Don’t get us wrong, we love our derms and aesthetics doctors. They know all the ins and outs of our skin and can fix almost any problem. However, if you’re looking to leave a facial with a glowing face, that’s what facialist beauty brands do for you.
Unlike doctor brands that use cutting edge technology and strong active ingredients, or niche brands that tout cool packaging and formulations, aesthetician skincare tend to be focused on nourishing and making your skin feel and look good. Think luxe lotions and massage tools to primp your face to perfect health. Basically, they’re bringing all the benefits of a spa to your own home.
And women all over are taking notice. Net-a-Porter has shared that purchases of facialist beauty products have increased by 60 per cent in 2018, and contribute to almost a quarter of their skincare sales.
And it doesn’t hurt that these experts are social media savvy and count celebrities as endorsers. Sarah Chapman, whose facials at her Skinesis clinic in London has a 12-week waiting list, counts Gigi Hadid and Meghan Markle as fans. Joanna Czech loyalists include Kim Kardashian – the reality starlet appears frequently on Czech’s IG feed – and Bella Hadid.
One of our favourite products is the Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial (USD$67.80/SGD$92). The serum-oil formula refreshes and brightens tired, dull and stressed complexions, plumping and smoothing lines with a blend of Vitamin A and antioxidants to help your skin rejuvenate as you sleep.
Another must-have is the Joanna Vargas Forever Glow Anti-Aging Face Mask (USD$83.01/ SGD$112.60, for a box of five). The aesthetician is known for using plant-based ingredients in her products, and this sheet mask will simultaneously help to firm and smooth while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles instantly.
If you want a sculpted face, then you have to get your hands on Joanna Czech Facial Massager (USD$186.10/SGD$252). After all, who better than the woman who is famous for “slapping” Eva Chen’s face into shape before every big event to come out with a facial massager? Made with cooling zinc and aluminium alloys, it speeds circulation and directs oxygen to your skin, helping to depuff and giving you a lifted and brighter complexion.
Thanks to all these entrepreneur-ing aestheticians, women can now get that post-spa glow any day of the week. After all, using their products is almost like having your own personal facialist visiting you at home.
Images courtesy of Net-a-Porter