Dr Colette Haydon
Created by Dr. Colette Haydon in her London laboratory, where Colette formulated skincare products for the most coveted brands prior to the creation of her own brand, lixirskin.
A doctor in dermo-pharmacy, Colette specialises in advanced skincare, and lixirskin focuses on pure molecules with published clinical results.
"The natural versus synthetic battle is dated - not all chemistry is bad. There are simply good ingredients – safe, effective, sustainable and formulated correctly, and there are bad ingredients – harmful and ineffective. There is a misconception that natural products should contain many botanical extracts which often have little effect. We focus on pure molecules with published clinical results." - Colette
Switching is unique to lixirskin
NIGHT SWITCHES are used one at a time, then allow your skin to rest and reset, for a week, before switching to another. Switching stimulates the skin to get better results. Active ingredients for specific skin concerns when used for too long saturate the skin and no longer deliver results. It is good to switch them around to avoid the plateau effect.
Less is more. Products with too many active ingredients which work on different metabolic pathways confuse the skin. It works too hard, cell energy is depleted, the skin gets tired and gives up. It is better to ask the skin to do one thing at a time, but to do it well.
Layering too many products is likely to produce the same result. There is also potential for counteraction and irritation if not paired correctly. Don’t play chemist, product formulation is a skill that takes years to master.
A good formula does it all. We don’t believe in having products dedicated to the face, neck or eye.
The cosmetics industry creates names for products which have the same base and do the same thing – day cream, primer, night cream, moisturiser, serum etc. There is no such thing as a product which is good for one part of your skin and not the other.
All skin shares the same everyday needs. For these essentials, we’ve got you covered with multi-tasking heroes that make an instant difference and work for everyone without overloading your skin.