The final lap of party season is well under way and we’ve finally come to accept that our bodies aren’t the lean mean beer-guzzling machines of yesteryear. It is now the turn of skin and hair care products – this is a special time when they shine. Hangover on Saturday morning? Cancel next Sunday’s brunch. The post-holiday bloat is real and so is chronic back pain.
But let’s just keep that between us (and these 5 tried and true skincare lifelines) ok? Happy end of the decade everyone!
Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial
There’s a lot going on here that Drunk You probably won’t understand but Sober You will thank you for. Barrier-replenishing usual suspects like squalane, ceramides and antioxidants work in tandem with new kid on the block, Vitamin F (consisting of omega fatty acids), to erase last night’s mistakes.
Also, avoid looking pasty the morning after by cocktailing the brand’s iconic D-Bronzi Anti Pollution Sunshine Drops with your favourite moisturiser – check out their aptly named Shelf-Respect Day Kit with travel sized options for a one-stop solution.
Available from January 1st at Sephora ION, Ngee Ann City or online.
Oral Rehydration Salts
When: That 30 seconds between knocking over the flowerpots outside and knocking out on your bed completely naked. Mix the sachet with a glass of water (we prefer a jumbo shot glass) and down it like a pro.
Originally created to fight the loss of fluids from of diarrhoea and vomiting, it’s the partygoers secret to emerging enviously unscathed every time. Available at hospital pharmacies at under a dollar each. No prescription needed.
By far one of our favourite sunscreen discoveries of 2019, it’s SPF 50+ PA+++ and applies like a dream. Sure, it won’t do much for the hangover, but its nourishing mix of African Walnut Oil, Hollyhock Extract and Lotus Water will stop your already fatigued skin from taking in more sun damage while heading for the family lunch on Jan 1st.
At your disposal: A foam cleanser, hydrating toner, glow concentrate ampoule in an innovative airless syringe and a soothing gel essence – all packed with gentle powerhouse ingredients like snow algae and rice ferment filtrate.
Efficiently categorised into 4 easy steps: Cleanse, Prep, Treat and Protect, your drunk auto-pilot will be relieved to know it doesn’t need to manoeuvre your lifeless limbs through a quadruple-cleanse bedtime routine.
You may or may not have gotten that New Year’s Eve kiss, but chapped, dehydrated lips is not how we will declare our 2020 goals into existence. Luckily, the French have got us covered yet again. Non-greasy, delicious and enabling, topped with lingering notes of vanilla and oranges. Alexa, play Level Up by Ciara.