What skin types do your formulas support?

Our formulas are designed for the majority of common skin types. We offer skincare customized for:

  • Dry skin
  • Normal skin
  • Oily skin
  • Combination skin
  • Skin stressed by pollutants or irritants
  • Sensitive skin
  • Acne-prone skin

For skin conditions that typically require medical care, such as extreme eczema or rosacea, we recommend you seek extended care from a medical professional. If you have any questions about the skin types we address, please feel free to contact us at support@pureculturebeauty.com.

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What skin goals does Pure Culture address?

Our skincare is formulated to help you make progress toward your personal skin goals. You’ll tell us your top priorities in your skin analysis so that our skin experts can optimize your formulas. And when your priorities change, we’ll change your routine, too.

The skin concerns we currently work on include:

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Loss of firmness & elasticity
  • Dryness & rough patches
  • Redness & irritation
  • Hyperpigmentation & dark spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Pollution damage
  • Pore size
  • Shine & oil control
  • Breakouts & clogged pores

In addition to the skin goals you choose to work on, our formulas go above and beyond with universally beneficial ingredients. We always include microbiome-friendly, functional ingredients to help boost overall skin health.

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Why do you use the microbiome and skin barrier as indicators of skin health?

Our formulas prioritize skin health to help naturally combat aging, irritation and other damage, rather than settling for short term solutions.

Our custom formulas have an optimal pH and are made with ingredients to rebalance your microflora and build a healthy skin barrier. That’s because to us, the most important indicators of skin health are a thriving microbiome and a strong, effective skin barrier:

  • Your skin barrier is part of the top layer of your skin. When it’s in good shape, it effectively retains moisture, naturally exfoliates and protects against irritants, allergens, pollutants and sun damage.
  • The microbiome is your first line of defense against pollutants that can damage the skin barrier. You need various good bacteria strains present to keep your microbiome functioning effectively, and the byproducts of beneficial microflora also help strengthen your skin barrier.
How long before I see results from my custom skincare?

Everyone is different; you may notice a change in your skin as early as two weeks, but it may take up to eight weeks. Because we are focused on working on long term skin benefits, it is normal not to see any instant results.

For the best results, please follow the usage recommendations. If you have questions about your results, please reach out to us at support@pureculturebeauty.com.  

Can I use my other skincare products with Pure Culture custom formulas?

Our skincare products are overall safe to use, but the best way to be sure is to contact our skin experts at support@pureculturebeauty.com.

Please note that our skincare does not contain SPF. We recommend applying mineral sunscreen (look for zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide only) before you head outdoors, and reapplying regularly during prolonged sun exposure. Wearing a hat is a great way to give your skin an extra layer of protection, too.

Why does your skincare set have three products?

Skincare does not need to be complicated, but it does need a few basic steps. We believe the minimum is three steps: cleanse, treat and hydrate. If we believe your skin needs more, we may recommend additional steps to your routine (learn more here).

We specifically design our formulas to complement each other and work together for optimal skin health and results:

  1. Cleanse: Starting with a microbiome-friendly cleanser optimized for your skin type gently cleanses and removes makeup, without stripping skin, leaving your skin pH balanced and ready to absorb the benefits of the next steps.
  2. Treat: The serum is a treatment step customized to address your skin goals and feed your skin with the beneficial nutrients it needs. Your formula is designed to absorb quickly for ultimate skin nourishment and to help build your overall skin health.
  3. Hydrate: The final part of your routine is protective moisturizer to seal in the benefits of your serum, while helping to strengthen your skin barrier and microbiome. Our formulas are optimized to hydrate for your skin condition, and are intentionally lightweight so they sink into the deeper layers of your skin.

We offer a custom serum as an option in case you are not ready to commit to an entire regimen. But for the best results, we recommend the three-step skincare kit.

Why do you sometimes recommend additional steps for my skincare routine?

The skincare set is the best place to begin your custom skincare journey, but we may suggest a second serum, toner or other product to supplement your base routine. That’s because the complex skin goals and conditions we address require varying concentrations of key ingredients. If we put too many of these actives in a single formula, it would sacrifice stability and efficacy. Our goal is to give you flexibility with your routine, while offering effective, targeted formulas to help you achieve your best skin.

If you have any questions about adding formulas to your routine, please get in touch with our team at support@pureculturebeauty.com.

If I buy a custom serum first, can I buy additional skincare later without taking another skin test?

After purchasing the custom serum and completing your skin analysis, you will be able to review all of the formulas we recommend for your skin. Your serum will ship automatically, and you will have the option to order your custom cleanser, moisturizer or other supplementary formulas at any time.

Can I sample the products before I buy?

We don't offer sample sizes due to the custom nature of our products. Our custom serum is a wonderful introduction to our personalized skincare if you’re not yet ready for the skincare set with three products.

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