SD. A great gentle cleanser, an antioxidant serum, and sunscreen. At night, a gentle cleanser, a treatment serum, and a great moisturiser for your skin type. Exfoliation 1-2 nights a week. You can build up from there, but these are the essentials!
I love a gentle, yet effective cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin - iS Clinical Cleansing Complex is a favourite. I love to remove cleanser with two pieces of wet cotton gauze. It helps to gently exfoliate and make sure all traces of cleanser are removed.
After cleansing I apply iS Clinical’s Pro-Heal to nourish and provide antioxidant protection.
To add extra hydration, I will apply a hyaluronic acid serum like iS Clinical Hydra Cool Serum or Dr. Nigma’s Serum No 1. It combines plant stem cells and marine peptides to plump up and deeply hydrate the skin.
Next up is sunscreen. I love one that is lightweight yet hydrating one like Supergoop’s Everyday Sunscreen.
I’m diligent about washing my face every single night. If skin isn’t cleansed thoroughly, your treatment products won’t be able to properly absorb.
After cleansing at night, I love to use a toner. It’s a great step to wrap up your cleansing routine. Daily Toning Essence brightens the skin with Sake Water and Sebocytine helps to regulate sebum production to keep pores clear.
1-2 times a week, I use the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads to exfoliate. They combine AHAs and BHA to remove the dead layer of skin on the surface and clear out any congestion.
On nights when I’m not exfoliating, I use Retinol Reform. I can’t live without it!
After Retinol Reform, I apply a hyaluronic acid serum again. It’s such a great way to add extra hydration without needing to rely on a heavy moisturiser which can cause congestion.
Finding a great moisturiser that works well for your skin type is so important. For more normal to oily skin, Daily Oil-Free Moisturiser is a lightweight, fast absorbing moisturiser formulated with Sodium Hyaluronate to draw moisture to the skin and help it hold on to it.
SD. Early in my career, I worked for dermatologist Dr. Erma Benitez, and I saw a lot of young people with acne and many other skin concerns. It motivated me to want to help people with their skin. This is when I developed a love for retinol because I saw how it can really make a big difference with boosting collagen, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, clearing acne, and decreasing pigmentation.
"What makes Retinol Reform unique is that it combines both Lactic Acid to provide immediate brightening and smoothing benefits along with retinol for longer term cellular turnover, collagen boosting benefits. It’s effective, but it doesn’t cause any of the dryness and irritation generally associated with prescription retinols. "
SD.Sunscreen! Wearing sunscreen every single day is the most important thing you can do for your skin to keep it healthy and youthful.
SD. I start my day off using my Daily Cleansing Serum and spending 20 minutes in my Deesse Mask. It’s my favourite way to start the day so that I have a glow all day long!
SD.Sunscreen and Lipgloss
SD. What makes Retinol Reform unique is that it combines both Lactic Acid to provide immediate brightening and smoothing benefits along with retinol for longer term cellular turnover, collagen boosting benefits. It’s effective, but it doesn’t cause any of the dryness and irritation generally associated with prescription retinols.
SD. Wear your sunscreen. Every single day! Don’t ever skip it!
SD. I think non-invasive treatments like microcurrent and LED light therapy will continue to grow in popularity. I love microcurrent because it can tone, tighten, and lift the skin to keep skin looking youthful. LED light therapy can boost collagen in the skin, minimise fine lines and wrinkles, and increase circulation to make your skin glow. Both of these will result in firmer, more lifted skin and reduce the need for more invasive treatments.
SD. Not wearing sunscreen!
SD. Never to lay in the sun
Regular professional peels can help to lighten pigmentation. For someone who has melasma, you may need to use something stronger, like a tretinoin/hydroquinone mix from a doctor. At home treatment would be a combination of Retinol Reform, Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads, a Vitamin C serum, and sunscreen. All of these together can help to tackle pigmentation!
SD. Spending time with my daughters
SD. Gummy bears or a little Pinot Grigio