The 12 Skin Products Dermatologists Recommend |
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From tips for tackling blemishes to smoothing fine lines, dermatologists and facialists are the ultimate authority on all things skin-related. With this in mind, we called on the experts’ wisdom to find out the skincare heroes they recommend for keeping their patients’ complexions – as well as their own – happy, healthy and looking its best...

Essential Daily Cleanser, £29 | Dermaquest

“If you find yourself immediately reaching for your moisturiser post-cleansing, try this soothing option from Dermaquest. It’s super gentle and draws out impurities without stripping the skin.” – Dr. Justine Hextall, Consultant Dermatologist

Professional C Serum 10%, £64.50 | Obagi

“If you invest in one product, make it a high-quality vitamin C serum. They work wonders to repair and rejuvenate the skin and can significantly boost tone and texture.” – Dr Benji Dhillon, Aesthetic Surgeon

UV Daily Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen SPF 40, £20 | Elta MD

“The primer-like texture of this SPF is game-changing – it goes on perfectly under make-up and actively fights blemishes, due to its high niacinamide content. It’s available in a tinted version too.” – Dr Sam Bunting, Cosmetic Dermatologist

Brighten & Perfect 10% Vitamin C Corrective Serum, £245 | MZ Skin

“Brimming with 10% vitamin C, this clever serum will help to reverse signs of UV damage, brightening and tightening the complexion.” – Dr Maryam Zamani, Aesthetic Doctor

360 Gel Oil-Free SPF 50, £28 | Heliocare

“This cult SPF is a beauty industry best-kept secret – it won’t clog pores and sinks in instantly. I couldn’t be without it.” – Dr Anjali Mahto, Dermatologist

Bioglycolic Oily Skin Cleansing Gel, £25.99 | Jan Marini

“Packed with skin-brightening glycolic acid, this soap-free cleanser will also boost collagen levels and improve pigmentation.” – Dr Anjali Mahto, Dermatologist

Resveratrol B E, £93.50 (was £140) | Skinceuticals

“I recommend this to almost all of my patients. It’s a unique night-time antioxidant packed with pure resveratrol to visibly improve radiance and firmness.” – Dr Sarah Tonks, Cosmetics Physician at The Lovely Clinic

Skin Active Retinol + NAG Complex, £55 | Neostrata

“Everyone can benefit from the power of retinol and this is my go-to product. Just remember to always build up your use slowly and always follow the instructions.” – Debbie Thomas, Skincare Expert

Formula, £38 | Dr Frances Prenna Jones

“Glycolic acid is a sure-fire route to smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin. Use this in place of your regular serum – it provides short and long-term benefits, making it worth every penny.” – Dr Frances Prenna Jones, Cosmetic Dermatologist

ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum, £89 | PCA Skin

“This peptide serum’s ability to plump up fine lines and wrinkles makes it ideal for Botox-like results without the injections. It’s ideal for drier skin types too.” – Dr Terry Loong, Lead Medical Director at W One Knightsbridge

Genial Sun Cream SPF 50 | Allel

“A high, broad-spectrum SPF is a must-have in any skincare routine. This moisturising formula protects and helps to repair cells from UV-related cell damage.” – Dr Anne Wetter, Dermatologist

RHA Serum, £85 | Teoxane

“Based on filler technology, this hyaluronic acid-packed serum will boost collagen production and leave skin instantly smoother and softer without feeling heavy or greasy.” – Dr. Ayad Harb, Director of Qosmetic




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