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.