Harley Street Emporium’s mission is to provide you with editorially independent information so you can make the informed decisions about your skincare treatments, procedures or products.
We do not review products but instead focus on the science behind them. There is no advertorial – all the information is written by our team of writers and is unbiased, trustworthy and based on best medical practices or available evidence. And the same goes for the products on the site. They are:
- formulated by the best in their field (mostly medical professionals) with ingredients in the right concentrations to ensure they are effective,
- are packaged properly in air-tight containers to ensure there is no oxidisation of key ingredients,
- contain no nasties,
- have not been tested on animals, and most importantly,
- have the scientific evidence behind them to prove their effectiveness.
There is no one you can trust more with your skin than skin doctors – they are ‘the SKINtellectuals’ and out team of experts is growing all the time. It includes some of the countries top GPs, dermatologists and plastic surgeons as well as experienced nurses who’ve specialised in dermatology and aesthetic cosmetic procedures. We want you to get to know the practitioners on our site as they share their expertise in all things from anti-ageing skincare and skin conditions to cosmetic or surgical procedures.
Our aim is to give you the information you need to make informed decisions about your skincare. None of the information on the site, however, should be taken as medical advice or in place of the information provided to you by your doctor. If you have any skin conditions or need skin advice you should always consult your medical practitioner.
Meet the team
Founder: Growing up under the harsh Australian sun, Fiona Clark, an Australian journalist, has had more than her fair share of skin damage. After having a Basel Cell Carcinoma (BCC) removed and undergoing photo-dynamic therapy for actinic keratosis she has made it her mission to find the best evidence-based skin care routines and treatments available today – and share that knowledge. She started her career in television with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in the 1980’s and after 15 years moved into medical publishing writing for publications including The Lancet, Australian Doctor and Medical Observer. She has a degree in anatomy and physiology and as such making sure the science behind a product stacks up is paramount.
Medical reviewer and writer: Dr. Haran Sivapalan MBBS MA (Cantab) MSc is a qualified medical doctor and science writer. He has written articles for a wide variety of organisations, including The Alzheimer’s Society, Wiley-Blackwell’s Psychology and Pop Culture Series, the British Geriatrics Society and the International Review of Psychiatry. In his spare time he enjoys learning German, running and cycling.
Social media: Aimee Long is a social media whizz with a keen interest in skin care, health, fashion and beauty. She is a fitness trainer and fashion blogger with a mind focused on e-commerce.
Writers: Harley Street Emporium does not run advertorials. We write out own editorially independent content written by our own team of writers all of whom are either science graduates or have long careers in health writing for publications including the BMJ and the NHS or main stream publications including the Daily Mail. The health related content on the site is reviewed by our resident doctor, Dr Sivapalan.
In addition to Dr Sivapalan our writers include Chandni Patel, BSc, Daniel Judd, BSc, MBiol, Eitan Benson, BSc, Zara Kassam, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD researcher, Heather Stephen, Anna Sayburn and Rosie Taylor.