Get your day off to a good start with a morning skincare routine that cleanses, nourishes and tackles any concern from dryness to dark circles. We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch for every step along the way.
The Eye Serum
You heard it here first: yes, you need an eye serum. And with Lancôme Génefique Eye Light-Pearl you get a brightening wrinkle-fighting formula and massaging applicator in one.Oh, and it fortifies lashes too. lancome.com.hk
The Lip Balm
Organic coconut oil, apricot kernel oil, shea butter and dryness-fighting glasswort extract come together in the oh-so-soothing Delarom Lips Protecting Balm. And it has a great mirror under the cap. k11beauty.com
From its amethyst-hued packaging and satisfying magnetic closure system to its silky serum-like texture and subtle floral scent, the La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Ltion is a pleasure to look at as well as to use. The product is designed to be the first step, after cleansing, in your skincare routine and works to support the skin’s cellular detoxification processes — repairing existing damage, preventing future damage and optimising skin function. laprairie.com.hk
The VALMONT V-Shape Filling Eye Balm works to firm the skin around the eyes while reducing unsightly bags, puffiness and drooping eyelids. Over time it also strengthens and deifies the skin and its “dermal extra cellular matrix”. All that and it feels good too. evalmont.com.hk
The Day Creams
Different skin types need different moisturisers so we’ve rounded up our favourites for dry, normal and ageing complexions alike. Each provides adequate hydration and has a distinct texture so you can layer or swap as the seasons or your needs change. Just remember to apply every day for the best results!
Brand new for 2019, Clarins Extra-Firming Day lifts, firms and gently hydrates with a kick of kangaroo flower. clarins.com.hk
With a richer texture and black diamond truffle extracts, Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate D diamond Transformative Energy Crème Rich rescues dull, dry ageing skin. esteelauder.com.hk
SU:M37 Water-full Water Gel Cream absorbs quickly and hydrates deeply. Follow our lead and store it in the fridge. facebook.com/sum37hongkong
What began as a nice addition to our beauty regimen has now become a must-have treatment and first line of defence against ageing and all manner of skin concerns. We tried and tested a slew of serums and found these four to be our favourites.
Specially designed for very dry skin, Babor Ampoule Concentrates Repair: Multi Vitamin feature a complex of vitamins A, E, provitamin B5 and biotin to improve resilience and protect the skin barrier. We like the instant plumping effect and soft scent. Those with other skin types or concerns can check the full ampoule range. babor.com
Long a favourite for its silky texture and brightening powers, Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum gets our vote when we want a lightweight formula that can still tackle our dark spots and prevent new ones from forming. The easily absorbed serum is also great for day or night. hk.caudalie.com
The bottle looks like a lightsabre,and maybe Pola Grandluxe II isone — for our skin, at least. The high-tech formula, developedbased on Nobel prize-winning science, goes on like a shimmering lotion and is said to help release coenzymes with a wavelength of light that’s the same as that of beautiful. skin.pola.com.hk
Chantecaille Bio Lifting Serum+ is an anti-ageing powerhouse, packed with scientific skincare breakthroughs like lipopeptides, plant stem cells and blue-light-pollution blockers. You can find us applying and sniffing the rosy liquid all day long. chantecaille.com.hk
We all need something to protect our skin from UV radiation. Our choice? Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ because it may be light but it offers major protection from the sun, pollution and all those nasty things we’d prefer to avoid. kiehls.com.hk