Ask A Dermatologist: WHY Your Skin Type Matters
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Your Full Routine: Skin + Me Cleansers and Moisturisers
Say hello to our new Purify + Prep Cleansers and Soothe + Smooth Moisturisers
It’s finally here! Your complete routine, delivered to your door. Due to popular demand, we present your Skin + Me brand new Purify + Prep Cleansers and Soothe + Smooth Moisturisers.
Dr Jason Thomson, Skin + Me Dermatologist and Head of Medical explains why the experts back these formulations, “We wanted to develop a cleanser and moisturiser set for all skin types, to support the skin barrier and work perfectly with our personalised treatment cream.”
Your accompanying Cleanser and Moisturiser get to work gently and effectively to support your Daily Doser treatment to deliver at its optimal level. This is simplified, three-step skincare. Cleanse, treat, hydrate. Feel-good proof that happy, healthy skin doesn’t have to be complicated, or cost the earth.
The best Cleanser and Moisturiser
Doctors, Dermatologists, Medical experts, Beauty Editors and crucially, the unique needs of Skin + Me subscribers all informed the concept, design and formulation of our new products.
Earlier this year we asked our Facebook Community, The Collective, what you look for in a Cleanser and Moisturiser. From soothing, non-comedogenic, buildable formulas to cruelty-free products in tubes – it’s safe to say that we took all the features you love into account.
The right Cleanser and Moisturiser for your skin type
Ready to kick-start your new, three-step routine? Simply choose from two Purify + Prep Cleansers and two Soothe + Smooth Moisturiser formulas that best suit your skin type. If you need a bit of guidance here, you can work out your skin type with our handy skin type guide.
Dr Jason Thomson recommends:
+ Oily skin: Purify + Prep Clarifying Cleanser followed by Soothe + Smooth Light Moisturiser.
+ Dry to balanced skin: Purify + Prep Hydrating Cleanser followed by Soothe + Smooth Rich Moisturiser.
+ Combination skin: Purify + Prep Hydrating Cleanser followed by Soothe + Smooth Light Moisturiser.
What makes your Cleanser and Moisturiser special?
Packed with skin-loving glycerin, ceramides and more, these products nurture and protect your skin barrier while supporting the personalised blend of active ingredients in your Daily Doser to do its work. They’re vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free. Our moisturisers are also buildable for a smooth finish that layers well under makeup.
Each product is packaged to reflect our sustainability promise, in recyclable aluminium tubes allowing every last drop can be squeezed out, before the next package arrives in our sunny yellow, FSC registered cardboard box.
Purify + Prep Cleansers
Our Hydrating and Clarifying Cleansers nourish and protect the skin barrier, while minimising the chance of side effects. Removing oil, dirt, makeup and SPF, they come in two formulations for dry-to-combination and oily skin types.
Purify + Prep Clarifying Cleanser
First up, this gentle cleanser begins as a cream before transforming to soft foam, perfect for oily skin. It contains gentle, foaming surfactants such as Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate which is derived from coconut oil. Make this your go-to cleanser and feel like you’re always on holiday, wherever you are.
Purify + Prep Hydrating Cleanser
This non-foaming Hydrating Cleanser removes excess oil, makeup and dirt. It contains superstar emollients such as glycerin to help retain the skin’s natural moisture levels.
Spotlight on Purify + Prep Cleanser ingredients
Now we know what Cleanser works best for your skin type, we take a look at some of the key clinically-proven ingredients the formulations include to deliver glowing results.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
This ingredient might not roll off the tip of your tongue but trust us, it’s a winner. This cleansing agent is so gentle on the skin that it hardly impacts the skin barrier at all. SCI also gives a rich, creamy foam, it’s based on coconut fatty acids and is readily biodegradable.
A plant-based, non-greasy emollient derived from coconut oil and sugar beets. This eco-friendly and ultra-light liquid absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving no greasy or sticky residue.
A plant-origin cleansing agent that’s also biodegradable and mild to the skin.
Dermatologists have a lot of love for Glycerin. Why? It’s a topical moisturiser that’s also a naturally occurring compound in the skin. This is why it’s sometimes described as ‘skin identical’ which is true also of ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Not only does glycerin work as a simple, effective moisturiser, it delivers much more.
Glycerin keeps the skin lipids between our skin cells in a healthy state, protects against irritation and helps to restore the skin barrier. Think kindness and restraint when it comes to barrier protection – simple moisturisers like glycerin can soothe, support and protect.
Soothe + Smooth Moisturisers
In Light and Rich formulations, Soothe + Smooth Moisturisers are clinically proven to deliver intense hydration — ideal for skin being treated with powerful active ingredients. Use them for combination-to-oily and dry skin types.
Soothe + Smooth Light Moisturiser
This lightweight, hydrating gel-cream formulation will boost skin moisture and barrier function without clogging pores.
Soothe + Smooth Rich Moisturiser
Skin feeling parched? With hyaluronic acid, ceramides and allantoin for normal to dry skin, our Rich Moisturiser will quench that thirst.
Spotlight on Moisturiser ingredients
Ready to hydrate? Let’s take a look at some of the key ingredients our Soothe + Smooth Moisturisers contain that can help you do just that.
This is the salt form of hyaluronic acid. It’s a humectant and natural moisturising factor that can hold on to 1000x its own weight in water so it’s great for hydrating and plumping the skin, particularly when you’re using retinoids (such as tretinoin) that can be drying.
Ceramides are a class of fatty acids called lipids. They’re naturally found in skin cells and make up about 50% of the outer layer of skin (known as the epidermis) where they play an important role in maintaining a healthy skin barrier and keeping the skin hydrated.
Ceramides help create a barrier to lock moisture into your skin, which helps prevent dryness and irritation and protects the skin from environmental damage. Locking in moisture with ceramides may also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This rising-star moisturising ingredient soothes and protects the skin. It can help your skin better tolerate powerful but potentially irritating active ingredients such as retinoids.
See this ingredient also mentioned above. A science-led skincare essential.
Featured in our Soothe + Smooth Rich Moisturiser formulation. This naturally-derived ingredient comes from the seeds of African Shea or Karite Trees and is used for its moisturising and emollient properties. It regenerates and soothes the skin, protects it from external factors (such as UV light or wind) and is also rich in antioxidants.
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Medical facts checked by Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Jason Thomson
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