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!

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