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Desert Island Delights - Dr Sam Bunting

This month's Desert Island Delights we're with Dr Sam Bunting, cosmetic dermatologist and founder her eponymous skincare brand, Dr Sam's. Known for her no-nonsense skincare advice and less is more approach, we can't wait to find out what she would pack in her beauty wash bag....Dr Sam Bunting, Desert Island Delights


Widely considered to be the beauty insider’s best-kept secret, Dr Sam is passionate about making expert skincare advice more accessible to all. At her Harley Street clinic, her main purpose is for clients to leave feeling enlightened and optimistic about the future health of their skin. Through her media and TV work as a presenter on TLC’s Extreme Beauty Disasters, Dr Sam is helping to demystify the beauty industry with her down-to-earth approach to skin.

What 5 items would you pack in your beauty bag to take to a desert island?

1. Dr Sam’s Flawless Gossamer Tint 1

This is my ultimate all-mineral skin perfector with broad-spectrum SPF 50. It contains 11.8% Zinc Oxide, 4% Titanium Dioxide to deliver powerful UVA and SPF50 UVB protection whilst the combination of Shea Butter, Sodium Hyaluronate and Squalane leaves skin looking hydrated all day long without drying out - perfect for a desert island!

Dr Sam's Flawless Gossamer Tint for Desert Island Delights June


2. Surratt Perfectionniste Concealer Palette

I would pack this to help keep blemishes and redness concealed and under wraps.

Make up palette for Desert Island Delights blog

3. Olaplex Bond Repair Shampoo and Conditioner

This is the only hair care brand that can tame my ‘combination’ Irish locks so well.

Olapex shampoo and conditioner for Desert Island Delights blog June

4. Dr Sam’s Flawless Nightly Serum

I always break out in the sun, so my Flawless Nightly Serum would definitely be in my beauty bag. This gentle-but-mighty retinoid with extras keeps my complexion bright and bump-free, even in the sun.

Dr Sam's Nightly Serum for Desert Island Delights June blog

5. Hermes Lipstick Rose Ombre

This is my favourite nude lipstick of all time.

Hermes lipstick for Desert Island Delights blog June 2021


In addition to your 5 selected beauty items, which other luxury item would you take with you to the island?

 A massive Eric Javitts sun hat - the most beautiful ‘proper’ sun hats I’ve come across.

Large straw sun hat for Desert Island Delights blog JuneCheck out @drsambunting for more about Dr Sam or discover her full collection here.

Want to have a nose at what our other guests would pack in their beauty wash bag for a desert island? From beauty editor and author, Rosie Green to Nicole of This Girl Can Organise, read our Desert Island Delights series for some beauty inspiration.

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