Best new skincare in December to save your complexion from holiday havoc: Sunday Riley, Tatcha, Bybi...

Best new skincare in December to save your complexion from holiday havoc: Sunday Riley, Tatcha, Bybi...

Saving grace

Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @glowrecipe

Let's be real: if there ever were a specific time when clear, unproblematic skin decides to act up, it's during the holiday season. Blame it on the copious amount of booze, bites, and feelings of buoyancy abound — a potent cocktail that leads to complacency in our skincare routines and a less-than-stellar complexion. That's not to say a smooth, flawless visage is entirely out of reach, though. Swoopin' in to save the day: the latest skin-saviours in the market that do everything from calm angry, inflamed zits to brighten panda eyes. Now, that's what we call a real Christmas miracle. Below, the best of the bunch that we hope to find under the tree (hint hint).

Skin looking dry and flaky from all that mattifying makeup? Try the Sunday Riley Ice Ceramide Moisturising Cream

While long-wearing, budge-proof makeup is a necessity for holiday parties, they can be less than kind to skin — particularly if you've been donning them for days on end. Rectify this with Sunday Riley's latest moisturiser offering which comes packed with highly-nourishing vitamin E, coconut, and ceramides to quench even the most parched, flaky of complexions. The inclusion of vitamin F is the cherry on top, replenishing lipid levels to grant a plumped, radiant moneymaker.

Skin breaking out after indulging in one too many desserts? Try the Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream

Counterintuitive as it might be sound to reach for yet another sweet treat, we promise that this pick from Glow Recipe won't give you a cavity. Or another crater zit, for that matter. Expect a light-as-air, gentle formulation containing skin-calming ingredients such as banana, chia seed, and magnesium to rejuvenate and restore sensitised complexions to their former glory.

Lips looking parched from all that gabbing? Try the Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask

Rejoice, folks: the intensely-moisturising, fan-favourite formulation has shed its limited-edition status and is now part of Tatcha's permanent line-up. Known for soothing dry, chapped puckers thanks to its blend of Japanese peach seed jelly and camellia oil, we suspect sell-out status is inevitable. Snap this one up, stat — how else are you going to kiss someone under the mistletoe, otherwise?

Dark, puffy eyebags from partyin' all night? Try the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

If cucumbers or chilled spoons aren't doing the job, opt for something that packs a little bit more of a punch. We say Peter Thomas Roth's Gel Eye Patches are certainly up for the task with its skin-smoothing and depuffing capabilities that improve upon the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and dark eye circles instantaneously.

Skin looking dull and tired from all that year-end stress? Try the Bybi Beauty Blueberry Booster

We hate to break it to you, but all those hours spent slaving away on your laptop isn't just detrimental to your mental health — but for your visage, too, with blue light emitted from screens weakening, inflaming and even discolouring complexions. Counter it with a protective, radiance-granting serum that works to absorb those pesky rays and bring the glow back to skin.