Meet Natalia Barzotti of Beauty Lab Skincare

National Aesthetician Day (OCT. 15) may be over, but National Aesthetician *Month* is still going strong! We’re celebrating the skincare professionals who have inspired our brand and helped care for our skin all month long with a mini-blog series sharing expert-approved COSMEDIX skincare tips and tricks from some of our most beloved aestheticians.

This week we’re highlighting Natalia Barzotti, Owner and Master Aesthetician of Beauty Lab Skincare in Los Alamitos, California.

About Natalia

The world of aesthetics is a family affair for Natalia Barzotti. With her mother working as an aesthetician for over 25 years, Natalia grew up inspired by skincare and the treatment room—so much so that she decided to pursue one for her own. Enter Beauty Lab Skincare. Natalia’s salon combines luxurious, targeted treatments with her passion for skincare education to help clients achieve a healthier-looking complexion. An aesthetician for 11 years, Natalia’s expertise and dedication has helped bring a dose of radiance to sunny Los Alamitos, California.

Natalia has shared some of her favorite COSMEDIX skincare products that help constitute a pampering, well-rounded skincare routine.

1. Purity Clean | Exfoliating Cleanser

Natalia’s Note: “Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser is by far my favorite cleanser due to its ability to keep the skin clear without comprising the skin whatsoever of its natural oil and hydration!”

What it is: Take on the day—or take it off—with this gentle exfoliating cleanser that helps lift away dirt, oil and other pore-clogging impurities without stripping the skin of essential moisture. Formulated with the gently exfoliating L-Lactic Acid, skin-loving Tea Tree Oil and invigorating Peppermint Oil, Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser massages into a rich lather to help minimize extra shine and improve the look of skin tone and texture. No wonder Hailey Bieber’s facialist used this all-in-one cleanser to help Hailey achieve her wedding glow.

Natalia’s Pro Tip: “Apply Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser dry as a mask and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing off with water. Or, use as a body wash to help minimize back and chest acne!”

2. Pure Enzymes | Cranberry Exfoliating Mask 

Natalia’s Note: “As an aesthetician I love a good exfoliation and enzyme! Use Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask to give yourself a beautiful at-home facial. I often include this mask in my Beauty Lab Boxes for a great at-home COSMEDIX facial experience.”

What it is: Indulge in antioxidant-rich exfoliation with Pure Enzymes, the skin-loving cranberry exfoliating mask. Dual exfoliators L-Lactic Acid and Cranberry Enzymes gently polish away dull, dead skin to help reveal a softer, more radiant-looking complexion. Plus, this at-home botanical mask boosts hydration and helps protect the skin from environmental stressors for an age-defying appearance.

Natalia’s Pro Tip: “Mix Pure Enzymes with Purity Detox Scrub for an exfoliating power boost to the skin!”

3. Opti Crystal | Liquid Crystal Eye Serum + Eye Doctor | High-Potency Eye Treatment*

Natalia’s Note: “I bring out the big guns when I use the incredible duet of Opti Crystal and Eye Doctor! There’s nothing better than this eye treatment duo in my opinion. Hydrating, nourishing and effective!”

What it is: COSMEDIX has your delicate under eyes covered with these fan-favorite Liquid Crystal Technology products that are designed to intensely condition the under eye area, helping to visibly reduce the appearance of dark circles and crow’s feet. Start with best-selling Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum, the winner of Aesthetician’s Choice in the 2021 Dermascope Awards, to help alleviate tired-looking eyes. Then, for a step up, apply Eye Doctor, the spa-exclusive COSMEDIX Elite* skincare product, for a high-potency eye treatment with age-defying results.

Natalia’s Pro Tip: “Want an extra under eye glow? Apply a little Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum over your concealer and cheek bones for an added glow-up before you go out!”

*Discover COSMEDIX Elite, the spa-exclusive collection of clinical-grade skincare 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.

4. Bio-Shape | Firming Face Mask

Natalia’s Note: “Everyone needs skin-firming, hydrating and tightening effects! Bio-Shape Firming Face Mask is a phenomenal product which I love to wear while I sleep to wake up with skin that looks firmer and tighter!”

What it is: It’s time to shape up your skin! This ultra-moisturizing, firming face mask helps tighten and smooth skin for an age-defying complexion. Bio-Shape’s heavy duty skincare-infused formula utilizes “lifting technology” to help firm sagging skin for immediate and long-term effects. Use up to three times per week, AM or PM, for an ultra-creamy and hydrating, spa-like experience.

Natalia’s Pro Tip: “Apply a pin-sized amount of Bio-Shape Firming Face Mask to the skin. Then, use a foundation makeup brush to gently apply over your foundation! This is one of my secrets for getting that dewy, glowing skin when I go out!” Thanks to Natalia for sharing her favorite COSMEDIX skincare recommendations with us! For more on Beauty Lab Skincare, click here. Keep up with Beauty Lab on Instagram @beautylabskincare and Natalia @nataliabarzotti

Breaking: National Aesthetician Month Winners Announced!

