Winter can wreak havoc with the skin – dry, raw and agitated, our chill-battered cheeks ache for something that’s effective yet soothing. And, while a specialist and/or chemical-heavy prescription can seem like the only salvation, we’re also well aware that an A-list dermatologist may be a trifle beyond your already January-stretched purse strings.

So, a skincare line developed by a dermatologist (a world-renowned one at that), is the next best thing! Cue Dr. Nicholas Perricone’s two decade-strong range, Perricone MD, a brand based around the theory that all of our skin-related problems stem from inflammation. Granted, what you chow down on is half the battle, however Mr ‘P’ also believes that the products we put onto the skin are equally culpable.

From its Nutritive Cleanser to the new Cold Plasma + Face serum and Cocoa Moisture Mask, our favourite pieces roll off the tongue thick and fast. The cleanser is lightweight with a gel-like texture that strips the skin of surface impurities with Dr. Perricone’s proprietary Alpha Lipoic acid, and leaves your face feeling minty fresh. A new Cold Plasma + Face Serum is a cult-status winner in-the-making, since it manages to be both soothing on the skin while firming and plumping to perfection. And, at the end of a long day, nothing quite beats that butter-smooth Cocoa Moisture Mask.

Slather up… Doctor’s orders!

Start your skin's first aid selection; shop our favourite pieces from Perricone MD: