Kicking Off Acne Awareness Month!

Acne awareness month is here and there’s no better time than the present to get our skincare routines in order!

Waking up to oily skin or getting halfway through the day and discovering when you look in a mirror that your oily skin has found its way through your perfect makeup look, is a bummer. Purity Clean is an exfoliating cleanser that helps remove oil and debris from skin, leaving you with a softer, more radiant-looking complexion. Tea Tree and Peppermint Extract oils energize and wake up your skin after a long day of fighting environmental stressor that damage the skin. Purity Clean minimizes shine and helps even an uneven texture and discoloration with each use.

After using Purity Clean, follow up with a refreshing toner, Purity Balance. It has an equally as invigorating formula as Purity Clean that’s infused with Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel and Salicylic Acid to get a deeper clean and remove debris and oil from your skin. You’ll love the way your skin feels and the refreshing look that gives you a soothed, clean complexion.

Clear Deep Cleansing Mask will get your skin health to the next level with each weekly use. Full of kaolin clay, salicylic acid, sulfur and soothing botanicals help improve the appearance of redness and leave you with healthier-looking skin. While balancing your skin’s oil production, Clear draws out pore-clogging impurities that can add years and damage your skin. 

Clarity Skin-Clarifying Serum soothes irritated skin with retinol to exfoliate and improves the appearance of oily skin and salicylic acid that continues with the effective exfoliating action. Botanicals like willowherb, tea tree oil and aloe vera nourish the skin to keep skin irritation away and target imperfections for a healthier-looking complexion.

Each of these products can be added to your regimen with no worry of competing ingredients. We are always finding new ingredients to include in our COSMEDIX product line to help you overcome problematic skin and we are excited to announce that there will be a new member of our product family for you to try and increase the health of your skin. Check back soon for the full scoop!

Join Us This Weekend at IECSC in Las Vegas!

It’s here! It’s almost time to make your way to Las Vegas for the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC). Ryan Christopher, Global Director of Education at COSMEDIX, will be there along with our COSMEDIX team celebrating our brands 20th Anniversary!

During the weekend of June 15th-17th, more than 22,000 aestheticians will gather at the Las Vegas Convention Center to take part in classes, demonstrations and the more than 600 exhibits. The shows and exhibits will be hosted by various companies and groups who will demonstrate new and familiar skin care items and products, makeup and services to aestheticians from around the world.

To introduce aestheticians to COSMEDIX, Christopher will host two days of informative classes. The classes will take place on June 15thand 16thfrom 3:30pm until 5pm. As a special bonus, Peel Kits and product specials will be available to all attendees.

With the date quickly approaching, Christopher shares his excitement about the upcoming show, “The IECSC Las Vegas is our biggest show of the year and I’m so excited to see all of our spa partners. We have two classes this year that will demonstrate the power of COSMEDIX alongside trending devices to truly show how advanced our formulas can be!”

COSMEDIX is a clinical skincare line utilizing nature-based ingredients for effective change in the health of the skin. Many spas are now utilizing advanced devices alongside their skincare to increase benefits. This class will show you how COSMEDIX has formulated customized protocols for any device you carry in your spa. Demonstrations will include use of ultrasound and radio frequency technology, rose quartz roller lymphatic drainage and medium depth chemical peels.

Don’t forget, classes will be on Saturday and Sunday from 3:30pm until 5pm. With your ticket, you get free access to the classes. 

See you there!

As Seen in Causebox: Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask

With summer just around the corner, our bodies aren’t the only thing we’re scrambling to get into shape—our skin needs some love, too. How exactly do you get your skin into summer-ready shape, you ask? The dewy, radiant, clear and healthy-looking shape we all crave? Give it some Glow. 

Glow is a nutrient-rich Bamboo Brightening Mask that doubles as a gentle exfoliating scrub and is packed with ingredients to help reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and lackluster skin. Say goodbye to dead surface cells that take away your vibrance and let your glow shine through.

Glow lives up to its name by helping to wake up your complexion with a combination of skin-loving ingredients that work together to help improve texture and reveal smoother, more luminous-looking skin. Bamboo Stem Extract helps revive your skin with gentle exfoliation, allowing vitamin C to penetrate deep into the skin and work its brightening magic. The phenomenon of Glow has even caught the attention of the quarterly subscription company, Causebox. Last month, Glow was shared with its customers.

Glow has built quite the glowing reputation for itself. Don’t take our word for it—see what our customers are saying about Glow! 

“I absolutely love this mask! My face looked 5 years younger immediately! I can’t wait to use this product on a regular basis! Highly suggest!” – Aileen L. 

“I have been using this product for about 3 weeks and my skin has never looked or felt better! My skin is soft, smooth, hydrated, and my complexion looks awesome without having to use makeup.” – Laura S. 

“I loved this Glow mask immediately! There is a grit to it that is so fine but powerful in removing dead skin! It’s gentle but effective! A great addition to my routine.” – Kristin G.