Release the sparkles, pop the bubbly—the highlight of our year, National Aesthetician Month, has arrived! COSMEDIX created this national celebration in 2016 to shine a light on skincare professionals who have inspired our brand with their dedication and expertise. What was once a one-day event each year on October 15th has quickly taken the whole month by storm—now, as we celebrate NAM’s 5th anniversary, the month is marked with online contests, aesthetician spotlights, skincare awareness, trade shows, educational events and more!

As a brand created by and for aestheticians, COSMEDIX holds three annual contests inviting clients and managers to nominate their most beloved aestheticians and show them some love. The first contest is held regionally and allows Account Executives to voice their appreciation by nominating skincare professionals that have gone above and beyond. Winners enjoy a boosted awareness for their practice and are awarded with the title ‘Aesthetician of the Year’ by COSMEDIX!

A very special congratulations to the 2021 Aestheticians of the Year:

  • Natalia Barzotti, Beauty Lab Skincare
  • Leyen Tran, Loma Spa
  • Jessica Jones, The Skin Revival
  • Maureen Grogan, N-vie Skin Care
  • Allison Baird, Monarch Skin
  • Therese Abdallah, Chateau Elan
  • Katt Peterson, KMP Skincare
  • Dana Valladolid, Glow
  • Ashley Rotner, Skin Solutions
  • Julie Moser, Moser Esthetics
  • Cali Fraser, SkinTrifecta
  • Morgan Olsen, The Skin Studio
  • Amy Juncewicz, Rafraichir Skin Spa
  • Mikayla Dedman, TayTen Spa
  • Joanne Kula, Skin Devotee
  • Kim Amos, La Bella Donna Spa
  • Reba Reynolds, Red Delicious Beauty
  • Amy Romero, La Luna Skincare
  • Rachael Lund, ESCAPE WELLNESS SPA

The second contest takes a social turn, putting the power in the clients’ hands. To help customers celebrate their skincare gurus, COSMEDIX hosts an online contest where clients, friends and family are invited to nominate their favorite aestheticians. Winning aestheticians are awarded with a luxe customized crystal award and a COSMEDIX credit, while their nominators receive a $300 COSMEDIX product regimen! COSMEDIX announced the following aesthetician winners on their Instagram account @cosmedix_ earlier today.

  • Chelsea Clay, Moxie Skin Studio
  • Laura Gomez, Poetic Beauty
  • Jess Martin, Skincare with Jess
  • Grace Humes, Milk & Honey
  • Hari-Prakash Boyd, Prakash Organics

And, to celebrate 5 years of National Aesthetician Month, a *brand new* award category is being commemorated this year: the COSMEDIX Rising Aesthetician Scholarship Program! Clients, friends and family are invited to nominate a rising aesthetician for a $2,500 cash prize to invest towards their business, courtesy of COSMEDIX. Honoring our roots within the aesthetics industry, COSMEDIX is very excited to give back to our community and help a rising aesthetician grow.

Give a hearty congratulations to WINNER, the first-ever recipient of the COSMEDIX Rising Aesthetician Scholarship Program!

Reba from Red Delicious Beauty

Congratulations to all our winners for all of your hard work and dedication. We appreciate you and everything you do—Happy National Aesthetician Day!

Meet Terrelle Harper of Terrelle’s Spa & Wellness in Atlanta

At COSMEDIX, we believe our aestheticians deserve to be recognized, which is why, five years ago, we created a day just for them—National Aesthetician Day (OCT. 15). What started as a one-day holiday quickly transformed into National Aesthetician Month, where, since 2016, we’ve rolled out the red carpet all October long in celebration of all the skincare professionals who’ve helped us care for our complexions.

For NAM’s 5th anniversary, we’re showcasing some of the spas and professionals who have inspired our brand. This week, we’re highlighting Terrelle Harper, Aesthetician, Makeup Artist and Owner of Terrelle’s Spa & Wellness located in peachy Atlanta, Georgia.

About Terrelle

Beginning her career as a Makeup Artist in 2011 among the bustling Atlanta film scene, Terrelle Harper has always had an affinity for bringing out the natural beauty of her clients. This passion led her to the world of skincare, where today, Terrelle specializes in treating those with acne-prone skin and hyperpigmentation as aesthetician and owner of Terrelle’s Spa & Wellness. Not only does Terrelle provide high-end, luxurious beauty services for her clientele, but she also takes a special joy in education, with a skincare philosophy that focuses on how to help properly cleanse and rejuvenate the look of skin for a more radiant-looking complexion.

We’re so happy that our COSMEDIX skincare products have helped Terrelle treat her clients’ complexions. Let’s take a look at some of Terrelle’s favorite COSMEDIX products that help promote healthier-looking skin.

1. Peptide-Rich Defense | Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen

Terrelle’s Take:Peptide Rich Defense is my favorite lightweight year-round SPF 50 moisturizer that deeply hydrates the skin, leaving an amazing dewy glow, along with providing protection from environmental stressors.”

What it is: This bestselling SPF moisturizer and sunscreen intensely hydrates the skin with a lightweight, fast-absorbing formula that helps smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles and protect skin from environmental stressors for a firmer-looking, age-defying complexion.

