DOLCE & GABBANA is adding to its existing beauty offering with a full skincare collection, launching next month at Harrods. The brand has created the line with P&G Prestige, the corporation behind its bestselling fragrances and make-up, to offer its customers a new way to achieve that same healthy, just-holidayed glow which all of its models seem to exude.
“Dolce & Gabbana Skincare is founded in one simple truth: beautiful skin, full of life, has the power to captivate others,” said Domenico Dolce. “True beauty emanates joy – it is natural, radiant and above all, real.”
At the heart of the line is the Gold Flavo-Silk Tricomplex, a naturally-developed complex included to deliver the smooth, plump and healthy-looking skin that the Dolce & Gabbana girl is best known for and that make-up artist Pat McGrath creates seasonally with dewy foundations and pretty blushes and highlights at the fashion house’s shows. Olive oil (sourced from Italy, of course – we cannot see the designers failing to reference Sicily as their inspiration anytime soon) and vitamin B3 are also included to combine with the exclusive gold silk sericin for a triple punch of hydration. A wardrobe of everyday products, the Essential line, sits alongside Aurealux – an advanced treatment line of a mask, serum, essence and eye gel.
“There’s an elegance to how the products have been formulated – it’s the marriage of the designers’ vision with the scientific know-how of the P&G prestige labs. The line has clout and credibility,” said Dr Samantha Bunting, the renowned dermatologist who is the ambassador for the brand. “The textures are fantastic, it has plausible and realistic claims and it’s a comprehensive and cohesive line. The amount of in-vitro and in-vivo tests, random assessments and blind trials that they’ve done are staggering.”
Simply, though, the products aim to help create radiant, smooth and beautiful skin – making them the perfect partner for the brand’s make-up line.
“It’s what women really want – a look of wellbeing,” Bunting told us. “This line provides great prep for the skin, giving it an even tone, plumpness and hydration – which makes applying make-up over the top a dream. Really, the make-up and the skincare are interwined.”
Available from July 7 at Harrods and Harrods.com.