A facialist reveals her secrets to luminous skin

Melanie Grant tells us what we should be using morning and night

InStyle Contributor / January 11 2017

From her eponymous Sydney clinic, Melanie Grant treats a client list that includes Lara Worthington and Jessica Gomes, and is the go-to facialist in the industry for getting glowing, youthful skin. Here, she talks us through the skin care products we should be using morning, night and once a week to achieve a luminous complexion.


In the morning

Apply a brightening antioxidant serum to clean skin and follow with a moisturising sunscreen, says Grant. “It’s important to find a serum that contains vitamin C –this is what will brighten your skin and produce a genuine glow. Then, use a moisturiser that gives a dewy finish for a healthy, fresh-looking complexion.” Grant recommends SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Antioxidant Treatment.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Antioxidant Treatment


At night

Before bed, Grant recommends washing your face with a cleanser rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, then applying a retinol serum and hydrating night cream. “The cleanser and retinol serum will lift off dead skin cells. This will allow your moisturiser to penetrate properly, resulting in polished, supple skin.” Try Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Face Wash.

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Face Wash


Once a week

“I always recommend a weekly at-home facial peel and mask,” says Grant. “There are some excellent at-home peels that you just wipe over your face, neck and chest. Leave the product on for five minutes, rinse, and then apply a face mask suited to your skin type and condition.” We like Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel and Chanel Sublimage Masque Essential Regeneration Mask.

Chanel Sublimage Masque Essential Regeneration Mask

Got a specific skin concern you need to treat? Check out our guide to find the right products to get the job done.

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