Acid v Enzyme Exfoliation: An In-Depth Look at Pure Enzymes & PHA Hydration Peel

If you’re in the market for the “glowing, dewy looking” skin that’s all the rage (for good reason), now is the perfect time to start implementing exfoliation into your skincare routine to help your skin look radiant all throughout the year. Today, COSMEDIX is here to shed light on two of our gentle exfoliating skincare products formulated with powerhouse ingredients that promote a healthier-looking complexion: Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask and PHA Hydration Peel Refining Exfoliator!

Why Exfoliate?

Even if dirt, oil and impurities aren’t visible to the naked eye, the skin undergoes a lot beneath the surface. Washing your face sometimes isn’t enough if you’re hoping not only to wash off the day, but also to make strides in improving the look of uneven texture and other skin concerns. Exfoliating your complexion 2-3 times a week is the perfect extra step to help:

  • Draw out pore-clogging impurities
  • Shed dead skin and encourage healthy skin renewal
  • Even the appearance of skin tone and texture
  • Boost product absorption

Now that we know why we should exfoliate, let’s get into the products!

What is Pure Enzymes?

Pure Enzymes is a luxe Cranberry Exfoliating Mask that gently polishes away dead, dull surface skin to help reveal a softer, more radiant-looking complexion.

Powered by L-Lactic Acid and Cranberry Enzymes, this indulgent mask treatment focuses on lifting away dull skin to help brighten and even the look of skin tone. It also helps protect skin from environmental stressors and boosts hydration!

What is PHA Hydration Peel?

PHA Hydration Peel is a spa-like at-home peel treatment that gently exfoliates away dull, dead skin to help illuminate the appearance of your complexion.

A multi-acid Level 1 exfoliant that’s gentle enough for all skin types, this Refining Exfoliator helps soften, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin for a more even-looking complexion. It’s formulated with über-gentle yet exfoliating skincare ingredients like Polyhydroxy Acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acid to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Acids v. Enzymes

Enzymes, often derived from fruits, help break down keratin—i.e. the protein of dead skin cells. They help shed off dead skin and help create a smoother-looking skin surface.

Acids go deeper beneath the surface of the skin, helping to improve the look of your complexion from the inside out.

While enzymes are generally touted as the gentler option, both Pure Enzymes and the PHA Hydration Peel can be used on even the most sensitive of skin.

Use Our Skin-loving Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask to:

  • Gently exfoliate away and shed off dead skin from the skin’s surface to help create a smoother-looking complexion
  • Indulge in exfoliation multiple times per week. We recommend using Pure Enzymes up to two times per week for 3-10 minutes
  • Provide a boost of radiance to your skin

As written in InStyle: “Expect to feel a slight tingle” while the mask rests, “but after rinsing it off, you’ll be left with a clear, dewy glow.”

Use PHA Hydration Peel to:

  • Gently exfoliate underneath the surface of skin for a brighter-looking complexion
  • Follow a simple, once-a-week exfoliation routine that helps improve the look of skin with just 10 minutes
  • Supplement trips to the spa with an aesthetician-grade at-home peel treatment

Owner and founder of luxe L.A. based spa, Glow Skincare—as well as 2018 COSMEDIX Aesthetician of the Year—Kasey Boone says, “There’s typically little to no downtime! This peel is going to lightly exfoliate and give deep hydration to the skin.”

A Beginner’s Guide to Building Your Ultimate Skincare Routine

If there’s one thing we know about skin care, it’s that the perfect skincare routine looks different for everyone. Each of us has our own unique canvas, and while this can make it a tad difficult to know where to start, we’re here to help guide you. COSMEDIX is here to share our clean and clinical skincare expertise that will help you put your best face forward.

SKINCARE STAPLES

As you first begin your skincare routine, keep it simple! These are the basic skincare steps we recommend in a beginners level skincare routine.

1) Cleanse

Rinsing your face is an ultra-refreshing way to wake up or wind down, and washing off daily impurities, excess oil, makeup and dead skin from your face is one of the best ways you can care for your skin.

We recommend cleansing twice a day, as part of your AM/PM skincare routine. The type of cleanser best fit for your skin depends on your skin type and skin concerns, though you should be on the lookout for a cleanser that gently removes daily impurities without stripping the skin of essential oils. While we want skin to be as clean as possible, we don’t want that to come at the expense of possibly dehydrating skin.

TRY: Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser

This gentle gel-based cleanser helps gently lift off dirt, oil and makeup while also penetrating deep into the skin to aid in drawing out pore-clogging impurities. Lightweight and non-foaming, this gentle cleanser is ideal for even the most sensitive of skin, as it leaves the complexion feeling soft and hydrated.

2) Moisturize

The second step we recommend in a beginner’s skincare routine is using a moisturizer that indulges skin with much-needed hydration. Because there are so many moisturizer products out there, it’s important to find one specifically tailored to your skin type and concerns, as moisturizer can vary in moisture level, skincare ingredients and SPF.

For Oily Skin: Shineless Oil-Free Moisturizer

For Dry Skin: Emulsion Intense Hydrator

For Normal/Combination Skin: Skin Thirst Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream

For Mature Skin: Humidify Deep Moisture Cream

For Sun Protection: Peptide Rich Defense Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen

3) SPF

At COSMEDIX, we’re passionate about wearing SPF all year-round—not just in the summer—because even on cloudy days, as much as 80% of the sun’s broad spectrum UV rays can make it through to your skin. Applying an SPF with broad spectrum protection as the final layer of defense in your AM skincare routine will help prevent sunburn and future skin damage as well as help protect your complexion from environmental stressors.

TRY: Protect UV Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizing Spray

This gentle, multipurpose Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizing Spray provides daily, head-to-toe UV protection and hydration with an undetectable sheer finish. Plus, the silky smooth, oil-free formula won’t clog pores!

SKINCARE UPGRADES

Now that you’ve got your basic skincare routine down pat, here are some ways you can expand your routine to even better address your skin care concerns.

