Confused by all the lotions and potions out there? Wondering what all the ingredients in skincare products really are and do? Well, wonder no more. Katie Service, beauty editorial director at Harrods, deconstructs it all in the handsome new book “The Beauty Brief: An Insider’s Guide to Skincare” (Thames & Hudson, $29.95, 216 pages). Knowledge is power. Consider yourself beauty-empowered with this guide on everything from the dermatologist’s office to makeup.
— Georgette Gouveia