  • Helps protect the skin with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen
  • Helps smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Deeply hydrates, soothes and conditions the complexion
  • Helps protect skin from environmental stressors

2. Purity Solution | Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil

Terrelle’s Take:Purity Solution is an amazing first step cleanse for makeup wearers. It’s also great for aging skin, as it will not strip the skin of its natural oils but, instead, add hydration.”

What it is: This two-in-one makeup remover and cleanser helps gently melt away dirt, oil, makeup and other daily impurities with a nutrient-rich blend of radiance-boosting oils, including Olive, Moringa, Kukui, Safflower, Sesame and Argan, for a softer, healthier-looking complexion.

  • Helps remove makeup and impurities without stripping skin of natural moisture
  • Helps to purify skin for a smoother-looking complexion
  • Aids in conditioning the complexion with radiance-boosting vitamins

3. Simply Brilliant | 24/7 Brightening Serum

Terrelle’s Take: Simply Brilliant is a highly recommended brightening serum within my practice. It’s excellent for hyperpigmentation and creating a vibrant glow for the skin. I often combine Simply Brilliant with other serums within the COSMEDIX brand to increase overall results.”

What it is: This multitasking serum gently exfoliates skin with Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid to help improve the look of dull, discolored and uneven skin tone with deeply conditioning, skin-brightening ingredients that help create a more vibrant-looking complexion.

  • Gently exfoliates to help improve the look of skin tone and texture
  • Helps brighten skin for a more radiant-looking complexion
  • Aids in protection from environmental stressors

4. Cell ID | Nutritive Defense Serum

Terrelle’s Take: “Specializing in acne and hyperpigmentation, Cell ID, combined with CPR, is my number one post care serum, used after chemical peels and aggressive treatments.”

What it is: This skin-loving serum encourages a healthier-looking complexion by helping to rejuvenate and smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles with a powerful blend of age-defying peptides, Japanese Orchid Stem Cell Extract and African Mahogany Tree Bark Extract.

  • Helps support the skin’s protective barrier to lock-in long-lasting moisture
  • Helps clarify the look of pores and uneven texture for an overall smoother-looking appearance
  • Helps improve the look of deep wrinkles and hyperpigmentation
  • Encourages a healthier-looking complexion

Meet Tiffany Newman of The Peninsula Facialist

We love our aestheticians so much that, five years ago, we created a day just for them—National Aesthetician Day (OCT. 15). What started as a one-day holiday quickly transformed into a month-long celebration with National Aesthetician Month, a befitting celebration of all the skincare professionals who help us achieve our complexion goals. Not only do they help customize our skincare routines with high-performance products and indulge our skin in gentle yet impactful treatments, but they also serve as much-needed educational support throughout our skincare journeys. Needless to say, they deserve *all* the love.

We’re celebrating this year for NAM’s 5th anniversary with festivities including a mini-blog series dedicated to the spas and professionals that have inspired our brand. This week, we’re highlighting Tiffany Newman, Aesthetician and Owner of The Peninsula Facialist located in sunny Monterey, California.

About Tiffany

Tiffany Newman has served a multitude of roles on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula as an Aesthetician for the last 12 years, including a Lead Spa Aesthetician, Freelance Educator, Medical Aesthetician, and for the last two years, Owner of The Peninsula Facialist. Tiffany has always believed in treating the skin with a “holistic meets clinical” approach. This includes educating her clients on lifestyle changes, nutrition and body movement, as her philosophy promotes treating the skin from the inside out. This is also why COSMEDIX was chosen as her first professional line to bring in, as she felt our clean, clinical approach to skin, backed by science, is a perfect fit for her clients!

Without further ado, let’s get Tiffany’s expert recommendations on the perfect COSMEDIX skincare pairings for a healthier-looking complexion.

Tiffany’s 3-Step Skin Care Routine For Post-Summer Skin

Tiffany’s Take: “Treat post-summer skin with my favorite AM trio! Mix in a shake of the B Complex Powder with Elite Pepoxide, then after applying, press BrillianCy Brightening Face Oil on top for overall firming, brightening and hydration!”

1. B Complex | Vitamin B Boosting Powder

Skin feeling or looking imbalanced from beach days this summer? The first skincare go-to in Tiffany’s morning lineup is B Complex, a customized blend of 10% Niacinamide and Biotin Vitamin B boosting crystals, along with the purifying power of Coconut Powder and hydrators, to help clarify and condition the appearance of skin for a more even-looking complexion.

2. COSMEDIX Elite* Pepoxide | Antioxidant Peptide Concentrate

Tiffany recommends clients mix B Complex in with Pepoxide,* the age-defying concentrate that helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors while also helping to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Featuring a supercharged blend of 16 powerful antioxidant ingredients and peptide amino acids, this deeply conditioning serum helps rejuvenate the look of skin with just a pea-sized application for a more radiant-looking complexion.

3. BrillianCy | Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil

Upgrade your post-summer skincare routine with Tiffany’s pick for a fresh burst of hydration and brighter-looking appearance: BrillianCy. Infused with a luxurious blend of skin-soothing Elderberry fruit extract and age-defying plant-based ingredients, this Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil absorbs quickly to condition and help protect skin from environmental stressors for a brighter-looking complexion.

