Best Beauty Buys from the COSMEDIX Memorial Day Sale

Memorial Day might look a little different this year, but 6 feet apart can’t stop the internet from serving up some of the best sales of the year. COSMEDIX is giving you one more excuse to dive back into your favorite quarantine habit (i.e online shopping) with our 25% OFF Memorial Day Sale—happening this weekend ONLY! That’s right, it’s time to spoil yourself and indulge in 25% off your favorite nourishing cleanser, luxurious serum, velvety moisturizer and more. No matter what your Memorial Day plans may or may not be, COSMEDIX wants to make sure you’re always skin ready. Keep on scrolling to explore our hand-picked, skin-loving skincare selection of Memorial Day buys to help you achieve a more even, glowy-looking complexion.

Benefit Balance| Antioxidant Infused Toner

Skin feeling imbalanced? Indulge in the ultimate warm weather skincare pick-me-up with COSMEDIX Antioxidant Infused Toner. This versatile toner features Green Tea and Witch Hazel to gently exfoliate the skin and help aid in protection from environmental stressors. Packed with plant-based skin soothers, like Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Shea Butter, this all-in-one mist helps deeply nourish the complexion and leaves skin perfectly prepped for the rest of your skin care routine.

Pure C | Vitamin C Mixing Crystals

Look on the bright side! This multipurpose powder is made of 100% Vitamin C to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and boost the results of moisturizers and serums. You can easily mix 1 or 2 shakes of these innovative Vitamin C crystals into your favorite COSMEDIX serum and/or moisturizer in the PM for a customized skincare blend with a brightening Vitamin C boost.

Glow| Bamboo Brightening Mask

Glow up this summer with the skin-brightening ingredients found in this exfoliating, fan-favorite face mask. Powered by an antioxidant rich Vitamin C derivative, this 2-in-1 face mask doubles as an exfoliating scrub to help lift away dull, dry skin and reveal a smoother, more vibrant-looking complexion.

Correct| Rapid Relief Acne Treatment

Stay in the clear with one of COSMEDIX newest products: Correct Rapid Relief Acne Treatment. Correct is a targeted treatment that combines exfoliating Salicylic Acid with botanical extracts to help clarify the look of skin and help reduce the appearance of redness, often caused by blemishes. Say hello to clearer-looking skin and wave goodbye to the temptation to pick, pop or squeeze.

Recovery | Face and Body CBD Oil

Quench your skin in the uber-hydrating, ultra-nourishing Face and Body CBD Lotion. Recovery combines full-spectrum, U.S. farm grown CBD Oil with soothing ingredients to help deliver a feeling of total body relief from occasional or temporary discomfort. Lather on this intense hydrator after spending time outdoors to deeply moisturize and condition the skin while helping to reduce the appearance of redness.

Hydrate + | Broad Spectrum SPF 17 Moisturizing Sunscreen

Naturally, we couldn’t end a Memorial Day skincare blog without reminding you to lather on that sunscreen. Protect and hydrate your skin with this nourishing broad spectrum SPF 17 sunscreen that also doubles as a daily moisturizer. Easily top off your skin care routine with UV protection and rich antioxidants to help arm your skin from future sun damage while locking in long-lasting moisture.

Let’s Get Rolling: How to Use a Rose Quartz Facial Roller

WHY ROSE QUARTZ?

Rose Quartz is more than just a pretty face—it is a stone etched in history. Though the stone has seen a recent increase in popularity thanks to skincare gurus, YouTube tutorials and celebrity bathroom counters, Rose Quartz dates back to ancient civilizations who praised the crystal for its powerful healing properties. Today, the pretty pink stone is still highly regarded, and you will often hear it mentioned in everything from Eastern Medicine to modern beauty spas. With its spiritual reputation for promoting healing, compassion, unconditional love and joy, it is no coincidence that this beautiful stone has made its way to the top of every skincare lovers must-have list.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Rose Quartz Facial Rollers can provide a treasure chest full of skincare benefits, depending on the technique you use during your rose quartz facial. Varying pressures and the direction that you roll across your face can help improve the look of uneven skin tone, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help ease tension. The COSMEDIX Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller is specially designed with dual-sided rollers to help you easily roll away puffiness and revitalize the look of skin for a plumper, radiant-looking complexion.

HOW TO USE?

Hydrate + De-Puff Facial

Help reduce puffiness, improve the look of redness and increase product absorption with the Hydrate + De-Puff Facial. Our skin puts up a fight for us on a daily basis. Lucky for us, it also hides a tiny “drainage” system underneath the surface that helps it flush away these day-to-day stressors. Give your skin a helping hand and help get that system moving by adding this gentle facial in your skin care routine, using your COSMEDIX Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller.

First, apply Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster to a cleansed face and neck. This complexion-quenching serum will help hydrate the skin, plump of the look of fine lines, and promote a more even texture during your facial. Now let’s get rolling:

Neck: Start where the jawline meets the ear, then gently roll in a downward motion, stopping at the base of your neck. Repeat this step 3x until moving to the next section, always beginning at the jawline and ending at the clavicle with gentle movements. Face: Begin in the center of your chin, then gently roll outward towards your hairline, repeating 3x. After your third pass, continue rolling down the side of your face towards the clavicle bone. Repeat these steps all the way up your face, working in sections and ending at the top of your forehead. Don’t forget to repeat on the other side of your face.

