In a New Light | Introducing The Essential Six Collections

Why redefining our iconic line-up marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of RATIONALE.

And so we present to you The Essential Six Collections: the same superlative formulations, redefined to reflect the qualities they inspire in human skin: Resilience, Vitality, Brilliance, Integrity, Clarity and Renewal.

In a New Light | Introducing The Essential Six Collections

Why redefining our iconic line-up marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of RATIONALE.

Almost 30 years ago, RATIONALE Founder Richard Parker developed a skincare philosophy hitherto unseen in either the beauty industry or the world of dermatological research. 

Titled ‘The Essential Six,’ this daily ritual was born of Parker’s profound understanding of human skin, and his definitive premise that skin health and luminosity could be engineered through powerful formulations which assure skin’s daily protection and support its nightly repair.  

Today, the Essential Six offering continues to advance and expand, evolving from the original six formulations to a suite of sophisticated, tailored alternatives—a theme and variations, of sorts—delivering RATIONALE’s revered radiance to a range of emergent and unique skin needs.

“As we continually deepened our Research discipline,” Parker says, “perpetually evolving our offering to restore brilliance and beauty to every skin, we instinctively knew that it was time to expand the original Essential Six concept.”

And so we present to you The Essential Six Collections: our superlative formulations, redefined to reflect the qualities they inspire in human skin: Resilience, Vitality, Brilliance, Integrity, Clarity and Renewal.

Accompanying each of these new monikers, we are also debuting a vibrant new look—the signature Essential Six colours now bolder, brighter, and more dynamic than ever. 

By reimagining the Essential Six, recognising each of the pivotal categories to which the original formulations belong, we believe that our Clients will be able to navigate the range with greater confidence and ease; as long as each Collection is represented, you should feel confident knowing that your unique Essential Six Ritual is providing your skin with everything it needs for radiant vitality and lifelong luminosity.

The Resilience Collection

The Resilience Collection represents the beginning of every RATIONALE Ritual. Formerly known as the Immunologist category, The Resilience Collection fortifies skin’s intrinsic, self-protective mechanisms with a suite of nurturing formulations, and forms the foundation of Luminous Skin for Life.

Boldly marked by its vibrant yellow hue, this golden morning Collection signals confidence, optimism, enlightenment and limitless potential. Skin’s innate resilience is enhanced by #1 The Serum, #1 The Crème and #1 The Mask.

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The Vitality Collection

The second facet of the Essential Six Ritual, The Vitality Collection delivers imperative nourishment and environmental defence via a potent range of Skin Identical Antioxidants.

Heralded by its vivid orange shade, this uplifting Collection cues energy and vibrancy, reanimating a more exuberant and radiant complexion each morning. 

Radiant, vital skin is advanced by #2 The Serum, #2 The Concentrate and #2 The Hydragel.

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The Brilliance Collection

Known originally as PhotoDynamic—so named for its remarkable ability to capture and redirect light—The Brilliance Collection is the final facet of the Essential Six morning Ritual. The result is a complexion which concentrates and reflects ambient light and glows with intense brilliance.

Drawing its inspiration from the brilliance innate in nature, this Collection is represented by viridescent green—an emblem of joy, liveliness and abundance. Skin Brilliance is nurtured by #3 The Day Crème SPF15 and #3 The Eye Crème SPF15.

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The Integrity Collection

The Integrity Collection represents the first step towards nightly rejuvenation and repair; its suite of replenishing formulations dedicated to restoring skin’s essential barrier integrity. 

Its commanding shade of blue signals intelligence, trust and confidence, while its formulations foster nourishment and holistic fulfilment each evening.

Skin Integrity is empowered by #4 The Cleanser, #4 The PreCleanse Oil and #4 The Balm.

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The Clarity Collection

Inspiring balance, refinement and purification, The Clarity Collection conveys profound transformation. Formerly known as Catalyst, named after its dynamic formulations which catalyse change in human skin, its bold crimson hue aptly signals the strength, power and potency of its offerings.

Crystal Clarity is cultivated by #5 The Serum, #5 The Cleanser, #5 The GelCrème and #5 The Milk Concentrate.

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The Renewal Collection

Finally, The Renewal Collection is preceded by its regal purple hue, signalling rare quality and timelessness.

Originally known by the name DNA, The Renewal Collection targets the cellular source of skin beauty to rejuvenate vital support structures while the body rests. 

Overnight Renewal is achieved by #6 The Night Crème, #6 The Serum, and #6 The Eye Crème

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