Skin deep

The term 'skinimalism' may sound like a recent buzzword, but it has been making waves in the beauty world for a few years and is now gaining renewed attention, thanks in part to the cost-of-living crisis that has led consumers to seek ways to cut their expenses. But what exactly is skinimalism, and is it suitable for everyone?

Skinimalism is a skincare trend rooted in simplicity and a desire for a pared-down routine. It emerged as a counterpoint to the previous trend of complex 10 step skincare regimens that dominated the beauty industry.

More recently, the 'quiet quitting' trend has also contributed to the rise of minimalistic skincare approaches.

With the growing financial concerns brought on by the cost-of-living crisis, skinimalism is experiencing a resurgence, as consumers seek ways to achieve optimal skincare results with fewer products in their daily routines.

Skinimalism isn't just about budget-conscious choices; it's also a reflection of personal preference, as not everyone enjoys or benefits from a complicated skincare routine.

To embrace the trend, opt for multitasking formulas that reduce the overall number of products in your routine while delivering multiple benefits. Focus on thorough cleansing, hydration, and sun protection, as these are essential elements of a healthy skincare routine.

Dermalogica offer a great skinimalist routine with quality products. Their Oil to Foam Total Cleanser (€65) is a dual-purpose product that serves as a makeup remover and cleanser in one formula. Follow with their Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist (€53) which is ideal for hydrating the skin and replenishing the skin's barrier.

Finish with BioLumin-C Gel Moisturiser (€75), the Vitamin C-infused moisturiser boosts radiance and hydration. As a final step use Porescreen SPF 40 (€65), a pore-minimizing SPF with a tinted primer effect for added skin protection.