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10 beauty boosters to beat Blue Monday

January 16, 2017
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It's Blue Monday, the day scientifically proven to be the most depressing of the year. Eurgh.

But we're determined to lighten the mood by prescribing the ultimate beauty pick-me-ups!

It's time to arm ourselves with nourishing skincare, hair revivers and fun, smile-inducing beauty products to help banish those January blues...

Origins All Greens Foaming Deep Cleanse Mask

Give your skin some TLC with this two-in-one cleanser and mask from skincare favourite Origins. The creamy clay mask unclogs pores to detoxify, before transforming into a self-activating foam to deeply cleanse. It's packed with nutrient-rich spirulina, spinach and green tea – all known for their detox power.

£30, available at

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YSL Touche Eclat

This cult classic celebrates its 25th anniversary this year – and shows no sign of slowing down. The global weapon of choice for masking signs of fatigue and providing a luminous, glowing complexion, it's the perfect make-up pick-me-up to combat the January blues.

£25.50, available at

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Clinique Crayon Chubby Stick

Because what better way to brighten up your make-up bag than with this super cute, Crayon-inspired Chubby Stick from Clinique? We're huge fans of this collaboration!

£17.50, available at

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Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka Cologne

Nothing cheers us up like a new Jo Malone fragrance! The latest offering from the cult perfume brand is Myrrh & Tonka – and we're totally obsessed. A warm, intoxicating scent, this is bound to banish the January blues.

£74, available at

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Tan Luxe The Face Anti Age: Rejuvenating Self-Tan Drops

The ultimate tailored approach to tanning, add this serum to your usual moisturiser for a flawless glow. Just a couple of drops is enough for a sunkissed look, and you can increase the depth of colour by adding more.

What's more, the drops are formulated with glycopeptides, Raspberry Seed oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to supercharge your existing skincare.

£39, available at

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Tom Ford Face Protect SPF 50

Too many skincare steps in the morning can get tiring, so we're big fans of a multitasking product – cue this new Face Protect SPF 50 from Tom Ford. A primer fortified with powerful antioxidants and soothing anti-irritants that smoothes out skin for effortless make-up application, it's also formulated with SPF 50 to defend against damaging UV light. Say no more.

£54, available at

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Vixen & Blush clip-in extensions

A hair makeover can make all the difference when it comes to a general mood pick-me-up. Give your locks some extra oomph with the 'Completely Seamless clip-in extensions' from Vixen & Blush – they're the best.

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PRAI Customisable Concentrates

The 'one size fits all' approach to skincare is becoming dated, with more and more brands tapping into the personalised trend.

PRAI Beauty recently launched a trio of Customizable Concentrates that each target specific concerns including deep lines, skin damage and lack of elasticity – the perfect way to pimp your skincare regime!

£69.50, available at

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Richard Ward Argan Intense Treatment

Inject some life into your hair with this intense mask from celebrity hairdresser Richard Ward.

Enriched with hair hero ingredient Argan oil, this product will restore lustre, shine and condition to your locks, all while boosting thickness and volume.

£2.99, available at

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Crabtree & Evelyn Overnight Hand Repair

They're easy to overlook, but our hands need some TLC too. Apply this hand repair and pop on a pair of cotton gloves to seal in moisture overnight – you'll wake up with the smoothest mitts!

£19, available at

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