The Only A-Z Of Skincare You’ll Ever Need

Everything you need to know.

Whether you’re a newbie to skincare or an Obi Wan Skinobi, Rebecca Keane’s got you covered.

Advanced Skin Consult

This is the ideal way to pin down exactly what your skin needs and where. The South William Spa offer an advanced ski consult using different lights to show up your skin’s texture, pigmentation, sun spots and what your skin is lacking. Or you can do one online with The Skin Nerd.


If you’re looking for an affordable version of retinol, Boots new range No7 Advanced Retinol range is total bang for your buck. I really rate the 1.5% Complex Nighty Concentrate.


The depuffing, cooling effects of cryotherapy are sure to keep trending in ’22. If you’ve had enough of gadgets, Skin Proud’s Frozen Over is a smash TikTok hit for its ability to freeze in minutes. Yes, you heard right – frozen moisturiser!

Dr Brandt

Microdermabrasion is a facial always in high demand in salons and spas, but if you want the same effect at home, Dr. Brandt’s microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator is for you.

Electric Facial Devices

While I do love a guasha to relieve tension in the face, it’d take months and years to try to tone up my face. But FOREO’s Bear microcurrent device speeds up the toning of the mush in no time.


It’s no secret that I really love an oil, whether it’s for cleansing or detox, and Allies Of Skin CE15 Bakuchiol Firming Oil is infused with Vitamin C and 1% Bakuchiol for a facial-fresh complexion and long-wear moisture.

Glycolic Peel

If you’re looking for a serious exfoliation, Therapie Clinic’s Skin Theory glycolic peel leaves the skin smoother, firmer and revitalised. It even reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and scarring from old spots. IMAGE skincare and Skinceuticals offer similar!


The hydrafacial has a bit of a cult following and I can see why. Its patented technology and super serums are a dream come true for multi-taskers who want a hard-working facial. Maria at The Buff Day Spa left me with a glow like no other, makes sense as it is six facials in one!

IMAGE Sunscreen

If you’re not wearing SPF every day in 2022, what are you doing? Gone are the days of gloopy snow white sun factor, and IMAGE’s Prevention + Daily Hydrating Moisturiser SPF 30 is the perfect product for any beginner. It soaks right into the skin, works great as a primer and smells of Skittles and summer.

Juicy Skin

Get the glossy lips, cheekbones, brow bones, you names it with Trilogy’s Everything Balm. I’ve even used this on the dreaded chafe on my inner thighs and it’s an instant soother. The smell of this is beyond!

Kiss Flaky Lips Goodbye

…with Nuxe Honey Lip Balm. As a lip balm obsessive, it takes a lot to impress me but this thick, creamy pot of heaven is really up there. A tiny bit goes a long way!

Lap Up The Winter Sun

in Avene Instense Protect SPF50. Yes, it’s not as hot as the summer sun but especially if you’re lashing on the retinol at night, a higher SPF is key to protecting those new cells.


A treatment on offer from Eavanna Breen at Akina Beauty, this is a non-surgical technique that uses micro-injections of a cocktail of vitamins, amino acids and hyaluronic acid, to permeate right into the middle layer of the skin. Results need to be seen to be believed!

No More Undereye Bags…

With MZ Skincare’s gold patches. These cooling mini masks contain nano Gold particles for better penetration to add radiance and luminosity and diminish the appearance of puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles with instant results.


Garnier Organic Youth cream is a really nourishing moisturiser enriched with Rosehip Seed Oil and it has a rosy tint that’s a nice glean on the skin.

Pumpkin Spice Facial

Missing autumn? The pumpkin spice latte facial at The Wicklow Street Clinic is a dream. It smells good enough to eat and your skin will be gleaming for the Gods after!

Quit The Wipes

I hate wipes with an unending passion, I love to bring one pot or bottle of cleansing oil and then it’s a case of just adding water. The Modern Botany Cleansing Balm is fab for this.


The owner of the worst crow’s feet in the land, I can never get enough eye cream and the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum is fantastic. And what pretty packaging!

Skinician’s Ageless Overnight Retinol Powerbalm

A blend of powerhouse peptides and pure retinol, this bottle is a real baddie! It actively reduces pigmentation, lines and wrinkles while refining pores and firming the skin.


A space saver in your handbag, the Frances Prescott Tri-Balm is the 3-in-1 multi-purpose cleanser that saves you time while helping you to achieve better skin. This Tri-Balm cleanses, exfoliates, AND moisturises.

Ultra Acids

Well known for their Vitamin C product Silymarin CF, Skinceuticals’s Silymarin CF is a powerful antioxidant that brightens and protects while also reducing the protection of sebum. It’s combined with L-asorbic, ferulic and salicylic acid to brighten and refine skin texture.


Caudalie’s Vitamin C range is an absolute treat, and how about that gorgeous deep green packaging? The French brand’s Vinergetic C+ Instant Detox Mask gently eliminates dulling dead skin cells to refine skin texture and create a smoother, light-reflective surface so that you look instantly more luminous.

Wash Your Neck

You’d be surprised at how many people skip their neck and this is one of the biggest telltale signs of ageing! Scrub that sucker down!


Cold weathered dry skin calls for exfoliation, and this Nip + Fab Fix Extreme Liquid Glow gives you that nice little tingle. Enriched with 6% Glycolic Acid to improve skin texture and Salicylic Acid to unclog pores, the formula also uses Vitamin B5 to restore much-needed moisture.

Yes To Acids

Drink your products up and improve your skin’s barrier with hyaluronic acid. Irish brand Ella & Jo’s hyaluronic acid is a great staple to have before lashing that eye cream on!

Zap Those Zits

A fab makeup pr overnight stape, Neostrara’s clarifying gel is brilliant for blowing away those blemishes in quick time and it dries completely clear!

By STELLAR Deputy Editor Rebecca Keane