Beauty School Dropout would be inclined to scrimp on moisturiser and splurge on serum. She suspects that it’s where the real action happens; that, if you want to have a go at wrestling with all the fun stuff (sagging, wrinkles, pigmentation) then a really active serum is the next best thing to lasers and needles.
Dr. Dennis Gross’s Ferulic + Retinol overnight serum has muscle. It delivers a time-release (the gift that keeps on giving as you sleep) dose of retinol to smooth, ferulic acid to work on lines and Niacinamide to fight environmental aggressors (not Donald Trump, sadly) and pollutants (ditto).
This stuff helps with skin texture but it also aids hydration, prepping the skin to receive the cream, lotion or oil that comes next (Beauty School Dropout leaves it to soak in for a couple of minutes before slapping anything on top). Expensive. But the bottle is big and the results are not nothing.
Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum, 30ml, £85