The OGs are, in my mind, brands that are intrinsically linked with the blog. The majority from day one, all still as relevant today.
Often used by the industry as benchmarks for expert-led brands that deliver all the science and none of the fluff – they have set a standard for many.
I trust these brands implicitly; I could easily build a routine for any skin type just by using products from their individual ranges. I thought it would be helpful to give you a top line of each product to make your choosing easier.
(All products are suitable for pregnancy and breastfeeding.)
Chantecaille – Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask, 50ml – brilliant for soothing, calming, hydrating and softening. Suitable for all skins, no contraindications.
Darphin – Aromatic Purifying Balm, 15ml – brilliant for spot treating, using all over the face as a treat before bed, softening any skin at all, and again, no contraindications. One of the first products I fell in love with when I started working in Space NK in the 90s.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare – Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel, 30 Treatments – the ultimate in at-home peels that actually work and do what they say on the box. Containing 5 acids, these will stimulate collagen, exfoliate and brighten your skin in two easy steps. Utterly brilliant.
Kate Somerville – Peptide K8® Power Cream, 30ml – my Desert Island moisturiser, that packs in peptides until they’re overflowing. Cannot go wrong. Suitable for all skins, you don’t need it if you’re 20, but if you’re heading to the other end of that decade, crack right on.
Sunday Riley – Auto Correct, 15ml – in my all-time Top 3 eye products. My most-used eye cream in the last couple of years for sure. Brightening, de-puffing, LOVE IT. Lush.
The Body Shop – Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover, 250ml – you need this in your life. Removes everything, can be used as a micellar water if you want a one-stop shop. Wicked.
Zelens – Power D, Vitamin D Concentrate – Fortificante, 100ml – Exclusive Hall of Fame Supersize! A special one-off size made especially for the Skincare Freaks, this Power D is the best thing you can buy to help repair your skin barrier whether or not you have eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, spots or just a sore face. The positive comments from viewers on the Insta live were insane. Get involved.