We’re all for a fun party or two, but not at the expense of our skin. Late nights, sweet treats and lack of sleep lead to one thing – dull, dry, dreary complexions. Not what you want during the festive season…
These powerful post-party products will ensure your skin doesn’t suffer and will keep you looking party-perfect no matter how you might be feeling on the inside.
1. The Cleanser
Glamglow Supercleanse Clearing Cream-to-Foam Cleanser
Detox your skin post-party and wash away pore-blocking debris, oils and makeup with this charcoal-packed cleanser. It also contains eucalyptus, licorice and cumin to purify, AHAs to encourage cell renewal and clay to restore balance.
2. The Toner
Pixi Glow Tonic
This radiance-boosting toner – a beauty insiders’ favourite – will give you back your glow. Enriched with 5% glycolic acid, it gently exfoliates and dissolves dry, dead cells, while horse chestnut extracts boost blood flow, aloe soothes and hydrates and witch hazel firms and tones.
3. The Serum
Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Advanced Face Serum
Your skin also needs rest after a late night, which is where this potent serum comes to the rescue. Inspired by ancient Chinese medicine, it’s fortified with mushroom extracts to soothe and heal tired, stressed skin.
4. The Moisturiser
Rodial Stem Cell Magic Gel
This lightweight, ultra-nourishing gel-cream will cheat your skin into thinking it’s had a full night’s sleep. This handy little multi-tasker can be used as an intensive moisturizer, makeup primer or even an overnight mask. Using advanced stem cell technology, it intensely hydrates, tightens and blurs telltale signs of tiredness to leave skin energized, fresh and fabulous.
5. The Face Mask
Dr. Jart Moist Lover Rubber Mask
This is the perfect post-party mask since it locks in moisture, which your skin will desperately need after a long night. You first apply the hydrating serum, followed by the rubber sheet mask, which locks in all the moisture.
6. The Eye Cream
Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash
Revive tired eyes in a flash with this clever cream from Clarins. Formulated with rose water, lily and white tea extracts, it smooths and refreshes the eye area to leave you looking bright eyed and beautiful, no matter what time you got in.
7. The Eye Mask
Apivita Ginkgo Biloba Eye Mask
Late nights can lead to dark circles and puffy peepers, which is where these express eye masks come in handy. Rich in antioxidants and anti-ageing ingredients, they use the power of gingko biloba to reduce the appearance of undereye bags and signs of fatigue.
Top tip: Keep them in the fridge for the ultimate refreshing boost.
8. The Mist
Dr. Dennis Gross C + Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist
Spritz your skin back to life with this supercharged mist. Rich in collagen-boosting amino acids, antioxidants and a revolutionary form of vitamin C, it penetrates deep into the skin to protect and hydrate while refreshing and soothing stressed complexions.
9. The Quick-Fix
Sonya Dakar Flash Facial
Don’t have time for a facial? This is just the ticket. Working in 60 seconds to plump, smooth, hydrate and exfoliate, it will transform post-party skin in a flash thanks to a cocktail of lactic acid, resveratrol and hydrating hylasome.