Tiffany’s Expert Recommendation for Deep Cleansing

COSMEDIX Elite* RX Clean | Exfoliating Cleanser

Help deeply cleanse and balance the appearance of skin with Tiffany’s recommended COSMEDIX product, the skin-refreshing exfoliating cleanser, RX Clean.* Designed to gently cleanse away excess oil and impurities while also deeply hydrating skin with Lactic Acid, Shea Butter and Aloe Vera, RX Clean helps create a smoother skin surface for an improved look of skin tone and texture.

Tiffany’s Take: “While in the shower, massage in this Lactic Acid-rich cleanser and let it infuse into your skin for 5 minutes before rinsing off for a deeply purifying mask treatment that leaves your skin fresh and glowing!”

Tiffany’s Expert Recommendation For Acne-Prone Skin

Purity Balance | Exfoliating Prep Toner

Maskne has become *such* a thing for all skin types, not to mention adding stress to already acne-prone skin. To help restore the look of your complexion from daily environmental stressors, Tiffany recommends incorporating Purity Balance Exfoliating Prep Toner into your daily skincare routine. Featuring a monumental cast of skin-loving ingredients like Salicylic and Lactic Acids, Tea Tree Oil and Niacinamide, this best-selling toner works to exfoliate and draw out pore-clogging impurities and excess oil without stripping the skin for a glow-getter, shine-free finish.

Tiffany’s Take:Keep Maskne at bay by not only incorporating the exfoliating toner Purity Balance into your regime, but also use it to spray the inside of your mask to help control bacteria!”

Tiffany’s Guide to Your COSMEDIX Evening Skincare Routine

Tiffany’s Take: Ramp up your rejuvenating night routine by blending and boosting your serums! My personal favorite blend for overall radiant skin is Cell ID, a boost of Pure C and Elite* Serum 24!”

1. Cell ID | Nutritive Defense Serum

Tiffany’s first favorite serum blend is ideal for those seeking rejuvenated-looking skin, Cell ID is formulated with a powerful blend of age-defying peptides as well as Japanese Orchid Stem Cell and African Mahogany Tree Bark Extract that work together to help improve the appearance of skin for a firmer and more refreshed-looking complexion. Help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots with this antioxidant-rich serum.

2. Pure C | Vitamin C Mixing Crystals

Pure C is a unique, age-defying mixing powder and skincare booster that helps brighten and improve skin texture and tone. The 100% L-Ascorbic Acid crystallized formula boosts the results of other serum and moisturizer cocktails—as Tiffany suggests, Pure C is a must in helping to create the perfect skincare cocktail for a radiant-looking complexion.

3. COSMEDIX Elite* Serum 24 | Rapid Renewal Complex featuring LG-Retinex

A step up from Serum 16, this powerhouse serum contains 24% LG-Retinex to help deliver optimal age-defying Retinol results—without the common Retinol irritation.Available from COSMEDIX Spa Partners like Tiffany, Serum 24* is clinically proven to help visibly reduce the look of medium to deep lines while also encouraging a brighter and firmer-looking complexion.

*Discover COSMEDIX Elite, the spa-exclusive collection of clinical-grade skincare 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.

We are *so* pleased to share Tiffany’s skincare recommendations. Learn more about her treatment room on Instagram @thepeninsulafacialist.

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!

From Beginners to Experts, Here’s How to Incorporate Retinol Into Your Skincare Routine

From Beginners to Experts, Here’s How to Incorporate Retinol Into Your Skincare Routine

Chances are, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of using skincare products with Retinol in your skincare routine. This age-defying Vitamin A derivative is ready to join you in your skincare journey to help prevent signs of aging, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother-looking complexion. Help brighten, balance and firm the look of your skin with this night-owl antioxidant that works hard to help restore your glow while you sleep. While there’s so much buzz around this skincare superstar, how do you actually incorporate it into your weekly routine to experience the benefits for yourself? Keep reading to learn how to get started, or how to step up your Retinol skincare routine, with clean, clinical and luxurious products from COSMEDIX.

What is Retinol?

Retinol, part of the Retinoid family, is a multi-tasking Vitamin A derivative that absorbs deep into the skin to help address skin concerns and encourage healthy skin renewal for a brighter, firmer-looking complexion. Retinoids are known for having notable age-defying effects, but many forms can take skin a while to get used to; the Retinol formula is the happy medium of Retinoids, highly effective in helping address signs of aging while also suitable for routine use.

What are the benefits?

You should consider using the game-changing Vitamin A derivative if you’re interested in an ingredient that:

  • Helps minimize the appearance of common signs of aging
  • Helps brighten and balance the look of skin
  • Helps firm the appearance of skin for a youthful-looking complexion

Will it work for my skin?

While Retinol is a great option for many skin types, especially mature skin which can reap much of the age-defying, skin-firming benefits, it may be a bit much for sensitive or sun-damaged skin. Luckily, there is a gentle, plant-based alternative to Retinol called Bakuchiol that deeply conditions and hydrates the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more even skin tone and texture.

TRY: COSMEDIX Bakuchiol Complete Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Serum

Retinol for Beginners:

As with anything, less is more. Before you start using Retinol, know that it’s always a good idea to patch-test products, to start with use only a few times a week and to make sure you’re supplementing skin with a hydration-intensive SPF moisturizer in the morning, as Retinol may increase sun sensitivity.

