Frequently Asked

Aluminé® Skin Care

  • When should I start a skin care regimen?

    It’s never too early to start caring for your skin. Cumulative environmental factors along with natural ageing may damage skin, so it’s important to create a consistent routine at an early age. 

  • How do I choose a skin care routine?

    Once you know your skin type, select a tailor-made skin care routine. Keep in mind that ageing, hormonal changes, and other factors may change your skin type throughout your lifetime. 

  • How can I tell if I have oily skin?

    Excess oil causes shine, particularly in problem areas, such as the T-zone—forehead, nose, and chin. This skin type is generally thick and covered with an oily film, preventing it from drying out. Oily skin is especially prevalent in adolescents and adult men, and it is less susceptible to external factors and dryness, reducing the visibility of ageing. 

  • How can I tell if I have a combination of oily and normal skin?

    If certain areas, particularly the T-zone —forehead, chin, and nose— tend to be greasy or shiny, while the remainder of the skin is uniformly soft to the touch without obvious imperfections, you have combination skin. 

  • How can I determine whether I have dry skin?

    Dry skin is rough in texture, and may be sensitive to irritants. Those with dry skin may experience tightness and itching, as well as flaking. This type of skin, which may be thin and sensitive to cold or dry air, also tends to form wrinkles more easily since it has fewer lipids or water to protect it. 

  • What’s the best way to keep my skin looking younger?

    The two most important factors for skin health are a balanced, healthy diet and a consistent skin care routine. To maintain a healthy, youthful glow, celebrity stylist Peter Lamas recommends the following lifestyle changes:

    • Get enough sleep. This allows cellular regeneration and repair of the skin.
    • Always use a high-SPF sunscreen.
    • Stay hydrated, with at least 2 litres of water per day.
    • Wash, hydrate, and nourish skin daily.
    • Exfoliate at least three times a week.
    • Avoid drinking excess alcohol or smoking.
    • Protect skin against extreme heat or cold.
    • Eat well-balanced, healthy meals.
    • Use anti-ageing treatments.
  • How often should I wash my face and neck area?

    Daily cleansing is recommended to remove surface impurities and prepare the skin to absorb hydrating nutrients. 

  • Can I go to bed without removing my makeup?

    Makeup clogs pores, and if left on overnight, the skin can’t go through the detoxifying process that naturally occurs during sleep. This is highly damaging and can lead to a buildup of toxins that prematurely age skin. 

  • What’s the difference between the Aluminé® Brightening Emblica Eye Cream and the Aluminé® Overnight Age-Defying Eye Serum?

    The Brightening Emblica Eye Cream reduces dark circles. Creams penetrate less deeply than serums, making them an ideal delivery system for hydrating, protecting and sealing moisture into the skin. The Overnight Age-Defying Serum repairs under-eye bags and puffiness. The fundamental purpose of a serum is to deliver active ingredients and nutrients more deeply into the skin. 

  • Which product should be applied first, a serum or a cream?

    A serum should be applied to clean skin before a cream. A good rule of thumb is to start with a base of lightweight products and follow with denser textures.

  • When should I begin using an anti-ageing serum?

    One of the most effective anti-ageing products, serums help combat a variety of skin problems—from sagging and wrinkles to sun and pollution damage. Peter Lamas recommends using serum beginning in your mid-20s to offset the first signs of ageing. Serums, which amplify the effects of other skin treatments such as creams, are a great addition to any skin care regimen. 

  • How do I apply Aluminé® facial creams and serums?

    Apply creams evenly over the entire face and neck, using gentle, circular motions, while taking care to avoid the sensitive eye area.

    To apply an under-eye serum like the Aluminé® Overnight Age-Defying Eye Serum, massage into the delicate area below the eye from the outside in. For the Brightening Emblica Eye Cream, gently dab onto the skin under and around eyes, moving from the inside to the outer edges. This stretches the skin and progressively smoothes fine lines. Take special care to avoid getting product in the eyes. 

