Every woman wants flawless skin. However, some believe they don’t have the time to dedicate to a proper skin care routine. We’re here to tell you that your skin can look fresh, youthful, and relaxed with only 10 minutes of attention. Instead of relying on using an abundance of makeup to cover up problem areas, follow this simple yet effective routine that address underlying skin concerns. Get your stopwatch ready & be prepared to marvel at your skin.
Cleanse & Exfoliate – 2 Minutes
Washing your face is the most basic & essential step of any skin routine. The right cleanser cleanses your skin without stripping away natural oils & removes dirt & makeup residues in a breeze. To get more out of cleansing, opt for a cleanser that gently exfoliates & has a low pH. Why low pH? Coz, it leaves your skin’s natural moisture barrier intact, thus keeping breakout-causing bacteria and redness-causing irritants at bay.
Treat – 3 Minutes
Next stop is at treatment(s) specific skincare that effectively address your skin concerns. REVIVE made with active ingredients like DermCom & Matrixyl® Synthe 6 can erase wrinkles & reverse the aging process.
If you have dry or dehydrated skin, use HYDRATE. Powered by Hyaluronic Acid & Pollustop, HYDRATE is your go-to product for reviving natural moisture level of the inner layers.
Allow some time for the products to penetrate the skin layers before proceeding. Slova products are designed to work together, so don’t be afraid to use more than one treatment.
Moisturize & Protect – 3 Minutes
A dab of moisturizer will protect skin and keep it soft and supple. REFRESH perfectly moisturizes any type of skin & leaves it glowing.
Formulated with caviar, vitamin C and hyaluronic Acid, REFRESH provides ample nutrition & relaxes the skin.
LIFT adds the extra hydration for parched skin. With hyaluronic Acid in it, LIFT fills up the fine lines & hydrates severely dehydrated skin.
Care – 2 Minutes
Finish your 10-minute skin care routine, with a blob of eye serum! Even when strapped on time you don’t want to skip this. It takes less than a minute to apply & instantly rejuvenates the delicate skin around your eyes.
Use your ring finger & gently dab ELEVATE around the eye. Hyaluronic Acid in it hydrates the area around the eyes & Matrixyl smooths out wrinkles lifts saggy skin. You can also use it for any other visible wrinkles – always works like a charm!
While a face mask isn’t a product that will fit into your 10-minute regimen, your skin deserves a little TLC. Use GLOW for your short skincare routine. Powered with iron-based formula & magnetic tool, GLOW with the goodness of Matrixyl 3000, Retinol, and Jojoba Oil, can lift away impurities, keep skin radiant, moisturized, and protected for many hours
Hyaluronic acid, known to hold 1000 times its weight in water is an essential boost of hydration during the fall & winter season. As cooler weather approaches, prepare your skin for those dry months ahead with Slova’s HYDRATE & LIFT. Formulated with minimal, yet effective ingredients keep this serum at its purest, thus making it the efficacious moisturizer nature can offer. Protect, correct & renew your skin all at-a-time with Slova’s HYDRATE & LIFT. Here’s a detailed guide on the benefits of hyaluronic acid serums 5 Targeted Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Serums Minimizes Wrinkles: Hyaluronic acid serum soothes tired, dehydrated skin with a boost of moisture while diminishing the look of fine lines. A study conducted on middle-aged women showed significant improvements in skin quality with regular usage of hyaluronic acid. In the 8-week time frame, the results projected a decrease in the depth of wrinkles by 40%, skin hydration up to 96% & firmness and elasticity of the skin enhanced by 55%. FILL erases the depth of wrinkles instantly & boosts youthful appearance that lasts up to at least 8 hours. Provides Deep Hydration: Hyaluronic acid equals hydration. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water and can easily penetrate deep into the dermis, binds the water molecules to skin cells, infusing moisture in all layers of skin & rejuvenating them. In addition, HA (Hyaluronic Acid) lubricates the joints and helps to repair damage caused to the body after injury. With HYDRATE & LIFT, you don’t need another bunch of fillers to see the desired results & you can easily layer with other products. Repairs Skin Lipid Barrier: Commonly referred to as the skin barrier it minimizes water loss & is essential for strong, healthy, hydrated skin. Located in the stratum corneum, the top layer of the epidermis, this skin lipid barrier traps water molecules & with the presence of of corneocytes (flattened skin cells), ceramides (waxy lipid molecules), cholesterol and free fatty acids, it prevents moisture leak. When this barrier gets damaged due to environment, free radicals & harmful UV-rays, skin