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The Skin Detox Products You Will Need After All That Partying

Too much alcohol and partying and too little sleep will take a toll on your complexion. Here, the skin detox lifesavers you'll need in the upcoming weeks.

Christmas, New Year’s and even CNY. The next six weeks is going to involve a ton of good food and great parties. What’s not so fun? How zombie-like our tired skin will look. So here’s a list of the best skincare to unclog pores, get rid of impurities and pollution, protect and detoxify your complexion so you can stay looking fresh during the holiday season.

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Dior One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum, $195
This fresh gel-serum targets both external and internal toxins. Infused with hibiscus extract to help stimulate your skin cell’s natural recycling process, it encourages skin to get rid of toxins so it is better able to heal and renew itself. The result: your complexion will look and feel healthier, more radiant and smoother after just one week. BYBI Beauty Detox Dust, $42
This vegan anti-pollution powder facial mask is made with activated charcoal and kaolin clay to purify skin, helping to draw out toxins and daily grime. It also has a trio of antioxidants – from ginseng, papaya enzyme and lotus extracts – to help repair free radical damage. Another great thing about it, you can even customise it to boost its efficacy. Add honey to brighten your complexion or aloe vera to give a boost of hydration. Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, $150
Created to help boost skin’s “immunity” and vitality, this watery serum uses a natural extracts to strengthen your complexion’s ability to defend itself against attacks, stress and unhealthy lifestyle habits, as well it quickens its healing process. It even has a calming green-floral scent to help encourage a sense of relaxation. Crabtree & Evelyn Crabtree Refresh + Renew Face Foam, $22
A good cleanser is the first step to getting rid of environmental toxins that can harm your skin. This has a blend of bamboo extract and apple AHAs to gently buff away impurities, while apple extract and apple essential water keeps your complexion hydrated. This watery gel has a transformative texture that froths into a rich foam when mixed with water. Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask, $115
Made with mud harvested by hand from the Irish countryside, the jelly-textured mask is rich in minerals, nutrients and antioxidants and helps to deep cleanse, decongest, refine and brighten without drying the complexion. It also has activated charcoal, which helps to draw out impurities and toxins, and Black Hijiki seaweed to hydrate and plump skin. Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra Clarifying Face Oil, $113
Made with 1.5 per cent salicylic acid, this fast-acting, quick-drying oil helps to clear buildup and debris from congested pores to give you a smoother, clearer complexion. It also has tea tree oil to detoxify skin and treat blemishes, licorice to brighten discoloration for a more even-toned complexion, and cucumber seed oil to nourish and soften fine lines. THREE Balancing Cleansing Oil R, $68
Made with 100 per cent naturally derived ingredients, this uses plant extracts to purify skin and remove everything from makeup, dirt, sweat, dead skin cells and sebum to give you a healthier, more balanced, softer and smoother complexion. Philosophy Purity Made Simple Detox Mask, $8 per sheet
This self-bubbling charcoal sheet mask is infused with white willow bark and green tea extracts to help get rid of impurities and minimise the appearance of pores over time. Something really cool about it: it even doubles as a makeup remover. Just leave it on for three minutes, remove the mask and massage your face with wet fingers to remove your makeup. La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life Lotion, $1000
Used as the first step of your skincare regime after cleansing, this essence-in-lotion is infused with platinum extract and helps to boost skin’s natural cellular detoxification process. It helps to reset skin to its optimal health and function, as well as encourages skin regeneration. With constant use, your complexion will feel softer and smoother, and look more radiant. Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask, $88
This is made with Umbrian Clay, which has a high mineral content that works to treat and detox the skin and help to balance, purify and clarify the complexion. It also has chamomile flower and lavender water to soothe, and olive leaf extract to protect against free radical damage.