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The Beauty Products You Need To Treat Sun-Damaged Skin

#1: Arcona The Solution, $62, Sephora
This night-time treatment promises to strengthen skin’s barrier function and combat free radical damage with an anti-oxidant complex. It also has witch hazel water to reduce inflammation and itch caused by flaking skin. #2: L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Youth Oil, $89
Facial oils are an effective way to restore skin’s moisture balance after overexposure to the sun. This boasts essential oil extracted from the Immortelle flower – known for its restorative properties – plus vitamin E to provide quick relief while repairing damage. #3: Porcelain Soothe Aloe Recovery Gel, $128
Made with 99 per cent stabilised aloe vera (ie aloe that’s as close to its natural state as possible), this gel helps to prevent further inflammation, soothe skin tightness, and restore skin’s moisture balance. P.S. It can also be used on burns and small cuts. #4: Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Serum, $63, Sephora
This melt-in-your-skin serum contains Centella Asiatica, a traditional Asian herbal ingredient with antioxidant benefits and said to stimulate collagen synthesis to repair damaged and reddened skin. #5: Shiseido Perfect UV Protector S SPF50+/PA++++, $63
Basic fact: Applying sunscreen helps to reduce further exposure to UV rays. This high-SPF-protection and water-resistant sunscreen is free of parabens, alcohol and fragrance, and is gentle enough for kids too. #6: Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque, $62
For skin that’s been irritated by the sun, instant comfort is a five-minute mask application away. This soothing gel mask is packed with hand-picked marigold petals and aloe leaf juice to hydrate and rejuvenate. The calming scent of camomile and lemon essential oils is a sensorial bonus. #7: Lancome Advanced Genifique Sensitive Dual Concentrate, $120
Formulated for sensitive skin, this smart serum has soothing probiotics that combat inflammation and supposedly strengthen skin’s barrier function. Two other ingredients – ferulic acid and vitamin E – help counter oxidative stress, and are kept in a separate ampoule that’s only mixed in on first use to maximise freshness and efficacy. #8: Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner, $69
This gentle, alcohol-free toner is formulated with soothing rosewater. Plus, angelica leaf extract and hyaluronic acid provide a surge of much-needed moisture, leaving skin soft and silky smooth. Main image: This story first appeared in Female’s December 2017 issue.  Like this? Check out the new k-beauty trend the internet is obsessed with, the new positive movement to keep up with: embracing natural beauty and the Korean skincare brand to know about.