Where to Begin with RATIONALE
We’re often asked to explain the ‘correct’ way to begin a RATIONALE Ritual.
For some, the entry into RATIONALE comes via a quiet whisper from a friend. “’Oh, it’s RATIONALE’ she said, but she said it like it was a secret,” recalls Luminary Myra Perez on the moment she was first brought into the RATIONALE fold.
Others are more vocal in their evangelism, eagerly spreading the word to all who will listen.
Here we answer what some still consider to be a closely-guarded secret: how to begin with RATIONALE and receive your personalised pathway towards Luminous Skin for Life.
For every skin type and season of life, there is an avenue into RATIONALE—but whichever path you choose, there’s one thing we know for sure: all roads lead to radiance.
Step 1: Consultation
consultation experience is the essential first step in any RATIONALE Ritual. We pride ourselves on an entirely tailored approach; every skin is different, and a Skin Consultation to determine your skin’s unique profile will have the most dramatic effect on the results you achieve.
The RATIONALE Signature Consultation, available at every RATIONALE Flagship and selected affiliated Medical Clinics, involves a luxe double cleanse followed by skin analysis under magnification light. Then, UV Diagnostic Images are captured to reveal skin dynamics at every layer, empowering your Consultant to create a bespoke homecare plan, determining exactly which combination of active ingredients will best complement your skin’s needs.
Where distance or a busy schedule stand in the way, our expert Team of Online Skin Consultants are available to you via phone, live chat or email—wherever in the world you may be.
To take part in a Virtual Consultation, simply complete an online booking form and supply three images of your makeup-free skin. One of our Consultants will be in touch at a time of your choosing to perform your consultation, outlining your prescription and providing guidance on how best to support your skin with an at-home routine. To conclude, your Consultant will arrange a Review for three weeks’ time to check in on your progress.
The Essential Six Collections represent the daily rhythm of RATIONALE.
Built around the six facets of skin vitality and luminosity, this system of three collections for daytime protection, followed by three for overnight repair, provides all of the skin’s daily nutrients at the correct concentrations, all working in synergy to restore skin’s natural beauty and brilliance.
Each tailored ritual will vary from Client to Client, incorporating formulations from each of the Essential Six Collections.
It is common for your initial at-home ritual to be relatively concise—containing select formulations to begin your skin’s adjustment to active skincare, bolster its resilience and strengthen its barrier integrity. Over time, as your skin fortifies and begins to show signs of improvement, more formulations may be added to target more specific concerns.
Alongside homecare, Facial Treatments may also be prescribed to support your skin’s continued improvement, yielding both instant radiance and a long-term lift in luminosity.
When it comes to knowing when and how often treatments are required, we subscribe to the 80|20 rule: a dedicated homecare routine based on the Essential Six Collections will get you 80 per cent of the way to Luminous Skin for Life. The extra 20 per cent can be found in monthly treatments, available at any RATIONALE Flagship.
Our luxe, customisable treatments work to supercharge the results of your Essential Six routine, and an ongoing treatment plan not only accelerates cellular change within the skin but can also be tailored to target specific skin concerns.
As Skin Therapist Emily from our Woollahra Flagship says, “a four-weekly treatment plan falls in line with the skin’s natural cell turnover rate to further optimise results. You do most of the heavy lifting with your at-home prescription, but we really see the best results when we tailor a Client’s prescription to include regular treatment experiences.”
Step 4: Review + Referrals
As your skin continues to adapt to its RATIONALE Ritual—and begins to bear the hallmarks of that recognisable #RATIONALEglow—a process of continued review and refinement is essential for ensuring that your skin is responding to your routine correctly, and to consider any other lifestyle factors or changes which may have occurred. Offered with our compliments, Skin Reviews may be sought at the RATIONALE Flagship where your initial consultation was performed, or via our Virtual Consultation service.
Just as every step in your RATIONALE journey thus far has been tailored to your skin, a Skin Review calendar, too, will be created on the basis of your skin’s profile, and the complexity of your prescription. Typically, however, a review after 1-3 months will suffice.