that gives instant results but is gentle enough to use 1-2 times a week. It will not over dry the skin and compromise barrier function. Derma Peel is a papaya and pineapple gel-based enzyme that has a unique ability to liquefy and then bond together to form a natural granular exfoliation that leaves skin feeling soft, polished, and refreshed. Derma Peel provides a safe, gentle surface exfoliation for anyone needing to remove surface build-up that can occur during these colder months. This product won’t disappoint! It has been flying off the Lula Mae retail shelves because it’s the perfect fall/winter exfoliation treatment product.
($1.7 oz $38, .5 oz $15)


Cucumber Spritz: The biggest misunderstanding when treating winter skin is understanding dry vs dehydrated. Dehydrated skin lacks water and dry skin lacks oil. Rhonda Allison’s hydrating mist, Cucumber Spritz, is a glass of water for your skin. This is actually a great year round product that most people put away during the winter without understanding it’s powerful hydrating effects. If you’ve ever felt like you need to reapply your moisturizer during the day but couldn’t this product is perfect for rehydrating right over your makeup or a quick boost without having to rewash the face. This product is packed with humectants to provide ultimate moisture-binding results. (1 oz. $12.50, 4 oz. $26)

Carolynn Buser Chief Content Officer

Carolynn Buser is one of Milwaukee's loudest and most adamant cheerleaders (don't dare try to disagree). She's the primary voice behind much of OnMilwaukee's social media and content direction, and apologizes in advance if she can be too sarcastic at times. 

What else? She's a wine lover, closet trashy novel reader, beauty supplies addict and devourer of cheese (shocker for a Wisconsin born and bred girl, right?). She's also a bit of a foodie, which is a word most of you hate, we know. She works as hard as she plays - and that includes in the gym! So, you've probably seen her at one of the area's newest restaurant openings (and yes, she will share her opinions good or bad) or enjoying a cold one at a local pub.

All in all, Carolynn's a believer in positive thinking and will do her best to smack down your negative ones while writing about her city, her loves, quests and more.