“I LOVE this product…actually had a woman (in a skin care spa where they sell another line) GUSHING about my skin. I’m 74. She said, ‘Your skin is positively GLOWING!’ I’m a FAN!” – Denise K. 

“I am really enjoying the Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask because I have really oily skin and it seems to help keep my forehead from being so oily and shiny during the day. After using my face also feels really soft and smooth which I like as well. I will definitely be buying this mask again.” – Christine C.  

Add a Little Citrus to Your Skincare!

In need of a skin-brightening pick-me-up? The clean and fresh power of citrus ingredients can do wonders for your complexion, especially in the summer months when sun spots and hyperpigmentation wreak havoc on the skin. A few of our favorite products—including Benefit Clean, Emulsion, Simply Brilliant and Pure C—are packed with good-for-your-skin citrus actives that can help exfoliate and brighten your complexion for a more even-toned, glowing look! 

Cleansing your skin at the end of the day should be a ritual that relaxes and readies you for a makeup-free night. Benefit Clean is a gentle foaming facial cleanser that removes stubborn makeup and excess oil that can clog pores and cause breakouts. If your sensitive skin needs a little attention, Benefit Clean is just what you need to clean your skin without irritation. This cleanser rids your skin of lingering environmental pollutants and leaves your complexion feeling soothed and hydrated. The best part? Benefit Clean is formulated with natural grapefruit oil to refresh and awaken the skin, giving you a great start to a restful evening.

Dry, dull, dehydrated skin got you down? Add a refreshing burst of citrus and moisture to your routine with Emulsion! Emulsion is formulated with grapefruit peel oil and lemon peel oil, which give our bestselling moisturizer a light citrus scent. The grapefruit peel oil helps gently exfoliate the skin, while lemon peel oil helps brighten the complexion. This combination of citrus ingredients helps stimulate skin renewal, leaving you with a smooth, glowing and fresh-looking complexion.

Simply Brilliant brightening serum works for your skin 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lessening the look of hyperpigmentation is a combination of Vitamin C and Salicylic Acid, which gently exfoliate and leave behind a brighter, more even-toned appearance. Ingredients like grapefruit peel oil also visibly brighten the skin to prevent future discoloration.

There’s no more potent, pure form of vitamin C than Pure C — our 100% pure L-Ascorbic Acid Mixing Crystals. Pure C is so versatile and lightweight that it mixes effortlessly with your favorite COSMEDIX moisturizers or serums to help decrease the look of lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture. This brightness-boosting powder brings lackluster skin back to like by improving skin elasticity for a younger-looking complexion. Pure C also helps diminish the look of dark spots for a more even-toned look.

Summer Sun Protection

Taking in the sun can be so much fun, but taking precautions is a must! Too much sun can be dangerous for our skin. Every May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and we have a few standout SPF products, in addition to after-sun treatments, to protect and nourish your skin as we start spending more time in the sun. 

Peptide-Rich Defense is a must-have for your summer skincare routine. This power-packed hydrator and skin protector provides broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen to help prevent sun damage and reverse signs of aging. The peptide-enriched formula gives you the appearance of fewer lines and wrinkles, while Vitamin E adds moisture and nourishment to dehydrated skin. Peptide-Rich Defense SPF 50 is the highest SPF that COSMEDIX offers. Pro tip—reapply at least twice during the day when spending long amounts of time in direct sunlight.

You can also fight off harmful UV rays with the help of Hydrate+ moisturizing sunscreen. This SPF 17 moisturizer includes ingredients that help increase elasticity and boost radiance for younger-looking skin. While it works to protect you from future sun damage, the antioxidants in its formula also fight age-accelerating free radicals. 

From the first time you hear the name C.P.R. Skin Recovery Serum, you know that help is on the way to soothe and relieve your skin. If you have sensitive skin that has been irritated by the sun, C.P.R. helps calm the skin, diminishing the look of redness and providing protection from free radical damage. When sunburn occurs, C.P.R. helps reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process.

Rescue Intense Hydrating Balm & Mask is another customer favorite we recommend for post-sun exposure that’s packed with powerful antioxidants that nourish and soothe your skin to give you a healthy-looking glow. Just like C.P.R., Rescue is ideal for helping relieve sunburned skin and expediting your healing process. Rescue can also be used as an ultra-hydrating overnight mask to soothe and comfort damaged skin.

The key to healthy skin is creating a regimen that keeps your skin hydrated and protected during the hottest months of the year. Be mindful of how much sun time you take in this summer so you can maintain your youthful, healthy-looking complexion!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

For the perfect Mother’s Day gift, get her a COSMEDIX bundle of skincare love! You only get one mom and now is your time to show her just how much you love her. We’ve put together some our best skincare matches for you to give mom the best Mother’s Day gift ever—beautiful, healthy skin!

