Powdered Skincare is the New ‘Must Have’ for Your Eco-Friendly Skin Care Routine

Innovative skincare is what we do best! In keeping up with the latest skincare trends and discoveries, COSMEDIX is always thrilled to hear when unique formulas we love begin to gain traction across the globe. One of the latest products to take center stage? Powdered skincare.

An eastern beauty trend that has quickly expanded across the sea, powdered products have received rave reviews for their eco-friendly benefits and potent formulations. Lucky for you, you don’t need to wait for these revolutionary skin care products to start popping up on the market, because COSMEDIX is one always step ahead.  Keep on scrolling to learn more about the newest beauty discovery and how to incorporate COSMEDIX powder skincare into your daily skincare routine:

First Things First, What is Powdered Skincare?

Powder products are exactly what they sound like—dry, waterless versions of your usual beauty go-tos, such as cleansers, shampoos, face masks, and serums.” Coventurer

Simply put, powdered skincare cuts out the filler ingredients (i.e. water, preservatives, fragrance), leaving you with a more concentrated blend of active ingredients. Typically available in fine powder or grainy formulas, powdered skincare can be mixed with an oil, serum or water to stimulate ingredients and provide easy application.

What Are the Benefits?

  • Concentrated: Unlike traditional skincare, powdered formulas are made free of liquids. This means you can indulge in a boosted blend of potent ingredients that address your specific skincare needs.
  • Sustainable: Another great perk of water-free skincare is that it is highly sustainable. Because water has been eliminated, powder skincare products tend to be densely packed in smaller packages. Not to mention, a little goes a long way. This results in both a longer shelf life and less waste, plus fewer trips to the store for a restock!
  • Versatile: Skin is unique, and skincare should be too! Powdered products make it easy to mix up customized skincare cocktails that are tailored to you and your desired skincare results. Easily amp up your routine when you mix powdered skincare with your favorite serum, moisturizer or facial mask.

COSMEDIX Powdered Skincare

B Complex Vitamin B Boosting Powder| Help clarify and refine the look of skin with this Vitamin B Complex powder. Formulated to help restore an even-looking complexion, B Complex quenches the skin with deep hydration and encourages a healthy microbiome. The result? Softer and suppler looking skin.

Pure C Vitamin C Mixing Crystals| For skin that needs a brightening boost, mix Pure C into your serum or moisturizer during your daytime or nighttime skincare routine. These boosting crystals are made with 100% L-Lactic Acid to help protect the skin from environmental stressors, improve skin texture and help restore the look of radiance to the skin.

Purity Detox Multi-Layer Detoxification System with Salicylic Acid| A multi-purpose wonder, Purity Detox contains both chemical and natural exfoliants, plus it can be used as an all over face and body scrub. Add water to activate exfoliating ingredients that help polish dead skin and wash away pore-clogging impurities.

Turn Your Nighttime Skincare Routine into a Dreamy Escape

In the year of 2020, our nighttime routines are begging for an extra dose of relaxation and pampering. Wrap up the busy day with an indulgent skin care routine that helps ease your mind while giving your complexion some extra attention. Easily set the mood with your favorite tunes, light a fragrant candle and escape to a skincare dreamland with these 5 easy Nighttime Skincare Routinesteps:

Unwind with Botanical Oils

Center your mind and get in the mood for some true R&R with the help of soothing skincare ingredients and nourishing oils. COSMEDIX Serenity Targeted Relief Rollerball is formulated with organic, full spectrum CBD and a blend of botanical oils that help condition dry skin and awaken the senses. Apply to the body hands, neck or feet at the start of your skin care routine for targeted relief that deeply hydrates the skin.

Cleanse with an Oil Cleanser

You’ve heard about the importance of a thorough double cleanse, but did you know that it can provide benefits beyond the skin? Turn an oil cleanse into a luxurious and calming experience with Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil. With a nutrient-rich combo of Olive Oil, Moringa Oil, Argan Oil and more, this cleanser doubles as a makeup remover to help lift away dirt and impurities while boosting the look of radiance.

