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5 skincare payday treats to add to your routine

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Ready for some end-of-month self-care? Here are 5 great skincare products to spend your paycheque on…     

It’s nearly payday and cold weather is on the way, so now’s the perfect time to lavish some love on your skincare regime.

Handily, John Lewis & Partners’ October Beauty Edit has brought together a carefully curated collection of skincare heroes: particularly powerful products designed to target a whole host of specific needs.

Decoding the science so you don’t have to, here are the 5 new products that should go straight to the top of your shopping list.

  • 1. The powerful protector

    A serum designed to protect and strengthen skin, Lancôme’s New Advanced Génifique focuses on strengthening your skin’s barrier, with the new formula having been inspired by microbiome science.

    No idea what that means? Understandable. In layman’s terms, the microbiome refers to the ecosystem of microorganisms responsible for maintaining the skin’s natural defences and regenerative qualities.

    The result of a microbiome doing its job properly? Smoother, more radiant skin.

    This new formula contains seven pre- and probiotic derived extracts, and it’s also a doddle to apply, coming with a self-loading dropper that gives you the perfect dose for each application. 

  • 2. The plant-packed serum

    Clarins Double Serum has been a staple in our beauty bags for years, and this newest incarnation is the most effective version to date.

    Harnessing the benefits of no fewer than 21 active plant extracts (now including the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric), it’s an uber-powerful antioxidant designed to fight the effects of everything from pollution to dehydration.

    It’s great for achieving firmer skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, and can easily be used in conjunction with the rest of your beauty faves.

    Just make sure you cleanse your skin first and apply before your regular moisturiser. Simple.

  • 3. The two-in-one solution

    Two moisturisers in one jar? That’s the rationale behind Clinique Smart Clinical MD, which allows you to target multiple skin-care concerns in a single product.

    On one half of the jar you’ll find the Resculpt formula, designed to focus on contouring and lifting your skin.

    Then on the other you have Revolumize, a concentrated hit of hydration for tackling fine lines and generally giving your skin a bit of volume.

  • 4. The overnighter

    If there’s one thing more satisfying than a good night’s sleep, it’s knowing that your skin is getting some TLC while you snooze.

    Sisley Velvet Sleeping Mask guarantees exactly that, with its luxurious combo of thyme honey, shea butter and saffron flowers acting to soothe dry skin overnight.

    Need a more immediate source of nourishment? The mask can also be used as an emergency quick fix. Leave on for just 10 minutes for a burst of much-needed moisture.

    Think of it as a protective bubble of softness for your skin.

  • 5. The ultra-luxe treat

    It might be one of the pricier products on the list, but La Prairie Skin Caviar really is the Rolls-Royce of eye-based skincare.

    A dual-formula serum boasting unique eye-lifting effects, it uses a one-two punch of La Prairie’s signature caviar beads and an exclusive cellular complex to transform the entire area.

    From diminishing under-eye bags and puffiness to redefining brows, it’s the ultimate revival treatment for tired peepers.

Decided on your new skincare treat? You’ll find all 5 products available as part of the John Lewis & Partners October Beauty Edit, available to shop in-store or online