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6 of the best splurge-worthy skin care buys

Whatever your skin’s needs we’ve rounded up the greatest of the latest skin care launches to invest your precious pay-day £££s on…

Developed to combat congestion (ka-POW), Caudalie’s {Vinopure Clear Skin Purifying Toner} is one of the greatest affordable launches this year. Intensely refreshing and heavenly scented (it has the same clean, minty ‘zing’ of the bestselling {Beauty Elixir}), this post-cleansing potion leaves oily or problem-prone skin feeling comfortably fresh with a velveteen finish. The French men and women’s go-to, this looks chic (and discreet) on your #shelfie and keeps your skin clear irrespective of how many vins rouges or sweet macaroons you demolish.

A thing of beauty, a joy to use and a boon for all skin types, White Lotus’ {Rose Quartz Roller} is hand-carved from the finest, high-quality quartz to repair, decongest and de-stress your complexion. Often referred to as ‘ice of the gods’, the exquisite powder pink stone is a favourite amongst crystal healers (avert your eyes cynics!), who advocate the stone’s propensity to boost your circulation and encourage the expulsion of accumulated toxins, as well as its positive impact on acne, wrinkles and lymphatic drainage. A symbol of love, the stone promotes optimism and when massaged over the face and neck, relaxes facial muscles to give skin (and your emotions!) a much-needed ‘lift’. 

Kate Somerville’s most-eagerly anticipated franchise, {Goat Milk} has just joined our hallowed ‘Hall of Fame’. Laced with goat’s milk – a rich source of lactose to moisture dry, damaged tissue – the nourishing, anti-inflammatory {De-Puffing Eye Balm} will quench your cells’ thirst and help fortify delicate tissue while smoothing the look of fine lines. With nourishing manuka honey and a smattering of light-diffusing pigments, this cooling stick makes a great under-eye primer – just sling in your handbag to brighten and ‘tighten’ tired eyes on-the-go.

If your complexion’s Kevin-esque (“WhatEVER!”), discipline unruly skin with SkinOwl’s {Teenage Kit} – a Godsend irrespective of your years. So whether your age starts with ‘1’, or whether you’ve abandoned adolescence many moons ago (good riddance!), this cool quintet of purifying, balancing and spot-stopping essentials works to counsel skin susceptible to strops. Uniting a cleansing bar, balancing mist, oil, balm and decongesting howlite wand (a mineral-rich stone that kick-starts the removal of toxins), this line-up will have your rebellious face on the ol’ straight-and-narrow in no time.

Fresh from Fairy Godmother of facials Emma Hardie comes the best thing for your skin since her {Moringa Balm} (an undisputed #TeamCultBeauty favourite). Not only is the {Purifying Detox Pink Clay Mask} the perfect shade of, well… pink, but this deep-cleansing marvel works to swiftly decongest and restore radiance to clogged or dulled complexions. A quick-fix treatment to counteract signs of fatigue, reach for this when you need to look fabulous, fast! It’s a ‘look better’ spell in a chic golden jar.

Super-facialist to the seemingly ageless, Dr. Frances Prenna Jones created her signature {Formula} to combat the collective needs of her high-profile clientele. An acid toner 2.0, this photo-worthy cocktail (it’s the chicest toning lotion we’ve encountered) stars exfoliating acids and medley of free radical-fighting antioxidants, botanical anti-inflammatories and innumerable fortifying actives to support skin’s status quo and help to bolster its resilience. Essentially your daily one-stop shop for healthy, glowing skin, consider this elixir your ‘insurance’ on the quest to look as luminous as possible for longer. 


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…