As fun as it is, the festive season can take its toll. Several weeks of bubbly every night for several weeks may seem like a good idea at the time, but peering into the mirror on the morning of January 1 is a different story altogether. Greeted by something that resembles a grey skinned, bloodshot gremlin instead of yourself? We’ve all been there. That’s why this year our Christmas list consists of all of the lotions and potions to keep the Christmas fun from showing on our faces.
Scrub the shame off in style with this special edition Keith Haring Clarisonic, £155 from Selfridges
Follow it with Erno Laszlo’s new White Marble brightening treatment bar and radiance emulsion, £45 and £175 from www.ernolaszlo.com
Sometimes you get what you pay for, and there’s a reason that Creme De La Mer has reached near mythical levels in the skincare world. You can’t go wrong with the classic Moisturizing Soft Cream and godsend in a bottle Renewal Oil, from £108 and £155 www.cremedelamer.co.uk/
This year Clarins have Christmas wrapped up with their skincare crackers, stuffed dull of Clarins bestsellers. Crappy joke not included. Thank god. £49 exclusive to Selfridges
It’s not just women that need to turn back the clock on the toll that Christmas takes on their skin though. And when it comes to men’s skincare you don’t get much better than Clinique’s Men Essentials Kit, £30, www.clinique.co.uk/
Glam glow is Hunger’s secret pre-party weapon. After just 15 minutes it leaves skin tighter, brighter and plumper. We can’t recommend enough. £25 from http://www.marksandspencer.com
If you’re not yet up to speed with cult skincare brand Sunday Riley then here is all you need to know – this stuff really works. Rich in plant extracts, vitamin C and essential oils Their products are effective yet gentle and supremely nourishing. Ceramic Slip Cleanser £35 & Luna Sleeping Oil £85 both from http://m.uk.spacenk.com