Pair Serums with a Face Massage

A facial massage is a simple way to spoil your complexion (and yourself) while helping to encourage lymphatic drainage and help soothe muscle tension. After applying your COSMEDIX serum of choice, follow this step-by-step facial massage guide:

Forehead: Using the index finger and middle finger of both hands, place fingers side-by-side near your temple. Begin moving your fingers up and down in an alternating, zig zag motion as your work your way across your forehead, then in the opposite direction. Repeat 10X.

Eye Area: Place your middle fingers in between your eyebrows on the brow bone. Slowly sweep you fingers across the eyebrows towards the temple, circling around to the under-eye area. Be gentle! The skin around your eye is extremely delicate.

Cheeks: Create a fist and place your knuckles on the inside of your cheek, next to your nose. Massage up and outwards, gliding across the check bone towards your temple. Repeat on other side.

Jaw: Bend your index and middle fingers, then place them around your jawline near your chin. Glide fingers in a lifting motion along the jaw towards the ears.

Neck: Starting at the collarbone, glide hands upwards in a vertical motion towards the jawline. Repeat across the neck.

Or a Facial Roller

Want to give your hands a break? Let COSMEDIX skincare tools do the hard work for you with the Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller. This invigorating beauty massage tool rolls away the look of tension while helping to boost product absorption. Help revitalize the look of skin after you apply your serum by rolling in an upwards motion across the complexion with a firm pressure.

Indulge in an Overnight Treatment

Boost moisture and plump the look of skin with an uber-hydrating overnight treatment. Restore Moisture-Rich Mask can be used while you sleep to help quench thirsty skin and smooth the look of fine lines. Wake up to an energized-looking complexion as Papaya Extract and Mango Shea Butter work overtime to exfoliate the skin and increase the look of suppleness.

Step Up to COSMEDIX Elite Skincare Collection

It’s time to elevate your skincare status to Elite! If you’ve been on your COSMEDIX skincare journey for some time, you might have heard of our clinical-level professional skincare line, Elite. And if you’re new, allow us to introduce you to our Elite skin care products!

COSMEDIX Elite is the next step in a clean, clinical and luxurious skincare journey. Perfect for those who  wish to rev up their skin care routine, this high-performance skincare line is specially formulated with next-level key ingredients to help ensure maximum results. Save yourself a trip to the doctor’s office! With COSMEDIX Elite you can experience clinical level ingredients that help address wrinkles, blemishes, hyperpigmentation and more.

These spa-exclusive products include a skincare collection of highly concentrated serum, cleanser, eye treatment products and more—all of which are specially formulated to help you put your best face forward. If you’ve already fallen for COSMEDIX award-winning skin care products, but are looking to make the Elite transition, keep on scrolling for some of our top recommendations to get you started!

If You Love: Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser

Try: Gentle Clean Soothing Skin Cleanser

Just like Benefit, Gentle Clean Soothing Skin Cleanser is a mild cleanser that can be used daily. Perfect for sensitive skin, this cleanser mixes with water to form a rich lather that helps wash away pore-clogging impurities and deep cleans the look of skin—without stripping it of natural oils. Thanks to an extra dose of soothing key ingredients, Gentle Clean is ideal for those who need a delicate, yet effective clean.

Elite Key Ingredients:

Sodium Hyaluronate | Retains the skin natural moisture barrier for a hydrated complexion

Shea Butter | Designed to deep clean the skin and help retain natural moisture

Chamomile Extract, Bisabolol, and Aloe Vera | Soothes the complexion

If You Love: Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum

Try: Eye Doctor High-Potency Eye Serum

Amp up your under eye treatment with Eye Doctor. This next level eye serum features the same liquid crystal technology you know and love, plus an addition of high potency skincare ingredients that work overtime to help improve the look of delicate under eye skin and wrinkles. Add Eye Genius to your skin care routine if you are looking for a concentrated eye serum that can help with more stubborn signs of aging.

