While I'm fully aware of how wrong it is to judge a book by its cover – or, worse yet, a product by its packaging – I fell for certified organic French brand Absolution long before I even got round to ripping open its snazzy hand-rolled eco packaging.
Consider it a bonus that the products the formulas are on a par with the boutique brand’s award-winning product design. Mix and match products from the eight-strong collection depending on your skin’s needs which, as any magnifying mirror will testify, can change on a daily basis. Slap on the hero product, La Crème de L’Homme, an anti-oxidant rich anti-ageing cream with a mineral sunscreen, and follow with a concentrated booster designed to either plump, brighten, balance or simply invigorate.
La Crème de L’Homme £49; concentrated boosters from £58 Urban Retreat (Harrods) and absolution-cosmetics.com