Expert Skincare Consultations
New client consultations take about 10 - 20 minutes and involve an evaluation of your skin and an intake of your current skincare regimen. I determine your skin type and condition and like to work with what you already have as a home base. I'm always considering all of your consumer options not just what we carry in store. My style is to weave together organics, prescriptions/pharmaceuticals, and professional skincare brands focusing on the ingredients more than the brand.
Skin Cycling PM Routine
Skin cycling is a method of rotating your nighttime skincare routine to get the benefits of exfoliation and retinoids while minimizing the potential irritation by incorporating recovery nights into the rotation.
For example: night one is chemical
exfoliation, night two is retinoid, nights three and four are moisturizing for recovery, and then repeat.
Chirally Correct Ingredients
Formulas with chirally-correct ingredients have been filtered to contain only molecules that positively interact with the skin. The result is less irritation and more concentrated formulas capable of real change.
Should I use Retinols? Yes!
This is my specialty. The real question is how and when to use retinoids as well as what form would work best for you? a retinol? retinal? or retinyl?
Retinoid compounds are a foundational tool in all corrective skincare.
What is my ideal cleansing routine?
oil cleanser, milky cleanser, gel wash, acid wash, enzymes, scrubs
What SPF should I wear?
There are 2 main groups of SPF chemicals... physical & chemical.
Physical sunblocks are mineral based and tend to sit heavier, and can cast a white sheen. Todays formulations are created with mineral pigments so the product reads more of a neutral skintone. Mineral formulations are cooling for inflammed skin and protective from the elements. Many of them can also be worn as make -up!
Chemical sunscreens use light refracting chemicals to reverse UV rays from penetrating the cells. They tend to feel more elegant and lighter. They also will boast a higher SPF rating although higher SPF doesn't neccessarily mean better.
Most commercial spf chemicals are not ocean safe.
What is functional make-up
Organics, Cosmeceuticals, Pharmaceuticals
Whats the difference?
organics are not preserved,
Fixing Pigmentation spots
I get the best results blending a traditional approach of resurfacing with peels and retinols and ingredients with ultra high diketones.
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