Build Your Regime

The Skin Lab Build Your Regime is an innovative new tool to help you understand what your skin needs. Board-certified Dermatologists have recognised that there are 16 'normal' skin types. Our software uses the common questions a dermatologist would ask you on your first visit to identify what your skin type is, and then provides you with a personalised regime of essential and recommended ingredients that are most likely to help with your concerns. 

 

If you suffer from sensitive, oily, dry, pigmented, uneven, acne prone or ageing skin - our software will help you navigate the complex world of chemistry. We are brand and product agnostic. You can Google search a key ingredient and choose the product from the brand you want. Or search our Skincare Wiki for some recommendations. 

You are given an easy-to-understand recipe list to create a morning and evening routine based on dermatology, chemistry and science-backed research findings. Giving your skin what it needs to clear, hydrate and even out. Without all the marketing and media hype. 

 

SkinLab gives you a shortcut to the first session so if you pay to see a specialist you already have the regime. In fact, we recommend you print your downloadable regime and take it with you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use my Skin Lab regime?


After asking you the same questions a dermatologist or doctor might on your first visit your skin type will be identified. You'll then have access to download your personal regime. Your downloadable personal regime includes: 1. A diagnosis of your skin type 2. Recommended ingredients you should use in the AM and PM to start, and a more intensive regime to move onto once your skin builds tolerance 3. Quick tips for decoding ingredients and products that are suitable for your skin type 4. The types of products you should use and importantly the ones which you should avoid Now it's over to you. Google the ingredients that are recommended for you. These ingredients with their recommended concentations are scientifically proven to help with the concerns of your skin type. It's also important to consider the order and layering of ingredients. Skin Lab's regime is giving you 2 recommended regimes 'easy' and 'advanced' and if you add other ingredients to it - you should check about making sure the efficacy of those ingredients works together if applied at the same time. Our Glossary and Skincare Wiki is a great place to start if you're trialling other ingredients in your regime. If you go to the dermatologist or doctor, we recommend you take your downloadable Skin Lab regime with you! It'll help the dermatologist take your skin care to the next level knowing you have implemented many suitable ingredients already.




How does Skin Lab's tool work?


Many medical research papers (source links below) prove the efficacy of ingredients for different aesthetic skin conditions.

Skin Lab has organised this research that identifies ingredients that work based on particular skin concerns. If you suffer from sensitive, oily, dry, pigmented, uneven, acne prone or ageing skin - there are thousands of product and ingredient variations that have scientific evidence to help with those concerns but there are 16 archetypes of 'normal' skin types where clusters of ingredients are supported or should be avoided.




What's the difference between Skin Lab's regime builder and a brand's free tool?


Don't take the advice of social influencers, beauty therapists or a beauty brand marketing when it comes to skincare that is scientifically and dermatologically recommended. What you'll find with a lot of 'free' tools from your favourite brand or beauty website is that they are building a routine based on the products they sell. We're independant of brand and product. We're also going to tell you the ingredients you shouldn't use. Which is JUST as important as the ones you should.




What is a skin type?


You may have heard a term before when you've (in your misguided youth) gone for a sunbed and they gave you a skin a rating from I - IV. This is the Fitzpatrick Skin Phototype classification and it's predominantly based on the skin’s propensity to tan. Many skin therapists use this classification to help with treating skin issues and the type of products to use. The claim of something being scientific doesn't mean that science is applied correctly - in many cases the marketing department took some science and conveniently hopes the consumer doesn't look into how uncorrelated it is.

That's not the case with Skin Lab. Many medical research papers (source links below) prove the efficacy of ingredients for different aesthetic skin conditions.

Skin Lab has organised this research that identifies ingredients that work based on particular skin concerns. If you suffer from sensitive, oily, dry, pigmented, uneven, acne prone or ageing skin - there are thousands of product and ingredient variations that have scientific evidence to help with those concerns but there are 16 archetypes of 'normal' skin types where clusters of ingredients are supported or should be avoided.




Where's the proof for all this 'science'?


Here's some of the dermatology research and scientific papers, that are used by dermatologists and topical skincare chemists with their decades of clinical experience, to provide substantive evidence behind the efficacy of the ingredients recommended for each skin type. We are not a brand hiding behind inconclusive and subjective focus groups and welcome you to educate yourself further. Skin Lab gives you the science behind your skincare:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3088940/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0753332218367477 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31603285/ http://centrespringmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/The-Role-of-Cosmeceuticals-in-Antiaging-Therapy.pdf?fbclid=IwAR331NWB6MKBhq0SP4L7fVddeczyV4Mp-yNuIjMhysvdhbhplY13AycQYTM https://elemental.medium.com/a-chemists-guide-to-skincare-that-works-13de3bf71e9f https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18641349/ https://www.zoedraelos.com/articles/moisturizers/?fbclid=IwAR3EofLkM8-yjnPwinG7dm1L8IaBG_q9KEEx-M5MHizYpZhd8WPE_p17sx0#main https://fryface.com/anti-aging?fbclid=IwAR1rTNmaeax9EjtLNVyqIg8phRtI0rzkBT32RkYNWPcDwTt4_XUWBZk9H3Q The Skincare Bible: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Great Skin 2018, Dr Anjali Mahto




I think I have a skin disease. What should I do?


Go to your doctor or dermatologist.




Why is skin care so expensive?


Skincare doesn't need cost a fortune to give your skin what it needs. Save yourself hundreds of dollars by side stepping confusing and often misleading beauty brand and beauty therapist advice. You can go to a dermatologist or doctor for this initial advice, or for only $9.99, you can use Skin Labs Build Your Regime software to uncover where you should start. Don't take the advice of social influencers, beauty therapists or a beauty brand marketing when it comes to skincare that is scientifically and dermatologically recommended. Skin Lab doesn't replace going to see a dermatologist. A dermatologist is a medical doctor and board--certified skin specialist. Their treatments and prescriptions are the only advice that is scientifically proven and medically safe. Their expertise is expensive, but most of the products they recommend are not.