Gone are the days of the simple cleanse, tone and moisturise routine. Now your bathroom can look more like dermatologist’s office than ever before, and as a skincare enthusiast, I’m all for it. Of course, there are some things that are best left to the professionals, but if you want to start derma-rolling or dermaplaning, then StackedSkincare is for you.
I’ve long been obsessed with this Cali-born skincare brand since the U.S. Byrdie team sent me the face peel to try—long before it was available here. The brand is the brainchild of skincare expert Kerry Benjamin, who recently walked me through all the products on a Skype call. Essentially the regime is all about exfoliation, hydration and boosting collagen.
Benjamin's skin sans-makeup is flawless and convinced me I need to do what she's doing yesterday. Lucky then that five of StackedSkincare's most popular products are available on Amazon UK right now, with more planned to hit the site soon. I've been using the below for about a week, and I can already see an improvement in the tone, texture and general luminosity of my complexion. I'll be sharing a full review in the coming weeks, but if you want to shop the products below, here are my initial thoughts on each.
We're big fans of derma-rolling here at Byrdie HQ, and this is among the more comfortable that I have tried. The stainless steel needles on the roller aren't too long, just 0.2mm, so they will create micro-channels for serums to penetrate and will help boost collagen production without any pain. The price tag is great, too.
A super-lightweight serum, this has an almost sweet scent, thanks to blackberry, gooseberry and honeysuckle fruit that combine to tackle free radical damage and reduce inflammation. Hydrolyzed rice protein boosts collagen to reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time, while hyaluronic acid offers an instant hit of moisture.
If you're prone to dehydration that manifests itself either via fine lines or blemishes, then this serum packed with hyaluronic acid will help to make a serious difference.
A lip peel? was my first thought on eyeing up this small rollerball. It's actually genius for anyone who suffers from dry lips, as this dissolves dead skin and doubles up as a lip primer.
I'll be sharing my review of the whole routine on the site next month. See you then.