How Protocol Wants to be the Only Skincare Regimen You Need

At any given time the skincare industry usually agrees on a few key ingredients, yet it overshadows them with pretty packaging and fragrances instead of providing simple products that actually work. In reality, all we really need is a cleanser, a serum, and a moisturizer, with a few personal additions depending on skin needs. Protocol is here to disrupt the industry by providing easy products jam-packed with active ingredients to enhance your skin. We’re talking smoother, more glowing and youthful-looking skin.


You’ll notice that the packaging is a bit particular — a proprietary airless and UV-proof capsule that’s able to protect the most advanced and delicate skincare ingredients on the planet like Oxidated Retinol and L–Ascorbic Acid. The main issue in skincare is that active ingredients are extremely delicate, and therefore difficult to package and preserve. In almost every retinol cream/treatment that you might encounter, the retinol is most likely not active any longer because it must have come in contact with light at some point during packaging. Meanwhile, Protocol’s packaging is a “bullet-proof” orange fortress.


Oxidated Retinol is the key ingredient of the line, as it’s 20 times more effective than regular retinol. In addition to combatting dryness, this product is a great tool for smoother and younger-looking skin. The product itself actually has a yellow tint, as does retinol normally, which further proves it’s the real deal. The line is then supplemented with a Vitamin C Superserum which helps in repairing damaged skin. Finally, the range includes an A.H.A cleanser and niacinamide and hyaluronic acid moisturizer — while these you could technically skip, we’d to consider otherwise. The cleanser offers a lovely, light after feeling and the moisturizer truly provides the skin with further moisture. And so the secret to vibrant skin is simple: an A.H.A cleanser, Oxidated Retinol, L-Ascorbic Acid serum (Vitamin C,) and a hyaluronic acid moisturizer. And that’s about it.