When it comes to anti-aging, there is no better tool than retinoids. It is arguably the gold standard for preventing and reversing the signs of aging. From plumping fine lines and hyperpigmentation to improved skin elasticity, there seems to be no aging problem that cannot be corrected. So why don't we all use retinoids?
Retinoids - unlike retinol, which is an ingredient in hundreds of over-the-counter products - are in a controlled class. This means that they are not available without a prescription from a dermatologist.
On the other hand, it is for our own safety that we require a prescription. Because retinoids are powerful tools, improper use can lead to skin damage and have side effects that are the exact opposite of their intended use. However, for a variety of reasons, obtaining a prescription is not always easy. You may live in an area with little access to a dermatologist, your insurance may not cover it, or you may have difficulty finding the time to pick up a script at a distant pharmacy.
It does not have to be that way. Curology A startup rethinking prescription treatments has combined all of our favorite things about skincare: potent ingredients, expert formulations, customizable experiences, and the ease and joy of subscription boxes.
Curology is not just a product, it's a service. Users can connect to Curology through the website by uploading a selfie to their account and highlighting the skin issue they want to address. The actual dermatologist then reviews and recommends a custom ingredient blend that is packaged into a super bottle and mailed directly to the customer's home.
Ingredients that the dermatologist may choose to include in the Superbottle include tretinoin (a type of retinoid also known as retinoid A), clindamycin (a prescription antibiotic that works wonders on acne prone skin), and azelaic acid (another prescription miracle worker for the skin's cellular metabolic turnover). Because of the wide range of very effective ingredients, solutions for acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, as well as anti-aging can be recommended.
Today, Curology introduces two new products that further streamline the path to great skin. Introducing: the friendliest cleanser and moisturizer ever. Now, Curology members can choose to add these new additions to their monthly or bi-monthly deliveries, ensuring that they don't have to intend to use hand soap when the cleanser runs out.
Don't forget the facial massaging part. Massaging our face promotes oxygen and blood flow in our skin. Not only does this result in reducing puffiness, it also creates a brighter skin tone and appearance. The massage will also increase collagen production, which prevents the formation of wrinkles. You can call it the 'natural face lift'. L&L Skin presented a face lifting device named MIO2 which features an ergonomical design of three angles and three arcs. Using the three-round corners to press the acupuncture point, you can choose to apply either light or heavy pressure. The three convex arcs fit any curves and the three-dimensional lift perfects the anti-aging effect. The round triangular three-arc design allows for comfort, and each part can be used uniquely to care for either the face or neck.
If this is your first time using this service, you can start with our unique Sleepy Strike Trial Kit , which includes a completely custom super bottle, plus cleanser and moisturizer. Shipping costs are minimal. Once you're hooked (and you will be once you start seeing results), subscriptions run between $20 and $60 per month, depending on the schedule and product selection.
Additionally, as your skin changes, so will your prescription. Simply send your assigned dermatologist a new selfie or request and your Superbottle will be kept up to date with your skin's needs.