Skincare for the Ages: 30-40’s Complexion

COSMEDIX is back with skincare for the ages—this time highlighting the skincare products and benefits you should focus on in your 30’s-40’s. Let’s dive in!

What Should Skincare Focus on in Your 30-40’s?

Up the Prevention: Your 20’s skincare routine should have introduced subtle, preventative measures, but now that you’ve hit the next decade, it time to amp it up. Prevention is my favorite key to skincare in your 30/40’s because it helps keep dark spots, wrinkles and uneven skin tone at bay. After all, it is a lot easier to help prevent skincare concerns than try to hit “reverse”. So, if you have been using a gentle Retinol in your skincare routine, now is the time to take it up a notch.

Get to Know Your “Actives”: Vitamin C. Retinol. Niacinamide. BHA’s. These are all considered active ingredients in skincare. Simply put, this means that this specific ingredient is meant to help address a specific skincare concern. There is a long list of active ingredients you can study, but knowing these basics is a good place to start for 30-40’sskincare.

Introduce an Eye Cream: Did you know the skin around your eyes is the most delicate part of the face? Incorporating an eye cream into your skincare routine at this age (at any age, really) is super important, as it helps hydrate and plump the look of the under eye area. Eye creams come in a variety of forms, including a serum, cream, or gel, so you are sure to find one that fits your needs.

What Does a 30-40’s Skincare Routine Look Like?

Cleanser: Creamy Cleanser

Washing away dirt, oil and makeup without stripping the skin of natural oils is a huge focus when it comes to skincare in 30’s and 40’s. Overtime, the skin loses its ability to hold onto moisture, so it is important to use a cleanser that also helps maintain hydration. A creamy cleanser that is formulated with quenching hydrators, like Liquid Crystal Technology, will help lather away impurities but keep moisture intact.

Try: Crystal Cleanse Hydrating Liquid Crystal Cleansing Cream

AM Serum: Vitamin C and Niacinamide Duo

If dark spots and uneven texture have started making their way onto you list of skincare concerns, then a Vitamin C and Niacinamide serum needs to find its way into your skincare collection. This dynamic duo is a great combo to help brighten the look of skin while improving the look of fine lines and sunspots. Use a serum that is formulated with these two skin-loving ingredients for an easy application or create a serum cocktail with two separate serum products.

Try: Simply Brilliant 24/7 Brightening Serum

PM Serum: Retinol Boost

It’s time to turn the volume up on low percentage Retinol. The best thing about Vitamin A (Retinol) is that it can be adjusted to your skincare needs. Starting off small in your 20’s is the best way to help in prevention and prep your skin to amp up the percentage in your 30’s, 40’s and beyond. If you’re on the market for a higher dose, try the COSMEDIX Define Age-Defying Treatment—formulated with Hydroxy Acid and 0.5% AGP Retinol Complex—or the COSMEDIX Refine Refinishing Treatment—formulated with 2% AGP Retinol Complex.

Try: Define Age-Defying Treatment or Refine Refinishing Treatment

Moisturizer: Hydrator + Eye Cream

Complete your new skincare routine with ultimate hydration. Try a lightweight moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF during the day to help protect the complexion from environmental stressors while maintaining moisture. At night, level up to a Revitalizing Night Cream that will help restore softness and radiance while you sleep. And don’t forget to pair it with an undereye treatment that is formulated with Spin Trap and Liquid Crystal Technology to improve the look of fine lines and quench the skin for eyes that shine!

Try: NEW! Resync Revitalizing Night Cream and best-selling Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum

All You Need to Know About the Trendiest Skincare Ingredients for Summer 2021!

Let’s face it … there’s a lot of skincare ingredients to keep up with. In recent years, the interest in skincare has peaked which has resulted in many people seeking a professional aesthetician and/or scouring the internet for the “need to know” on all the latest skincare ingredients.

