Essential skincare products | top tips for novices

Developing a good skincare regime morning and night will help combat the signs of premature ageing and keep your skin looking fresher, younger and radiant for longer. Our essential skincare products guide provides you with top tips on starting your daily beauty regime.

Walk into any department store or pharmacy or look online and you will be bombarded with skincare and beauty products. The sheer number of cleansers, moisturisers and serums available may just cause you to have a meltdown when trying to select a few items to start off your new beauty regime. We understand how daunting a task this can be, so we have put together some top tips to help you select your essential skincare products.

Developing a good skincare regime

When developing a skincare regime, there are a few things to consider:
  • which products work together
  • how they benefit your skin,
  • the order in which to use them, and,
  • this last one is an absolute MUST, a good day moisturiser with an SPF to protect your skin from the sun's damaging radiation.
Problem skin or skin with multiple concerns may also require boosters, serums or other targeted solutions to alleviate the issue.

Basic skincare regime

Our basic skincare regime is for youthful complexions and people without major skin concerns. Basic MORNING skincare regime
  1. Cleanse
  2. Exfoliate
  3. Hydrate with a moisturiser that includes a SPF
Basic EVENING skincare regime
  1. Cleanse
  2. Tone
  3. Moisturise
A clean face provides a better surface for products to penetrate the epidermis. Using a gentle water-soluble cleanser will remove makeup as well as dirt, oil, and impurities that can build up during the day and night.
Pollution, the sun and other environmental damage can cause the skin’s surface to become dull, rough and uneven. By exfoliating, you remove the build-up of dead skin and oil which causes clogged pores, uneven skin tone and wrinkles. After exfoliating, your skin will look and feel noticeable smoother and fresher.
Hydrate and revitalize your skin with a skin-replenishing toner. Toners remove the last traces of makeup and cleansers, and can reduce patches of redness and dryness, leaving skin softer, calmer and ready for moisture.
Restore health and vitality to your skin with a skin-renewing moisturiser. Fountain Cosmetic moisturisers hydrate, nourish and fight free radicals to encourage cell renewal leaving skin healthier and more supple, and are suitable for all skin types. In the mornings, apply a moisturiser with a sunscreen, or top up with our Super Moisture SPF50+ which provides the very highest SPF rating.

Skincare regime for advanced care

An advanced skincare regime builds on the basic regime and should be followed if you have concerns with wrinkles, large or clogged pores, uneven skin tone, dehydration, acne or breakouts, and/or lack of firmness. Alternating different anti-aging products on different days can work wonders for your complexion, so try mixing them up! Essential MORNING skincare regime for advanced care
  1. Cleanse
  2. Exfoliate
  3. Apply a serum and/or targeted solution
  4. Hydrate with a moisturiser that includes a SPF
Essential EVENING skincare regime for advanced care
  1. Cleanse
  2. Tone
  3. Apply a serum and/or targeted solution
  4. Eye cream
  5. Moisturise
Serums, eye creams, targeted solutions
Our skin loses moisture and elasticity as we age. However we can help combat the ageing process by providing our skincare routine with a little boost. One of the easiest ways to give our skin a hit of nourishment is by adding an anti-ageing serumeye cream and/or targeted solution, such as a peptide infused oil. Fountain’s anti-ageing serums contain innovative ingredients such as vitamins, antioxidants and peptides to protect, hydrate, repair, correct, reduce wrinkles and increase the production of collagen for firmer, smoother, and younger looking skin. Our eye creams reduce dark circles and eye bags while increasing elasticity and hydration to combat wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet and the signs of premature aging around the delicate eye area. And our collection of 12 Timeless Peptide Infused Oils are scientifically formulated with a radical new active ingredient complex to address different signs of ageing.