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The New Skincare Bible That Could Change Your Skin For The Better

Read your way to better skin

No matter how much of a beauty obsessive you consider yourself, there's always more to learn, right? That's why we've teamed up with Jennifer Rock aka The Skin Nerd to give one lucky Irish Tatler the chance to win the Skingredients Core 4 Bundle to celebrate the launch of her new book! 

When lockdown was first put into place several months ago, many of us discovered new hobbies. Whether it was learning how to bake sourdough bread, taking up running or cutting our own hair - quarantine brought out sides of us that we didn't know we had. But there was one activity in particular that gained a following: reading. 

Books are no longer just a last resort when the WiFi is down. There are Instagram accounts, podcasts and even subscription boxes dedicated to reading. Chances are you’ve noticed your friends joining book clubs or posting beautifully organised photos of their bookshelves. Reading quickly became our quarantine saviour. Why? Perhaps for the same reason, we’ve seen a surge in interest in hobbies such as jigsaws and baking: right now, our brains are saturated with overwhelming news notifications so it’s no surprise that we’re returning to unplugged hobbies. Within a book's pages, you can slip into another reality. For the price of a book, you can find a time machine to the distant past; portals to alternate dimensions; aeroplanes to faraway lands. So, it comes as no surprise that reading reigns as the most popular activity to come out of lockdown. 

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Now, for those living in Dublin, we're being encouraged once again to stay at home. Given that the previous lockdown lasted four months, it's likely that you're now looking for something new to read. Sure, you could delve into yet another true crime novel or you could broaden your horizons. We're not suggesting you attempt Ulysses, instead, we'd like to introduce you the world of beauty literature. 

Even if you've got your skincare routine down to something of a military operation, know your retinol from your vitamin C, your AHAs from your PHAs and your hyaluronic acid from your salicylic, there's always more to learn when it comes to skincare. While Instagram is great for speedy hacks and Youtube for on-the-go tutorials, there's nothing quite like a tangible guide which gets right to the heart of an issue. Something that an expert has spent time compiling; which you can refer to now and in twenty years and still experience the same joy. 

One such expert is none other than Jennifer Rock aka The Skin Nerd. Instagram's favourite straight-talking beauty expert, The Skin Nerd is fast becoming one of the most well known and trusted go-to skincare gurus in Ireland with her very own skincare line, Skingredients. 

Following the success of her debut book, The Skin Nerd is back again with even more skincare advice. The Skin Nerd Philosophy: Your Expert Guide to Skin Health delves into movements such as skin positivity and skin neutrality, discusses the link between skin and mental health as explored through the field of psychodermatology, and provides easy-to-follow skin protocols and rundowns on specific ingredients and products for different skin concerns and scenarios. With advice from experts in the fields of dermatology, healthcare, psychology, nutrition, wellness and beauty, The Skin Nerd Philosophy is your multi-disciplinary guide to accepting the skin you’re in while taking care of its health. “I speak about the industry as a whole too," says Rock. "Newer concepts such as ‘clean’ skincare and sustainability in skincare, and I’ve featured insights and FAQs from the Nerd Network, our online skin consultancy. This is one of my favourite parts of the book as it reminds the reader that it is normal to have insecurities or qualms regarding their skin and that you can still work to improve it.” 

The Skin Nerd Philosophy: Your Expert Guide to Skin Health is available to pre-order on and Available from September 24. 


To celebrate the launch of The Skin Nerd Philosophy: Your Expert Guide to Skin Health, we've teamed up with The Skin Nerd herself to give one lucky Irish Tatler reader the chance to win the Skingredients Core 4 bundle worth €140. 

To be in the chance of winning the Skingredients Core 4 bundle worth €140, simply answer the question below: 

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This competition is open to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland residents aged 18 or over unless any other age restriction is specified or implied. T&Cs apply. Closing date 14/10/2020.

Main image by @irishtatlerbeauty on Instagram

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