1) Double Cleanse

Double cleansing, or beginning your PM skincare routine by rinsing skin with two cleansers of different base types (i.e. oil-based cleanser & water-based cleanser), helps to remove makeup, dirt and excess oil with the first cleanser, while also drawing out pore-clogging impurities with the second cleanser.

TRY: Clean & Condition 2-Step Double Cleanse Duo

Featuring best selling Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser and hydrating Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil, this 2-Step Double Cleanse Duo washes away daily impurities while helping skin retain hydration for a softer, radiant-looking complexion.

2) Exfoliate

~Exfoliate~ is quite the buzz word within skin care these days, but we chalk that up to the skin-loving benefits and visible results of weekly exfoliation. By exfoliating a few times a week, you’ll see an improved look of skin tone and texture for a softer, smoother-looking complexion.

For Total Body Exfoliation: Salted Peppermint 2-in-1 Peppermint Sea Salt Scrub

For Gentle Exfoliation: Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser

For Mature Skin: Defy Triply Hydroxy Acid Age-Defying Treatment

3) Night Cream

Usually heavier in moisture and skin care ingredients, a night cream helps deeply hydrate and revitalize skin overnight. Often, a night cream will include Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, to help firm and smooth the look of skin. While we recommend Retinol for mature skin and those who hope to address fine lines & wrinkles, Retinol may be a bit much for sensitive skin. In its place, we recommend Bakuchiol, a gentle, plant-based Retinol alternative. No matter your skin type, it’s important to supplement your evening Retinol with an AM SPF, as it may increase sun sensitivity.

With Retinol: Define Age-Defying Treatment with Hydroxy Acids & Retinol

For Deep Hydration: Resync Revitalizing Night Cream

TARGETED TREATMENT

Now that you’ve got the hang of things, it’s time to have fun! Experiment with a different serum, mask and eye cream for a range of targeted skin care benefits that will help address your skin concerns.

1) Serum

A serum is typically a highly concentrated delivery system of antioxidants and skincare ingredients that’s designed to help address specific skin concerns—whether hydration, signs of aging, dark spots or brightening. Applied after cleansing and toning, but before moisturizing, you can keep it simple with one serum or you can try your hand at serum cocktailing, which involves mixing and matching one or more serum products for maximum skincare benefits.

For Brightening: BrillianCy Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil AM/PM

For Firming: Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum

For Deep Hydration: Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster

2) Eye Cream

Address the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness with a skin-indulging eye cream. Intensely hydrating and formulated with potent skincare ingredients like skin-loving peptides, eye cream can help soothe tired-looking eyes for a more rested appearance.

TRY: Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum

Opti Crystal is our #1 bestselling, luxurious Liquid Crystal Eye Serum that is specially formulated with powerhouse ingredients to radically reduce the look of dark circles and improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging around the eyes. Its results, along with the rainbow iridescent color, have led to the beloved nickname “Unicorn Tears.”

3) Skincare Face Mask

Whether charcoal or clay, serum or botanical hydration, a face mask is the perfect way to pamper your skin with a concentrated, more intense dose of skincare ingredients for a more radiant-looking complexion. Plus, face masks allow ingredients to better penetrate into your skin in a shorter amount of time.

For Brightening: Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask

For Firming: Bio-Shape Firming Face Mask

For Purifying: Detox Activated Charcoal Mask

COSMEDIX Skincare Starter Kits

Take the guesswork out of skincare with these expertly curated skincare starter kits designed with the beginner (whether to skincare or COSMEDIX) in mind. Choose a kit based on your skin type (i.e. combination, sensitive, normal) or skin concern (i.e. age-defiance, clarifying, brightening) for luxurious, specialized care.

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Should You Switch up Your Skincare Routine from Fall to Winter?

The change from fall to winter feels like it happens in an instant. The leaves drop and, often, the humidity levels with them, leaving our skin feeling dry and dull. But just because the cooler weather gives us the chills doesn’t mean we can’t indulge our complexions with a few skincare pro tips to promote healthy-looking hydration! These COSMEDIX skincare tips and must-haves will help you make the seasonal skincare swap-out—turning  “Let it snow” into “Let it glow.”

1. Switch to a hydrating cleanser.

Proactive hydration in each step of your winter skincare routine will help reduce feelings of dryness and make for more radiant-looking skin! You need a cleanser that will wash away dirt, oil and other daily impurities without stripping the skin of much-needed hydration. We recommend Crystal Cleanse, a velvety Hydrating Cleansing Cream that simultaneously delivers hydration deep into the skin while also washing away dirt, oil and makeup to refresh the look of your complexion.

Featuring our signature COSMEDIX Liquid Crystal Technology—the very same as seen in #1 best selling Opti Crystal and fan-favorite Lumi Crystal—Crystal Cleanse pampers skin with unprecedented hydration, even after rinse-off. A botanical blend of hydrating key ingredients like Prickly Pear Extract and Coconut Oil help soften the look of skin for a more radiant look. Gentle and soothing, this cleanser is ideal for all skin types.

2. Opt for a thicker moisturizer.

A summer moisturizer is normally very lightweight, as your skin also grabs moisture from the humid air to help stay hydrated throughout the day. As winter weather rolls in, make up for the difference in humidity by either switching out your moisturizer or supplementing it with a thicker, more lavish formula. We recommend Emulsion Intense Hydrator to help skin stay hydrated and healthy-looking.

Just because your winter skin may be dry or dehydrated, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Enter: Emulsion Intense Hydrator. This silky smooth, luxurious face moisturizing cream helps hydrate and replenish dry skin for total moisture restoration and a healthy-looking glow. It features an all-star cast of clean ingredients like Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Spin Trap and Liquid Crystals to not only deeply hydrate skin, but help it retain moisture better over time. A gorgeous mauve, this intense hydrating crème is just the winter wonder your skin needs to feel moisturized all season long.

3. Try a skin-pampering at-home peel.

Exfoliation is ultra-important in the winter due to the season’s aridity, which can cause dry, dull or dead skin (you name it) to cloud the surface of your complexion and dampen your glow. Gently polish away the dead skin to help improve the look of skin tone and texture with an at-home peel treatment! We recommend our long-awaited PHA Hydration Peel Refining Exfoliator, as it helps reveal the next layer of skin with a hydrating exfoliation experience.

