At VeryMakeupMad we’re all about “Beauty Solutions”! We’re constantly trialling new products to bring you the best beauty we can find. This list contains the products we’re loving right now – and those that work with the majority of skin types. If you can’t see exactly what you’re looking for below, please email us and we’ll send you some personal suggestions. To us, beauty is bespoke and no two skin types are the same, so please be brave and contact us for your personalised recommendations. 

This list is ever growing and changing, as new products are launching all the time, so check in regularly to keep ahead of the beauty game… And we’ll say it again – if you want something specific don’t forget to contact us 

Best Cleansers

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser A brilliant budget buy, perfect for dry/sensitive skin, this cleanser restores the skin’s natural balance and removes all traces of makeup (although not waterproof mascara!).
SVR Physiopure Micellar Water – This is a great micellar water that purifies, detoxifies and removes makeup, without leaving your skin feeling tight. It’s your one-stop cleansing shop! 

Best Eye Makeup Remover

Clinique Take The Day Off Lids Lashes and Lips – Remove eye makeup and stubborn lipstick effortlessly with this hard-working, bi-phase product.

Bioderma Sensibio H20 Makeup Removing Solution – If you’ve got sensitive eyes and skin, this is the makeup remover for you. It doesn’t irritate at all, but soothes and leaves skin fresh and comfortable. We love this cute mini size for travel.  

Best Exfoliator/Peel

Elemis Skin Buff – The best exfoliator we’ve found to date, it brightens and re-energises sluggish skin leaving you with an enviable glow. Not the cheapest of products but no need to use more than once a week.
Pixi Glow Tonic – A cult product that lives up to its hype, this daily lotion contains glycolic acid to clarify skin and leave it looking refined and radiant. A great price and brilliant for problem skins. 

Best Cleansing Cloths

Magnitone London WipeOut – You’ll fall in love with this velvety soft microfibre cleansing cloth. It’s efficient enough to use just with water, or with your favourite cleansing product. 

Best Moisturisers
Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture– We’re hooked on this rich, super hydrating moisturiser that melts into skin and leaves it feeling plump and soft all day long, thanks to ingredients such as avocado, sunflower and olive. The ultimate choice for dry, dehydrated skin.
Hydrator Neutrogena Hydra Boost Water Gel A lightweight, oil free water gel that locks in moisture and works brilliantly as a base for your makeup. A great choice for summer and perfect for oilier skins.

Clarins Multi Active Day Cream SPF20 This light, fresh cream is perfect for those with a ‘normal’ skin type and is packed with ingredients to correct and prevent the first signs of ageing and to give skin a youthful radiance. 

Best Night Cream

Elemis Pro Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream – This amazing cream is worth the splurge…we promise! We can honestly say our skin feels fabulous each morning and it’s a joy to use. It works hard to oxygenated skin and encourage its own regeneration process, whilst stimulating cell turnover. 

Best Night Serum
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II
– This cult product is something of a magic serum. Apply at night and wake up to a plump, smooth and luminous complexion. It works on  lines and wrinkles and promises to brighten, smooth and hydrate skin. We couldn’t be without it!


Best For Uneven Skin Tone

Fade Out ADVANCED + Even Skin Tone Day Cream SPF25  – A wonder product when it comes to evening out skin tone and pigmentation. If used regularly you’ll notice a difference within 4 weeks. And you can’t argue with the price!!

Best Spot Treatment

Dead Sea Magik Spot On Gel  – We love this brilliant gel that zaps away spots overnight (you can use during the day too! ) and minimises redness and irritation. It’s not drying and best of all, it can be used under and over your makeup. 

Best Lip Balm/Treatment

Ameliorate Intensive Lip Treatment – This works hard to hydrate and provide relief to sore and chapped lips. Non-greasy and a winner with the whole family – perfect under lipsticks and glosses.
Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm – This is effectively the glossy version of the above, brilliant for healing lips and sore skin elsewhere too. 

Best Eye Cream For Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged complex – A super-light gel cream that glides on like silk and hydrates, smoothes and rejuvenates the eye area. 

Best Eye Cream Treatment For Puffiness and Dark Circles

Polaar IcyMagic Instant Eye Contour Multi Energiser – You get instant results with this invigorating roll-on treatment that cools on application and depuffs those peepers. 

Best Neck and Decolletage Cream

Prai Ageless Throat & Decolletage Creme – This rich, nourishing cream smoothes skin and has an immediate tightening effect. We think it’s a great product for the price.
Clarins Extra Firming Rejuvenating Neck Cream – an indulgent cream that VeryMakeupMad and Beauty Editors alike swear by, for its firming and rejuvenating results. 

Best Brand for Teen Skin

La Roche Posay Effaclar Range – We really rate this system with products to purify skin, control excess sebum and unblock pores. Skin looks/feels better and healthier in a matter of weeks. 

Best Vitamin C Serum

Lumene Nordic C Glow Boost Essence – Vitamin C is an anti ageing powerhouse that brightens sluggish skin, boosts collagen and protects against the environment. We love this this silky serum that’s also contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump the skin.

Best Retinol Treatment

Skinceuticals Retinol 0.3 – Perfect for first time retinol users, this night cream has been designed to minimise any possible irritation and to transform the appearance of your skin. If you’re looking to introduce retinol into your skincare, this is your secret weapon.

Best Hyaluronic Acid

Hada Labo Tokyo Super Hydrator Lotion
This is the best selling brand in Japan and for good reason. The products are all based around wonder hydrating ingredient, hyaluronic acid, and work brilliantly to keep skin soft, smooth and hydrated all day long. The pure hyaluronic acid serum is a light liquid that doesn’t leave skin feeling sticky.


Best Daily SPF:

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi Defense UV Fluid SPF45 – This milky fluid isn’t sticky or tacky and doesn’t leave the face looking white. It’s packed full of antioxidants and works brilliantly to protect and strengthen the skin,  and is the perfect base for your makeup. It’s not a cheap option, but a little goes a long way!

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