We interviewed Lisa VanBockern, the owner and founder of Skin Script Skin Care, to answer your FAQ's about this popular brand!
Read her detailed answers below...
Is Skin Script vegan?
We do have many products that are vegan. However, the entire line cannot be considered vegan as we do use some milk derivatives in our products, such as Goji Berry Yogurt Mask.
Is Skin Script organic?
No. While our enzymes use fruits that are pureed such as blueberries, pumpkin, cherries, etc. We cannot claim to be organic.
Is Skin Script medical grade?
We are clinical grade meaning stronger than “over-the-counter” but does not require a prescription. Medical grade requires a prescription and can only be sold under a physician’s license.
Is Skin Script an MLM?
No. Skin Script sells only to licensed aestheticians, spas and salons who are licensed in performing skin care treatments.
Great product! They are Skin Script’s skin lightening product and contain kojic (from the mushroom) and arbutin (from the bearberry) to slow the production of pigment, as the glycolic and retinol will gently exfoliate away the dead skin cells.
You should see lightening of pigment (and an even skin tone) within 30 days.
The best use is combined with Skin Script chemical peels applied by a professional aesthetician.
As a skin lightener, use 2 times per day directly on pigmented areas to lift pigmentation.
If you use them all over the face twice a day, you might over-dry the skin, and the key is to use them directly on the pigment.
If you want to use these pads as general exfoliation you can use them 2-3 times per week as a leave-on toner.
After the product has absorbed into the skin, apply a moisturizer
How to use Skin Script Enzymes?
Our fruit enzymes are only applied by a licensed aesthetician during a facial.
Your aesthetician will decide which enzyme is suited for your skin type based on your skin type of dry, oily, normal/combination.
She will also select the appropriate enzyme for acneic, pigmented, or sensitive skin.
Where to buy Skin Script products?
Skin Script vs Dermalogica?
Skin Script for acne?
Acne comes in a variety of forms and there’s not one answer. Here is what you should use for each type.
I would choose something with a glycolic/retinol to exfoliate the follicle lining.
I would choose Skin Script’s Retinol Scrub left on the skin for 10 minutes twice a week and then the Glycolic/Retinol Pads used twice a week.
I prefer glycolics to exfoliate the upper surface of the skin to allow trapped oil to escape.
For this condition I like the Glycolic Cleanser and the Retinol Scrub (what I call a “power combination”) three times a week.
Clients will call and say “I’m breaking out!!!” after using this combination.
Remember that these active ingredients are getting the pore open and into a free-flowing state to get the trapped oil out!
It will take approximately 10-14 days for the oil to purge and the end result is clear, clean pores.
You need an antibacterial ingredient to kill the bad bacteria. In that case I choose salicylic.
The Raspberry Refining Cleanser has 2% Salicylic and 2% Glycolic to gently exfoliate, but you will want to spot treat with the Blemish Control Spot Treatment with 5% Salicylic and 1% Glycolic.
Carry this in your purse or pocket because you will want to use this spot treatment 2-3 times per day (yes, per day!) directly on the pustular activity.
It will even penetrate through makeup!
So as you sit in class and feel an acneic lesion, please don’t pick it; take your Blemish Spot Treatment out of your pocket or purse and apply 2-3 times per day! It will alleviate within 2-3 days.
Please don’t leave this wonderful product sitting on your bathroom counter; it will not work if you don’t have it handy to re-apply 2-3 times per day.
Papular Acne (or the reddened skin with a raised lesion that contains nothing but water)
That requires hydration (Cucumber Toner and an appropriate-weighted moisturizer).
When skin is over-stripped by products, it disrupts the “good bacteria” at the surface of the skin and it takes cover within the follicle when you disrupt it’s food source at the surface of the skin.
Good bacteria living at the surface of your skin requires triglycerides for lunch every day.
If it doesn’t get it’s lunch, it will hunt for it within the follicle and created the raised redness.
Can you imagine what will solve this problem? How do you serve “good bacteria” lunch?
Moisturizers contain triglycerides and provides the food source for this helpful bacteria.
When you hear people say “you have to wear your moisturizer” it means you need to find one that fits your skin type (oily, normal/combo, dry) and that feels good to your skin.
The moisturizer will provide lunch to that hungry bacteria and keeping it at the surface of the skin where it belongs.
Skin Script for rosacea?
Hydration! Rosacea can be aggravated by heat and cold so choosing the appropriate moisturizer for each client is key.
Also remember to change your moisturizer as the seasons change.
Winter normally dries skin and requires a heavier moisturizer and summer might create more oil and requires a lighter moisturizer.
Rosacea will also need exfoliation so I choose the Retinol Scrub used gently twice a week (key word is gently) and simply rinse off.
Skin Script before and after?
This is one area I wish I had more consents to use pictures. While we do have some great pictures, even with the eyes blacked out, I would not feel right about giving them out for mass publication.
Skin Script vs Image?
Skin Script vs Dermaquest?
Skin Script vs Rodan and Fields?
Rodan and Fields is a MLM. They are over-the-counter and will not have the active ingredients that a professional skin care line will have.
Skin Script vs PCA?
While Skin Script is known for its amazing enzymes, PCA is known for its great chemical peels. They are a professional skin care line and I think their retail products are of good quality.
Skin Script vs Eminence?
Eminence is organic and looks/smells great, but may be geared more towards the resort/spa market.
Skin Script vs Obagi?
In my mind, Obagi is one of the only medical-grade lines with its Retin-A and is sold only under a physician’s license.