The run-up to Christmas is arguably the most stressful time of year. Combining all the planning with a severe lack of sunlight and a sharp rise in alcohol and heavy-food consumption is a recipe for disaster for your skin. That makes it all the more important to slow things down and make a conscious effort to keep your skincare routine rolling through the festive period. To help you do that, DECIEM is running Slowvember.
Slowvember is DECIEM's answer to Black Friday. Instead of racing to cop skincare, adding to the stressful frenzy of this period, DECIEM Slowvember offers 23 percent off its beauty products all month. That allows you to do some research into what suits you best and consider whether you really need it. Better still, as part of the Take Back Friday initiative, Black Friday will turn DECIEM stores into spaces to decompress rather than retail spaces.
So, to make your Slowvember even easier, we took to DECIEM's pages to round up 10 skincare products that are upholding our cold-weather routines this season. From general daily sets through to specialist modulating glucosides — we’ll explain what they are later — there’s a product to help with everyone’s skincare, so dive in.
Shop the 10 best products in the DECIEM Slowvember sale below.
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Indicated to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and with independent studies suggesting that it’s also an effective ingredient for brightening skin tone, niacinamide (vitamin B3) is a cheat code when it comes to winter skin. Bag the 60ml bottle to prolong the protection.
Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
There are so many aspects to a well-rounded routine and an essential part of it is exfoliation. Glycolic acid is a proven exfoliator and this 7 percent toning solution improves skin radiance and visible clarity.
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
We had an ‘aha!’ moment the first time we used this. Sorry, bad joke, good product. Alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate the skin’s surface for an even appearance while beta hydroxy acids aid with pore decongestion. TikTok users will no doubt have seen this product sweep the platform's pages: that's high praise.
Designed to never over-dry the skin, the Squalene Cleanser is gentle enough for general daily use. You might want to stock up with the 150ml version of this — it's a well-loved staple.
The Daily Set
Consisting of Squalane Cleanser, Hyaluronic Acid, and Natural Moisturizing Factors, The Daily Set is a skincare routine shortcut of the highest order. This is a great option for beginners looking to start a fuss-free regimen.
The Bright Set
Skin often ends up feeling dull during winter, no matter how much moisturizer you use. That’s why The Bright Set exists. Squalane Cleanser, Caffeine Solution, Ethylated Ascorbic Acid, and Glycolic Acid help to promote skin radiance and even tone.
Modulating Glucosides sounds scary, but it really isn’t. This concentrated emulsion targets signs of skin sensitivity, discomfort, and irritation. Reducing redness while respecting your skin integrity with hydration and a skin barrier, it’s the does-it-all shield that your skin is calling for during winter.
The Balance Set
Your body works in perfect harmony, but this harmony is hard to maintain. The Balance Set is designed to promote consistency in your skin even during these trying times. Squalane Cleanser, Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide, and Natural Moisturizing Factors exfoliate, cleanse, and hydrate for a natural glow. The Balance Set is perfect for those with oily skin, those who have signs of congestion, or an over-production of sebum.
Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex
You’ve probably heard about hyaluronic supplementation before, but what you really need to know is that it offers water-based hydration to keep your skin plump, elastic, comfortable, and uniform. This product has a comprehensive array of multi-depth technologies and precursors to ensure adequate hydration.
Copper Amino Isolate Serum
Copper Amino Isolate Serum by NIOD has literally won awards before. Yes, skincare products win awards, too. The pro-repair, pro-collagen serum targets visible signs of aging. The Copper Amino Isolate Serum is a trusty ingredient to always include in every skincare regimen, including Vitamin C and Retinoids.
Remember to capitalize on the DECIEM Slowvember sale with 23 percent off for the whole of November. Shop the whole Slowvember sale here.