Winner, Winner: National Aesthetician Month Winners Announced!

Celebrate National Aesthetician Month with COSMEDIX! Known as the highlight of our year, this month-long celebration lets us shine a light on the skincare professionals who help expertly transform the look of skin. What was once a one-day event on October 15th, has quickly taken the whole month by storm, with online contests, skincare awareness, educational events and more!

In an effort to recognize the heart and soul of the skincare industry, COSMEDIX holds two annual contests inviting clients and managers to nominate their favorite aesthetician. The first contest is held regionally and allows Account Executives to express their gratitude by nominating skincare professionals that have gone above and beyond. Winners get to relish in a boosted awareness for their practice and are awarded with the title ‘Aesthetician of the Year’ by COSMEDIX!

Give a warm ‘Congratulations’ to the 2020 Aestheticians of the Year:

  • Derek Davenport, Urban Routine Skin
  • Whitney Venable, Glo Skincare Studio
  • Maria G. Duran, The Bar Whichita Falls
  • Teresa Georguson, Bloom-Skincare with Teresa
  • Tina Stephenson, Pebu Skincare
  • Jennifer Rowell, Glow Skin & Body Care
  • Melissa Fox, Flawless by Melissa Fox
  • Alexa Lang, Lex Esthetics
  • Taloria Jones, Chateau Elan
  • Stephanie Ward, Wild Ginger Skin and Body LLC
  • Bernadette Regan, Sacred Skin
  • Annika Marshall, Empower Aesthetics
  • Shelby Butcher, Do Bimini Aesthetics
  • Melissa Arnold, New Mexico Medi Spa
  • Megan Vidal , The Skin Beautique

The second contest takes a social turn, putting the power in the clients’ hands. To let customers, celebrate their aestheticians, COSMEDIX also hosts an online contest where clients, friends and family are invited to nominate their favorite aestheticians. Winners are awarded with a luxe customized crystal award, while winning nominators a free COSMEDIX product. COSMEDIX announced the following aesthetician winners on their Instagram account @cosmedix_ earlier today.

  • Chelsea Clay, Moxie Skin Studio
  • Rosalind Michelle, Rosalind Michelle Skin
  • Hari-Prakash Boyd, Samaya Organics

Aesthy of the Week 2.0: Annika Marshall

Give a warm COSMEDIX welcome to this week’s Aesthetician of the Week: Annika Marshall from Empower Aesthetics.

All About Annika

Empower Aesthetics was born out of Annika Marshall’s dream to create a spa that could help women feel comfortable, empowered and like the best version of themselves. As a working mom and experienced aesthetician, Annika opened Empower Aesthetics with the core mission statement: Educate, Inspire, & Empower. Over the years, Annika has used her multiple certifications to bring this mission to life by treating clients to a welcoming spa environment and offering continuing education to service providers in her hometown of Spokane, Washington. 

Annika’s COSMEDIX Skincare Picks

Mystic| Hydrating Treatment

Why Annikah Loves It: “ This mist feels like droplets of heaven! It keeps skin hydrated and refreshed without making your complexion look greasy.” 

Why We Love It: With Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera, this on-the-go mist deeply nourishes and hydrates the complexion and helps protect skin from environmental stressors. Mystic can be used throughout the day as a refreshing pick-me-up, under makeup for a priming moisturizer or as part of a post peel treatment.

Radiance| Age Restorative Serum + B Complex| Vitamin B Boosting Powder

Why Annikah Loves It: “Literally my go-to cocktail for anti-aging. With this combo, you can see the look of skin change almost overnight. It makes the skin look is plump and glowing—I can’t live without it!”

Why We Love It: This dynamic skincare duo helps address everything from fine lines to an imbalanced complexion. Packed with antioxidants, Radiance helps restore a healthy-looking glow to the skin while helping improve the look of wrinkles and an uneven texture. Add in a few sprinkles of the Vitamin B Boosting Powder for a balanced blend of clarifying ingredients that help skin appear softer and smoother. 

Humidify| Deep Moisture and Firming Hydrator

Why Annikah Loves It: “This is my must-have moisturizer. I love that it absorbs into the skin quickly, plumps the complexion and actually RETAINS moisture throughout the day.”

