Customized Skincare Made For Your Skin’s Unique Needs

When it comes to skincare, personalization generally means mixing and matching products that are formulated for specific skin types and conditions. This “off-the-shelf” shopping approach can definitely be effective if you’re in tune with your skin, but a “couture” bespoke beauty approach is most certainly a better way to go. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to get customized lotions and potions that are formulated based on your skincare needs.

SkinCeuticals Custom D.O.S.E.
Available at select doctors’ offices (find one here), this advanced skincare technology uses the results of a three- to five-minute skin analysis along with your skincare professional’s expertise to create a customized serum formula that is mixed and bottled right before your very eyes. With 14 available active ingredients that are selected to address your visible signs of aging, part of the process is a re-evaluation every three months so your formula can be tweaked accordingly.

Skin Inc.
With Skin Inc., you’re just a few clicks away from a customized serum, and all you have to do is input your age, gender, genetic factors, level of sun exposure, top three skin concerns, info about your pores and degree of wrinkles, acne tendency, lifestyle and environment and voila…Using a database of more than one million skin profiles, Skin Inc. then recommends the ideal formula to get your skin back on track—and keep it looking its best.

Proven Skincare
This relatively new bespoke beauty brand also utilizes a simple online quiz to gather information about your skin’s level of wrinkling, discoloration, loss of firmness, sagging as well as your ethnicity, hormone levels, diet, light exposure and current skincare regimen (including prescriptions). From there, the algorithm taps into the Human Genome Project and more than 20,000 ingredients to formulate a personalized cleanser, SPF and night cream—and all of the products are all 100% clean and non-toxic.

Kiehl’s Apothecary Formulations
Once only available at the Kiehl’s flagship in New York City’s East Village, this custom skincare service is now available at stores nationwide. Simply sit down for a one-on-one consultation with a Kiehl’s skincare expert who will assess and rank your unique skin concerns (ranging from redness and wrinkles to rough texture, large pores and discoloration). Depending on your results, two Targeted Complexes are blended into a base of Skin Strengthening Concentrate to create a sample on the spot, just to make sure you’re happy with it before heading home. From there, you’ll get your full-size Skin Strengthening Concentrate and Targeted Complexes (with a personalized label and box) so you can mix them all together prior to your first use.

Clinique iD
Customized skincare can cost a pretty penny, but the latest from Clinique makes it easy and affordable to create the perfect corrective moisturizer. First choose the Active Cartridge Concentrate for your primary concern (pores and uneven texture, fatigue, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles or irritation), then select a hydrating formula (Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, Oil-Control Gel or Hydrating Jelly), and snap them together so they can get to work.