Elite Key Ingredients:

Retinol | Encourages the appearance of firmer and more youthful-looking skin

Spin-Trap and Alpha-Lipoic Acid | Helps protect from age-accelerating environmental stressors

Coconut Extract | Provides deep, lasting hydration

If You Love: Simply Brilliant Brightening Serum

Try: X-Cell+ Brightening Serum + LG-Retinex

Many of us covet that effortless-looking glow. If you favor the brightening power of Simply Brilliant but are looking for a serum that is all about a good multi-task, try X-Cell+ from COSMEDIX Elite professional skincare line. This all-in-one serum helps gently exfoliate and brighten the skin while LG-Retinex helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. X-Cell+ is ideal for anyone who craves an even, radiant-looking complexion AND wants to address fine lines and wrinkles.

Elite Key Ingredients:

Niacinamide| Revives the look of skin tone and texture and supports moisture retention

Palmaria Palmata and Waltheria Extract| Visibly brightens the look of skin and helps prevent future discoloration

Microencapsulated Retinol| Helps improve the look of wrinkles and encourages the appearance of healthy-looking skin

If You Love: Serum 16

Try: Serum 24 Rapid Renewal Complex Featuring LG-Retinex

Sometimes our skin just wants us to take it up a notch. Serum 24 is the next step in skincare for those who have used Serum 16 and are now after a greater dose of age-defying ingredients. The Rapid Renewal Complex with LG-Retinex helps encourage healthy skin renewal as the COSMEDIX unique blend of Retinol works to smooth the appearance of skin texture and minimize the look of wrinkles.

Elite Key Ingredients:

24% LG-Retinex| Helps reduce the look of wrinkles

Sodium PCA and Squalene| Boosts hydration and helps prevent moisture loss

Safflower Seed Oil| Rich in Vitamin E, helps protect skin from environmental stressors

*COSMEDIX Elite is a spa exclusive skincare line that is ONLY available through our spa partners. To learn more about Elite or to purchase Elite products, consult your aesthetician at the spa nearest you! Spa Locator

Cleanse Like Kim K: Discover the Stars Favorite COSMEDIX Skincare Products

Celebrities—they’re just like us! Under all the makeup and glam is a fresh-faced canvas that just wants to be treated its best. When stubborn blemishes and dry skin begin to pop up, you can bet they’re armed with a fool-proof plan to help get their skin red carpet ready. From an exfoliating cleanser to a multi-tasking serum, keep on scrolling to find out what COSMEDIX skincare staples your favorite celeb is reaching for:

Purity Solution Deep Cleansing Oil: Loved by Victoria Beckham

Posh Spice’s very own facialist dished the singer/fashion designer’s entire skin care routine on Who What Wear, and COSMEDIX was thrilled to see our brand made the list! Not only did we learn that Victoria Beckham is a loyal follower of the double cleanse, but she also begins her morning and nighttime skin care routine with uber-nourishing Purity Solution Deep Cleansing Oil.

Why You Should Love It: This luxe 2-in-1 cleansing oil is packed with antioxidants, nutrient rich oils and radiance boosting vitamins to help break down make up and impurities while enriching the skin with soothing hydration. Don’t settle for clean skin that feels dry and tight. Get the dirty work done and help purify the skin with this luxurious cleansing oil that helps lifts away dirt and grim, replacing it with a softer and smoother-looking complexion.

Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser: Loved by Rosie Huntington Whitley and Hailey Bieber

The Victoria Secret bombshell—Rosie Huntington Whitleyopened up on her personal Youtube channelabout her struggles with acne and how, after a lot of trial and error, she finally found a skin care routine that helped soothe stubborn blemishes and ease redness. Rosie shared her tried and true routine with followers, highlighting her favorite exfoliating cleanser: Purity Clean. This fan-favorite cleanser has graced more than a few celeb bathroom counters, even making an appearance on Hailey Bieber’s wedding day to help prep her glowing complexion!

Why You Should Love It: A cult favorite for a reason, this refreshing cleanser is gentle enough to use on both dry and sensitive skin types. Powered by Lactic Acid and vibrant oils, Purity Clean face wash polishes away pore-clogging impurities while helping restore a balanced blend of clarifying ingredients and moisture to the skin.