Why We Love It: Humidify is a deep moisturizing cream that helps restore vital hydration to the skin. Formulated with Shea Butter, Oatmeal and Niacinamide, this firming hydrator is clinically proven to help reduce rough skin texture, encourage a healthy skin barrier and help smooth the look of wrinkles.

Aesthy of the Week: Dakotah Tyrene Esthetics

In honor of National Aesthetician Month, we’re handing picking a skincare expert each week to dish on their favorite COSMEDIX skin care products, plus their secret tips and tricks for healthier-looking skin. Say hello to our first Aesthetician of the Week: Dakotah from Dakotah Tyrene Esthetics.

All About Dakotah

Dakotah Tyrene has been in the beauty industry for 7 years, specializing in acne prone skin types for the past 5 years. Her career started at a medical spa where she learned the ins and outs of skincare with clinical treatments, deep chemical peels and extensive training on cosmetic ingredients. Dakotah’s skincare career took off in 2018 when she was finally able to open her own business in downtown Kirkland, WA. She has a huge passion for sharing and spreading skincare knowledge, and she uses her Instagram as a channel to educate her amazing clients and people with similar interests!

Dakotah’s COSMEDIX Skincare Picks

Clear| Deep Cleansing Mask

Why Dakotah Loves It: “Everyone needs a clay-based mask. They are great for breakouts and general detoxification of the skin. I always apply this on my clients after enzyme peels to help calm the skin.” 

Why We Love It: Help improve the look of skin tone and texture with this exfoliating mask that used Kaolin Clay, Salycilic Acid and Tea Tree Oil to help draw out pore-clogging impurities.

Opti Crystal| Liquid Crystal Eye Serum

Why Dakotah Loves It: “Packed with antioxidants, this eye formula instantly smooths and brightens the look of under eyes. Opti Crystal wears great underneath concealer or moisturizer! Alsoit lasts forever!!”

Why We Love It: This #1 bestselling eye serum is formulated with a revolutionary liquid crystal technology to quench under eyes with a rush of hydration while helping improve the look of fine lines and dark circles.

RX Clean| Exfoliating Cleanser

Why Dakotah Loves It: “I love how you can actually feel the Lactic Acid doing the work in this cleanser. Lactic Acid is a great way to exfoliate while also hydrate. It also is perfect for makeup removal—both light or heavy applications.”

Why We Love It: A favorite from COSMEDIX spa exclusive line-up, this Elite cleanser helps balance the complexion as it exfoliates the skin for an overall softer, smoother-looking appearance.

Polish| Dual Action Body Scrub

Why Dakotah Loves It: “I tell my clients who struggle with excessive skin build up, folliculitis, or blackheads to use this on the body daily. Make sure to follow it up with some type of hydrator to help target blemishes. 

Why We Love It: Formulated with Jojoba Beads,  L-Lactic Acid and an energizing blend of oils, this invigorating scrub gently polishes away dull, dry skin and helps nourish skin for a more radiant-looking texture.

Happy National Aesthetician Month! Pamper Your Skin in Expert-Approved Skincare

It’s COSMEDIX favorite time of the year! While you indulge in the fall leaves and spiced lattes, COSMEDIX is geared up for our month-long celebration: National Aesthetician Month. During the month of October, we recognize aestheticians across the country who dedicate their days to helping protect our complexion and raise awareness for skin health.

This year, we have partnered with two of the best names in the industry—Kasey Boone and Ryan Christopher—to bring you expert-approved skincare bundles that will help you put your best face forward. Indulge in these limited-edition skincare bundles and help get your complexion holiday ready with these celebratory sets:

Kasey’s Bundle: Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster and Glow Cold Roller

Renowned aesthetician and Glow Skincare spa owner, Kasey Boone, has created the perfect pair for anyone in need of deep hydration and a zen experience. Her signature Glow Cold Roller—a skincare staple at her L.A. based spa—will grace COSMEDIX for a limited-time in this posh skincare bundle. The stainless-steel cold roller is a spa-level skincare tool that helps refine the look of pores, ease puffiness and reduce the appearance of redness. Paired with COSMEDIX Hyaluronic Acid Booster, Kasey’s Bundle is luxuriously designed to help plump the look of skin and quench the complexion with maximum hydration.

