Beauty is never one-size-fits-all, but this list is as about as universal as it gets.
To coincide with the August issue of Irish Tatler magazine, aka 'The Bumper Beauty Special' we decided to do a conclusive round-up of the products we can't stop using or recommending this year, regardless of who's asking.
Beauty in 2019 is no longer business as usual — and that’s inarguably a good thing. In the last year or so, we've seen rules smashed, voices raised and stereotypes questioned, marking a major and much-welcomed shift in how beauty is perceived and practised right now.
Makeup that's about freedom and expression and skincare that's a true form of self-care rather than a seven-step time suck, we're moving past the notion that the term 'beauty' has to represent one set of specific, unachievable ideals.
To highlight that progress, and help you find what’s really worth your time and money, we funnelled the thousands of newly released products to bring you a 90-strong list of the absolute best, across skin, makeup, hair, body and tools.
In this post, we'll be listing the winners across the skincare category, but stay tuned to Irish Tatler.com over the coming days, as we'll be announcing the rest.
So, without further adieu, let's raise a glass (of water... hydration is key, you know!) to the smartest skincare products around.
Beauty starts with great skin, and great skin starts with high-performance skincare. Made with the best ingredients, the purest formulations and active essentials in the highest possible concentrations, these stand out on skincare shelves as being truly reliable. Results guaranteed.
Clockwise from front:
Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream, €59, Alpha-H - SHOP
Purifying Detox Clay Mask, €50, Emma Hardie - SHOP
Goddess Cleansing Ritual, Miracle Spa In A Jar Duo, €40, Charlotte Tilbury - SHOP
Pollution Solution Pads, €6, Alex Steinherr X Primark - In stores only
Extra-Firming Phyto-Serum, €82, Clarins - SHOP
Summer Limited Edition Beauty Elixir, €34, Caudalie - SHOP
Lait VIP O2, POA, Biologique Recherche - SHOP
Advanced Génifique Eye Serum Light-Pearl, €55.50, Lancôme - SHOP
The Probiotic Concentrate, €52, Aurelia - SHOP
Confidence In A Gel Lotion Moisturiser, €35, IT Cosmetics - SHOP
Physiolift Serum, €34.99, Eau Thermale Avène - SHOP
When your skin acts up, you need a real hero to call on. These are the ones we know we can count on to turn around a bad skin day, week or month. Problem solvers at their heart, they tackle the trickiest issues and protect you from external skin aggressors.
Clockwise from front:
Hyaluronic 8, €45.60, Alpha-H - SHOP
AHA Brightening Mask, €28, Dr Roebuck’s - SHOP
Minéral 89 Eyes, €20, Vichy - SHOP
Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream, €54, Chanel - SHOP
Prisma Protect SPF 30, €70, Dermalogica - SHOP
SisleYouth Anti-Pollution Moisturiser, €159.50, Sisley - SHOP
Vinopure Clear Skin Purifying Toner, €18, Caudalie - SHOP
Hydro Boost Supercharged Booster Serum, €19.99, Neutrogena - SHOP
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate, €44, Kiehl’s - SHOP
Balance Spritz, €15, Pestle & Mortar - SHOP
Hydro-Grip Primer, €15, Milk Makeup - SHOP
Intensive Hyaluronic Eye Serum, €39, Institut Esthederm - SHOP
A hearty congrats to all of the winners in this category!
Next up are the all the products you might need for an immaculate complexion - if that's your vibe.