Purity Detox Scrub Multi-Layer Detoxification System with Salicylic Acid: Loved by Phoebe Tonkin

CW Star and Model, Phoebe Tonkin, is another celeb that opened up about her own skin insecurities. The brunette beauty stated that with the help of renowned skincare expert, Melanie Grant, and a balanced line up of skin care products, she was finally able to tame the pesky breakouts and acne that plagued her through her teenage years. Among her favorite skin care products was COSMEDIX very own Purity Detox Scrub, which the Australian native said she uses a few times a week to help exfoliate the skin.

Why You Should Love It: An ultimate exfoliating cocktail, this ”detox” in a bottle blends plant-based physical exfoliants with gentle chemical exfoliators to help scrub away dead skin and pore-clogging impurities. Poppy, jojoba and date seeds help lift away dull, dry skin as Salicylic Acid helps refine the look of pores to help promote a smoother-looking appearance from head to toe.

Serum 16: Loved by Kim Kardashian

Is there any beauty and skin care routine more sought after than that of the Kardashian clan? Thankfully, Kim Kardashian is more than open when it comes to sharing her must-have products for both makeup and skin. The television star’s skincare arsenal is packed with COSMEDIX products—including Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser and the award-winning Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum—and she often raves about her personal skin results with the Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum.

Why You Should Love It: Hydration meets retinol with this innovative formulation that helps smooth the appearance of wrinkles, adds a dose of moisture to the skin and helps reduce the look of an uneven even skin tone. This multi-tasking serum is powered by COSMEDIX potent LG-Retinex—a specially designed skincare complex that helps deliver the benefits of traditional retinol with minimal redness, dryness or irritation.

COSMEDIX Guide to Maskne: The New Blemish Everyone is Talking About

Breakouts can happen to anyone. In a world where the new normal means wearing a face mask throughout the day, people have quickly begun to realize that pesky pimples and blackheads aren’t always reserved for adolescent years. While mask-related acne isn’t a new concept (as many hardworking healthcare professionals know), there are a few extra steps that maskne newbies can take to help alleviate redness and blemishes. Help ease blemish woes and learn all there is to know about causes, skincare treatments, plus COSMEDIX customized ‘Maskne’ skin care routine below!

What Causes Maskne?

Maskne is the trending term for “mask acne”—the not-so-lovely blemishes that seem to multiply every time you take off your mask. While a face covering is often required, constant use can create a less than ideal environment for your skin. Think of your mask like the protective barrier that it is, designed to let nothing in and nothing out. This means when you breath or cough, heat and humidity encompass your skin often leading to redness and sensitivity. Pair that with the straps of your mask rubbing against your skin and you have the perfect combination for maskne madness.

What Can You Do to Tame Maskne?

Everyone’s skin is unique. Different skin types will react to different skin care treatments in different ways, but prioritizing hygiene is a fool-proof way to help your complexion look and feel it’s best. If you are struggling with Maskne, the first and most obvious step is to ensure that you are regularly washing your face mask to avoid build up or contamination. For skin types that experience stubborn blackheads or congestion, consider scheduling a trip to your aesthetician’s office for a professional extraction. Extractions are an ideal way to gently refine congested skin and clear pore-clogging impurities. But remember, as tempting as it is, DO NOT pick! This can cause even more irritation and redness over time.

What COSMEDIX Skin Care Products Can Help?

C.P.R | A Skin Recovery Serum that helps ease the look of redness and aids in the recovery of dry skin. Powered by a soothing blend of Blue Agave, antioxidants and peptides, C.P.R helps promote healthy skin recovery while restoring the look of clarity to the complexion. If you are experiencing sensitivity or dry patches after wearing your mask, apply C.P.R. to a clean face for a boost of replenishing skin care ingredients that help soothe the skin.

Affirm |Antioxidants pack a punch when it comes to potential skincare, hair care, and body care benefits—which is why it’s the powerhouse behind Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum. Formulated with antioxidants, peptides, Vitamin E and more, Affirm works to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone while protecting the skin from age-accelerating environmental stressors.

