From serums that you can mix and match, to personalised skincare regimes that can be concocted with precision, enter the new age of tailor-made skincare solutions.
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1 CAPTURE YOUTH, $152 EACH, DIOR
Inspired by the field of predictive medicine, which involves studying the gene sequence to determine the illnesses an individual is more prone to, Dior seeks to stave off signs of ageing based on the current characteristics of your skin. All you have to do is identify your most pressing skin concerns and select the serums targeted at correcting them. With a total of five serums available, including Lift Sculptor to target loss of elasticity and Plump Filler to fight dehydration, they can be layered and combined for instantly visible results and long-term benefits.
2 CUSTOM-BLENDED HARMONIOUS COLLECTION, FROM $98, MTM
A dedicated purveyor of personalised skincare for almost 30 years, the MTM philosophy is that every individual has unique skin characteristics and conditions that can change with climate, lifestyle and stages of life. A visit to the store begins with a skin consultation and analysis to determine the range and ingredients most suited to your skin. The brand’s latest Harmonious range goes one step further to offer quality formulas made with premium ECOFIT-certified organic ingredients to minimise skin allergies for stronger, healthier skin.
3 APOTHECARY PREPARATIONS, $155, KIEHL’S
The Apothecary Preparations by Kiehl’s, as its name suggests, is inspired by the brand’s apothecary origins and its expertise in remedies and medicine. Devised to combat your two most pressing skincare issues, each Apothecary Preparations comprises a Skin Strengthening Concentrate (made of squalane and Skin Lipid Complex to rebuild the moisture barrier for added resilience) and two Targeted Complexes. After a thorough consultation, the suitable Targeted Complexes (there are five to choose from) are selected and freshly mixed to take you one step closer to clearer, healthier skin.
4 MY DAILY DOSE, $169, SKIN INC
Skin Inc’s My Daily Dose has been the brand’s signature since its inception to treat multiple skin concerns in one simple step. All customers have to do is fill out a short questionnaire about their lifestyle and the appearance of their skin, and a personalised concoction will be created to target a maximum of three skin woes. With 10 different serums to choose from, there are thousands of possible combinations that will give your skin exactly what it needs.
5 MA CRÈME, $280 EACH, IOMA
This is one of the most personalised skincare offerings available in the market. IOMA relies on highly specific technology to detect your skin condition right down to the tiniest detail: Sebum levels, moisture retention, desquamation and elasticity. Then, a precise recipe of the various serums is generated and mixed together to produce a truly unique cream suited for each individual. Even more impressive is the fact that it has over 40,000 possible formulations, as Ma Crème not only stipulates which of the eight available serums are to be mixed, but also the exact dosage of each.
6 REMEDIES, $66 EACH, BOBBI BROWN
As a brand that believes in enhancing each individual’s natural beauty, Bobbi Brown’s motto has always been about giving women options, be it in makeup application techniques or skincare. This explains why the Remedies collection was introduced: To allow its customers to mix and match their serums according to their changing skin needs, whether it is brightening, moisturising or smoothening. These serums have also been specially formulated so that they can be added into your foundation for an added skincare boost and a flawless finish.
7 MC1 CREAM, DR BARBARA STURM MOLECULAR COSMETICS
A former orthopaedics doctor, Dr. Sturm was part of the team that pioneered the use of patients’ blood to harness specific proteins that help accelerate the healing process. Applying this concept to her skincare range, Dr. Sturm’s highly personalised MC1 Cream kick-starts your skin’s innate selfrepair mechanism. In her Düsseldorf clinic, she draws a small vial of blood from patients in order to extract regenerating proteins and add them into the antioxidant-rich cream. Not headed to Düsseldorf just yet? Treat your skin to Dr. Sturm’s range of nutrient-rich serums and salves—such as Calming Serum, which reduces redness, and Hyaluronic Serum, which replenishes moisture—to restore optimal health to your complexion.