Avoid the mix-and-match of building your own regimen
Starting a skincare regimen is hard. Trying to pick the right cleanser alone is enough to flare up that stress-prone acne, or darken those baggy eyes with sleepless nights of worry. How are you expected to pick the right cleanser and a moisturizer? And then an eye cream? Forget it. We know you have better things to do with your time, so we’ve picked and perfected all the products for you. All you have to do is pick up the habit.
But why is building your own routine so difficult? Won’t any cleansers, moisturizers, and eye creams work? Maybe...but for the best results you should consider how each product will work with your skin. You should also understand how each product relates to or interacts with each other. With a lot to consider, even picking a simple cleanser can be very tricky.
In matching products and building a regimen, you have to look at all the ingredients and consider each products’ pH, the polarities of the surfactants, the HLBs of the emollients, and the concentration of moisturization factors, just to name a few. We don’t mean to intimidate you, or say you’re not smart enough to deal with skincare, just to show that it’s hard to choose products that really work for you. Even chemists have a hard time of it!
There's a lot to consider in choosing one skincare product, let alone curating a full regimen. With the sheer number of options out there, simple math says your à la carte regimen won’t be optimal. Creating a regimen from the same brands is often no easier, given most brands offer at least three options per product type. Even if you create a regimen from the same brand, how do you know you’re picking the cleanser and moisturizer that work for you, let alone together? We say skip a step and opt into a single, personalized regimen. The less you have to stress about, the better. Afterall, the ease of not having to worry about research or reordering can do wonders for your skin.
Regardless, why grab generic goods when you’re anything but?