Well, COSMEDIX decided to give your web browser a break by rounding up 3 of the latest, on-the-rise skincare ingredients that you need to add to you summer skincare collection, stat:

Bakuchiol

What It Is: Dubbed THE retinol alternative, this plant-powered ingredient packs a true skincare punch. Retinol is a holy grail ingredient, no doubt, but the potent Vitamin A derivative can take time for the skin to get used to. Bakuchiol—an extract derived from the Babchi plant—is a gentle alternative that can be applied regularly while encouraging similar results to Retinol. It is also less reactive, which allows more freedom when it comes to mixing with other skincare ingredients like Vitamin C, BHA and AHAs.  

Benefits: Bakuchiol has a long list of skin care benefits that make it totally worthy of the buzz. Anti-aging properties are what it is toted for most—it is known to help improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, plus boost the appearance of skin firmness. Whoa. It is also a great starter for those who are interested in using Vitamin A, but don’t want to dive in too fast.

What It’s In: Bakuchiol Complete Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Treatment and A-Lift Overnight Vitamin A Treatment

Hyaluronic Acid

What It Is: Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring sugar in the body, but when added to skincare, it is the ultimate hydrator! This substance can hold an impressive amount of water weight, and when applied topically to the skin, it helps lock in moisture at the surface. Like we said, yes it occurs naturally but similar to collagen , it breaks down over time. That’s why adding it into your skin care routine through a serum, moisturizer or face mask is such a must-do.

Benefits: If plumper looking skin is what you’re after, then Hyaluronic Acid is for you. Because it retains moisture, Hyaluronic Acid helps the skin “hold on” to hydration which results in a dewier, fresh looking complexion with extra “bounce.” By bringing moisture to the surface of the skin, fine lines and wrinkles appear plumper and the skin looks and feels suppler.

What It’s In: Skin Thirst Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream and Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Probiotics

What It Is: The word “probiotics” might make you think of supplements and trendy Kombucha drinks, but these little guys can have just as positive of an effect on your skin as your gut. Basically, your complexion has a whole ecosystem living on the surface (i.e. microbiome) and probiotics help ensure that those healthy organisms keep thriving.

Benefits: Many intense skincare routines for acne, aging, etc. can leave your skin feeling stripped, dry and imbalanced. Indulging your complexion to probiotics can help restore balance to the microbiome for an overall smoother, healthier-looking appearance. Probiotics also help condition and hydrate the skin while rejuvenating the look of dry, dull skin.

What It’s In: Harmonize Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer and Micro Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask

The Best Moisturizer for Every Skin Occasion

You plan your makeup, clothes and shoes around your daily agenda, so why not do the same with your moisturizer?

There seems to be a common myth among skincare users that you don’t need to apply a moisturizer unless your skin is dry and flakey. To this, we call “false”. Moisturizer is like the crème de la crème to your skincare routine, as it does everything from balance the look of your complexion, restore moisture and keep the skin looking smooth and supple.

Not only should a face cream be the finishing touch in your skincare routine, but it should also be adjusted based on skin type, time of day and the season. Lucky for you, COSMEDIX has a long line of moisturizers for you to choose from to help create a perfectly customized routine.

To learn more about picking the right moisturizer for your daytime and nighttime plans, along with our must-have COSMEDIX picks, keep on scrolling:

Morning Reset: Harmonize Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer

Kick off your morning skin care routine with the perfect line of defense! The word microbiome might sound complicated, but the science behind it is quite simple. Basically, your skin has a whole ecosystem of bacteria (the good kind) living on the surface to help protect, hydrate and balance your complexion. When the ecosystem goes wack, so does your skin, causing everything from breakouts to a poor skin defense barrier. Helping to replenish the surface with a Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer will give your complexion the tools it needs to armor up for the day. Harmonize is formulated with conditioning probiotics and age-defying fruit + plant-based extracts to help restore a healthy microbiome and quench skin with long-lasting moisture.  

