Ranking up there with who built the pyramids, who really killed Marilyn Monroe, why Pippa’s bum has attracted such international attention, and how Newt Gingrich has managed to have three wives, is the mystery of clear skin. Some lucky people, who presumably have made a deal with the devil a la David Blaine, sleep in their makeup and wake up with perfect skin. Others credit a vegan lifestyle, eschewing sugar, dairy, and flour, with theirs. Some use extremely vigilant skin routines like Proactiv, monthly facials, and Retin-A. Others had pretty perfect skin through a traditionally acne-riddled period (adolescence) but woke up in their 20s, to what looked like delayed puberty. I fall into the latter category, and am still trying to figure it all out. But for those of us clear skin detectives, Renée Rouleau, celebrity skin care expert and disbeliever in a one-fits-all skincare methodology, is taking the mystery out of the equation by adding science and practicality. Her self-named skincare line caught my eye when I saw bloggers and beauty editors raving about her famed Anti-Cyst treatment all over Twitter. So for you TDO readers, I put together a comprehensive listing of queries and reader questions for Renee, to find out what do we really, really need to know about skincare? Read on:
1. Sum up your skin philosophy in a few sentences.
A one-size-fits-all approach is not in-sync with what the modern client wants, or needs, in their pursuit of balanced, healthy skin. Rather than pigeonhole clients into basic skin types (dry, normal, oily), I’ve created customized, benefits-driven regimens and high-performance formulations that garner meaningful results. With the proper tools, effective products, knowledge and a disciplined regimen, anyone can have great skin.
2. One of the ways that your line is unique in that you describe nine different skin types. Tell us about how you went about identifying these different types.
We know there is more to skin than dry, normal and oily. That’s why we’ve created NINE unique skin types to give your skin the best results. Dry, oily and combo really only tells you how much oil your skin produces. Most people have additional concerns they want to address from hyperpigmentation, teen and adult acne, aging, etc.
3. A lot of people think that acne is a teenage affliction, but adult-onset acne is on the rise. Why do you think that is? What kind of environmental/internal factors are at work? READ MORE