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THE MINIMALIST SKIN CARE GUIDE

Contour Collection's Skin Care Guide for the client who keeps things simple.


Male client having a consultation at Contour Collection

The Minimalist is designed for the client who wants the bare minimum. The less is more mentality. Designed specifically for the low-maintenance, simplicity goddesses (or god) who wants utility and nothing more. If you embrace the beauty of minimalism, this one’s for you.



THE ROUTINE

The Minimalist routine is easy enough for everyone. Yes, even the man in your life who cleans his face with body wash (which needs to stop now). See below for the short and sweet 3-step morning and evening routine.

☼ FIRST THING IN THE MORNING

☾ RIGHT BEFORE BED

Cleanser #1 (Gentle)

Cleanser #2 (​Exfoliating)

Vitamin C

Hyaluronic Acid

SPF

Moisturizer


☼ THE AM ROUTINE

  • Gentle Cleanser: Refresh the skin and get it primed for morning skincare without stripping the barrier.

    • Product Recommendation: SkinCeuticals Gentle Cream Cleanser


  • Vitamin C: Neutralize free radicals, prevent environmental damage, boost collagen, increase your SPF efficacy by applying Vitamin C first.

    • Product Recommendation: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic


  • SPF: Both UVA and UVB light breaks down collagen leading to thin skin, fine lines and increased risk of skin cancer.

    • Product Recommendations:

      • For Sheer Coverage: SkinMedica Mineral Shield 35 Non-Tinted

      • For the Perfect Tint: SkinMedica Mineral Shield 32 Tinted



☾THE PM ROUTINE

  • Exfoliating Cleanser: In the name of using fewer products, having a cleanser that helps loosen dead skin cells will bring a brighter glow, lighten sun spots and prevent acne, milia and build up.

    • Product Recommendation: SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser


  • Hyaluronic Acid: Boost your skin’s natural hyaluronic acid levels for smooth, firm, plump hydrated skin (and increase the longevity and effect of dermal fillers).

    • Product Recommendations:

      • For Tincture Lovers: SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier

      • For Those Who Prefer A Pump: SkinMedica HA5


  • Moisturizer: To lock in HA serum, enhance hydration and restore skin's external barrier.

    • Product Recommendation: SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2



☆ As always, remember that your skin care routine should be as unique as you. Your routine may need to be refined based on your skin care concerns (hyperpigmentation, acne-prone, age), season/climate, and your daily habits. Please know that our Providers are always happy to customize our skin guides to you.


Are you The Minimalist? Stop by Contour to shop the products, chat with our experts, and start your sweet & simple skin care journey today! Love to nerd out on science? Read on below.



Stocking the skin care shelves at Contour Collection


THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE PRODUCTS


CLEANSERS:

  • SkinCeuticals Gentle Cream Cleanser:

    • Gentle Cleanser is a creamy, mild face cleanser for sensitive skin formulated with an emollient-rich surfactant and a 3% concentration of key ingredients combining allantoin, glycerin, and orange oil to soften and restore skin’s surface. This gentle skin cleanser efficiently removes impurities and long-wear face and eye makeup. Skin is left feeling soft, moisturized, and primed.

  • SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser:

    • This elegantly formulated exfoliating cleanser gently scrubs away dead skin, improving the appearance of skin tone and texture.

      • Ingredients:

        • Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid & Malic Acid:

          • Each is a natural, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from bilberry extract, sugar cane extract, sugar maple extract, and citrus extracts that provides mild exfoliation to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and enhance skin texture.

        • Jojoba Oil

          • Round soft jojoba spheres gently exfoliate minimizing irritation to skin.

        • Salicylic Acid

          • A beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that helps exfoliate skin.


VITAMIN C:

  • SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic:

    • A patented daytime vitamin C serum that delivers advanced environmental protection and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin's complexion. Now clinically proven to reduce combined oxidative damage from free radicals generated by UV, Ozone, and Diesel Exhaust by up to 41%.

      • The synergistic combination of 15% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), pure vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and 0.5% ferulic acid. It is formulated under the Duke Antioxidant patent. Vitamin C is a highly-potent antioxidant that by its structure has difficulty being effectively absorbed by skin. The Duke Antioxidant patent outlines the formulation parameters required for effective delivery of vitamin C to skin: 1) pure l-ascorbic acid (vitamin C); 2) an acidic pH within the 2.0-3.5 pH range and; 3) a concentration between 10%-20%. SkinCeuticals is the only brand to formulate antioxidants according to these parameters.


HYALURONIC ACID:

  • SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier:

    • A multi-functional corrective serum to help amplify skin's hyaluronic acid levels. This product increases endogenous (the amount your body natural produces) hyaluronic acid by 30% in 12 weeks!

    • It also delivers surface hydration, helping improve the visible appearance of firmness, smoothness, and facial plumpness. This hyaluronic acid serum may be used as part of a home skincare regimen to increase effects of dermal fillers.

  • SkinMedica HA5:

    • A SkinMedica® exclusive technology that harnesses potent antioxidants found in Vitis Flower Stem Cell Extract, Peptide Complex to support rejuvenation and hydration, and Polysaccharides from French Polynesia for healthy-looking skin—all working to support skin's ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid for overall skin health.

    • Contains 5 types of Hyaluronic Acid:

      • Time Release HA — A SkinMedica® proprietary ingredient for sustained release of HA

      • Sodium Hyaluronate — For immediate hydration

      • Uncross-linked HA — For smoothness and hydration

      • Nano HA — Soothes skin

      • Cross-Linked HA — Provides long-lasting hydration for up to 8 hours


MOISTURIZER:

  • SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

    • Supplement ceramides and lipids to restore the skin’s barrier function and help seal in all the benefits of the previous steps of your skincare routine and lock in moisture.

      • Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is an anti-aging cream that contains the optimal and patented lipid ratio of 2% pure ceramides 1 and 3, 4% natural cholesterol, and 2% fatty acids, which is proven to nourish skin and correct signs of aging. This unique lipid correction cream contains the first 2:4:2 cholesterol-dominant ratio to help restore skin's external barrier and support natural self-repair, while potently nourishing aging skin for improvement in the visible appearance of skin smoothness, laxity, pores, and overall radiance.


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If you have any questions about skin care, we are here to help! You can reach us at (720) 629-8921, or you can book a New Client Consultation to learn more. We're happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process.


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