Formulated with a gentle, skin-loving blend of polyhydroxy and alpha hydroxy acids, the PHA Hydration Peel helps soften, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin for a more even-looking complexion. Combining gentle exfoliation and hydration, this easy-to-use Refining Exfoliator helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for age-defying results. Some winter days, there is absolutely nothing more tempting than staying bundled up in front of the fireplace with hot cocoa in hand. Take 10 minutes for self-care with this illuminating at-home peel that’s gentle enough for all skin types.

4. Coat lips in lavish hydration.

There is nothing worse than dry, chapped or cracked lips that are all-too-common in the dry winter months. While a lip balm can help soothe lips, sometimes you need a heavy duty hydrator to help keep dry lips at bay. We recommend indulging your pout in an ultra-hydrating lip treatment, like Lumi Crystal Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator, to help hydrate and replenish lips with essential moisture.

Featuring deeply hydrating Liquid Crystal Technology and a plumping peptide, Lumi Crystal Lip Hydrator instantly transforms the look of lips and deeply conditions for a rejuvenated, softer-looking pout. Unlike a basic balm or gloss, this prismatic iridescent lip topper also helps soften and plump the look of fine lines and wrinkles—sealing in long-lasting moisture with a high-shine finish.

5. Invest in a moisturizing hand cream.

Hands are one of the first places to feel dry as the weather gets chillier outside. While you likely have a bottle of lotion hanging around your bathroom counter somewhere, what you need is an intensely hydrating cream that truly conditions the tough skin on your hands—not just for a few minute’s relief, but for long-lasting hydration… especially after all this hand washing. We recommend Replenish Hand Cream, the Intensely Nourishing Hand Treatment packed with potent skin care ingredients to deeply hydrate dry hands.

Formulated with a ceramide, niacinamide, nutrient-rich Almond Oil and a powerhouse peptide, Replenish Hand Cream is designed to deeply hydrate dry hands while restoring the appearance of firmer-looking, more even-toned skin. The velvety formula of this Intensely Nourishing Hand Treatment leaves skin feeling uber-hydrated and soft—never greasy—for fast-absorbing moisture that visibly brightens the look of dark spots, helping hands to feel soothed and smoothed.

Skincare Gift Guide for the Holidays 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With our clean, clinical and luxurious collection of skincare staples, you can stock up on the perfect holiday gifts for all your friends and loved ones in a way that makes gift-giving fun! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite COSMEDIX gift ideas that will help inspire self-care and provide gentle, effective skin care for everyone on your gift list this holiday season.

FOR THE SKINCARE LOVER

PHA Hydration Peel

The skincare lover has tried it all, and now it’s time to take their skin care to the next level by bringing home aesthetician-level results with the PHA Hydration Peel! This previously spa-exclusive product is now available for purchase online to bring home just in time for the holidays. A multi-acid Level 1 exfoliant, this Refining Exfoliator helps soften, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin for a more even-looking complexion. Formulated with gentle skincare superstars like PHA, Lactobionic Acid and Phytic Acid, this easy-to-use rinse-off peel helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for age-defying skin and a more radiant-looking complexion with each use.

Bakuchiol Complete

The skincare lover always needs to be up-to-date on the latest game-changing skincare ingredients that help address skin concerns and pamper the complexion. Bakuchiol, the gentle plant-based alternative to Retinol, has absolutely exploded in popularity this year for its vegan, age-defying qualities. Bakuchiol Complete, the Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Serum, is the perfect addition to your (or their) serum cocktailing, helping to firm, smooth and brighten the look of skin—a truly special present for “New Year, New Skin.”

STAPLES FOR THE SKINCARE STARTER

Starter Kits

Every skincare lover was once a beginner, so we all know the process of wanting to establish a skincare routine, but not knowing where to start. Luckily, COSMEDIX has created expertly tailored skincare bundles for a variety of skin types (normal skin type, combination skin, sensitive skin, etc.) and skincare concerns (age-defying, even skin tone, clarifying) that will help steer you on the right path for a streamlined skincare routine. These cleansing, hydrating starter kits are not just a fantastic present, but an amazing skincare investment that will keep on giving all year-long.

The COSMEDIX Edit

Get five holy grail COSMEDIX skincare bestsellers in one collection to see what the buzz (from press, clients and celebs alike) is all about. Featuring an ultra-conditioning oil cleanser, exfoliating cleanser and skin-loving serum, along with a liquid crystal eye serum and lip hydrator, this skincare collection is the ultimate secret for skincare starters to put their best face forward. This vault includes our #1 best-selling Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum—the luxe, iridescent serum commonly referred to as “unicorn tears” that helps dramatically reduce the appearance of dark circles, wrinkles and crow’s feet around the delicate under eye area. No matter the gift recipient’s experience with skincare, this bestsellers vault is an incredibly pampering, all-around treat for skin.

FOR THE RELAXATION REVELER

COSMEDIX X Kasey Boone Skincare Roller

Enhance your evening’s skincare routine with the COSMEDIX x Kasey Boone Skincare Roller, a refresh & roll skincare duo featuring Resync Revitalizing Night Cream and Kasey Boone’s coveted Glow Skincare Cold Roller! To make the most of this 2-Step Skincare Bundle, first apply Resync—an ultra-hydrating night cream that quenches skin with long-lasting moisture and antioxidants while you sleep. Then, help further absorb Resync’s skin-loving benefits with Kasey Boone’s Glow Skincare Cold Roller, a luxe facial tool designed to massage your favorite skincare products into skin with an indulgent cooling effect.

Unwind & Restore

Moisturize and condition skin in need of some holiday R&R with Unwind & Restore. This specially curated Self Care 2-Step Skincare Duo utilizes Cannabis Sativa Oil (CBD) to help improve skin comfort. Curated by an elite team of chemists, this multipurpose Face & Body CBD Lotion (Recovery) and CBD Targeted Relief Rollerball (Serenity) help deliver a feeling of total body relief from occasional or temporary discomfort for an overall sense of relaxation and well-being in your daily skincare routine.