Correct | COSMEDIX Rapid Relied Acne Treatment is ideal for stubborn blemishes that need a bit of targeted attention. Correct contains an exfoliating blend of Salicylic Acid and calming Aloe Vera to help deep clean pores and prevent buildup of pore-clogging impurities. You can easily treat blemishes caused by maskne and encourage a clearer-looking complexion without stripping the skin of essential moisture.

Restore | This Moisture-Rich Mask doubles as a deeply nourishing overnight treatment for skin that needs a surge of hydration. If constant mask wearing has your skin feeling dry, apply a thin coat of Restore to your face before bedtime and wake up to suppler, smoother looking skin. Hydrating ingredients like Mango Seed Butter and Squalene work to lock in moisture, while Papaya Fruit Extract gently exfoliate the skin for a refined look that feels soft and restored. 

Kasey Boone’s Cosmedix Favs

Alright, alright,alright! (in my best Matthew McConaughey Voice) I am breaking down my 5 Best Sellers and fav products from Cosmedix.

A little about me. I’m a licensed esthetician of 14 years, owner and creator of Glow Skincare and co-host of Beauty Biz Bffs Podcast, check out episode 7 where Ryan Christopher talks all about Cosmedix!  Anyhow, Cosmedix was introduced to me about 10 year ago when I was firstng opening my business and I have been in love ever since! No seriously though, I love Cosmedix. I love the ingredients, the products and the results I get in and out of the treatment room.

I get asked all the time what some of my favorites are, and honestly it’s so hard to choose! I literally have 1 or maybe 3, of every single product lol!

So I thought I would share my 5 Best Sellers.

Purity Solution, Clarity, Simply Brilliant, Opti Crystal and Mystic and this is why…..

When I talk about best sellers the first product that I think of is Clarity Serum. We can’t keep this on the shelves at Glow Skincare. Honestly this serum is fab! With Salicylic acid, tea tree and aloe vera this serums help with congested, acne prone skin without drying it out. I use it on myself a few nights a week personally to treat small breakouts and blackheads, and as a preventative treatment.

If you are looking for an oil cleanser look no further, Purity Solution will change your life. This oil cleanser will deeply cleanse and nourish and easily removes your make-up without stripping the skin. I also love that it has Moringa oil to help fight the aging process.

Simply Brilliant. One of the main concerns I hear from my clients and followers is hyperpigmentation and melasma aka dark spots on the face caused from hormones and sun damage. Simply brilliant is here to the rescue! This 24 hour brightening serum  does just that brightens + gently exfoliates the skin while also inhibiting those dark spots. If used constantly, with SPF you will see results quickly with the product.

Ahhhh Opti Crystal, a fan favorite, also known as unicorn tears, is a magical under eye treatment using liquid crystal technology to hydrate and brighten your under eye area. I struggle with darkness and dryness under my eyes and Opti Crystal has truly changed that. I use morning and night because I love it so much.

Last but certainly not least is Mystic. Mystic is great because it is so universal. I use this hydrating treatment in and out of the treatment room in sooo many ways. As a moisturizer for oily skin. As a refresher, when I need a little mid-day pick me up. As a toner and setting spray for my make-up and even in my hydrating blast treatment at Glow.

Now that you have my 5 best sellers, I hope this has convinced you to try them out and see if they are your favorites too. For more fun info like this and more make sure to follow me on instagram @glowskincarela and my website  glowskincarela.com

Xoxox Kasey Boone

3 Products Every Oily Complexion Needs in Their Skincare Survival Kit

Oily skin can be a little tricky when it comes to picking a skin care routine. Unlike your dry skin and normal skin counterparts, you can’t simply load up on uber-moisturizing ingredients or skip a cleanse (we definitely don’t recommend that) just because you feel like it. An oily complexion is a balancing act and, as many people with this skin type know, using the right skin care products is key to helping reduce the look of oil and preventing blemishes.

