Try This At-Home Facial Massage For a Brighter-Looking Glow

At COSMEDIX, we believe that you can bring the indulgent luxury and serenity of the spa home with you for a clean daily skincare routine with clinical level results. This has rung especially true throughout the pandemic—it’s been essential to find a sense of ‘skinimalism’ to help keep facial muscles activated and refreshed from home. And, luckily, Tik Tok has kept up with our craving for new ways to care for our skin right from where we are. Whether it’s Gua Sha facial massage or Tik Tok-inspired Face Yoga, show your skin some love and rescue it from its stressors with our new BrillianCy AM/PM Brightening Face Oil, the skin-loving serum that utilizes a unique blend of Vitamin C, Elderberry Fruit Extract and Sunflower Seed Oil to help firm the appearance of skin and lock in moisture for a more radiant-looking complexion. Keep reading for the at-home facial skincare massage technique that helps refresh and soothe your skin.

Benefits of an At-Home Facial Massage with BrillianCy

Just how daily moisturization can show great improvements in the complexion or how frequent stretching can have a positive impact on your range of motion, regularly massaging your facial skin and muscles can help relieve tension and relax facial muscles. Gua Sha, a grounding facial massage technique involving a slowly moving a roller across the face, can help with skincare absorption and reduce the appearance of puffiness. Face Yoga, popularized through Tik Tok as a facial massage and exercise technique, can help address signs of aging and activate facial muscles. No matter which method you choose, both are rewarding choices for self-care that can fit into your daily skincare routine to promote a fresh-faced complexion.

With the use of BrillianCy AM/PM Brightening Face Oil and its star ingredient Vitamin C, the list of benefits of an at-home facial massage only grows:

  • Helps visibly brighten and tighten the complexion with Vitamin C
  • Boosts hydration
  • Helps reduce the appearance of dark spots
  • Helps protect the skin from environmental stressors

Incorporate into Your Holistic Lifestyle

So now that you know why you should cultivate an at-home facial massage routine, how do you get started? Whether you use a traditional Gua Sha massage stone, the COSMEDIX Rose Quartz Roller or just your hands for a Face Yoga glow look, follow this COSMEDIX Gua Sha-inspired guide to help improve overall skin health and give your skin a brilliant boost of hydration with the age-defying BrillianCy Brightening Face Oil, for the perfect at-home facial massage.

1. Cleanse your skin.

As always, make sure you start off on the right note with freshly cleansed and toned skin. We love the COSMEDIX Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser for this, as its notes of Australian Sandalwood and Grapefruit Oil will get the relaxation going while gently rinsing away makeup, dirt and excess oil.

For a toner, which will help maximize serum absorption during your facial massage, try the COSMEDIX Purity Balance Exfoliating Prep Toner, which helps keep skin clean with Salicylic and Lactic Acids.

2. Apply BrillianCy Brightening Face Oil.

In addition to BrillianCy’s skin-brightening benefits, it also helps your fingers glide across your skin throughout the facial massage; a thin layer should do the trick but be sure to apply enough oil so that your fingertips can move easily without pulling at your skin.

3. Massage Away.

For a facial massage that helps to lift and firm the appearance of skin, follow these area-specific steps, applying a light-to-medium amount of pressure with your Gua Sha stone, Rose Quartz Roller or fingers. COS Tip: If you use your fingers, only use the ring and middle finger for targeted treatment. Repetition is key!


Starting at the center of your forehead, glide the hand upwards and outwards from the brow bone to the hairline. Take your time and repeat 3-5 times.


Beginning at the nose, swoop in upward motions along the cheeks and cheekbones, towards the ears. To repeat, lift the tool and place back on the nose, repeating 3-5 times.

COS Tip: Because the goal is to help firm skin, always use upwards and outwards motions to promote a lifted appearance.

Under Eye Area:

For the delicate under eye area, gently glide the hand from the inner corner of the eye in spoke-like motions towards the temple to help reduce the appearance of under eye puffiness. Repeat 1-2 times.

COS Tip: Remember to add more BrillianCy oil if you ever feel your fingers dragging against the skin.


Glide your tool over the lips, beginning from the center and sweeping outwards and upwards. Repeat 5-7 times.

Jawline and Chin:

Follow your natural jawline from the center of the chin outwards towards the ears. Repeat 2-3 times.


Gently roll the tool from the bottom of your neck to the jawline. Repeat 1-2 times.


