When it comes to the world of skincare, the market is continuously flooded with new fads and phases, and quite often very contradicting advice.
However, we can all agree that in our contemporary understanding of medical skin science, the consensus seems to increasingly be leaning towards the idea that ‘less is more’.
Unlike past decades, when big beauty tycoons, multi-billion-dollar companies, and their beauty influencers wanted us to believe that a more complicated skin routine – with a plethora of complex and confusing ingredients – was the way to go, we have since realised that placing too many unnecessary chemical ingredients on our skin can do more damage than good.
There are some common denominators, that are agreed upon from all sides of the skincare and medical communities, which have been proven to be beneficial to the skin without having adverse effects.
A few of these include preferred ingredients in serum form, such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, retinol, and B serum, as well as probiotics to help maintain the homeostasis of the skin’s microbiome.
In fact, modern medical science has proven that just as the microbiome within the gut is very important for one’s overall health, so too is the skin, which also has its very own microbiome – also known as a small community of beneficial bacteria that are essential for maintaining skin health and for protection against infections.
Therefore, it is not advisable to upset or interfere with the skin’s natural pH balance and its microbiome by introducing problematic or toxic ingredients.
Melissa Callingham, founder of Me+Skin, always knew that she wanted to do more with her biomedical science degree.
Having more than 25 years of skin therapy experience, she knew that this kind of knowledge would set her apart from other so-called experts in the field.
One day she was gifted a plaque by a friend that read: “If you can dream it, you can do it”. This was exactly the kind of epiphany that she needed, and these words motivated her to develop Me+Skin.
To this day, the plaque sits on her desk to remind her every day to keep moving forward with her dream and legacy.