The Beauty Brief

An Insider's Guide to Skincare


Welcome to your up-to-the-minute skincare bible


ISBN: 9780500295465 Category:

Katie Service


Katie Service has years of experience in the beauty industry, working as the Editorial Beauty Director at Harrods and with world-famous makeup artists such as Charlotte Tilbury, and top brands from Chanel to Tom Ford. Here, she shares her secret tips and tricks, giving you the low-down on which ingredients, products and procedures to adopt or avoid, whatever your skin type or budget.

You’ll find advice on the essentials of good skincare, morning routines, ‘on-the-go’ products, evening regimes, SOS skin repair tips and dermatological treatments. Katie even decodes the ingredient lists and symbols on our beauty products, featuring case studies of global best-sellers, from Weleda Skin Food to Glossier Solution.

Packed with first-hand insider knowledge and advice from experts in the industry, The Beauty Brief will have you thinking smarter – and looking better.

With 145 illustrations

Additional information

Weight 672 g
Dimensions 18.2 x 23.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 21 January 2021
Number of pages 216
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Illustrated by Constanza Goeppinger
Dimensions 18.2 x 23.3 cm
Weight 672 g


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Katie Service is a beauty expert and Editorial Beauty Director at Harrods. Previously, she was Beauty Editor for ES Magazine, Sunday Times Style and InStyle, and contributed to titles such as Vogue China, Vogue Japan and London Fashion Week Daily. She is also the co-founder of beauty consultancy and insights collective The Beauty Conversation.