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The best skincare products for self-care at home during MCO 2.0

 
The best skincare products for self-care at home during MCO 2.0

As we enter the MCO 2.0, it’s crucial to keep ourselves sane and one of the easiest ways to keep our mental health in check is by practising self-care — whether it’s lighting your favorite candle while settling in with a good book or expertly going through your multi-step skincare regimen.

For us, a daily skincare ritual definitely gives our life some normalcy and doing something positive for our looks provides emotional support, especially during emotive times like these. On top of that, skipping that crowded commute and not going out in the sun doesn’t guarantee your skin will stay healthy or even acne-free. We’re all in this together, so we have taken it upon ourselves and put together a comprehensive list of skincare products you should consider adding to your daily routine,  to make your “me time” during your home quarantine extra special.

 

Holy Portions

Face serums are like spices for the skin: they may be small and lightweight, but don’t underestimate their potency. With active ingredients that promise to lift, calm, brighten, hydrate and smooth, these highly concentrated formulas solve skin problems more effectively than just applying a moisturiser.

Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum
Drunk Elephant C-Firma™ Vitamin C Day Serum
La Roche-Posay Vitamin C Serum
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Crème de la Crème

Hydration is key to healthy skin and this is why moisturisers are important. They seal, support and protect the top layers of the skin while perking it up, giving you a healthy glow, and at the same time, minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as pigmentation.

Sunday Riley Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream
Aesop Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Gel Cream
La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

 

Let Go of The Baggage

An eye mask a day keeps dark circles, fine lines, dryness and puffiness at bay. Rather than concealing by layering on makeup, treat your tired eyes with some extra love with these miracle workers. After all, your delicate eye area certainly deserve extra TLC.

Chanel LE LIFT Firming Anti-Wrinkle Flash Eye Revitalizer
Elemis Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask
Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask
_Verso Reviving Eye Mask

 

Put on a Mask

The best sheet masks can do wonder for your skin. They plump and hydrate, brighten and smooth tired skin, shrink pores, all in the space of 20 minutes. Use them once or twice a week to leave skin looking instantly refreshed.

 

 

Credits:

Photography Etcheverry Damien (@damienetcheverryphotographe)
Hair Etcheverry Anthony (@monsieur_anthony_paris)
Grooming Claverie Benoit (@claveriebenoit)
Nails Aïssi Delphine (@delphineaissi_ydalagence)
Model Henrotay Maxime (@henrotaymaxime) /Select Model London (@selectmodellondon)