Kasey’s Take: “Cold rolling and hydration go hand in hand! That’s why I love pairing Surge with my Glow Skincare Cold Roller. This pair is easy to use and great for all skin types—plus it is an excellent way to rehydrate and depuff the skin in the drier fall and winter months. Simply apply a light layer of Surge to clean skin and roll away! Don’t forget to follow up with your favorite SPF during the day and a hydrating moisturizer at night.”

Ryan’s Bundle: Radiance Age Restorative Serum and Define Age-Defying Treatment with Retinol

COSMEDIX very own education director, Ryan Christopher, has customized a classic skincare bundle just for you! Radiant-looking skin and minimized fine lines is the complexion request we hear most often, and this dynamic skincare duo is specially curated to address these common concerns. Featuring a nourishing blend of peptides, antioxidants and retinol, Radiance and Define work together to help smooth the look of wrinkles, hydrate a dry complexion and help promote brighter-looking looking skin. 

Ryan’s Take: 

“Smooth, brighten and hydrate with this powerful moisturizing combination. Each of these formulas individually help to rejuvenate the skin either through gentle exfoliation and deep hydration. When combining them, the benefits are increased! Define is a night time exfoliating moisturizer with retinol. This product helps to gently rejuvenate the look of wrinkles, scarring and dehydrated skin. Radiance is an intensely hydrating serum for all skin types. Plant-based active ingredients focus on helping the skin to retain moisture which helps to plump the look of wrinkles. When combined, the exfoliating ingredients in Define help the skin to receive these all of these ingredients to include better absorption.”

COSMEDIX National Aesthetician Month Digital Events for Aesthy’s Schedule!

It is National Aesthetician Month!

Created to celebrate the essential role all aestheticians play in a client’s skincare journey, National Aesthetician Month strives to reward the dedication and expertise aestheticians bring to the skincare industry. From performing chemical peels and extractions to teaching proper at-home facials, aestheticians work hard to ensure their clients are equipped with self-confidence that is more than skin deep. The month-long celebration also seeks to spark an educational conversation beyond the skincare community by raising awareness for skin health. As a sponsor for National Aesthetician Month, COSMEDIX highlights the importance of visiting an aesthetician to address skincare concerns and helps educate consumers on proper care for the body’s largest organ—the skin. 

As a brand founded by aestheticians for aestheticians, COSMEDIX is always looking to marry education, skincare and awareness. In honor of National Aesthetician Month, COSMEDIX will recognize two outstanding organizations: Skin of Color Society (S.O.C.S) and Good360. Established in 2004, S.O.C.S is committed to educating the public on the misconceptions and specific skin concerns that are common to skin of color. COSMEDIX will donate a portion of their proceeds to support the mission. The professional skincare brand will also donate product to Good360—a charitable organization that distributes excess goods to communities effected by hardship or natural disasters. 

This year, we are so excited to announce a FREE full week of digital events for Aestheticians! Sign up down below!

October 12th:

1 PM EST/ 10 AM PST: Oncology Aesthetics Webinar with Sonia Barrow-Conerly, Regional Educator

Register: https://conta.cc/2S5N795

2:30 PM EST/ 11:30 AM PST:Social Selling and Creating Your Own Brand with Kasey Boone

Session 1 Registration: https://bit.ly/2GgPIL7

October 13:

2 PM EST/ 11 AM PST: Pro Group FB LIVE with Sonia and Annika Marshall

October 14:

1 PM EST/ 10 AM PST: Virtual 7 Point Skin Analysis Webinar with Anthony Robinson, Regional Educator

Register: https://conta.cc/2G9M5qj

October 15th:

1 PM EST/ 10 AM PST: Celebrating National Aesthetician Day Pro Group FB LIVE with

Ryan Christopher

7 PM EST/ 4 PM PST: How to Pivot Spa Biz in Pandemic, with Annika Marshall of Empower Aesthetics

Register: https://bit.ly/2G8AmZe

October 16th:

2:30 PM EST/ 11:30 AM PST: Social Selling and Creating Your Own Brand with Kasey·

Session 2 Registration: https://bit.ly/34e1TAg

12 PM EST/ 9 AM PST:Pro Group FB LIVE with Anthony and Rosalind Michelle

Powdered Skincare is the New ‘Must Have’ for Your Eco-Friendly Skin Care Routine

Innovative skincare is what we do best! In keeping up with the latest skincare trends and discoveries, COSMEDIX is always thrilled to hear when unique formulas we love begin to gain traction across the globe. One of the latest products to take center stage? Powdered skincare.

