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For many people, the holidays represent an excuse to eat and drink like there’s no tomorrow. However, tomorrow comes and the aftermath of Christmas parties leave behind dehydrated skin, a dull complexion, and dark and puffy under eyes. Fear not! A few easy steps can be taken to restore the skin, or at least mask the most obvious signs.

Using Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD), we have selected 5 + 1 beauty products to help recover from the holiday revelry.

The shower gel:

Axe Anti-Hangover 2in1 Body & Hair Wash: This re-invigorating shower gel contains magnesium and oxygen, and claims to bring users ‘back to life’ after a wild night.


The eye cream:

Ysiance Anti-Dark Circles Roll-On: contains caffeine and provitamin B5 and is claimed to reduce dark circles and bags, while having an immediate anti-fatigue effect, and providing a fresh sensation thanks to its rolling ball that softly massages the skin.


The moisturiser:

Pacifica Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream: This moisturiser is described as a deeply hydrating, oil-free, daily cream which is suitable for all skin types, especially stressed skin. It contains coconut water and vegan probiotics, and is said to boost hydration and fight a skin hangover.


The face primer:

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer: This vegan-friendly, paraben- and silicone-free primer features a unique combination of coconut water, probiotics and skin revivers, acting like an energy drink for the skin to boost elasticity and tone, nourish, soothe, and smooth the complexion, while offering the appearance of a full night’s rest and locking down make-up for fresher, longer, and more flawless wear.


The concealer:

BeneFit Boi-Ing Brightening Concealer: The product is designed to cover any imperfections, dark circles, and discolouration, perking up dull, tired eyes, and giving a radiant finish. Its creamy, blendable, and colour-correcting formula gives a brightening effect to the under eye area.


The emergency kit, when nothing else seems to work:

Skyn Iceland, Skin Hangover Emergency Relief Kit For Face and Eyes: Described as a skin relief kit for over stressed and tired skin, this kit includes: Icelandic Relief Eye Pen, a lightweight eye cream in a pen to minimize puffiness, wrinkles, and under eye circles; Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, a cooling under eye gel patch to help firm, tone, and de-puff skin; Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion, a light moisturiser that cools and detoxifies dehydrated, stressed skin; and Fresh Start Mask, a weekly detoxing, anti-dullness, and anti-ageing two-step mask.