The Editor’s List, by Olivia Falcon
Discreet, expert advice on the world’s top cosmetic procedures and practitioners.
DR Levy Switzerland 3 Deep Cell Renewal Micro Resurfacing Cleanser£39.00 Quick View
DR Levy Switzerland 3 Deep Cell Renewal Micro Resurfacing Cleanser
The Lowdown: The best cleanser I’ve tried to date, this gel wash contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids to gently ‘unglue’ the bonds of surface dead skin cells and brown rice particles, which help to mechanically get rid of dirt, pollutants and makeup. The micro-particles are incredibly soft and dissolve on skin so don’t aggravate sensitivities like broken capillaries. After just one wash, you’ll notice softer, brighter skin. Also if you use this, you don’t need a separate exfoliator as it does that job for you.
NeoStrata Glycolic wash£41.00 Quick View
NeoStrata Glycolic wash
The Lowdown: Formulated to exfoliate and cleanse congested pores to prepare the skin for optimal benefits of the regimen that follows. This cleanser has a pH-balanced, soap-free formula for deep cleansing without irritation and is ideal for most skin types.
Regular use will leave the skin feeling super smooth, looking radiant and may reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Formulated with 18% glycolic acid and 2% lactobionic acid, which helps hydrate the skin, this brilliant cleanser never leaves skin feeling tight or dry – everyone from acne prone adults and men love it as it helps to prevent ingrown hairs from shaving. It also has Grapefruit extracts that work to help tone skin and give a super fresh feeling.
Medik8 C-Tetra Lipid Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum£35.00 Quick View
Medik8 C-Tetra Lipid Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum
The Lowdown: Vitamin C is a must for any anti-ageing regime as it protects skin against free radical damage (pollution, UVA and UVB rays), it helps brighten and to a certain extent also helps to fade brown blotches and pigmentation from blemishes. This particular product is one of the most effective I have tried to date and smells great too (quite citrusy). It contains Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a super stable form of vitamin C plus soothing Vitamin E – it helps boost cell turnover for younger-looking skin and is completely non-comedogenic,( meaning it won’t clog pores). It sinks into skin effortlessly, layers seamlessly under any moisturizers or make up you want to put on top, leaving a radiant glow.
Medik8 Calmwise Serum Anti-Redness Elixir£32.00 Quick View
Medik8 Calmwise Serum Anti-Redness Elixir
The lowdown: A soothing recipe of just 7 ingredients to calm redness and provide intensive relief to sensitive skin. By improving the skin’s natural barrier function, this nourishing sage-infused serum helps to combat all kinds of redness, including flare-ups caused by day-to-day environmental stress, irritants and dryness. Crafted with teprenone, a patented anti-redness ingredient designed to restore stressed, angry skin. As the ultimate restorative serum, it improves skin firmness and hydration, leaving skin supple and glowing. Overtime, Calmwise Serum leaves damaged, sore skin looking calm and feeling comfortable.
Neo Strata Tri Therapy Lifting Serum£75.00 Quick View
Neo Strata Tri Therapy Lifting Serum
The Lowdown: This award-winning serum contains Aminofil©, a patented ingredient that works to plump and firm slack skin and Gluconlactone an ingredient which enhances skin’s natural exfoliation process giving it a brighter tone. It also contains a very low molecular weight of Hyaluronic acid to moisturise, leaving skin looking dewy and feeling firmer. This is truly ground breaking product is ideal for those concerned with slack skin and disguising deeper wrinkles.
Spectacle Performance Cream£76.00 Quick View
Spectacle Performance Cream
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The Lowdown: Spectacle Performance Crème is a multitasking moisturiser that addresses skin dullness, dehydration and inflammation in one dose, simplifying skincare whatever your lifestyle. You can apply Performance Crème both morning and evening and it layers exceptionally well with other products. We recommend using it after you’ve cleansed your face and applied serums. Its unique gel/cream texture is excellent for priming skin before makeup application and it will never ball up under foundation. Our packaging uses next-generation sustainable materials that are far friendlier to the Earth than traditional papers and plastics.
Medik8 r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream£135.00 Quick View
Medik8 r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream
The Lowdown: This is a retinol but not as you know it. Using a patented hybrid molecule ‘retinyl retinoate’ a hybrid of traditional retinol and clinical strength retinoic acid. Proven to deliver astonishing results from just 4 weeks: fine lines and wrinkles are visibly softened, pigmentation noticeably reduced and the appearance of overall skin texture is refined. Skin looks clearer, brighter and revitalised; ultimately more youthful. Improvements become even more remarkable over time with continued use… 8 times more powerful than retinol, Incredibly, retinyl retinoate has been proven to be photostable, meaning it doesn’t break down in sunlight like traditional forms of vitamin A. so it can be used both day and night and is gentle enough even for the most sensitive of skin. Retinyl retinoate is combined with collagen-supporting vitamin C, skin soothingvitamin E and hydrating hyaluronic acid in a next generation, anti-ageing formula to revitalise the skin.Now upgraded with an enhanced level of vitamin C.
Medik8 r-Retinoate Intense£210.00 Quick View
Medik8 r-Retinoate Intense
The Lowdown: 8x stronger than retinol and 11x faster too. Fine lines visibly fade into nothingness and radiance reaches untold levels of luminosity. Simply massage the apricot-toned moisturising night cream across face, neck and décolletage to unlock its age-defying and sensorial benefits. Both overnight rejuvenation and deep hydration are offered by this all-in-one night cream that may be the only product required after cleansing in the evening. Elegant notes of rich, Madagascan vanilla are expertly paired with soft citrus aromas to promote the perfect night’s rest followed by a radiant morning glow.
Heliocare 360° Fluid Cream SPF 50£31.00 Quick View
Heliocare 360° Fluid Cream SPF 50
The Lowdown: I’ve yet to find a sun cream with a better texture. This one has advanced filters and Bioshield System that provides broad spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, Visible Light and IR-A. Enriched with Fernblock® FC for powerful antioxidant activity, and actives which repair sun damage, such as DNA damage and premature skin ageing. It is super light so can be used every day and hand on heart won’t clog skin. Another selling point is that although it’s a super high SPF50, it glides on without leaving a ghoulish white coating, in fact, it has a flattering flesh coloured tint helps camouflages heat-induced redness and flushing. It can be worn like a tinted moisturizer on days you don’t fancy trowelling on make-up. Suitable for all skin types, recommended for mature and dry skin.
Paraben and alcohol free.