What is Skingredients?
Skingredients® is a skincare collection formulated with ingredients that are clinically-proven to nourish, protect and maintain your skin, for all hoomans and all ages. It’s the skin version of a balanced dinner plate, with the right amount of everything you need. You know that you need to get protein, good fats, probiotics and vitamins into your diet – so why wouldn’t your skin need them too?
Within Skingredients®, you have the Core 4, the four products that everyone can (and should) be using at any given time including a pre probiotic complex cleanser, a nutrient-packed pre-serum, a vitamin A and C serum, and a broad-spectrum mineral SPF. Once you’ve got your main skin nutrition sorted, you can Mix + Match with our highly active salicylic acid cleanser, lactic acid cleanser and ceramide moisturiser. You know what they say: variety is the spice of life.
Created by an award-winning skin tutor, bestselling author and dermal facialist, Skingredients® is about the education that comes with your products. It’s not just about knowing how to use them and what’s in them, it’s about knowing how best to use them and why you’re even using them in the first place! The skin is an organ® so it must be respected accordingly.
Skingredients® is entirely fragrance-free. No synthetic scents and no essential oils, because smells don’t change cells® and in our nerdie experience, they can be the culprit of irritation and sensitisation. We’re more preoccupied with providing the key ingredients to normalise, brighten, hydrate, protect and correct your specific skin concerns.We like to be inclusive so Skingredients® is designed for everyone, all genders, all ages and all skins, and your recipe (your Skingredients® routine) is easily adaptable for your specific skin by including a Mix + Match product or two.
The Skin Nerd
Skingredients® didn’t arrive as a fully-formed concept. Jennifer Rock, the CEO & Founder of The Skin Nerd®, knew that she wanted to change the face of skincare, and she knew where to start: binning makeup wipes. Thus, the Cleanse Off Mitt® was born in all of its microfibre glory, removing makeup with just water and completely eliminating the need for single-use quick fixes such as makeup wipes and cotton pads. With half a million COMverts who’ve made the switch to the Cleanse Off Mitt®, we’d go ahead and say it was a good idea.
Making hoomans say “boy, bye” to wipes didn’t satisfy Jennifer’s craving to revolutionise the way we think about skincare. She realised that the beauty sector had taken its goods online, but not so much its services. She took matters into her own well-groomed hands and launched the world’s first online skin consultation and membership service in 2017, now known as the Nerd Network®. Team Nerd consults with ten thousand Nerd Networkers, each with their own specific skin concerns and lifestyles. Throughout this journey of supporting our clients and getting to know what people really want from a skincare routine, we learned… well… what people really want from a skincare routine. We know from them what hoomans want: affordability and simplicity, results-driven, effective products that are fun to use.
The Skingredients Philosophy
Skingredients® is about making results-driven skincare accessible, understandable and easy to use. We believe that products that contain high amounts of active ingredients, such as vitamin A, salicylic acid and lactic acid, need to carry education and information with them. From the get-go, you should know why to use ‘em, when to use ‘em, when not to use ‘em and when to turbocharge for maximum results (spoiler alert: not every day). Get smort from the info all over our packaging, from our stockist Skingredients® ambassadors or on our social media.
Your skincare routine shouldn’t be about how many products you’re using. It should be about easily integrating select ingredients that are proven to be beneficial for skin and your skin specifically. We call these Skingredients®.
Skingredients® is 100% cruelty-free, 100% fragrance-free and 100% your new favourite thing*.
* We’re brave enough to say this but it is not clinically-proven.
What is a Skingredient?
Skingredients are vitamins, exfoliating acids, amino acids, botanical extracts, fruit and veg extracts, minerals and good fats that help to protect, nourish and maintain the skin, prevent the signs of extrinsic ageing and assist in the skin concerns that zap your confidence. It’s a little of column A and a little of column B: the crème de la crème of what we find in nature and the powerhouse lab-made ingredients that work for the skin. Skin health is the name of the game and we’ve carefully chosen these ingredients so your skincare is all ladder, no snake.
A lot of the Skingredients® featured are probably ones you’ve heard of before. However, you may not have felt confident enough to give them a go, or found them in the combos we’ve created. It’s this synergy of elements that gets results. Team Nerd has decades – nearly a century – of cumulative experience in aesthetics, so “Results” is our middle name. Team “Results” Nerd.
Here at The Skin Nerd®, we think the basis of a skincare routine should be simple, yet fruitful. Think of a gym routine. There’s no point in doing lots and lots of different workout steps if you’re not actually engaging your core!
We’re not big on chatting your ear off about the ingredients we omit but we have decided not to include some ingredients that some of our thousands of clients find irritating, namely essential oils and synthetic fragrances. If you want something that smells good, maybe get a scented candle.
In our mission to spread skin health across the globe, we want to spread skin love too. Your skin is an organ®, and a super efficient one at that. It’s your body’s shield and raincoat and without it, you’d be a bit structureless. We like structure.
Skingredients® is as much about helping your skin to look good as it is helping you to love your skin regardless. When you’re healthy and working hard, it doesn’t matter how you look. The same goes for your skin. We want you to love it as much as you love your hot water bottle, your favourite pair of shoes and that one podcast that makes you snigger a bit too loud on the bus.
Who is Jennifer Rock?
Jennifer Rock is the founder of The Skin Nerd®, including Nerd Network online skin consultations and the Cleanse Off Mitt®, and a multi-award winning dermal facialist and skin tutor. She is also the bestselling author of The Skin Nerd: Your Straight-Talking Guide to Feeding, Protecting and Respecting Your Skin.
From the age of 13, Jennifer was fascinated by skin – arguably, not the most conventional interest for a teenage girl. By 16, she was dead set that working in skin was her future and nothing was going to stop her. After spending the first decade of her career working with prestigious international skincare brands as a facialist and brand educator, she decided that she wanted to work for a brand that would embody all of her skin-related values, so she started her own in the form of Skingredients®.
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