Simone Gannon: Beauty that binds

The influential beauty blogger and self-confessed skincare junkie documents her personal evolution from insecure teen to self-accepting adulthood and the women who helped her get there

11th April, 2021
Simone Gannon: Beauty that binds
Simone Gannon: ‘I criticised every aspect of myself, wishing I could change this or that, and Imagining how much better I would feel if I did’

When I think about my approach to beauty, I think of my grandmother. I think about silk pillowcases, and hairnets, and beautiful dressing gowns, and jars of Pond’s Cold Cream. Big jars, small jars, industrial-sized jars, dotted around her bathroom, bedroom, and dressing table.

Bright white, with a screw-top lid that opened to reveal a thick, cold-as-ice cream, applied delicately to the face and neck, every morning and every evening. I was six,...

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