Evening Standard - ES Magazine
CLASH OF THE LUXURY TITANS
A duo of eagerly awaited neo-luxury skin brands vie for your attention. Which will you choose?
STELLA BY STELLA MCCARTNEY
Formulas to comfort, heal and nourish with no false promises.
Biotech actives tapped from nature: rock samphire, birch sap, cherry blossom. Scrupulously responsible, refillable, renewable, recyclable and vegan.
The gentle scent of the Scottish highlands captured by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. Try: the Reset Cleanser, £50 (refill £38), or Alter-Care Serum, £110 (refill £90) (stellamccartneybeauty.com)
SOHO SKIN BY SOHO HOUSE
Formulated to rev up cellular energy and ensure skin performs at its peak. Science-backed regenerative ingredients: lactic acid, vitamin C, oat amino acids.
Streamlined to slot in with busy urban lives.
Unscented and genderless.
Try: the Cream Cleanser, £55, or the Detox Mask, £60 (sohoskin.com)