Let’s get personal! We all like feeling special. Knowing that something has been created especially for us makes us feel unique and appreciated. Skincare is one of the many ways to celebrate one’s uniqueness. Intrigued by this idea, I started wondering what personalized skincare routine really is – using products that work for my skin isn’t personalized? Then I have discovered Skin Inc, a company that completely changed my understating of personalized skincare and took it to another level.
Skin Inc is a bespoke, fuss-free skincare celebrating the uniqueness that makes you, you. It fuses the latest technology, skin-aging research and your current environmental and lifestyle factors to determine what your skin truly needs.
To determine what your skin needs, Skin Inc developed ‘My Skin Identity’ – a self-diagnostic tool that evaluates your skin through a quick and intuitive quiz. On top of all of the basic questions about your age and skin type, it also asks you about your skin concerns, exposure to the sun, stress level, sleep habits, diet and exercise. Then, its nifty algorithm immediately recommends a customized serum cocktail known as ‘My Daily Dose’ (MDD) – a potent, bespoke custom-blended serum that delivers your skin goals in one bottle.
The results of my quiz showed that my skin needs help with getting rid of dark circles, managing troubled areas and brightening my skin – which I completely agree with. I was recommended to use Vitamin A, Vitamin B3+ and Chlorella encapsulated serums to customize a skincare routine that would suit my needs.
Skin Inc makes my personalized skincare routine feel like an at-home facial and in this blogpost I am sharing with you all of its steps. 🧖🏼♀️
Step 1: Prep skin | Pure Revival Peel
To make the most out of my at-home facial with personalized skincare routine, I prep my skin with this non-abrasive peel that visibly but gently removes dead skin cells while revealing bright and renewed skin. It sloughs away dullness and preps the skin for ultra-absorption for serums and acts like a dynamic primer to create the perfect canvas for your makeup.
Step 2: Customize | MMD Serum Cocktail
To customize my own MDD, I pour half of each of my three recommended serums into a mixer bottle. I blend it gently to create unique formulation customized for my skin and use remaining serums to target specific concern areas when I feel like my skin needs some extra care.
Patented Japanese seaweed encapsulation technology used in all of the serums protects the active ingredients from exposure to light and oxidation, ensuring stability of ingredients and potency of formulation. This technology allows for an effective delivery of pure, potent ingredients, while the humectant-rich base delivers lasting hydration.
Vitamin A Serum
This serum rich in Vitamin A is designed to improve fatigue and skin dullness around the delicate eye area. It supports natural collagen production, blood flow, and circulation of the skin, resulting in a youthful-looking appearance.
This serum contains a nutrient-rich extract of the algae chlorella to help improve dullness and reduce the appearance of dark spots for an even, luminous skin tone.
Vitamin B3+ Serum
The Skin Inc Vitamin B3+ is enriched with clinically proven niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and panthenol. Featuring patented encapsulation technology, this serum addresses an array of skin concerns including blemishes, breakouts, pigmentation, and redness, while strengthening the skin’s barrier.
I like to blend Vitamin B3+ with Chlorella serum for a powerful, multi-tasking serum cocktail, designed to fight my trouble areas and brighten my skin tone. I apply three drops twice daily after cleansing before applying moisturizer. When it comes to Vitamin A, I like to apply it directly under my eyes to powerfully reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Step 3: Optimize | Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light + Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask
This innovative sleep-in or rinse off transparent gel mask moisturizes, clarifies, and brightens the complexion. It contains nutrient-rich Okinawa deepsea water from Japan, Soy bean extracts, and Hyaluronic Acid for an easy-to-use, luxurious daily treatment for skin.
What makes this mask special, is the fact that it also acts as a water-based medium when using the Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light.
Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light
This device combines the power of NASA-inspired LED Chromotherapy and Low Frequency Stimulation to create a treatment that really turns on the power of customization. Completing my facial with with low frequency stimulation helps enhance the performance of skincare ingredients for more radiant skin. The Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light has three targeted lights – red, blue and yellow – each of the colour helps address a different skin concern.
Yellow Light – GLOW
I use yellow light under my eyes and on my cheeks as it helps brighten skin tone, alleviate under eye darkness and reduce the appearance of scars.
Blue Light – SOOTHE
Blue light is my favourite one as it calms redness, kills acne bacteria and helps reduce excess oil production. It also helps sooth skin and reduce the appearance of visible pores, so I usually use it on my T-zone and troubled areas.
Red Light – REVIVE
I like to think about red light as a contour tool to lift and firm my skin, so I apply it in the areas I would apply my contour (under my cheek bones and along the jaw line) helps reduce the look of lines and revives a youthful appearance.
Using products from Skin Inc, I have realized that personalized skincare is not only about ready-to-use products. It is about customizing and blending them into mixtures that I think work best for me. It is about the ways I choose to put them on. It is about treating my skin.