Skin Saver: Universkin P Serum
What Universkin says: “It’s revolutionary personalized skin care, tailored to your individual skin needs. The base of our unique system is an innovative and patented serum formula designed to integrate pharmaceutical-grade active ingredients. This serum acts as the foundation to receive your specific ingredients (up to three) at concentrations recommended by your skin-care specialist following a thorough analysis of your skin.”
What Best Health says: “I recently had the opporutnity to visit SpaMedica in Toronto to receive a Universkin analysis and pick a blend of active ingredients for two custom serums: one combo for day and one for night. The whole process took about half an hour and Claudia, the senior medical aesthetican, advised me on the best ingredients to treat my specific concerns. We went with niacinamide, madecassoside and azelaic acid for the morning to improve texture and reduce redness, and retinol and D-panthenol for the evening to help with cellular renewal and dehydration. Claudia mixed the powder ingredients into each formula before my eyes and I now have two serums that are fresh for eight weeks. It’s a pretty neat experience and is probably the direction we’re heading with most skin care – completely customizable products that are tailored to each individual. Just be careful with the glass bottles! They’ll smash if they fall on a hard surface.” – Andrea Karr, web editor
Universkin P Serum, $199 at universkin.ca.