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The Beauty Brief

An Insider's Guide to Skincare

Katie Service, Constanza Goeppinger


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Katie Service has years of experience in the beauty industry, working as the Editorial Beauty Director at Harrods and with world-famous makeup artists such as Charlotte Tilbury, and top brands from Chanel to Tom Ford. Here, she shares her secret tips and tricks, giving you the low-down on which ingredients, products and procedures to adopt or avoid, whatever your skin type or budget.

You’ll find advice on the essentials of good skincare, morning routines, ‘on-the-go’ products, evening regimes, SOS skin repair tips and dermatological treatments. Katie even decodes the ingredient lists and symbols on our beauty products, featuring case studies of global best-sellers, from Weleda Skin Food to Glossier Solution.

Packed with first-hand insider knowledge and advice from experts in the industry, The Beauty Brief will have you thinking smarter – and looking better.

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'Excellent, brilliantly researched and wonderfully comprehensive'
Funmi Fetto, Vogue Contributing Editor

'The new skincare beauty bible'
Sarah Jossel, Sunday Times

'Unbelievably comprehensive'

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 23.3 x 18.1 cm

Extent: 216 pp

Publication date: 21 January 2021

ISBN: 9780500295465

Contents List

Preface: Skin is In • Introduction: The Big Issues • 1. Get the Glossary: The Essentials of Good Skincare • 2. Wakeup to MakeUp: Beauty Tips for Brighter Skin • 3. On the Go: Skincare Outside the Bathroom • 4. The Night Shift: Skincare Before Bedtime • 5. SOS: Skincare Saviours • 6. At the Derm: Your Guide to Skincare Procedures • 7. The Back of the Bottle: Decoding Cult Products • Tips and Notes • Acknowledgments • About the Author • Index

About the Author

Katie Service is a beauty expert and Editorial Beauty Director at Harrods. Previously, she was Beauty Editor for ES Magazine, Sunday Times Style and InStyle, and contributed to titles such as Vogue China, Vogue Japan and London Fashion Week Daily. She is also the co-founder of beauty consultancy and insights collective The Beauty Conversation.

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