Night Cream

We recommend beginning your Retinol journey with an indulgent, ultra-hydrating overnight cream for a gentle introduction into the purifying perks of Vitamin A.

Try: COSMEDIX Define Age-Defying Treatment

Start with the COSMEDIX Define Age-Defying Treatment, the multi-tasking, deeply conditioning overnight cream that helps promote a smoother-looking complexion while also helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other imperfections. It’s formulated with 2% AGP Retinol Complex and a skin-loving cocktail of Hydroxy Acids, which work together to gently exfoliate the skin and encourage healthy skin renewal for a smoother, brighter-looking complexion.

Apply to freshly cleansed and toned skin two times per week, working up as tolerated, as part of your nightly skincare routine. If further hydration is needed, follow with your favorite COSMEDIX moisturizer.

Next-Level Retinol:

If you’ve been using Retinol-infused night creams for a little while now and you want to up your game to even more age-defying benefits, we recommend incorporating a Retinol serum into your nighttime skincare routine.

Serum

Known for being jam-packed nutrient delivery systems, incorporating a serum into your daily skincare routine is an excellent way to provide a burst of hydration and show some love to your skin, especially when they’re formulated with Retinol.

TRY: COSMEDIX Clarity Skin-Clarifying Serum

The COSMEDIX Clarity Serum is ideal for those who want to focus on rejuvenating the look of skin, drawing out pore-clogging impurities and helping to even the appearance of skin tone for a smoother-looking complexion. With Retinol and Salicylic Acid, this powerhouse serum is especially beneficial for acne-prone skin, helping to clarify the look of pores without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Plus, this best-selling Clarity serum is designed to soothe red, flaky skin with conditioning botanical skincare ingredients, like Willowherb, Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera, making it a conditioning serum for your skincare routine.

At night, gently massage a dime-sized amount of Clarity serum into the skin after cleansing and toning. Follow with a hydrating serum like Reboot Overnight Hydration Complex or Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster.

TRY: COSMEDIX Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum

For a burst of intense hydration, our fan-favorite Serum 16 serum is formulated with a highly potent and deeply penetrating form of LG-Retinex to hydrate and lock in moisture while also helping to address signs of aging and protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier function. This skin-loving serum helps smooth the appearance of wrinkles, and balance and firm the look of skin.

Retinol for Seasoned Pros:

If you’ve found Retinol to be your skincare savior and are looking to indulge in high-potency, clinical-grade products, COSMEDIX has just the line for you! The Spa-Exclusive COSMEDIX Elite Collection offers a variety of high-grade Retinol products that you should definitely pick up post-facial the next time you’re at the spa. Take a look at our Spa Finder to find the closest COSMEDIX Elite products to you.

Concentration Increase

TRY: COSMEDIX Elite* Refine RX Retinol Resurfacing Treatment

Help dramatically renew the look of skin with this unique and highly potent form of 1.5% pure Retinol, designed to help firm the appearance of skin and plump the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful-looking complexion. Refine RX also features the highest concentration of our exclusive AGP Retinol Complex (12%). This is perfect for those who have used Retinol for a long time and are looking for an even more potent Retinol-infused skincare product.

Since this is a mega-concentrated formula, only use after your skin has become accustomed to Refine Plus for 60-90 days. Apply a small amount to freshly cleansed and toned skin as tolerated every 1-3 nights, working up to nightly use. Follow with recommended moisturizer if needed. Protect your results by wearing sunscreen daily.’

Targeted Treatment

TRY: COSMEDIX Elite Eye Doctor High-Potency Eye Treatment

The thin skin around the eyes is the most delicate on your face, making it easily susceptible to skin concerns like dark circles, crow’s feet and other imperfections. Eye Doctor is an age-defying, liquid crystal eye serum that’s formulated with Retinol, Spin Trap & Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Coconut Extract to help replenish the sensitive, tired eye skin with much-needed moisture for a revitalized, firmed-up look.

To apply, gently pat a pin-sized drop around the eye area during your nighttime routine.

*Discover COSMEDIX Elite, a spa and doctor’s office exclusive line of enhanced, anti-aging skincare. Sold at luxe spas around the world. Take a look at our Spa Finder to find the closest COSMEDIX Elite products to you.

Peel Season is Coming. Are You Ready?

Honoring our roots as a brand built by and for aestheticians, COSMEDIX is thrilled to announce that we’re visiting our partner spa and skincare professionals this peel season to collaborate with skincare pros on how to prepare and care for your skin before and after peel treatments with our indulgent COSMEDIX Elite lineup. This spa-exclusive collection of clinical-grade products delivers a luxurious, pampering experience for visibly noticeable results with less harsh side effects. Visit our online Spa Finder to see where you can stock up on COSMEDIX Elite products near you.

WHAT IS A PEEL TREATMENT?

A peel treatment generally involves removing the outermost layer of skin through deep exfoliation, helping to address various skin concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other common signs of aging. As the outer layer of skin is sloughed away, the new, more regenerated skin is usually smoother and healthier-looking.

