Everyone has different skin needs and there aren’t many skincare products that are truly universal, but here are a selection of products that Nicola loves, has tested thoroughly for herself and recommends if they’re right for your skin type.

Medik8 Crystal Retinal

Medik8 really know their stuff when it comes to retinoids. I love their Crystal Retinal system. Start with 1 or 3 and slowly work your way up. (They have strengths 1, 3, 6, 10 and 20). I’m now on 10 and have no problems with sensitivity.

This is a great formulation that is more efficient than retinol and is generally well tolerated. Just make sure you take it slowly if you’re new to retinoids.

Exuviance SkinRise Bionic Tonic

Pam Marshall recommended this to Nicola and she has been hooked ever since. 

This gentle serum contains three different types of PHAs (which gently exfoliate, hydrate and strengthen the skin’s barrier) as well as retinyl palmitate and anti-oxidant green tea extract.

Nicola finds that the pads make her skin radiant, healthy and give her skin a real glow. Make sure you cut them in half to make them last longer.