The superstar serum: Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum
As the bestselling and most-talked-about serum, this little gem from Dr. Barbara Sturm works double duty to do more than just hydrate. Containing high- and low-weighted HA molecules (to target different layers of the skin), and anti-inflammatory purslane (parsley), it ensures a calm, healthy and well-functioning complexion. Plus, while some HA-based products can be sticky, this sinks right in, leaving skin looking beautifully plump and dewy.
The most-wanted device: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro
My most-asked beauty question is, “Does LED work?” My answer is yes – and, as one of the first home-use devices, this FDA-cleared and derm-backed mask from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare is excellent. Use it daily and you will see a real difference in the quality of your skin – I certainly did. Plus, for breakouts, the blue LED can be a game-changer.
The scented candle everyone loves: Diptyque Baies
A candle may be the perfect gift, but if you can’t decide which scent to go for, this distinctive blend of blackcurrant and rose is the perfect choice. Whether it comes in the form of a scented candle, diffuser or room spray (or even a car diffuser), Baies is a bestselling, universally loved home scent that packs a beautifully fragranced punch.
The world’s leading lipstick shades: Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Lipstick in Pillow Talk Intense and Gucci Beauty Rouge à Lèvres Mat Lipstick in The Painted Veil 201
We may be searching for the perfect red or most-wearable nudes, but global sales figures show that women the world over still love pink. And that goes for lipstick, too: CharlotteTilbury’s Kissing Lipstick in Pillow Talk Intense and Gucci Beauty’s Rouge à Lèvres Mat Lipstick in The Painted Veil 201 have proved bestselling shades. Not to be outdone, lip gloss, lip oil and lip liner are also hot property, as well as pink makeup products in general. In fact Westman Atelier’s Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Chouchette is now the world’s favorite blush, and pink eyeshadow runs second only to neutral tones.
The most-loved moisturizer: Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
As famous as many of the celebrity faces it’s used on, this ultra-luxe skin treat multi-tasks to hydrate, repair, reduce hyperpigmentation and strengthen the vital barrier, amongst many other things. Using the TFC8 regenerative technology created by biomedical scientist Professor Augustinus Bader, it’s the perfect blend of high science and pure luxury.
The favored fragrances: Le Labo Eau de Parfum Santal 33 and Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower Eau de Parfum
Perfume may be a deeply personal choice, but these are the two clear – if very different – winners. Le Labo’s Santal 33 evokes the wildness of the American West thanks to its enveloping aromatic blend of smoky sandal and cedarwoods with powdery iris, while Frédéric Malle’s Carnal Flower’s heavy helping of tuberose absolute layers beautifully with jasmine, coconut and orange blossom for a decidedly sophisticated and sexy scent – and is a celebrity favorite.
The face mask everyone wants: 111Skin Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Facial Mask
As the brand that made the sheet mask an Instagram star and a celebrity favorite for any red-carpet prep, 111Skin does one of the most popular masks in the beauty world. Made from the same second-skin material used in burns units, this sheet molds to the curves of your face, ensuring that the calming and repairing serum contained within can be properly absorbed.
The best-loved bases: La Mer The Radiant SkinTint SPF30 and Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick
The search for the perfect second-skin coverage could be over – and, depending on how sheer you like your finish to be, these products from La Mer and Westman Atelier are two of the world’s most coveted. Blending skincare with cover, the beauty of both is that they leave your complexion looking natural, fresh and glowing rather than ‘made up’.
The must-have mascara: Westman Atelier Eye Love You
Natural ingredients may form 95% of this impressive Westman Atelier mascara’s formula, but there’s no compromise when it comes to delivering thicker, fuller, lusher lashes. In a true carbon black (why are so many mascaras gray in tone?), it builds up color and coverage, and enhances lashes without leaving them looking brittle or clogged.
The hottest haircare heroes: Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo and Conditioner and Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector
This is the perfect transformative trio for bringing real shine and body back to dull, flat hair. The outstanding Gold Lust range from Oribe treats both strands and scalp without leaving hair feeling heavy and flat, while the iconic Olaplex No.3 is used weekly to deep-treat and visibly repair damage.