Day in the Sun: Hydrate + Broad Spectrum SPF 17 Moisturizing Sunscreen

Sunscreen is always, always a must. If you plan to pack your day with poolside lounging, outdoors concerts or lunch on the patio, why not combine your moisturizer and sunscreen into one easy application? The COSMEDIX Hydrate + is the perfect Moisturizing Sunscreen hybrid for summer days as it helps restore daily hydration while offering broad spectrum UV protection. This will ensure that your complexion gets the hydration AND protection that it needs, without having to layer multiple products on top of each other. Formulated with Jojoba Seed Oil, Olive Oil and Rosewood Oil, this lightweight 2-in-1 product helps prevent future sun damage while wrapping the complexion in a dewy-looking glow.

Nighttime Routine: Resync Revitalizing Night Cream

Give beauty sleep a total skincare upgrade with a nighttime moisturizer that hits reset. During the day, our complexion is exposed to a heap of environmental stressors, making bedtime the optimal time to help restore and rejuvenate the look of skin. A lot goes on below the surface of the skin while we sleep, so lathering on key ingredients and nutrients before your head hits the pillow is ideal. Resync Revitalizing Night Cream is powered by a potent blend of Snow Mushroom and a unique nature-inspired extract to help decrease signs of skin fatigue and indulge the complexion to a burst of hydration. Apply it to cleansed and toned skin before tucking in for bed and you’ll wake up to skin that looks and feels softer and smoother. 

Under Makeup: Skin Thirst Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream

If you’re in the game of beauty, then you know that all moisturizers are not created equal when it comes to makeup application. Before applying foundation, concealer, etc., you want to ensure that you’ve laid the base for a smooth-looking canvas that is dewy—never greasy. And despite your loyalty to translucent powder, the true secret to a flawless makeup application often lies in the hands of your moisturizer. That’s why COSMEDIX Skin Thirst is a must-have when it comes to the ideal moisturizer and makeup mix. This Moisturizer Hyaluronic Acid Cream helps quench skin while unique micro powders help blur the look of pores and fine lines. Help plump the look of skin and restore hydration with a healthy looking glow that won’t go overboard on shine.

Pro tip: Always give your skincare time to sink in! After applying Skin Thirst to the face, wait about 10-15 minutes before applying makeup to help your base last longer.

4 Skin Care Steps to Follow After Being in the Sun

When you lounge out in the sun, there is a lot going on below the surface of your complexion. And post sun care can be just as important as pre sun prep.

As always, we stress the importance of using a broad spectrum SPF. Follow along to discover our personal recommendations to help skin recover from days spent in the sun with these 4 simple steps:

1. Hydrate Inside and Out

Your body is basically over half water, so it is no surprise that after being in the sun, the first thing you need to do is restore hydration. Drinking water will help boost moisture internally to reverse the dehydration that is often caused when you spend time in the sun. You can also rinse the body with cool water to help soothe skin before lathering from head-to-toe in a moisture-rich formula. Complete your shower with a Face and Body CBD Lotion that is powered by Hemp Oil, peptides and amino acids to hydrate dry skin.

2. Refresh with a Moisturizing Mist

If you are feeling dry throughout the day help boost your skin with a quenching spritz. Using a moisturizing mist that slips into your bag or purse will let you refresh on the go, especially when skin feels dry after time spent outside. Look for ingredients like Trehalose and probiotics to help rejuvenate the look of the complexion while restoring the skin’s moisture barrier. COSMEDIX Mystic Hydrating Treatment can be used in a skin care routine or during the day to add a refreshing burst to parched, dry skin.

3. Prevent Dark Spots and Wrinkles

Sun damage is notorious for causing dark spots and wrinkles. After a day spent in the sun, indulging your skin to skin care products high in Vitamin C can help prevent these stubborn spots and lines from forming over time. Simply Brilliant is a 24/7 Brightening Serum that is formulated with 10 different brightening ingredients to help improve the look of  uneven skin tone. Apply this serum to the face, shoulders or chest after a day of sun-bathing to help reduce the appearance (or help prevent the appearance) of sun-spots or wrinkles. 

