The Glass guide to skincare survival during self-isolation

LONG gone are the days of made-up faces, pollution exposure and the excessive sweating endured on our daily work commute. Presumably, removing these elements should be the key to flawless and radiant skin, but many of us are now discovering that being confined to our homes can come with a whole new set of conundrums. Although it can feel increasingly difficult to maintain everyday conventional structure, incorporating a good skincare routine can offer solace and escapism in light of this strange and uncertain time. This seemingly minor addition can also drastically elevate both your mood and your mental health.

Whether you’ve encountered an influx of self-isolation-induced blemishes or are merely in need of some serious hydration assistance, Glass is here to offer a sense of normalcy by inspiring indulgence in the very simple but effective forms of beauty and self-care.


Amly Deep Reveal Nourishing Cleansing Balm & Mask

Amly Deep Reveal Nourishing Cleansing Balm & Mask

Designed to comfort and soothe, the delightful Amly Cleansing Balm & Mask gently erases everyday impurities and make-up for a fresh and radiant complexion. Delicately scented with honey floral notes, the opulent balm can also be used as a replenishing deep-treatment mask, allowing 28 botanicals and four highly concentrated bioactives to deeply penetrate the skin. Key ingredients include anti-inflammatory Propolis and Hyaluronic Acid for restoration and hydration, with an added infusion of oils to optimise skin elasticity and eliminate toxins.

Available starting from £18 for 15ml here


Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm

Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm

Saturated with natural Sweet Almond Oil and high in Vitamin E, the Merumaya Cleansing balm miraculously melts from balm to oil to throughly remove all traces of make-up, impurities and pollution. Calming properties such as RevitElix™ and Mangosteen fruit extract ensure your skin is left nourished, protected, and silky soft to touch. This is one of the best balms available and was one of the Glass Beauty Award winners this year.

Available for £20 here


Zelens Z Hyaluron Hyaluronic Acid Complex Serum Drops

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Glass highly rates all the products in this doctor-led brand and its latest launch Z Hyaluron Serum Drops is a highly effective multi-functional serum which delivers an immediate burst of deep moisture, increases skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Containing a wide range of active ingredients including, three types of pure hyaluronic acid (HA) at different molecular weights (very low, low and medium) and HA encapsulated into niosomes, this high quality serum is one of the best on the market and is especially good for ageing complexions.

Available for £55 here


Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

The Glass guide to skincare survival during self-isolation Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

Enriched with a nourishing blend of Shea Butter, Almond Oil and delicate English Rose, the Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm comprises a luxurious formula that transforms into a rich oil and then a nourishing milk. Designed to remove all traces of dirt, impurities and excess oil, it brightens the complexion to reveal instant radiance and rejuvenation.

Available from £44 here


Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster

Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster

Designed to help restore the healthy glow of the skin’s surface layer, encouraging its natural ability to repair and renew. Use before a serum and moisturiser to boost the effectiveness of your other skincare products, leaving skin resilient, beautiful and effortlessly refreshed.

Available starting from £45 for 30ml here


Gallinée Hand CreamGallinée hand cream

Gallinée Hand Cream

From the brilliant French but east-London-based brand Gallinée this brilliant hand cream – also a Glass Beauty Award winner – is the business and truly needed when regular handwashing is so important now (with the side effect of dried out irritated skin). Protecting the skin’s microbiome, it soothes, hydrates, and repairs by regenerating dry and damaged skin. Hands are left feeling soft, supple, and are protected from external aggressors, while doubling as a foot cream. And very fairly priced too.

Available for £7 here


Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with AvocadoThe Glass guide to skincare survival during self-isolation Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Luxuriously rich and creamy, this non-migrating formula penetrates the delicate under-eye area for an intense surge of moisture. Enriched with the soothing properties of Avocado, this is perfect for sensitive skin to instantly brighten and tighten dull and tired skin.

Available for £39 here


Fresh Rose Face Mask

Fresh Rose Face Mask

This Fresh classic face mask possesses the power to hydrate with rosewater, cucumber extract, and aloe vera gel to instantly cool and calm, while a blend of teas helps to brighten the skin for a naturally radiant glow. Porphyridium Cruentum, a hydrating microalgae extract, maintains moisture levels for soft, supple skin. Plus, it smells like fresh roses.

Available starting from £21 for 100ml here


Bee Yü Firming & Regenerating Face Masque

Bee Yü Firming & Regenerating Face Masque

This award winning mask is suitable for all skin types, with active ingredients such as ethically sourced bee venom and Manuka Honey to deliver a healthy and radiant complexion. The anti-inflammatory properties of Manuka Honey will rejuvenate and soothe for plump and youthful skin.

Bee Yü Firming & Regenerating Face Masque is available to purchase online here


Origins GINZING™ Energy Boosting Oil-Free Gel Moisturiser


Lightweight and oil-free, this invigorating moisturiser is fortified with legendary skin-boosters like Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean to jumpstart hydration levels for 72 hours. With the addition of Hydra-Hug™ Technology to help maintain lasting moisture, you can expect to experience silky smooth skin revitalised for a healthy, vibrant glow. 

Available from airports worldwide and online for £38.25 here


NUXE Ultra nourishing Rêve de Miel Lip Balm

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An ultra nourishing treatment for your lips and its contours, the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm is completely free of preservatives and artificial scents. Acacia honey and shea butter nourish and intensely repair your lips, whilst grapefruit essence provides a nice sensation of well-being. Its luscious texture and its sweet taste of honey and grapefruit turns applying it into a truly blissful moment.

Available for £11 here


by Cara Jenkins