Health + Wellness

The Best Products For Slugging Your Skin, Hair And Nails You Can Shop On The Iconic

By Urban List Writers

If you hadn’t worked it out from the charming name, slugging is a skincare trend that has you slathering yourself with an occlusive product (that’s one that works like a seal to keep water in) overnight.

While it started as a Korean beauty trend for the face, slugging has now extended to the hair and nails with the intention of deeply nourishing, banishing dry patches, and creating a super healthy foundation.

If you’re keen to dabble in the slugging beauty trend, here are the best face, hair and nail slugging products you can shop on The Iconic right now.

Best Products For Face Slugging

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturiser

Price: $42

The Eight Hour Cream range is iconic, and for good reason. This petrolatum-based cream is the ultimate seal for moisture (on the face as well as the elbows, legs and anywhere that needs a little love), with lanolin and shea butter amping up the occlusive effects even further. Shop it here.

Ella Bache Intensive Recovery Cream

Price: $79

Packed with mineral oil and lanolin (both effective occlusive ingredients), this lightweight cream offers immediate hydration while being perfectly suited to overnight slugging, too.  Shop it here.

Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Overnight Recharging & Refining Moisturiser

Price: $72

With occlusive ingredients like dimethicone and squalane, this rich moisturiser is perfect for slugging and sealing in any serums you used underneath. Shop it here. 

Best Products For Hair Slugging

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Silk Bloom Restorative Treatment

Price: $68

Revive heat- or chemical-damaged hair with this intense conditioning treatment that has argan oil, ceramides and vitamin E. Shop it here.

Silk Oil Of Morocco Argan Intense Hydrating Hair Masque

Price: $39.90

We all know how great argan oil is for the hair, and that effect is only amplified by a good overnight slugging. This mask also has occlusive shea butter, and Australian macadamia and sweet almond oils. Shop it here.

Butt Naked Roots 'N' All Hair + Scalp Treatment

Price: $39.95

Great hair starts at the root, and this leave-in treatment is a miracle worker for healthy, strong locks. There’s coconut oil, olive squalane, Kakadu plum seed extract and loads more natural ingredients to slug your way to silky hair. Shop it here.

Best Products For Nail Slugging

Weleda Skin Food

Price: $26.95

A rich, intensive cream of nourishing plant oils that’s an epic bang for your buck, Skin Food boasts occlusive agents beeswax, lanolin and sunflower oil. Its thick texture is perfect for working into the cuticles and packing onto the nail. Shop it here.

Antipodes Delight Hand & Body Cream

Price: $39

This versatile cream is packed with jojoba oil, avocado oil, and nourishing plant extracts to transform your nails and cuticles. Shop it here.

L'Occitane Lavender Hand Cream

Price: $30

Treat your digits to a little aromatherapy with this nourishing lavender hand cream. Occlusive ingredients include shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil, so it really seals in the moisture. Shop it here.

Love jumping on a skincare trend? Check out some products to start skin cycling here.
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