FOR THE HYDRATION HUNTER

Hydrating Mist Kit

Keep skin hydrated in the cold, dry air of the holiday season with this limited-edition Hydrating Fruit Mist Kit! This Moisture-Locking Apple & Cranberry Facial Mist Duo instantly refreshes fatigued skin as it helps seal in hydration with each spritz. Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin E, each facial mist essence is designed to moisturize skin throughout the day as needed, helping to condition, balance and firm the appearance of your complexion. Formulated for all skin types and an easy addition to your AM or PM skincare routine, the Hydrating Fruit Mist Kit can be used after cleansing and toning—as well as for a pre-moisture treat before applying serum to help lock in all the skin-loving benefits.

Emulsion

Gift yourself (or a friend) an ultra thick and creamy moisturizer this holiday season with Emulsion! A vibrant mauve, this intense hydrator is the silky smooth and luxurious facial moisturizer you need to help bring dry skin back to life. Featuring skincare superstars like Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Spin Trap and Liquid Crystals, this deeply conditioning skin treatment is the perfect finishing touch to an evening skincare routine, helping the complexion look refreshed and renewed.

MEN’S SKINCARE COLLECTION

Men’s Oil Control Bundle

Help get oil under control with this three-piece skincare bundle featuring powerhouse ingredients that work together to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the complexion. This easy-to-use grooming bundle features a best-selling facial cleanser, a brightening skincare face mask and a refreshing face mist designed to help take control of combination and oily skin. The holidays are the perfect time to invest in self-care and a skincare routine upgrade. Boost the appearance of skin with this must-have skincare bundle curated especially for men.

Salted Peppermint

Soften up with Salted Peppermint, the 2-in-1 Peppermint Sea Salt Scrub that gently exfoliates away dull, dead skin from head-to-toe to help reveal softer, smoother-looking skin. Infused with Himalayan Pink Salt, this polishing skincare treatment can be used on the body, hair or scalp to gently exfoliate and condition the skin with a burst of hydration for an improved look of skin tone and texture.

Stressed this Holiday Season? Let COSMEDIX Bring the Spa Serenity Home to You

With today’s constant connectivity that always has us moving from one thing to the next, it can be hard to truly decompress and take the time to do something just for you. After all, your skin’s not the only one that faces daily stressors! You deserve rest and COSMEDIX is here to help. In recognition of National Stress Awareness Day, a holiday focused on identifying and reducing the stress factors in your life, we want to share five of our favorite tips for creating a “me moment” in your day. Relaxation might not be as far away as you think.

1. Roll Away the Stress with COSMEDIX Rose Quartz Roller

As the day goes on, we tend to hold tension within our facial muscles. Let go of that stress by pampering yourself with a facial massage using the Rose Quartz Roller. This invigorating beauty massage tool helps refresh the look of skin by helping to increase the absorption of skincare products, reduce the appearance of puffiness and improve the look of skin texture for a more radiant-looking complexion.

We recommend using upward motions to massage an age-defying COSMEDIX serum like Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum into skin. Not only will this simple practice show your skin some love, but it can better hydrate skin to help create a glowing, more sculpted appearance for your complexion.

Pro Tip: Stick your Rose Quartz Roller in the refrigerator in between uses for an enhanced cooling experience that will leave your skin looking—and feeling—refreshed!

2. Clear Your Day with COSMEDIX Detox Activated Charcoal Mask

Sometimes there is nothing more relaxing after a long day than feeling clean. Let Detox Activated Charcoal Mask do the dirty work by acting like a magnet to help draw out pore-clogging dirt, oil and daily impurities. It simultaneously helps cleanse away pollutants for a smoother-looking and more clarified-looking complexion. Plus, it’s formulated with skin-loving skin care ingredients like Charcoal and Kaolin Clay, making Detox mask gentle enough for all skin types. Its soft-to-the-touch finish provides a truly rejuvenating skin care experience.

To unwind after a long day with Detox Activated Charcoal Mask, simply apply a generous amount of the product (enough to cover your face) to clean, damp skin with a massaging, circular motion. Leave on skin for 10-15 minutes, then gently rinse skin with warm water and pat dry. Follow with your favorite COSMEDIX Moisturizer. Incorporate this into your relaxing skincare routine three times per week or as tolerated.

Pro Tip: For your post-mask moisturizer, we recommend Shineless Oil-Free Moisturizer for oily, acne-prone or combination skin and Humidify Deep Moisture Cream for normal to dry skin.

3. Help Soothe Stressed Skin with COSMEDIX Unwind & Restore Self Care 2-Step Skincare Duo

Indulge your skin in CBD relief with the Unwind & Restore Self Care 2-Step Skincare Duo. This ultimate self-care skincare bundle features Recovery AM/PM Face & Body CBD Lotion and Serenity AM/PM CBD Targeted Relief Rollerball for skin in need of some R&R.

Formulated with skin-conditioning peptides and amino acids, Recovery AM/PM Face & Body CBD Lotion helps soothe and comfort the skin for a feeling of total-body relief. Massage a generous amount into skin until fully absorbed. For targeted, on-the-go relief and relaxation, follow Recovery AM/PM with Serenity AM/PM CBD Targeted Relief Rollerball. Simply roll onto the desired area to help soothe and condition skin.

4. Scrub it out with COSMEDIX Salted Peppermint 2-in-1 Peppermint Sea Salt Scrub

Give the often overlooked parts of your skin a full body scrub with Salted Peppermint 2-in-1 Peppermint Sea Salt Scrub. This body, hair and scalp scrub invigorates the senses and is a serene addition to your shower skincare ritual. Featuring Pink Himalayan Salt, Salted Peppermint exfoliates away dull, dry skin, helping to improve the look of skin tone and texture.

As you massage the scrub across your body and into your hair and scalp, it polishes and conditions skin with a pillowy-soft finish to help create a more hydrated, even-looking complexion. Spa-like from the first application, this multipurpose skincare treatment helps turn your bathroom into a mini skincare oasis. Light a candle and close your eyes. This one’s for you.