Feel free to repeat these micro-massages in order or go back to spend more time with areas that need extra love. The wonderful thing about this facial massage is that you can do it 7 days a week, AM/PM or just whenever you need an extra relaxing step in your skincare routine.

COS Tip: Place your Gua Sha Stone or Rose Quartz Roller in the fridge before your massage to add a soothing, cooling effect to your treatment.

4. Lock It In.

Finish with your favorite COSMEDIX moisturizer, like Harmonize Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer, or, for an SPF option, Hydrate+, to help lock in your at-home facial massage skin care benefits and take on the day (or evening) with a brilliant-looking glow.

Bakuchiol: The New and Trendy, Vegan-Friendly Age-Defier

Retinol has long been lauded as the crown jewel of the COSMEDIX nighttime skincare routine. After all, this Vitamin A derivative can be used to help brighten, balance and firm the appearance of your complexion thanks to its age-defying properties. Combine these benefits with the ability to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and we’ve got all the makings for a fan-fav high-performer with true staying power.

While Retinol is a great option for many skin types, let’s show some love to Retinol’s gentle skincare sister! Allow us to introduce you to the next big skincare breakthrough, Bakuchiol.

What is Bakuchiol?

Extracted from the leaves and seeds of the Babchi plant (Psoralea Corylifolia), Bakuchiol has been praised as the gentle, plant-based alternative to Retinol. This botanical derivative, first used in Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine, is known to help deeply hydrate the complexion while also aiding in gently addressing skin concerns like wrinkles, fine lines and uneven skin tone. It’s gentle on all skin types and helps brighten the look of skin for a more even skin tone and texture.

Pair with the COSMEDIX Eye Genius Brilliant Eye Complex to help double-down against the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet and dark circles around the delicate eye area.

What are the Benefits?

Bakuchiol, like Retinol, is able to produce both short and long-term results from use. With a burst of hydration upon application, Bakuchiol deeply conditions skin and helps lock in moisture for firmer-looking skin. It also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an overall smoother-looking complexion.

Is Bakuchiol Right For My Skin Type?

Because it’s so gentle, Bakuchiol is an ideal addition to the skincare routine for most skin types. Bakuchiol can be especially helpful for those who are apprehensive about trying Retinol, or who otherwise have sensitive, acne-prone skin. Those with mature skin may find they benefit from Bakuchiol’s assistance with helping reduce the appearance of signs of aging and deep moisturization.

How and When Should I Use Bakuchiol?

While Retinol is typically the stand-alone active ingredient in a product, Bakuchiol is more of a free spirit. It’s gentle enough to be used daily and can be used day or night. As always, spot test your favorite Bakuchiol product before widespread use, but once you feel comfortable to incorporate it into your skin care routine, start with applying three or four times a week. You can always increase the amount of uses as it fits into your regimen!

Bakuchiol, thus far, has shown to be very compatible with other active ingredients. We recommend combining its use with the COSMEDIX Pure C Vitamin C Mixing Crystals to help maximize that pick-me-up glow look!

Get Started

Are you ready to start adding a regular Bakuchiol treatment into your weekly routine? Try the COSMEDIX Bakuchiol Complete Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Serum. Infused with Squalene and Jojoba Seed and Moringa Oils, this powerhouse skincare serum helps restore hydration and balance to dry skin. Day or night, apply a dime-sized amount of skin-loving serum onto freshly cleansed and toned skin with the convenient dropper applicator to help clarify and soothe the look of your complexion.

5 Ways to Create an At-Home Spa Day this National Relaxation Day

This National Relaxation Day, COSMEDIX encourages you to set aside time for you to take a load off and pamper your skin. Follow these at-home spa day skin care tips to help renew your complexion and bring out your inner glow.

At-Home Mini Massage

This National Relaxation Day, treat yourself to a full skincare routine that’s also truly pampering. We’re taking this opportunity to indulge ourselves in a self-care practice that often gets overlooked: the at-home face massage. We often don’t realize just how much stress we hold in clenching our facial muscles, so taking time to show your skin some love will help roll away tension and let you feel more at ease. Using the COSMEDIX Rose Quartz Roller, apply a dime-sized amount of your fav COSMEDIX serum onto freshly cleansed skin. Be sure to sweep the roller in upward motions to help increase serum absorption. Pro Tip: Store your roller in the fridge to add a cooling effect to your at-home facial massage.

