Staff’s Top Skincare Saviors

Input from our insiders

Want to know what our beauty buyers are raving about at the moment? We ask a handful of the team — whose job it is to painstakingly search for the very best skincare products out there and bring them to DFS — what’s topping their personal must-have lists.


“I’m a huge fan of Miller Harris, which is a couture British fragrance house that champions natural ingredients. Their Tea Tonique fragrance is a bestseller for good reason. The brand describes it as ‘like a morning mist over a tea plantation, sparkling with citrus freshness and the coolness of green leaves’ — I think that’s a great description!”

— Christy Ma, Assistant Manager, Merchandising, Beauty


“When I think of Omorovicza, I think of luxury and indulgence — and who doesn’t want a little of that? The brand draws inspiration and ingredients from their family-owned two hundred-year-old spa in Budapest to create their range. One of my favorite products is their buttery Rejuvenating Night Cream, which is spiked with –skin-plumping hazelnut peptides.”

— Celia Chung, Assistant Manager, Merchandising, Beauty


“When it comes to skincare, I like to keep it pretty uncomplicated, so I’m always drawn to New York’s MALIN+GOETZ, who are all about that sentiment. The brand’s Advanced Renewal Moisturizer echoes that — it’s a moisturizer, but it’s got the skincare power you’d typically find in a serum: antioxidant-rich apple stem cell to protect against environmental aggressors, and sugar molecules, barley and sodium hyaluronate to soften fine lines. The gender-neutral packaging is a win for me too!”

— Caroline Limbourg, Senior Manager, Merchandising, Beauty


“Dr. Barbara Sturm is one of the beauty industry’s visionaries, and a facialist to celebrities like Kim Kardashian. An appointment with her is a little out of my reach, but at least we can have her skincare remedies! All her products are worth raving about, but if I had to pick one, the Hyaluronic Serum is hailed as the brand’s fundamental product for good reason – a coat before your face cream is the secret to super-hydrated skin.”

— Charlotte Chan, Senior Assistant Manager, Merchandising, Beauty


“Two things I love in skincare right now are masking and Tata Harper, the farm-to-face skincare that gets results without any synthetic chemical ingredients. I like to mix it up with masks depending on my skin’s moods and needs, which is why Tata Harper’s Mix and Mask Set is so satisfying. It comes with four treatment masks, each of which caters to a different skin concern — Resurfacing, Clarifying, Purifying, and Hydrating. As a bonus, they’re travel-friendly too, so you can bring the spa session wherever you go.”

— Adriana Nicolae, Senior Manager, Merchandising, Beauty


“If you’re looking for a new sunscreen, Supergoop! is always my recommendation. Sunscreen is all they do as a brand, and they do it really, really well. I’m picky about SPF — if I can feel it or see it, I don’t want to wear it! That’s why I love their Mineral Sheerscreen SPF30. It has a super-sheer satin finish that you can wear alone or as a primer under makeup. Mineral sunscreen is typically more difficult to rub in than a chemical one, so that Supergoop! made this so easy to apply is impressive!”

— Elvire Planzol, Senior Assistant Manager, Merchandising, Beauty

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