there comes a time when you have to realize you’re no longer in your early 20s and neither is your skin. we’ve both noticed a major shift since turning 30- hormones have been a battle, preservation has been a must and sun damage has been on high alert. those days of sleeping in your makeup, even just that once, are OVER

if you’re still doing the same routine you did in your younger years, ie: using st. ives scrub, a clarisonic, neutrogena anything, etc. don’t act surprised when it isn’t working in your favor anymore. as you age, your skin requires advanced products and treatments to fight the clock. your 30s are a turning point for the skin, and the time is now to up your game

the staples we feel every 30-something should be considering…

retinoids (retinol/retin-A): are derived from vitamin A and the #1 anti-aging ingredient on the market. they also fight acne, fade hyperpigmentation, and resurface the skin’s texture for a smooth, even-toned complexion. they work by stimulating the production of fresh, new skin cells and encourage aging/damaged cells to speed up their renewal process. however, they’re not designed for the faint-of-heart, so make sure you’re educated on how to use them before jumping the gun. you can see a great explanation of what retinol is here as well as a vid on how to apply: here

consultation with a licensed professional: because no skin type is alike, we believe every client deserves a personalized treatment tailored to their individual concerns and needs in order to achieve the results they desire. our goal is to ensure you’re receiving the ideal service as well as using the right products to protect your investment and maintain your results

botox: consider it like pushing the pause button. when you get botox early on, you’re preventing the fine lines and wrinkles you already have from deepening and future wrinkles from forming. botox works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles, causing them to relax & soften. once the injected muscle is relaxed, the wrinkles associated with the movement of these muscles fade away

collagen: as you age, your collagen production slows down (stopping altogether in your 40’s) leading to wrinkles, sagging skin, bone loss, etc. basically it’s the glue that holds your body together and the key to maintaining youthful skin. we incorporate collagen into our diet by taking supplements and drinking bone broth

neck & chest treatments: once you hit your 30s, you can no longer neglect your neck & chest. we’re all victims of tech neck and know how pesky those little lines can be. we encourage skin rejuvenation treatments such as lasers and microneedling as well as doing baby botox in the neck. and when it comes our skincare routine, we incorporate everything we use for our face, taking it all the way down to the décolleté- this includes: cleansing, serums, exfoliating, retinol, and moisturizer *remember, consistency is key*

serums: the real unsung hero in the skincare world. serums deliver smaller molecules of highly concentrated active ingredients, allowing them to penetrate deeply into the skin. this makes them ideal for targeting specific concerns and needs. focus on antioxidants and hydration. we recommend using a vitamin c serum (best used in AM) layered with a hyaluronic acid serum as a good starting point

chemical exfoliants: as you age, your cell turnover rate slows down, causing dead skin cells to accumulate on the surface, which results in a dull, lifeless complexion. rather than looking for harsh scrubs that can damage the skin and spread bacteria, opt for chemical exfoliants such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids (AHAs and BHAs) to gently remove the rough, top layer of dead skin cells by dissolving the bonds that hold them together *we recommend 2-3x/wk at night post-cleansing*