If we weighted my Quatrinity tenets with maximum scores of 25 each to achieve 100 points of excellent skincare, I will score myself 15 for Genes, 5 for Diet, 5 for Exercise and 15 for Products as I don’t believe my current skincare product routine is appropriate and I don’t think I am currently using the best products for what I want to achieve for my skin.
So 40 out of 100 will be my score. If I up my skin product game, I could raise this to 50, which I believe will get me some way to my goal; I want balanced, even, well moisturised, glowing, ageless skin and I am seeking my Holy Grail products.
CLEANSER – On Trial
This is usually a balm to remove my make-up, the day’s grime and to treat my skin by making it softer. I also use a face cloth for gentle physical exfoliation whilst removing the cleansing balm.
EXFOLIATION – On Trial
This is usually a chemical exfoliator I use to remove dead skin and encourage skin turnover to reveal smother, brighter softened skin.
BRIGHTENING – Zelens Z Luminous Brightening Serum
Once the exfoliator dries down, I move unto this step. This is to help heal my acne, increase radiance by removing my hyper-pigmentation and to protect my skin from free radicals.
ANTI-AGEING SERUM – On Trial
To diminish the first signs of ageing and softening any wrinkles and to tighten my skin.
HYDRATING SERUM – Clarins Hydraquench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase
I wait for the anti-ageing serum to be fully absorbed and then move unto this step. This is to add moisture to my skin and retain it. This contains, hyaluronic acid which is stated to act like a sponge holding vast amounts of water in the skin, as well as improving the skin’s hydration and texture of the skin.
NIGHT TIME FACE OIL – On Trial
This is usually a retinoid oil to aid skin renewal and is anti-ageing as well as acting as a sealant to seal in all the products used in the earlier steps and to aid their efficacy.
I will be updating as I trial new products as part of my updated night time regimen