The skincare you must try in 2019

A regular skincare routine will address almost any skin concern, it’s the easiest way to get your complexion glowing, says editor Trudi Brewer. Here is the skincare we rate.


Micellar Water

The tiny magnetic particles called micelles are a blend of oil-loving and water-loving sponges that dissolve makeup and grime. It can be used as an all-over cleanser or to correct makeup smudges and refresh foundation before a night out, and even a spot cleaner if you have spilt makeup on your clothes - it’s genius.
— Trudi Brewer

Avène Cleanance Micellar Water, $43. Burt’s Bees Micellar Cleansing Water, $13. Essano Gentle Facial Cleansing Micellar Water, $13. Swisse Micellar Makeup Remover, $13.

Tinted SPF

Don’t apply sunscreen straight after cleansing it’s a barrier to the rest of your skincare working to hydrate your complexion. Make sure it’s the last product you use at the end of your morning regime before foundation. Or choose a light moisturiser with a tint. Ideal for dry, or breakout prone skin these tinted lotions and BB creams come with built-in sun barriers, a great makeup base or as a foundation substitute. They’re what we call skincare with benefits.
— Trudi Brewer

Avène BB Cream Day Protector Tinted SPF 30+, $49. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions BB Cream, SPF40, $53. Natio Tinted Moisturiser SPF50, in Light $22. Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF30, $78.

Gel Moisturiser

If you want your skin to look well-nourished, you need to moisturise regularly —it’s that simple. Apply a cream or lotion in the morning, and then pat a gel onto the skin during the day, it’s a great way to perk up your skin. Don’t worry it works equally well when wearing a full face of makeup or no makeup at all.
— Trudi Brewer

Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Gel Moisturiser, $45. Shiseido Essential Energy Moisturizing Gel Cream, $87. Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly, $69. Burt's Bees Skin Nourishment Hydrating Gel Cream, $30.

Face oil

For targeting redness or texture issues, dryness or breakout. Applying a face oil at night is like a protective blanket for your skin. Whatever your need there’s an oil for any skin concern. After a few weeks of use, I swear you will wake up ‘literally glowing.’
— Trudi Brewer

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, $167. Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, $115. Estèe Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Nourishing And Hydrating Dual Phase Treatment Oil, $143. Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil, $50.


A skin mask is ideal after a busy working week, a holiday under the sun or between seasons when your skin is in need of some TLC. During summer I keep my skin masks in the fridge and use them at night, this collection is literally like a facelift in a jar.
— Trudi Brewer

Environ Intensive Revival Masque, $98. Avène Antirougeurs Soothing Repair Mask, $40. ST. Tropez Self Tan Express Facial Sheet Mask, $20. Freeman Beauty Infusion Mask Pods Manuka Honey, $5,50.


Serums are still the best way to fight the signs of ageing. Tiny concentrated ingredients, suspended in lightweight textures, they absorb in seconds and target specific concerns. Applied under your daily moisturiser a daily dose will add plumpness in seconds, reenergizing skin from the effects of busy city living.
— Trudi Brewer

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, 30ml, $129. Clarins Double Serum, $120.Bees Brilliance Brightening Serum, $55. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, $20.


Much like a wheatgrass shot for the body, skin boosters contain potent antioxidants are designed to target specific skin concerns to correct breakout, sensitivities, dehydration, and loss of skin firmness. They work alongside your other skincare, to boost the ingredients in those products and can be mixed with day or night creams.
— Trudi Brewer

Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily + Overnight Boosters with Vitamins C & A, $68. DR. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster, $108. Clarins Detox Booster, $55. Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster, $130.

Body oil

Body oils are both soothing and ultra hydrating. I am a fan and here’s why. After each shower, moisturising the skin is a must even on those rushed mornings, I cut corners by using oil because a little goes a long way, it absorbs like a dream, and my skin stays moisturised for hours.
— Trudi Brewer

Diptyque Satin Oil For Body And Hair, $87. Linden Leaves Aromatherapy Synergy Body Oil Memories, $60. REN Clean Skincare Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Perfect Dry Oil, $59. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over-Miracle Oil, $62.