It doesn’t matter how many fancy skincare formulas you have sitting in your bathroom cabinet – if you can’t commit to using them regularly, you simply won’t see results. The fact is, the “best” routine is who you are Strictly speaking do every day… and most of us don’t have time to apply 12 different serums before rushing out the door in the morning.
That idea was the inspiration behind the creation of Pharell’s Humanrace skincare line, which he launched three years ago in collaboration with his longtime dermatologist, Elena Jones, MD. “Overcomplication has definitely become a problem [in skin care]”I’ve never been a fan of multiple steps,” Dr. Jones in the latest episode of Well+Good’s new beauty podcast. routine rundown. “We really just wanted to create a skincare line that focuses on skin health and daily routines and simplifies your skincare journey.”
The regime they came up with consists of three products. That’s it. There are no superfluous serums or harsh, skin-loosening ingredients – just a gentle cleanser, exfoliator and moisturizer that come together to give skin everything it needs and nothing it doesn’t. “I really think it’s important to have an easy routine to follow…we want people to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize from face to toe,” says Dr. Jones in the episode.
Humanrace’s November 2020 debut couldn’t have come at a better time. In the early days of the pandemic, many people started playing beautician with their complexions at home—and ended up overdoing it to the point of messing up their skin barriers (too much exfoliation and not enough moisture will do that to you, folks). . There was a collective lesson in the fact that there is when it comes to skin care Is possible to have too much of a good thing. like dr As Jones puts it, “All in moderation.”
Humanrace’s products are designed to suit all skin types and tones (inclusiveness is at the forefront of the brand’s mission), and the gentle ingredients that make them stand out ensure you can use them twice a day without affecting your complexion. The powder-to-foam cleanser uses rice particles, fruit AHAs and snow fungus to brighten skin; the triple-action exfoliant uses lotus enzymes and AHAs to melt dead skin cells; and the Moisturizing Face Cream is a hyaluronic acid-enriched hydration boost for your skin. Top it off with SPF (Humanrace also sells one) and you’re good to go.
Because the line is simple enough for everyone incorporated into their routines (this is the first line of products I’ve been able to get my beauty-resistant boyfriend to commit to every day), it allows you to stop thinking about what you’re doing to your skin so you can kick back and enjoy the process instead. “We want the Humanrace routine [to be] something the benefits of which you notice both internally and externally – take these moments for yourself so you can feel the benefits of nourishing your physical and mental spirit,” says Dr. Elena. “Take time for your face, for your body and for yourself.”
Buy Humanrace’s three-minute facial routine below, then watch the episode (on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts) to learn more about why three steps is more than enough for an effective routine.
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