Turns out I didn’t need $250 skin cream to fix my dry winter skin. I just needed a product that was custom designed for me.
I have something to admit: I dread the New Year. Not actual New Year’s Day…but the beginning of the driest, harshest phase of winter. For someone like with me with sensitive skin, this weather can be downright torture. Between the painful redness, flakiness, and white discoloration, managing my winter skin is my exhausting annual battle.
Honestly, I was close to giving up. After trying everything from expensive night creams to oily moisturizers and weird foreign products my relatives swear work—I was ready to accept my fate as just someone who had to grit and bear their teeth through winter.
That is until I finally found the one product that works: Proven’s data-driven personalized skincare. Where generic products were failing me because they were created for the masses, Proven skincare has been incredibly effective because it’s custom designed for me.
Proven uses data from its first-of-its-kind “skin genome” database and personalized skin survey to comb through over 20 thousand ingredients to formulate a routine that works specifically for each user.
And it really works! I’ve been amazed at the results I’ve seen starting from my first week of use. So to help other skin sufferers, I want to walk through what Proven is, how it works, and how exactly these products saved my winter skin.
The Proven, Scientific Method
Proven is an award-winning skin technology company founded on one core principle: our skincare should be as unique as our skin.
That’s why their founding team (including a scientist from Stanford) created a DNA database with over 8 million data points to determine what ingredients are best suited for each individual’s skin type and condition. Proven’s 3-minute “skin-telligence” quiz then uses that data (along with lifestyle factors like sun strength and pollution levels) to determine the perfect balanced formula for every user.
Proven then ships your custom skincare routine (including moisturizers, cleansers, and night creams) every eight weeks—including formula updates as your skin improves or if you experience significant lifestyle changes. In other words, unlike brands that require continuous trial-and-error, Proven is the skincare routine that changes with you.
The result is a track record vetted by dozens of publications (including Vogue, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Allure) and over 200,000 satisfied customers, who have fixed everything from persistent acne, to my dry itchy winter skin.
My (Personal) Miracle Skincare Routine
While the beauty of Proven is that everyone gets their own customized formulas shipped to them, I wanted to take the time to outline their core products which compose their custom skincare routines.
The first step was taking their 3-minute skin-telligence quiz which starts off by asking me what my main skin concerns were (which, in my case, were dryness and sensitivity). From there, the quiz went on to ask me questions about my age, gender, skin sensitivity and a variety of environmental and lifestyle factors like sleep and stress levels.
When I finished, Proven came up with my personal 3-product skincare routine formula S-39853, which came with 42 active ingredients for skin sensitivity, dryness and stress relief.
Their packaging (just look at how sleek and shiny it is) shipped to me with their three flagship products:
The first step to any healthy skin is cleanliness. This multipurpose cleanser/toner/exfoliator works by using a variety of organic ingredients such as green tea extract and mandelic acid to remove any dead skin, excess oil or lingering makeup. The cleanser takes in account your individual factors so rather than leaving your face feeling dry and abrasive, it feels hydrated and firm.
What I’ve learned from Proven is skin protection is key to fixing most skin ailments. Specifically this means wind, pollution and sun protection. By creating moisturizers with SPF, and without harsh synthetic fragrances, chemicals, or parabens (industrial fillers), Proven is able to deliver a moisturizer that protects the skin’s natural oil instead of eroding it and then replacing it. For instance, a staple of Proven’s Day Moisturizer is Squalane, a shelf-stable version of an oil naturally produced by human bodies. Science at work!
Where Day Cream is meant to be light and protect against the elements, Night Cream can be applied in a controlled environment, allowing it to truly focus on deep, penetrating hydration. That means a slightly thicker texture, with a focus on stimulating collagen production through use of natural ingredients like Vitamin C, Pomegranate extract, and Granactive Retinol (a key factor in anti-aging).
Used altogether, this easy to follow 3-step routine allows for virtuously continuous skin protection/re-hydration. Within a week of trying it, I had zero lingering itchy red spots, flaky skin or sore dry spots! Instead of feeling like I have dry skin covered in a layer of oil, I feel like I have actually hydrated skin with no grease or dryness, just natural firmness.
Once You Have Proven Results, You Never Go Back
There really is a reason when people describe their personal experience, they talk about being in “their skin”. As the largest organ in our body, our skin dictates how we look, how we feel, and how comfortable we are in literally every situation. While some companies have used this opportunity to sling generic products with huge markups, Proven is changing the game by using science to create skincare that actually works.
So whether you suffer from dry skin, acne-prone skin, or you just want to keep your skin healthy as long as possible, Proven has a solution for you. From lab to doorstep, don’t miss out on the company revolutionizing the world of skincare.
Don’t procrastinate on getting the skin of your dreams! Take your personal skin quiz today and get Proven results in your first month! Free shipping anywhere in the U.S. and free cancellations at any time.