As much as we love skincare, we are the first to admit that it can sometimes be tricky to keep up with the latest must-try ingredients and determine the facts from fiction. There seems to be a new trending treatment almost weekly, so it’s no wonder people turn to Google to find the truth. Why not use these tips below and tailor your Nutrimetics skincare recommendations based on the internet’s most searched questions. Because chances are, if everyone’s searching for it, then you need to try it on your complexion, stat.
Q: What’s the best skincare?
A: It really is down to your preference depending on your particular skin type and your budget. For results you can’t deny, however, we say choose products with dermatologist approved ingredients like Retinol, Vitamin C and Niacinamide.
Recommend: Ultra Care+ Treatments
Q: What’s the best skincare product?
A: Again it’s subjective and no single product will be absolutely right for everyone. However, if we had to choose just one, we say SPF protection daily is non-negotiable to fight sun damage and premature ageing.
Recommend: Smart Shield SPF 50
Q: How do you build a skincare routine?
A: Your daily regime should take into consideration your key skin concerns, plus how much time you’d like to spend adding in oils, masks, mists, serums and boosters. The basic steps should include cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen. Using one range together means products are formulated to be layered, for best results. We always recommend enhancing any Nutrimetics skincare routine with an ingestible beauty supplement. Collagen Boost Powder will improve the look of hair, skin and nails for an inner outer approach to your skincare routine.
Recommend: Restore PRO range plus Collagen Powder.
Q: What order do I apply skincare?
A: It can vary but as a general rule of thumb if you ever get confused, the first product you should apply is the one with the thinnest texture. Then continue layering your products until you get to the thickest, which will be applied as the last step.
We recommend this order in the mornings.
- Booster (optional)
- Eye cream
- Weekly (masque, exfoliating treatment)
Recommend: Platinum range
Q: What are AHAs in skincare?
A: ‘Alpha Hydroxy Acids’ are chemical exfoliators. They can be both natural and synthetic ingredients that target the uppermost layers to reveal fresher, refined, smoother looking skin. Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) – like Salicylic Acid also work on skin’s surface and deep inside the pores. They are oil-soluble and ideal for normal to oily skin that’s prone to bumps, clogs, blemishes, and enlarged pores. You can find them both in our advanced chemical exfoliator, AHA Activating Treatment.
Q: How can I get rid of acne?
A: The most important rule is cleansing and treating your skin twice a day to keep breakouts away. Keep a good daily routine (both AM and PM) and after you work out. Plus, keep your hands off your face to prevent the spread of bacteria. We recommend a spot correcting treatment with Salicylic Acid. This ingredient renowned for reducing acne appearance by exfoliating the skin and keeping pores clear. Try to go easy on processed foods and sugar – and always choose light, mineral makeup.
Recommend: Clear Spot Correcting Gel
Q: What does Vitamin C do for your skin?
A: Vitamin C is a potent Antioxidant that can neutralise free radical damage. It targets dark spots, acne scars, dull skin, uneven texture and more. Vitamin C can help with the look of blemishes, hyperpigmentation, plus it can give your complexion amazing glow. Consistency is key so remember to apply every day.
Recommend: Ultra Care Vitamin C Booster
Q: What does Hyaluronic Acid do?
A: Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in our bodies. As we age, we lose both collagen and Hyaluronic Acid naturally, so the skin becomes dehydrated more easily. That’s why it can be such a beneficial ingredient. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that helps to hydrate the outer layers of skin. Because of its ability to draw and hold water, it continually keeps skin moisturised throughout the day.
Recommend: Ultra Care+ Moisturising System
Q: What does toner do for your skin?
A: Toner removes any last traces of dirt, grime and impurities from pores after you wash your face. Toner can also restore your skin’s pH level. Toners are great for all skin types and can contain a variety of soothing, brightening, and age targeting ingredients. It’s best to use a toner immediately after cleansing as molecules penetrate the skin better when wet.
Recommend: Restore PRO Toning Mist
Q: What is combination skin?
A: If you notice two or more different textures on your face, it’s likely that you have combination skin. Your skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, like the T-Zone. Avoid any products that contain any harsh, skin-aggravating ingredients. Choose oil-free, lightweight products with good hydration benefits.
Recommend: Nutrimetics range