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These products will all work hard to improve your skin. Choose the appropriate ones for your skincare concerns, and use them like medicine. By that, I mean use them as it tells you on the directions that come with the product, and be patient. Skincare can help to make great improvements in your complexion, but you do need to give it time. This is my shortlist, but I’m going to keep adding to it.

Which skincare products might you try, to see real results? Here is a selection of the ones I really rate - because they do a great job, and are a pleasure to use.

Acid Toners

Acid toners are exfoliating toners containing alpha-, beta- or poly-hydroxy acids such as glycolic, lactic, or malic acids (AHAs),

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Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid or lactic acid (as an acid toner, an exfoliating cleanser, a mask or a serum) have the same…

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Anti-acne Serums

Treat your skin with an anti-acne serum to bring down inflammation, exfoliate the skin and reduce oil production. In addition to BHA,…

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Anti-inflammatory Serums

Use an anti-inflammatory serum (containing ingredients such as niacinamide, vitamin E and panthenol) to soothe and heal sensitive skin. …

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Anti-pigmentation Serums

Anti-pigmentation serums work to reduce hyperpigmentation by either preventing the formation of pigment in the skin (in the same way as…

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Beta Hydroxy Acid

A beta hydroxy acid (salicylic acid) toner can help by clearing congested pores. Plus, it’s anti-inflammatory, so can calm the redness…

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Either of these is a good option for wrinkled skin: cream cleansers, because they’re more gentle on dry and wrinkled skin and leave it…

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Rosacea is an inflammatory condition of the oil glands, so an appropriate wash-off exfoliating cleanser can help to reduce skin oiliness.…

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Eye Cream

Eye cream will help to hydrate the skin around the eyes better such that the skin wrinkles and sags less quickly. Eye creams with more…

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Face Masks

Face masks have had somewhat of a revival in recent years. There are different types of face mask but the main point is to give your skin a…

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Face Oil

Facial oils are not for everyone because the idea of applying oil to the face seems counterintuitive but they can actually feel really nice…

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Home-use Devices

This is my pick of the beauty devices that you can use at home. They offer gentler versions of the same technology that you will find in…

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Hydrating Serums

Hydrating serum will work to improve the skin’s moisture levels. This benefits the skin doubly: firstly, better hydrated skin wrinkles…

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Lip Serum

Lip serums are packed with hyaluronic acid, which can literally plump the lips by helping them hold onto moisture. They will also contain…

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Moisturiser, as outlined in the hydrating serum section above, improves the skin’s moisture levels which has the overall effect of…

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Neck Cream

There are some creams which are formulated specifically for the neck, which needs that little bit extra help as it has fewer oil glands and…

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Peptides and Growth Factors

Peptides all work in different ways depending on the type of peptide, but they ultimately work to turn on different biochemical processes…

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Retinol and Retinoids

Retinol or other retinoids have a multitude of beneficial effects on wrinkled skin. Two of these are improving collagen levels in the skin,…

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Wrinkles are signs of sun damage. So protect your newly fresh skin from wrinkling anymore by wearing a sunscreen every day.

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Do skincare supplements work? Yes, absolutely – as long as you pick the right ones. Here are some of my favourite supplements which I…

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Vitamin C Serums

Vitamin C serum smoothes the surface of the skin, and tops up the skin’s levels of the proteins collagen and elastin. These respectively…

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Elequra Eye Architecture

This eye cream is a terrific all-rounder for the delicate skin in the eye area. What’s in here? Lots of peptides, which encourage regeneration within the…

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Totally Derma Tub

This nutritional skin supplement helps improve the skin from the inside out. It has 2 convincing clinical studies demonstrating the key ingredients are well…

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Medik8 Liquid Peptides Complex

I love this serum. You can use these peptides on their own or alongside other serums to improve texture, fine lines and elasticity. It is also really hydrating…

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Belgravia Dermatology Potent C

A one-step multitasking product which produces particularly great results for both pigmentation and wrinkles. Created by two top dermatologists who want this…

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