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Helping to deliver the energy of nature through the power of science: Stimulate serum from Colbert MD

What is it?  Skincare described by its founder, the rather wonderful Dr David A Colbert MD, founder of the New York Dermatology Group, as 'nutrition for skin'.  

What’s the USP? Its QuSome delivery system, carefully designed by Dr C and a leading chemist to meet the challenge of getting key nutrients and antioxidants right into the skin while still in their most potent state. 



Ilumino Facial Oil: Colbert MD

Hero product? The Stimulate serum (£115 at Space NK) which includes glycolic acid to improve skin texture and quality, the anti-inflammatory 'healing herb' gotu kola, which acts as a building block for collagen, and Coffee Arabica as a high-strength antioxidant. In texture, it's halfway to a gel, and spreads and sinks in very nicely. As it should, at that price...



How new is it? Launched this month.  

I’d try... The serum is fab and so are the other heroes - Intensify Facial Discs (£52 for 20) which contain pineapple enzymes and lactic acid to help clarify the skin when used two or three times a week, and anyone who's partial to a great facial oil will love the gorgeous Illumino facial oil (£100).