5 Minutes With: Dr. Sam Bunting for Dolce & Gabbana Skincare
“Beautiful skin is the reflection of a woman’s aura,” so said Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on the launch of their first ever skincare collection. Purposed to create “captivating” skin, Dolce & Gabbana Skincare features a succinct range for all skin types. We caught up with the brand’s Skincare Consultant, Dermatologist Dr. Sam Bunting to learn more about the products.
Tell us a bit about the creation of Dolce & Gabbana Skincare?
The designers’ vision was to empower women to achieve captivating skin – the kind of complexion that is arresting, and holds the observers’ gaze. This is a universal desire and one I hear expressed by patients in my clinic every single day. P&G Prestige identified the three key properties that define captivating skin – smooth texture, even tone and plump shape. They then set about developing a formula to deliver these goals. I think of it as the perfect marriage of efficacy-driven science and fashion.
How does it differ from other skincare brands?
I think that great science is pivotal to the success of a new skincare brand. Women need to believe that what is promised will be delivered and the key to this is good science. I believe that the high-quality research and development behind Dolce & Gabbana Skincare is what sets it apart. The level of testing that went into substantiating the product claims is the kind you’d expect in the pharmaceutical arena.
Are they any products we should look out for?
I’m a big fan of the Aurealux Mask – it’s the perfect beauty quick fix, whether you’re getting off a plane and your skin needs a boost, or you want to revive your complexion before a big night out. In just 10 minutes your skin is hydrated, smooth and plump – apply straight from the fridge for extra freshness.
Is it simple to shop the collection? How should we go about creating a bespoke skincare regime?
The range is very easy to navigate – each product has true purpose. Every woman needs to cleanse, hydrate, exfoliate and protect her skin, so this is where I’d start. The beauty of the Aurealux Cream is its adaptability, thanks to the versatile gel-cream formulation, making it suitable to all skin-types.
Products aside, what is your top tip for flawless skin?
I’d strongly advocate seeking a dermatologist’s input for problem skin – every day I meet women who have endured breakouts, pigmentation and redness for years, thinking it was self-indulgent or frivolous to get expert help for an issue they felt was cosmetic. Feeling comfortable and confident in your skin is priceless and it’s simply not necessary to suffer.
Shop key products from the collection below.
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