An eastern beauty trend that has quickly expanded across the sea, powdered products have received rave reviews for their eco-friendly benefits and potent formulations. Lucky for you, you don’t need to wait for these revolutionary skin care products to start popping up on the market, because COSMEDIX is one always step ahead.  Keep on scrolling to learn more about the newest beauty discovery and how to incorporate COSMEDIX powder skincare into your daily skincare routine:

First Things First, What is Powdered Skincare?

Powder products are exactly what they sound like—dry, waterless versions of your usual beauty go-tos, such as cleansers, shampoos, face masks, and serums.” Coventurer

Simply put, powdered skincare cuts out the filler ingredients (i.e. water, preservatives, fragrance), leaving you with a more concentrated blend of active ingredients. Typically available in fine powder or grainy formulas, powdered skincare can be mixed with an oil, serum or water to stimulate ingredients and provide easy application.

What Are the Benefits?

  • Concentrated: Unlike traditional skincare, powdered formulas are made free of liquids. This means you can indulge in a boosted blend of potent ingredients that address your specific skincare needs.
  • Sustainable: Another great perk of water-free skincare is that it is highly sustainable. Because water has been eliminated, powder skincare products tend to be densely packed in smaller packages. Not to mention, a little goes a long way. This results in both a longer shelf life and less waste, plus fewer trips to the store for a restock!
  • Versatile: Skin is unique, and skincare should be too! Powdered products make it easy to mix up customized skincare cocktails that are tailored to you and your desired skincare results. Easily amp up your routine when you mix powdered skincare with your favorite serum, moisturizer or facial mask.

COSMEDIX Powdered Skincare

B Complex Vitamin B Boosting Powder| Help clarify and refine the look of skin with this Vitamin B Complex powder. Formulated to help restore an even-looking complexion, B Complex quenches the skin with deep hydration and encourages a healthy microbiome. The result? Softer and suppler looking skin.

Pure C Vitamin C Mixing Crystals| For skin that needs a brightening boost, mix Pure C into your serum or moisturizer during your daytime or nighttime skincare routine. These boosting crystals are made with 100% L-Lactic Acid to help protect the skin from environmental stressors, improve skin texture and help restore the look of radiance to the skin.

Purity Detox Multi-Layer Detoxification System with Salicylic Acid| A multi-purpose wonder, Purity Detox contains both chemical and natural exfoliants, plus it can be used as an all over face and body scrub. Add water to activate exfoliating ingredients that help polish dead skin and wash away pore-clogging impurities.

Turn Your Nighttime Skincare Routine into a Dreamy Escape

In the year of 2020, our nighttime routines are begging for an extra dose of relaxation and pampering. Wrap up the busy day with an indulgent skin care routine that helps ease your mind while giving your complexion some extra attention. Easily set the mood with your favorite tunes, light a fragrant candle and escape to a skincare dreamland with these 5 easy Nighttime Skincare Routinesteps:

Unwind with Botanical Oils

Center your mind and get in the mood for some true R&R with the help of soothing skincare ingredients and nourishing oils. COSMEDIX Serenity Targeted Relief Rollerball is formulated with organic, full spectrum CBD and a blend of botanical oils that help condition dry skin and awaken the senses. Apply to the body hands, neck or feet at the start of your skin care routine for targeted relief that deeply hydrates the skin.

Cleanse with an Oil Cleanser

You’ve heard about the importance of a thorough double cleanse, but did you know that it can provide benefits beyond the skin? Turn an oil cleanse into a luxurious and calming experience with Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil. With a nutrient-rich combo of Olive Oil, Moringa Oil, Argan Oil and more, this cleanser doubles as a makeup remover to help lift away dirt and impurities while boosting the look of radiance.

Pair Serums with a Face Massage

A facial massage is a simple way to spoil your complexion (and yourself) while helping to encourage lymphatic drainage and help soothe muscle tension. After applying your COSMEDIX serum of choice, follow this step-by-step facial massage guide:

Forehead: Using the index finger and middle finger of both hands, place fingers side-by-side near your temple. Begin moving your fingers up and down in an alternating, zig zag motion as your work your way across your forehead, then in the opposite direction. Repeat 10X.