4. Sleep in a Uber-Hydrating Mask

If you really did a doozy on your skin, then getting your beauty sleep while drenched in an Intense Hydrating Mask or Balm can help restore moisture while you dream. Lather up with ingredients like Shea Butter and soothing Willowherb for the ultimate overnight treatment that helps encourage total moisture restoration. COSMEDIX Rescue doubles as both a skin care mask and balm, and it can be used on dry areas of the face or body for an added dose moisture overnight. Formulated with Shea Butter, Cherry Bark Extract and rich antioxidants, this uber-hydrating mask is the answer to help quench skin’s thirst.

Skincare for the Ages: All About the 20’s

Welcome to the roaring 20’s. Whether you’ve just entered the decade or are about to pass through, it’s clear that our twenties are a time for new beginnings, self-discovery and… youthful-looking skin.

Sure, adolescent acne might get traded in for career goals and relationships during this eventful decade, but that doesn’t mean you get to skimp on your complexion. In fact, your 20’s are some of the most impactful years when it comes to the future health of skin—even if you can’t see it quite yet.

So, if you’re feeling a little lost in the 20’s skin department, we want to help! Follow along to learn all you need to know about a foolproof young adult skincare routine, plus the products we recommend:

What to Focus on in Your 20’s?

Gentle Prevention: Did you know collagen production starts to decrease as early as 27? Yikes. That’s why prevention is THE key when talking about skincare in your 20s. You don’t want to overwhelm the skin with intense ingredients (we aren’t there yet), but you do want to start incorporating key ingredients that will help keep skin looking firm, even and plump. Think: low-dose retinol, hydrating eye cream and always, always an SPF.

Protection: Prevention and protection often go hand-in-hand. Environmental stressors are one of the top culprits when it comes to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. By helping to protect the complexion from these stressors using antioxidant-rich formulas and daily sun protection, you can help stop them before they begin.

Hydration: Sure, you skin might bounce back now, but over the years skin naturally loses its pep. Help lock in moisture and keep the skin barrier intact by quenching it with hydrating ingredients. Hyaluronic Acid, Coconut Oil and Ceramides will help add a daily dose of moisture to the skin, while pre and probiotics can help balance the skin’s moisture barrier.

What Does a 20’s Skincare Routine Look Like?

Cleanser: Mild Cleanser

Kick off your skincare routine with a mild cleanser to help remove dirt, makeup and impurities—without stripping the skin of natural oils. Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser is specially formulated with a blend of Sandalwood and antioxidants to help dissolve impurities and leave behind a soft, balanced complexion. You can also look for invigorating ingredients like Grapefruit and Eucalyptus to help refresh the complexion for an extra pick-me-up.

AM Serum: Antioxidant Boost

Add a dose of antioxidants to your morning skincare routine to help protect the skin from age-accelerating environmental stressors. Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum combines Spin Trap, Vitamin E and Resveratrol (all high in antioxidants) to help shield the skin and prevent the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. Age-defying biopeptides also help to keep the complexion looking smooth and firm.

PM Serum: Low Dose Retinol

If you are looking to keep wrinkles at bay, then try your face at a low percentage Retinol. Retinol works below the surface to help prevent fine lines and uneven skin tone by promoting healthy skin renewal. The COSMEDIX Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum is our starter Retinol, featuring the innovative LG-Retinex to help improve the look of fine lines and texture. It’s so good, it even earned the Kim Kardashian seal of approval. Start by using it 2-3x a week to see how your skin reacts before up-ing to nightly use.

Moisturizer: SPF Hydration

Get your moisture boost AND sun protection all in one! A multi-tasking moisturizer that features SPF is the perfect last step to a 20’s skincare routine. For daily use, make sure that you apply a moisturizer that includes lightweight, hydrating ingredients and contains an SPF of 15 or higher. Hydrate + is a 2-in-1 hydrator and sunscreen that features Broad Spectrum SPF 17 to help prevent sun damage while replenishing the skin with essential moisture for dewy-looking skin that is soft and supple.

Men Care: 4 Reasons Why He (or You) Need an Upgraded Skincare Routine

Skin care has never been just a woman thing. Skin is skin, and men’s skin care is just as important.

