She’s renowned for her glow-giving procedures – now, the Knightsbridge aesthetician reveals her secret to radiant skin
Knightsbridge cosmetic physician Sarah Tonks
1. Skinceuticals Blemish + Age Cleanser Gel, £37
The combination of glycolic and salicylic acids balances out my oiliness and buffs dull surface skin cells away so I’m left with a more radiant complexion. I cleanse in the shower to shave time off my morning routine.
2. Mabel + Meg Lumilixir Vitamin C Serum + Hyaluronic Acid, £29
When it comes to repairing damage caused by the sun and the environment, vitamin C is the gold standard. I find this product particularly great for oily skin like mine.
3. Alumier MD Sheer Hydration SPF40, £35
With my minimalist philosophy in mind, I use a tinted SPF instead of a moisturiser and foundation. I prefer a mineral formula; I find chemicals cause me to break out. This one gives an added glow.
4. Obagi-c System C-exfoliating Day Lotion, £45
After I’ve cleansed the day away, I apply this lotion. The glycolic acid hydrates while helping to slough away dead skin cells, too. I find it leaves my skin with a bit of a pinky glow and feeling smooth.
5. Alumier MD Retinol Resurfacing Serum 1.0, £78
This is a real antiageing powerhouse. As well as retinol, it contains Matrixyl, which helps to firm skin, and niacinamide, which improves hydration. It’s a bit expensive but worth it for the great results.
6. Skinceuticals Resveratrol B E, £130
I alternate retinol with this evening-specific antioxidant treatment. Resveratrol ups skin’s natural antioxidant capacity, so it can repair itself. Your body produces skinravaging free radicals while you sleep, but this mops them up.
A typical day: I work 9am to 8pm, which leaves little time for much else.I’m a fan of intermittent fasting as I believe in giving your body time off. Skincare philosophy: Choose minimalist products that are effective over attractive bottles that do nothing. Skincare non-negotiable: Cleansing. Skincare won’t work unless it’s applied to clean skin. Personal skincare concern: Oiliness; I used to suffer with acne.