OUR PICKS OF THE BEST ANTI-STRESS SKINCARE
Dr Dennis Gross B3 Adaptive Superfoods Rescue Super Serum, $115
This serum is packed with superfoods like avocado, perilla sprouts, cacao, and coffee to correct the damage done by stress. It reduces the look of fine lines and regulates collagen production for firmer skin.
Clarins Calm-Essentiel Restoring Treatment Oil, $100 Sensitive skin will rejoice with this lightweight oil, which provides immediate comfort for reactive skin, while providing intense moisture as it protects against pollution. Its blend of clary sage extract and organic apricot oil helps to relax as it nourishes thirsty skin.
Glowdrop 4-in-1 Facial Device with Nasa-inspired LED Lights, $120
This double-sided cleansing brush helps with sensitive skin, and uses red and blue LED lights to work on acne breakouts and angry skin. The warming light boosts serum absorption, while its sonic facial massage eases tension when held at key pressure points.
Rationale #2 The Hydragel, $198 The gel moisturiser protects against environmental pollution, while hydrating and improving elasticity and texture. The formula includes vitamins A, C and E to neutralise free radicals and prevent premature ageing.
Bskin Vita Advanced Regenerative Night Cream, $109 Enhanced with camomile and magnolia extracts to soothe and minimise skin irritations, this also has liquorice to stop inflammation in its tracks. Its formula is further enriched with damask rose and cedarwood oils to diffuse tension.
Sigi Skin Youth Beam Antiaging Night Serum, $99 This serum promises to undo the day’s stress with pre- and probiotics to balance the skin’s microbiome, which helps healthy bacteria flourish and resist outbreaks. Reishi mushroom extracts calm skin, while pine bark extracts help with cell regeneration.
Stress Check Mood Manager, $39
A clever spritz with oils of ylang-ylang, neroli and patchouli to reduce your stress levels and induce an overall sense of calm throughout the day. It’s even suitable for young children who are feeling anxious. Tip: Try spraying this calming scent on your sheets before bedtime.
Lancome Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturising Cream-Gel, $98
An oldie but goldie, this oil-free cream-gel formulation combines rose extracts, moringa seed and peony root extracts with salicylic acid to protect against moisture loss, while it fights environmental aggressors like dryness and discomfort.
Caudalie Vinergetic C+ Overnight Detox Oil, $62 Caudalie’s antioxidant-rich polyphenols, combined with a stable version of vitamin C for better absorption, allows this oil to work its magic overnight. Fused with five oils, including neroli, lavender carrot, white sandalwood and petitgrain, this helps to repair and plump tired skin.