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The Global Beauty Director of Porter and NET-A-PORTER, Newby Hands talks us through her beauty and skincare routine.

Talk us through your morning routine.

I use either Dr Sebagh or Dr Barbara Sturm’s foaming cleanser, and I also love a gentle daily peel either from Dr Dennis Gross or Zelens – and then always a hydrating hyaluronic acid serum – at present, I’m using Dr Barbara Sturm’s – and I love a good vitamin C and Sunday Riley’s CEO Glow vitamin c and Turmeric face oil is wonderful, as I’m sure the turmeric gives me a lovely little bit of glowy colour too, a bit like a self-tan. I am a La Mer super fan and use the classic Moisturizing Cream summer and winter, if you have dry skin it just works so well. Over the last year, I have really got into using devices and this is now my main skincare focus; I have been using the Dr Gross LED mask almost daily and this consistency has paid off as I have seen a real change in the quality of my skin texture. I also use NuFace to firm up my face and I love how quickly you can see the difference it makes. I am obsessed with the Sarah Chapman Meso Melt Infusion as this micro-needling device really makes the skin look amazing. I love my 111Skin Cryo De-Puffing Edit as it has icing devices that I keep in my fridge. It’s great to use in the morning or before any big event. I’ve also switched from using sheet masks back to cream masks – I just think they work better in the long-term – the Sisley Black Rose Mask is a real favourite as you see that before and after difference. I’ve also had the time to have a proper body routine, although I am not that dedicated to it in reality so the quicker it is for me the better. I try to body brush two or three times a week and then I mix the Legology Cellu-Lite Oil or its Air-Lite gel into my body lotion, I love the Dr Barbara Sturm Anti-aging body Lotion as it’s non-greasy and sinks in so fast as I apply the two together – it’s a great de-puffing and skin nourishing treatment.

What does your pre-bedtime nightly ritual look like?

I love to start with an evening bath with a big scoop of magnesium salts in it to begin the evening relaxation and then for my night-time beauty routine I prefer to do just one proper cleanse. My skin is quite dry in general, so I love a good cleansing balm and I am now using Omorovicza’s Cashmere Cleanser. It takes everything off but leaves my skin feeling so soft. Also, I am a late convert to eye creams, but the Dr Sebagh Supreme Eye Serum has a chilly roller ball applicator that’s just brilliant. If I haven’t used a peel pad in the morning then I also sometimes mix some Dr Sebagh vitamin C powder into a face peel mask and apply the two together – it is a great combination for clearer, brighter skin. I’ve also got into clay masks as they are great if you live in a City; Charlotte Tilbury’s Goddess Mask is excellent as these new clay masks deep clean and clarify the skin but leave it velvety soft. After removing this, I like to use a good face cream but as a mask, applying it very generously and I let it sit on the skin for about five minutes and them either massage it in with my fingers or the Joanna Czech Face Massager. I sometimes use an oil and salt scrub on my body, applying it to dry skin before stepping into the bath or shower, and afterward, on still-damp skin, I use an oil, usually, Costa Brazil Firming Body oil and lastly I use the This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray – it is so good for calming down the mind and helping you sleep.

What are your go-to skincare products?

I’ve used Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair for years, and Dr Sebagh’s serums because they work so well. I also love Sarah Chapman’s cleanser, one of the very best and Crème de La Mer is my go-to skin cream. We were excited to launch Beauty Hall of Fame to highlight the brands and products that are the best of the best, and stand the test of time, all of the following brands and products are included within this edit. La Mer, Augustinus Bader and Dr Barbara Sturm are some of those brands for me, as I said earlier, I love Dr Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic serum. Augustinus Bader is the new hero of the skincare world, we all loved The Rich Cream when it launched and we were super excited to include face oils, cleansers and body creams. I like the fact that it is a relatively straightforward range but with real high science behind it. The Face Oil is particularly amazing and it’s great to use for a quick face massage.

Are you a fan of masks, if so, which ones do you use?

I have moved more into cream masks recently but I do still love sheet masks for the quick morning or pre-event transformation – I keep a stack of 111Skin and Joanna Vargas masks in my fridge, along with my face rollers.

What is your approach to make-up?

My inspiration is that classic 70s look of shades of honey with black lashes and no other real colour. So of course, I love a great black mascara and Gucci’s Mascara L’Obscur is amazing. And I am always searching for the perfect nude lipstick – Charlotte Tilbury’s Penelope Pink is very close… but recently I tried the Hourglass At Night Lip Treatment Oil and I love this deep rich red, who knew. I have so many bronzers but those from Tom Ford and Hourglass are wonderful, and they both also do amazing foundations that stay put.

Which hero products are always in your makeup bag?

I usually have the brilliant Sisley Glow powder, it makes skin look pretty and glowing but not shiny and the Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink lipstick in my bag, plus a bottle of Tom Ford Soleil Blanc scent.

If you had to choose three products what would they be and why?

For skin that would be a good retinol, a nourishing face cream and a hydrating serum. For make-up, it would be the Sisley glow powder, black mascara and a Tom Ford brow pencil.

Do you have a signature scent?

Scents are very personal, but I do love either something with amber or something warm – this is why I love Tom Fords Soleil Blanc. While I always have scented candle around me, the Fornasetti candle with lavender and cedarwood scent is a great candle to light in the evening. While citrus is great for elevating moods and is good if you are feeling a bit flat, the Lumira citrus scent candle is a good candle to light in the morning to help fight morning blues but my current favourite is the Tom Form Soleil Blanc, I alternate between that and the Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur perfume.

How do you approach haircare?

I have a super easy hair routine – twice a year I have a Brazilian blow-dry that is life-changing – it means the rest of the time I can blow dry my hair in minutes, so that has a big impact on my beauty routine. I also sleep on a Slip silk pillowcase as I do find that makes a difference to my hair and skin as the silk absorbs less moisture from both. I love the Elasticizer from Philip Kingsley and I like to sleep in it, I apply lots of it to the lengths on my hair, plait it and then put a towel on my pillow and sleep with it in. I try to do this once a week as it literally transforms dull, dry hair and I love everything Olaplex does. When I travel, I always pack the shampoo and conditioner from Bamford, as it smells so great and doesn’t weigh down my fine hair. The Sisley Hair and scalp serum is excellent, and I also recommend the Oribe Power Drops Color Preservation booster if, like me, you have your hair coloured.

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