Lucy Partington, Beauty Editor at Stylist Magazine, has put together her top five picks from Face the Future! Including her favourite cleansing balm, Vitamin C serum and even foundation, we couldn't agree with Lucy's choices more!
As a Beauty Editor, Lucy has the job all skincare fanatics envy. Trying all the innovative formulas and hot off the press product releases, but looking at her top five skincare products, it's the classics that always win
I love a cleansing balm and the joy of this one heating up as you massage it into skin never gets old. Taking my make-up off and cleansing my face is one of my favourite things, and using this cleanser makes it feels like a true luxury at the end of a long day.
An oldie but a goodie. Every beauty journalist I've ever spoken to about skincare has cited this product and I love it just as much as everyone else. Vitamin C is a core part of my daily routine and this one sits well under makeup (which is the number one thing I want from my AM skincare routine) and I've definitely noticed a difference in the brightness of my skin when I stop using it.
To find a foundation that works well with acne-prone skin is rare, and this one doesn't disappoint. It's lightweight but still has full coverage and the fact it's packed with ingredients that'll help skin rather than clog it up means it's one I end up recommending a lot, too.
I used to be scared of using retinoids “ I didn't think they were right for my skin “ and then when I did start using it I wondered how I'd survived for so long without them. It truly has helped give me my best skin ever. Crystal Retinal is made with retinaldehyde “ a Vitamin A derivative that's 11x more effective than traditional retinol “ but is notoriously hard to formulate with. Medik8 have nailed it with this formula and I'm a big fan.
As with Vitamin C, the main thing I want from an SPF is a formula that'll sit well under make-up. This does exactly that, as well as keeping my skin hydrated. It's really lightweight, isn't greasy and is basically virtually undetectable on skin. I literally have no excuse not to wear SPF every single day thanks to this stuff.For all these products and more, shop online now
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