October 3, 2022

If there’s one thing people ask me the most as a beauty journalist, it’s whether the luxury skincare brands are really worth the money. After all, it’s so easy to be drawn in by the allure of a £200 pot of moisturiser for the thrill of owning a cult product. There’s nothing like an eye-watering price tag to build hype and intrigue.

Sure, those luxury skincare brands that you see dotted on the vanity tables of Instagram do look enticing, but do they actually cut the mustard when it comes to results? When you’re looking to invest in beauty products, you want to ensure that your hard-earned money is going to give you a good return on investment. Whether it’s glowing skin or the promise of targeting troublesome acne or pigmentation, when you’re making a skincare investment, you want it to work.

“There is nothing that compares to finding skincare that actually works for your skin. One brand I always find I can rely on to deliver the goods is Allies of Skin. Everything that I’ve tried from the brand I’ve been seriously impressed with. My skin has a complicated history with vitamin C, but the Allies of Skin 20% Vitamin C Brighten + Firm Serum is seriously impressive stuff. Expect glowing, radiant skin within days. And of course, I have to mention the almost always sold-out Allies of Skin Promise Keeper Blemish Facial. This is what skincare dreams are made up of. As someone with pesky breakouts, I can say this product has helped to keep them at bay, and trust me—I’ve tried heap-loads of breakout products. It works to nourish problematic skin, unclog pores, tackle old blemishes, refine skin texture and brighten the complexion. I mean, what more could you want from a product?”

Shop Allies of Skin
Allies of Skin 20% Vitamin C Brighten + Firm Serum
Allies of Skin
20% Vitamin C Brighten + Firm Serum
£85

Allies of Skin Promise Keeper Nightly Blemish Treatment
Allies of Skin
Promise Keeper Nightly Blemish Treatment
£118

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