5. Get your beauty sleep with COSMEDIX Overnight Hydration Bundle 2-Piece Skincare Duo

So many times, the answer to relaxation waits behind a good night’s rest. Make the most of your beauty sleep with the Overnight Hydration Bundle 2-Piece Skincare Duo. Featuring two COSMEDIX fan favorites, Resync Revitalizing Night Cream and Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster, this skincare duo is designed to work seamlessly together—helping to deeply hydrate the skin, smooth the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles and create a radiant-looking complexion.

After cleansing and toning skin, apply Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster. This top-rated skincare booster deeply moisturizes dry, dehydrated skin with a specialized blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide and Kiwi Fruit Water.

Then, follow with age-defying Resync Revitalizing Night Cream to condition skin while you sleep. Infused with antioxidant-rich Snow Mushroom and Kakadu Plum, this overnight hydrator also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles and helps protect skin from environmental stressors, resulting in a more vibrant-looking complexion. Massage in upward circular motions until Resync absorbs into skin.

Meet Natalia Barzotti of Beauty Lab Skincare

National Aesthetician Day (OCT. 15) may be over, but National Aesthetician *Month* is still going strong! We’re celebrating the skincare professionals who have inspired our brand and helped care for our skin all month long with a mini-blog series sharing expert-approved COSMEDIX skincare tips and tricks from some of our most beloved aestheticians.

This week we’re highlighting Natalia Barzotti, Owner and Master Aesthetician of Beauty Lab Skincare in Los Alamitos, California.

About Natalia

The world of aesthetics is a family affair for Natalia Barzotti. With her mother working as an aesthetician for over 25 years, Natalia grew up inspired by skincare and the treatment room—so much so that she decided to pursue one for her own. Enter Beauty Lab Skincare. Natalia’s salon combines luxurious, targeted treatments with her passion for skincare education to help clients achieve a healthier-looking complexion. An aesthetician for 11 years, Natalia’s expertise and dedication has helped bring a dose of radiance to sunny Los Alamitos, California.

Natalia has shared some of her favorite COSMEDIX skincare products that help constitute a pampering, well-rounded skincare routine.

1. Purity Clean | Exfoliating Cleanser

Natalia’s Note: “Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser is by far my favorite cleanser due to its ability to keep the skin clear without comprising the skin whatsoever of its natural oil and hydration!”

What it is: Take on the day—or take it off—with this gentle exfoliating cleanser that helps lift away dirt, oil and other pore-clogging impurities without stripping the skin of essential moisture. Formulated with the gently exfoliating L-Lactic Acid, skin-loving Tea Tree Oil and invigorating Peppermint Oil, Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser massages into a rich lather to help minimize extra shine and improve the look of skin tone and texture. No wonder Hailey Bieber’s facialist used this all-in-one cleanser to help Hailey achieve her wedding glow.

Natalia’s Pro Tip: “Apply Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser dry as a mask and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing off with water. Or, use as a body wash to help minimize back and chest acne!”

2. Pure Enzymes | Cranberry Exfoliating Mask 

Natalia’s Note: “As an aesthetician I love a good exfoliation and enzyme! Use Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask to give yourself a beautiful at-home facial. I often include this mask in my Beauty Lab Boxes for a great at-home COSMEDIX facial experience.”

What it is: Indulge in antioxidant-rich exfoliation with Pure Enzymes, the skin-loving cranberry exfoliating mask. Dual exfoliators L-Lactic Acid and Cranberry Enzymes gently polish away dull, dead skin to help reveal a softer, more radiant-looking complexion. Plus, this at-home botanical mask boosts hydration and helps protect the skin from environmental stressors for an age-defying appearance.

Natalia’s Pro Tip: “Mix Pure Enzymes with Purity Detox Scrub for an exfoliating power boost to the skin!”

3. Opti Crystal | Liquid Crystal Eye Serum + Eye Doctor | High-Potency Eye Treatment*

Natalia’s Note: “I bring out the big guns when I use the incredible duet of Opti Crystal and Eye Doctor! There’s nothing better than this eye treatment duo in my opinion. Hydrating, nourishing and effective!”

What it is: COSMEDIX has your delicate under eyes covered with these fan-favorite Liquid Crystal Technology products that are designed to intensely condition the under eye area, helping to visibly reduce the appearance of dark circles and crow’s feet. Start with best-selling Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum, the winner of Aesthetician’s Choice in the 2021 Dermascope Awards, to help alleviate tired-looking eyes. Then, for a step up, apply Eye Doctor, the spa-exclusive COSMEDIX Elite* skincare product, for a high-potency eye treatment with age-defying results.

Natalia’s Pro Tip: “Want an extra under eye glow? Apply a little Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum over your concealer and cheek bones for an added glow-up before you go out!”

*Discover COSMEDIX Elite, the spa-exclusive collection of clinical-grade skincare products which deliver a luxurious, pampering experience for visibly noticeable results with less harsh side effects. Take a look at our Spa Finder to find the closest COSMEDIX Elite products to you.

4. Bio-Shape | Firming Face Mask

Natalia’s Note: “Everyone needs skin-firming, hydrating and tightening effects! Bio-Shape Firming Face Mask is a phenomenal product which I love to wear while I sleep to wake up with skin that looks firmer and tighter!”

What it is: It’s time to shape up your skin! This ultra-moisturizing, firming face mask helps tighten and smooth skin for an age-defying complexion. Bio-Shape’s heavy duty skincare-infused formula utilizes “lifting technology” to help firm sagging skin for immediate and long-term effects. Use up to three times per week, AM or PM, for an ultra-creamy and hydrating, spa-like experience.

Natalia’s Pro Tip: “Apply a pin-sized amount of Bio-Shape Firming Face Mask to the skin. Then, use a foundation makeup brush to gently apply over your foundation! This is one of my secrets for getting that dewy, glowing skin when I go out!” Thanks to Natalia for sharing her favorite COSMEDIX skincare recommendations with us! For more on Beauty Lab Skincare, click here. Keep up with Beauty Lab on Instagram @beautylabskincare and Natalia @nataliabarzotti

Breaking: National Aesthetician Month Winners Announced!

