WHAT IS MULTITASKING SKINCARE?
Multitasking in skincare refers to using products that serve multiple purposes or address multiple concerns at once. This can be beneficial for individuals who are short on time, budget-conscious, or prefer a minimalist skincare routine.
Over our many years providing consultations and clinical treatments, a common theme with many clients experiencing skin problems is the overuse of skin care products. Too many products, too many strange chemical and compounds, too many of the same ingredients. For example, not knowing that multiple products contain acids or retinol can lead to a damaged skin barrier and a whole host of skin problems.
WHAT MAKES A PRODUCT GREAT AT MULTITASKING?
For a skincare product to be a true multitasker, it needs to contain a variety of active ingredients, like antioxidants, peptides, anti-inflammatories and anti-aging compounds.
To be truly effective, the active ingredients need to be in optimum amounts. Many products aren't true multitaskers because they lack active ingredients in meaningful amounts. A great example of a multitasking product is the Vitae Skin Renewal Complex. This product contains anti-inflammatories, hydrators, pigment minimizers and collagen supporting ingredients.
WHAT EXCEPTIONS SHOULD BE MADE TO MULTITASKING?
The one exception we make with products that multitask is in regard to SPF. We always recommend a separate mineral based SPF product. When you have SPF incorporated into your moisturizer it can be difficult to ensure you are using the appropriate amount to get the advertised sun protection.