Singles’ Day may have been conceived as an excuse to shop, but a little retail therapy can still do a world of good for the soul, even if it’s just to give your daily skincare routine a little bit of a mix-up and a little added oomph. Enjoy a few of our recent favourites that you can use to upgrade your product line-up.
Sloughing off old skin cells is like getting rid of bad energy and dead weight — it can do your complexion a world of good. What’s important is doing it right. We’re loving La Mer’s The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator, which uses sugar crystals and sea salt as well as sea kelp fibres to dissolve, refine, detoxify and finally, replenish, thanks to Miracle Broth oils that infuse the skin with the brand’s signature secret ingredient to smooth, soften and nourish.
Try Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Face Mask to hydrate and soothe your face — aloe vera and chamomile calm the complexion while antioxidants detox the effects of pollution, sun damage and screen time. Sturm herself recommends rubbing the mask off with your fingers before rinsing clean. Follow with Dr Nigma’s Hydrating and Plumping Serum No1, which uses high-dosage active hyaluronic acid, peptides and plant stem cells to do exactly what its name suggests, and finish with Omorovicza’s Intensive Hydra Lifting Cream, which will seal in all that good stuff while lifting and contouring.
Without a doubt, the easiest way to relax in an instant is with the one-two punch of Angela Caglia’s Rose Quartz Goddess Face Mask and one of her rose quartz face rollers. Not only does the face roller help detox, depuff and lift, it simply gives off good self-love vibes. Ditto the mask — enjoy its comforting weight on your face as you breathe in deeply to release tension. In 20 minutes, expect closed pores, relief of sinus pressure, relaxed facial muscles, improved blood circulation and cell metabolism and, best of all, a renewed outlook on life.