The luxurious skincare bestsellers that rescue any skin situation
It’s been a long day (or possibly, night). You plonk yourself in a comfortable seat, ready to unwind. But the only thing you can feel are a sensitive, irritated face, a heaviness behind your eyes and a vague tingling that likely signals the dawn of a brand-new blemish - lucky you.
With a week like the one past, ticking skincare off your to-do list was always going to be challenging. No biggie, congratulate yourself on all you’ve achieved, then steal 20 minutes (can be slashed to 10) to buy back some quality you-time, and allow your skin to be revived by these skincare superheros. It's always a great idea to take your cues from the beauty community – these luxurious bottles of complexion goals aren’t on the bestseller list for nothing.
Mecca Hydrating Sheet Mask
Pictured above: Lit From Within Illuminating Drops, Lit From Within Enlightened Powder, Lit From Within Illuminating Balm, Lit From Within Primer, Meccamorphosis Moisturiser, Bright Eyed Eye Masks and Hydrating Sheet Mask all available from Mecca Cosmetics.
For critical skin emergencies, call in Mecca’s Hydrating Sheet Masks. These 15-minute, radiance boosters deliver triple-duty beauty promising to illuminate, hydrate and perfect your complexion in one heroic hit. Their superpower lies in the brightening hydrogel which delivers high speed concentrated doses of clever ingredients such as a brightening white flower complex and vitamin C to rescue even the most distressed damsel (or dude).
Those in favour recommend sliding at least one mask into your flight bag to ward off travel skin dramas, and the subdued scent is also a plus for customers who prefer to choose their own fragrance to match their downtime.
LA MER The Eye Concentrate
Available from David Jones and Mecca Cosmetica.
La Mer products all start with an elixir called Miracle broth™, made from Pacific sea kelp plus precious vitamins and minerals, this concoction is the life-force that gives La Mer products their revitalising energy.
The Eye Concentrate is also formulated with hematite, a magnetically-charged mineral, to help ease the appearance of dark circles, surface discolorations and unevenness. As an added bonus, lines and wrinkles also soften. Win, win! Used consistently over time, those who are loyal to this wonder potion can expect a healthier, smoother and more luminous under-eye area.
Fans La Mer’s Eye Concentrate report that they adore the ‘glow’ they get from using it, praising its cooling, silver-tipped applicator that allows the cream to glide on. The consistency is on the lighter side, making it a refreshing choice for warmer climates, and ideal for daytime use when eye cream residue just won’t do.
AESOP B Triple C Facial Balancing Gel
Available from and David Jones.
While famous for their heaven-scented hand wash populating lush bathrooms the world over, it would be a miss to overlook Aesop for their assortment of results-driven, skincare formulas. These little gems don’t just delight your sensory receptors, they work - hard. On their most popular list is the Be Triple C Facial Brightening Gel, an antioxidant powerhouse that adds light hydration to thirsty skin. Think of this as a combination treatment and moisturiser timesaver, one step is always better than two, busy bees. Add to that a robust texture and a natural matte finish and this gel formula makes perfect company for urban dwellers and those living in humid climates.
Super users of this gel advise oily-skinned folk not to be misled by the slightly thicker consistency, a quick hand-warming plus a gentle pat-in application is said to sink the gel into pores without a trace of residue or tackiness. All hail the nirvana of grease free treatment formulas.
L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream
Available from L'Occitane.
If your complexion is in need of a vitamin hit, go for L’Occitane’s Immortelle Divine Cream, a complete face moisturiser that defends against visible signs of ageing using its high concentration of immortelle essential oil, containing 2x more anti-oxidants than Vitamin E.
The feel on the skin can only be described as light yet ‘velvety’, dissolving into pores to instantly nourish and soften.
Fans of the Immortelle Divine Cream applaud the lightweight consistency that still manages to seriously hydrate stressed, dry skin. Another pro is the cream’s ability to last perfectly throughout the day without making skin oily, try it under makeup for results with staying power.
Want to summon even more antioxidant power? Just mix one drop of Immortelle Divine Youth Oil into a small amount of Immortelle Divine Cream before application to strengthen its power to megawatt status.