Typology Skincare is finally available in the UK. After gaining an almost cult following in its home country of France, Typology’s founder has launched a UK version of the site full of the affordable brand’s superb products.
If you’re not yet familiar with Typology, it was set up by Made.com’s founder Ning Li to take skincare and beauty “back to basics.”
Channeling the likes of The Ordinary and Inkey List, Typology strips all the bullshit and unnecessary chemicals from its range in favour of high-quality, natural, ethically-sourced, vegan skincare at an affordable price.
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What’s more, the brand’s packaging is sustainable – coming in either glass for smaller items or recyclable plastic for larger ones, once a bottle is empty it can be repurposed. The tubes are aluminium so are easily recyclable, and the containers are all flat meaning they fit through letterboxes.
“I wanted to create a radical new skincare brand,” explained Li. “For too long, the world of skincare had been defined by exaggerated promises and suspect chemicals. After gathering a team of health and skincare experts, we set out together to challenge the industry. We chose to go back to basics.
“At Typology, good skincare is defined by the quality of the ingredients. Our RAW product range is testament to this belief. Every product is made using a single raw, natural and often, edible ingredients like avocado oil or cranberry powder.
“We wanted to take an autonomous approach. Working from the ground up, we built a 100% online model, which means we can sell premium products at a great price.”
The best part of the RAW range is that you can also create your own formulations that best suit your skin concerns by mixing the products together.
To introduce you to Typology Skincare, we’ve handpicked the best Typology Skincare products to get you started, based on different skin concerns.
On the Typology Skincare site, you can search by product name or by skin concern. Our pick of the best product designed to target fine lines and wrinkles is the retinol serum.
£14.80 | Buy now from Typology
This serum contains three key active ingredients: Retinol (0.3%), Soy Oil and Castor Oil.
Retinol (also known as Vitamin A) is one of the most effective, and common, ingredients found in skincare designed to treat the signs of ageing. It has a high level of antioxidants, meaning it fights off free radicals – the annoying molecules that cause premature ageing.
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Retinol also targets inflammation, and pigmentation while boosting the skin’s own production of hyaluronic acid, leaving it hydrated and plump.
Soy oil is known to activate cell renewal, while castor oil helps cleanse the skin.
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Our pick of the best product designed to target acne, spots, blemishes and imperfections is the Purifying Toner.
£17.80 | Buy now from Typology
The skin is naturally acidic and, as a result, cleansers with a higher pH can sometimes disturb this balance. If this balance is thrown off and the skin’s barrier is damaged, it can’t defend itself as well against bacteria and this can end up causing pimples and inflammation.
Typology Skincare’s purifying toner has an acidic pH similar to the skin’s and works to rebalance its pH after cleansing. This toner also removes the limestone and mineral residues found in tap water.
It contains four key ingredients including Salicylic Acid (1%), Centifolia Rose Hydrolat, Zinc and Aloe Vera.
As you can read in our guide to the acids in your skincare, salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) used to exfoliate the skin and get rid of the dead skin cells linked to larger pores, blackheads and the excess production of sebum, which is what leaves skin looking and feeling oily.
Centifolia Rose is a fragrant flower from which soothing floral water is extracted. This water is astringent, firms the skin and cleans pores.
Derived from beetroot, zinc is ideal for oily skin and significantly reduces how much sebum is produced. It promotes healthy cells and strengthens the skin’s protective barrier. While Aloe Vera hydrates and soothes the skin, relieving irritation and itching.
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Our pick of the best product designed to target dark circles and bags is the Eye Serum.
£11.80 | Buy now from Typology
Eye bags are caused by a build up of water and fat. While dark circles are caused by poor blood circulation. Typology Skincare’s Eye Serum contains three key active ingredients to target these problems: Caffeine, Niacinamide and Albizia Julibrissin extract.
Naturally found in coffee beans, tea leaves, and cocoa beans caffeine helps improve blood circulation and reduce water retention, helping to get rid of dark circles under the eyes.
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Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3 similarly improves the regulation of blood circulation in the capillary veins (small blood vessels around the eyes) and can reduce redness.
Meanwhile, Albizia Julibrissin extract restores radiance to the skin. Tired-looking skin is caused by what’s known as glycation and glycoxidation. Glycation is a natural chemical reaction of sugar molecules attaching themselves to proteins in the skin.
Once attached, it makes the proteins more sensitive to oxidation (glycoxidation). This leads to oxidative stress, which results in more free radicals to be released. These free radicals then cause fine lines to appear around the eyes. Cutting down on sugar can help. As can this serum.
You can read more about free radicals in our guide to the best foods for skin guide.
Typology Skincare – fully aware of the fact that skincare can be overwhelming – has also created Face Routines; kits that combine its bestselling products in bundles targeted at specific skincare concerns. These include mature skin, dull and tired skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, oily skin, blackheads and visible pores and normal to combination skin.
£86 | Buy now from Typology
This Face Routine kit is designed to tighten and firm your skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles:
This kit cost £86 but you can remove any products you don’t want or need.
£62 | Buy now from Typology
This Face Routine kit is designed to brighten your skin and revitalise your under eye area through the use of:
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This Face Routine kit is designed to tighten your pores and reduce their appearance, which in turn helps reduce the appearance of blackheads through the use of:
Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget