Skincare to banish fatigue 

Running on empty? Looking tired is a common beauty complaint, so if you're suffering from what we call 'fatigue face' - that's eye bags, dark circles, dehydration and generally looking like you're surviving on four hours sleep - these skincare buys can help. From a new Estée Lauder innovation to a Lancôme bestseller, read on for our recommendations.

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Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment

Estee Lauder

Formulated with brightening, anti-ageing hero Vitamin C, Estée Lauder's new serum works hard to remove dark spots, even out your skin tone and leave you looking fresh-faced. Need hydration? It also includes hyaluronic acid to attract and retain precious moisture.

Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment, £86


La Mer The Eye Concentrate

La Mer

La Mer's Eye Concentrate is a bestseller for good reason. Made with a triple dose of Miracle Broth (the brand's patented ingredient) it soothes and nourishes the delicate under-eye area. It also contains Lime Tea Concentrate, an antioxidant which protects against environmental damage and pollution. Top tip: you can keep the fancy applicator in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.

La Mer The Eye Concentrate, £180


Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Face Serum


Dior's researchers have found that a healthy radiance is determined by just 0.2% of your skin cells. Over time these lose their energy, so they've created a serum specifically designed to re-energise them, leaving you looking healthier, fresher and more awake.

Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Face Serum, £119


La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire

La Prairie

If your eyes always give away how tired you're feeling, invest in La Prairie's new White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire. It contains a clever proprietary molecule called Lumidose, which reduces the production of dark spots, brightening the area.

La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire, £440


Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Illuminating Primer

Laura Mercier

Earlier this year Laura Mercier launched her five Pure Canvas primers to cater to every skincare concern. The Illuminating Primer is perfect for dull, tired skin. Infused with Porcelain Flower Extract and a blend of Micronized Pearls, it gives a luminous, soft-focus glow before you've applied any makeup.

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Illuminating Primer, £32


Lancôme Advanced Génifique


A skincare icon, Lancôme's Advanced Génifique serum is basically a good night's sleep in a bottle. Designed for all ages and skin types, it was recently reformulated and is now enriched with seven prebiotic and probiotic-derived extracts to strengthen your skin’s barrier, leaving you looking healthy and youthful.

Lancôme Advanced Génifique, £59.50