Glass reviews Dr Sam’s Skincare

DR SAM’S – the eponymous skincare range of Harley Street cosmetic dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting – is taking beauty back to basics. Launched in 2018 to help blemish-prone women concerned with the first signs of ageing, the line has since gone on to garner widespread acclaim from teens, men and women alike for its concise, affordable yet, premium-feel system of cosmeceutical skincare.

Based on the methods Dr Bunting uses to treat patients in her clinic every day, each product aims to simplify your routine and, unlike the trend for single-ingredient skincare popularised by brands like The Ordinary and The Inkey List, boast a cocktail of potent, skin-friendly actives in one elegantly packaged bottle.

Dr Sam’s Flawless Cleanser, Flawless Moisturiser Light and Flawless Daily Sunscreen

Starting off the Dr Sam’s system is the Flawless Cleanser, an award-winning jelly formula that does just what a cleanser should do. Perfect for all skin types, including redness-prone like mine, with a single cleanse, it elegantly removes all traces of make up, oil and pollution while respecting the skin’s natural PH level.

I use one pump in the morning and two pumps in the evening to gently cleanse my skin, supporting the penetration of the active ingredients that follow.

Dr Sam's Flawless Cleanser

Dr Sam’s Flawless Cleanser

The serum stage is where the Dr Sam’s system truly shines. The range boasts two exceptional fragrance-free formulas – the Flawless Nightly Serum and Flawless Brightly Serum – both working to visibly tackle pigmentation, clear clogged pores and minimise signs of ageing.

Boasting four actives in one – azelaic acid, niacinamide, ascorbyl glucoside and bakuchiol – Flawless Brightly Serum is the ideal daytime multi-tasker, evening out the complexion, smoothing bumps and reducing redness to create an even, enviable glow.

The Flawless Nightly Serum, on the other hand, is perfect for evening use as it contains complexion-renewing granactive retinoid. Paired with azelaic acid, bakuchiol and niacinamide, with built-up use, this amplified active works to smooth fine lines and restore lustre overnight.

Dr Sam's Flawless Brightly SerumDr Sam’s Flawless Brightly Serum

When it comes to moisturising, the Dr Sam’s range has two luxurious gel-creams to choose from: Flawless Moisturiser and Flawless Moisturiser Light. Flawless Moisturiser is a wonderfully silky option for those seeking a long-lasting dewy finish, and Flawless Moisturiser Light is the weightless alternative, offering instant, featherlight hydration that absorbs in a flash.

Dr Sam's SkincareDr Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser Light

Lastly, and most importantly, is sunscreen – another skincare step that Dr Sam’s has aced. Once again, there’s two options to choose from: the Flawless Daily Sunscreen and the all-mineral Flawless Gossamer. The former offers broad-spectrum, SPF 50 protection and leaves a gorgeous primer-like finish with zero white cast, while the latter comes in both a weightless untinted and two flattering tinted formulas.

Offering similar broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection, Flawless Gossamer in Tint 01 has quickly become my go-to sunscreen for day-to-day use, leaving my skin nourished, glowy, protected and perfected in a signature Dr Sam’s fashion.

by Joshua Hendren

Dr Sam’s Skincare is available here