Holiday Party Prep: Our head to toe guide to glowing limbs and glossy hair

Steal these skin and hair tricks that really work to keep you shining from dusk to dawn

However you’re celebrating this holiday season – from attending the party circuit to keeping it simple with a family feast or even the holidays spent abroad, you’ll always want to look and feel your best. So here, the TONIC15 guide to prepping your skin, body and hair for a total holiday party season glow up…

#1 Go for a luminising treatment

Want a mega skin glow? Have a facial two to three days before the party. But be sure to have one you’ve tried before, so you know how your skin will react. You can also create a facial at-home with the right products and treatments. We’re all about multi-masking here at TONIC15 to target different skin concerns in one go. 

Eco Your Skin Butter Buffing Mask 140ml
Eco Your Skin Butter Buffing Mask 140ml
Eco Your Skin Butter Buffing Mask 140ml
Eco Your Skin Butter Buffing Mask 140ml

Start with an exfoliating mask like 

Eco Your Skin Butter Buffing Mask 140ml

It boasts nine kinds of grains to gently buff away dead skin cells for buttery soft skin from the moment you wash it off. Equally as creamy is the mix of macadamia oil, argan oil, squalene and honey that nourishes and hydrates fresh skin cells after the dead ones have been sloughed off. 

I'M FROM Honey Mask 120g
I'M FROM Honey Mask 120g
I'M FROM Honey Mask 120g
I'M FROM Honey Mask 120g
I'M FROM Honey Mask 120g
I'M FROM Honey Mask 120g

Finally, whatever your skin type it’s important to finish with an extra-hydrating mask to add moisture back into exfoliated skin. 

I'M FROM Honey Mask 120g

feels as if you’re applying the real decadently sweet stuff straight from the honeycomb but without the stickiness that would normally come with that. 

Dr. Ceuracle Reyouth Hydrogel Eye Mask 90g available at Tonic15 store
Dr. Ceuracle Reyouth Hydrogel Eye Mask 90g available at Tonic15 store

Don’t forget the eye area – we love to spot-apply 

Dr. Ceuracle Hyal Reyouth Hydrogel Eye Mask 90g

cream-based Eye Mask around the contours and under the eye to give this delicate area a big gulp of water for instantly smoother, fresher-looking, de-puffed eyes. 

I'M FROM Mugwort Sheet mask 23ml
I'M FROM Mugwort Sheet mask 23ml

If your skin errs on the sensitive side try 

I'M FROM Mugwort Sheet mask 23ml

since after exfoliating and purging it’s essential to nurture your skin barrier especially if you’re prone to sensitivities. This sheet mask uses nourishing vitamin and nutrient-rich mugwort extract to heal a troubled skin barrier. 

#2 Make time for massage

Whichever mask or mask routine you choose, take the time to really work it into skin either when you apply it or when you’re washing it off. Massage has been proven to reduce the level of the stress hormone cortisol and release ‘happy’ endorphins instead, so you’ll feel calmer, happier and brighter too. Use your entire hands, not you’re your fingertips, starting from the chest up with big circular movements to spread the mask across your face. Spend 30 seconds doing this and put firmer pressure than you normally would. Remember that as long as you have slip [product] beneath the fingers you won’t drag or damage your skin. Then, continue to massage using small, round circles focusing on areas that can look fatigued like the jawline, around the sides of the nose where your sinuses can collect fluid and make you look puffy, as well as around the mouth and forehead where deeper lines start to show up.

Beigic Lucent Oil 37ML
Beigic Lucent Oil 37ml
Beigic Lucent Oil 37ml
Beigic Lucent Oil 37ML
Beigic Lucent Oil 37ml
Beigic Lucent Oil 37ml

Massage is designed to soften up these areas and get the blood flowing. You can also do this massage with your serums, oils and moisturisers. 

We love mixing 1 drop of 

Beigic Lucent Oil 37ml

moisturising and luminising benefits with 2 drops of the brand’s skin-soothing Comforting Cream.

Any skin type, unless you have active breakouts and sore areas, will benefit from it because it can help with nourishing the deeper layers of the skin. 

#3 Add antioxidants

Simply put, antioxidants are the ultimate complexion-brightening skincare heroes. One the day of your holiday party it’s important to include them in your skincare routine if you want a true lit-from-withing luminosity. 

Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop 35ml
Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop 35ml

One of our favorite serums is 

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop 35ml

Packed with antioxidant powerhouse vitamin C alongside anise fruit, grapefruit and lotus flower extracts this featherweight serum is spiked with Centella Asiatica so you won’t get any irritation that can come from a potent Vitamin C serum. Use it after your essence or toner and before your moisturizer. 

By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5% Advanced Serum
By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5% Advanced Serum
By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5% Advanced Serum
By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5% Advanced Serum

If you already include a Vitamin C serum in your daily skincare routine you can opt for a higher concentration such as 

By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5% Advanced Serum 30ml

for even brighter results. 

