This book was born from the idea of how to help women (and men) have honest and open conversations around the way we view our skin and our skincare routines. Working as a small team, we spent time going out and interviewing everyone who was open to talking about their skin. For some, it was painful to share their experiences and for others it was a gift to hear their insights and expert opinions.
We encourage you to read the stories and conversations that have taken place in this book. Skin issues should never be a taboo subject and we should never have to feel ashamed about the way our skin looks. If we buy into the hype of only finding the best, most expensive product before our skin looks good then we sell ourselves short. We fall prey to the marketing hype of the beauty industry.
The more conversations we have the more we realize that it's a combination of many different items in the self care movement that help to enhance your skin’s natural beauty.
Many of our friends found relief in the natural movement, others in diet and exercise, others in staying out of the sun. It’s a unique mix based on conversations with friends that shows us there is not a one size fits all approach to skin care. We should never believe the companies that tell us otherwise. 1oz of prevention is worth more than 1 pound of treatment!
But for now friends, grab a tea, sit back and indulge yourself in The Skincare Collective, Book 1. All interviews have been edited for length and clarity. Some names may have been altered at the request of the person being interviewed. Not all materials here have been transcribed from interviews and have been edited for readers pleasure. Should you find any further questions, find typo’s please email us below.
Formule De Soin is a group of people and focused on building a brand around the self education of skincare health. The mission is to provide objective and honest information about skincare that doesn’t fall prey to advertisers and big cosmetic firms who often mispresent what they write or sell.
To have your story potentially featured in one of our next Skincare Collectives, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Terrain Publishing, in partnership with the Formule De Soin Team
Unlike you, when it gets dark, your skin doesn't go to bed. On the contrary - it works even harder due to the day and the environmental exposure it has been exposed to!
The time during which one season changes with another always requires some changes in our daily skin care routine. This is because we need to help our skin adapt successfully to the new environmental conditions without losing its look.
Autumn is a transitional period during which our skin, accustomed to the summer heat, begins to recover, adapting to other conditions such as cold wind, lack of sun, more serious daily temperature differences and other environmental factors, so that at a later stage to successfully adapt and cope with the coming winter cold weather.