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Skin + Me Spotlight: The Daily Doser

Here on The Dose, we love sharing your stories, interviewing inspirational people, exploring beauty trends and unpacking the sometimes confusing terminology of skincare. But today we’re talking about the little award-winning tube that started it all – it’s time to celebrate the Daily Doser. 

Our hero product was not only named as the Best Serum at the 2023 Who What Wear Next In Beauty Awards, but it also picked up the Best In Class Award in the Skin Category. The judges gave it 10s across the board, with Who What Wear UK news writer Natalie Munro noting: “My Daily Doser was tailored to my needs and quickly got to work at reducing spots. My skin has been clearer and looking healthier since I started using it”. High praise indeed! 

This year we’ve also picked up the Woman&Home Clever Skincare award for Innovation in Skincare – they commended Skin + Me for creating “Formulas that genuinely transform skin” – and we were shortlisted for Best Skincare Brand at The Sunday Times Style Awards.

It’s an impressive (and growing) collection of accolades – but why is the Skin + Me Daily Doser loved by customers and the beauty industry alike? Let us count the ways…

What makes our Daily Doser special?

The Daily Doser is an (infinitely recyclable) aluminium tube packed with your personalised treatment cream from Skin + Me. Each Daily Doser contains four weeks worth of doses. That way there’s never any wasted or expired product, and we can produce as much product as needed every month – less waste for you at home, and less waste for us at the pharmacy. 

It uses our unique “twist-and-click” technology to dispense the perfect amount of cream every time – you’ll be able to hear or feel the click when you turn the top half of the tube. There’s even a handy counter on the side, which moves down each time you use it, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re not using too much or too little. 

Your Daily Doser is personalised to you – that’s why your name is on the tube. When you sign up (and if you’re eligible), our Prescribing Team will create your bespoke treatment plan. The ingredients within your Daily Doser will depend on your skin, medical history and skin goals. We know that nobody has the same skin as you, which is why the Daily Doser is totally tailormade. 

Your formulation is also likely to change as the months go by. Powerful active ingredients can sometimes cause irritation when your skin isn’t used to them, but here at Skin + Me we’re able to formulate ingredients into bespoke concentrations. This means your skin can get used to a new ingredient before you increase its strength – clever, right? 

What ingredients are inside the Daily Doser?

As we mentioned, your Daily Doser is unique to you, so it will only include things that have been hand-picked for your skin by our Prescribing Team. Here’s a list of the active ingredients that might be included, depending on your skin type and needs:


Tretinoin belongs to a family of medications called retinoids, which are synthetic and naturally-occurring compounds derived from vitamin A. Tretinoin is a whole lot more powerful and effective than other members of the retinoid family – in fact it’s 20 times stronger than retinol – which is why it’s only available on prescription. 

Tretinoin is used to fight acne, make pores less visible, and reduce fine lines. It can also improve skin texture, and reduce the amount of abnormal pigmentation in the skin. It’s often used to treat cases of hyperpigmentation such as melasma and sun spots. Find out more about tretinoin here.


Clindamycin is an antibiotic that’s used to fight Cutibacterium Acnes. By targeting this acne-causing bacteria, clindamycin is able to clear spots and blackheads

Clindamycin also helps to soothe inflammation in the skin, reducing the visible redness and swelling from acne. To reduce the possibility of antibacterial resistance, clindamycin is best combined with other ingredients like azelaic acid. Find out more about clindamycin here.

Azelaic Acid

Azelaic acid is a naturally-occurring acid. It acts as a chemical exfoliator that unblocks pores, as well as targeting and eliminating acne-causing bacteria.

Azelaic acid is an antioxidant, fighting inflammation, reducing redness and treating the spots caused by acne and rosacea

It also slows down the production of melanin, helping to fight pigmentation caused by sun damage, melasma and acne. Its exfoliating properties have also been shown to improve skin texture too. Find out more about azelaic acid here.


A form of Vitamin B, niacinamide improves the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces hyperpigmentation, moisturises the skin and helps to regulate the skin’s oil production – all of which help to battle acne

Niacinamide also works as an antioxidant and helps to repair damage caused by the sun, so it’s great for all skin types. Find out more about niacinamide here.


Metronidazole, found in our rosacea treatments, is an antibiotic that’s considered to be a gold standard treatment for the spots and redness caused by rosacea. In numerous controlled trials, it’s proved to be effective in both treating and preventing the return of the effects of rosacea. Find out more about metronidazole here.


Hydroquinone is a prescription-only ingredient which lightens pigmented skin. Dermatologists may prescribe it in cases of hyperpigmentation, which is when darker patches appear on the skin as a result of inflammation, sun damage or melasma

The ingredient works on a cellular level by inhibiting the production of melanin, the pigment that adds colour to your skin. It is often combined with tretinoin and hydrocortisone as an effective triple-therapy treatment for hyperpigmentation. Find out more about hydroquinone here.


Hydrocortisone is a mild topical steroid that’s sometimes prescribed for a very short period of time to minimise any irritation caused by hydroquinone. It works by reducing inflammation and swelling, so the skin can adapt.

Final thoughts

We worked long and hard to design the Skin + Me Daily Doser and perfect the innovative formulations you’ll find inside every tube. We couldn’t be prouder to be changing the face of skincare, and it’s incredible to see our members making positive personal progress. From all of us at Skin + Me, thank you!

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