Firm + Revitalize Facial

Help brighten the complexion, refine the look of pores and plump up the look of skin with the Firm + Revitalize Facial. This Rose Quartz facial requires a firmer, more rigorous roll across the skin to help define features and promote a radiant-looking complexion.

Begin your facial by applying Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum to a clean face and neck. Powered by rich antioxidants and peptides, this skin-loving serum will help protect skin from age-accelerating environmental stressors while encouraging a complexion that is brighter and firmer-looking. Now let’s get rolling:

Neck: With a firm pressure, start at the base of the neck and roll upward towards the jawline. Repeat this step up to 10x before moving to the next section, working your way from left ear to center, then right ear to center. Face: Begin at the center of your chin, then roll in an upward, diagonal motion towards the ear. Repeat 10x, working in sections until your reach the top of your forehead. Don’t forget to repeat on the other side—and then your facial is complete!

Hit ‘Reset’ with Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum

Hibernation has taken on a whole new meaning in the past few months. Whether your quarantine time was spent becoming one with your sweatpants, mastering a 10-step skincare routine, or juggling the kids plus a full-time job, it’s safe to say we all put our special twist on the phrase, “make yourself at home.” As the world slowly begins to reawaken just in time for summer, many people have begun to regularly venture outdoors to enjoy long walks, fresh air and much-needed Vitamin D. But remember, your mood isn’t the only thing affected by your new normal out in the -sun—so is your skin. Ensure that you are putting your best complexion forward by helping to protect your skin with two skincare must-haves: Protect UV Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizing Spray and COSMEDIX Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum.

Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum is a supercharged serum that features potent, high-performance antioxidant protection. Why antioxidants, you ask? Because these multitasking skincare wonders help shield the skin from environmental stressors, which can potentially accelerate signs of aging. Uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation and fine lines are all common skin concerns that antioxidant-rich skin care products, like Affirm, help to address. To further arm your complexion, Affirm serum also includes a blend of age-defying peptides that aim to ‘reset’ your skin by helping to promote healthy skin renewal. We recommend you reach for this Antioxidant Firming Serum—it’s a spring and summertime must-have for anyone in search of a firmer, healthier-looking complexion (i.e. everyone).

With all those skin-loving benefits, it’s easy to see why Affirm makes a great addition to your warm weather skin care routine. This paraben-free and cruelty-free serum was even recognized by Total Beauty as one of their top 10 favorite COSMEDIX skin care products:

“Your skin needs protection from harmful free radicals, which can cause aging and leave it looking dull and depleted. This serum happens to be chock-full of free radical-busting antioxidants like vitamin E and resveratrol for a firmer, brighter complexion. Apply it day or night — it’s especially great cocktailed with other COSMEDIX serums for your own one-of-a-kind blend.” –Total Beauty ‘Meet Your New Favorite High-Tech Beauty Brand, COSMEDIX’

But don’t just take their word for it—check out all the recognition this luxurious serum has received from COSMEDIX customers:

Great product!

Affirm is a great product! I love the way it makes my skin feel and the improvement in the dark spots and fine lines is amazing!

A Must Have!

I have been using the COSMEDIX line for over 6 years. I just started using Affirm and I have seen an amazing difference. I can’t imagine living without it.

My Skin Savior!

The product is amazing, lightweight, smells nice, absorbs really fast, has been making my skin look more youthful and healthier. I use it day and night and I’ve noticed a big difference.

Experience all Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum has to offer when you shop online at cosmedix.com. This weekend only, receive a FREE Affirm serum when you spend $100+. Simply use code FREEAFFIRM at check out!

The COSMEDIX Skincare Dictionary: Part 1

Skincare can be many things: luxurious, rewarding, indulgent and sometimes confusing. Anyone who has ever been to a spa or shopped for skin care products online knows there is a wide selection of products to choose from, all of which contain their own unique ingredients and technical pronunciations. Like most things in the beauty world, skincare can be a little scientific. Lucky for you, COSMEDIX has been in the game of award-winning skincare for over 20 years and we’ve quickly become an authority in understanding the skin’s wants, needs and concerns.  To help you better understand the ABC’s of skincare, we have curated our own skincare ingredient “dictionary”—starting with our proprietary and chirally correct ingredients:

AGP Complex (AGP + Retinol)

What It Does: Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone

What It’s In:

What It Is: AGP Complex is a product of our very own invention. Naturally, there are a lot of technical terms we could use to describe this high-performance skincare ingredient, but to put it simply, AGP Complex is our special blend of plant-based ingredients and Vitamin A (Retinol). So why is this blend beneficial to skin, you ask? Well, AGP Complex creates a special delivery system that allows Retinol to be easily dispersed into the skin, helping to minimize irritation. This means you can use our high dose Retinol products to help improve the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, while helping to reduce the irritation sometimes caused by traditional Retinols.

