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Hangover beauty products exist - but do they really work?

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All the ibuprofen/powerade/sleep in the world might help to dull your hangover on the inside, but sometimes we need a little extra helping hand for the outside, too.

We all have our go-to products for those under-the-weather days (thanks, concealer). However, you might not realise there are beauty buys out there that are specifically designed for your hungover face. Yes, really.

We recently put then to the test — you know, in the name of science and all of that.

Skyn Iceland Skin Hangover Kit.

This kit includes the Fresh Start Mask to polish and resurface, Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion to refresh and hydrate, and Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels and Icelandic Relief Eye Pen to de-puff those tired eyes. It’s perfect for a weekend away (helloooo, weddings), or when you’re travelling. It really is an all-in-one hangover cure for your skin.

$37, available at Mecca.

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Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo.

This is a serious detox for your locks. It will rid your hair from product residue, hard water minerals and pollutants, so it's perfect for day-after-the-night-before cleanups.

It also smells great and foams up quickly, which I love. I was left with silky soft super clean hair, despite the fact I used half a can of hair spray the night before.

$36 from Mecca.

Too Faced Hangover Primer

Ugh, I can't even with this primer. It is magical. It will seriously replenish your hungover skin while smoothing and brightening it. My skin was a little flakey before I put it on, et voilà: it was so smooth afterwards. It also has a subtle coconutty smell, which I am personally not opposed to. In fact, I am in full support of it.

Plus, if you're out and about when you're feeling a little worse for wear, this will make your makeup last all day long. Boom.

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$47 from Mecca.

Rodial Super Acids x-treme hangover mask and x-treme acid rush peel.

While you're lounging in bed waiting for the roof to stop spinning and your stomach to settle, it's a prime opportunity to zap your skin out of the puffy, red, dehydrated state it's most likely in, and leave it feeling a million dollars.

These two products are pretty incredible. Super Acids Xtreme Acid Rush Peel contains azeliac acid, plus glycolic, lactic and fruit acids and probiotic technology. The peel left my skin feeling very, very soft and looking much more plump and hydrated.

The Super Acids Xtreme mask will cleanse and exfoliate your skin, leaving it looking bright and healthy — i.e. nothing like your head feels. Both prods are lightly scented but not overpowering, so they won't leave you feeling [even more] ill.

The mask: $49.99 from PricelinePeel:  $79.99 from Priceline.

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The Body Shop Modern Gent's Rescue Kit.

This set contains Peruvian maca root, which works to hydrate the skin. The face protector and serum combine to achieve this result and are both really moisturising, thanks to the added Brazil nut oil. They smell delicious and left my skin feeling really hydrated as well as soft. Much needed for parched-hung-over-faceness.

$39.95 buy here.

What are your go-to hangover remedies?

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