Supercharge your beauty routine with our edit of cosmeceutical skin care.
Understanding the science of beauty will help level up any routine. Once you’ve got the basics down – cleanse, moisturise, apply (and reapply) SPF daily – it’s time to dive a little deeper with your skin care. Enter cosmeceutical products. With a focus on active ingredients (think vitamins, antioxidants and botanical extracts), cosmeceuticals is a category of skin care where cosmetics meet pharmaceutical-strength ingredients. By penetrating the surface, these products work to create structural changes and deliver long-term results. Breaking down the ingredients that go the extra mile, our edit of cosmeceutical skin care is sure to supercharge a glowing complexion.
Looking for radiant skin? It’s time to dial up your vitamin C intake. But we don’t mean eating more citrus. Retrouvé Classique Nutrient Face Serum is enriched with THD ascorbate (a lipid-soluble form of vitamin C), white tea and pomegranate. Together, these potent ingredients promote even tone and brighter-looking skin.
The ultimate multitasker, U Beauty Resurfacing Compound, works to resurface, renew and equalise skin in one step. But how? Antioxidants are the key to its well-reported success. By neutralising damage-causing free radicals and detoxifying pores, this product targets the most vulnerable areas of your complexion and reveals brighter and tighter looking skin.
Skin Design London
Ferulic acid, aka hydroxycinnamic acid, is the star ingredient of Skin Design London C Antioxidant Glow Vitamin C Serum. A powerful antioxidant blend, ferulic acid combines with vitamin C to create a shield against free-radical damage (from pollution, ultraviolet light, or infrared radiation), which can accelerate visible signs of ageing.
Liberty Belle Rx
Battling blemishes and lacklustre skin? Liberty Belle Rx Advanced Dream Team is about to be your face’s new BFF. The water-based formula offers a gentle delivery of potent ingredients, including Retinol 1.25, Vitamin B3, Ferulic Acid, patented Willowherb and an anti-redness complex. Start slow and work up to a regular nightly routine for glowing skin by sunrise.
Bakuchiol, a natural alternative to retinol, is the skincare superhero behind Emma Lewisham Supernatural Vitamin A Oil. This luxurious yet lightweight formula promises to restore plump, youthful skin and a luminous glow. The best part about this product? An efficacious treatment that offers results you can see and feel without the irritation sometimes caused by vitamin A.
Dermalogica Biolumin C Gel Moisturiser delivers radiance-boosting, weightless hydration and unrivalled barrier defence. A highly stable vitamin C complex is to thank for instant brightness, while squalane and five types of hyaluronic acid keep skin soft, supple and plump. Use morning and night for natural luminosity.
With help from ceramides (to retain moisture) and peptides (to increase collagen and elastin production), this targeted serum from Ella Baché smooths fine lines and de-puffs the under-eye area. Its cooling metal applicator is like a mini massage for tired eyes – let it wake you up each morning and calm unwanted dark circles.
Pro vitamin B5 (panthenol), vitamin B3 (niacinamide) and hyaluronic acid restore balance and offer vital moisture to tired, stressed or dehydrated skin. This somewhat miracle cocktail from Ultraceuticals is delivered in an oil-free formula that will complement your daily moisturiser and make-up routine.