The Guardian: Bare-faced chic - Funmi Fetto’s good skin guide

"The only face creams worth spending money on"

"From trendsetting beauty podcasts to the rise of cosmeceuticals, beauty editor Funmi Fetto reveals the 10 key trends aimed at giving you a glowing complexion. 

Haute Couture Beauty

In recent years, I’ve been slightly obsessed with high-low skincare. These are high-performance, low-priced beauty products by brands such as Beauty Pie, Deciem and Inkey, because I believe these days you don’t always have to spend a fortune for good skin. I have, however, noticed a fascinating pendulum shift into something I call haute-couture beauty. These skincare products, generally with complex formulations, usually cost three-figure sums – the sort of purchases that make your lip quiver and your heart race as you get your credit card out. The impact on your skin is much more positive.

Augustinus Bader is the stem cell scientist who has got the skincare world in a frenzy. His research into the skin-repair process of burns victims proved that stem-cell technology was beneficial to numerous skincare concerns, from acne to ageing. So he bottled it. His multi award-winning moisturisers have been touted as the only face creams worth spending money on."

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