Chosen By The Experts: Top Picks from Laura Capon

by Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Ever wondered what skincare products a Beauty Editor uses? Well wonder no more! Acting Beauty Editor at Cosmopolitan, Laura Capon, has the beauty and skincare world at her fingertips. Specialising in skincare, makeup and plus size fashion, Laura’s expertise means she’s used to trying out and reviewing the latest product launches.

We are delighted Laura has chosen her top picks from Face the Future, including her favourite creme cleanser, SPF, moisturisers and vitamin C serum. We love her choices and think you will too, read on to find out more…

Exuviance Gentle Cleansing Creme

I tried this after seeing my friend and fellow beauty journalist Madeleine Spencer rave about it and I am so glad I listened to her. It genuinely removes all your makeup – including mascara – but without any of that harsh stripping feeling. I love using this as my second cleanse because it leaves my skin feeling so hydrated.

SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50+

It embarrasses me immensely to admit that I only started wearing SPF religiously this year…I know. I’m a makeup lover and I never found one that didn’t compromise the wear time or look of my base, until this one. It’s completely non-greasy, feels like you’re not wearing anything and I’ve noticed such an improvement in the evenness of my skin tone since using it every day. I’ve even cut the tube in half to get every last drop out.

La Roche Posay Toleriane Sensitive Creme

If I didn’t have my job and access to free beauty products anymore (I know, I hate me too) this is the only moisturiser I would use. Toleriane is my go-to La Roche-Posay range and I love the instant soothing effect this has on my skin. I truly believe that looking after your skin barrier is the key to everything.

CeraVe Moisturising Lotion

As part of my job involves experimenting with a lot of different products, I sometimes royally f up my skin barrier. Whenever my skin is red and sensitised, I strip everything back and use nothing but this and a gentle cleanser (like the Exuviance Gentle Cleansing Creme). Within 4 days the flare-up will have calmed down and everything is back to normal.

Exuviance AF Vitamin C20 Serum Capsules

I’ve dabbled with other vitamin c serums before, but too often than not I don’t get to finish them before they are no longer active. These capsules solve that problem and are also so much easier to travel with. Using these and my SPF religiously has given me the clearest, brightest skin and I actually wear a lot less makeup now because of that.

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Written for you by: Alex, Face the Future & Laura Capon, Acting Beauty Editor, Cosmopolitan