Whether you flaunt high heels or a three-piece suit, your complexion needs love and attention—and we don’t just mean a splash of water or a bar of soap.  As the body’s largest organ, skin does a lot to keep us in check. It helps protect us from outside stressors. Acts as a shield for our body. Let’s us feel the world around us. Yep, it’s pretty complex… and amazing.

So, if you know a man who takes pride in skimping on his skin care routine—or you ARE that man—COSMEDIX is here to set the record straight. Keep in scrolling to discover 4 reasons why the boys need a skin care routine ASAP, and which products are our personal go-to recommendations:

1. Men’s Skin Is Thicker Than Women’s

Don’t get carried away with that statement—we mean it literally not figuratively. Science shows that the structure of a man’s skin is up to 25% thicker compared to a woman. So, what does that mean for him? While it might serve him well for bumps and bruises, thick skin can often lead to tougher texture, clogged pores and fine lines. Using a chemical or physical exfoliant 2-3x a week helps slough away dead skin cells while promoting a more even skin tone and texture.

Give Him: an exfoliant with Salicylic Acid

Best-selling Purity Detox Multi-Layer Detoxification System features Salicylic Acid, Jojoba and Poppy Seeds to help gently polish away oil, grime and dead skin while helping refine the look of pores for a smoother, softer appearance.

2. Hormones Mean More Oil Production

We might not be in the business of hormones, but we are in the business of how your body effects your skin. Hormones play an important role in many skin-related functions, specifically sebum (oil) production. And the special blend of chemicals that make the gents well … gents, are known to cause excess oil on the skin. While this can lead to visible shine, it can also result in skin care concerns within the skin like larger pores, blackheads and blemishes. Helping to balance oil production with a daily serum is a simple, yet effective, way to help improve this skin concern overtime.

Give Him: a Vitamin A Serum

Vitamin A (Retinol) is known for helping reduce the look of wrinkles, but it is also great for helping to balance oil production in the skin. Adding a Refinishing Treatment that is formulated with Retinol into a PM skin care routine can help clarify the look of pores, balance the appearance of shine and even the look of skin.

3. Two Words: Facial Hair

One of the most distinctive differences when it comes to the look of men and women’s skin is hair—specifically facial hair. A close shave is a skill that many men learn right out of the adolescent gates, though knicks and ingrown hairs can still make a regular appearance when the razor meets the skin. Of course, patience and tact play a part, but lack of moisture in the skin is another culprit when it comes to shaving hiccups. Ensuring that the complexion is hydrated and smooth with a moisturizer will help minimize razor bumps and other skin care mishaps.

Give Him: a Daily Moisturizer

Hydrate both morning and night with COSMEDIX NEW! Skin Thirst Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer as seen in Alltrue’s exclusive, socially-conscious summer box!. Made for all skin types, this ultimate, limited-edition moisturizer helps quench the skin while mattifying the complexion for a shine-free finish. Infused with moisture-locking Hyaluronic Acid and conditioning Witch Hazel, the skin instantly reaps the benefits of moisture balance as Skin Thirst helps protect skin from environmental stressors.

4. Men Have an Age-Defying Secret

Collagen. The age-defying benefit that women chase, yet men may not even know they have—usually. Men’s skin naturally produces more collagen, and while the boys may think this gives them a get-out-of-skincare free card, that’s not necessarily true. Constant exposure to environmental stressors (i.e., the sun) can cause collagen to break down at a faster pace, which is why it is so important that your man makes broad spectrum SPF his next BFF. Using proper sun protection is key to the health of skin and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and sun damage overtime.


Give Him: Multi-Tasking Sunscreen

Spray your way to protected skin with an on-the-go Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizing Spray. Powered by Niacinamide and Green Tea Extract, Protect UV sunscreen features an easy-to-blend formula that conditions the skin and help protect skin from environmental stressors.

Skincare for the Ages: A Guide to Teenage Skin

Skincare is eternal, but the ingredients you use in your routine should change with time.

To cut the confusion, COSMEDIX decided to put together a little guide to help get you through your skincare routine at every age—starting with the teens.

