The new SKINCOMM® UNICEL System, manufactured in Singapore, was developed by Dr Eileen Lee, founder and CEO of SKINCOMM®, (www.skincomm.com) who holds a doctoral degree in Advanced Aesthetics (Beauty & Wellness Science) from InterAmerican University, and her Singapore-based team of scientists, chemists, and skin specialists.
A dermatologically tested skincare line for virtually all skin types, including sensitive and eczema-prone skin, Dr Lee says the UNICEL System of products delivers evidence-based results more efficiently than some aesthetic procedures without compromising the skin’s natural protective layer.
“SKINCOMM® UNICEL System is the result of advanced beauty science combined with my 30 years of industry experience and those of my clients who also failed to achieve their desired results when using multiple products. It is no secret that I have used as many as 15 products twice a day in the past. Each product addressed a different concern, so they were all necessary.”
“On 3D skin models in the lab at Nanyang Technological University, UNICEL ACTIVES YouthVital and UNICEL MASK YouthNutri showed a 54% increase in pro-collagen synthesis, a 429% increase in elastin, and over 58% reduction in melanin production,” adds Dr Lee, whose company also offers science-based beauty and wellness treatments, including facial and neck skincare, and aesthetic procedures, at the holistic SKINCOMM® Experiential Centre at Forum Office Tower.
Developed by scientists; proven effective in clinical trials and studies
SKINCOMM® UNICEL System products are made in Singapore by Singaporeans, which Dr Lee is openly proud of. The beauty, skincare, and wellness industry veteran worked tirelessly with local scientists, chemists, and skin specialists for three years to develop and formulate the optimal skincare that originated from an idea that had been on her mind for years.
“SKINCOMM® UNICEL System is purely science-based; it has not been tested on animals nor is it derived from animal by-products,” says Dr Lee, who also insisted on third-party testing of the non-GMO formulations.
“We shed about 600,000 skin cells per day, so we must keep it healthy. You can prevent acne, treat wrinkles, and keep your skin looking young by following the right routine. My goal was to address multiple skin concerns with fewer, vegan-friendly products that could achieve healthy, practically flawless skin in weeks instead of months.
“They also had to be free of parabens, fragrances, and harmful ingredients, as well as safe for long-term use,” explains Dr Lee, who is also the vice chair of the non-profit organisation Love Links.
“I felt a sense of accomplishment after receiving the clinical trial and study reports. Test subjects with sensitive and irritated skin participated in a study at one of the laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, and none experienced adverse reactions. Most brands here don’t conduct external testing,” says Dr Lee.
“In tests, SKINCOMM® UNICEL ACTIVES YouthVital was found to increase pro-collagen growth by 54% in three days due to its ability to prevent atrophy and keep skin hydrated, supple, and dense,” adds Dr Lee. “The 429% increase in elastin in three days correlated with the use of the products rather than no treatment, and the 58% reduction in melanin production and improved brightness proved the effectiveness of both products in providing a nearly flawless, brighter complexion in 21 days.”
Two locally developed proprietary ingredients
SKINCOMM® UNICEL System comprises five products containing powerful, non-comedogenic anti-ageing active ingredients Dr Lee and her team combined into two proprietary science-based compounds. The first, SKINCOMM® AL-GLUTAS® , regenerates and re-energises skin cells, repairing damage and defects at the cellular level, and addressing pigmentation, sagging, fine lines, wrinkles, fatigue, and stress-related issues.
It blends peptides from France that stimulate pro-collagen production, fatty acids that strengthen the skin, repair damaged lipid barriers, reduce water loss, and increase hydration, and beneficial botanical extracts that safely lighten, brighten, and even out the skin tone. Hyaluronic Acid (nano, medium, and large molecules) hydrates, minimises fine lines and changes wrinkle depth as nano-hyaluronic acid penetrates deeper into the skin.
The second patented proprietary ingredient, SKINCOMM® TriDefenxTM, protects the skin from UVA rays that penetrate deeply into the skin and can pass through glass, as well as UVB rays that damage skin cells and cause DNA mutations that could potentially lead to skin cancer and melanoma. Additionally, it reduces damage caused by, heat, infrared rays, and blue light – a crucial feature given the increasing use of devices.
Featuring refined lightweight textures, the products are mostly clear-based and should be applied gently with the fingertips. Although the day moisturiser-sunscreen is slightly tinted and the sleeping mask is white, they absorb quickly without a trace of chalkiness. Do they cost a lot? “Not if you consider that these five products accomplish what 12 to 15 single products combined are supposed to do and in a shorter time,” says Dr Lee.
“Skin slows down and becomes less efficient as we age. To replace dead skin cells with newer, younger ones, you should use a quality skincare system like SKINCOMM® UNICEL System. Your skin will certainly look younger. Before you know it, you’ll notice the difference. If you feel better about yourself, you’ll have more confidence. This is true for me too.”
