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Virtual Beauty: Online Skin Consultations Worth Trying

We know great skin doesn't just 'happen', (though there are a few anomalies) and with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) lockdown, all this time indoors is no doubt having an impact on your skin. Whether you're over indulging on chocolate or Chardonnay wine (aren't we all?), spending more time in the sun (while we can!), or finding the stress of it all getting to you, it's likely to be showing in your face. So if it's summer skin care, blemish clearing products or something for a little R&R, a virtual beauty appointment may be just the thing.

Various clinics and specialists are hosting virtual beauty consultations and various other services designed to do just that. Here's our pick of some worth looking into, and while you're here be sure to read our piece on the best beauty and spa treatments for 2020.

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001 Skincare

Founder of 001 Skincare, Ada Ooi, is offering virtual consultations for either 30 or 15 minute sessions. The celebrity-loved Facialist is tailoring sessions to discuss skincare and wellness from the comfort of your home. In each session, Ada will go over your skincare regime, recommend products she thinks you will benefit from, and offer step-by-step guides for correct usage and application.

Purchases made after the virtual consultation are eligible to 20% off.

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This cult beauty retailer has taken in-store operations online offering more in services than the norm, including consultations, masterclasses and brand experiences to bring the ever-engaged beauty community together.

Engage with the brand online and on social where you can hear from industry experts and brush up on your beauty application skills, or keep it personal with a 1-2-1 consultation to get to the bottom of your beauty concerns.

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Elenique Skin Clinic

Working with clients around the world, Elenqiue is hosting e-consultations for both new and existing customers to help them tackle skin concerns. Recommendations will be made based on in-house products and suggested products from the consultation can be shipped immediately upon purchase.

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Avicenna Aesthetics & Wellbeing

Offering complimentary 30 minute virtual consultations for both skincare and nutrition, the professionals at Avicenna including Sana Kahn (above) are committed to helping you tackle skincare concerns and providing comprehensive nutritional advice so you can take care of your overall wellbeing efficiently in isolation.

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Battersea Skin & Beauty

For a comprehensive consultation that identifies skin types, concerns and overall goals, Ella will help you on your journey to healthy, glowing skin. Working with only reputable, medical grade products with proven results, each session will help identify products that will make a change.

Consultations are available internationally and cost £50, all of which is redeemable against suggested products.

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Dr David Jack Virtual Skin Analysis

Offering a service that would usually cost £150, aesthetician Dr Jack and skin specialist Izabela Pawlitka are offering consultations to help you find the best skincare routine that works for you. Given the current climate, they are wavering the fee and asking customers donate £30 to NHS Charities Together.

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