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5 of the best beauty products to boost your skin

Start the holiday season with better skin by investing in the glow-enhancing products that really deliver. By DANIELLE FOX

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BEST FOR AN INSTANT GLOW 111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask

The perfect ‘pre-anything-special’ treatment, 111Skin’s pretty mask works pleasingly fast to deeply hydrate, giving skin that dewy, plumped-up look while filling out any fine dehydration lines. Plus, argireline peptide works to smooth out muscle-tension points such as frown lines, while the added 24K gold brightens skin tone. Best of all, though, is the subtle rosy-gold glow this leaves on your skin; like a super-luxe primer, it just makes any complexion look amazing and makes a great makeup base.

BEST FOR A QUICK PICK-ME-UP Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick

This highlight stick is by far the easiest way to create a dewy-skin effect, as it blends a soft, clear, virtually colorless sheen with Ayurvedic oils that plump up the skin with moisture. Take inspiration from makeup artist Gucci Westman, who applies after moisturizing the skin and before foundation to really give the skin a beautiful, ethereal glow. Or for a more obvious effect, apply it just to the tops of your cheekbones, cupid’s bow and on the center of your eyelids for a hint of gloss. You can apply it straight from the stick, but we prefer to pat it on with fingertips for a more natural finish.

BEST FOR FAST-TRACKING CLEAR SKIN Lixirskin Vitamin C Paste

Vitamin C does double duty on your skin, not only helping with the production of collagen and therefore the health of skin cells, but also protecting skin from sun or stress-induced free radicals thanks to its antioxidant properties. And when you increase the amount of vitamin C topically, you increase collagen production. That’s why a daily dose of this paste from Lixirskin, which contains a potent 10 percent vitamin C, can make a noticeable difference to skin tone. Warm a pea-sized drop between hands and massage into skin each morning, leave on while you brush your teeth and then rinse – you’ll notice a real difference to the skin. And with ongoing use, pigmentation will reduce, fine lines will soften and dark spots will lighten.

BEST FOR A FAUX GLOW Nars Tinted Glow Booster (3 shades)

The beauty of this booster is that it is multi-functional, meaning it can be worn under foundation, over foundation or even in its place. Once on the skin, Nars’ lightweight, blendable product really does enhance the complexion, leaving a warm, dewy, soft-focus effect. And with its impressive staying power (up to 16 hours), it also cleverly primes and extends the wearability of your makeup.

BEST FOR IMPROVING SKIN TEXTURE AND TONE Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel

Winter is the perfect time to peel a little more intensely, because the healing process is far quicker when temperatures are milder. Fans of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare daily peel pads can look to upgrade their regime with his professional peel for an intense treatment that you can use up to three times a week. Step one uses a blend of potent acids to super-charge cell renewal, while step two neutralizes and helps correct uneven skin tone. While there is very little downtime involved, make sure you apply SPF afterwards.

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