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For facing the red-carpet gauntlet or braving winter weather, these creams and serums are so exceptional, they deserve to be thanked in an acceptance speech.
Written By Evelyn Crowle Y
The Best Skincare for Radiant Complexions | #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

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A perfect storm of late nights out, early press calls and elevated cortisol levels, awards season can wreak havoc on even the most well-behaved of leading ladies’ complexions. Fortunately, VIOLET GREY has devised a collection of products to target some of the dermatological woes (dark circles, stress-induced breakouts) common to Hollywood’s most hectic time of year.    

Designed both for the red-carpet brigade and those just watching from home, curled under a blanket with the heat on high, this list is destined to bring the glow back to any complexion.

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Infused with skin-friendly oil and hydrating vegetable squalane, Serge Lutens Makeup Remover Pads will remove the most stubborn mascara (and its red-carpet associate, the faux lash) and leave you looking bright-eyed and ready for your close-up.

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Slough away dullness with Ko Gen Do Soft Gommage Gel two to three times a week. The gentle formula does not include abrasive granules or beads to exfoliate skin. Instead, its gel consistency will leave skin with a glow-from-within radiance.

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Daily applications of La Mer Reparative Face Sun Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protect skin from damaging UVB/UVA rays and repair existing lines and wrinkles over time.

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For those fearful of the needle, Révive Intensité Volumizing Serum targets volume loss with its peptide and antioxidant-rich formula. Apply once a day and watch as trouble spots like crow’s feet and nasolabial folds (often affectionately referred to as “laugh lines,” though they’re not very funny) magically fade away.  

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Turn on the espresso machine, then place SK-II Signs Eye Mask around the eyes. After a cappuccino (or two) or however long it takes for you to pass 15 minutes, the skin will appear instantly more hydrated and plump. Use twice a week on a regular basis and fine lines in the area will begin to dissipate.

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Generously apply La Mer’s patented Crème De La Mer before bedtime (remembering to warm cream between fingers before application) and wake up to a more youthful and well-nourished complexion. 

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Infused with essential vitamins and oils, Hourglass Nº 28 Lip Treatment Oil not only nourishes lips but also helps restore volume and reduce wrinkles. Blot away excess before lip-color application, or apply before bed for a treatment effect that lasts all night.

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Designed for those (unwelcome) changes that happen to the texture and tone of aging skin, La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream’s potent de-aging complex firms and tightens while imparting a youthful luminosity. Note: If worn during the day, remember to pair with an SPF.

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After bathing, towel off and immediately apply Rodin Body Oil liberally on every body part from the neck down. Eleven essential oils were specifically chosen and blended together to retain moisture and leave skin feeling smooth and radiant.

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Unless donning a turtleneck on the red carpet is a stylistic endeavor, make sure to dab a Revive Fermatif Neck Renewal Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen from your chin to décolletage. The rich, rose-scented formula is designed to give skin a smooth and taut appearance while protecting it from sun damage.
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