We love a glass (or few…) of bubbly as much as the next person, but it’s undeniable it can have a massive effect on your skin. So how do you prevent (or treat) hungover skin? Here are our recommendations for skincare for the party season...
Firstly, think dehydration - Alcohol is a diuretic (which means it forces water out of our bodies) resulting in dullness, dryness and more pronounced fine lines and wrinkles. Alcohol is also usually high in sugar content, so along with the dehydration, skin becomes more prone to breakouts due to a disrupted skin microbiome. We’ve also often got dark circles to deal with (alcohol causes disrupted sleep) and redness - it also causes inflammation to your bodies tissues, releasing a histamine that dilates the blood’s capillaries. So, apart from going tee-total, what can you actually do about it?
As party season comes around, always make sure to give my skin some extra love and attention, starting the night before. Team Scientia's favourite pre-night out selfcare session always includes the Green Supreme CVD Vegi-Tox Rescue Mask. With clarifying Bentonite and French Green Clay to give skin a super dose of brightening, Niacinamide to smooth and Avocado, Hemp, CBD and more to nourish, not only does it help prep skin for makeup, but means it's already hydrated and healthy pre-drinking.
Green Supreme Rescue Mask
Powered by plants (& boosted by science), this powerful rescue mask is jam-packed with skin-loving ingredients to brighten, nourish, tackle breakouts and even skin tone. Our unique Vegi-Tox™ complex (with calming CBD and Hemp) is enhanced by smoothing and moisture… Read More
The morning after hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Dehydration is the main reason your skin might look terrible after a big night out and whilst drinking water is obviously great, hydrating internally isn’t going to immediately show up externally. Replenish that moisture and plump skin with hydration with the ultimate hydrator Hyaluronic Acid, found in the Scientia Green Supreme CBD Vegi-Tox Smoothie Serum, think plump, glowy, dewy. This Smoothie Serum is also packed with caffeine, which is perfect for getting rid of any of that puffiness by helping to constrict blood vessels (since alcohol actually dilates them), kick starting circulation to get that blood flowing, reduce puffiness and energise and brighten the skin, plus with Niacinamide too it’s perfect for redness, dryness and dullness. With Avocado, Hemp, CBD, Broccoli, Kale and more, like an actual green smoothie, it really is the perfect hangover cure.
Smoothie Serum with Niacinamide & Hyaluronic Acid
Deliver the magic of a morning smoothie straight to your skin with this powerhouse blend of antioxidant green goodness to energise and brighten. Powered by plants and supercharged by our unique Vegi-Tox™ complex (think CBD & Hemp, Avocado, Kiwi, Pistachio,… Read More
The sugar, the lack of sleep… hungover skin also often means dull, congested and breakout prone skin too. For this, try our Pure Clarity Purifying PHA Toner. Powered by natural PHA Succinic Acid, it’s going to gently overturn dead skin cells and encourage cell rejuvenation to de-congest and tone the skin without drying it out. The perfect blend of resurfacing and refining ingredients paired with those hydrating ones hungover skin really needs, think Aloe, Chamomile, Green Tea, Glycerin, it's a great hybrid to tackle breakouts and congestion whilst balancing and rehydrating the skin too.
Pure Clarity Purifying PHA Skin Toner
Breakouts. Congested pores. Uneven texture… restore balance and refine your complexion with a powerhouse blend of PHA (2.5%), Niacinamide (3%) and rejuvenating Sacred Lotus Extract. Powered by natural PHA Succinic Acid to encourage cell rejuvenation and help overturn dead skin cells, it’s… Read More
Like we mentioned before, alcohol really does disrupt your sleep, making the appearance of dark circles a lot more noticeable, as well as dehydration exaggerating any fine lines and wrinkles. We turn to Notox, a powerhouse of ingredients like cucumber for puffiness, an incredible blend of Matrixyl 3000, Ferulic Acid and SNAP 8 to visibly smooth and lift tired eyes as Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid rehydrate.
Youth Boost Anti-Aging Eye Serum
Take action against fine lines, puffiness, wrinkles and dark circles with NOTOX youth boost eye serum. For smooth, lifted and radiant under eyes. The instantly smoothing Tens-up™ complex and amino-acid peptide-solution, the snap-8™ peptide helps mimic the effect of your… Read More
Last but not least, the Ceramide Skin Rescue Moisture Barrier Balm, the ultimate product for protecting and rebuilding sensitised skin. A serum—moisturiser-balm hybrid created to drench skin in a cooling veil of hydration, five types of ceramides, fatty acids, lipids and Hyaluronic Acid work to mimic the skin’s natural building blocks helping to restore and rebuild barrier function whilst locking in that all important moisture. If you're anything like us and post-night out your skin feels sensitised, a little red, and all round delicate this is the ultimate one stop product. Just like that all important glass of water before bed, as soon as you get in take off your makeup slather a thick layer of this on the face as an overnight treatment-mask to help lock in moisture, boost elasticity and improve overall skin health. It’s the best way to wake up without a (skin) hangover, although we can’t promise it’ll rid you of a real one...
Moisture Barrier Balm
Drench skin in a cooling veil of hydration that instantly soothes irritation… Replenishing, restorative and all about strengthening the moisture barrier, help comfort and rebuild stressed-out skin with this protective ceramide-rich skin rescue balm. A complex of 5 barrier boosting… Read More