Release the sparkles, pop the bubbly—the highlight of our year, National Aesthetician Month, has arrived! COSMEDIX created this national celebration in 2016 to shine a light on skincare professionals who have inspired our brand with their dedication and expertise. What was once a one-day event each year on October 15th has quickly taken the whole month by storm—now, as we celebrate NAM’s 5th anniversary, the month is marked with online contests, aesthetician spotlights, skincare awareness, trade shows, educational events and more!

As a brand created by and for aestheticians, COSMEDIX holds three annual contests inviting clients and managers to nominate their most beloved aestheticians and show them some love. The first contest is held regionally and allows Account Executives to voice their appreciation by nominating skincare professionals that have gone above and beyond. Winners enjoy a boosted awareness for their practice and are awarded with the title ‘Aesthetician of the Year’ by COSMEDIX!

A very special congratulations to the 2021 Aestheticians of the Year:

  • Natalia Barzotti, Beauty Lab Skincare
  • Leyen Tran, Loma Spa
  • Jessica Jones, The Skin Revival
  • Maureen Grogan, N-vie Skin Care
  • Allison Baird, Monarch Skin
  • Therese Abdallah, Chateau Elan
  • Katt Peterson, KMP Skincare
  • Dana Valladolid, Glow
  • Ashley Rotner, Skin Solutions
  • Julie Moser, Moser Esthetics
  • Cali Fraser, SkinTrifecta
  • Morgan Olsen, The Skin Studio
  • Amy Juncewicz, Rafraichir Skin Spa
  • Mikayla Dedman, TayTen Spa
  • Joanne Kula, Skin Devotee
  • Kim Amos, La Bella Donna Spa
  • Reba Reynolds, Red Delicious Beauty
  • Amy Romero, La Luna Skincare
  • Rachael Lund, ESCAPE WELLNESS SPA

The second contest takes a social turn, putting the power in the clients’ hands. To help customers celebrate their skincare gurus, COSMEDIX hosts an online contest where clients, friends and family are invited to nominate their favorite aestheticians. Winning aestheticians are awarded with a luxe customized crystal award and a COSMEDIX credit, while their nominators receive a $300 COSMEDIX product regimen! COSMEDIX announced the following aesthetician winners on their Instagram account @cosmedix_ earlier today.

  • Chelsea Clay, Moxie Skin Studio
  • Laura Gomez, Poetic Beauty
  • Jess Martin, Skincare with Jess
  • Grace Humes, Milk & Honey
  • Hari-Prakash Boyd, Prakash Organics

And, to celebrate 5 years of National Aesthetician Month, a *brand new* award category is being commemorated this year: the COSMEDIX Rising Aesthetician Scholarship Program! Clients, friends and family are invited to nominate a rising aesthetician for a $2,500 cash prize to invest towards their business, courtesy of COSMEDIX. Honoring our roots within the aesthetics industry, COSMEDIX is very excited to give back to our community and help a rising aesthetician grow.

Give a hearty congratulations to WINNER, the first-ever recipient of the COSMEDIX Rising Aesthetician Scholarship Program!

Reba from Red Delicious Beauty

Congratulations to all our winners for all of your hard work and dedication. We appreciate you and everything you do—Happy National Aesthetician Day!

Meet Terrelle Harper of Terrelle’s Spa & Wellness in Atlanta

At COSMEDIX, we believe our aestheticians deserve to be recognized, which is why, five years ago, we created a day just for them—National Aesthetician Day (OCT. 15). What started as a one-day holiday quickly transformed into National Aesthetician Month, where, since 2016, we’ve rolled out the red carpet all October long in celebration of all the skincare professionals who’ve helped us care for our complexions.

For NAM’s 5th anniversary, we’re showcasing some of the spas and professionals who have inspired our brand. This week, we’re highlighting Terrelle Harper, Aesthetician, Makeup Artist and Owner of Terrelle’s Spa & Wellness located in peachy Atlanta, Georgia.

About Terrelle

Beginning her career as a Makeup Artist in 2011 among the bustling Atlanta film scene, Terrelle Harper has always had an affinity for bringing out the natural beauty of her clients. This passion led her to the world of skincare, where today, Terrelle specializes in treating those with acne-prone skin and hyperpigmentation as aesthetician and owner of Terrelle’s Spa & Wellness. Not only does Terrelle provide high-end, luxurious beauty services for her clientele, but she also takes a special joy in education, with a skincare philosophy that focuses on how to help properly cleanse and rejuvenate the look of skin for a more radiant-looking complexion.

We’re so happy that our COSMEDIX skincare products have helped Terrelle treat her clients’ complexions. Let’s take a look at some of Terrelle’s favorite COSMEDIX products that help promote healthier-looking skin.

1. Peptide-Rich Defense | Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen

Terrelle’s Take:Peptide Rich Defense is my favorite lightweight year-round SPF 50 moisturizer that deeply hydrates the skin, leaving an amazing dewy glow, along with providing protection from environmental stressors.”

What it is: This bestselling SPF moisturizer and sunscreen intensely hydrates the skin with a lightweight, fast-absorbing formula that helps smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles and protect skin from environmental stressors for a firmer-looking, age-defying complexion.

  • Helps protect the skin with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen
  • Helps smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Deeply hydrates, soothes and conditions the complexion
  • Helps protect skin from environmental stressors

2. Purity Solution | Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil

Terrelle’s Take:Purity Solution is an amazing first step cleanse for makeup wearers. It’s also great for aging skin, as it will not strip the skin of its natural oils but, instead, add hydration.”

What it is: This two-in-one makeup remover and cleanser helps gently melt away dirt, oil, makeup and other daily impurities with a nutrient-rich blend of radiance-boosting oils, including Olive, Moringa, Kukui, Safflower, Sesame and Argan, for a softer, healthier-looking complexion.

