It’s the calm before the year-end festivities storm. This can only mean one thing: plenty of late nights filled with booze and partying. Beauty sleep will be sacrificed in the name of celebration, and your skin will suffer from it. Because prevention is better than cure, you will need to start prepping your skin for the worst this instance. Enter our recommendations for fruit-based facial treatments to try out.

We’re so used to the clinical approach to facial treatments that we can already rattle off their scientific names: hyaluronic acid, ascorbic acid, retinol, glycolic acid, and more. If it’s not the cosmeceutical stuff, then it’s the organic treatments that involve every kind of essential oil designed to soothe the mind and soul. With all of that taking up headspace, it’s no wonder that we forget about the goodness of fruits.

Fruits are powered with antioxidants that become natural skincare remedies. How often have you perused teenage magazines that told you to mush up avocados, bananas, and other types of fruits to create your own homemade masks? The same theory applies, except that these fruit-based facial treatments are even better than your homemade remedies. Plus, nothing beats a facial treatment that smells fruitily fresh — a nice change from the norm.

So do your skin a favour and book yourself a fruit-based facial treatment now. Not sure where to start? Here are our recommendations.

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Sothys Vanilla-Passionfruit Mineral Oxygenating Treatment

We recently got the chance to try this facial treatment, and we were enamoured by the sweet passionfruit scent during the treatment. But that’s not all this facial is good for. First, you have Sothys’ iconic oxygenating treatment which gives skin an oxygen boost to fight against external aggressors. The vanilla extract acts as an antioxidant and anti-ageing property, while the passionfruit forms a protective layer over skin to fight free radicals. The result is energised and toned skin with a boosted defense system.

www.sothys.com.my

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AsterSpring Isotonic Hydrating Treatment

Hydrated skin is great skin — everyone knows that. Party hard and you’ll notice that your skin starts to lack its suppleness while your makeup doesn’t seem to go on that smoothly anymore. Prevent that from happening with this Isotonic Hydrating Treatment, designed to bring back moisture to thirsty skin. This facial by AsterSpring is formulated with coconut water, which has a great number of electrolytes to restore hydration. This facial will instantly bring back the hydration to your skin and stimulate oxygen circulation while providing antioxidants to prevent signs of ageing.

www.asterspring.com

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Neal's Yard Remedies Orange & Star Flower Facial

Hands up if you have dry and sensitive skin. Fret not, because we have the perfect fruit-based facial treatment for you. Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Orange & Star Flower facial is made for sensitive skin. It targets fine lines caused by dehydration and urban living — that means you, city folk. This 90-minute facial promises to leave skin intensely moisturised and revitalised, with the orange being the perfect Vitamin C source to protect against urban skin pollution.

www.nealsyardremedies.com.my

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Caudalie Vinosource Hydrating Facial

With Caudalie’s star ingredient being grapes, you already know the signature fruit that’s going to be in your facials. Pick the Vinosource Hydrating Facial, which is perfect for dry, sensitive, and stressed skin. The treatment is formulated with — you guessed it — fresh grapes and is designed to restore comfort, radiance, and softness to the skin. You’ll emerge from the facial with soft, plumped, and brighter skin. Definitely, something to drink to.

www.kensapothecary.com.my

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.