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Ramping up your skincare regimen will help you look your best for the all-night merry-making at this time of the year – think sheet masks and intensive serum boosters. To look bright eyed and bushy tailed, try SK-II’s new LXP Ultimate Perfecting Eye Cream on for size.

This potent product, endorsed by the eternally classy, preternaturally beautiful Cate Blanchett herself, comes with pretty extraordinary claims –  it promises to deeply hydrate and ease the appearance of gaunt circles and fine lines around the orbital area “in as early as three days”.

A pale apricot cream ensconced in the LXP line’s lovely rose gold-hued metallic packaging, the exceptionally comforting salve is chockfull of what SK-II calls Highest Concentrated Pitera, a turbo-charged version of the Japanese brand’s signature yeast-based essence.

Other skin goodies thrown into the “magical” broth: Extract of lychee to guard against cellular damage and environmental stress; and rice oligo peptides, an amino acid that’s said to accelerate production of skin-firming proteins.

The final floral flourish topping off this extravagant eye elixir? Twist open the jar and you’ll be greeted with an ethereal, barely there scent that’s gleaned from a carefully controlled harvest of the precious rose hybrid rosa centifolia, grown only in Grasse, the perfume heart of France.  

SK-II LXP Ultimate Perfecting Eye Cream, $254, is available at all SK-II counters. For more information, visit and follow the brand on Facebook and YouTube.