Skin Care: Frequently Asked Questions

Can cleansing wipes be used every day?

Facial cleansing wipes can be used daily but are best recommended for travel or convenience. Cleansing products developed for your skin type will provide optimal benefits by delivering the specific ingredients it needs.

How do face & body exfoliators help the skin?

Regular exfoliation helps boost the skin's radiance and unclog/refine the pores by gently removing dead skin cells. As we age, the skin’s natural exfoliation process slows and the use of a product with a granular scrub formula (mechanical exfoliation) or a treatment that contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) (chemical exfoliation) can help reveal fresh skin cells.

If I use an anti-wrinkle cream for mature skin types when I am young, will it prevent me from getting wrinkles later on?

No, we should always use products formulated to treat our skins needs at that particular time. This may even mean changing the products in our skin care routine to suit climatic conditions such as changing to slightly richer ones in colder months if needed. Using products that are formulated for mature skin types when you are young can be too rich and over-nourish or cause congestion in your skin, and therefore should be avoided.

Should I use an SPF every day?

In our Australian climate it is recommended to use sunscreen every day, even in winter as we are exposed to both UVA & UVB rays all year round, and these are known to accelerate the ageing process. Shop our Sun Protection range for moisturisers with the added benefit of SPF or learn more about the importance of sunscreen here.

Should I moisturise my body every day?

Yes, your body needs great skin care too! Applying body moisturiser is a good habit to get into and your skin will absorb the moisturiser most effectively following a bath or shower when it is still slightly damp.

What does a toner do?

Toners are used to complete the cleansing regime by restoring the skin’s natural ph balance, removing last traces of cleanser or makeup and allowing the skin to absorb the full benefits of the moisturiser or treatment that follows.

What is the difference between a Day and a Night Cream?

Day Creams & moisturisers are formulated to protect our skin from daily aggressors such as UV rays and pollution whilst hydrating and addressing specific skin type needs. Day moisturisers are generally lighter-weight and are often designed to be applied underneath make up. Night Creams are formulated to replenish and assist with cell renewal, most of which occurs naturally whilst we sleep and do not contain sun filters. Moisturisers formulated for night tend to have richer formulas that will not sit well under makeup or include sun sensitive ingredients.

How do I know my skin type?

Skin typically falls into one of four types – normal, oily, dry or combination. Within these categories, skin can also be sensitive or acne prone. Normal skin is generally neither oily nor dry, where combination skin is may differ in type depending on the area of your face.

Your skin type often changes as you age, and is also dependant on a number of factors, including diet, medications and hormones. To identify which type of skin you have, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and do not apply any products. After several hours, examine your skin to see whether it has become tight and dry, shiny with oily, or a combination. If there has been no change and skin remains soft and even it is considered ‘normal’.

What is a serum and why should I use one?

Serums are skin care products designed to deliver active ingredients to the skin in highly concentrated, lightweight formulas. Serums can be used at any age, with the most suitable for your skin type dependant on the key ingredient. For anti-aging serums look for formulas with Pro Retinol (such as Revitalift Classic Concentrated Serum) or Hyaluronic Acid (such as Revitalift 1.5% HA Serum). Serum often have small molecules so they can be quickly and effectively absorbed by the skin so are best applied immediately after cleansing. Apply your serum before your day or night cream to treat before you hydrate. Discover our ultimate guide to face serums here.

How do I use eye cream, and should I use a specific one?

The skin around our eyes is up to 6x thinner and more delicate than on the rest of our face and contains less natural oil so is therefore more prone to showing the first visible signs of ageing. Specifically formulated eye creams are developed to address these needs and also help reduce dark circles and puffiness.

How do I choose a skincare routine?

A skin care routine should be tailored to your needs. Identifying your skin type and condition is the first step in building the right skin care routine for you from our range of face care products. Analyse your skin like an expert with Skin Genius. Based on over 30 years of data and expert diagnostics, Skin Genius is a high-tech program that provides on the spot skin care analysis to create a personalised routine designed specifically for your skin.