  • Helps remove makeup and impurities without stripping skin of natural moisture
  • Helps to purify skin for a smoother-looking complexion
  • Aids in conditioning the complexion with radiance-boosting vitamins

3. Simply Brilliant | 24/7 Brightening Serum

Terrelle’s Take: Simply Brilliant is a highly recommended brightening serum within my practice. It’s excellent for hyperpigmentation and creating a vibrant glow for the skin. I often combine Simply Brilliant with other serums within the COSMEDIX brand to increase overall results.”

What it is: This multitasking serum gently exfoliates skin with Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid to help improve the look of dull, discolored and uneven skin tone with deeply conditioning, skin-brightening ingredients that help create a more vibrant-looking complexion.

  • Gently exfoliates to help improve the look of skin tone and texture
  • Helps brighten skin for a more radiant-looking complexion
  • Aids in protection from environmental stressors

4. Cell ID | Nutritive Defense Serum

Terrelle’s Take: “Specializing in acne and hyperpigmentation, Cell ID, combined with CPR, is my number one post care serum, used after chemical peels and aggressive treatments.”

What it is: This skin-loving serum encourages a healthier-looking complexion by helping to rejuvenate and smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles with a powerful blend of age-defying peptides, Japanese Orchid Stem Cell Extract and African Mahogany Tree Bark Extract.

  • Helps support the skin’s protective barrier to lock-in long-lasting moisture
  • Helps clarify the look of pores and uneven texture for an overall smoother-looking appearance
  • Helps improve the look of deep wrinkles and hyperpigmentation
  • Encourages a healthier-looking complexion

Meet Tiffany Newman of The Peninsula Facialist

We love our aestheticians so much that, five years ago, we created a day just for them—National Aesthetician Day (OCT. 15). What started as a one-day holiday quickly transformed into a month-long celebration with National Aesthetician Month, a befitting celebration of all the skincare professionals who help us achieve our complexion goals. Not only do they help customize our skincare routines with high-performance products and indulge our skin in gentle yet impactful treatments, but they also serve as much-needed educational support throughout our skincare journeys. Needless to say, they deserve *all* the love.

We’re celebrating this year for NAM’s 5th anniversary with festivities including a mini-blog series dedicated to the spas and professionals that have inspired our brand. This week, we’re highlighting Tiffany Newman, Aesthetician and Owner of The Peninsula Facialist located in sunny Monterey, California.

About Tiffany

Tiffany Newman has served a multitude of roles on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula as an Aesthetician for the last 12 years, including a Lead Spa Aesthetician, Freelance Educator, Medical Aesthetician, and for the last two years, Owner of The Peninsula Facialist. Tiffany has always believed in treating the skin with a “holistic meets clinical” approach. This includes educating her clients on lifestyle changes, nutrition and body movement, as her philosophy promotes treating the skin from the inside out. This is also why COSMEDIX was chosen as her first professional line to bring in, as she felt our clean, clinical approach to skin, backed by science, is a perfect fit for her clients!

Without further ado, let’s get Tiffany’s expert recommendations on the perfect COSMEDIX skincare pairings for a healthier-looking complexion.

Tiffany’s 3-Step Skin Care Routine For Post-Summer Skin

Tiffany’s Take: “Treat post-summer skin with my favorite AM trio! Mix in a shake of the B Complex Powder with Elite Pepoxide, then after applying, press BrillianCy Brightening Face Oil on top for overall firming, brightening and hydration!”

1. B Complex | Vitamin B Boosting Powder

Skin feeling or looking imbalanced from beach days this summer? The first skincare go-to in Tiffany’s morning lineup is B Complex, a customized blend of 10% Niacinamide and Biotin Vitamin B boosting crystals, along with the purifying power of Coconut Powder and hydrators, to help clarify and condition the appearance of skin for a more even-looking complexion.

2. COSMEDIX Elite* Pepoxide | Antioxidant Peptide Concentrate

Tiffany recommends clients mix B Complex in with Pepoxide,* the age-defying concentrate that helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors while also helping to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Featuring a supercharged blend of 16 powerful antioxidant ingredients and peptide amino acids, this deeply conditioning serum helps rejuvenate the look of skin with just a pea-sized application for a more radiant-looking complexion.

3. BrillianCy | Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil

Upgrade your post-summer skincare routine with Tiffany’s pick for a fresh burst of hydration and brighter-looking appearance: BrillianCy. Infused with a luxurious blend of skin-soothing Elderberry fruit extract and age-defying plant-based ingredients, this Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil absorbs quickly to condition and help protect skin from environmental stressors for a brighter-looking complexion.

Tiffany’s Expert Recommendation for Deep Cleansing

COSMEDIX Elite* RX Clean | Exfoliating Cleanser

Help deeply cleanse and balance the appearance of skin with Tiffany’s recommended COSMEDIX product, the skin-refreshing exfoliating cleanser, RX Clean.* Designed to gently cleanse away excess oil and impurities while also deeply hydrating skin with Lactic Acid, Shea Butter and Aloe Vera, RX Clean helps create a smoother skin surface for an improved look of skin tone and texture.

Tiffany’s Take: “While in the shower, massage in this Lactic Acid-rich cleanser and let it infuse into your skin for 5 minutes before rinsing off for a deeply purifying mask treatment that leaves your skin fresh and glowing!”

Tiffany’s Expert Recommendation For Acne-Prone Skin

Purity Balance | Exfoliating Prep Toner

Maskne has become *such* a thing for all skin types, not to mention adding stress to already acne-prone skin. To help restore the look of your complexion from daily environmental stressors, Tiffany recommends incorporating Purity Balance Exfoliating Prep Toner into your daily skincare routine. Featuring a monumental cast of skin-loving ingredients like Salicylic and Lactic Acids, Tea Tree Oil and Niacinamide, this best-selling toner works to exfoliate and draw out pore-clogging impurities and excess oil without stripping the skin for a glow-getter, shine-free finish.

Tiffany’s Take:Keep Maskne at bay by not only incorporating the exfoliating toner Purity Balance into your regime, but also use it to spray the inside of your mask to help control bacteria!”

