Beauty News

We’re getting up close on skin care

Last Updated: 10/01/2022

January; as the post-Christmas haze begins to lift, it’s time to embrace fresh starts and go back to basics. For some that means New Year’s resolutions. For us, this month is all about getting up close and personal with our {skin} to give it the TLC it deserves. No filter, no photoshop… just skin. We’re stripping things back and we’re getting up close with real skin in its natural, beautiful state.


Why? Well, after months of lockdown-induced video calls (Zoom catch up, anyone?), we’ve grown increasingly fixated on our faces, picking at so-called ‘flaws’ and taking umbrage with every tiny little mark and {blemish}. Such scrutiny has taken its toll; one in 10 women reported noticing more ‘flaws’ in her appearance while on video calls — a stat we do not like the sound of.

But our skin is our biggest organ, and it changes and adapts just as we do; it’s the unique canvas upon which {scars}, lines and marks tell the story of where we’ve been. Shouldn’t we celebrate and care for it as it really is? We believe so, and this month we’re continuing our mission to change the way we think about our skin by embracing it in all its real and unfiltered glory. 

Of course, embracing our skin doesn’t mean simply throwing more and more at it. It means discovering what skin really wants and needs on the surface and within. So this month, we’ll be bringing you the best in class advice and products for keeping it in tip-top health — yes, we’re going to be harping on about your {microbiome}  — with tips and tricks from our knowledgeable community of skintellectuals. 

We’ll also be helping you to discover the supercharged skin care superheroes your shelfie has been missing. Think: gentle {cleansers}, nourishing {moisturisers}, smoothing treatments and those ‘skin care as self care’ essentials that will help you to celebrate every inch of your skin — just the way it is. Come and get ‘up close’ with us…


To kick off proceedings, we’re excited to announce the return of our Skin Care Sessions summit. This very special one-day virtual event will see our knowledgeable community of skintellectuals, from influencers to industry experts, come together for a day of panels exploring all things skin. The best news? You’re invited to join us!

There will be four talks taking place throughout the day, each carefully curated to help you learn more about your skin, with insider access to industry experts and future trends to watch. Our hope is that you’ll leave the sessions feeling more confident and in touch with your skin than ever before.

Want to secure your spot amongst the experts and innovators of the beauty world? Get full access to all of these panel talks with a free ticket.


You’ve probably heard of your skin’s barrier function — also known as the acid mantle — but do you know just how important a role it plays in keeping your skin in tip-top health? Joined by Cult Beauty co-founder Alexia Inge, beauty journalist Sali Hughes and more special guests, we’ll discuss protecting your skin barrier, going back to basics, and the Holy Grail products to keep skin healthy and nourished.


If you’ve ever struggled with acne or breakouts, you’ll know the challenge they can pose to feeling confident about your skin. In this session, our panellists — including skinfluencer Hyram and Confident and Killing It founder Tiwi Ogunlesi — will be discussing how they learnt to embrace their skin in all its beauty, with tips and tricks for soothing breakouts along the way.


‘Diversity’ remains one of the beauty world’s biggest buzzwords, but has the industry really changed its tune when it comes to catering for all skin tones and types? With the help of industry heavyweights Dorion Renaud, founder of {Buttah Skin}, and Charlotte Cho, founder of {Then I Met You}, we’ll shine a light on the skin care brands leading the charge, the revival of ancestral rituals and ingredients, and where the industry can go from here.


In our final panel of the day, Cult Beauty co-founder Alexia Inge will be joined by some very special guests to explore where the beauty industry is headed in 2022. What’s next for sustainability in beauty? How will skin care and self care become even more intertwined in the next 12 months? And will this year finally mark the end of the make up boom of recent years?


Emmie Thornhill

Emmie Thornhill

Deputy Content Editor

Emmie is Cult Beauty’s Deputy Content Editor. Her love of skin care began in primary school when she first learned the term “hormonal acne” and has been in a love-hate relationship with tea tree oil ever since. She lives in East London – where you can normally find her baking, tending to her plant jungle or planning her next tattoo or hair cut/colour appointment – and is known to start DMCs with you about your birth chart placements, the importance of wearing SPF every day and the difference between a vagina and vulva.