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Skincare - Living North E-Letter
Health and beauty
January 2021
Reading time 5 minutes

The secrets the beauty industry doesn’t want you to know...

Beauty-industry expert and watchdog Ingeborg van Lotringen knows the good, the bad – and what the beauty industry doesn’t want you to know.

Known for her no-nonsense approach, Ingeborg’s 25 years of experience as a beauty journalist means she has tested and researched nearly every possibly skincare product and treatment. Cutting through all the usual fluff and clichés, her new book, Great Skin: Secrets The Beauty Industry Doesn’t Tell You, is packed with practical advice. Lifting the lid on the industry’s many skincare myths, she helps you decide where to save, when it’s worth splashing the cash, and how to get that sought-after glow. Here are her favourite serums and facial oils for transforming your skin.
Victoria Health

Serums You Need to Use

For Spots: Garden of Wisdom Salicylic Acid 2%, £19 Victoria Health

Cult Beauty

For Lines: Niod Copper Amino Acid Serum 2:1, £38

Alumier MD

For Pigmentation: Alumier MD Ever Active C&E Peptides, £149


Indeborg’s Favourite 'Not-Quite-a-Serum' Multi-Taskers

For Hydration: Neutrogena Hydroboost Supercharged Booster, £14.99 stockists reginwide 


The Oil/Serum Hybrid: Glossier Futuredew, £23 


Age ‘Serum’-style Oil: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Serum, £40 stockists regionwide 


The Bi-Phase Serum: Clarins Double Serum, £58 stockists regionwide

Pai Skincare

‘Oils are a great occasional addition to your regime - but not an essential one’

Pai Rosehip BioRegenrate Oil, £24

Beauty Pie

Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Amazing Sleep Oil, £18.71 (member’s price)

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