Dermatology is a fascinating subject, and cosmeceuticals is its pop science incarnation. Product ingredients infiltrate our vocabulary as our schedules become less accommodating for dermatologist appointments and facials. Bathroom medicine cabinets become increasingly eponymous as their contents highlight active ingredients as if we were chemists. Dermatologist-endorsed brands such as SkinCeuticals have broken out of the doctor’s office through online and boutique retailers. Featuring advanced pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, the brand offers products like the Discolouration Defense Serum and Phyto Corrective Fluid. Alas, effortless may be a timeless look but ‘low maintenance’ is no virtue. No fault either, but what crime is there relishing in skin health? And while you’re at it, why not indulge the senses and soul, with Mmerci Encore’s essential oil, Breathe? SkinCeuticals is available at Acclaro Clinic, Paragon.