COSMEDIX peel treatments use clean botanical ingredients to gently help clarify the appearance of skin. By lifting away pore-clogging impurities and encouraging healthy skin renewal, a COSMEDIX peel is perfect for those who hope to achieve a softer, more vibrant-looking complexion. And, you can gently ease your way up. COSMEDIX peel treatments work with your skin at two levels of exfoliation:

Level 1: This beginner-friendly peel uses natural, chirally correct forms of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA) to exfoliate away dead skin cells, helping to reveal the next layer of skin.

Level 2: The most powerful treatments COSMEDIX offers, Level 2 provides medium-depth resurfacing to make the skin appear dramatically tighter and smoother. A 10 day pre-treatment prep is required for these peels.

BENEFITS OF A PEEL TREATMENT

Whether you’re treating yourself to a one-session peel treatment or opting for a peel treatment series, indulging in a peel from your favorite COSMEDIX aesthetician or spa can make a big difference in your complexion. Some of the age-defying skincare benefits include:

  • Helps address visible signs of aging and skin concerns, like fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, discoloration, acne and age spots
  • Improves the look of skin tone, texture and clarity
  • Helps reveal brighter, smoother-looking skin

HOW TO PREP FOR YOUR PEEL TREATMENT

As with anything, proper preparation is the first key to a successful chemical peel! Be sure to consult your skincare professional for tips tailored to your specific skin health history. In general, there are skin prep guidelines that everyone considering a chemical peel should incorporate into their skincare routine prior to their treatment.

  • Gently cleanse skin to exfoliate away any dead or dull skin in order to help create the smoothest surface possible for your peel treatment.
  • If you’re opting for a peel treatment due to sun damage or other discoloration skin concerns, work in a brightening treatment to help restore the look of dull, photodamaged or hyperpigmented skin.
  • Because peels work deep within the skin to exfoliate, your skincare professional may recommend a Retinol-based product to incorporate into your skincare routine, helping pre-treat and balance your skin tone for optimized nutrient uptake during the peel treatment.
  • Make sure you’re applying a daily broad spectrum sunscreen to help protect your skin during your skincare journey.

Want to work in these steps, but don’t know where to start? COSMEDIX has rounded up four of our favorite skincare superstars to help put your best skin forward on the day of your peel treatment.

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COS POST-PEEL TREATMENT CARE TIPS

Caring for your skin after the peel is just as important as beforehand! Specific care instructions will be given by your skincare professional based on the type of chemical peel you received, but here are some steps to take to soothe and protect your sensitive, post-peel skin.

  • For the first 24-48 hrs. after a peel, stay away from products with Alpha or Beta Hydroxy Acids, Retinol, topical skin treatments, or prescriptions.
  • Stay out of the sun as much as possible and always apply a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen. Your post-treatment skin will probably be extra sensitive to the sun while healing.

For a look at some of COSMEDIX’s favorite skin-soothing products that help restore and hydrate your freshly exfoliated skin, shop our Post-Treatment Starter Kit!

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GO ELITE: ALT-A DAILY REJUVENATING MOISTURIZER

To continue to help make brighter, firmer and more balanced-looking skin a priority in your skincare routine after your peel, try COSMEDIX’s newest addition to the Elite line: ALT-A Daily Rejuvenating Moisturizer. This lightweight daily moisturizer is powered by Bakuchiol, a gentle yet powerful plant-based alternative to Retinol that’s ideal for even the most sensitive skin. Awaken the skin through this ultra-soothing, antioxidant-packed treatment with a botanical burst of hydration and skin-loving ingredients that help rejuvenate the complexion for a more youthful-looking radiance.

Want to learn more about chemical peel treatments? Book a free 15-minute consultation with a skilled COSMEDIX licensed aesthetician here.

From Beginners to Experts, Here’s How to Incorporate Retinol Into Your Skincare Routine

Chances are, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of using skincare products with Retinol in your skincare routine. This age-defying Vitamin A derivative is ready to join you in your skincare journey to help prevent signs of aging, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother-looking complexion. Help brighten, balance and firm the look of your skin with this night-owl antioxidant that works hard to help restore your glow while you sleep. While there’s so much buzz around this skincare superstar, how do you actually incorporate it into your weekly routine to experience the benefits for yourself? Keep reading to learn how to get started, or how to step up your Retinol skincare routine, with clean, clinical and luxurious products from COSMEDIX.

What is Retinol?

Retinol, part of the Retinoid family, is a multi-tasking Vitamin A derivative that absorbs deep into the skin to help address skin concerns and encourage healthy skin renewal for a brighter, firmer-looking complexion. Retinoids are known for having notable age-defying effects, but many forms can take skin a while to get used to; the Retinol formula is the happy medium of Retinoids, highly effective in helping address signs of aging while also suitable for routine use.

What are the benefits?

You should consider using the game-changing Vitamin A derivative if you’re interested in an ingredient that:

  • Helps minimize the appearance of common signs of aging
  • Helps brighten and balance the look of skin
  • Helps firm the appearance of skin for a youthful-looking complexion

Will it work for my skin?