What Should Teen Skincare Focus On?

Gentle Products: When it feels like a new blemish pops up daily, it can be tempting to run to your skincare collection and scrub away. But for the sake of your skin (and your hands), please don’t. Harsh ingredients and scrubs might make you feel “accomplished”, but in the long run, it can strip the skin of natural oils causing more confusion than clarity.

Refining Ingredients: If large pores and oil is your biggest skin blunder, then refining ingredients should be your new go-to. Potent ingredients are best used in the form of a toner, serum or treatment to help target skincare concerns that may lead to acne.

Consistency: A cliché as old as time, but true none the less. Patience and consistency is the secret sauce to any skincare routine—especially teens. With hormones and stress soaring, achieving a clearer complexion will definitely take time, so stick with it!

A Skincare Routine for Teens

Cleanser: Exfoliating Cleanser

Use a gentle daily cleanser with a chemical exfoliant to help wash away dirt, oil and pore-clogging impurities. Purity Clean is formulated with L-Lactic Acid, Tea Tree and Peppermint Oil to instantly refresh the look of skin while exfoliating for a more even tone and texture.

Toner: BHA Essence or Toner

Salicylic Acid is the most popular type of BHA for acne-prone skin. The ingredient helps dive deep into the pore to help clean out dead skin or oil that might cause congestion. Applying an essence or toner (we love Purity Balance) after you cleanse the skin is an excellent way restore balance and help refine the look of pores.

Serum: Clarifying Serum

Serums come in all shapes and sizes, but a serum with clarifying ingredients is ideal for blemishes. Keep and eye out for ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Retinol, Tea Tree Oil and Willowherb to help clarify clogged pores while soothing the look redness.

Treatments: Clay Mask and Spot Treatment

Applying a clay mask 1-2x a week is the perfect pick-me-up for skin with blemishes. Clay is known for its exfoliating properties that help trap excess oil, especially when combined with chemical exfoliants. COSMEDIX Clear Deep Cleansing Mask is formulated with these very ingredients, plus Niacinamide to help improve the look of texture and hydrate the skin. And if you are experiencing stubborn spots, apply a Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment to help target pesky pimples with Aloe Vera and Salicylic Acid.

Moisturizer: Oil-Free Moisturizer

Using a lightweight moisturizer that is formulated free of oil is your best beat when it comes to hydrating acne-prone skin. Because sebum production is a big player when it comes to teenage blemishes, applying a moisturizer that helps balance the complexion—instead of oil it up—is key. COSMEDIX uses Lilac Stem Cells in our popular Shineless Oil-Free Moisturizer to help cut shine and reduce the look of redness for healthier, clearer-looking skin.

Got Breakouts? Face Mapping is About to Become Your New BFF

Ever wonder why your breakouts seem to pop up in the same place over and over again? If only you had a road map that would give you the backroads to a clearer, healthier-looking complexion.

Well, we have news for you. There is! Rooted in ancient Chinese medicine, face mapping is a popular skin care practice as old as time. In its true form, this art links different areas of the face to certain organs in the body, but the modern version of the acne face map takes a more general approach.

Blemishes that tend to appear in the same area of the face are believed to be the result of lifestyle habits. So, if you find yourself struggling with stubborn spots that you just can’t kick, then face mapping might just be the thing for you.

Want to know more? Then take a seat, look yourself in the mirror and use our handy COSMEDIX face map guide to discover what your blemishes have to say about you—and how you can fix it:

Hairline 


What to Do: Check Your Products

If bumps on the hairline is your signature skincare woe, then you probably need to double check your hair products. Most conditioners feature rich ingredients that are designed to love on your strands… but not so much on your skin. In fact, the thicker pomades used to lock moisture into your mane can often lead to clogged pores. But don’t freight because there is an easy fix. Help improve the look of these blemishes by using your cleanser AFTER rinsing out your conditioner. Simply create a rich lather and work it into the hairline before applying a skin-clarifying serum to help reduce the look of redness.

