Perk Up Your Festive Cheer With These Skincare Must-Haves | Clozette

Everyone wants to look their best during the holiday season. It’s that time of the year for office parties, reunions and get-togethers. Of course, it makes sense that you’d want to look nothing less than flawless. While the quickest way to achieve that is to wear full coverage foundation and apply some killer highlighter, we’re here to remind you that nothing beats having healthy skin. Gear up and start prepping your skin to achieve that coveted radiant complexion just in time for the festivities. 

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

USD28.17 (

If you haven’t jumped on the oil cleansing bandwagon yet, now’s the time to do so. Cleansing oils will not only help get rid of makeup but also deep-seated impurities. It can even unclog pores to prevent further breakouts. We suggest that you give the highly-praised DHC Deep Cleansing Oil a try and you just might love it.

Pixi Retinol Tonic 

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The key to glowing skin is to exfoliate your skin regularly. We recommend using a gentle chemical exfoliant like the Pixi Retinol Tonic for an even skin turnover. Nobody wants that patchy peeling look anyway. As a bonus, this retinol tonic also boosts collagen production and soothe sensitive skin. Bye bye, flare-ups!

Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX 

USD83.99, 90ml (

Before piling on the serums and facial oils, the first thing you need to do is to prepare the skin for maximum absorption. Using a cleanser is good but take it to the next level and apply an activating serum like the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX that will help potent skincare products penetrate your skin deeper, making it more effective in giving you that bouncy, clear skin.

Clarins Double Serum

USD96.83, 50ml ( 

Moving on to the heart of a skincare routine, upgrade your usual, lightweight serum to a premium one that packs a punch. For this, you might want to check out the latest edition of Clarins’ Double Serum. It’s an award-winning serum that delivers both essential oil-soluble and water-soluble skincare ingredients to address dryness, signs of ageing, dullness and loss of firmness.

For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask 

USD23.89 (

A few days before a social gathering, swap your regular sleeping mask or moisturiser for a powerful sheet mask with loads of benefits. It can also do the job of sealing in all the serums plus add more nourishing skincare ingredients to boost your complexion. Try For Beloved One’s Melasleep Whitening Bio-Cellulose sheet mask that effectively reduces blemishes and moisturises skin.

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

USD32 (

There’s a reason why face mists are popular among skincare enthusiast and that’s because of its ability to refresh makeup and hydrate skin at the same time, giving you a naturally dewy, healthier-looking complexion with continuous use. Go for Herbivore’s Rose Hibiscus hydrating face mist; it has natural humectants and enriched with coconut water.

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There's no denying it, cannabis beauty products are on the rise. We know what you're thinking, and, no, these items are not gonna get you high. Hemp barely contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the chemical with psychoactive effects. Instead, it has an abundance of Cannabidiol (CBD) and this compound has been found to be rich in antioxidants and beneficial in fighting skin inflammation like acne. Additionally, hemp seed oil is also a rich source of vitamin E, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. 

Because of these amazing skin benefits, beauty brands have been recently infusing their products with hemp or hemp seed. One of the first ones to do so is The Body Shop, who released an entire line of hemp skincare which included a hand cream and hydrating lotion. 

Several upcoming beauty brands have also been using hemp as one of their key ingredients in some of their popular products. For example, Krave Beauty used hemp seed oil in their bestselling Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser because of its essential amino acids, linoleic acid content and antibacterial properties.

You can also find hemp-derived cannabis oil in makeup products like in Milk Makeup's Kush Mascara, where it's serves as a hydrating agent to condition the lashes. Such a versatile ingredient!

And if you think that hemp is just a hippie ingredient that's used by nature-oriented and young brands, you're wrong. Even household names in skincare have decided to join the green movement. Eve Lom released their star product called Radiance Face Oil that contains hemp seed oil in its blend.

Origins has also launched the Hello, Calm Relaxing & Hydrating Face Mask, which has gained rave reviews from beauty vloggers.

But arguably, what cemented hemp's reputation as a beneficial skincare ingredient rather than a recreational chemical is when heritage brand Kiehl's released their Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate

You may wonder why we're only hearing about this promising skincare ingredient now and the answer is fairly obvious. For decades, hemp has been taboo due to its similarities to the marijuana plant. But the good news is, this misconception is slowly fading away. This coming January, hemp farming will be legal in the United States. And to the beauty community, that means we can expect more competitive hemp-based skincare and makeup product releases from various brands soon. 

(Cover photo from: @thebodyshop)