The Beauty Memo

The Best New Skincare Products To Transform Your Beauty Regime

Clockwise from top left: La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream; NuFace Mini+ Petite Facial Toning Device (part of the NuFace Mini+ Starter Kit); Augustinus Bader The Foaming Cleanser; Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Body Serum; Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Vitamin C + Lactic Biocellulose Brightening Treatment Mask; Shani Darden + Déesse Pro LED Light Mask; 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Body Cream; U Beauty The Return Eye Concentrate; Noble Panacea The Elemental Cleansing Balm and Exfoliating Refiner; Westman Atelier Skin Activator

If you’re planning a springtime beauty refresh, then right here is a great place to start. Take inspiration from this edit of the best skincare products, as chosen by global beauty director NEWBY HANDS


Shani Darden + Déesse Pro LED Light Mask

As the breakout star of home beauty devices, LED is easy to use and proven to work – but this new arrival resets the bar, bringing the treatment equivalent of a doctor’s in-clinic LED into your own home. It’s also the machine that A-list facialist Shani Darden has long used in her LA clinic: “It’s always been one of my absolute favorite treatments for next-level glow and a firmer, clearer skin,” she says. Consisting of a face and neck mask, if you use this consistently for 10 minutes a day, you can expect fewer breakouts, less pigmentation and an all-round better skin tone and texture.

Westman Atelier Skin Activator

Famous for creating the most beautiful makeup (looks and products), Gucci Westman always states the importance of the right pre-base skin prep. And to ensure the perfect starting point, she has now launched her first skincare product, the excellent Westman Atelier Skin Activator. Fast-acting, potent and packed with the A-list of ingredients (including peptides, algae, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, probiotics, ceramides, L-arginine), the silky texture sinks in quickly to smooth, calm and plump the skin – creating the ideal healthy, hydrated base for makeup, or just great-looking skin if you’re going makeup-free.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Body Serum

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s iconic hyaluronic serum is already a global bestseller, and this new super-serum is no doubt set for the same success. Bringing all the proven ingredients we expect to find in our facial skincare (antioxidant cocktail, multi-weight hyaluronic acid, collagen-boosting algae and more), this clever serum repairs, deep-treats and transforms dull, dry and unloved skin below the chin. Massage it in before your body cream (or use it on its own) for a beautifully supple, healthy- and fresh-looking glow.

Augustinus Bader The Foaming Cleanser

Never underestimate the importance of how you cleanse, as it dictates the state of your skin. Get it right and everything’s perfect; overdo it and skin becomes tight, taut and, over time, dehydrated and irritated. Which is why this light cream-to-foam cleanser by Augustinus Bader is so good. It deeps-cleans the skin beautifully with a creamy, low-foam texture, leaving it fresh, clear and feeling very soft and incredibly comfortable.

U Beauty The Return Eye Concentrate

U Beauty founder Tina Craig has an unfailing knack of creating products that target specific beauty issues (dull complexions, loose upper arms, chronic dryness), and this product is no exception. Working on, and in, the skin, this multitasker smooths out lines (with stevia extract) and hydrates that notoriously dry and crepey under-eye skin. It also treats dark circles and puffiness by tackling the cause: the leaky vessels beneath the skin. Creamy but not heavy, this sink-in treatment also gives tired eyes an instant blurring glow.

Noble Panacea The Elemental Cleansing Balm and Exfoliating Refiner

This innovative brand always reminds me how much we must overuse all our other products – although, initially, the perfectly measured, individual dose of balmy cleanser seems barely enough to do the job. But you can rest assured that this ‘shot’ perfectly cleans the skin – and even specifically removes SPF (famous for sticking to skin and pores). Follow it with the daily dose of gentle refining essence and your skin will be perfectly prepped, healthy and clean for the day or night ahead.

NuFace Mini+ Starter Kit

One of the original home-use devices (and, 18 years on, still one of the very best), the latest NuFace device comes with impressive clinicals for its multi-layer face-sculpting treatment. Working on both the skin, to smooth out lines, and the muscles, to firm up contours, the effects are pretty instant (you’ll see a difference in one session). And if you use this on a longer-term basis, the results are lasting and transformative.

111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Body Cream

This beautiful velvety cream brings the famous repairing and enhancing effects of 111Skin’s NAC Y2 ‘cocktail’ to treat the skin from your neck down. First created by plastic surgeon and founder Dr. Yannis Alexandrides to help heal post-surgery skin, it helps boost repair and the natural production of antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, within the skin. This is especially good for deep-treating any dry, uneven and crepey sun-aged skin on arms, lower legs and shoulders.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Vitamin C + Lactic Biocellulose Brightening Treatment Mask

Part of the excellent new Vitamin C + Lactic range, this sheet mask gives dull complexions an intensive ‘shot’ of skin-brightening serum. The lactic acid gently peels and hydrates the skin so that the vitamin C is more easily absorbed to even out and brighten up skin tone, while niacinamide calms any redness and minimizes pores. This is a great addition to any beauty routine, and a go-to product for use before any special event.

La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream

Known for being a light-but-still-luxe alternative if you find the original Crème de la Mer too rich for daily use, La Mer’s Moisturizing Soft Cream has had an update. It’s still laced with the famous Miracle Broth™, and gives the same incredibly healthy glow, but this new iteration also ensures that dry, dehydrated skin is kept comfortably ‘topped up’ throughout the day and night.