So, what skin care products should you incorporate? Before we talk about skincare must-haves, it is important to understand what the cause of an oily complexion could be. Most often, oily skin is just what it sounds like—the result of the skin producing too much oil (i.e. sebum). The good news is that oil helps naturally hydrate and condition the skin, potentially leading to a healthier and smoother-looking appearance, even in later years. The bad news is that excess oil can promote congested pores, blemish-prone skin, blackheads… and general frustration.

Help take charge of oil and help balance your complexion with  3 skin care products COSMEDIX recommends every oily skin woman (and man) needs in a skin care routine:

Multi-Tasking Exfoliator

Exfoliating is an important step for every skin type, but it is a VITAL step for oily skin types. As we mentioned before, oil sitting on top of your skin can cause an array of skincare problems that can lead to blemish-prone skin. Using a gentle exfoliator 2-3 times a week will help lift away dirt, oil and other pore-clogging impurities while helping to clarify the complexion.

Reach For: Purity Detox Scrub Multi-Layer Detoxification System is the ultimate exfoliating cocktail, containing both physical and chemical exfoliants to help polish the look of skin. Poppy, jojoba and date seeds combine with Salicylic Acid for a multi-tasking exfoliator that helps smooth the look of skin and promote a clearer-looking appearance over time.

Oil-Free Moisturizer

One of the biggest mistakes made by people who have oily skin is skipping on a moisturizer. It makes sense why some would assume that lathering oily is skin in an ultra-hydrating lotion could be troublesome, but in fact, choosing not to moisturize can cause the skin to produce MORE oil. Again, it’s all about balance. Pamper your skin to proper hydration with an oil-free moisturizer that is formulated to nourish the complexion without causing excess shine.

Reach for: Shineless Oil-Free Moisturizer was specially made with oily and blemish-prone skin types in mind. Powered by Liliac Stem Cells and Niacinamide, this green tea scented moisturizer helps tame excess oil, brighten the appearance of skin, and lock in long-lasting hydration without making the skin feel greasy.

Purifying Mask

The secret to managing an oily complexion is finding that skincare sweet spot that helps refine skin without stripping it of essential oils. Incorporating a weekly mask into your skincare routine can help add an extra boost of “clarity” to your complexion. Look for a face mask that contains purifying ingredients and will help exfoliate the skin without causing it to become dry, tight or irritated.

Reach for: Detox Activated Charcoal mask is a weekly face mask that is both uber gentle and ultra-purifying. Kaolin Clay and Charcoal do the dirty work for you by helping to draw out pore-clogging impurities and refine the look of pores while Diatomaceous Earth gently exfoliates the skin. Combined, this plant-based skincare formula helps hydrate the skin and removes daily impurities for a smoother, clearer-looking complexion.

Unwind for National Relaxation Day

Finally, a day that lets the world relax and unwind from the other 364 busy, beautiful and (sometimes) chaotic days of the year! National Relaxation Day is a day dedicated to you—a day that encourages you to prioritize yourself while taking time to slow your roll and enjoy life’s little pleasures.

COSMEDIX prioritizes pamper and indulgence, as well as self care. We are proud to offer you luxurious and clean skin care products that help you feel like the best version of you. If you are looking for a few ways to take a deep breath, keep on scrolling for our skincare secrets:

Take a Bubble Bath

Nothing compliments a day of relaxation like a luxurious soak in the tub. Enwrap your senses in warm water and an intoxicating scent with a bubbly escape that helps reset and re-center the mind and spirit. Skin gurus praise the benefits of a warm bath, claiming that it aids in relaxation and can even brighten your mood. Whether myth or fact, COSMEDIX can get on board with anything that gives the body a good pamper. Light a candle and top off your bath with a head to toe exfoliation using the POLISH Dual-Action Body Scrub. This skin-invigorating physical and chemical exfoliating body scrub is infused with Eucalyptus, Grapefruit and Lavender and helps gently buff away dead skin cells for softer-looking skin that is buttery smooth.