Tiffany’s Guide to Your COSMEDIX Evening Skincare Routine

Tiffany’s Take: Ramp up your rejuvenating night routine by blending and boosting your serums! My personal favorite blend for overall radiant skin is Cell ID, a boost of Pure C and Elite* Serum 24!”

1. Cell ID | Nutritive Defense Serum

Tiffany’s first favorite serum blend is ideal for those seeking rejuvenated-looking skin, Cell ID is formulated with a powerful blend of age-defying peptides as well as Japanese Orchid Stem Cell and African Mahogany Tree Bark Extract that work together to help improve the appearance of skin for a firmer and more refreshed-looking complexion. Help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots with this antioxidant-rich serum.

2. Pure C | Vitamin C Mixing Crystals

Pure C is a unique, age-defying mixing powder and skincare booster that helps brighten and improve skin texture and tone. The 100% L-Ascorbic Acid crystallized formula boosts the results of other serum and moisturizer cocktails—as Tiffany suggests, Pure C is a must in helping to create the perfect skincare cocktail for a radiant-looking complexion.

3. COSMEDIX Elite* Serum 24 | Rapid Renewal Complex featuring LG-Retinex

A step up from Serum 16, this powerhouse serum contains 24% LG-Retinex to help deliver optimal age-defying Retinol results—without the common Retinol irritation.Available from COSMEDIX Spa Partners like Tiffany, Serum 24* is clinically proven to help visibly reduce the look of medium to deep lines while also encouraging a brighter and firmer-looking complexion.

*Discover COSMEDIX Elite, the spa-exclusive collection of clinical-grade skincare products which deliver a luxurious, pampering experience for visibly noticeable results with less harsh side effects. Take a look at our Spa Finder to find the closest COSMEDIX Elite products to you.

We are *so* pleased to share Tiffany’s skincare recommendations. Learn more about her treatment room on Instagram @thepeninsulafacialist.

Meet Derek Davenport, Visionary & Founder of Urban Routine

National Aesthetician Month—our favorite time of the year—is finally here! Five years ago, COSMEDIX created a national holiday, National Aesthetician Day (OCT. 15), to celebrate the beloved skincare professionals who help us pamper our complexions with clean, clinical and luxurious skincare products. What started as a one-day holiday quickly evolved into a month-long celebration of the aesthetics community and the vital role aestheticians play in a person’s journey to healthier and more radiant-looking skin.

As October rolls around again, we are so excited to kick off the 5th anniversary of National Aesthetician Month with a mini-blog series sharing the inside skincare scoop from some of our favorite aestheticians. Today, we’re shining light on Derek Davenport, the owner of skincare sanctuary Urban Routine, located in the heart of downtown Wichita, Kansas.

Meet Urban Routine

The urban oasis your skin needs, Urban Routine is an all-inclusive, high-end salon and spa dedicated to helping you find serenity for skin, hair, body and soul. Based in Wichita, Kansas, Urban Routine creates unique treatments for each guest, with offerings ranging from COSMEDIX facials and peels to skin therapy and body sugaring. We sat down with Urban Routine’s owner and aesthetician Derek Davenport to get his expert take on some of his favorite COSMEDIX products.

COSMEDIX Elite* Pepoxide | Antioxidant Peptide Concentrate

A supercharged blend of 16 powerful antioxidants and peptide amino acids, Pepoxide* is an age-defying concentrate that helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors while also helping to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Applying a pea-sized amount of this deeply conditioning serum day or night helps rejuvenate the look of skin for a more radiant-looking complexion.

Derek’s Take: “A must in the treatment room for clients who like to needle at home! I love the antioxidant blend in this product for transforming skin especially when doing a series of peels.”

*Discover COSMEDIX Elite, the spa-exclusive collection of clinical-grade products which deliver a luxurious, pampering experience for visibly noticeable results with less harsh side effects. Take a look at our Spa Finder to find the closest COSMEDIX Elite products to you.

Resync | Revitalizing Night Cream

A plant-based powerhouse night cream that helps revitalize the look of skin as you sleep, Resync is an antioxidant-rich moisturizer that deeply hydrates and aids the look of skin tone and texture. With skincare superstars like Snow Mushroom and Kaduku Plum Extracts, Resync intensely conditions the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark spots for a more clarified-looking complexion.

Derek’s Take: “Microbiome support is key to treating every skin condition and Resync delivers incredible results for my clients and my own skin. Overnight moisturizers should be meticulously formulated to strengthen and repair the skin while we sleep, and this is done with key plant-based ingredients in this product.”

COSMEDIX Elite* Awaken | Replenishing Gel Mask

Invigorating to the touch and formulated with a rich blend of hydrating marine extracts, prebiotics and polyhydroxy acids (PHAs), Awaken wraps the complexion in a cooling sensation as ultra-conditioning ingredients help balance the look of skin and lock in moisture. Gently exfoliate away dry skin and help protect skin from environmental stressors for a smoother and firmer-looking complexion.

Derek’s Take: “Awaken helps me extend the results from the treatment room to at-home for my clients. It’s a great way for them to have a gentle exfoliation while also getting an added boost of prebiotics. It’s great for all skin conditions, however I prefer it for my acneic clients to use up to two times per week at home.”

*Discover COSMEDIX Elite, the spa-exclusive collection of clinical-grade products which deliver a luxurious, pampering experience for visibly noticeable results with less harsh side effects. Take a look at our Spa Finder to find the closest COSMEDIX Elite products to you.

Enhance | Lip-Plumping Mask

Pamper your pout with Enhance, the nutrient-packed, dual-action lip treatment that intensely conditions skin for smoother, softer, fuller-looking lips. Featuring a powerful peptide that helps improve the skin’s appearance and Shea & Cocoa Seed Butters that deeply moisturize lips, Enhance gives the skin-soothing TLC your dry, chapped lips need for pillow-soft hydration.

Derek’s Take: “ALL ABOUT THE LIPS! These get neglected since they are often hiding under masks but lips are still just as important. Enhance plumps the lips while conditioning them. It makes for an amazing overnight lip treatment or daily wear for dryer climates.”

Check out Derek on Instagram, and for more information about Urban Routine, click here!