‘Tis the season to be merry (read: messy). Yes, December not only marks the imminent arrival of the fat man in the hat, but many a tipple (and often subsequent tumble).

The festive season is upon us and with that comes a burgeoning social calendar filled with bubbles and banter. We don’t need to tell you how dehydrating alcohol is, but with this jolly time in full swing, a celebratory Spritz is but a seasonal rite of passage. Translation: skin is dehydrated.

Quench thirsty skin with moisturisers, masks, boosters and essences loaded with moisture-boosting ingredients like aloe vera, mallow, haberlea leaf, Vitamin E, purslane and of course, hyaluronic acid. If skin is particularly parched, sub your moisturiser out and a mask in, like Dior’s Hydra Life Extra Plump Smooth Balm Mask, and leave on.

For those with wrinkly tendencies, opt for a wrinkle busting cream like La Prairie’s latest and most potent offering, Skin Caviar Absolute Filler. But if you didn’t go too crazy on the martinis, and are just after a light hit of hydration, choose a lighter but equally hydrating product, like Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray. A mist of this aloe vera infused spray will take you from thirsty to quenched in just one spritz.

Here, the best skin hydrators to take you from shindig to soiree looking like a fresh-faced dream. Slather (or mist) this way.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler, $755. SHOP NOW

Simple Skincare Water Boost Hydrating Booster, $10. SHOP NOW

Dior Hydra Life Extra Plump – Smooth Balm Mask, $98. SHOP NOW

Dior Hydra Life Deep Hydration Sorbet Water Essence, $110. SHOP NOW

Dr. Barbara Sturm Deep Hydrating Face Mask, $160. SHOP NOW

Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray, Thirsty Skin Relief, $45. SHOP NOW

Mizon Intensive Skin Barrier Cream Deep Moisture Lifting Care, $33. SHOP NOW

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