I mentioned the (really quite excellent) cleanser from this new range in my January Favourites video, but the entire Advanced Skincare Collection from The White Company deserves a proper shout-out here on the website. It’s very good indeed.
In true “White Company” style, the range is minimalist and clean-looking, luxury but fuss-free. I remember saving up for my first proper bedsheets from The White Company when Mr AMR and I bought our first house – I couldn’t believe that sheets could cost so much, but when I slipped between the crisp linen layers I instantly understood what all of the hullabaloo was about.
I’ve digressed, but I suppose I’m trying to drive home the whole “simple quality” aesthetic for those who don’t know the brand – white sheets edged in pale grey ribbon, neutral cashmere loungewear, chunky knit throws that are straight from a well-curated Instagram page… The new skincare range is totally “on brand” – a capsule collection of suit-all essentials that keep things simple but in a pleasingly luxurious way.
Take the Super Balm, for example: a lightweight cream cleanser that feels almost fresh to apply but that turns into a beautiful oil as you massage it into the skin. Or the Advanced Hydration moisturiser, which really boosts the skins’ comfort levels, banishing dryness and tightness, yet doesn’t feel at all greasy. It borders on magical when layered on over the Super Serum.
And it’s no surprise that each and every one of the products I’ve tried from the range (cleanser, serum, face oil, moisturiser and eye cream) has impressed me, because the formulators behind the range are none other than boundary-pushing beauty brand DECIEM, makers of “niod” and “Hylamide” and, most recently, the incredibly affordable “Ordinary” serums. Quite a collaboration – these aren’t brands you’d necessarily put hand-in-hand, but if you wanted someone to sit up and take your skincare range seriously then DECIEM would be the people you’d use.
But the partnership works. I’m continuously confused by DECIEM’s ranges and what the various products do (despite there being dozens and dozens of absolute gems) but here, they channel their immense expertise and knowledge of high-performance ingredients into a capsule collection so simple and pared back you can’t fail to love it. Of course, many people want more targeted, customised skincare and so avoid the “one size fits all” approach, but those who have absolutely no clue where to start, or simply want products that work, with minimal fuss and discussion about skin “needs” and “concerns”, will be overjoyed.
I’ll get back to you with some individual reviews, but for now if you fancy taking a look at The White Company’s Advanced Skincare Collection then it is here on their website. Prices start at £20 for the eye cream and £25 for the cleansing balm. My top picks would be the cleanser and the moisturiser – ooh, and the night oil! And the serum.