Eye Area: Place your middle fingers in between your eyebrows on the brow bone. Slowly sweep you fingers across the eyebrows towards the temple, circling around to the under-eye area. Be gentle! The skin around your eye is extremely delicate.

Cheeks: Create a fist and place your knuckles on the inside of your cheek, next to your nose. Massage up and outwards, gliding across the check bone towards your temple. Repeat on other side.

Jaw: Bend your index and middle fingers, then place them around your jawline near your chin. Glide fingers in a lifting motion along the jaw towards the ears.

Neck: Starting at the collarbone, glide hands upwards in a vertical motion towards the jawline. Repeat across the neck.

Or a Facial Roller

Want to give your hands a break? Let COSMEDIX skincare tools do the hard work for you with the Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller. This invigorating beauty massage tool rolls away the look of tension while helping to boost product absorption. Help revitalize the look of skin after you apply your serum by rolling in an upwards motion across the complexion with a firm pressure.

Indulge in an Overnight Treatment

Boost moisture and plump the look of skin with an uber-hydrating overnight treatment. Restore Moisture-Rich Mask can be used while you sleep to help quench thirsty skin and smooth the look of fine lines. Wake up to an energized-looking complexion as Papaya Extract and Mango Shea Butter work overtime to exfoliate the skin and increase the look of suppleness.

Step Up to COSMEDIX Elite Skincare Collection

It’s time to elevate your skincare status to Elite! If you’ve been on your COSMEDIX skincare journey for some time, you might have heard of our clinical-level professional skincare line, Elite. And if you’re new, allow us to introduce you to our Elite skin care products!

COSMEDIX Elite is the next step in a clean, clinical and luxurious skincare journey. Perfect for those who  wish to rev up their skin care routine, this high-performance skincare line is specially formulated with next-level key ingredients to help ensure maximum results. Save yourself a trip to the doctor’s office! With COSMEDIX Elite you can experience clinical level ingredients that help address wrinkles, blemishes, hyperpigmentation and more.

These spa-exclusive products include a skincare collection of highly concentrated serum, cleanser, eye treatment products and more—all of which are specially formulated to help you put your best face forward. If you’ve already fallen for COSMEDIX award-winning skin care products, but are looking to make the Elite transition, keep on scrolling for some of our top recommendations to get you started!

If You Love: Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser

Try: Gentle Clean Soothing Skin Cleanser

Just like Benefit, Gentle Clean Soothing Skin Cleanser is a mild cleanser that can be used daily. Perfect for sensitive skin, this cleanser mixes with water to form a rich lather that helps wash away pore-clogging impurities and deep cleans the look of skin—without stripping it of natural oils. Thanks to an extra dose of soothing key ingredients, Gentle Clean is ideal for those who need a delicate, yet effective clean.

Elite Key Ingredients:

Sodium Hyaluronate | Retains the skin natural moisture barrier for a hydrated complexion

Shea Butter | Designed to deep clean the skin and help retain natural moisture

Chamomile Extract, Bisabolol, and Aloe Vera | Soothes the complexion

If You Love: Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum

Try: Eye Doctor High-Potency Eye Serum

Amp up your under eye treatment with Eye Doctor. This next level eye serum features the same liquid crystal technology you know and love, plus an addition of high potency skincare ingredients that work overtime to help improve the look of delicate under eye skin and wrinkles. Add Eye Genius to your skin care routine if you are looking for a concentrated eye serum that can help with more stubborn signs of aging.

Elite Key Ingredients:

Retinol | Encourages the appearance of firmer and more youthful-looking skin

Spin-Trap and Alpha-Lipoic Acid | Helps protect from age-accelerating environmental stressors

Coconut Extract | Provides deep, lasting hydration

If You Love: Simply Brilliant Brightening Serum

Try: X-Cell+ Brightening Serum + LG-Retinex

Many of us covet that effortless-looking glow. If you favor the brightening power of Simply Brilliant but are looking for a serum that is all about a good multi-task, try X-Cell+ from COSMEDIX Elite professional skincare line. This all-in-one serum helps gently exfoliate and brighten the skin while LG-Retinex helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. X-Cell+ is ideal for anyone who craves an even, radiant-looking complexion AND wants to address fine lines and wrinkles.

