Beauty News

Up close on skin care

No filter, no photoshop… just skin. We’re stripping things back and we’re getting up close with real skin in its natural, beautiful state.

For too long we’ve hidden our skin and its idiosyncrasies. We’re constantly seeing smooth, poreless and flawless complexions but we think it’s time to break up with idealised, unrealistic depictions of what beauty means – and to realise: flaws aren’t a ‘thing’. Our skin – with its dark spots and blemishes, wrinkles and redness – is truly unique and we need to protect it and learn how to show it the love it deserves. Which is why we’re devoting the month to examining skin and the way we relate to our own.

Instead of correcting or ‘tackling issues’, we’re eager to normalise spots and remind you that lines are reminders of laughter. It’s time we stopped trying to ‘fix’ and instead, learned to cherish, respect and be kind to our skin – and ourselves – which is why we’ll be offering guidance, advice and routines to help strengthen, repair and rebalance if things are a bit out of sync. 

And because we’re curators, we’re sharing the rave-reviewed products that do what they promise (and then some). From comforting cleansers to serums that work to reboot when things feel a bit sluggish, we’re steering you straight to the formulas proven to meet the demands of your weather-stressed, maskne-prone, screen-fatigued skin, so tune in for our pick of the products and rituals tailored to suit.

In a curious mood? We’ll also be hosting a series of panel discussions on Zoom – our first Skin Care Sessions – where Cult Beauty’s Co-Founder, alongside a panel of leading authorities, covers all manner of topics from ‘skin care as self care’ to how beauty filters have altered the way we relate to our image. Come and get ‘up close’ with us…

{The Skin Care Sessions}  

Session 1: Thursday, 7th January 

How virtual filters are changing the beauty world

With virtual ‘tweakments’ now par for the course, we look at how filters have altered the way we relate to our image.

Session 2: Thursday, 14th January  

Beauty as therapy: the year that skin care became self-care

In a year that changed everything, beauty – especially skin care – acquired new, ritualistic significance… 

Session 3: Thursday 21st January  

The future of ‘clean’ (and why natural’s days may be numbered) 

‘Clean’ is increasingly mired in myth so we’re placing our faith in new products that marry botanical extracts with lab-derived actives…

 Session 4: Thursday 28th January  

The future of sustainable beauty 

Concern for our planet and using our purchasing power for good is provoking a shift in the products and brands we endorse… 

If you’re keen to attend, we would love you to help us support our incredible charity partner – Beauty Banks – by donating £5 or £10 towards helping their quest to support those without ready access to everyday hygiene essentials. To thank you, we’ll send you a voucher for £5 towards your next Cult Beauty haul* – simply {make your donation} and opt-in to emails by ticking the box.  


*Terms & Conditions apply. See site for full details.

Verity Ann Douglas

Verity Ann Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…