It’s that time of year when things start to get rather jolly. From the office party to long overdue catchups with old friends, not to mention family festivities, it’s easy to overindulge in all kinds of merriness throughout the holiday season.
Add to that the fact that normal routines can often go out the window, and the next thing you know your skin is giving away just how much you’ve been enjoying yourself.
Here’s our top picks for combatting some common party season side effects.
Balancing Cleanser: As its name suggests, this favourite is all about rebalancing your skin. Packed full of calming and soothing ingredients like Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, it helps your skin to stop feeling stressed and get back to its pH happy zone.
Liquid Gold: If your skin is looking a little dull and grey, it’s time to shed some dead skin! Our cult favourite Liquid Gold works to progressively break down the glue that keeps those past-their-best-before cells stuck to your skin. The results? That fresh, healthy and glowy skin that’s hiding underneath will be able to shine on through.
Beauty Sleep Power Peel: Have you been partying all night, surviving the days with the help of multiple triple shot long blacks and dreading the wrath of Great Aunt Betty’s disapproving “tutt tutts” at the family Christmas lunch? Fear not, this powerful combination of 14% Glycolic Acid and 0.5% Retinol will have your skin glowing so much everyone will be convinced you’ve been catching a full 8 hours of sleep every night, even if the reality is quite the opposite.
Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream: So you’re thinking sunnies might still be needed for the family gathering? Meet Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream. Packed full of soothing and smoothing goodness, it’s exactly what you want in your skincare arsenal when your under-eye bags are bigger than any a Kardashian would pack for a weekend getaway.
Hyaluronic 8: Everyone knows that one of the best ways to counter a hangover is to make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. Getting the water factor into your skincare can help stop your complexion having a hangover too! Hyaluronic 8 is packed full of super hydrating and plumping ingredients which will give your skin that mega dose of moisture it’s needing to keep glowing.
Vitamin B: If your skin is having a meltdown, this gorgeous blue serum is the chill pill you’re going to want to give it to help restore your barrier function and ban any bad behaviour. Why is your barrier so important? Without it your skin can’t keep moisture in, or protect itself from external nasties.
Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel: Breakouts always rear their heads at the most inopportune times. Say hello to Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel and bye to breakout embarrassment. This handy spot treatment is packed full of ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus to help break down and clear out the blemish while also reducing the appearance of any inflammation and redness.
Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask: Looking for a last-minute party prep that will give you an insta-worthy glow? Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask can give you the “Liquid Gold Effect” in under 10 minutes! This intensive mask is the ultimate glow-getter.
Protection Plus Daily SPF50+: Did you know that UV exposure causes about 80% of skin ageing? Or that snow reflects up to 90% of UV radiation? Regardless of whether you’re hitting the beach or the slopes this holiday season, don’t forget to make sure you’re applying SPF. Your future self will thank you for it!
Vitamin E: While prevention is certainly better than a cure, if you had a momentary lapse and forgot the SPF, this little bottle of goodness will help to calm the fire. Of course, it’s not just for sunburn though; reach for this one any time you skin is unhappy and in need of some serious soothing.