Sample Consultation Report

Janis T.
Your Personal Advisor
A licensed estheticians with 10 years of experience under her belt. She combines a holistic and scientific approach to customize protocols for every client's individual needs and goals.
Analysis of Client's Skin Concerns
It appears that you have dry/sensitive skin. Slightly congested on your nose and forehead. Dry skin can lead to congestion since it triggers your body to produce more oil and excess skin shedding could clog the pores.

It contributes to irregular skin texture and dryness. To manage and improve this condition use gentle products that are fragrance and chemical free. Keeping the skin hydrated with ingredients like hyaluronic acid will help control flare ups.

Exfoliation and skin brightening ingredients for a healthy, radiant glow.

Uneven skin tone
Inflammation from sun exposure, environment and eczema can cause uneven skin tone. Antioxidants and skin soothing and brightening ingredients will even out skin tone.
Analysis of Client's Current Skincare Products
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil:
I think this is a fabulous cleanser and supports your skin care concerns and goals. It's a clean product free of chemicals, preservatives and fragrance. If you are happy with it, continue using it.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream:
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is formulated for the body. The third ingredient is Petrolatum which is another word for Petroleum Jelly. This will coat the skin but will not add moisture to your skin. The molecule is too large to penetrate the skin. As a result it is quite suffocating to the skin and prevents the skin from performing its seven basic functions to maintain a healthy complexion.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream:
I believe this is a good product but I have one concern. This eye cream contains retinol which offers great anti aging benefits, but it could also cause sensitivity if you were experiencing an eczema flare up. Continue using if you are not feeling any sensitivity. If you feel any irritation or redness, see my recommendations below.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant:
Great product! Simple, clean active ingredients that target your concerns and offer great brightening qualities. Enzymes are especially good for you. They digest keratinized cells relieving the skin from any flaky dryness. Enzymes only eat dead skin so there is zero risk of over exfoliation. The Salicylic acid in this product should assist in keeping congestion out of the pores on your nose.
AM Routine Recommendations
Step 1
Splash With Water
If you do a thorough cleanse at night, you could just use water in the morning to avoid dehydration caused by over-cleansing.
Step 2
Treat: Vitamin C Serum
- For brightening dull skin and evening skin tone and hyperpigmentation, I would recommend a vitamin C serum. Vitamin C is a tightening and brightening agent for the skin and really aids in evening skin tone and preventing aging. It can be used year round to lighten pigmentation and provide anti-oxidant support for you skin.
- You could try The Ordinary Vitamin C $6.8 OR Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum $33.99 OR La Roche-Posay Vitamin C Face Serum $35.99

Step 3
I would recommend you switch to Cetaphil's Daily Hydrating Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid $12.49. Hylauronic Acid holds 1000x its weight in water and preventing dehydration. It's a lovely way to maximize your skin's hydration and maintain a healthy lipid barrier.
Step 4
Good job in using a sunscreen already! You could continue using your Biore Water Essence Sunscreen. It is an excellent sunscreen for it's additional hydration and protection.
PM Routine Recommendations
Step 1
I love your DHC Deep Cleansing Oil for you. Just make sure to massage it in for 1-2 minutes and remove fully with warm washcloth.
Step 2
- You could continue using your Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 2-3x/wk after initial cleanse.
- As a next level exfoliant you can try Lactic Acid. Lactic acid is a AHA suitable for dry/sensitive skin. This will even out skin tone, improve texture and hydrate your skin. Consider this your anti aging remedy. Use when you are not experiencing an eczema flare up. This will improve your lipid barrier on your skin protecting it from environmental damage. Always use a SPF when adding AHA to your regimen.
- I recommend The Ordinary 5% Lactic Acid ($6.50) OR Biossance Squalene + Lactic Acid Resurfacing night serum. The instructions say to use daily but I would start as 1-3 times every week in the evening.

Step 3
Eye Cream:
- Apply your Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream after cleanser. I recommend skipping your retinol eye treatment on days when you are exfoliating your skin. Retinol is naturally exfoliating and too much exfoliation can leave your skin feeling raw, and irritated.
- If you feel any irritation or redness from this product, I recommend Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Eye $22.49 instead.

Step 4
Again I would make the change to a better option to improve your skin. While we are sleeping our skin is regenerating and repairing. It's a good time to slather on active ingredients.
I recommend CeraVe PM Moisturizing Lotion $16 for it's three key night time ingredients that target your concerns: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and peptides. Hyaluronic acid being a moisture magnet providing deep overnight hydration. Niacinamide a powerful antioxidant and skin soothing ingredient. It is a proven anti-inflammatory to reduce redness and calm sensitive skin. It is a version vitamin B3 which brightens the complexion, prevents water loss and improves elasticity. Peptides feed the skin overnight during its repairing and renewal stage.
Other Recommendations

Consider adding these products bi-weekly or as needed to reach your skin care goals:
- For additional hydration Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask $3.49
- For minimizing and purifying congestion on nose try Biore Charcoal Nose Strips $5.99

Diet suggestions:
- Limit coffee, alcohol, and excess sugar which dehydrate skin.
- Drink plenty of water (8-10 glasses).
- Eat a diet rich in whole foods including fresh fruits and vegetables which hydrate skin internally
- Add healthy fats as well, e.g. salmon, nuts, seeds and avocados.

For "chicken skin" ie: keratosis pilaris on the legs I recommend dry brush exfoliation with essential oils of Rose Geranium + Peppermint following with a soothing moisturizing cream. Here's where you can use your Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream.

Treatment Recommendations:
- Hydrating facials
- TCA Chemical Peels: Can help address uneven skin tone
    What to expect next?
    We'll check-in in a month to see how your skin gets adjusted to the new routine. If you have any questions before then, you could always reach out to your esthetician.

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