From eye treatments to blemish busters, these are the best targeted treatments to add to your skincare routine to address your specific concerns.
Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, $92, Kiehl’s
Activated vitamin C, white birch extract and peony extract work in tandem to improve clarity, diminish dark spots and protect against oxidative damage. The crystal clear solution wears well under makeup, so you can be sure it’s working on lightening skin discolourations and boosting brightness throughout the day.
PHYS-AC Perfect Anti-Blemish Fluid, $49.90, A-Derma
Perfect for those with acne-prone skin, this zaps away imperfections with Cicahyalumide, a patented active ingredient that helps to exfoliate and unclog pores. Skin is left matte and moisturised with controlled sebum levels, limiting the adhesion of bacteria that can lead to stubborn spots.
Lip Sleeping Mask, $27, Laneige
A thick glossy balm, this cushiony lip mask revives parched lips overnight. It nourishes with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid while sloughing away dead skin cells for smooth, plump lips by morning.
Multi-Active Eye, $88, Clarins
Rich in depuffing organic teasel, dark-circle relieving horse chestnut, and myrothamnus, a herb said to mitigate the damaging effects of stress and lack of sleep; this pint-sized tube takes on under-eye crepiness and darkness all at once, prepping a smooth base for makeup to glide on line-free.
Defi Lift 3D Perfect Design Revolumising Lip Care, $73, Gatineau
Cell-plumping hyaluronic acid, lavender extract, shea butter and jojoba seed extract inject lips with rich, lasting hydration. You’ll get the effects of a lip filler almost naturally, instantly.
Cacao Okra Age Defying Eye Serum, $79.90, Kew Organics
On top of organic cocoa and okra, this enzyme-rich serum contains vitamins A, C and E to fight free radicals, omega-6 fatty acids to accelerate cell renewal, calendula to increase blood flow and shea butter to moisturise, making for quite the all natural eye brightener.
Blue Serum Eye, $107, Chanel
A potent concoction of green coffee, lentisk gum extract and olive oil awakens skin’s restorative properties to make it bouncier and brighter. Just pat it under and around the
eyes to instantly invigorate, firm and add radiance.
The Eye Mask, $80 for a box of six, MDNA Skin
This microfibre sheet mask fits snugly onto under-eye contours. A rayon layer dispenses an ocean-based probiotic serum to treat wrinkles and dark circles, while red algae and Irish moss add extra hydration for brighter eyes.
Orchidée Impériale Eye and Lip Cream, $314, Guerlain
What lies in this gem-like jar is a power-packed cream that brightens and plumps delicate, line-prone areas like the lips and eyes. It’s formulated with Gold Orchid Technology to reduce lines and puffiness with every use, absorbing quickly into a non greasy film so you can wear it under your lippie.
R.N.A. Power Eye Cream, $149, SK-II
“Late nights don’t just spell dark circles for me, but also dehydration and puffiness. Powered by SK-II’s RNArchitect Complex nourishing Pitera with hydrolysed soy yeast extracts, this light yet intensely hydrating eye cream smoothes over fine lines and any sins from the night before.”—Hanan Haddad