While Retinol is a great option for many skin types, especially mature skin which can reap much of the age-defying, skin-firming benefits, it may be a bit much for sensitive or sun-damaged skin. Luckily, there is a gentle, plant-based alternative to Retinol called Bakuchiol that deeply conditions and hydrates the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more even skin tone and texture.

TRY: COSMEDIX Bakuchiol Complete Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Serum

Retinol for Beginners:

As with anything, less is more. Before you start using Retinol, know that it’s always a good idea to patch-test products, to start with use only a few times a week and to make sure you’re supplementing skin with a hydration-intensive SPF moisturizer in the morning, as Retinol may increase sun sensitivity.

Night Cream

We recommend beginning your Retinol journey with an indulgent, ultra-hydrating overnight cream for a gentle introduction into the purifying perks of Vitamin A.

Try: COSMEDIX Define Age-Defying Treatment

Start with the COSMEDIX Define Age-Defying Treatment, the multi-tasking, deeply conditioning overnight cream that helps promote a smoother-looking complexion while also helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other imperfections. It’s formulated with 2% AGP Retinol Complex and a skin-loving cocktail of Hydroxy Acids, which work together to gently exfoliate the skin and encourage healthy skin renewal for a smoother, brighter-looking complexion.

Apply to freshly cleansed and toned skin two times per week, working up as tolerated, as part of your nightly skincare routine. If further hydration is needed, follow with your favorite COSMEDIX moisturizer.

Next-Level Retinol:

If you’ve been using Retinol-infused night creams for a little while now and you want to up your game to even more age-defying benefits, we recommend incorporating a Retinol serum into your nighttime skincare routine.

Serum

Known for being jam-packed nutrient delivery systems, incorporating a serum into your daily skincare routine is an excellent way to provide a burst of hydration and show some love to your skin, especially when they’re formulated with Retinol.

TRY: COSMEDIX Clarity Skin-Clarifying Serum

The COSMEDIX Clarity Serum is ideal for those who want to focus on rejuvenating the look of skin, drawing out pore-clogging impurities and helping to even the appearance of skin tone for a smoother-looking complexion. With Retinol and Salicylic Acid, this powerhouse serum is especially beneficial for acne-prone skin, helping to clarify the look of pores without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Plus, this best-selling Clarity serum is designed to soothe red, flaky skin with conditioning botanical skincare ingredients, like Willowherb, Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera, making it a conditioning serum for your skincare routine.

At night, gently massage a dime-sized amount of Clarity serum into the skin after cleansing and toning. Follow with a hydrating serum like Reboot Overnight Hydration Complex or Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster.

TRY: COSMEDIX Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum

For a burst of intense hydration, our fan-favorite Serum 16 serum is formulated with a highly potent and deeply penetrating form of LG-Retinex to hydrate and lock in moisture while also helping to address signs of aging and protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier function. This skin-loving serum helps smooth the appearance of wrinkles, and balance and firm the look of skin.

Retinol for Seasoned Pros:

If you’ve found Retinol to be your skincare savior and are looking to indulge in high-potency, clinical-grade products, COSMEDIX has just the line for you! The Spa-Exclusive COSMEDIX Elite Collection offers a variety of high-grade Retinol products that you should definitely pick up post-facial the next time you’re at the spa. Take a look at our Spa Finder to find the closest COSMEDIX Elite products to you.

Concentration Increase

TRY: COSMEDIX Elite* Refine RX Retinol Resurfacing Treatment

Help dramatically renew the look of skin with this unique and highly potent form of 1.5% pure Retinol, designed to help firm the appearance of skin and plump the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful-looking complexion. Refine RX also features the highest concentration of our exclusive AGP Retinol Complex (12%). This is perfect for those who have used Retinol for a long time and are looking for an even more potent Retinol-infused skincare product.

Since this is a mega-concentrated formula, only use after your skin has become accustomed to Refine Plus for 60-90 days. Apply a small amount to freshly cleansed and toned skin as tolerated every 1-3 nights, working up to nightly use. Follow with recommended moisturizer if needed. Protect your results by wearing sunscreen daily.

Targeted Treatment

TRY: COSMEDIX Elite Eye Doctor High-Potency Eye Treatment

The thin skin around the eyes is the most delicate on your face, making it easily susceptible to skin concerns like dark circles, crow’s feet and other imperfections. Eye Doctor is an age-defying, liquid crystal eye serum that’s formulated with Retinol, Spin Trap & Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Coconut Extract to help replenish the sensitive, tired eye skin with much-needed moisture for a revitalized, firmed-up look.

To apply, gently pat a pin-sized drop around the eye area during your nighttime routine.

*Discover COSMEDIX Elite, a spa and doctor’s office exclusive line of enhanced, anti-aging skincare. Sold at luxe spas around the world. Take a look at our Spa Finder to find the closest COSMEDIX Elite products to you.

Which COS Cleanser Is Best For Your Skin Type?

There’s no better way to wake ourselves up or wash the day off than with a gentle, indulgent cleanser to help remove dirt, excess oil, makeup and other impurities from our skin. This vital step in your daily skincare routine helps our skin rest and breathe to prepare for the day or night ahead. Keep reading to find out about the different types of cleansers we carry and how to integrate the cleanser or cleansers of your choice into your skincare routine.