Forehead


What to Do: Check Your Oil Control + Stress + Sleep

Reducing stress and balancing a sleep schedule might not be our area of expertise, but we do know a thing (or twenty) about balancing your complexion. If you experience breakouts across the forehead, near the brows and/or down the nose, the acne face map says oil might be to blame. Blemishes in these areas are common among a combination and oily skin type, as sebum (oil) can go a little overboard in these parts of the face. Incorporating an exfoliating cleanser or refinishing treatment that helps restore balance and moisture to the complexion is an ideal way to help reduce these types of blemishes.

Cheeks


What to Do: Check Your Phone and Pillowcases

Think of everything your phone touches. Tables, car seats, back pockets… toilets. And what do all these places have in common? Germs. You might not think about it when putting your phone to your ear, but your cell phone holds a lot of bacteria. Same with your pillowcase. So, if you find yourself repeatedly suffering from spots on your cheeks, the first step would be to wipe down your phone and clean your sheets. The second would be to apply a rapid relief acne spot treatment to problem areas when needed. We recommend prioritizing a clean formula that uses Salicylic Acid and Aloe Vera to refine pores while soothing the skin.

Jawline


What to Do: Check Your Hormones

Yes, hormonal acne is usually synonymous with adolescence, but many people are still surprised when it shows up in adulthood. If you are experiencing breakouts around the chin and jawline, then it is best to visit a skin care professional. Lucky for you, COSMEDIX partners with some of the world’s best dermatologists and spas, which you can find here. In the meantime, make sure that you are washing your face with a Salicylic Acid foaming cleanser to help cleanse away

The Ultimate Guide to a Summer Bod: Skincare Edition

Hot girl summer might be trending on Tiktok, but if we know one thing, it is that skin care is no trend.

As we all finally make our way back to beach side lounging and outdoor parties, our skin is coming out of hibernation too. If you’re anything like me, then your complexion probably spent most of its quarantine days hiding under fluffy robes and co-ord sets… but not anymore! Now that the sun is shining and the social scene is calling our name, it’s time to break out those shorts and let skin breathe.

If you are looking to get your body-ody ready for days spent in the sun, look no further than the ultimate summer body skincare guide. With 4 tips to help promote healthier-looking skin from head-to-toe, these tricks will keep you glowing for summer, no matter where you go!

Exfoliate with a Body Scrub

No one wants dry skin by the poolside. And while summer weather might translate to tanned skin, dipping your body into pool water or the salty sea can cause your complexion to appear dull and flakey. That’s why exfoliation is key. Just like you exfoliate your face to slough away dry skin, you need to do the same for your body 1-2x a week. Using a body scrub that is powered by plant-based seeds and hydrating ingredients will ensure that you receive a gentle exfoliation, without sacrificing moisture. You can also look for juicy summer-inspired ingredients like Grapefruit or Eucalyptus to add an uplifting scent, just like the COSMEDIX Polish Dual-Action Body Scrub.

Help protect with SPF

Summer skin (or any skin for that matter) isn’t complete without a lightweight SPF. Sunscreen is a non-negotiable year-round, but warm weather and bright days call for an added dose of protection. A moisturizing spray sunscreen is a great way to streamline your skin routine while helping to protect that beach bod from UVA and UVB rays. Look for an oil-free formula, just like Protect UV Mini Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizing Spray that won’t clog pores and features multi-tasking ingredients, like Niacinamide, to help maintain moisture and smooth skin texture. Then simply spritz from head-to-toe and don’t forget to reapply!

Extend Serums to Your Body

Did you know that COSMEDIX serum can be used on the body? That’s right. No need to worry about back acne or dark spots below the neck because these serums are specially formulated for the skin—and that means all skin. If you’re feeling shy about slipping into that tank top or bikini (don’t be, you’re beautiful!) just apply your favorite serum to the affected area. Ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil and Willowherb are great for body acne as they help refine pores and reduce the appearance of redness (we love Clarity). You can also help brighten the look dark spots or uneven skin tone with a Vitamin C serum, like Simply Brilliant.

