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Summer Beauty: Seriously Good Skincare

On your marks, get set, glow…  we select four new skincare releases for a healthy, happy complexion

It’s time for a spring clean, quite literally. As the temperature rises in London, we present the latest products for plump, radiant skin, including hydrating lotions and magic potions, packed full of glow-boosting goodness. 

Multi-Action Penta Peel pads by  DCL 

For those seeking fuss-free skincare, the DCL Multi-Action Penta Peel pads are for you. A dual-purpose palm-sized pad with mandelic, phytic and salicylic acids to exfoliate, tighten and smooth skin.

This gentle, multi-tasking formula repents all of your skincare sins by unclogging deep pores, shifting dead skin cells and brightening your complexion in one easy, pain-free sweep. Expect a slight tingling sensation, but that’s about it.  

It’s like a complete facial in five minutes. Buy now, thank us later. 

£58, available to buy at www.spacenk.com


This US-based brand launched in 2015, before making its UK debut at Harrods last summer. The premium skincare brand has garnered a cult following for its luxurious and tightly curated product line created using unique, natural and sustainably sourced materials. Founded by skincare doyenne Karen Ballou, Immunocologie utilises the healing properties and immense mineral benefits of French green clay, coined Vital Oligo Science. Exclusive to Immunocologie, this ingredient forms the base for each hardworking product, enriched by essential oils and natural antioxidants. 

Heroes include the Vital Clay Mask and the Super 7 Elixir Face Serum, which caused a stir in 2016 for its unusual blend of antioxidants and snail mucin – the latest beauty buzz word lauded for its ability to tighten and smooth skin. Each product is elegantly branded and housed in a sleek, minimalist glass bottle. Displaying your exfoliator has never been so desirably chic.  

Shop the range at Urban Retreat at Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

Dior Hydra Life

Dior has launched Hydra Life, a luxurious new skincare line targeted at millennials. As the name suggests, this nine-product line focuses on deep hydration with an eco-friendly approach; products are paraben-free and housed in environmentally-friendly, minimalist packaging. The deeply hydrating Sorbet Water Essence is a multi-tasking formula enriched with soothing mallow and haberlea leaf extracts. This wonder-fluid moisturises, tones and rebalances for plump, radiant skin. 

There is also a strawberry pink Pores Away mask; a delightful foamy cleanser and an ultra-nourishing Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask, which works magic while you snooze. Still need convincing? Bella Hadid is the face of the brand, and swears by the collection. 


Get the Glow by 001 Skincare 

Created by aromatherapist Ada Ooi, 001 Skincare pairs cutting-edge science with traditional Asian apothecary principles. The dinky new ‘Get the Glow’ two-step ritual does exactly what it says on the tin – sorry, chic glass jar.

Start with the exfoliating and conditioning cleanser, which gently and deeply cleans the skin, unclogging pores and removing dead skin cells. Follow with the Pure Active Peel to leave skin bright, tight and radiant.

Use this product duo weekly and let the compliments roll in. 

£100, www.001skincarelondon.com