Skincare to banish tiredness

Running on empty? Looking tired is a common beauty complaint, so if you're suffering from what we call 'fatigue face' - that's eye bags, dark circles, dehydration and generally looking like you're surviving on four hours sleep - these skincare buys can help. From Laura Mercier's skin-loving, ultra-hydrating primer to La Mer's signature eye cream, read on for our recommendations.

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Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

Estee Lauder

This colour-correcting moisturising primer from the master herself, Charlotte Tilbury, is made up of pearlescent pigments, green algae extract and vitamin b3, which work to even out the appearance of your skin tone, brighten, smooth, and blur away any imperfections. 

Charlotte Tilbury, Brightening Youth Glow, £39


La Mer Eye Balm Intense

La Mer

La Mer's Eye Balm Intense is a bestseller for good reason. Made with Miracle Broth (the brand's patented ingredient) it soothes and nourishes the delicate under-eye area. The addition of Marine De-Puff Ferment (another patented ingredient) also helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness and de-stress the eyes for a well-rested appearance. Top tip: you can keep the fancy applicator in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.

La Mer Eye Balm Intense, £180


Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Face Serum


Dior's researchers have found that a healthy radiance is determined by just 0.2% of your skin cells. Over time these lose their energy, so they've created a serum specifically designed to re-energise them, leaving you looking healthier, fresher and more awake.

Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Face Serum, £59.50


La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire

La Prairie

If your eyes always give away how tired you're feeling, invest in La Prairie's new White Caviar Eye Cream Extraordinaire. Sheer and hydrating, it targets darkness under the eye, reflecting the light and firming the skin.  

La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire, £440


Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating 

Laura Mercier

When tired skin is in need of a pick me up, Laura Mercier's Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating is the product to turn to. Packed full of nourishing and moisturising ingredients, including green tea extract, olive extract, Marine Hydra Botanicals and vitamin C, it leaves skin feeling smooth and supple. Infused with Porcelain Flower Extract, it also delivers a luminous, soft-focus glow before you've applied any makeup. 

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating, £32


Yves Saint Laurent Night Reboot Serum


With promises to reduce signs of fatigue by the very next morning, Yves Saint Laurent's new Night Reboot Serum is basically a good night's sleep in a bottle. Enriched with moonlight cactus flower extract (which only blooms for six hours a year releasing a rare sugar when it does) and 3.4% glycolic acid, the formula smooths and refines the skin, removing dead skin cells and giving a boost of hydration. 

Yves Saint Laurent,Night Reboot Serum, £59.00