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When it comes to self-care, there’s one consistent theme for me: indulging in really great skincare. I absolutely adore skincare products. From trying out new ones to seeing results to checking out the pretty packaging, I’m all about it. So when Agency Skincare reached out to team up and have me try out their Future Formula, I was so excited. Today I’m breaking down what exactly the custom Future Formula is, how it works, and why I love it after using it consistently for a few months. Let’s get started!
All About Future Formula + Agency Skincare Review
What is Future Formula?
To start, let’s define what this product actually is. Basically, Agency Skincare works with dermatology providers to custom create a cream precisely for your skin. When you initially sign up, there are questions about your needs and goals. From there, the cream is designed specifically based on that.
So, for example, my custom Future Formula is based on me wanting to reduce skin texture and fine lines. My custom formula includes these active ingredients:
- 1% Dexpanthenol: this helps your skin maintain the moisture it needs
- 5% Tranexamic Acid: a skin-brightening ingredient to help even out skin tone
- 4% Niacinamide: a water-soluble vitamin that provides antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and skin-strengthening benefits
- 0.0003% Tretinoin: great for treating fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin texture, loss of firmness, and even acne
BTW, isn’t it great that Agency and their dermatology providers have made it so easy for me to understand what each ingredient does and how it helps?? I love the transparency and also feeling like making improvements to my skin texture is more in my hands than ever before.
How does Agency Skincare work?
To get started, I took photos of my skin without makeup and answered a few easy questions about my goals. Then, I was paired with a licensed medical provider who customized my formula. The questions were pretty straight forward and centered around any concerns I might have like fine lines, firmness and acne.
After I completed the questionnaire, a dermatologist provider messaged me on their platform and we discussed any additional needs further. Then they took my info and created a custom formula and mailed it to me. The entire process was pretty quick and I received my bottle after about 5 days. That’s pretty fast, especially given that we live in the middle of nowhere and mail doesn’t get delivered over the weekend!
The bottle is a 2 month supply and a new one will automatically be mailed to me as part of my subscription. There are also recurring check ins, so I can update my needs over time, too. For reference, the large bottle costs $30 and has free shipping. I think that’s a great value given that it’s created specifically for my skin and it is delivered right to my doorstep!
How I use my custom Future Formula:
My night time skincare routine is a bit more involved than my daytime one and is when I use the Future Formula cream. I start by cleaning and toning. Then I apply 1 1/2 pumps of my Future Formula and pat it into my skin, avoiding the eye area. After that, I moisturize and apply eye cream!
I also make sure to use sunscreen daily on my face to offset any potential sensitivity to the sun that I might experience from the ingredients. Also, it’s just a good habit to be in!
By the way, that’s my skin without any makeup on and without retouching!
Why I recommend trying it:
If you’re anything like me (36 and skincare curious), but overwhelmed by the options and don’t know where to really start, I highly recommend doing the free trial from Agency (with only $4.95 shipping and handling). This is the first time in my life where I’ve felt like I’m using a product that is right for my skin and one that shows results.
Not only do I love knowing that the formula is specific to my needs, it also just plain works. There was a week where I got really stressed out and just wanted to go to bed so I skipped using it and instead just cleansed and moisturized… and I could definitely tell a difference in my skin. Both the texture and the tone were different from when I was using it!