loses its natural moisture, turns dry, dull & starts to sag. Hyaluronic acid slows down the deterioration of skin lipid barrier and protects it. It fortifies the barrier and help lock moisture in the inner layers of skin, thus promoting natural hydration. Brightens & Unclogs pores: In addition to protecting skin barrier, Hyaluronic acid helps promote skin regeneration by providing extra hydration. By increasing cell turnover, this natural hydrating agent aids in reducing pigmentation & age spots. When looking to treat dark spots, pair a Vitamin C serum with Hyaluronic acid. When water is stripped, skin substitutes natural hydration by producing oil. This puts an end to the misconception that oily skin doesn’t need hydration. By using hyaluronic acid serum topically on oily skin, it restores natural moisture balance, reduces oil production, thus unclogging the pores. Makes Skin Plumper & Refreshed: As explained earlier, hyaluronic acid naturally holds up to 1000 times its weight in water, when applied topically, it acts like a sponge & attracts water on the outer layer of the skin, which makes skin look plumper & hydrated. Powered by hyaluronic acid, FILL erases wrinkles & promotes instant youthful & refreshed glow that lasts at least for 8 hours. Here they are, the top 5 Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid backed by science
Popular questions on Retinol Answered!
No matter how much internet-knowledge you possess, how many labels you read & how many unpronounceable ingredients you google for, you’re not entirely sure what you’re slathering on your skin.
With the times changing, skin care products getting more advanced than before and with more “it” ingredients available, retinol is still the holy grail of skin care.
From treating wrinkles, dark spots, uneven skin tone and stubborn acne, retinol is proven to address the long list of skin concerns and effectively improve the skin health.
Even with millions of demat interviews, thousands of papers published, retinol is still the most misunderstood ingredient. With lots of questions and myths running around this “fountain of youth”, we answered the most searched questions about retinol on google.
Wait no more, dive into the sea of information & myth bunking!
Can retinol be used or mixed with other actives like Vitamin C or Niacinamide?
Retinol + AHA: Proceed with caution!
Hellooo… over exfoliation!
Retinol is a peeling agent & when mixed with the popular exfoliants – the AHAs & BHAs, it causes dryness and irritation, thus damaging the skin’s moisture barrier. We wouldn’t recommend using them together in the same routine. If your skin responds well, at most we suggest is to use them on alternative nights.
Retinol + Niacinamide: Love is in the air!
The anti-aging superstar, retinol comes with a mean streak due to its irritation potential. On the other hand, niacinamide is known to decrease retinol irritation & adds barrier protection to lock natural skin moisture, which is an added advantage.
Retinol + Vitamin C: Sworn enemy!
This combination is yet another recipe of irritation. Together, they increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun and boost the risk of UV damage. Better use vitamin c on the day & retinol at night.
Can retinol cause acne, pimples, breakouts, or spots?
Retinol has wide benefits, the main being reduction of inflammation & boosting collagen production. On the flip side, it has some no-so-great effects like irritation, redness, flaking and peeling.
However, when it’s related to acne or breakouts, dermats say that until the skin adjusts to the retinol, like for the first three to four weeks, cell turnover will be very high and the skin will “purge” – think of this as cleaning pipes. So, with continued use of topical retinol, these purges will go away.
Can retinol burn or damage the skin or cause skin cancer?
Even OTC retinol can cause irritation. Look for formulations with soothing ingredients like niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, peptides or ceramides, which help counteract the irritation by providing nourishment and hydration to the skin.
Another myth related to retinol is it causes cancer, which is partially incorrect. In actuality, retinol, when used during frequent sun exposure can ignite skin carcinogenesis & this is the reason why using pure retinol is strictly limited to the night time. So, if your day serum has retinol, use sunscreen without fail.
Can retinol be used under the eyes for dark circles or will it or cause wrinkles?
Retinol, the most effective cosmeceutical rejuvenating ingredient is proven to be extremely beneficial for chronological aging and reducing under-eye bags or dark circles. It aids in preserving & enhancing the skin cell matrix by altering skin cell communication. Don’t wait till wrinkles develop, add retinol to your daily regimen from your 20-somethings.