Reset Overnight with a Body Treatment

The ultimate summer bod doesn’t just lie in your daytime products but your nighttime treatments too! Using an overnight body treatment lets you do the most while you slumber by boosting hydration and brightening the look of skin. Better yet, try a lotion that is formulated with Vitamin A. Lathering your skin in a retinol body lotion will help revive the look of your complexion and address dark spots and wrinkles. Our COSMEDIX A-Lift Overnight Vitamin A Body Treatment is also formulated with Caffeine in Safflower Oil to help promote elasticity and firmness for smoother, softer-looking summer skin.

Antioxidants in Skincare: How They Work and How to Add Them Into Your Skincare Routine

A simple Google search and you will quickly discover that antioxidants are the bread and butter, the sugar and spice, the soap and water to your full body and skin care routine. These potent little substances can be found everywhere, from that trendy kale salad to the Vitamin C serum on your bathroom counter—so there is practically no excuse to NOT get your daily dose. But even with their buzzworthy status, the benefits of antioxidants can get lost in the mix. Sure, they tell you to use them in your skincare routine, but why? What do they actually do?

You might be happy to learn that the antioxidant popularity is truly founded on fact. These substances are nothing short of a powerhouse, and when used topically on the skin, they can pack quite the punch. Known to help protect the skin from environmental stressors, antioxidants also help reduce the look of dark spots, brighten the look of skin and promote an even skin tone.

Interested? We thought so. Keep on reading to learn more with COSMEDIX ultimate skin care guide on antioxidant ingredients and how you can add them into your daily skin care routine:

First Things First, What Ingredients are High in Antioxidants?

Vitamin B: Also known as Niacinamide—the rising star that we deep dove here—this vitamin is high in antioxidant properties. With a long list of multi-tasking skincare benefits, the specific antioxidants found in this ingredient are known to help protect the skin by improving the natural skin barrier and aiding in healthy skin renewal. Vitamin B is also a great go-to for blemish-prone skin, as it helps balance the look of oil and restores a healthy-looking glow.

Vitamin C: The ultimate brightening bestie, Vitamin C is often found in a variety of citrus fruits like Oranges and Grapefruits. Vitamin C is powered by antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental stressors while brightening the look of skin and improving the overall look of tone and texture.

Vitamin E: Yep, another vitamin. This vitamin is a little sneakier than the others, as you are sure to find it hiding in a surprising number of your cleanser, serum and moisturizing products. Due to its thick texture, Vitamin E is usually added into moisturizing skincare, rather than used alone. There are technically 8 different kinds of Vitamin E, but all you need to know is that they are great for restoring the look of skin and helping to protect skin from environmental stressors.

Green Tea: That’s right—the popular leaves used in the superfood tea are also beneficial to your complexion. Green tea features a plant-based chemical that acts as a natural antioxidant—making it an easy ingredient to spot if you are after extra antioxidant protection. Often found in refreshing skincare products, Green Tea not only protects the skin from environmental stressors, but also helps soothe the look of skin and aids in balance oil production.

What Products Should I Add into my Antioxidant Skincare Routine?

Balancing Toner| Don’t underestimate the power of a skincare toner. An Antioxidant Infused Toner makes it easy to spray your way to an added dose of skin-loving ingredients. COSMEDIX Benefit Balance is formulated with a blend of Green Tea, Shea Butter and Aloe Vera to help give you an extra layer of protection from environmental stressors while locking in moisture.

Antioxidant Serum | Start your day off with an antioxidant boost using an Antioxidant Firming Serum. Powered by Vitamin E and Spin Trap, Affirm serum is a supercharged “multivitamin in a bottle” that helps improve the look of an uneven skin tone and promote a firmer-looking complexion.

Vitamin C Booster |Using Vitamin C Mixing Crystals is a streamlined way to amplify your skin care routine with benefits that are personal to you. Simply sprinkle the Pure C booster into your favorite serum or moisturizer for an extra shot of antioxidants that help reduce the look of dark spots and protect the complexion for a healthier, brighter-looking glow.