Sometimes, the best bedfellows help one look better in the morning – choose suitably and introduce to one’s usual three-step routine.
The Overnight Exfoliator
Clinique Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer
This cream’s texture is feathery light, but its formula is dense with soothing algae extract, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and peptides to reduce lines and wrinkles.
The Heavy Cream
Sunday Riley ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream
Beetroot and coconut extracts hydrate the skin while a blend of ceramides, vitamin F, and pomegranate sterols strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
The Clock Turner
DrgL Essence Anti-Aging (Face/Neck)
Suitable for use all over the body, this lightweight gel contains potent green tea extract coupled with peptides to reverse the ageing effects of an all-nighter.
The Pore Refiner
ids Pore Formula
Tea tree oil rapidly clears acne, clover flower extract rebalances the skin’s moisture, and lilac extract reduces excessive sebum production.
The Lightweight Lotion
LAB Series Age Rescue Face Lotion
The blend of ginseng, caffeine, and vitamin B3 energises the skin over 24 hours while hydrating it to reduce fine, dry lines.
The Overnighter Hydrator
KORA Organics Noni Glow Sleeping Mask
Organic silver ear mushroom, coconut milk, caviar lime, and kakadu plum extracts hydrate while soothing signs of irritation and redness.
The Light Heavyweight
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
Dense in texture without suffocating the skin, this whipped cream contains six rare African oils and a plant ceramide complex to reinforce the skin’s acid mantle.
The Super Soother
Avène Hydrance Aqua-gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask
The French brand’s latest sleeping mask is specifically formulated for sensitive, dehydrated skin – it moisturises, soothes, and detoxifies with its gel-like formula.
The Skin Plumper
Sisley Supremÿa Baume
Sisley’s patented Photo-Complex LC12 (12- hour Longevity Concentrate) – a blend of four plant-based active ingredients – regenerates and restructures skin cells while visibly plumping it overnight.
The Hydrating Booster
Laneige Focus Active Ampoules
Sold in a set of four, each ampoule delivers 15,000ppm of skin-soothing Panthenol and balancing cica – best used after an essence and before a cream or gel moisturiser.
The Peeper Lifter
Chantecaille Stress Repair Concentrate+
Caffeine, hexapeptides, arnica extract, and sweet almond oil tackle signs of post-partying – fine lines, puffy eyes, and dark circles.
Photography Jeff Chang
Styling Bryan Goh
This story first appeared in the December/January 2020 issue of Men’s Folio.