With the minimalism trend influencing everything from fashion and furniture to décor and design, you may have heard the term ‘skinimalism’ and may have even read our recent article - Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine on it. So, always keen to not only keep up with the trends, but set them, we’re bringing you the bare minimum you need to add to cart to love the skin you’re in. Because, when it comes to the skin issues that concern you most – from acne and anti-ageing to skin sensitivity and pigmentation, sometimes less really is more in the skincare department.
Struggling with Acne?
Here’s the three must-haves we recommend for an acne-targeting skincare regime that’s simple and effective:
An Oral Supplement
Ideal for those who battle with acne and breakouts, Lamelle Acnevelle Plus is an oral supplement that delivers an effective dose of Zinc Glycinate and Nicotinamide. Studies have shown that patients taking this supplement experience an up to 80% improvement in their skin after just eight weeks as well as a notable reduction in skin sensitivity and inflammation.
An Effective Cleanser
Suitable for oily and problematic skins, Lamelle Clarity Active Cleanse 125ml is a foaming gel cleanser that contains active ingredients proven to help to treat acne as well as the occasional breakout. Containing Salicylic Acid (which accelerates the exfoliation of dead skin cells) as well as a combination of botanical extracts and hydrating ingredients (which soothe and calm irritated skin), this cleanser won’t impair the skin’s barrier or irritate the skin. While protecting the fragile skin barrier, you’ll also be curbing excessive oil production and reducing congestion which means “bye bye” blackheads and unwanted shine. Bonus!
A Multi-Tasking Moisturiser
Lamelle Clarity Corrective AM is a lightweight, treatment moisturiser suitable for all acne sufferers thanks to its new hydrating base which nourishes the skin without leaving any oiliness or residue. It contains the “masters of wound healing” – Nobel Prize-winning Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) – making it essential for all acne sufferers. Add to this the fact that it contains high-quality Peptides and Salicylic acid, too, and you’ve got a moisturiser that heals while it hydrates, providing anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects while improving cell turnover and removing black- and whiteheads without any drying effects.
Anti-Ageing Properties a Top Priority?
Entering your credit card details when you check out of our online skin shop shouldn’t age you ‘cos the total’s enough to give you (even more) grey hairs. An effective (and proactive) anti-ageing skincare needn’t be a long list with a hefty price tag. Here are the two products we suggest investing in now for age reversing benefits later…
- Suitable for mature, dry, dull, and thinning skin, SkinCeuticals A.G.E Interrupter is a rich, anti-ageing moisturiser that improves the appearance of elasticity and firmness, and presses ‘pause’ on the glycation process. What’s that? Well, the glycation process occurs when glucose molecules bind to collagen and elastin fibres, causing the skin to lose its elasticity and firmness. This moisturiser steps in to protect your skin’s precious elasticity and keep it firmer for longer, no matter how many candles are on your birthday cake this year.
- SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E is a seriously effective serum – a highly active treatment that contains pure and stable Resveratrol, which restores your skin while you are sleeping. It’s literally beauty sleep in a bottle; neutralising free radicals, repairing damaged fibers, strengthening your skin’s ability to fight future environmental damage, and repairing your skin's elasticity.
Skin Sensitivity a Sensitive Subject?
The Neostrata range has a wonderful selection of products perfect for skin’s prone to sensitivity and, in the spirit of keeping it simple, all you need is a cleanser, moisturiser and serum to start seeing a notable improvement in how your skin feels.
Step 1: Cleanse
Gentle and soap-free, but effective, NeoStrata Facial Cleanser 4 PHA cleanses and exfoliates without drying or stripping your skin, making it ideal for sensitive skin types and post-procedure use. It contains Gluconolactone (4%); a powerful, non-irritating Poly Hydroxy Acid that provides anti-ageing benefits while preparing your skin for better absorption of other skincare products.
Step 2: Serum
NeoStrata Redness Neutralizing Serum 6 PHA is a powerful anti-ageing serum without any irritation thanks to its lightly cooling, translucent fluid that reinforces fragile skin while increasing your skin's barrier function. With a blend of ingredients to strengthen your skin's barrier function and help to support your skin's matrix, this serum calms and soothes irritation; targets inflammation, reduces redness and swelling; and (courtesy of a gentle Algae Polysaccharide Complex) increases your skin's resilience to environmental factors.
Step 3: Moisturise
NeoStrata PHA Daily Moisturiser targets dryness, as well as visible signs of ageing by enhancing a smoother texture, and overall hydration. A lightweight, anti-ageing treatment for sensitive skin types, it gently exfoliates your skin, without causing any irritation, and targets (jump-starts) the natural collagen within your skin to produce newer, more radiant skin cells. Yes, please!
Pigmentation a Problem?
We get it. We all want to get to the point on our skincare journeys where we’re confident popping out to the shops 100% make-up free. Pigmentation can be a real buzz kill in the bare-faced confidence department, which is why you need this pigmentation-fighting ‘power couple’ – for a difference in the appearance pf your skin that’s day… and night. Without needing to install a bigger bathroom cabinet.
NeoRetin GelCream SPF 50 is an innovative daytime gel-cream (with a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen) that supports epidermal exfoliation and renewal by combining potent anti-ageing and anti-pigmentation technologies. NeoRetin Serum Booster Fluid is a night serum that supports epidermal exfoliation and renewal by combining potent anti-ageing and anti-pigmentation technologies, making it excellent to use in combination with skin lightening procedures like peeling, IPL, fractional non-ablative laser, and dermabrasion. Here’s what makes this serum such a ‘skinimalism’ win:
- Exfoliating properties diminish surface pigmentation, creating a clearer, brighter complexion.
- Retinsphere technology helps to lessen the irritation of Retinol.
As always, if you have any questions regarding any of the products mentioned, chat with a therapist or doctor at any one of our 18 Skin Renewal branches nationwide.