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A dermatologist recommends: our simple skin care routine

Simplify your skincare routine: Less is more

When it comes to skincare, it’s quality not quantity that counts. There’s always a new must-have hero product causing a buzz, but incorporating each one into your morning and evening routine becomes time-consuming and could be counter productive. Focusing on daily consistency and quality products targeted to your skin’s needs is the key to great skincare.

According to Dermatologist Dr Justine Hextall, ‘One of the most common issues I see in my clinic is confusion over the best products to use. Although the internet has made information more accessible to us, there is so much out there that it is difficult to navigate.'

Follow these four easy skincare routine steps: cleanse, tone, hydrate and moisturise.


Clean skin is essential to create a perfectly prepped canvas on which to build your daily skincare regime. Choose your type:

Skin care routine for dry or normal skin

La Roche-Posay Micellar Water is alcohol and fragrance free. It purifies and soothes skin with our Thermal Spring Water formula and is highly effective at eliminating dirt and pollutants.

Skin care routine for combination or oily skin

Effaclar Purifying Micellar Water and Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel are designed for blemish-prone and oily skin. The simple no-rinse formula of the Micellar Water effectively cleanses excess sebum, oil and dirt, refreshing and mattifying high-shine complexions without disrupting the skin’s natural balance.

Skin care routine for sensitive skin

Devised to work without rubbing at the skin, this Effaclar wipe-off milk gel has a minimalist formula that works to remove make-up and impurities from your complexion, whilst cleansing and soothing delicate, sensitive skin types.

Step 2: TONE

For blemish-prone skin, you might want to consider a toner such as Effaclar’s Clarifying Lotion. This micro-exfoliant astringent is enriched with active ingredients and micro-exfoliant LHA (Lipo-Hydroxy Acid) to help eliminate any remaining excess oil from the skin after cleansing. It also helps to unblock the pores and visibly reduce their size. Apply it each morning and evening before your moisturiser for best results.


Using a simple formula serum to instantly smooth and hydrate skin is a great base for your moisturiser and make-up.

Brightening boost serum

Vitamin C10 - Designed to even out skin tone, target hyperpigmentation and rejuvenate your complexion, this active serum leaves skin with a smoother and plumper looking finish

Sensitive skin serum

Hyalu B5 - Targeted to sensitive and reactive skin types, this serum uses two different sized molecules of Hyaluronic acid, to work in unison on the skin’s surface and deep in the epidermis to moisturise and hydrate skin cells.

Fine lines and wrinkle serum

Retinol - Ideal for anti-aging concerns, this retinol serum firms, fills and smooths fine lines and wrinkles, helps to minimise uneven complexions and reveal younger looking skin.


Perfect for everyday protection against the sun and environmental pollutants, our Anthelios Fluid is specifically developed for sensitive skin. It’s formulated with SPF 50+ broad spectrum protection, to protect you against UVA and UVB rays, and the lightweight texture is quickly absorbed into your complexion without leaving residue to protect your eyes from stinging.

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