The SKINCOMM® UNICEL System‘s five-step routine consists of the following products:
STEP 1: UNICEL Cleanser Aqua+ ($47, 100ml)
This mild, non-drying cleanser is suitable for even sensitive and dry skin types. With Chamomile, Cucumber, Aloe, and Matricaria botanical extracts, it soothes irritated skin and eliminates excess oil and impurities. As Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin, Panthenol binds water to the skin, reducing inflammation and strengthening the protective barrier.
Directions: Lather 1 to 2 pumps in the palm of your hand and work it into the face and neck in circular motions. With water, rinse well. It is suitable for all types of skin, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, and skin that is pre- or post-surgery.
STEP 2: UNICEL Essence YouthRefiner ($174, 30ml)
This toner-softener prepares the skin for subsequent products. The antioxidants in fruit extracts, such as lemon, pineapple, and passionfruit, prevent cell damage. It also contains Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs), a gentler alternative to AHAs and BHAs, that restore smoothness and brightness to the skin. Three molecular sizes of Hyaluronic Acid provide deep hydration and conditioning.
Directions: Apply 1 to 2 pumps to the face and neck and massage gently. Wait 3 minutes for the actives to be fully absorbed before applying Step 3. It is suitable for all types of skin, including eczema, psoriasis and acne.
Step 3: UNICEL ACTIVES YouthVital ($276, 30ml)
People with fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tones will benefit most from this product. With SKINCOMM® AL-GLUTAS®, this hero serum boosts rejuvenation at a cellular level and stimulates pro-collagen and elastin production.
It is also not uncommon to see a noticeable improvement in suppleness, smoothness, skin tone, and hyperpigmentation in a matter of weeks.
Directions: Gently pat 1 to 2 drops across the face, including the eyelids and undereye area, and the neck. It is suitable for all types of skin, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, and pre- or post-surgery skin.
Step 4: UNICEL COMPLEX YouthLoc SPF30 PA++ ($196, 30ml)
This lightweight moisturising day cream locks in YouthVital’s AL-GLUTAS® and creates a defensive barrier offering SPF30 PA++. SKINCOMM® TriDefenxTM System makes it stand out from the rest for protecting the skin against UVA and UVB rays, plus damage by blue light, infrared rays, heat, and other free radicals. Additionally, phyto extracts, antioxidants, and Hyaluronic Acid enhance hydration and boost pro-collagen, smoothing the skin and giving it a glowing appearance.
Directions: Dot 1 to 2 pumps onto the face and neck and spread evenly. Reapply after swimming or spending a lot of time in the sun. It is suitable for all types of skin, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, and pre- or post-surgery skin.
Step 5: UNICEL MASK YouthNutri ($196, 30ml)
This multifunctional product provides nourishing night-time rejuvenation as you sleep. By continuously re-energising and regenerating skin cells, as well as minimising and delaying signs of ageing, SKINCOMM® AL-GLUTAS® reveals a more youthful, firmer, and nearly flawless complexion day after day. With antioxidants and amino acids, it also gives your skin a glowing, translucent appearance, while Hyaluronic Acid soothes and moisturises.
Additionally, the product combines botanical extracts with natural skin fillers to reduce fatigue and plump up fine lines and wrinkles – perfect for a vitality booster. Applied before UNICEL COMPLEX YouthLoc in the morning, it provides a sometimes much-needed boost of moisture.
Directions: Apply a thin layer, one pump at a time, and spread over the face, including the eye area, and neck before bedtime as a sleeping mask. Apply a thin layer before UNICEL COMPLEX YouthLoc if you need an anti-ageing skin boost during the day. To use as an emergency skin perk-me-up, apply a thin layer and leave on for 15 minutes before wiping it off. It is suitable for all types of skin, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, and pre- or post-surgery skin.
Following the astounding success of SKINCOMM® UNICEL System, another breakthrough product is under development: SKINCOMM® AgeREcodeTM RE4System, an oral supplement that will launch later this year. Natural ingredients proven to enhance immunity, nourish vital organs, and cultivate a healthy gut are included in this comprehensive approach to boosting overall well-being.
Additionally, Dr Lee is in discussions with representatives from India, Dubai, and China regarding this new product and the SKINCOMM® UNICEL System. Singapore’s leading beauty queens and celebrities, including Zoe Tay, Huang Biren, Tang Miao Ling, Jin Yinji, Aileen Tan, Chen Xiu Huan, Cassandra See, and Brandon Wong, have all tried the range and can’t get enough of it.
SKINCOMM® UNICEL System products are available at www.skincomm.com/shop, selected aesthetics clinics, and the SKINCOMM® headquarters at Forum Office Tower, 583 Orchard Rd, #16-02 and #17-02, Singapore 238884, Tel: +65 9667 3977. The spacious, beautifully designed, and meticulously planned duplex experiential centre hosts SKINCOMM® events such as beauty and wellness workshops. Along with styling and makeup sessions, the organisation also offers health and fitness events in collaboration with other companies.