Hands up if you had one too many Quality Street over Christmas? On the ELLE Beauty desk we’ve been feeling the after effects of over-indulging, and it’s wreaked havoc on our skin, making it dull and problematic. Time is of the essence (we want our good skin back!) so we’ve rounded up the best quick-fix solutions to give us a healthy-skin glow and eradicate our unwelcome blemishes fast.
Lancôme Photogenic Lumessence, £29Extracts of mother-of-pearl reflect light, making your skin look luminous and dewy even in the depths of winter. The lightweight formula actually works as a moisturiser too so it keeps your skin feeling hydrated all day long.
This French brand is no frills, no scents, just expert skincare that really does work. Use this soothing multi-purpose, balm as quick-fix face mask, to relieve chapped lips or to soothe dry elbows.
A cult beauty product that guarantees a light-reflecting glow and satin finish. Just dab a small dot on to your cheek bones and just above your brows to perk-up your complexion and define your cheek bones.
Renowned for its skin healing properties this face elixir uses natural essential oils to restore your skin’s natural glow.
Does your skin need something a little more hardcore? This active peel works to remove dead skin cells that lead to blemishes and blackheads without being too abrasive or uncomfortable.
It’s not just your waistline that suffers, did you know after periods of stress or overindulgence our skin’s barrier can become fragile which can lead to skin problems such as dryness and acne? Use this super-hydrating, non-greasy moisturiser twice a day to keep your skin feeling fresh.
If you have discolouration or age spots then you need this product. The Vitamin C instantly revives the appearance of your skin by fighting free radicals whilst the advanced formula stops your skin from forming melanin (the cause of both problems) preventing further damage.
A cheaper, less invasive, alternative to chemical fillers that still gives instant results. The active ingredient, Hyaluronic acid, can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water – meaning that this gel helps your everyday moisturiser to hydrate your skin even more.
Buffing away any dead skin cells is a must for glowing skin. This is gentle enough for even sensitive skin but still as effective as harsher products.
Give your skin a big dose of Vitamin C goodness with this anti-inflammation cream. It leavings your skin feeling soft and fresh without weighing it down.
A 60-second miracle that you need in your beauty cabinet. It may be pricey but it removes six times more dirt and make-up than your regular cleanser. The gentle vibrations work to dissolve any stubborn impurities, leaving your skin looking and feeling, smoother and healthier.