Moisturizer Spot Treating Is The Brilliant New Way to Hydrate Your Skin

We’re likely all familiar with the very fine line between the skin’s natural moisture levels and oil production, especially when it comes to moisturizing. For some of us, it can seem like our skin is constantly bouncing back and forth between being too oily or too dry. Skin is always interacting with and reacting to its environment, which can change the skincare products that are best for your skin—whether it’s by season or even the time of the day. It’s time to end the skincare tennis match. Today, we’re talking about spot treating—with moisturizer.

While spot treatment is typically associated with trying to soothe and reduce the appearance of blemishes, there’s a whole world of moisturizer spot treating just waiting to be discovered. The idea is simple. Use two moisturizers! Apply a lightweight moisturizer to the oily parts of your face, then massage a thicker hydrating cream into dull patches, or wherever you’re feeling dry. This skincare technique can also be used to address certain skin concerns, like fine lines and wrinkles.

Here are some of our favorite COSMEDIX Moisturizer Spot Treatment combinations:

1. Shineless | Oil-Free Moisturizer & Humidify | Deep Moisture Cream

Specifically formulated for oily and blemish-prone skin, Shineless Oil-Free Moisturizer will give your oily zone areas a boost of hydration without feeling greasy. This lightweight hydrator also helps to control and balance excess oil, thanks to skin care superstars like Lilac Stem Cells and Niacinamide that help firm, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin without the added shine.

A little goes a long way with Humidify, an ultra-thick Deep Moisture Cream. Infused with hydrating Shea Butter, moisture-locking Trehalose, conditioning Colloidal Oatmeal and barrier-boosting Niacinamide, Humidify helps deliver and seal in vital hydration to the skin. Apply to dry areas daily for a softer, smoother-looking complexion.

2. Skin Thirst | Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream & Resync | Revitalizing Night Cream

Quench the oilier parts of your complexion with Skin Thirst, an oil-free Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream that acts like a tiny sponge to lock hydration into the skin. In addition to moisture-boosting Hyaluronic Acid, Skin Thirst is also infused with Witch Hazel to help condition skin and balance oil production. This lightweight moisturizer goes great under makeup or as part of your evening skincare routine.

For the dryer areas of skin that need long-lasting overnight hydration, Resync Revitalizing Night Cream is just the night crème for you. This nighttime moisturizer indulges skin with deep moisturization, helping to restore radiance and revitalize the look of skin—all while you sleep. This antioxidant-rich formula features powerhouse ingredients like Snow Mushroom Extract and Kakadu Plum to help rejuvenate skin after being exposed to environmental stressors and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an age-defying complexion.

3. Mystic | Hydrating Treatment & Emulsion | Intense Hydrator

Provide refreshing, lightweight moisture to oily areas with Mystic Hydrating Treatment. This best selling Hydrating Treatment is an on-the-go moisturizing spray that provides daily, lightweight hydration to oily, sensitive and blemish-prone skin types. Formulated with soothing Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel, this oil-free moisturizer helps condition the skin by preventing moisture loss, while plant-based ingredients aid in environmental protection and help naturally soothe the complexion. Simply spray into hands or onto a cotton pad, then pat into skin wherever desired.

To spot-treat dry areas that need deep hydration, we love Emulsion, an Intense Hydrator that utilizes a rich blend of ingredients that deeply moisturize the complexion. A vibrant mauve, Emulsion helps skin retain moisture and renew the look and feel of the skin. Conditioning Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil help restore balance to dry skin, while moisture-locking Liquid Crystal Technology helps protect skin from environmental stressors.

COSMEDIX 2021 Recap: Skinimalism Skincare Favorites to Bring Into 2022

As we head into 2022, the skincare philosophy of “skinimalism”—embracing a simpler, cleaner approach towards beauty—continues to reign supreme among the press, clients and celebs alike. Whether it’s making the switch to multi-tasking skincare products, fostering a skincare routine with gentler ingredients or lightening the load in our makeup bags, skinimalism is all about taking a few steps back and letting skin breathe. To help guide you along your way to an intentional skincare routine in 2022, we’re highlighting all the releases from the past year that can help you showcase a more radiant, healthier-looking complexion.

1. I-Complex | Advanced Eye Gel AM

A daytime under eye treatment? Yes, please. Spa-exclusive I-Complex is an Advanced Eye Gel that utilizes Bakuchiol (a superstar plant-based Retinol alternative) to help smooth the look of wrinkles, brighten the appearance of the under eyes and deeply hydrate skin. Expect a smooth finish that goes seamlessly under makeup!