#4 Always prime and prep your skin

After protecting and brightening your skin it’s essential to use a moisturizer that’s non-greasy and will actually prep your skin for foundation and add to its staying power. 

Gesgep Bare Cream 50g
Gesgep Bare Cream 50g

Gesgep Bare Cream 50g

is a fantastic skincare/makeup hybrid and the reason why it’s a makeup artist must-have. It truly floods skin with lightweight hydration for the ultimate non-sticky complexion prep but also works to smooth and blur fine lines and imperfections. It was created by Korean celebrity makeup artist duo Son & Park who understand how sensitive skin can get after wearing lots of makeup so they formulated it to be gentle and calming while working as a primer too.  

#5 Target limbs and arms

If you’re flashing bare legs and arms in your party dress, make sure your limbs are fit to be seen with regular exfoliation and good body oils. 

Beigic Softening Body Lotion 200ml
Beigic Softening Body Lotion 200ml detail
Beigic Softening Body Lotion 200ml package
Beigic Softening Body Lotion 200ml
Beigic Softening Body Lotion 200ml
Beigic Softening Body Lotion 200ml detail
Beigic Softening Body Lotion 200ml package
Beigic Softening Body Lotion 200ml

Post-shower when skin is still damp, really work

Beigic Softening Body Lotion 200ml

all over, focusing on knees, elbows, shins and décolleté, which tend to be the driest areas of our body. Squalene and Panthenol soften while botanical oils boost collagen production and improve skin tone and texture over time.

Huxley Body Oil ; Moroccan Gardener 100ml
Huxley Body Oil ; Moroccan Gardener 100ml
Huxley Body Oil ; Moroccan Gardener 100ml
Huxley Body Oil ; Moroccan Gardener 100ml

Layer 

Huxley Body Oil ; Moroccan Gardener 100ml

nourishing body oil over moisturiser to lock-in all its hydrating goodness and help active ingredients to penetrate your skin better. We love the refreshing floral scent of this lightweight body oil and how it sinks into skin, creating glowing, glossy (not greasy) limbs in seconds. It’s packed with Prickly Pear Seed, Sunflower Seed, Rosehip and Green Tea Seed Oils to soothe and restore skin’s pH balance too.

#6 Refresh skin religiously

Before you go out the door consider using a facial mist. Just one spritz will keep you refreshed while delivering many skincare benefits too. Plus, it helps make-up sink in and last all night long. 

Dear Klairs Fundamental Ampule Mist 125ml
Dear Klairs Fundamental Ampule Mist 125ml box
Dear Klairs Fundamental Ampule Mist 125ml
Dear Klairs Fundamental Ampule Mist 125ml box

A super-lightweight, hydrating formula like 

Klairs Fundamental Ampule Mist 125ml

will leave your skin soft, silky and renewed without smudging any makeup. 

ONE THING Centella Asiatica Extract
ONE THING Centella Asiatica Extract
ONE THING Centella Asiatica Extract
ONE THING Centella Asiatica Extract

Post-shower when skin is still damp, really work

ONE THING Centella Asiatica Extract

can be decanted into a spray bottle and used as a redness-reducing facial mist if you’re prone to inflammation and irritation. Don’t be afraid to refresh your skin often when you’re out too.

Sioris Time Is Running Out Mist 100ML
Sioris Time Is Running Out Mist 100ML

Choose a mini version like 

Sioris Time Is Running Out Mist 100ML

to keep in your purse so you can mist the ultra-hydrating formula over skin whenever you need a little skin refresh. 

#7 Add shine to locks

How you prep your hair matters too. If you want shine and natural volume for your party look give yourself a treatment the day before not on the day since day old hair tends to hold a style so much better. 

How you prep your hair matters too. If you want shine and natural volume for your party look give yourself a treatment the day before not on the day since day old hair tends to hold a style so much better. 

TONIC15 founder Jin Kwon swears by pairing: 

“First, I use the nozzle tip of the scalp scrub to really get the formula into my partings then I’ll massage it all in for a few minutes before rinsing in the shower. After shampooing, I’ll apply the hair mask to my lengths and ends, leave it in for a good 5 minutes while I let the steam from my shower help the mask penetrate even deeper into the hair shaft before rinsing it out. This routine leaves my hair and scalp feeling refreshed, healthy and utterly silky.”

Aromatica Rosemary Sea Salt Scalp Scrub 165g
Aromatica Rosemary Sea Salt Scalp Scrub 165g
Aromatica Rosemary Sea Salt Scalp Scrub 165g
Aromatica Rosemary Sea Salt Scalp Scrub 165g

Aromatica Rosemary Sea Salt Scalp Scrub 165g

Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g unpack
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g box
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g detail
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g unpack
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g box
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g detail

Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g