The skin-care landscape has expanded so much over recent years that it’s hard to keep track of which actives to use and when. Rather than purchasing a shopping cart full of products you may never use or that your skin can’t tolerate, Glo Skin Beauty has created a way to navigate through skin solutions with a bespoke experience using professional-grade formulas designed to produce real changes in your skin.
Seven Solutions, One Set
“There really is something for every skin concern in this set and having the ability to try out each one and mix and layer before committing to a full size is a nice feature,” says New York dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD. “The droppers also ensure proper dosage because so many people overuse skin care, which can be costly if you’re just flying through bottles of serum, and it can also really irritate your skin when you overuse actives.”
To get started on your own personalized routine, Dr. Engelman advises narrowing down your skin type and target concerns and going from there. “For instance, if you have sensitive skin, you’re not going to want to go full steam ahead and use the GlyPro Retinol Drops ($60) as recommended, but you might slowly work them into your routine by mixing one drop into your moisturizer at night as a booster.”
The Best Combinations for Common Concerns
To start things off in the morning, the daily duo of the C-Shield Anti-Pollution Drops ($96) and HA-Revive Hyaluronic Acid Drops ($84) work well for mostly everyone. “With 15% vitamin C and glutathione, almost everybody can benefit from using the C-Shield Anti-Pollutions drops to protect from free radicals, pollution and the blue light emitted from our smartphones and computer screens. Follow that with the HA-Revive Hyaluronic Drops, which everyone can use, to hydrate. What you add on from there is really going to depend on what you need,” she explains.
To keep acne at bay, especially in this time of “maskne,” Dr. Engelman recommends using the Beta-Clarity BHA Drops ($48). “These have salicylic acid and retinol as well, and are great for people who are acne prone, which half the world is now. The latest data on acne says 50 million Americans and rising with the incidence of all the mask breakouts. So, these can be used as a spot treatment or all over if it is really well tolerated.”
Lines, Wrinkles and Firmness
For skin-texture changes, Dr. Engelman prescribes the Bio-Renew EGF Drops ($125) in the morning, followed by GlyPro Retinol Drops at night. “If you’re worried about sagging and skin texture, you’re going to need a vitamin A derivative, and it’s so rare to that you see 1% retinol and glycolic in the same formula, but it really helps improve uneven skin texture. The EGF cell-repairing serum is clinically proven to improve skin density, and we know the thicker the density of the dermis, the less prone it is to wrinkling and sagging.”
Redness and Irritation
For sensitive skin, Dr. Engelman says the calming Anti-Stress CBD Drops ($125), which contain 1000mg full-spectrum CBD and adaptogens, is the go-to for correcting redness and inflammation. “I would also add in the Bio-Renew EGF Drops at night because that’s going to help thicken the dermis around those dilated vessels.”
For dark spots, the Hydra-Bright Alpha Arbutin Drops ($54) not only brighten skin, they also work to smooth skin texture. “The lactic acid and alpha arbutin help to brighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation, either from previous acne lesions or sunspots,” explains the doctor. “You definitely want to use the C-Shield before that also to work on the tyrosine pathway and enzyme inhibition, which will decrease melanin synthesis. So, we’re protecting against additional darkening, but also correcting because it’s also going to help to lighten existing spots.”
When all of the testing, mixing and layering is done, the best part about “cocktailing” your skin care with Glo Skin Beauty is seeing the real changes that occur after zeroing in on the serums that work best for you. Once you hone in on your daily and nightly routine, the right recipe will inevitably lead to renewed and restored healthy, glowy skin.
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