Skin & Fragrance Blog by Thom Watson


By Thom Watson

Formerly Manface, Thom Watson is a marketing director with over a decade working in online and offline luxury beauty retail. Luxury, niche beauty and lifestyle brands include Perfumer H, Estée Lauder, The Body Shop, P&G and Philips.

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A blog with over a decade of skincare advice and reviews

This website was started in 2011 and is now over a decade old. From starting my early beauty career in retail with The Body Shop and Clinique whilst in further education; to qualifying as a beauty therapist in 2012 and now working as a marketing director as of 2020, earning an MSc in research psychology, I have lived and breathed skincare and the beauty industry for over 15 years.

Transforming into my only online home in 2021, but retaining it’s original web address, was born out of wanting to share experienced, expert and honest skincare and skin advice in a world where it’s often so gatekept. Even some of the best experts are held back by brand affinity in either a retail or salon environment and so this website was designed to fight against that.

Also in 2021, many older articles were retired. This was either due to them being inactive; the advice outdated or because the product or brand no longer existed. However in over a decade, 1,000+ articles were written and now around 200 remain. As well as writing new articles and guides, I’m making my way through these articles to ensure they are still as relevant today as they were when they were first written.