Choosing the Right Cleanser

Chances are, we don’t have to tell you twice to use a cleanser—the feeling of clean, smooth skin and the clarified appearance of your complexion speak for themselves. Plus, cleansers help address the visible—dirt, oil, sweat—and invisible skin stressors, like environmental pollutants and bacteria, for a healthier-looking glow. The next step is choosing the right cleanser for your skin type. Being aware of the advantages of each type of face cleanser and of your skin’s tendencies will allow you to incorporate the cleanser that might have the biggest impact in your daily skincare routine.

Gel Cleansers

What it is: A gel cleanser is a gentle, water-based formula designed with skin-loving, mild-yet-powerful botanicals for a refreshing, deeply cleansing experience. Gel cleansers are typically lightweight and non-foaming, making them ideal for use by even the most sensitive skin.

Benefits:

  • Helps gently lift off dirt, oil and makeup while also penetrating deep into the skin to aid in drawing out pore-clogging impurities
  • Cleanses while helping to maintain skin’s natural moisture barrier
  • Helps soothe skin for a soft and hydrated feeling

Skin Type: A gel cleanser is an all-around favorite, but it is especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin.

TRY: Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser

Exfoliating Cleanser

What it is: “Exfoliation” often brings to mind face scrubs, which are great (and see “Scrub Cleanser” on this list to read more about those), but this section is dedicated to the chemical exfoliant, the multi-tasking cleanser that uses a gentle exfoliating acid to wash away dead skin and help reveal a brighter-looking complexion underneath.

Benefits:

  • Exfoliates congested skin for a smoother-looking complexion
  • Helps restore and balance skin by removing excess oil and shine
  • Skin is left feeling rejuvenated and refreshed

Skin Type: Exfoliating cleansers can be a helpful addition to many skincare routines, but is especially beneficial for those with oily skin.

TRY: Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser

Cream Cleanser

What it is: A cream-based cleanser is often geared towards hydrating and conditioning the skin, containing emollients and antioxidants that help remove impurities from the skin while providing a moisture boost to help create a more refined-looking complexion.

Benefits:

  • Rich lather cleanses away makeup and other pore-clogging impurities
  • Boosts skin hydration to dry skin for a softer, fresher-looking complexion
  • Creamy formula helps deliver moisture deep within the skin

Skin Type: While gentle enough for use by all skin types, a cream cleanser is an ideal choice for those with mature skin, as they help boost hydration to deeply condition the skin.

TRY: Crystal Cleanse Hydrating Liquid Crystal Cleansing Cream

Foaming Cleanser

What it is: Our skin feels so renewed after washing with the air-light, frothy lather of a foaming cleanser. Usually formulated with skincare superstars like Salicylic Acid to help those with acne-prone skin, foaming cleansers help remove makeup, excess oil, sweat and other daily impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture barrier.

Benefits:

  • Foamy lather helps gently lift off daily impurities for a clearer-looking complexion
  • Ingredients like Salicylic Acid exfoliate the skin for smoother-looking skin
  • Helps soothe and comfort skin

Skin Type: A foaming cleanser is a great choice for those with acne-prone skin, teenagers or those with oily skin.

TRY: Clarify Salicylic Acid Foaming Cleanser

Oil Cleanser

What it is: It might seem counterintuitive to cleanse your face with oil, but an oil cleanser and its unique composition can actually help purify the skin and balance out oil production. Sometimes, when skin gets moisture-deprived, it tricks itself into thinking it’s not producing enough oil, so it produces even more. An oil cleanser is designed to use good-for-your-skin, conditioning oils as a method of removing daily pore-clogging impurities for a smoother-looking complexion.

Benefits:

  • Helps remove makeup and other impurities while helping maintain the skin’s natural moisture levels
  • Helps purify the appearance of skin for a clearer-looking complexion
  • Conditioning oils help provide the skin with radiance-boosting ingredients

Skin Type: An oil cleanser can be especially beneficial for those with dry skin.

TRY: Purity Solution Deep Cleansing Oil

Want to double up? Try Clean & Condition, our 2-Step Double Cleanse Duo that features our top-rated Gentle Cleanser Benefit Clean along with hydrating Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil for cleaner skin that’s also deeply conditioned.

Powdered Exfoliating Cleanser

What it is: An alternative to chemical exfoliation, a scrub cleanser utilizes physical exfoliation to gently polish away dead skin, makeup and other buildup for a smoother-looking complexion. Whether you opt for a liquid scrub cleanser or a loose scrub that you combine with water or another cleanser, this face cleanser category helps restore a natural-looking glow to the skin.

Benefits:

  • Deeply cleanses skin to aid in removal of makeup, dead skin and other daily impurities for a brighter-looking complexion
  • Helps reduce the appearance of skin concerns like dark spots
  • Helps smooth and even the appearance of skin tone and texture

Skin Type: The scrub cleanser is a renewing must for your skincare routine, and is ideal for those with normal, combination and oily skin types.

TRY: Purity Detox Scrub

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!

Forehead:

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.

Cheek:

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.

Lips:

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.

Neck:

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

Application:

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.