She’s renowned for her glow-giv­ing pro­ce­dures – now, the Knights­bridge aes­theti­cian re­veals her se­cret to ra­di­ant skin

Women's Health (UK) - - CONTENTS -

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.

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