Mask and Relax

Sit back and relax in a mask that is tailored to your skin type. COSMEDIX has specially formulated a variety of facemask skin care products that help brighten, nourish, smooth and clarify the look of skin. Simply choose the mask that caters to your skincare needs, then indulge in a mini at-home facial that pampers your complexion.

Hydrate: RESCUE Intense Hydrating Balm and Mask

Formulated with Shea Butter, Cherry and Willowherb Extract, this hydrating skin care mask can be used as a moisture quenching face mask or an overnight treatment. With a smooth, creamy texture, Rescue face mask helps protect the skin’s moisture barrier and helps reduce the look of redness on dry, chapped skin.

Refine: DETOX Activated Charcoal Mask

Everyone could benefit from a good Detox. This Activated Charcoal Mask is an uber-gentle, ultra-purifying mask that helps draw out dirt, oil and pore-clogging impurities as it helps smooth texture and restore a radiant-looking glow to the skin.

Firm: BIO-SHAPE Firming Face Mask

A moisturizing face mask infused with Oat Kernel Extract, Leaf Extract and powerful peptides to help plump the look of skin and reveal an overall smoother appearance. With an innovative “lifting” technology, BIO-SHAPE helps promote firmer-looking skin while helping reduce the look of wrinkles and refining the appearance of facial contours.

Cleanse: Clear Deep Cleansing Mask

Meet our secret weapon against skin imperfections—Clear. This top-rated Deep Cleansing Mask is formulated with kaolin clay, salicylic acid and sulfur to help gently exfoliate and trap excess oil and impurities that could potentially clog pores. Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, helps improve skin texture, while soothing natural botanicals help reduce the appearance of redness without leaving skin tight or dry. 

Give Yourself a Facial Massage

Some aestheticians say that a facial massage is both a balancing and therapeutic way to help ease the complexion while helping promote a healthier, firmer-looking appearance. An at-home facial massage typically consists of using a light to firm pressure across the skin and can be performed with your hands or a skincare tool. COSMEDIX loves to use the best-selling Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller to help roll away the look of tension, minimize the look of puffiness, and revitalize the look of the overall complexion. Simply start at the base of the neck, rolling upwards in a quick and firm motion. Repeat the same steps on both sides of the face, starting in the center and working your way up and outwards towards the hairline for a truly pampering experience.

How Often Should You Really Exfoliate?

Exfoliators are a science all their own but understanding the basics can help you craft a customized skin care routine. COSMEDIX is sharing all the ‘need to knows’ and ‘how tos’ on properly exfoliating your face, plus the best products for your skin type! Polish and (gently) scrub your way to a fresher-faced complexion with these tips below:

Exfoliate 2-3 Times a Week

Let’s start with the question we all need answered: how often should you REALLY exfoliate? Generally speaking, it is best to exfoliate your face 2-3 times a week to help lift away the dry skin that can build up from day to day.

But remember, every skin type is different. It is important to listen to your skin and how it reacts to different treatments. If you experience redness or irritation, cut back to 1-2 times a week or experiment with a gentler exfoliant.

Know the Difference in Exfoliants

In the world of skin there are two different types of exfoliants: physical and chemical.

The first type of exfoliant is one we all know well—that textured scrub that graced everyone’s bathroom counter at the wake of adolescence once we discovered rinsing with water wasn’t exactly “skincare”. Physical exfoliants typically contain grainy ingredients that manually lift away dry skin and impurities from the surface of the complexion. Facial brushes and scrubs are common physical exfoliants that should be used gently to avoid irritation.

Chemical exfoliants are bit more technical. Unlike physical exfoliators,  they don’t contain ingredients that can “felt”. Instead, chemical exfoliators rely on acids or enzymes that work under the skin to help shed dry or flakey skin. Because chemical options are not as abrasive, they tend to work best for sensitive skin types and are available as a toner, serum, peel and more.

