The Dr Markey Edit
Written by Nicola Moulton
3 Feb 2023
The skincare products that world-renowned dermatologist and Beauty Pie collaborator Dr Andrew Markey thinks you should you have on your shelf.
Not only has Dr Markey created some of his own sellout skincare icons for Beauty Pie (that would be you, Youthbomb 360 Radiance Concentrate), he’s also a big fan of some existing products in the lineup - especially those that form part of his ABCSPF programme, incorporating his three master molecules: vitamin A (Retinol), B (Niacinamide) and C.
See below for his latest edit of products that tick his boxes of proven results combined with winning formulations. “I’m very excited to be sharing my passion for education in healthy skin habits with the BEAUTY PIE team,” he says. “Using a mixture of dermatological know-how, skin science and a sprinkling of fun, I hope to help all on their journey towards healthy skin goals.”
Youthbomb™ 360° Radiance Concentrate
Dr Markey’s first collaboration with Beauty Pie, which sold out at launch. It’s an extraordinary skincare radiance concentrate, formulated to unlock insanely dewy, glowing skin. (It’s like a really expensive doctor brand serum, just not expensive.) Made with an exclusive Biolog-Elastic™ Complex - a powerful proprietary blend of 15 active ingredients, including Di-, Tri- and Hexapeptides, Proteins, Exopolysaccharides, super hydrators and soothers to help visibly firm, resurface, brighten, tighten, hydrate and glow, all in one bottle.
Radiance is really the ultimate hallmark of healthy skin. Healthy skin is characterised by an even reflection of light.Dr Andrew Markey, Consultant Dermatologist
“Radiance is really the ultimate hallmark of healthy skin. Healthy skin is characterised by an even reflection of light. What dermatologists know is that very often, the ‘wow’ their patients get post-treatments is not down to improved lines, wrinkles or firmness, but very often relates to the newly-revealed radiance and glow. So the aim with the 360 RADIANCE CONCENTRATE is to replicate the ‘wow effect’ of a dermatologist’s office.” - Dr Andrew Markey.
Youthbomb™ Biologic Collagen Peptide™ Cream
It’s Dr Markey’s ‘First-Class Upgrade’ of moisturising creams. It’s loaded with 18+% cutting-edge active ingredients, all chosen because they make skin look (and act) healthier, plumper, brighter, dewier, younger. And who doesn’t always want that? With a rich base, so a little goes a very long way. From one of the leading labs in Japan.
“YouthBomb Biologic Collagen Peptide+ Cream is a truly super-luxe moisturizer. It’s packed with an exclusive complex of 18 actives to provide instant and long-lasting intense moisture and skin barrier support.” - Dr Andrew Markey.
Youthbomb™ Double-Retinol™ Action Skin Overhaul™ Serum
When Dr Markey joined forces with Beauty Pie, a big part of his mission was to deliver the perfectly-potent, non-irritating, multi-retinol-action serum. Youthbomb™ Double-Retinol™ Action Skin Overhaul™ Serum is a super-charged night serum for Retinol users who are ready, as Dr Markey says, “to kick things up a gear”. With two specially-selected Retinoids for double-duty firming: Microencapsulated Retinol (3%) to help reduce the visibility of wrinkles and enhance firmness, and Granactive Retinoid (2%), a low-irritation, bioavailable, non-prescription Vitamin A, for a double dose of resurfacing and anti-ageing.
“Retinol is the master of all the skincare molecules, and this serum is next-level. It works on every layer of the skin, and every cell type - from the superficial cells in the stratum corneum (that make skin smoother and improve light reflection), and the keratinocyte cells (for a thicker, healthier epidermis), to the melanocytes (for increasing cell turnover and directly inhibiting pigmentation). It also works on the master cells of the dermis, the fibroblasts, helping stimulate collagen and elastin.” - Dr Andrew Markey
Super Retinol Ceramide-Boost Anti-Aging Face Serum
Perfectly balanced to both revive and replenish, this ultra-gentle encapsulated Retinol serum is infused with Lactic and Hyaluronic Acids, and a concentrated, barrier-repairing Ceramide blend to help protect, brighten, hydrate, smooth fine lines and soothe skin.
"What I like about BEAUTY PIE’s Super Retinol range is that the formulations are gentle, and the Retinol is encapsulated and in a more stable form than most of the ones I see. Too many people suffer irritation and inflammation from using aggressive actives on their skin. The Super Retinol range allows you to start gently and build up.” - Dr Andrew Markey
Too many people suffer irritation and inflammation from using aggressive actives on their skin.Dr Andrew Markey, Consultant Dermatologist
Super Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
Swiss-formulated, with line-smoothing slow-release Retinol microcapsules, moisture-magnetising Hyaluronic Acid to soften, anti-ageing Allosteris to slowly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and Bioflavonoids to brighten. It’s like a jolt of youth in a bottle.
“A good Retinol eye cream must be sufficiently light for the very thin skin around the eyes. This formulation is very delicate, combining Retinol with great moisturisers. It’s not occlusive, heavy or clogging. It’s also really great to have a gentler eye cream when perhaps you’re graduating to a Retinol face cream that is more powerful.” - Dr Andrew Markey
Superdrops™ Brightening Niacinamide
Want brighter, clearer, smoother, softer, even-toned and re-energised skin? A dropperful of these a day will do it! With 10% Niacinamide, 2% Oxygeskin and 3% Evermat (which makes large pores look like they’ve shrunk), plus antioxidants, skin-soothers and a natural peptidic surfactant to help prevent breakouts. Use after toner or essence, under serum or moisturiser.
I really recommend that everyone ensures there is Vitamin C in a stable form somewhere in their skincare regime.Dr Andrew Markey, Consultant Dermatologist
Superactive Capsules Pure Double Vitamin C & Vitamin E Serum
These super-targeted ‘one-shot’ capsules hold high doses of stable actives, so you can ‘up the skincare ante’ as-and-when-needed, with a simple twist, squeeze and tap. With a double dose of pure Vitamin C, the capsules are boosted with Vitamin E acetate for moisture and antioxidation. They also help to firm, smooth and brighten, minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and help even out skin tone.
“Vitamin C is one of what I call my ‘Master Molecules’ - because it can make such a difference to the health of the skin. It is an antioxidant. It can stop inflammaging caused by UV light and environmental pollutants. It stimulates new collagen and helps protect skin from developing pigmentation. It can also improve the brightness of the complexion and evenness of skin tone. I really recommend that everyone ensures there is Vitamin C in a stable form somewhere in their skincare regime.” - Dr Andrew Markey
Super Healthy Skin™ FeatherLight UVA/UVB SPF 50 Sunscreen + Primer
A state-of-the-art, must-have 2-in-1 SPF 50 sunscreen-plus-primer. A featherlight SPF 50, with light-absorbing DNA SHIELD + Chromophores to help fight inflammation and sun damage, Vitis Vita Grape Extract for skin detoxification and rehydration, plus VitaFreeze active Tomato Stem Cell Extract - a natural blend of Peptides and Sugar Molecules that reduce the level of stress-induced reactive oxygen species. It’s amazing.
“Whenever people ask me when they should use SPF, I always say: just don’t even ask the question. Don’t check the weather forecast. Don’t think about what you’ll be doing that day. Just put sunscreen on every day, without thinking - just like you brush your teeth. And it’s a lot easier to do when you find a sunscreen you are happy with.” - Dr Andrew Markey
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