Skingredients is a skincare collection formulated with ingredients that are clinically-proven to nourish, protect and maintain your skin, for all hoomans and all ages. Skingredients is like a balanced dinner plate for your skin, which needs the same goodness as your body. Your skin needs good fats, protein, veg, antioxidants, vitamins… and so, that’s what you’ll find in Skingredients!
It is an easy-to-follow system, numbered in order of use. The Skingredients range consists of the Core 4, the products that everyone should use each and every day, and the Mix + Match range, targeted skincare solutions for skincare concerns. Wondering where to start? We’ve made it easy for you.
Step 1: Cleanse with PreProbiotic Cleanse
Starting out your routine with cleansing is essential for ensuring your skin is prepped and cleansed free of oil, pollution, SPF, or makeup and ready for serums. We recommend pre-cleansing with the 00 in the Skingredients range, the Cleanse Off Mitt. Run it under warm water, squeeze it out, and glide it in gentle circles from the centre of the face outwards in order to pre-cleanse your skin.
When you’ve pre-cleansed, pump out a euro coin-sized amount of PreProbiotic Cleanse and massage it into your skin for 60 seconds from the nipples up.
PreProbiotic Cleanse is a hydrating and nourishing cream cleanser, suitable for even sensitive skin and contains prebiotics and probiotics to help give a bit of goodness back to your skin. It also contains PHA (polyhydroxy acid) to very gently exfoliate your skin while still being suitable for daily use. It also
Cleanse it away with the clean side of your Cleanse Off Mitt. You’re ready for serums!
Steps 2 and 3: Serums
Skingredients Skin Veg is number 2 in the routine. It’s a hydrating, brightening, anti-ageing serum packed with botanical and vegetable extracts and sodium hyaluronate to deeply hydrate the skin and give the skin antioxidant protection. It contains PHA, to gently exfoliate skin and allow the serums which follow to penetrate even better. It also contains a clinically-proven pro collagen peptide to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Skingredients Skin Protein is your vitamin A, C, and E serum to tighten, brighten and smooth the skin whilst providing antioxidant protection daily. It contains vitamin A in retinyl palmitate form, as well as a pro-collagen peptide to prompt the skin to produce more collagen (the structural protein that gives skin its plumpness). Vitamin A helps to speed up cell renewal and the process of skin proliferation. It can help to normalise sebaceous activity, as well as work to increase skin thickness, and help with healing.
Apply both from the nipples right up the hairline, AM and PM.
One thing to note: Skin Protein isn’t recommended for use during pregnancy due to its vitamin A content.
Step 4: SPF
Unless you’re using Skingredients Skin Good Fats from the Mix + Match range, the serum step concludes your Skingredients night-time routine, sadly, but don’t worry – for your day-time routine, SPF is always the final step.
Skingredients Skin Shield SPF 50 PA+++ is your priming and moisturiser SPF lotion, providing broad-spectrum protection, meaning you’re protected against UVA, UVB and even HEV rays. It’s a perfect makeup base and has a peachy tint. It protects against photo-flashback and is a mineral formulation, so it’s effective from the moment you apply it.
Apply half a teaspoon to your face and neck, and don’t forget your ears! Press or glide, don’t rub, for maximum efficacy. Some believe rubbing causes mechanical ageing and irritation too … just sayin’.
Mix + Match
The Mix + Match products are designed to provide targeted care for your individual skin concerns, to be used in addition to your Core 4 routine.
Skingredients Sally Cleanse is perfectly suited to more oil-prone and blemish-prone folks.
It contains 2% salicylic acid, which is the highest percentage which can be sold in cosmetics within Europe. Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy, and as such, it can dissolve the excess sebum and dead skin which build up in your pores and blocks them. These blocked pores could lead to blackheads and whiteheads, but not with Sally around. Sally Cleanse is one tough cookie, so we don’t recommend that you use it more than once every three days.
You can use Sally after pre-cleansing once every three days. Apply a coin-sized amount and massage into skin for 60 seconds, before washing it off. You can also use Sally Cleanse as a spot-zapper by applying directly to blemishes and leaving for 3 minutes and then removing thoroughly, and as a micro-mask once a week by leaving on clean skin for 2 minutes and then removing thoroughly. Remember, Sally is not suitable if you are pregnant.
Skin Good Fats
Skin Good Fats is a moisturising ceramide night cream that nourishes and comforts the skin deeply. It contains shea butter glycerides to moisturise without the pore-clogging factor. It also contains a patented anti-irritation ingredient, and ceramide NP to help protect and preserve the barrier of the skin (to keep moisture in and irritants out).
This is particularly suited to those who suffer from particularly dry, itchy, irritated, flaky or patchy skin, and are looking for a little extra help to keep their skin full of essentials fats and vitamins. It’s also great for those who like a heavier moisturiser. You can use Skin Good Fats as a night cream, post-serum. If you have particularly dry, dehydrated or reactive skin, you could use a smidge as a moisturiser pre-SPF during the day.
Skingredients Wrapped Up
Skingredients is your anti-ageing, essential skincare routine, perfect for starting off a routine from scratch or for mixing in with your favourite products.
Whether you use the Core 4 start to finish, or you dip in to correct your skincare concerns with the Mix + Match range, it couldn’t be easier to use Skingredients. And if you’re ever confused about what you should be using when – check out the numbers on the bottles for a handy-dandy reminder! Shop Skingredients here!
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