‘Tis the season! The holidays are upon us and things are looking merry + bright. On the other hand—holiday parties, crowded airports, and late evenings can leave us feeling some major burnout. Before you go over-spiking your eggnog, our holiday survival guide is here to help you look and feel your very best all season long. So, what are you waiting for? These fool-proof beauty tips are just what you need to keep spirits bright—okay, and maybe a little spiked eggnog.
Up Your Cleansing Routine
When things get hectic it’s easy to start cutting corners. For us, it’s all too easy to skimp on our facial cleansing routine. While this may seem innocent enough, leaving makeup and impurities on your skin for prolonged periods can leave skin dull, dry, and even irritated. Do yourself a favor and step up your cleansing routine with EVE LOM The Cleanser + Muslin Cloth. This powerful cleanser features Egyptian chamomile, hops, eucalyptus oil, and cocoa butter to gently remove stubborn makeup leaving skin soft and radiant.
For optimal cleansing in a pinch, Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water is a tried + true favorite for cleansing skin of makeup and dirt—no rinsing required. The pH balancing formula nourishes and promotes clear, healthy skin. And, when you’re really in need of a clean slate, reach for GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment. This soothing clay-mud mask detoxifies skin helping to purge impurities, unclog pores, and improve hyperpigmentation for bright, radiant skin in just minutes.
Try Powerful Pick-Me-Ups
When it comes to the holidays, we’re all about saving time. So, it should come as no surprise that we flock to products with major multi-tasking power. Ultra-effective formulas, powerful ingredients, and travel-friendly packaging are all a MUST. The cult-coveted Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment has become iconic for its immediate results. Formulated with high-potency lactic acid, it smooths, firms, and exfoliates dead skin cells, for brighter, more radiant skin in three minutes (you read that right!).
To eliminate the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, we love IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer. This makeup-meets-skincare concealer is full of youth-inducing peptides, vitamins, antioxidants, hydrolyzed collagen, and hyaluronic acid that treats the eye area. The highly-pigmented formula provides natural-looking, blendable coverage to conceal lines, dark spots, and redness.
Pro Tip: Got an extra 15 minutes? When you find yourself on a flight or just soaking up some downtime, treat yourself to Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks. The gold foil eye masks are individually packaged (note: super travel friendly) and packed with calendula, camu camu extract, aloe leaf, and lavender oil to comfort, soothe and refresh under-eyes.
Show Tresses a Little TLC
We love a glam holiday party as much as anyone, but our hair? Not so much. Exposing tresses to excessive heat and styling can leave hair dry, prone to breakage, and lifeless. Luckily, we have some go-to hair care picks to keep strands looking luxe. Oribe Balm D’or is an ultra-lightweight styling shield that nourishes hair and protects tresses from heat damage. The vegan formula leaves hair with a fresh, salon-worthy feel and delivers gorgeous shine.
The easiest way to press the rewind button on dry, damaged hair? A great hair mask. Just like a nourishing face mask, hair masks restore essential nutrients and hydration to strengthen and fortify hair. For fine and normal hair types, we love Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil. The antioxidant rich cream repairs hair from root to tip with lasting results. For thick, coarse, ultra-dry hair—reach for Leonor Greyl Masque Orchidee Conditioning Mask for Thick, Dry Hair. The mask deeply hydrates and repairs with a light, irresistible orchid scent.
Craving more ultra-effective beauty products? Shop our entire Holiday Survival Guide to keep you looking + feeling great from now ‘til New Years.