Clinisoothe+ teamed up with the lovely Pamela Marshall, expert aesthetician and founder of Mortar & Milk
in Fulham, London to discuss all things skin. Frustrated by the way the science of skin was being explained (or not) to consumers, Pam has a stripped back, simple and sensible approach to skin. Read on to discover her skincare secrets and ultimate healthy skin routine featuring Pam's favourite product, Clinisoothe+.
Firstly, I never leave the house without my Clinisoothe+. That's just good life practice. However, it is an essential part of my daily skincare regime. It's the one product I recommend to my clients as an absolute must-have. After cleansing both morning and night, I spray Clinisoothe+ over my face and decollete and leave to sit for 10 - 15 seconds before moving onto my serum. As I live in London, I always carry a bottle and spray my face a few times throughout the day to help protect from air pollution and the dirt and grime that comes from riding public transport.
I have watched first hand, time and time again, how this formulation helps calm and soothe skin. It's fantastic for reducing flare-ups, soothing breakouts and calming irritated skin. We use it in treatment to prep the skin, but also send it home with every client.
How to use Clinisoothe+ in your skincare routine
I always recommend spraying the face both morning and night after cleansing. Waiting 10 - 15 seconds before moving onto your next step in your routine. It can also be sprayed to face after wearing a protective face mask for long periods of time.
Clinisoothe+ is gentle enough to use with any serums or moisturisers. It is neutral pH and non-cytotoxic, making it extremely gentle but also very effective. For our acne clients, we always pair it with a treatment moisturiser formulated with mandelic acid and polyhydroxy acids. The two together are brilliant for calming inflamed skin. It can also work well with Vitamin C and Retinoids which have a tendency to cause redness. I believe everyone needs an excellent gentle cleanser, Clinisoothe+, a treatment serum, a treatment moisturiser and a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher in the morning. I personally use 4 products both morning and night. In the winter I add an eye cream. If you have the right formulations for your skin, there is no need for having more than 4 or 5 products for your morning and evening routine combined.
My approach to skincare is minimal. I believe the industry likes to sell products and has most people believing that they need to use more products than necessary, and far too many harsh products. Most inflamed skin we see in clinic at Mortar & Milk
comes down to the fact that clients are overusing AHA's and retinols. There is definitely a place for those ingredients, but not as part of a daily routine. Using clinical formulations mean that you don't need to have loads of products. This also means we aren't creating a beauty graveyard in our bathrooms.
Clinisoothe+ is suitable for all skin types, however, it is especially helpful to acneic and inflammed or irritated skin. I recommend it to all my acne and rosacea clients. Even if the symptoms are very mild.
Try Clinisoothe+ Skin Purifier, a gentle product to add to your skincare routine. Simply spritz your skin after cleansing and allow the product to soothe redness or irritation.
Clinisoothe+ Skin Purifier
Pamela Marshall, expert aesthetician and co-founder of Mortar and Milk, London's newest beauty retailer, both brick and mortar and online. She gives bespoke skin services, combining high street brands with cosmeceuticals, providing in depth analysis and treatments (through use of camera technology).