Insider Interviews: Nichola Joss: Skincare & Beauty Expert

The tips, the products & the people she swears by

by Amy Wilson Wyles
  • Locations: London & NYC

  • Famous For: Her Bespoke Inner Facial

  • Clients Include: Margot Robbie, Natalie Dormer, Jenna Coleman, Elle Macpherson, Lisa Snowdon

  • Years in the Industry: 25

The Backstory

I first knew I wanted to work in beauty when I realised how quickly the skin could be improved with good skincare and daily massage to remove stress and tension.

Beauty is such an important part of overall wellness and I love seeing the quick results a facial can give and my clients feeling confident in their own skin.

My big break was being granted access to the backstage world of fashion. Having already been in the beauty industry for years, being given the opportunity through my agent Premier Hair & Make Up to work on advertising campaigns, editorial shoots, magazine covers and films was definitely when things shifted.

I developed my infamous facial massage (which involves massaging inside the mouth) because I wanted to see lasting results using a natural approach. Having studied the mechanics of the human body, I designed the inner facial to deliver results not only for the skin but for the muscle tissue too.

To establish what a client’s skin needs, I look at everything from lifestyle, diet, medications, skincare routine and most importantly what my client wants to achieve.

To have truly great skin you need to understand that good skin comes from within: it’s essential that the gut is clean and functioning at an optimum level. Your gut controls your main organs and your largest living organ is your skin. It’s also important to nourish and protect skin from environmental pollutants and sun damage. Taking daily supplements, a good probiotic, alkalising greens and a clean diet will all help the function of the skin.

The Kit

Decleor Neroli Amoressence Night Balm – an insanely indulgent balm that not only encourages massage but delivers a deep hydration and plumpness to the skin

Lumity – I have taken these supplements for over two years and would not be without them. They improve my skin, overall health and energy levels and keep my hair thick and shiny

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders – leave my skin beautifully even and radiant without a powdered look

Augustinus Bader – this cream has transformed the health and density of my skin leaving it fully moisturised for the whole day

Isle of Paradise – their whole range is designed to correct uneven skin-tone while giving a beautiful tan

The Experts

Hairdresser: In NYC its Serge Normant & Jacob Schmidt. In London – George Northwood. George and I have worked together for many years and he really knows how to look after my hair.

Mani/Pedi Spot: Dryby

Personal Trainer: Lori at Fit2Flex who sees me at home 4 times a week. For all other classes I use Good Vibes in London.

Brow Go-To: Jenni Draper – Jenni has a residency at our clinic on Harley Street and does the most natural eyebrows.

Spa: In the UK, Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire, in London it has to be Cowshed & for the rest of the world, the One & Only group.

Body Treatment: Francesca Piccolo who is one of my Executive Therapists at the Joss Clinic, Harley Street. She does the most phenomenal lymphatic drainage body treatments I have ever had.

Tanning: The best in the business, Jules Von Hep, Founder of Isle of Paradise tanning range – you will never get a better tanning experience

Get In Touch

Location: Nichola Joss Clinic, 39 Harley Street, W1 & Serge Normant @John Freida, NYC


Follow: @nicholajoss

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