The skin clinic founder

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Lor­raine Scrivener, Eden Skin Clinic (eden­skin­ Scrivener of­fers non-sur­gi­cal skin treat­ments us­ing non-in­va­sive aes­thetic tech­nol­ogy along with ex­pert ad­vice.

Morn­ing rit­ual: Make it count!

‘I like to keep my skin­care rou­tine short, but ef­fec­tive. I cleanse with my Agera Ul­tra Calm­ing Cleanser (£32 for 250ml) and rinse off in the shower to save time. I then ap­ply Agera Nano Eye Lift (£36.50 for 10ml) fol­lowed by Agera Mag C Serum (£54.50 for 30ml), topped off with the most im­por­tant prod­uct that I wear ev­ery day – my Agera Daily Mois­tur­iz­ing Pro­tec­tor SPF 25 (£36 for 60ml; all eden­skin­ ◗ Evening rit­ual: Dou­ble cleanse ‘I al­ways dou­ble cleanse in the evening with Agera Ul­tra Mild

Cleanser (£28.50 for 180ml) to make sure all my make-up is re­moved. This is re­ally im­por­tant as the skin needs oxy­gen to re­pair it­self. Make-up, if left on, de­prives it of nu­tri­ents and slows the nat­u­ral ex­fo­li­at­ing process, which can leave the skin look­ing dull, de­hy­drated and could lead to break­outs! Next, I use my serum, a retinol one – a high dose of vi­ta­min A, which helps to plump the skin and in­crease col­la­gen pro­duc­tion.’ ◗ Beauty cab­i­net se­cret: Be a min­i­mal­ist ‘Be­lieve it or not, my bath­room cab­i­net only has a small se­lec­tion of prod­ucts! I try one prod­uct at a time, as too many can be coun­ter­ac­tive for the skin! Skin­care prod­ucts can be like candy:

‘Mi­cro-needling has done won­ders for my skin! It cre­ates tiny mi­cro-chan­nels to en­cour­age the skin’s nat­u­ral abil­ity to heal it­self and min­imise pores.’

hav­ing a large se­lec­tion is sat­is­fy­ing, but they get for­got­ten about and un­used.I do have a few Dermalogica ( es­sen­tials. For the im­por­tant ba­sics, such as a cleanser, mois­turiser, eye cream and SPF, I spend around £100. If used cor­rectly, these prod­ucts should last well. Other ad­di­tional prod­ucts such as ex­fo­lia­tors and masks will last longer as they’re only are used once or twice a week. Don’t keep prod­ucts way past the sell-by date. If it has been open longer than a year, it’s time to say good­bye!’

◗ Top tip: SPF is ev­ery­thing!

‘For me, SPF is the num­ber one prod­uct on the list. It’s lovely to have a tan and we do need vi­ta­min D for good health, but too much tan­ning al­ters the cells’ DNA, caus­ing pre­ma­ture age­ing, pig­men­ta­tion and other sun-re­lated con­cerns. I love Colour Sci­ence Brush On Min­eral SPF (£36; der­ma­caredi­, a pow­der that con­ve­niently fits in the hand­bag for over-make-up ap­pli­ca­tion though­out the day – great if you do a lot of sports out­side – and it’s a hit with men too as it’s not greasy or messy. One ap­pli­ca­tion of SPF in the morn­ing isn’t enough if you’re out and about all day – reap­pli­ca­tion is a must.’ ■

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