2. Alt-A | Daily Rejuvenating Moisturizer

Truly fit for a skinimalist skincare routine, this multi-tasking moisturizer helps revive the look of lackluster skin while also helping to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Featuring age-defying Silk Tree Bark Extract, gentle Bakuchiol and Ectoin for protection from environmental stressors, this spa-exclusive Daily Rejuvenating Moisturizer deeply hydrates the complexion for a brighter, more radiant appearance.

3. Bakuchiol Complete | Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Serum

Bakuchiol is a trending skincare ingredient that’s not going anywhere anytime soon, thanks to its breakthrough properties as a gentle, plant-based alternative to Retinol. Bakuchiol Complete is an uber-moisturizing serum that’s infused with Squalene, Jojoba Seed Oil and Moringa Oil to help restore hydration and balance to dry skin.

4. Skin Thirst | Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream

Hyaluronic Acid has true staying power within the skincare industry, and Skin Thirst is perfect proof as to why. This lush, gel moisturizer acts like a tiny sponge for skin, helping to lock in hydration, soothe and mattify the look of the complexion. Witch Hazel and mattifying skincare ingredients gently condition the complexion, helping to blur the appearance of pores and protect the skin from environmental stressors. This daily moisturizer is great for use under makeup or as part of your evening skincare routine.

5. Harmonize | Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer AM/PM

Your skin is home to trillions of microorganisms—you’re literally their whole world. But have no fear, Harmonize is here to help restore a healthy microbiome, leaving skin more balanced and smoother-looking with daily use. Formulated with an age-defying skincare blend of fruit and plant extracts, along with a skin-conditioning probiotic, this Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer helps strengthen skin’s natural moisture barrier and protect the complexion from environmental stressors for a hydrated, radiant look!

6. Resync | Revitalizing Night Cream

We love Resync because it deeply hydrates the complexion overnight, helping to revitalize the appearance of a dull complexion even as you sleep. It features skin-loving superstars like South Korean Lespedeza and Kakadu Plum to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin’s appearance after being exposed to environmental stressors, like blue light. This helps decrease the look of skin fatigue for optimal skincare product performance throughout the day. Now that’s what we call multi-tasking.

7. Bio-Cellulose | Radiant & Rejuvenating Mask Set

For a glowing look that just might have you foregoing makeup, we introduce Bio-Cellulose. This Radiant & Rejuvenating Mask Set includes two Damask Rose Infused Sheet Masks and two Vitamin C-Infused Sheet Masks—each infused with age-defying ingredients, like Vitamin C and Rose Water, to help replenish moisture and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more revitalized and radiant-looking complexion.

8. Crystal Cleanse | Hydrating Liquid Crystal Cleansing Cream

Formulated with the same fan-favorite Liquid Crystal Technology as loved in Opti Crystal and Lumi Crystal, Crystal Cleanse is the perfect way to step up your cleansing routine. This Hydrating Liquid Crystal Cleansing Cream deeply hydrates the complexion and washes away dirt, oil and makeup without stripping skin of much-needed moisture. Prickly Pear Extract and Coconut Oil help soften the look of skin for a more refreshed and refined-looking complexion—continuing to add a dose of daily moisture to skin even after rinse-off.

9. Brilliancy | Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil AM/PM

Brighten up with Brilliancy, the Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil that deeply hydrates the complexion and soothes skin with Elderberry Fruit Extract and age-defying plant-based ingredients. This pampering serum instantly gives your skin a fresh burst of hydration and visibly helps brighten skin’s appearance with each use.

10. PHA Hydration Peel | Refining Exfoliator

Get the post-facial glow at home with PHA Hydration Peel! This spa-like peel treatment gently exfoliates away dull, dead skin to help illuminate the appearance of your complexion. Gentle enough for all skin types, this Refining Exfoliator helps soften, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin for a more even-looking complexion.

Take Back Your Beauty Sleep With These Nightstand Skincare Duos

New year, new nightstand skincare line up. Update your evening skincare routine with a fresh rotation of dynamic skincare duos that pair perfectly together to help your skin re-hydrate, rest and recover from the day—prepping your skin for bed so all you have to do is focus on getting sleep.

1. Thirst Quencher

For the days your skin feels like it needs a tall glass of water, the duo of Bakuchiol Complete & Humidify is here to provide thirst-quenching hydration. A Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Serum and a Deep Moisture Cream, these skincare soulmates help deeply moisturize and firm the look of skin, soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and refine the look of pores.

2. Heavy on the lifting

Help hydrate, brighten and firm the appearance of skin with the glow-getting duo of A-Lift & Illuminate & Lift. A-Lift is an Overnight Vitamin A Body Treatment that uses Retinol to gently exfoliate skin for a smoother, brighter and healthier-looking complexion. Illuminate & Lift is a Neck & Décolleté Treatment that helps reduce the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation, making the skin look firmer and more hydrated! Help your skin look radiant, firm and glowing from head-to-toe with this exfoliating and moisturizing skincare duo.

