Retinol has been the most buzzed-about ingredient of 2019. The vitamin-A derivative is praised for its anti-ageing properties, while tackling everything from acne and wrinkles to pigmentation.
Skin Design London's cult retinol gel crème for men and women is considered one of the best on the market, combining the clinical-grade ingredient with moisturising and soothing aloe vera, green tea and rosehip. The generous blend boosts collagen and cell turnover, as well as softening fine lines for velvety smooth, hydrated skin.
This industry-leading retinol cream is available to buy at John Bell & Croyden in Marylebone, however be warned – it is nigh on impossible to enter this cornucopia of wellness without leaving with a sack full of skincare goodies. Steeped in tradition yet completely ahead of the curve, you can freestyle all of your Christmas shopping at this health-boosting, beauty-enhancing emporium.
Retinol by Skin Design London, £95; John Bell & Croyden, 50-54 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U 2AU, johnbellcroyden.co.uk