The skin clinic founder
Lorraine Scrivener, Eden Skin Clinic (edenskinclinic.co.uk) 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 edenskinclinic.co.uk). ◗ 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 (dermalogica.co.uk) 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; dermacaredirect.co.uk), 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.’ ■