Chiral Correction Technology

What It Does: Helps encourage desired results with minimal irritation

What It’s In:

What It Is: While Chiral Correction Technology might not be an ingredient itself, it is a professional skincare method COSMEDIX uses on a number of our ingredients—making it worth a mention. Chirally Correct ingredients undergo a chemical “split”, keeping the elements that produce desired results while helping to minimize those that cause irritation. This technology helps breakdown effective ingredients so that they work with your skin, not against it. Not only does this help minimize skin irritation, but it also allows sensitive skin types and skin tones to explore skincare ingredients that might have caused them irritation in the past.

LG-Retinex

What It Does: Helps encourage skin renewal to improve the overall look of skin

What It’s In: Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum

What It Is:  LG-Retinex is another ingredient COSMEDIX formulated in our promise to redefine clean skincare. While traditional Retinol is often referred to as “the fountain of youth”, it is also known for sometimes causing redness—especially in sensitive skin types. COSMEDIX dreamed of a world where we could help reduce the appearance wrinkles and improve the look of an uneven skin tone while minimizing common irritation…so we created LG-Retinex. This proprietary encapsulation of both Retinol and Retinal absorbs into the skin and encourages skin renewal. With the help of this groundbreaking ingredient, we have formulated high-performance products that help improve the appearance of skin without the typical irritation experienced with most retinoids.

Map It Out: How to Properly Apply Multiple Masks to Your Face

It’s true that one complexion does not fit all. Everyone’s skin features its very own personality, with specific needs, individual concerns, and personal likes and dislikes. Because our skin is so unique, it is important that we each take a personalized approach when treating our skin to a pampering session of skincare tender love and care. *Enter Mask Mapping*

WHAT IS MASK MAPPING?

Instead of applying the same mask to your whole face, mask mapping allows you to apply multiple face masks to different areas for a customized treatment that checks all your skincare boxes. Mask Mapping is a wonderful way to cater to your complexion’s various skin types and concerns while streamlining your skin care routine so that it is both easy and efficient. Not to mention it is super simple!

To begin, use COSMEDIX easy “Mask Mapping Guide” below to help you analyze your skin and select the best face mask options for your complexion. Once you’ve chosen your different face mask options, apply them to the appropriate areas of the face with our Dual-Sided Silicone Mask Applicator. Now, put your customized face mask combo to work for 10-15 minutes, then remove with a damp cloth. Voila! It’s as easy as 1,2,3!

COSMEDIX MASK MAPPING GUIDE

Skin Type/Concern: Oily, Acne Prone

Mask Match: CLEAR Deep Cleansing Mask

Why: This clarifying face mask uses Kaolin Clay, Sulfur and Tea Tree Oil to help draw out pore-clogging impurities while purifying the skin for a hydrated, shine-free finish.

Where: Lather onto the areas of the face that shine without shame or are prone to breakouts. For many people, this area tends to be the T-zone and chin.

Skin Type/Concern: Dull, Tired Skin

Mask Match: GLOW Bamboo Cleansing Mask

Why: Thanks to key brightening ingredients, this 2-in-1 face mask helps revive the look of a lackluster complexion. Formulated with Bamboo Extract and Niacinamide, our Glow face mask helps maintain skin elasticity while gently exfoliating to help smooth texture and encourage a healthy, radiant-looking skin tone.

Where: Amp up the glow on areas of your face that appear dull, discolored or uneven—think cheeks, outer forehead or chin.

Skin Type/ Concern: Dry, Dehydrated Skin

Mask Match: RESTORE Moisture Rich Mask

Why: Vitamin-rich and uber nourishing, Restore face mask delivers intense hydration to dry, chapped skin. Papaya Fruit Extract gently exfoliates while Mango Butter and Squalene lock in moisture and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Where: Target dehydrated areas of your skin, such as the forehead, cheeks, or nose.

Skin Type/Concern: Normal, Blackhead-Prone

Mask Match: DETOX Activated Charcoal Mask

Why: Do you have areas of your skin that are perfectly normal? Not dry, not oily—just in need of simple TLC. Detox works like a magnet to gently draw out dirt, oil and other daily impurities that can lead to a congested complexion. Clean ingredients, like Diatomaceous Earth and Dandelion Extract, gently exfoliate and protect the skin from age-accelerating environmental stressors, like pollutants for a complexion that appears soft, smoother-looking and clarified.

Where:  Apply a thin layer of this multitasking face mask to areas craving a little pick-me-up that provides both balance and moisture.

Skin Type: Mature, Aging Skin

Mask Match: BIO-SHAPE Firming Face Mask

Why: Bio-shape is clinically proven to deliver instant and long-term smoothing, firming, and tightening effects. Formulated with a powerful peptide and Oat Kernel Extract, this age-defying face mask helps plump up the look of fine lines and wrinkles while soothing the skin with lasting hydration.

Where: Apply to areas of the face (excluding the under eyes!) that are prone to aging. This mask can be applied to the forehead, neck or cheeks for an instant lifted appearance.