The 15 beauty items you need to recover from the holidays

While you probably feel ready for a body detox after Christmas holiday overindulgence, your skin may also need some TLC after lots of late nights and heavy makeup.

Get your glow back in a flash with the items in our holiday recovery kit, sure to freshen up your face for anything 2016 may throw your way...

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1. Cleanse

The first step in any skin routine is a fresh start. Kick off 2016 by washing, rinsing, scrubbing or tweezing away the signs of holiday partying. There's nothing a clean slate can't fix...

The Makeup Remover

One of makeup guru Bobbi Brown's top-rated products, the oil-based Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover gently removes any eye and lip products you may have plastered on over the holidays - even the waterproof variety. Conditioning and refreshing, simply apply the formula to a clean cotton pad and gently wipe over eyes and lips before rinsing with warm water.

Bobbi Brown Instant Long-wear Makeup Remover, £18; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle and Tunbridge Wells

The Cleanser

Simple and unscented, Kiehl's offers a real deep-clean feeling with the Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser. Feel the remains of the season wash off in your hands and leave your skin smooth and supply without drying you out.

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, £18; Available at Fenwick Kingston, Newcastle and Tunbridge Wells

The Shampoo & Conditioner

With a light and fresh morning scent, Bumble & Bumble's Gentle Shampoo and Super Rich Conditioner offer the perfect solution to the straighteners, curling irons and hair dyes that may have dried out your locks over the holidays. Made to target weakened or colour-treated hair, this duo is sure to get your strands smooth and shiny again. 

Bumble & Bumble Gentle Shampoo & Super Rich Conditioner £18.50 and £20; Available at Fenwick Kingston, Newcastle and York

The Body Scrub

Throw some luck at 2016 with the revitalising Fortune body scrub from Rituals. The perfect new year shower companion, its spicy scent will wake you up and renew your senses time and time again.

Rituals Fortune Scrub, £10; Available at Fenwick Bracknell, Kingston and Newcastle

The Brow Buster

A favourite among top eyebrow artists, keep your tame after a few too many night out with the original Slant Tweezer from Tweezerman, aligned to make the job as precise as possible.

Tweezerman Slant Tweezer, from £12.50; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Kingston and York

2. Nourish

After you've cleaned up, your skin will be in need of a little extra moisture. Nourish it back to life with the best face masks and creams for your eyes, face, hair, lips and hands...

The Night Cream

Wake up to your best skin with the latest launch at Fenwick from Charlotte Tilbury, a magical elixir made with 8 ingredients designed to plump, smooth and retexturise your skin as you sleep. Inspired by Chinese prophecy which suggests 8 is a positive number, apply the cream to your face and neck in small circular motions working from the centre of the face outwards using your fingertips and wait to see the years fade away...

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream, £100; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Brent Cross, Kingston and Newcastle

The Face Mask

Get rid of any leftover signs of fatigue with the Energising Duo from Caudalie. Apply the Instant Detox Mask twice a week to purify stressed-out skin and get rid of impurities and toxins, leaving skin refined and pores tightened. To intensely rehydrate and sooth dry skin, leaving it soft and hydrated, apply the Moisturising Mask twice a week to the face and eye contour area.

Caudalie The Energising Duo (Moisturising Mask and Detox Mask), £22 each; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor and York

The Moisturiser

The legendary Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream is nothing short of magic - its powerful formula, featuring the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth, makes skin appear firmer and reduces the look of lines, wrinkles and pores on any complexion. In order to unleash its wonders on your skin, warm the formula for a few seconds between your fingers until it becomes translucent, then gently press it into the skin. True luxury to start 2016 off right...

Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, from £108 for 30ml; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Canterbury and Kingston

The Eye Cream

Housed in a gorgeous silver tub, this light pink, non-greasy formula glides onto the eyes making even the most tired peepers pop.

Clinique All About Eyes Cream, £26.50 for 15ml; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor and York

The Eye De-Puffer

Need even more help around the eyes after a few 3am finishes? Instantly "iron out" undereye puffiness with Benefit's Puff Off eye gel which features a cute iron-shaped tip that cools on contact.

Benefit Puff Off, £22.50; Available at Fenwick Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle and Tunbridge Wells 

The Hair Repair

A favourite of beauty lovers, the Elasticizer from Philip Kingsley is the world’s first pre-shampoo conditioning treatment, giving damaged hair a burst of moisture and bouncing it back to shape.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, £29; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Windsor and York

The Lip Balm

Give chapped winter lips some moisture with L'Occitane's Natural Shea Ultra Rich Lip Balm, made with fair trade Shea Butter (10%) to nourish, repair and protect dry leaving them soft and supple.

L’Occitane Natural Shea Ultra Rich Lip Balm, £8.50; Available at Fenwick Bracknell, Brent Cross, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle and Windsor

The Hand Cream

Bring the happy back to your hands with the Super Restorative Hand Cream from Clarins, which works to replenish, help reduce the look of age spots and strengthen nails. Its melting cream texture leaves skin soft and smooth without leaving fingers sticky.

Clarins Super Restorative Hand Cream, £37.50; Available from 10 January at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor and York

 

3. Glow and Go

While you might feel like taking a break from makeup, there are plenty of products that can do good for your skin while giving you the subtle glow you need. Brighten up with the best primers, foundations, concealers and mascaras that won't weigh you down...

The Primer

Get the perfect base for your 2016 makeup with the silky, lightweight and translucent POREfessional Face Primer from Benefit. The oil-free formula minimises the appearance of pores and lines and smoothes out any skin type and tone, keeping makeup in place all day.

Benefit POREfessional, £24.50; Available at Fenwick Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle & Tunbridge Wells

The Day Glow

Glow all day with the fresh and hydrating BB Moisture Makeup from Estee Lauder which works to brighten and perfect skin (and protect it from the sun) without weighing it down. We also love the shimmery pink bottle...

Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup, £30; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor and York

The Concealer

If you don't want full face coverage but need to brighten up, the cult Touche Eclat highlighter and concealer is the way to go. Add radiant highlights that reflect light by placing a few dabs on the contour areas of your face (the circles under your eyes, sides of your nose, corners of your lips and hollow of your chin being the best places to focus) either on bare skin or to refresh your makeup. Blend with your fingertips to take skin from dull to dashing.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, £25; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor and York

The Eye-Opening Mascara

A little mascara can go a long way in making your face look a bit more lively. For the most eye-opening option on the market, grab Grandiose from Lancome - its wide-angle fan effect lengthens, curves and adds volume to lashes.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara, £24.50; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor and York

The Candle

While cleansing and moisturising are crucial components to skin recovery, so is rest and relaxation. Opt for a scent made to make you feel good with Neom's Happiness Candle, proven to relieve stress, aid sleep, boost energy and lift mood. A 100% natural fragrance with essential oils in each candle, the scent of a "dew-carpeted garden on a fresh spring morning" combined with a blend of neroli, mimosa, lemon and fresh grass, is sure to shed all of your worries.

Neom Happiness 3-Wick Scented Candle, £45; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor and York

By Alison Millington