Festive beauty guide: The skincare edition

The party season is almost upon us —  it’s time to prepare for the most high maintenance season of the year. With all the feasting, merrymaking and late nights, skin is typically hit the hardest. Keep your complexion camera ready with these skin savers you’ll be toasting to in the new year.

24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

A facial in a flash, but for your eyes. These luxurious contour gel patches are soaked in pure 24K gold and Colloidal Gold, which instantly lifts and targets the eye area in 10 minutes, giving it a natural glow. Stick these on as you apply your eye makeup — they catch any eyeshadow fallout as well — or use them as part of a quick pampering session. The caffeine in these help to depuff undereye circles, while hyaluronic acid and hydrolysed collagen delivers intense hydration.

Available at Sephora  

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel

Your ticket to resurrecting radiance lies in a little sachet. The iconic formula is a milder version of what Dr Dennis Gross uses in his clinics, but sans the recovery time. To use, apply Step 1 to clean dry skin in circular motions, before waiting for two minutes and repeating the same action with Step 2. What the peel does it targets three common signs of aging — uneven tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, and enlarged pores — using five acids which don’t cause irritation.

Available at Net-A-Porter 

La Prairie SkinCaviar Luxe Sleep Mask

The term ‘beauty sleep’ is given new meaning with La Prairie’s SkinCaviar Luxe Sleep Mask. Like a transformative night cream, the sleep mask softens and gives skin new life with a single application, thanks to its natural exfoliation enzyme technology. The process of applying is a pampering process by itself, as the luxurious formula brushes on melts into skin.

Available at the La Prairie boutique at Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City 

Chanel Hydra Beauty Creme Riche

Best suited for dry skin, the Chanel Hydra Beauty Creme Riche gives skin a powerful layer of moisture with its potent ingredient of Camellia Alba PFA: A pure extract from the Camellia Blossom, which is protected by Blue Ginger PFA, an antioxidant ingredient that neutralises and blocks free radicals. Rich and comforting, it gives thirsty skin a much-needed thirst quencher and base for makeup.

Sisley Double Tenseur Instant & Long-Term

This Sisley wonder does double duty: The moisturising, fresh gel boasts both instant and long-term results. Its second skin texture is unrivalled and sits lightly on skin as a base for makeup to last longer. Oat seed extract gives skin an immediate lifting sensation, while rhatany and lemon tone and smoothen skin texture. These, coupled with plant-based active ingredients and Tiger Nut and Cottonseed extracts, strengthens the dermal structure, helping to instantly firm and lift skin, and erase signs of fatigue.

Dior Prestige Le Micro Serum de Yeux

This pastel pink and gold number is possibly the prettiest eye cream on the market. To complement its powerful formula is a unique applicator, which is topped with a massaging head gilded in gold, and2 ten ceramic micro-beads with 360° rotation to give undereye circles a depuffing micro massage. Extracts of Rose de Granville fruit — the jewel of Dior Prestige — is included in this gel-serum to help eyes appear brighter and more rested.

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