We love party season, but we aren’t fans of the accompanying hangover. A late night with too many refills wreaks havoc with our skin (dark circles, dryness, redness—the works). Luckily, we’ve found a few lifesaver beauty products that’ll come to the rescue when you’ve overindulged. Whilst you’re drinking water by the gallon, these revitalising, energising buys will have you feeling better in no time… or faking it till you do. Whether you have time for a shower, a bath or neither, your skin will thank you for the extra effort. Whilst these products will work hard for the month of December, they’re not just anti-hangover; you can add them to your beauty arsenal year-round. Keep scrolling to shop our miracle buys.
Charlotte Tilbury has your faux-glow sorted, and when you need it most.
There’s a reason Drunk Elephant is a cult favourite. These minis will save your face from the punishing party season schedule. They’re free from drying alcohols, silicones, chemical screens, fragrance and dyes, meaning your skin gets all the goodness with none of the nasties.
If you have time for a bath, these calming salts will leave you relaxed yet revitalised.
Our answer to any bad day is put on a red lip and fake it till you make it.
Brush your body back to life. (Always brush upwards towards the heart.)
Hyaluronic acid and cold water marine algae = super-powered hydration for your tired eyes.
Exfoliate away the night before, leaving your skin silky soft.
This is our favourite (and affordable) cheat for glowing skin, even on days when ours looks dry and tired. It’s a real miracle worker.
Curling our lashes is our quick trick for making our tired eyes look a little bit brighter.
When you finally get to bed again, put this on to revive your skin. It’s our overnight secret weapon.
From our new favourite brand, Sunday Riley. This super-moisturiser will infuse your skin with intense hydration and the anti-ageing qualities of vitamin C.
It’s now that you need a concealer with serious coverage and staying power. Enter: Cover FX.
The name says it all here. With retinol, alpha lipoic acid and restorative vitamin E, consider this the skincare equivalent to drinking your two litres of water.
This device makes for some quick skin-plumping magic. It’ll improve circulation, stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage, and leave your skin distinctly more radiant.
If you have time, why not pamper yourself with a luxurious mask. We often neglect our body, especially our footcare (which have it hard this time of year.) Reindulge and feel instantly lighter.
Coffee won’t just wake you up when taken in latte-form… Caffeine has the same effect on your skin. This under-eye cream will help to reduce dark circles, is anti-inflammatory and prevents against free radicals.
Our go-to primer on days when we’ve overindulged.
The fact that you can pop this hydrating mask in the fridge for an extra cooling and de-puffing effect is frankly heaven.
If you were ever in the need for a skin detox, it’s now.
Scrub away the night before with this antioxidant-rich exfoliator.
Even the cooling roller ball alone is enough to feel de-puffing. This clever concentrate refreshes the eye contour and soothes eye bags.
If there’s ever a time you need to fake an English rose “just had a lovely walk” complexion, it’s on a hungover day.
We, for one, have no energy to put into our haircare when we’ve partied too hard the night before. In comes this three-set kit for style with no effort…
Perfect to help you fake a healthy glow, as well as feeling revitalised by the cooling mist, two beauty birds with one stone.
Your skin will be thirsty for hydration; give it a glow-boost with this energising serum. Its super-concentrated ingredients will enliven your complexion.
If you’ve slept in post-party (or not slept at all but have to function the next day), saving time is crucial. The fact that this glow-up face mask works in one minute is ideal.
Post shower, indulge with this revitalising oil. Your body will thank you.
The effects of drinking can cause heightened anxiety. Add a few drops of this gorgeous oil on your wrists to relax. Small enough to pop in your bag for on-the-go, too.
We can vouch that this smells divine—and will leave your tired skin moisturised to perfection.
With cucumber, fruit juice and liquorice root extract, this mask will wake up your peepers in no time.
With glycolic acid and brightening vitamin B3, this toner is both skin soothing and accelerates cell renewal. A perfect duo to make tired, dull skin look luminous.
We love any product that makes our life easier, especially when we don't feel our best. Dab this on lips and cheeks for an instantly healthy-looking complexion. Multitasking at its best.
Dry dehydrated lips, begone.
When you need to see the effects of a serum, like, now. In comes Cult51's Immediate effect serum…
For a glow with none of the faff, this best-selling highlighter will leave cheekbones shimmering without looking OTT.
An investment, yes—but your skin will love you for it.
Counteract that late night with these caffeine and arnica-infused patches. They'll de-puff, help diminish the appearance of dark circles and enhance elasticity.
Your tired skin will love this mask, which mimics the effects of a good night’s sleep. It even contains our favourite skincare ingredient—soothing prickly pear extract.
We've never needed an awakening product more.
Say farewell to that pesky post-drinking shine.
You need moisture, and you need it now. Allow these masks to restore dull skin and reduce redness.