Elite Key Ingredients:

Niacinamide| Revives the look of skin tone and texture and supports moisture retention

Palmaria Palmata and Waltheria Extract| Visibly brightens the look of skin and helps prevent future discoloration

Microencapsulated Retinol| Helps improve the look of wrinkles and encourages the appearance of healthy-looking skin

If You Love: Serum 16

Try: Serum 24 Rapid Renewal Complex Featuring LG-Retinex

Sometimes our skin just wants us to take it up a notch. Serum 24 is the next step in skincare for those who have used Serum 16 and are now after a greater dose of age-defying ingredients. The Rapid Renewal Complex with LG-Retinex helps encourage healthy skin renewal as the COSMEDIX unique blend of Retinol works to smooth the appearance of skin texture and minimize the look of wrinkles.

Elite Key Ingredients:

24% LG-Retinex| Helps reduce the look of wrinkles

Sodium PCA and Squalene| Boosts hydration and helps prevent moisture loss

Safflower Seed Oil| Rich in Vitamin E, helps protect skin from environmental stressors

*COSMEDIX Elite is a spa exclusive skincare line that is ONLY available through our spa partners. To learn more about Elite or to purchase Elite products, consult your aesthetician at the spa nearest you! Spa Locator

Cleanse Like Kim K: Discover the Stars Favorite COSMEDIX Skincare Products

Celebrities—they’re just like us! Under all the makeup and glam is a fresh-faced canvas that just wants to be treated its best. When stubborn blemishes and dry skin begin to pop up, you can bet they’re armed with a fool-proof plan to help get their skin red carpet ready. From an exfoliating cleanser to a multi-tasking serum, keep on scrolling to find out what COSMEDIX skincare staples your favorite celeb is reaching for:

Purity Solution Deep Cleansing Oil: Loved by Victoria Beckham

Posh Spice’s very own facialist dished the singer/fashion designer’s entire skin care routine on Who What Wear, and COSMEDIX was thrilled to see our brand made the list! Not only did we learn that Victoria Beckham is a loyal follower of the double cleanse, but she also begins her morning and nighttime skin care routine with uber-nourishing Purity Solution Deep Cleansing Oil.

Why You Should Love It: This luxe 2-in-1 cleansing oil is packed with antioxidants, nutrient rich oils and radiance boosting vitamins to help break down make up and impurities while enriching the skin with soothing hydration. Don’t settle for clean skin that feels dry and tight. Get the dirty work done and help purify the skin with this luxurious cleansing oil that helps lifts away dirt and grim, replacing it with a softer and smoother-looking complexion.

Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser: Loved by Rosie Huntington Whitley and Hailey Bieber

The Victoria Secret bombshell—Rosie Huntington Whitleyopened up on her personal Youtube channelabout her struggles with acne and how, after a lot of trial and error, she finally found a skin care routine that helped soothe stubborn blemishes and ease redness. Rosie shared her tried and true routine with followers, highlighting her favorite exfoliating cleanser: Purity Clean. This fan-favorite cleanser has graced more than a few celeb bathroom counters, even making an appearance on Hailey Bieber’s wedding day to help prep her glowing complexion!

Why You Should Love It: A cult favorite for a reason, this refreshing cleanser is gentle enough to use on both dry and sensitive skin types. Powered by Lactic Acid and vibrant oils, Purity Clean face wash polishes away pore-clogging impurities while helping restore a balanced blend of clarifying ingredients and moisture to the skin.

Purity Detox Scrub Multi-Layer Detoxification System with Salicylic Acid: Loved by Phoebe Tonkin

CW Star and Model, Phoebe Tonkin, is another celeb that opened up about her own skin insecurities. The brunette beauty stated that with the help of renowned skincare expert, Melanie Grant, and a balanced line up of skin care products, she was finally able to tame the pesky breakouts and acne that plagued her through her teenage years. Among her favorite skin care products was COSMEDIX very own Purity Detox Scrub, which the Australian native said she uses a few times a week to help exfoliate the skin.

