Alice Hart-Davis (born 1963) is a British journalist, author and skincare developer.
Born at Builth Wells, the daughter of the biographer and journalist Duff Hart-Davis, and a granddaughter of Rupert Hart-Davis, Alice Hart-Davis was brought up in Henley-on-Thames and educated at Headington School before reading history at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. She is also a niece of the broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis and a relative of the former British Prime Minister David Cameron.
After Oxford, Hart-Davis joined Vogue magazine in 1985. She later worked at the The Sunday Telegraph's Sunday Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, the Mail on Sunday and the London Evening Standard, and now contributes as a freelance basis to many newspapers and magazines, specialising in beauty and health. She has written articles about approaches to anti-aging treatments and has frankly documented her own experiences in trying non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox. She has also written extensively about skincare for teenagers and young women and in this context has criticised what she considers to be the false distinction often made between "natural" and "chemical" skincare.
Hart-Davis has won several awards, including the CEW (UK) Achiever Award in 2012, P&G beauty: Best Beauty Journalist of a monthly consumer glossy in 2010, and the Johnson & Johnson Beauty Journalist of the Year, 2008. Hart-Davis is herself on the judging panel for several beauty industry awards (British Hairdresser of the Year, British Spa & Beauty Awards and the Smile (Dentistry) Awards).
She has also written guides to beauty for teenagers with both of her daughters. The first, co-authored with Molly Hindhaugh, is entitled Be Beautiful: Every Girl's Guide to Hair, Skin and Make-up (Walker Books 2009;ISBN 978-1-4063-1831-9) and the second, with Beth Hindhaugh, 100 Ways for Every Girl to Look and Feel Fantastic (Walker Books 2012;ISBN 978-1406337549).
Hart-Davis has also developed Good Things, a range of skincare and bodycare products designed for women in their teens and twenties, which is sold through Boots, Tesco, and Sainsbury.
She lives in Bayswater, London, is married and has three children, one of whom (Robert) is a notable journalist for the Financial Times, The Economist, The Times, The New York Times and The Guardian.
- Hart-Davis family website
- Daily Telegraph 5 January 2008
- Daily Mail 11 August 2010
- Winners of P&G Beauty and Grooming Awards 2010
- Expert profiles - Wonderstuff