  • Why should I exfoliate?

    Exfoliation rids the skin of dry cells for a smoother appearance. Skin that is not properly exfoliated can take on a gray appearance due to residue buildup. We recommend exfoliating a minimum of three times a week. 

  • Why do Aluminé® products use botanical oils instead of mineral oils?

    Derived from petroleum, mineral oils are a commonly used ingredient in personal care and cosmetic products. They produce a film of oil on the skin, which clogs pores and can cause breakouts.

    Cutting-edge techniques used for botanical oil extraction make for lighter, more easily absorbed, naturally occurring oils. All our products use botanical oils because they penetrate deeply, nourishing the skin, and they cleanse and moisturise without clogging pores. The resulting appearance is more radiant, glowing skin that’s soft yet firm to the touch. 

  • What are parabens and why should I avoid them?

    Parabens are a preservative commonly used in the personal care industry to prolong the shelf life of a product. The concern is that these preservatives—which can mimic estrogen—build up in a person’s body, posing a health risk. Research has found paraben accumulation in cancer biopsies. That’s why, at Aluminé® and ACN, you won’t find any ingredient that contains the word “paraben.”

  • Why is the pH factor important?

    The acidity or alkalinity of a substance is measured on the pH scale, which ranges from 0 (extremely acidic, as in lemon juice) to 7 (neutral, as in water) to 14 (extremely alkaline, as in lye). Maintaining the skin’s pH factor helps keep proper balance of the “acid mantle,” which aids in protecting the body from bacteria and helps prevent moisture loss. If destroyed by an alkaline substance, the acid mantle takes three or four hours to regenerate.

    Aluminé® skin care products have been carefully formulated at properly balanced pH levels to avoid damaging the skin's protective acid mantle, gently cleansing and moisturising to ensure the skin’s optimum health.

  • Are Aluminé® products 100% natural?

    No. We based our Aluminé® formulas on botanical principles and enrich them with organic ingredients. These high-quality products combine the best of cutting-edge technology with the best of nature to deliver results that don’t compromise your well-being.  

  • Aluminé® products are 100% vegan. What does this mean?

    We at ACN and Aluminé® are committed to formulating products without any animal ingredients and we never test our products on animals. 

  • What is the shelf life of the Aluminé® skin care products?

    All Aluminé® products have a shelf life of three years (36 months) if stored properly away from sunlight and heat. 

  • What is the “period after opening” symbol?

    Our commitment to safety is one of the things that sets us apart. This symbol gives the consumer a guideline of how long (in months) the product will remain safe after being opened for the first time.

  • Can Aluminé® products cause allergic reactions on the skin?

    We formulate our Aluminé® lines to be effective and compatible with most skin types. The individual ingredients in our products have undergone extensive safety testing and analysis under a variety of conditions to ensure they meet the highest quality and safety standards.

    Sometimes new products and ingredients require skin adjustments and may result in surface reactions or irritation during the transition period. Certain individuals may experience minor irritation which should resolve once skin acclimates to the product. However, as with all applied products and in rare instances, some ingredients may conflict with a user’s unique personal skin chemistry. If an adverse reaction persists, discontinue usage.

    If you have sensitive, reactive skin, we suggest the following guidelines:

    • Review the product label for potential allergens.
    • Test a small area of skin prior to your first use to determine any adverse reaction.
    • If you have extremely sensitive, dry, irritated, or damaged skin, consult your physician before trying any new skin care products. We do not recommend using Aluminé® products on skin with identified medical conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, or any other related conditions that require medical treatment or a dermatologist’s prescription.
    • If you have a severe reaction or any concern about irritation, stop using any new products and seek medical advice.
    • Always use our products in accordance with instructions. As Aluminé® products contain potent dosages of key active ingredients and botanicals, do not overapply products, and follow the recommended cleansing process. 
  • Where are Aluminé® products manufactured?

    We manufacture all our Aluminé products in the United States and Europe.