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The Beauty Buyers’ Top 20

Harrods beauty buyers Vesa Kalho, Imogen Porter and Federica Sinisi know a thing or two about what makes a product brilliant. They travel the world seeking out the very best of the industry, and trying out the offerings within the Beauty Halls is all part of the job – so the items that make it onto their bathroom shelves are always something special. From skincare steps that really work to nifty make-up hacks and a niche fragrance you’ll fall in love with, here are our experts’ ultimate beauty staples.

Skincare

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Imogen’s ultimate skincare superhero? “This is my ride or die serum. I would bathe in it if I could, but until they start producing it in industrial sized vats, I’ll make do with our exclusive larger size of 115ml.”

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Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Costa Brazil Ritual Collection

According to Federica, this is the ultimate self-care gift for yourself or a loved one. “Featuring five of the brands best-selling products in an exclusive wooden box, it’ll fast become one of the things you won’t be able to live without.”

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Costa Brazil Ritual Collection

Sensai Ultimate The Cleansing Oil

Imogen swears by Sensai and this clever cleanser is no different. “Helping to get rid of all make-up, SPF, dirt and grime that you may accumulate on your skin each day, this cleansing oil leaves your skin looking flawless and will continue to be been part of my anti-maskne tool kit in 2021.”

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Sensai Ultimate The Cleansing Oil

CHANEL LA GEL Anti-Pollution Cleansing Gel

For ultra clean skin, Vesa relies on CHANEL’s gel cleanser to gently remove dirt, make-up and SPF. Because there’s nothing better than the feeling of a fresh face.

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CHANEL Cleansing Gel

Kylie Skin by Kylie Jenner Vitamin C Serum

Start the year as you mean to go on by investing in products that are good for the health of your skin.“Vitamin C shouldn’t just be consumed as a supplement,” says Vesa. “It’s important to include it in your daily skincare regime.”

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Kylie Skin by Kylie Jenner Vitamin C Serum

Noble Panacea The Absolute Rejuvenation Night Balm

Imogen’s night-time routine is her favourite kind of routine, thanks to Noble Panacea. “The patented OMV technology means this balm helps your skin to regenerate overnight leaving you with smoother and deeply hydrated skin.”

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Noble Panacea The Absolute Rejuvenation Night Balm

Byredo Rose Rinse Free Hand Wash

“The chicest handbag essential. It leaves your hands cleansed and moisturised and smells of roses too,” says Federica. What’s not to love?

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Byredo Rose Rinse Free Hand Wash

Pietro Simone Act 4 The Fluid

“This moisturiser has very quickly made it into the hall of fame for me,” says Imogen. “Pietro’s experience as a facialist means all his products are super hard working and give your skin an amazing glow. It is especially good for dehydrated skin.”

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Pietro Simone Act 4 The Fluid

La Mer The Eye Concentrate

The eye cream to rule them all? Easy, according to Imogen. “This dreamy texture is made all the more amazing with the applicator dealing with the trifecta of eye concerns – dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles and puffiness.”

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La Mer The Eye Concentrate

IGK Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm

When it comes to sleek and shiny hair, Imogen credits IGK’s leave in conditioning product. “It’s also great at banishing frizz.” Win, win.

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IGK Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm
Wildsmith Ceramide Lipid Repair Balm

Make-up

By Terry Hyaluronic Pressed Powder

Vesa’s quick skin win? “I always have this powder to hand, which takes away the shine, but doesn’t feel drying due to the hyaluronic acid. Bring on my next (virtual) meeting!”

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By Terry Hyaluronic Pressed Powder

Dior Diormania Gold Limited Edition

“Logo mania has been big in fashion for a few seasons now and who better to bring it to beauty than Dior,” says Vesa.“It gives you the best luminous, matte finish.” Better still? You'll find it only at Harrods.

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Dior Diormania Gold Limited Edition
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Mascara

Carolina Herrera Lipstick Refill

“What could be chicer than a lipstick that you build yourself with the cap and charms?” says Vesa. “The chances of someone having the exact same lipstick shade, cap and the charms are very slim. It’s the must-have accessory of the season.”

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Carolina Herrera Lipstick Refill

Armani Power Fabric Foundation

Vesa often gets asked what foundation he recommends, and the answer always comes very easily. “Mr Armani perfectly nails textures and shades and this foundation is lightweight but long-lasting, giving you that flawless glow.”

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Armani Power Fabric Foundation

Fragrance

Matiere Premiere Radical Rose

Federica’s scent for 2021? “Matiere Premier’s moreish offering is highly addictive, and truly long lasting. A captivating mix of Rose Centifolia and Saffron. You can thank me later.”

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Matiere Premiere Radical Rose

Acqua di Parma Luce di Colonia Scented Candle

“Hand painted and exclusive to Harrods, this three-wick refreshing citrus scent is a must have all-year-round and one I personally burn on repeat,” says Federica.

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Acqua di Parma Luce di Colonia Scented Candle

Boy Smells Hinoke Fantome Candle

Shopping for the fashionistas in your life? Look no further. “LA based brand Boy Smells just landed at Harrods,” says Federica. “Their candles not only smell divine but look incredibly stylish too.”

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Boy Smells Hinoke Fantome Candle

Christian Louboutin Loubicrown EDP

Vesa is all about a patchouli fragrance and this one, mixed with tonka bean and cedarwood, is a perfect oriental woody fragrance. He says it’s one of the most confidence boosting fragrances he owns.

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Christian Louboutin Loubicrown EDP
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