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Routine Guide

  • This is a general guide to offer recommendations on how to use DR's Secret products in a routine for different skin conditions.
  • Products are listed in sequence of use.
    E.g. "Cleanser 1, Aqua Boost Serum 10, Refining Serum 9" means to use Cleanser 1 as the first step, followed by Aqua Boost Serum 10 and Refining Serum 9.
  • There may be instances where products may be used twice in a routine.
    E.g. "Cleanser 1, Spot Serum 8, Refining Serum 9, Skinlight T3, Refining Serum 9." This means that Refining Serum 9 should be used in the third and fifth steps of the routine.
  • Refer to Gentle Reminders for more tips. We also encourage users to approach their Skin Buddy for more customised routines and personal guidance for best results.

Build Up

Essentials Kit
Build Up Essentials Kit
Normal skin / All skin types

Starter

Soothing Secrets

Recovery Kit
Soothing Secrets Recovery Kit
Sensitive skin / Weak skin barrier

Starter

Intensive

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Cleanser 1, Aqua Boost Serum 10, Moisturizer 6, Refining Serum 9

Fresh Start

Oil Balance Kit
Fresh Start Oil Balance Kit
Normal to oily skin / Enlarged pores

Starter

Intensive

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Cleanser 1, Toner T2, Aqua Boost Serum 10, Refining Serum 9

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Cleanser 1, Toner T2, Skinlight T3, Skinrecon T4, Refining Serum 9

Drink Up

Deep Nourishment Kit
Drink Up Deep Nourishment Kit
Dehydrated dry skin

Starter

Intensive

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Cleanser 1, Toner T2, Aqua Boost Serum 10, Skinrecon T4, Refining Serum 9

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Cleanser 1, Toner T2, Skinlight T3, Skinrecon T4, Moisturizer 6 / Emulsion A6, Refining Serum 9

Pore Perfect

Clarifying Kit
Pore Perfect Clarifying Kit
Dehydrated but oily congested skin

Starter

Intensive

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Cleanser 1, Toner T2, Refining Serum 9, Spot Serum 8, Skinlight T3, Refining Serum 9

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Cleanser 1, Toner T2, Refining Serum 9, Spot Serum 8, Skinlight T3, Aqua Boost Serum 10

Clear Confidence

Anti-Blemish Kit
Clear Confidence Anti-Blemish Kit
Acne & blemishes

Starter

Intensive

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Cleanser 1, Spot Serum 8, Refining Serum 9, Skinlight T3, Refining Serum 9

Hello Glow

Radiance Kit
Hello Glow Radiance Kit
Dull skin & uneven skin tone

Starter

Intensive

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Cleanser 1, Toner T2, Skinlight T3, Skinrecon T4, Refining Serum 9

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Cleanser 1, Toner T2, C15 Essence 7, Skinlight T3, Skinrecon T4, Refining Serum 9

Age Rescue

Anti-Ageing Kit
Age Rescue Anti-Ageing Kit
Fine lines & saggy skin

Starter

Intensive

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Cleanser 1, Age Arrest A3, AR Essence A3, C15 Essence 7, Skinlight T3, Skinrecon T4, Moisturizer 6 / Emulsion A6, Refining Serum 9

Recommended Product Amount

Classic Range

Cleanser 1 2cm
Toner T2 2cm
Skinlight T3 10 to 12 drops
Skinrecon T4 3 to 4 pumps
Sunscreen 5/5M 2cm
Moisturizer 6 2 pumps
C15 Essence 7 10 to 12 drops
Spot Serum 8 As appropriate
Refining Serum 9 3 to 4 pumps
Aqua Boost Serum 10 2 to 3 pumps

Supplementary Products

Cleansing Cream A1 2.5cm
Age Arrest A3 1 tab
AR Essence A3 1 tube
Total Base A5 1cm
Emulsion A6 3 to 4 pumps
Eye Cream 1 to 2 pumps

Gentle Reminders

Skinlight T3

For dry & sensitive skinMix Skinlight T3 and Skinrecon T4.

For dry seasons or if skin feels dehydratedReduce the use of Skinlight T3 and hydrate with Toner T2, Aqua Boost Serum 10 and/ or Moisturizer 6 liberally.

Sunscreen Products

For smoother application, wait for products to be absorbed by the skin before applying Sunscreen 5, Sunscreen Matte 5M or Total Base A5.

Moisturizer 6

For sensitive, dry to normal skinRecommended.

For dry seasons or if skin feels dehydratedUse more than usual.

For oily skinCan be omitted. Use Emulsion A6 or Aqua Boost Serum 10 to hydrate skin, depending on skin needs.

Sensitive Skin

If skin is more sensitive, start with the conditioning routine "Soothing Secrets Recovery Starter Kit" and introduce new products gradually one at a time to allow skin to adapt.

Conditioning Routines

If any skin reaction ocurs, stop any intensive or treatment routine immediately and apply conditioning routine to soothe skin:

  Conditioning Routines
- Sensitive / Dry / Dehydrated Skin

- Colder climate users or during winter / autumn
Soothing Secrets Recovery Starter Kit
- Normal / Oily / Combination Skin

- Hotter climate users or during summer / spring
Build Up Essentials Starter Kit

Application Tips

Use finger tips to lightly apply products, no rubbing, tugging or patting required. Use the press and roll method to gently massage Sunscreen 5, Sunscreen Matte 5M or Total Base A5 in.

Other than the sunscreens, products can be applied immediately over each other with no waiting time required. It is normal for face to feel 'wet' after applying. Allow skin to absorb products normally without patting dry.

Possible Skin Reactions during the Skin Improvement Process

Depending on your skin types, you may experience the following reactions during the skin improvement process when applying any DR's Secret routine.

Most of these skin reactions occur due to insufficient moisture in the skin and a weakened or damaged skin barrier. We encourage new users to work on conditioning, hydrating and strengthening the skin barrier first before going on to more intensive treatment routines.

Blemishes

BlemishesSkin may experience purging at the start as skin renewal rate is increased. This might be more common to those with acne-prone skin and should last for a few days to weeks depending on your skin condition.

If this persists or worsens, stop any intensive routine and return to conditioning routine to soothe skin.

Skin Redness

Skin RednessThose with sensitive skin might be more prone to skin redness when starting on new products. Always start with a conditioning routine to strengthen the skin barrier and soothe skin.

For non-sensitive skin users, redness is usually due to increased blood circulation. Use Moisturizer 6 and Refining Serum 9 to calm and cool skin.

Roughness & Dullness

Roughness & DullnessSkin surface appears rough and dull as rate of skin cell renewal rate is increased, causing old dead skin cells to be accumulated on the surface. Use physical exfoliants like Miraglo to remove the dead skin cells buildup.

Skin will appear more radiant after skin renewal is completed.

Itchiness / Peeling

Itchiness / PeelingThis is usually due to skin exfoliation, causing shedding of old dead skin. If skin feels itchy and tight, this may be due to a lack of moisture, hydrate more with Aqua Boost Serum 10 and/or Moisturizer 6, depending on your skin needs.

Heat

HeatYou may experience a slight heat or tingle on your skin surface when applying concentrated serums such as Skinlight T3 or C15 Essence 7. Your skin may be getting accustomed to the concentrated active ingredients and this sensation should wear off after regular use. Use Refining Serum 9 to cool skin.

*According to your skin type, you may experience different reactions above. If such reactions persist or worsen, stop any intensive routine immediately and apply conditioning routine to soothe skin.

Product Guidance

Different individuals have different skin needs. Get to know a Skin Buddy to help you customise a skin care routine tailored to your needs.

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