Understand the Benefits

Even if dirt, oil and impurities aren’t visible to the naked eye, the skin undergoes a lot beneath the surface. Washing your face isn’t enough if you’re hoping to improve the look of uneven texture, redness or decongestion. Exfoliating your complexion 2-3 times a week is the perfect extra step to help:

  • Purify the look of pores
  • Shed dead skin and encourage healthy skin renewal
  • Even the appearance of skin tone and texture
  • Boost product absorption

Customize Your Exfoliant to Your Skin Type

Dry Skin: Pure Enzymes

Chemical exfoliants are an ideal option for people with dry or sensitive skin types due to their gentle, non-abrasive formula. Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask uses fruit enzymes and chirally correct acids to help exfoliate away dull skin and boost hydration for smoother, dewy-looking skin.

Oily Skin: Purity Detox Scrub

Oily skin types can benefit from common physical exfoliants like clay, bamboo stem and seeds to help remove buildup on the skin (i.e. oil). Purity Detox Scrub features both jojoba seeds and poppy seeds to help polish away pore-clogging impurities while Salicylic Acid helps clarify the look of pores. Pro Tip: If your oily skin is causing blemishes, try incorporating a physical exfoliant AND a chemical exfoliant. Salicylic Acid is a popular chemical exfoliant option that helps improve the look of blemish-prone skin and can be used on a more regular basis.

Combination Skin: Purity Clean or Glow

Combination skin types are the lucky few who can choose between using both a chemical exfoliant and physical exfoliant. Purity Clean is an exfoliating cleanser with Lactic Acid that can be used on a daily basis to help balance the skin and reduce the appearance of shine. For areas that struggle with shine or texture, exfoliate the skin with gentle scrub like Glow. This 2-in-1 Bamboo Brightening Mask can be used as a weekly face mask and a scrub to help improve the look of skin texture and tone while nourishing the skin for a brighter-looking complexion.

Recovery Mode: How to Rescue Your Pout with a 3 Step Lip care Routine

Let’s be honest, lips go thorough a lot. From eating, to drinking, to makeup, to sunlight, our pout is setup to endure a world of daily habits and seasonal changes. Indeed, there is nothing more irritating than trying to add a swipe of luscious lip color to dry or flakey lips—yet still few of us take the time (or know how) to properly pamper lips with the care they deserve. 

Much like our skin, lips need the same hydrating and repairing elements that help keep our complexion looking supple and smooth. Are parched lips your makeup burden? No worries. Give your pout a much-needed break and treat lips to our COSMEDIX-approved 3 step lip care routine:

Exfoliate with Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask

Exfoliation isn’t just for your face. Lift away the same dry, chapped skin that can irk your complexion by extending that gentle exfoliation to your pout with COSMEDIX Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask. Packed with Vitamin C, Bamboo Extract and Niacinamide, this 2-in-1 face mask and scrub helps reveal a smoother lip canvas by improving uneven texture. Use this scrub on your lips two to three times a week to help improve the look of peeling or flaking while encouraging healthy skin renewal and boosting product absorption. Simply dispense a pea-sized amount onto fingertip, then gently apply in circular motions to the lips before rinsing with warm water.

Treat Overnight with Enhance Lip-Plumping Mask

Now that your lips are feeling fresh and exfoliated, it’s time to pamper your pout with hydrating ingredients that help revive and restore the look of skin. Just like the rest of your body, the lips dive into recovery mode while you sleep, making night the opportune time to coat lips in a blanket of transforming oils and emollients that help enhance their appearance. The COSMEDIX Enhance Lip Plumping Mask doubles as a pout-restoring overnight treatment that helps improve the lips’ moisture barrier to quench skin with deep hydration. Apply a thick layer to lips before bed for an ultra-nourishing overnight treatment that softens lips and helps them appear fuller and more supple over time.

Freshen Up with Lumi Crystal Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator

Just because your stepping away from lipstick for a day doesn’t mean that you must sacrifice a high-gloss shine and a tint of color. Lumi Crystal Liquid Crystal Lip hydrator is the lip-loving sister to our best selling Opti Crystal Eye Serum and is infused with the same liquid crystal technology that delivers age-defying hydration to the skin. Drench your lips in this iridescent lip topper during the day to deliver a burst of moisture to recovering lips while helping plump the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a rejuvenated, softer-looking pout.