Restore your skin this January with these skincare saviours

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From gentle acid peels to tinted moisturisers, treat dull, tired and dehydrated skin with these brightening skincare essentials.

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, £6.30, Cult Beauty

Festive period taken its toll on your skin? This exfoliating peel will help reverse the damage, whilst restoring your face to its former glory (or even better). With a formula made up of a combination of AHAs and BHAs, both of which promote cell turnover, this solution offers a deep exfoliation that can be used up to twice a week for best results. Apply evenly across the face after cleansing and leave for around 10 minutes before washing off to reveal brighter skin with an added glow.

10 Minute Hydrating Mask with Apricot & Swiss Glacier Water, £22, Origins

Jam-packed with powerful antioxidants, apricot is a key ingredient used globally in skincare products. Alongside maintaining elasticity and reducing wrinkles, the natural fatty acids of the apricot work to smooth and soften damaged skin. This hydrating mask from Origins has been gently formulated to leave skin looking visibly hydrated after just 10 minutes, making it the ideal product if you’ve swapped water for wine at recent festive occasions. 

Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow, £35, Selfridges

Suitable for all skin types and genders, this Charlotte Tilbury tinted moisturiser will breathe life into dull skin, whilst adding a subtle bronze glow. Particularly useful if you’re feeling a little pale during the colder months, it can be worn both with or without foundation – depending on your desired coverage, for a flawless finish.

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, £46, Harvey Nichols

Exfoliate, peel and polish away dead skin cells to make way for a fresh face with this sweet-scented mask. The clue’s in the name, this luxury product made from pumpkins and other active ingredients will effectively de-clog pores whilst renewing the skin.

White Lotus, A Grade Rose Quartz Roller (Double), £49.99, Cult Beauty

Having seen a rise in popularity over the last few years, this therapeutic rose quartz roller is great if you’re taking a few minutes to yourself in the mornings or evenings for some much-needed self-care time. Said to ease the pain of tension headaches, this is also the perfect tool to calm puffy hungover skin. Simply roll delicately all over the face, focusing on pressure points, to improve lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. For an extra boost, leave the roller in the fridge to cool overnight.

Drops of Light™ Pure Healthy Brightening Eye Cream, £20, The Body Shop

Give your eye area in instant lift with the Drops of Light™ eye cream, designed in handy travel-friendly packaging for easy on-the-go use. This creamy formula absorbs fast into the skin to leave you with brighter eyes, making it ideal if you’re attempting to mask one too many late nights.

Espa Refining Skin Polish, £30, Harvey Nichols

Give dull skin the pick-me-up it deserves with this triple-action skin polish, which can be used a weekly to cleanse, exfoliate and renew the face. Made with sunflower oil, shea butter and carrot extract, gently massage the polish over a damp face in circular motions before washing off with warm water, and watch as your face appears instantly rejuvenated.

Lead image credit: Origins

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