Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, $99.56
Packed with Tsubaki oil and Elizabeth Arden’s signature ‘Botanical Complex’, these pea sized pods are designed to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Aside from whipping your skin into tip-top condition, the gold spheres also double as a primer, cuticle oil, hair serum, sunburn cure and chapstick.
How to use: Apply a thin layer of serum over cleansed face and neck.
Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Skin Softener, $26
For your base makeup to glide on like a dream, you need a smooth canvas to work with. If your skin feels scaly and dehydrated even after slapping on moisturiser, you might want to consider adding a skin softener into your skincare routine. Not to be mistaken with toners that contain astringent ingredients, skin softeners serve to hydrate and soften the skin and prep the skin for moisturiser and serum.
How to use: After cleansing your face, sweep the product gently across your face with a cotton pad. For added hydration, soak cotton pads with the softener and place it on your forehead, cheeks and chin.
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Dr. Jart Ceramidin Lipair Pure, $20
Dry and chapped lips are not only downright uncomfortable but also extremely difficult to work with if you’re thinking of using matte lipstick. To keep those nasty cracks at bay by opting for a do-it-all salve like this one from Dr. Jart that shields the lips from dryness while locking in moisture with oils like babassu seed oil, avocado oil, jojoba seed oil, coconut oil, and pomegranate seed oil.
Glamglow Clearing Cleanser, $44
A good cleanser does more than just remove makeup and grime. This gentle cleanser contains ceramide and glycerine, ingredients that play a pivotal role in keeping the skin moisturised and supple. The unique mud to oil formula also works to detoxify the skin.
Mario Badescu Eye Cream, $30
Fake a good night’s sleep and reduce puffiness and dark eye circles with this cooling eye cream that is made with softening ceramides and herbal extracts. Maximise your eye cream by placing it in the fridge. Like a compress, cold creams helps to de-puff the eyes.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, $72
Makeup just not staying put like it should? Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a godsend. Free of parabens, phthalates, talc, fragrance, and sodium lauryl sulfate, this is a great product if your skin is sensitive. Even if you’re not wearing any makeup, you can still apply a sheer layer to shield your skin from sun exposure.