Dull one day, dehydrated the next. Or radiant on Monday, and breaking out by your next period. Intuitively, you know that your skin is in a constant state of flux and is daily trying to find its equilibrium. External assaults such as pollution, UV- and blue light exposure, even mask-wearing as well as internal influences such as fluctuating hormones, stress, diet and poor sleep are just some of the elements that push our complexions from clear one day to irritated the next.
“We know environmental factors such as the amount of ultraviolet exposure causes the appearance of signs of ageing—for example, fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation—and asking the user where they live determines how much UV exposure they are getting. Similarly, a dry environment or skin that’s exposed to air conditioning causes dryness, roughness and scaling,” says Dr Shekhar Mitra, board advisor to Skin Inc Global and authority on international consumer research and development. “Stress contributes to skin ageing as it affects internal inflammation throughout the body, including the skin, hence contributing to wrinkling,” says Mitra.
Because everyone deserves healthy, issue-free skin, Skin Inc’s decade-long quest to empower clients has resulted in custom-blended skincare solutions that can be synced to their exact needs and ever-changing concerns. Instead of the standard three-step routine or worse, a ‘skincare graveyard’ of expensive half-used bottles and a vanity full of broken skin dreams, Skin Inc offers serums for breakouts that also hydrate and soothe the skin; blends that brighten while offering regenerating, antioxidants, and reviving skincare that also refines pores at the same time. The combinations are endless.
Customise, don’t compromise with My Daily Dose
Given that no two skins are alike, Skin Inc breaks the mould of binary ‘oily’, ‘dry’ and ‘normal’ or ‘sensitive’ skin types to offer clients a solution with its custom-blended serums. Known as ‘My Daily Dose’, the range features 10 individual ingredient-serums from vitamin A serum to hyaluronic acid, to vitamin B3+, antioxidant French Pine Bark, and energising Coenzyme Q10. They can be used alone or mixed, matched, and blended at home, offering a total of 120 custom-formulated combinations to deliver a host of benefits including youthful, revitalised skin.
Each serum offers active ingredients encased in caviar-inspired capsules, a proprietary encapsulation technology from Japan to maintain freshness and integrity. These coloured orbs melt upon contact with the skin, drenching it in high-performance ingredients.
“There’s a custom serum for every you—no matter if it’s the you of today, the you from 10 years from now or whether it’s the you when you’re getting married or the you who’s pregnant,” says Skin Inc’s founder, Sabrina Tan.
Selecting the right serum cocktail for your skin couldn’t be easier, thanks to its Skin Identity Check, the first diagnostic tool of its time to help you create a serum based on your complexion’s of-the-moment needs. Making the quiz as fun and fuss-free as their own skincare, Skin Inc’s online algorithm helps clients to see an accurate snapshot of their unique skin’s identity, empowering them with the knowledge and serums to help treat their skin.
Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++
If skincare is the new make-up, the litmus test of great skin is confidently facing the world, empowered, as you are. Supercharge your skincare’s performance with this 10-minute flash facial—delivered via a rechargeable, handheld device that offers 5 benefits, to help your skin repair, glow, soothe, optimise and V-sculpt your face. Combining the power of NASA-inspired coloured LED chromotherapy and low-frequency sonic stimulation, the award-winning Tri-Light++ helps tackle multiple skin concerns for brighter, more youthful skin. LED Chromotherapy has been shown to penetrate deep into the skin to activate the light receptors in the skin’s cells, addressing specific skin concerns while sonic technology or low-frequency stimulation helps gently regenerate skin cells.
This boosts their metabolism, blood and lymphatic circulation, while enhancing the penetration of the active ingredients found in your skincare products. Red light helps to repair and renew damaged skin cells, increasing collagen and elastin production. Yellow light helps skin revive a dull and lacklustre complexion, helping skin rediscover its glow. Soothing blue light is best for alleviating acne, oily or congested skin. It is also a win for calming sensitised or irritated skin. Orange light, which combines the best of red and yellow light properties, rejuvenate ageing and pigmented skin types. Purple light, featuring blue and red lights respectively, are great for soothing sensitive and ageing skin, or adult acne. One device offers the equivalent of 3,000 facials, and best of all, you can enjoy this spa-grade treatment in the comfort of your own home.
Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses for Bright Eyes
Say hello to bright eyes with these futuristic glasses that offer 2,500 eye treatments in one wearable device Genetics, irregular sleep patterns and hours spent on the computer are some of the causes behind dark circles and fatigued eyes. With Skin Inc, you can create your own customised eye treatment with the help of three unique LED lights to revive the look of supple, radiant skin. The device also helps to reduce puffiness and signs of fatigue, and in just 10 minutes helps cheat hours of sleep. Like the Tri-Light device, the glasses uses NASA-inspired LED red chromotherapy to help restore the appearance of radiance and suppleness. Glow on with the yellow light function, which aids in brightening and reducing the appearance of dark under eye circles. Reduce puffiness and signs of eye fatigue caused by blue light emitted from devices and screens with the Tri-Light’s orange light function. Best of all, the device can be worn on the scalp and around the neck to treat these areas, making it a real on-the-go multi-tasker as you reply to emails or unwind with a book.
Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++ USB Rose Gold Chrome, $408; Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses for Bright Eyes, $298; available at Skin Inc
Director: Martin Yeoh
Director of Photography: Alvin Choon
Hair and make-up: Marc Teng
Producer: Clyde Cheng
Digital creative producer: Vanessa Caitlin
Shot on location at Andaz Singapore.