Did Someone Say Facials?

Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you don’t deserve five-star treatment. Light the candles, plug in that heating pad and flip on that dream-inducing spa playlist because it’s face mask time. We love our Detox Activated Charcoal Face Mask because it’s so purifying and gentle at the same time. Set a timer for 10-15 minutes and get under your covers for some very welcome shut-eye. While you rest, the activated charcoal works overtime to help draw out dirt, oil and other daily impurities that can clog up your pores and dim the appearance of your complexion. When the time is up, gently exfoliate with warm water and rinse to help reveal smoother skin. Follow up with your favorite COSMEDIX night cream to help lock in that much-needed moisture.

Give Your Eyes Some Love

No matter how much sleep you get, your eyes can still feel (and look) tired if you don’t show them the proper care. Dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin—if eyes are truly the window to our souls, it sounds like we need to show the under eye some much needed skin care love. An eye serum can help us fight back against these signs of aging, and our award-winning Opti Crystal Eye Serum is just the skin care super hero for the job. Not only does it look like a super groovy paint swirl, a pin-sized drop of the serum helps provide the delicate under eye area with deep hydration for a more rested appearance.

Soothe the Skin

Sometimes your skin just needs to chill out. Take the time this National Relaxation Day to acknowledge and address areas of skin discomfort. Discover why CBD is all the rage these days to help unwind—spice up your spa day with a CBD-Infused Lotion. The COSMEDIX Recovery & Serenity Duo helps soothe problem areas with a face & body lotion and a targeted relief rollerball for spot application. Apply generously onto dry skin and reapply throughout the day as desired.

Plump Your Pout

The worst feeling we didn’t know to expect is trying to have a conversation with chapped lips under your face mask. By the time you realize your lips are dryer than the Mojave, it’s too late. Take your off-day at home to recover from chapped, cracked lips with a skincare-infused lip mask. Our best-selling Enhance lip mask deeply conditions and helps restore your pout with Shea and Cocoa Seed Butter. It’s AM/PM friendly, but we love how applying a thick layer of this moisturizing lip mask overnight helps create plush, hydrated lips for the morning.

Bonus: Go for a Morning Walk

We know that relaxation looks different for everyone, and that especially now, many of us are scouring the web for ways to get out of the house. While spending National Relaxation Day entirely indoors is tempting (and we totally don’t blame you if that’s what you decide to do), getting up early for fresh air and a change of scenery can have a massive impact on your sense of calm. Getting those endorphins pumping can help eliminate brain fog, providing a newfound clarity that can leave you with a different perspective on daily stressors. Maybe find a spot to sit for a while, whether it’s to watch the sunrise, jot in your journal or listen to the songbirds. So peaceful! Plus, burning those calories on the front end calls for a mid-morning avocado toast and iced latte splurge. Just don’t forget an AM SPF Moisturizer to help protect your skin from that early morning sunbeam.

Get Even More COSMEDIX on Gina’s Platform

It’s clean, clinical, luxurious skincare that was made for you…now available on Gina’s Platform!

COSMEDIX was clean before it was cool, and we are dedicated to making it easy for our loyal customers to find us both near and far—which is why we are so excited to announce our newest partnership with Gina’s Platform!

That’s right. Now you can find us online, at your nearest spa location AND at the Phenix Salon Suites Community.  Want to know more about our latest addition? Keep scrolling:

What is Gina’s Platform?

Gina’s Platform is a mobile app that makes finding and scheduling a skincare appointment easy! With a wide community of aestheticians, stylists, wellness services and more, you can find your new favorite skincare professional at one of their many Phenix Salon Suites. Just download the app to easily book appointments, confirm your appointment time and access easy communication with your selected professional.

What Are the Benefits?

COSMEDIX has made it easy for skincare professionals on Gina’s Platform to stock up on our award-winning, cruelty-free line of cleanser, serum, moisturizer, face mask products and more! Now, you can schedule an appointment with Phenix Salon Suites through Gina’s Platform, and receive a luxurious COSMEDIX treatment with our plant-based skincare lineup. Just make sure to check that your skincare professional is in the business of clean, clinical and luxurious skincare. During your appointment, they can help address any skincare concerns and recommend some of their favorite products for you to take home.

How Do I Know If My Salon Carries COSMEDIX?

Download the Gina’s Platform app to search your area for a skincare professional or visit their website at

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