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Beauty Beauty How-To: Upgrade Your Post-Holiday Skincare Routine

Beauty How-To: Upgrade Your Post-Holiday Skincare Routine

Beauty How-To: Upgrade Your Post-Holiday Skincare Routine
By Sharmaine Uy
December 28, 2017
Now that we’re nearing the end of the year, the holiday hubbub is finally drawing to a close. That means the time has also come for you to re-evaluate your past deeds and plan for a better 2018. The same goes for skincare. With the undue stress that the holidays has brought onto you and your skin, you will want to treat yourself better as you ring in the new year. Rustan’s The Beauty Source has just exactly what you need for a better regimen. Here are some must-haves to consider:

Nighttime wonders

Nightly skincare rituals may be tiresome to follow especially after a long day, but it’s when you sleep that your skin gets to revive itself naturally. Give the process a much-needed boost by adding the following to your regimen:

Clarins Multi-Active Nuit harnesses nature’s best offerings to enhance the skin’s process of repair. With ingredients like teasel extract and organic California poppy extract, the crème delivers targeted action onto skin and helps it become smooth, toned, and rested in the morning.

The under eye area is the most sensitive part of the face. Take good care of it by applying Nuxe White Eye Contour, and you will see the dark circles lighten in time.

The lip area is susceptible to signs of ageing, which can be intensified by UV-ray exposure and also by everyday facial strains. To counter this, use Dermalogica’s Nightly Lip Treatment.

Intensive care

If you’ve subjected your skin to extreme conditions (perhaps you’ve been on a trip to either a sweltering island paradise or a cabin in the freezing mountainside), you need something that will address the possible damage caused by these changes. Consider the following:

Honey is known for its skincare benefits, and Guerlain’s Abeille Royale Black Bee Honey Balm puts it to good use. The balm contains concentrates of Ouessant black bee honey, which optimises skin repair.

Another common skin issue that requires rigourous attention is puffiness, which is addressed by Clarins’ V-Facial Intensive Wrap. With its special cocktail of extracts of beautyberry, zerumbet ginger, and escin from horse chestnut, puffiness is reduced. Say hello to a V-contour!

Defying time

The stress from the holidays can also speed up skin ageing, leading to unwanted lines and loose pockets. While this process is inevitable, you can do your part in helping your skin retain its youthful quality by trying the following:

The Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Serum is designed to target skin that’s starting to show a lack of firmness, elasticity, and definition. Also, the aromatherapeutic benefit of frankincense is a godsend in moments when you feel especially tense.

The Clarins Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate pulls a double-duty—cleanses with the heat of a warm bath or shower and tones every inch of the body into shape. This is how you make the most out of a relaxing shower.

Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II is known for its ability to fight all key signs of ageing, revealing smoother and younger looking skin.

Lift Argan Divine Perfection Smoother specifically targets deep wrinkles through active ingredients like the Rose of Jericho that plumps the skin and diminishes irregularities.

Super multitaskers

Products that serve more than one purpose are great for when you’re rushing, or if you simply don’t have enough time in your every day life to luxuriate in a skincare process. Here are some items you can look out for:

Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum combines anti-ageing ingredient alguronic acid with nourishing microalgae oil and a potent Vitamin C derivative to smoothen skin, minimise depth and volume of deep wrinkles, correct discolourations, and boost radiance.

Dermalogica’s Age Reversal Eye Complex is pumped with vitamins that address issues like fine lines, dark circles, and weak skin brought about by ageing. 

Mario Badescu’s Enzyme Cleansing Gel lives up to its “multitasker” reputation by providing cleansing, brightening, and gently exfoliating benefits. It’s also suitable for any skin type, and is able to dissolve away makeup, oil, and impurities.


It’s never too late to improve your skincare routine! For all your beauty needs, visit Rustan's The Beauty Source at Rustan's Makati, Shangri-La Plaza, Gateway Mall, Alabang Town Centre, and Ayala Centre Cebu.


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