When it comes to skincare, it’s never once size fits all. Each person’s skin type is different. And what works for your favourite K-pop star and BFF will not always work for you. Like you, your skin also evolves with time. Lifestyle, diet and weather play big roles in determining your skin condition, making it increasingly necessary to find products that work for your unique concerns. Whether you have oily but dehydrated skin or dry skin that’s prone to acne, here are some brands that are looking to address your skincare concerns.
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The Singapore-based skincare brand uses facial recognition technology and an in-depth consultation form that includes questions about your skin type and lifestyle as well as where you live so they can gauge your daily exposure to UV rays and pollution. All of this is online, so you can customise your serum from the comfort of your couch. Once you’ve filled up the form, it uses a proprietary algorithm to pick from 25 botanical concentrates to customise a serum that’s especially suited to your skin. Each ingredient is consciously sourced, eco-friendly and cruelty-free, and the products don’t contain PEG, parabens, phenoxyethanol, silicones or animal-derived ingredients.
First, they taught us the importance of cleansing, toning and moisturising. Now, they’re letting us customise moisturisers with actives that tackle a variety of concerns. All you have to do is first pick a moisturiser from their Dramatically Different range that suits your skin type, and then add to it the Active Cartridge Concentrate. Each Active Cartridge Concentrate is colour-coded and fits snugly into the bottle of moisturiser. The pump is designed to simultaneously dispense 90 per cent moistursier and a 10 per cent dose of targeted ingredients. Pick from calming probiotics, plumping whey or refining AHAs to customise a moisturiser that truly suits your needs.
Yours Fully Yours Complete Regimen
The new kid on the block in Singapore’s exciting skincare industry is Yours, which provides a fully customisable approach to ensure that your skin gets exactly what it needs and nothing more. To begin, fill out a simple questionnaire on its website, detailing your skin type and your main concerns, and submit a selfie taken under well-lit conditions. Armed with this information, Yours generates a personalised skincare profile, detailing skincare ingredients that will work well for your skin. Then, all you have to do is order a Fully Yours Complete Regime to receive a day cream, night cream and serum made in Switzerland that specially targets all your skin issues with zero trial and error.
Kiehl’s Apothecary Preparations
Available at Nex, Takashimaya S.C and Tangs at Tang Plaza, a Kiehl’s Customer Representative will take you through a detailed consultation to determine not only your skin type, but also your skin condition and concerns. The rep will start the session by asking you what your skin concerns are and using strips to find out how oily you are on your cheeks and forehead (because it can differ). They will then customise products and routine to suit you.
Skin Inc My Daily Dose Custom Blended Serum Cocktail
After filling up a questionnaire that includes questions about how many hours of sleep you get, the number of hours spent in front of a computer as well as diet, alcohol intake and stress levels, you’re given a unique barcode as well as three serums to be concocted into what will be your Daily Dose Serum. Thes serums are specially chosen to target your main skin concerns for healthier skin.
Text: Smita DeSouza, additional input Joyce Cheo