Why You Should Love It: An ultimate exfoliating cocktail, this ”detox” in a bottle blends plant-based physical exfoliants with gentle chemical exfoliators to help scrub away dead skin and pore-clogging impurities. Poppy, jojoba and date seeds help lift away dull, dry skin as Salicylic Acid helps refine the look of pores to help promote a smoother-looking appearance from head to toe.

Serum 16: Loved by Kim Kardashian

Is there any beauty and skin care routine more sought after than that of the Kardashian clan? Thankfully, Kim Kardashian is more than open when it comes to sharing her must-have products for both makeup and skin. The television star’s skincare arsenal is packed with COSMEDIX products—including Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser and the award-winning Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum—and she often raves about her personal skin results with the Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum.

Why You Should Love It: Hydration meets retinol with this innovative formulation that helps smooth the appearance of wrinkles, adds a dose of moisture to the skin and helps reduce the look of an uneven even skin tone. This multi-tasking serum is powered by COSMEDIX potent LG-Retinex—a specially designed skincare complex that helps deliver the benefits of traditional retinol with minimal redness, dryness or irritation.

COSMEDIX Guide to Maskne: The New Blemish Everyone is Talking About

Breakouts can happen to anyone. In a world where the new normal means wearing a face mask throughout the day, people have quickly begun to realize that pesky pimples and blackheads aren’t always reserved for adolescent years. While mask-related acne isn’t a new concept (as many hardworking healthcare professionals know), there are a few extra steps that maskne newbies can take to help alleviate redness and blemishes. Help ease blemish woes and learn all there is to know about causes, skincare treatments, plus COSMEDIX customized ‘Maskne’ skin care routine below!

What Causes Maskne?

Maskne is the trending term for “mask acne”—the not-so-lovely blemishes that seem to multiply every time you take off your mask. While a face covering is often required, constant use can create a less than ideal environment for your skin. Think of your mask like the protective barrier that it is, designed to let nothing in and nothing out. This means when you breath or cough, heat and humidity encompass your skin often leading to redness and sensitivity. Pair that with the straps of your mask rubbing against your skin and you have the perfect combination for maskne madness.

What Can You Do to Tame Maskne?

Everyone’s skin is unique. Different skin types will react to different skin care treatments in different ways, but prioritizing hygiene is a fool-proof way to help your complexion look and feel it’s best. If you are struggling with Maskne, the first and most obvious step is to ensure that you are regularly washing your face mask to avoid build up or contamination. For skin types that experience stubborn blackheads or congestion, consider scheduling a trip to your aesthetician’s office for a professional extraction. Extractions are an ideal way to gently refine congested skin and clear pore-clogging impurities. But remember, as tempting as it is, DO NOT pick! This can cause even more irritation and redness over time.

What COSMEDIX Skin Care Products Can Help?

C.P.R | A Skin Recovery Serum that helps ease the look of redness and aids in the recovery of dry skin. Powered by a soothing blend of Blue Agave, antioxidants and peptides, C.P.R helps promote healthy skin recovery while restoring the look of clarity to the complexion. If you are experiencing sensitivity or dry patches after wearing your mask, apply C.P.R. to a clean face for a boost of replenishing skin care ingredients that help soothe the skin.

Affirm |Antioxidants pack a punch when it comes to potential skincare, hair care, and body care benefits—which is why it’s the powerhouse behind Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum. Formulated with antioxidants, peptides, Vitamin E and more, Affirm works to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone while protecting the skin from age-accelerating environmental stressors.

Correct | COSMEDIX Rapid Relied Acne Treatment is ideal for stubborn blemishes that need a bit of targeted attention. Correct contains an exfoliating blend of Salicylic Acid and calming Aloe Vera to help deep clean pores and prevent buildup of pore-clogging impurities. You can easily treat blemishes caused by maskne and encourage a clearer-looking complexion without stripping the skin of essential moisture.

Restore | This Moisture-Rich Mask doubles as a deeply nourishing overnight treatment for skin that needs a surge of hydration. If constant mask wearing has your skin feeling dry, apply a thin coat of Restore to your face before bedtime and wake up to suppler, smoother looking skin. Hydrating ingredients like Mango Seed Butter and Squalene work to lock in moisture, while Papaya Fruit Extract gently exfoliate the skin for a refined look that feels soft and restored.