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Slow Skincare

Slow Skincare: A Progressive Approach to Skin Health

Shiri Feldman

April 11, 2023

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With information at our fingertips and the rising popularity of instant delivery services, many skincare brands today are in the business of selling you an instant transformation – powerful actives in potent percentages for clear, glowing skin overnight. But in reality, healthy skin results require a consistent routine with high-quality actives used in moderation. So let’s explore a slower approach to skincare. One that doesn’t compromise our skin barrier and gets to the root of your unique skin concerns over time. 

What is Slow Skincare? 

A mindful approach to skincare that emphasizes a simplified routine, slow skincare focuses on long-term skin health rather than immediate results. It involves taking the time to understand the needs of your skin, choosing products that are gentle and effective, and being intentional about how you care for your skin.

The Benefits of Slow Skincare 

Consistently applying efficacious topicals every morning and evening – and being patient when it comes to seeing full results has the following benefits: 

Prevents Irritation, Sensitivity & Skin Damage

Skincare products with claims of immediate results are often harsh and can disrupt the skin’s microbiome, a collection of microorganisms that make up your skin barrier. 

Additionally, using too many ingredients at once, or multiple actives that do the same thing can lead to skin imbalances increasing the chances of clogged pores and irritation including redness, peeling, and flaking. 

By slowly incorporating new topicals into your skincare routine, you can see how your skin reacts and adjust as you go, preventing further irritation and giving your skin a chance to repair itself. 

Strengthens & Protects the Skin Barrier

Slow doesn’t mean less effective. It’s about building up your skin’s tolerance over time. In doing so, your skin barrier, or the top layer of skin known as the stratum corneum can effectively fight against infection and transepidermal water loss. Plus a healthy, strong barrier leaves your skin radiant and glowing. 

Supports Overall Health

Our skin serves as our body’s first line of defense against harmful environmental factors. The slow skincare movement supports keeping your skin as strong as possible so that external aggressors won’t damage your skin and overall health, including your immunity. 

We know it’s cliche, but slow and steady does win the race.

“Skinimalism”: Less Is More 

Part of the movement towards slower skincare entails ditching the 15-step routines in favor of a regimen that focuses on skin health essentials. 

Minimalism, a practice of intentionality, applies directly to the realm of skincare. Rather than layering one active over another (which only dilutes the products previously applied), “skinimalism” entails sticking to a simple routine with only high-quality ingredients your skin actually needs – based on your skin type and current concerns. 

By using a limited number, of quality, clinically-proven actives rather than a bunch of products with various ingredients, your skin will be left nourished and your skin barrier strengthened. 

It was on this single focus that Revea was founded. We’re on a mission to create custom formulas that work for each and every person. There are so many generic labels on the market but what really matters is you, and your skin. Using cutting-edge science and AI, our team of scientists, chemists, and skin experts create precision treatments formulated just for you. 

Quality over Quantity 

In addition to embracing a slower approach to skincare, prioritizing quality over quantity is imperative. We recommend choosing products from brands that have developed topicals backed by science. Ingredient and ingredient quality are the most important factors to research. 

We, therefore, recommend reading the back of product labels before making a purchase. If you’re unsure about a product’s efficacy after checking its label, consult a skin expert or board-certified dermatologist.

How Long Does It Take to See Results?  

In a process of skin cellular turnover, our skin naturally renews itself every 28 days. New cells are produced in the lower layers of the skin and gradually move up to the surface, where they die and shed themselves. This means that all skincare topicals require at least a month of regular use before seeing results. 

For Revea’s custom serums, you can expect results along this timeline with consistent use:  

  • After 1-2 Weeks: Increased hydration & improved smoothness 

  • After 4 Weeks: Reduction in redness & irritation 

  • After 6 Weeks: Lifting of the cheeks & smoothing of crow’s feet wrinkles 

  • After 8 Weeks: Fading of dark spots & hyperpigmentation; Reduction of fine lines & wrinkles; Repairing of the papillary dermis; Reduction in eye bags 

  • After 12 Weeks: Improved nutritional flow & glowing skin; Reduction in age spots 

With an excellent facial moisturizer, you can expect to feel increased hydration as soon as it absorbs, with a softer complexion after 2 weeks of regular usage.  

Skin Purging 

As your skin acclimates to new products, it’s normal to experience a purge in the form of breakouts. An annoying, but good sign, this skin condition allows healthy cells to cycle to the skin’s surface, revealing your clear, naturally radiant skin. 

The duration of a skin “purge” can vary depending on the individual and the product or treatment being used. In general, purging can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Some people may never experience a purge. If your skin continues breaking out after a 4-6 week period, stop using the topical. 

We invite you to slow things down in 2023 and beyond. 

Take our skin assessment today to begin your journey toward better skin! 

While you won’t see instant results with Revea as consistency and patience are required, we guarantee the payoff will be worth it. 

With the help of our precision AI learning model and team of skin experts, you’ll be able to create a custom Revea regimen formulated for your skin’s needs. Plus, our skin tracking feature allows you to measure your results and skin changes over time, tracking your progress and adjusting your unique formulations. 

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