This is part four in our four-part series on starting yourself on a skincare regimen.
PERSONALISE YOUR REGIMEN
You can select the shade of your clutch and have your initials monogrammed on your iPhone case, so why not your skincare regimen? These brands have come up with clever ways to make your new routine feel like it’s just for you.
Cosmetic chemist Ee Ting Ng suffered from problem skin for years, but it wasn’t until trying multiple products that she decided to create her own customisable skincare line, Hop & Cotton. “My journey helped me to understand that everyone’s skin is different, as are their lifestyles and preferences,” she says. “Custom formulating saves you from having to go through a trial-and-error process to find a routine, which can be challenging if you have difficult skin.” Each Hop & Cotton Complete Regime ($283; hopandcotton.com) is comprised of a cleanser, exfoliant and a moisturiser with a treatment, a streamlined routine that Ting says is perfect for women who feel they never have enough time. Using a unique online test where you enter your skin type, conditions and concerns, Ting constructs the formulas. “I take everything into account, including the type of ingredients. It gives us the ability to create what a client wants and needs from their skincare,” she says. Give your skin the VIP treatment and be your own mix-master with these customisable buys:
TREAT YOUR ISSUE
Dior’s new serums are designed to work on your individual skin concerns, from lines to oil control. Feeling flushed? Try the Capture Youth Redness Soother Age-Delay Anti-Redness Soothing Serum
($162; 02-9295 9022).
We love The Buff’s range of customisable oils, and now the new Jojoba Blemish Elixir (approx $55; itsthebuff.com) banishes spots, too. For a cute touch, you can also have your initials stamped on the bottle.
BLEND YOUR OWN
Concoct your perfect serum with Skin Inc’s My Daily Dose Custom-Blended Serum Cocktail ($64; at sephora.com.au).