How to Build a Skincare Routine

A skincare routine tailored to your skin type and concerns is essential for maintaining healthy skin. As well as knowing what order to apply your skincare, selecting the right products for you is key to achieving the best results and addressing skin concerns.  

It doesn’t need to be complicated. We recommend simplifying your steps and starting with a cleanserPowerserum and moisturiser. And of course, an SPF to finish your morning routine.  

A great first step is to identify your skin type. Making it easier to understand what your skin needs when it comes to selecting the products in your routine.  

Oily skin: if you find skin is often shinier, producing excess sebum and you might often suffer from breakouts.  

Dry skin: a lack of moisture, if you find skin can feel tighter after cleansing and skin can look dull.  

Combination skin: a mixture of skin types - if you find some areas are drier and some oilier. For example, your T-zone may be oily but experience dryness on your cheeks.  



It's important to begin your routine with an effective cleanse to remove all dirt, pollution, excess oil and make-up. Without a blank canvas, the rest of your skincare won’t be able to work as it should.  

Both Shiso Balm and Glacier Foam work to thoroughly cleanse without stripping the skin of any natural moisture.  

If you have oilier skin, or dull skin, we recommend starting with Glacier Foam. With mild AHAs, succinic acid and fruit enzymes to gently exfoliate for enhanced skin renewal. Leaving skin smoother, clearer and revived.  

For dry or dehydrated skin, we recommend Shiso Balm. Enriched with shiso to soothe sensitive skins, replenish moisture and reinforce the skin barrier. Starting as a balm and transforming into a milk when mixed with water, for a radiant, smooth complexion.  

Read more on Dr. Lens’ cleansing recommendations and why it’s such an important first step here 



This is your chance to boost your routine based on your skin concerns. Powers are high-potency vitamin concentrates, designed to supercharge the results from your serums. Including vitamins A, B, C, D and E making up our Powers Alphabet.  

Powers also offer the chance to personalise your morning and evening routine, depending on what your skin needs. Lightweight and designed to be used under your serum makes it easy to include in your routine. 

Whether you’re looking to renew, brighten or strengthen skin, there’s a Power suited to you and your skin concerns.  

Read through recommendations from Dr. Lens and learn more about the Powers Alphabet here. 



Serums enable you to treat a multitude of skin concerns and deliver powerful ingredients. Whether you’re concerned about dehydrationpigmentation or want to shield skin from pollution 

When choosing one to compliment your Power, serums can enhance your routine and results. We love pairing Power A and Youth Intelligence together to renew and prevent visible signs of ageing. Power D and Melatonin B12 to strengthen and repair. Or Power E and Hyaluron Intense to comfort and hydrate.  

If you need help choosing the best serum for your skin, read Dr. Len’s guide to picking the right one 



Moisturising helps to seal-in moisture and reduce water loss for healthy skin. Plus, deliver additional benefits such as reinforcing the skin barrier, plump skin or help reduce visible signs of ageing. This should be the last step in your evening routine but followed with a broad-spectrum SPF in the morning.  

If you have oily or dehydrated skin, try our lightest formula Acqua Shiso. A weightless gel that delivers water to thirsty skin seamlessly.   

Dry skin concerned with ageing should try 3T Complex or Peptide Complex. Both formulas are our richest creams, ideal for nourishing and rejuvenating.  

All skin types can benefit from using Emulsion D. A lightweight cream that melts into skin, helping to strengthen the skin barrier and soothe skin.  

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