The best repair and renewal creams: It's time to upgrade your skincare regime

From Estee Lauder to Boots' No 7, look after your skin this season

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At this time of year it's hard not to feel a little wan and under the weather, but rather than wallowing in feelings of doom and desiccation, now is the time to upgrade your skincare regime.

Not all face creams are created equal, and while some are pots of so much snake oil, there are plenty that will leave you looking and feeling a bit perkier. As is often the case, price isn't a true indicator of performance, and giving a tester a go first is a sensible idea if your skin is on the sensitive side.

Sensitive renewal cream daily cellular protection

£125, Revive,

With a whipped, mousse-like consistency and a citrus scent a little of this rich cream goes a long way, while a broad spectrum SPF30 will help to prevent further damage too.

Gene expression lifting serum


This cooling serum has a faint rose scent and suffuses skin with a delicate bronze glow; it's easily absorbed and plumps, lifts and hydrates thanks to hyaluronic acid.


Revitalizing supreme anti-aging eye balm

£42, Estée Lauder,

Nothing topical will rid you of wrinkles permanently, but Estée Lauder has released a whole new skincare programme to help plump them out of appearance.

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£30, This Works,

A great multi-tasker, this moisturises, blurs fine lines and brightens skin tone, as well as creating a lovely base for make-up.

Protect and perfect intense day hand cream

£10.50, No 7,

A face as plump as a pillow can be given away by age-spotted hands; this cream has an added SPF to stave off further damage while softening the appearance of fine lines.