An under-the-radar skincare brand to know about
Living in Florida, I miss my NYC days when I could hop on the subway (if necessary) to “meet” just about any product I was interested in. Now, I usually discover products online and either take a risk and order them, or add them to my running list that comes with me every time I travel to New York. But in recent months I’ve been finding some of these formerly-elusive products just a few miles from my house, because in case you haven’t already noticed, Neiman Marcus has majorly stepped up their indie beauty game.
I was recently introduced to a brand called Skin Design London, which was created by Fatma Shaheen. One of the U.K.’s most famed aestheticians, Shaheen’s “angle” is coming luxury and performance, and this easy-to-navigate line offers cutting-edge ingredients in each of the results-driven products. I’ve been using the Volume Serum to help give my skin a boost in plumpness—and although it comes in a bottle with a dropper, it has a thicker (almost lotion-like) consistency than most other serums I’ve used in the past. P.S. It’s been shown to increase collagen production by 6.8% in 11 days—and it’s a great way to prep your skin for makeup, too. (You can also add a few drops to your moisturizer if you’re short on time.)
I’ve also been using the Retinol Fresh Skin Treatment and it’s been a wonderful addition to my evening skincare regimen. It has a lovely texture that feels deeply hydrating without feeling too heavy—and I have absolutely no complaints about how my skin has been looking lately. It’s also a great multitasker that addresses breakouts, dark spots, and dullness as well as lines and wrinkles.
Unfortunately Skin Design London isn’t available at my local Neiman Marcus (at least not yet—but it is at the Bal Harbour store). If you can’t check out the line in person either, go ahead and “add to cart” anyway. You won’t be disappointed.