3. Your daily dose of radiance boost

Working on your serum cocktailing? Brighten up with the indulgent skincare pair of Brilliancy & Bio-Cellulose. This skin care duo features Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil, as well as Damask Rose and Vitamin C-infused sheet masks for the times when your skin needs extra pampering. This invigorating skincare duo will help improve the look of skin tone and texture for a complexion that appears brighter, smoother and more awakened.

4. Beauty is in the eye of the roller beholder

Show your under eye area some love with the age-defying duo of Opti-Crystal and Rose Quartz. Opti-Crystal, our #1 Best Selling Liquid Crystal Eye Serum, is specially formulated with powerhouse ingredients to help reduce the look of dark circles and improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging around the eyes. Use Rose Quartz Roller to gently massage Opti-Crystal in and around the delicate eye area. This helps to increase product absorption and reduce the appearance of signs of aging like undereye puffiness and dark circles.

New Year, New Skin: Curated Skincare Routines By Skin Concern

Happy 2022! As you’re coming up with the New Year’s Resolutions that will help you make this the best year yet (we are staying positive), it’s the perfect time to think about a fresh skin start. Declutter your bathroom cabinet of all those long-forgotten bottles of skin care and, instead, take up one of the carefully curated skincare bundles from COSMEDIX.

Tailored for specific skin concerns and complexion goals, these intentional skincare bundles feature powerhouse COSMEDIX skincare products that work in unison to help provide noticeable results for your skin. Help get the skincare clarity you crave with these radiance-boosting skincare routine reboots for #NewYearNewSkin.

For brightening

Brilliancy | Gua Sha Stone | Bio-Cellulose

Make 2022 the year of Gua Sha facial massage with the newly released Brightening Bundle. Use the Rose Quartz Gua Sha Stone to help relieve facial tension and massage in the skin-loving benefits of our Vitamin C Face Oil and Bio-Cellulose Sheet Masks for a more radiant, brighter-looking complexion.

For skin care on-the-go

Orchard Spritzer | Cran Splash

Refresh the look and feel of your skin while you’re out and about. The Hydrating Mist Kit features two travel-friendly facial mist essences that instantly refresh fatigued skin with hydrating fruit waters rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B and Vitamin E. This Moisture-Locking Apple & Cranberry Facial Mist Duo helps condition, balance and firm the look of your complexion with every spritz. Spritz away!

For age defiance

Benefit Clean | Radiance | Opti Crystal

For a no-think age-defying skincare routine, try Reverse! This limited-edition 3-Piece Advanced Anti-Aging Skincare Bundle features a Gentle Cleanser, an Age Restorative Serum and our #1 best selling Liquid Crystal Eye Serum. This skin-replenishing skin care bundle is all about hydrating, smoothing and firming the look of your complexion, even delicate areas around the eyes, to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The skincare products in this bundle also help diminish the look of other skin concerns like uneven texture, dark spots and aging skin for a truly radiant appearance.

For hydration

PHA Hydration Peel | Surge | Micro | Rose Quartz Facial Roller

The Hydrate Skincare Bundle features 4 powerhouse COSMEDIX skincare favorites that seamlessly work together to quench your skin for an ultra-hydrated complexion. Featuring a gentle at-home peel, a Hyaluronic Acid Booster, a Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask and a Rose Quartz Facial Roller, this skincare bundle helps refine and replenish the look of skin for a glowing, hydrated appearance.

For clarifying

Detox | Correct | Clarity

Help address blemish-prone skin with our Clarifying Bundle, the 3-Piece Skin Care Routine for Clearer-Looking Skin. Featuring an Activated Charcoal Mask, a Rapid Relief Acne Treatment and a Salicylic Acid-Infused Skin-Clarifying Serum, this bundle features skincare products that help draw out pore-clogging impurities to help reduce the appearance of blemishes, while gently conditioning skin for a clearer-looking complexion.

For hyperpigmentation

Purity Clean | Simply Brilliant | B Complex | Protect UV

Help find your skin care balance in 2022 with the Hyperpigmentation Bundle, a 4-Step Skincare Routine Set that helps to improve the look of skin tone and texture. Featuring a refreshing Exfoliating Cleanser, a 24/7 Brightening Serum, a Vitamin B Boosting Powder and a Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray, this skincare kit is designed to help give your skin a brighter, more even-looking complexion. This luxe bundle features skincare superstar ingredients like Tea Tree Oil, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin B and Niacinamide to help give your skin a hydrated, healthier look.