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What you need to know about Tom Ford’s unisex skincare line

Posted: 20 August 2019 10:45 am

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Luxury beauty and fashion designer Tom Ford has (finally) created a skincare line. And this line is designed to be used by women and men.

If you're a fan of Tom Ford's fabulously luxurious beauty products (much like me) then you'll be very happy to know that Ford has launched a new and exciting line. This time it's skincare.

It's almost hard to believe Tom Ford skincare didn't already exist given the cult status of the fragrances and cosmetics, but yes indeed, this is the first foray into skincare for the designer brand. And it's not exactly what we expected. It's better.

The new skincare line is called Tom Ford Research and it's been created to be completely gender and skin-type agnostic. Dry skin, oily skin, man, woman or fluid, this skincare line is for you.

"My vision is to merge breakthrough skin science with true luxury, to create transformative skincare regardless of skin type or gender," Ford said in a statement.

At this stage there are two products in the range, a Serum Concentrate priced at US$350 and a Crème Concentrate priced at US$450. Both products are already available to buy, but only at Saks Fifth Avenue and Tom Ford online for the moment. But we should start to see these products drop into David Jones come September. Stay tuned!

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Tom Ford's skincare is not like your typical department store brands with "patented formulas" and no transparency as to efficacy or ingredients. Despite being owned by Estee Lauder, Ford had his very own lab with a dedicated team who worked for three years to create the line.

"I wanted to start a serious skin-care arm and have it be science-based," Ford told WWD. "This is a real skin-care product and regimen. I'm not a designer who has thrown his name on a beautifully packaged cream."

Ford focused his research on three main ingredients: caffeine, white porcelain cacao and gyokuro (which is a Japanese green tea). The research found that caffeine helps energise the skin leading to intense hydration. In fact, the research showcased at the American Academy of Dermatology Conference and is heading for publication in a scientific journal.

"Years ago, a dermatologist told me that the best thing for puffy eyes was moist tea bags. Every time I did it, I noticed that it also moisturized my skin," said Ford to WWD. "Caffeine became one of the most important things we researched."

The products also contain other key skin-renewal ingredients including AHAs like glycolic and lactic acids, hyaluronic acid and peptides. So, they will have anti-ageing and exfoliating benefits as well as hydration benefits.

Let's just say, we're very excited to try it.

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