EXPERT AGEING FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

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It can be difficult using active ingredients, especially when you have sensitive skin. When choosing a serum, focus on the key benefits your skin needs but also look for products containing soothing ingredients, like Vitamin B3 & B5”

Dr Justine Hextall
Consultant Dermatologist


 

ANTI-WRINKLE

0.3% RETINOL + VITAMIN B3 SERUM

 

FIRMS, FILLS & SMOOTHS

• RETINOL

• VITAMIN B3

• GLYCERIN

Apply to the skin post cleansing, as part of your evening routine

 

RE-PLUMPING

HYALURONIC ACID + VITAMIN B3 SERUM

 

PLUMPS,  SOOTHES & HYDRATES

• HYALURONIC ACID

• VITAMIN B5

• MADECASSOSIDE

Apply post cleansing and before your daily SPF and  moisturiser


 

BRIGHTENING

10% PURE VITAMIN C SERUM

 

BOOST RADIANCE, IMPROVES TONE & TEXTURE

• PURE VITAMIN C

• SALICYLIC ACID

• NEUROSENSINE

Apply post cleansing and before your daily SPF and  moisturiser


Find Your Complete Expert Ageing Routine

Early Signs of Ageing


Fine Lines

Dehydration

Loss of plumpness

MORNING

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyalu B5 Serum

MORNING

UV Protection

Shaka Ultra Light 50+

EVENING

Hyaluronic Acid & Retinol

Hyalu B5 Serum
Redermic R Cream

Brightening & Anti-ageing Routine


Anti-wrinkle

Radiance Boost

Improves Skin Texture

MORNING

Vitamin C

Pure Vitamin C10 Serum

MORNING

UV Protection

Shaka Ultra Light 50+

EVENING

Retinol & Hyaluronic Acid

Retinol B3 Serum
Hyalu B5 Cream

Ultra Sensitive Skin


Reduces signs of photoageing

Smooths and firms skin

MORNING

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyalu B5 Serum

MORNING

UV Protection

Shaka Ultra Light 50+

EVENING

Retinol & Toleriane

Retinol B3 Serum
Toleriane Ultra


A Guide By Dr Justine Hextall, Consultant Dermatologist
On Introducing Active Ingredients In To Your Skincare Routine

 

What is Retinol?

Retinol is an over the counter form of a group of substances referred to more broadly as retinoids.  These are all derived from vitamin A. Retinoids work by  

 binding with the retinoic acid receptors in the skin, this stimulates faster turnover of skin cells .Retinol  also reduces the production of enzymes known as collagenases, which as their name suggests facilitate the breakdown of collagen in the skin. As collagen forms our skin’s scaffolding this should be avoided at all costs.

 

Are retinols worth the hype?

Essentially yes. Retinols are probably the most evidence-based treatment to reduce the visible signs of ageing caused by UV exposure. Retinols reduce wrinkles, increase collagen, treat active acne and reduce scarring and unwanted pigmentation. 

 

Are all retinoids equal?

There are prescription strength retinoids e.g. Tretinoin and Adapalene, but retinols that are available over the counter are less potent.

 

Can retinols perform as well as their stronger prescription counterparts?

Yes they can, it just takes a little longer. One of the advantages of over the counter retinoids is of course they tend to be more tolerable. and are ideal for a more sensitive skin.

 

If I have sensitive skin can I use actives like Vitamin C & Retinol?

Firstly, as long as retinols are introduced slowly – I would recommend a maximum of twice a week for the first week. I would then add an extra 1-2 nights per week until you can tolerate it once daily. . I recommend gently cleansing the skin this will remove potentially skin- damaging pollutants amongst others. I would then directly   apply a retinoid, finally a light moisturiser half an hour after to hydrate and protect the sensitive skin barrier. Again a 10% vitamin C if introduced slowly will be tolerated by sensitive skin.

 

 Should I include vitamin C in my skin care regime?

Absolutely, vitamin C is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants, as such it mitigates against free radical damage caused exposure to pollution and UV amongst others. By protecting the skin it plays an important part in skin regeneration and supports the production of collagen and elastin. The other major benefit of vitamin C is its skin brightening properties, it suppresses the production of melanin, and as such it can help to fade unwanted pigmentation. So if you want smooth, firm, clear skin remember to apply vitamin C.

 

When should I apply vitamin C?

 

Vitamin C should be applied after cleansing in the morning. I would recommend a 10% concentration for sensitive skin. Once this brightening anti-oxidant has absorbed I would apply hyaluronic acid with a light moisturiser if needed, and then a broad spectrum factor 50 sun cream.

 

To summarise as a dermatologist one of the most common mistakes I see is individuals introducing too many active products to the skin, too quickly. We are surrounded with active skin products, unless they are used properly, they can in themselves cause skin issues, a problem I commonly see.

It is important to introduce new products slowly. Always balance active products with skin soothing compensating gentle cleansers and moisturisers that hydrate and protect the skin barrier. If you can maintain this balance, the difference is remarkable, the skin begins to glow.


REMEMBER TO WEAR AN SPF50+ EVERY DAY

(…NOT JUST IN THE SUMMER)


“It’s so important to apply an SPF every morning, after your serum,

especially when using Retinol products, due to increased skin sensitivity” 

Dr Hiva Fassihi

Consultant Dermatologist