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Every Skincare Product You Will Need To Maintain Your Complexion For Chinese New Year

Trust us, you will need them.

If your skin is not ready for another round of late nights (read: it was just Christmas and New Year’s Eve a few weeks back) over the Chinese New Year period, here are some of the skincare products you might want on standby. They help to protect stressed and tired complexions, while ensuring your skin drinks up sufficient moisture for healthier-looking skin.

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Mamonde Red Energy Recovery Serum, $62
This skin recovery serum aims to treat and heal damaged complexions through its Blossoming Energy Technology that stimulates energy production by activating the mitochondria (the skin’s energy-producing cell) and also increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture. The result: skin is strengthened and more resilient. Plus, it also contains pomegranate-derived polyphenol, which is rich in antioxidant properties to protect skin from free radical damage and harmful external aggressors. Dior L’Or de Vie Le Sérum, $940
A luxurious serum that repairs tired, damaged skin by harnessing the powers of yquem botrytis cinerea, a precious living micro-organism that is reportedly packed with antioxidants, as well as regenerative and healing properties. It uses a unique bio-fermentation process to produce the concentrated yquem extract to aid in skin repair. Each bottle is said to contain 100 per cent of this precious extract, which helps to strengthen and fight signs of skin ageing.  Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask, $45
After a long day of visiting, doing a 10-step skincare routine may not be ideal. Thus, it is important to streamline and use only the products that will benefit your skin so you will wake up with a glowing complexion. This overnight sleeping mask is definitely our go-to as not only does it help to soothe and calm thanks to the natural and powerful cica ingredient forest yeast, it also helps to strengthen the skin’s barrier while you snooze. And of course, it provides intense hydration and nourishment during the night when the skin weakens due to moisture and oil loss. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Serum Mask, $95
Dark eye circles and puffiness are likely to happen after several late nights and early mornings. This hydrogel eye sheet mask helps to combat that by using ginseng through a patented Steamed Ginseng Water Concentrate to impart moisture for plumper, firmer skin around the eyes. It also aids in promoting collagen synthesis in the dermis to revitalise delicate skin for a healthier, more awake appearance. Guerlain Orchideee Impeeriale Night Serum, $756
Powered by the brand’s Night Cell Respiration Technology, this night serum specifically skin puffiness and wrinkles to visibly plump up complexions and decongest. It is also formulated with a Cell Respiration Technology, which delivers superior anti-aging effects to the skin thanks to a powerful duo of orchids. The result: skin appears firmer, brighter and smoother. Gallinee Face Vinegar, $42, Sephora
Used as a toner, this harnesses the powers of good bacteria to treat and care for the skin’s protective ecosystem. This is made with antioxidant-rich hibiscus vinegar, which is known for its exfoliating and soothing properties. It also contains algae prebiotics, which is made up of extracts from green and brown algae, seawater and marine polysaccharides that work together to fight against signs of stress and redness on the skin.  Chantecaille Stress Repair Concentrate+, $350
If you are one who prefers applying eye creams instead of using sheet masks, this is one product you should consider adding to cart. It is boosted with a lipopeptide and bionymph stem cell extract to increase and speed up collagen and hyaluronic acid production, in which the latter is a superior ingredient to hydrate skin. The result: plumper, more lifted skin around the peepers. It is also made with anti-ageing and de-stressing active botanicals to boost radiance for a more luminous appearance. Dear Dahlia Skin Paradise Tone-Up Sun Cushion, $59, Sephora
Sunscreen is a step you should never skip. This has a lightweight formula that contains plant-based ingredients to protect skin from harmful UV rays and prevents early signs of skin ageing. Plus, the hydrating formula gives a tone-up effect for a more radiant and luminous complexion.