‘Skinimalism’ is a term that’s been around for a few years now but is trending again due to the cost-of-living crisis and with consumers looking to cut back on their spending. 


What is ‘skinimalism’?

This is a skin care trend based on customers who prefer a simple, stripped back routine and became popular a few years ago. It’s the antithesis of the 10-step+ regimen trend which has also reigned popular in recent years. The more recent ‘quiet quitting’ trend also lends itself to a minimalist approach to skin care. But with the recent focus on the rise in the cost of living, the skinimalist trend has become popular again as consumers look to save money and ways to maximise skin results with fewer products in their daily regimen.


Is a skinimalist regimen suitable for everyone?

Yes! You may choose a simple skin care routine based on personal preference, not everyone loves a complicated regimen and that’s ok! At Dermalogica, we always say skin care doesn’t have to be complicated and you can achieve great skin with a few key essentials used consistently. The most important aspect of skin care is personalisation, as a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. But once you understand your skin and what it needs, a simple regimen can be tailored for you to help reach your skin goals.


The best formulas for a skinimalist regimen

Multi-tasking formulas are best for this trend to reduce the overall number of products in your regimen and to achieve multiple benefits. 

The focus should be on ensuring skin is cleaned thoroughly and includes gentle exfoliation. Both are critical for healthy skin function. Layering of hydration with actives such as Hyaluronic Acid will ensure skin is adequately hydrated, another healthy skin essential and inclusion of SPF is crucial for skin protection. 


Here’s our top product recommendations for a skinimalist regimen: 


PREP with an all-in-one cleanser and gently exfoliate daily

Oil to Foam Total Cleanser (€65) a makeup remover and cleanser in one formula

Daily Microfoliant (€74) a skin smoothing and brightening powder exfoliant


TREAT by layering hydrating actives or use a targeted formula for your main skin concern

Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist (€53) for skin hydration and barrier replenishment

Or a targeted serum for your specific skin needs. 


GLOW with moisturiser and UV defence

BioLumin-C Gel Moisturiser (€75) a Vitamin C glow boosting and hydrating moisturiser

Porescreen SPF 40 (€65) a pore minimising SPF with a hint of tint primer like effect


Dermalogica’s professional grade formulas are packed with multiple ingredients to deliver real results. So, if you’re stripping back your regimen to some key essentials, rest assured our formulas contain multiple actives, antioxidants, vitamins and plant botanicals to help deliver your healthiest skin.


Dermalogica products are available from Dermalogica.ie and all authorised Dermalogica stockists.