"What Number should I use?" is one of the most frequently asked questions I get. Here's a quick primer to help determine which products are right for you. Apologies in advance for the lack of clever witty writing - I've always been more of a math/science girl than an English/grammar chick - hence the nurse practitioner/Numbers gig. So let's get down to it!
Teenage boy or girl with acne or "problem skin" - Use No. 1 Glycolic facial cleanser once or twice daily and follow with moisturizer such as No. 17 collagen moisturizer.
Numbers for men - Keep No. 1 glycolic facial wash in the shower. Use it once or twice daily and follow with No. 17 collagen moisturizer or No. 18 HA moisturizer.
Super sensitive skin or haven't used much in the way of skincare products - Start with No. 1 cleanser then No. 17 collagen moisturizer OR go for the Gentle Starter Kit.
Oily skin - Use No. 3 gel cleanser then No. 8 glycolic lotion &/or No. 11 vitamin C serum followed by No. 17 collagen moisturizer or No. 18 HA moisturizer in the morning. Cleanse at night with No. 3 gel cleanser then apply No. 13 Retinol.
I've used every product in the book - Give the Whole Shebang Kit a go. We have many clients who report these products have made a difference in their skin when others haven't. "People are stopping me to complement my skin and ask what I am doing!"
What is the difference between No. 17 collagen moisturizer and No. 18 HA moisturizer? No. 17 collagen moisturizer was formulated to use with the glycolic facial creams. Using No. 17 in combination with glycolic cream results in a synergistic effect, ie 1+1=3! No. 17 is well tolerated and clients love it when they have had trouble with other moisturizers. No. 18 HA moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid which is like a big drink of water for your skin. Hyaluronic acid is supposed to hold 1,000 times it's weight in water so it's a fantastic moisturizer for sure. No. 18 is formulated with organic aloe vera, linseed oil, calendula oil & rice bran oil to soothe and soften the skin. No. 18 is a little heavier than No. 17 but still light and creamy. I love them both so I alternate between the two. No. 17 is my go-to & just feels good on my skin. I use No. 18 when I am feeling more dry and need a little extra moisture. I also think my make-up goes on better with No. 18. The hyaluronic acid seems to plump up my skin a little so my face looks fresher.
There are exceptions to every rule, so please let me know if you have questions or want a skincare program tailored specifically to you. I'm happy to do it!
Cheers to fresh faces!