Valued at over $550 billion, the global cosmetics market is experiencing an unprecedented boom worldwide, driven by the powerful influence of Instagram and YouTube’s new stars and renewed scrutiny when it comes to healthy and eco-friendly ingredients. With so many new products and procedures on the market, this timely guide by beauty expert Katie Service is designed to help readers choose the best products for their daily skincare.
Opening with an accessible introduction that breaks down the big issues facing the beauty industry—from recyclables and vegan or cruelty-free products to “dupes” and toxic ingredients—Service goes on to reveal firsthand insider knowledge that every beauty enthusiast should know. Thematic chapters explore topics ranging from key ingredients, on-the-go products, morning and evening regimes, emergency skincare tips, and dermatological treatments, to a final chapter decoding the ingredients lists of eight cult beauty products from Weleda Skin Food to Cre`me de la Mer.
Featuring specially commissioned illustrations, The Beauty Brief is a must-have reference for beauty enthusiasts, revealing which ingredients, products, and procedures to adopt or avoid for each skin type, age bracket, gender, and budget.
Katie Service is a beauty expert and editorial beauty director at Harrods. Previously, she was beauty editor for ES Magazine, Sunday Times Style, and InStyle, and has contributed to Vogue China, Vogue Japan, and London Fashion Week Daily. She also cofounded The Beauty Conversation, a beauty based consultancy collective.