These Are the Serious Skincare Products Our Readers Buy

Updated 04/27/19

A few weeks ago, we revealed that if you're serious about skincare, Effortless Skincare is a great place to shop. The skincare website is packed with brilliant (and in some cases niche) brands that are packed with active ingredients. So whether you're dealing with acne, pigmentation or just want your skin to glow, it's the perfect place to browse.

We knew this already, but it seems you're all really into your skincare. Below is a rundown of all the products from brands like Epionce, Swiss Code, Medik8 and more, that you've been buying at Effortless Skin since we run that first story. Want to share your skincare tips and tricks, or the buys you've snapped up lately and love? Head over and join our Facebook group The British Beauty Line and share the love.

Epionce Renewal Facial Lotion
Epionce Renewal Facial Lotion $78
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For skin that suffers with dehydration or blemishes, look to this lotion that contains ingredients naturally abundant in strong, healthy skin—ceramides, hyaluronic acid and lipids. 

Retriderm MAX
Retriderm MAX $45
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Already using retinol? Want to up the ante, then give this hardworking 1% retinol serum a try.

Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protec
Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect $49
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Ideal for city dwellers with skin that veers towards the drier end of the scale, this moisturiser protects from UVA/UVB and—thanks to antioxidants—pollution and the environment too. 

Epionce Renewal Facial Cream
Epionce Renewal Facial Cream $80
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If you're starting to notice the tell-tale signs of ageing (fine lines, dehydration, dullness, etc.), this cream that triggers your skin's natural rejuvenating processes is a great choice. 

Medik8 Retinol 6TR
Medik8 Retinol 6TR $32
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With 0.6% retinol, this collagen-boosting serum also regulates sebum production whilst refining skin tone and texture.

Medik8 Retinol 10TR
Medik8 Retinol 10TR $38
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Love the 0.6%? The 1% is the next level up. 

Medik8 r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream
Medik8 r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream $135
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Unlike the previous retinol serums this contains a molecule called retinyl retinoic acid and is said to be eight times more effective than standard retinol, hence the jump in price. As most of you may know, retinol can irritate the skin (depending on the formula of a products and how it is delivered into the skin), but this molecule is encapsulated to ensure it gets to where it needs to with little chance of irritation.

Swisscode Pure Hyaluron
Swisscode Pure Hyaluron $85
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Dehydration and dryness your thing? With hyaluronic acid and the emollient panthenol, this increases the skin's moisture levels by 20% in just two hours.

Epionce Intense Defense Serum
Epionce Intense Defense Serum $130
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It would be easier to say what isn't in this skin-defending serum. The lineup includes vitamins A, B, C, D, and E to rejuvenate and protect. It also boasts hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to strengthen and firm the skin. 

Epionce Intensive Nourishing Cream
Epionce Intensive Nourishing Cream $86
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This rich cream can be used day and night. It triggers the skin's natural regeneration processes to plump out lines and even out the skin tone. For anyone dealing with visible sun damage, this blurs the skin to create a soft focus finish. 

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic
Skinceuticals C E Ferulic $120
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With brightening and protecting vitamin C, nourishing vitamin E and repairing ferulic acid, this serum is a cult serum and beauty-editor favourite because it defends the skin whilst improving its appearance. 

Medik8 C-Tetra
Medik8 C-Tetra $31
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Another antioxidant-rich serum, this contains vitamin C and E, and is at the more affordable end of the spectrum. Sure, this protects the skin from the elements, but expect it to also look brighter and more plump with continued use

Skinceuticals HA Intensifier
Skinceuticals HA Intensifier $78
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This super-smart serum encourages your skin to produce more of its own hyaluronic acid, a top pick for anyone who suffers from dry or seriously dehydrated skin during the winter months. 

Medik8 Hydr8 B5
Medik8 Hydr8 B5 $34
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Another hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, this is oil-free making it a great choice for anyone with combination skin that feels both dry and oily at the same time. 

Skinceuticals Simply Clean Gel
Skinceuticals Simply Clean Gel $27
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A really good basic cleanser this won't irritate the skin, and will move every last trace of dirt and grime. Ideal for oily or spot-prone skin types. 

Epionce Renewal Eye Cream
Epionce Renewal Eye Cream $56
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With a combination of fruit extracts and natural oils this eye cream gently plumps and corrects the eye area over time. Smart soft-focus technology leaves the eye area looking brighter and smoother instantly. 

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