Once you add liquid crystals to her skincare regimen, you’ll reach golden child status! Give her the ultra-hydration experience of Opti Crystal and Lumi Crystal. Both formulas include the magic and ultimate hydration of liquid crystals, which also gives them a gorgeous, shimmering iridescent color that soaks into the skin to help reduce signs of aging and diminish the looks of lines and wrinkles. Opti Crystal reigns number one on our bestseller list due to its ability to help drastically diminish the appearance of pesky dark circles and crow’s feet. With just a pin-sized drop under the eyes at night, mom can reduce signs of aging around her eyes and wake up looking refreshed! 

What Opti Crystal does for eyes, Lumi Crystal does for the lips. Those powerful liquid crystals in the formula help reduce signs of aging by visibly plumping the lips and help protect mom’s pout from environmental stressors which can increase signs of aging. Plus, the luxurious feel of Lumi Crystal is a gift within itself! Lumi Crystal is uber hydrating and even after it emulsifies into your lips, the moisture lingers, giving you the option to add more for a beautiful sheen or just enjoy the natural burst of hydration. 

For an easy everyday skincare routine, our minimalistic moms are sure to enjoy the Benefit Clean and Peptide-Rich Defense bundle. Benefit Clean, our bestselling Gentle Cleanser, is rich in antioxidants and foams on contact for a refreshed-looking complexion. Mom can use it morning or night to take on the day—or take the day off. Peptide-Rich Defense is a must-have before stepping out for a day in the sun or just running errands. Its Broad Spectrum SPF 50 protects the skin from harmful rays that can cause sunburn or accelerate signs of aging. When getting ready to face the day or take the kids to an outdoor outing, Peptide-Rich Defense is just what mom needs for moisturizing skin protection. 

We’re firm believers that a power-packed evening skincare routine can bring better, brighter mornings, and Reboot and Serum 16 is a combination that will never lose. For a limited time only, the two powerhouse skincare products are paired as a dynamic duo for enhanced anti-aging overnight. Reboot is an Overnight Hydration Complex that balances, nourishes and hydrates to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If mom has hyperpigmentation, Reboot also helps reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and increases skin firmness. Pair it with Serum 16, our bestselling retinol serum which works to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone, smooth wrinkles and boost moisture without causing redness, dryness or irritation. Mom will wake up to a brighter, healthier and younger-looking complexion with each use. 

Show mom some skincare love this Mother’s Day with one or all of our carefully curated bundles!

Everything You Need to Know About Retinol

Retinol. A word that invokes fear in the minds of many consumers—but it doesn’t have to. Used correctly and in the right delivery system, retinol is a truly transformative, not-at-all scary ingredient that helps firm, smooth, brighten, and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The key to using retinol is building up your regimen to incorporate this powerhouse ingredient. How do you do this, you ask? We’ve got you covered with a few tips from our experts and products ideal for all skin types and concerns. 

We recommend starting your retinol journey with Define, an age-defying treatment that has a low retinol percentage at 2%, so it won’t irritate sensitive skin. Define encourages skin renewal and cell turnover to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while evening skin tone. The luxe formula will have you forgetting you’re spa-treating your skin at home! 

If you’re new to retinol, Serum 16 is another gentle retinol formula with LG-Retinex that’s super safe for sensitive skin. This bestselling serum also features Vitamin E, which works to condition, hydrate and plump the skin. The cooling feel of applying Serum 16 1-3 nights per week is an added benefit of a treatment that works to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while visibly firming the skin. 

For our oily, acne-prone ladies and gents out there, look no further than Refine. Our bestselling Refinishing Treatment helps brighten the skin, diminish the look of blemishes and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and pesky fine lines. The 4% AGP Retinol Complex won’t irritate your skin and can be applied up to 1-3 nights per week. 

Formulated with 8% AGP Retinol Complex, Refine Plus is the highest potency retinol treatment that COSMEDIX has to offer, but rest assured it’s still safe to use weekly once your skin has become accustomed to a more mild retinol formula like Define, Serum 16 or Refine. Its ability to diminish the look of lines and wrinkles to show the world a more youthful, radiant-looking you is worth the deep retinol dive! Refine Plus’s formula works best for normal, oily and dry skin and helps control breakouts, helps even an uneven skin tone as well as give the appearance of younger-looking skin. 

If you’ve never tried a Retinol product or have and want to try something new, you can safely add any COSMEDIX Retinol product to help your skin be a healthier, more youthful version of itself! 

*Because these products contain retinol, each should be used in the evening before bedtime. 

So What Exactly Are Liquid Crystals?

Want to know our secret for an uber hydrated, radiant-looking complexion? Two words: Liquid Crystals. This magical ingredient not only makes some of our most Instagram-worthy products—including Opti Crystal, Emulsion and Lumi Crystal—look beautiful, but it also provides unprecedented, lasting hydration. There is one word that describes these products and ingredient—Intense! Intense hydration. Intense results.

The liquid crystal technology used in our formulas helps lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles and visibly plump the skin for a more youthful appearance. Isn’t that what we all want? The newest member of the COSMEDIX family and lip-loving sister to our beloved Opti Crystal, Lumi Crystal Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator, boasts a 94% pure liquid crystal base, making it both functional and beautiful. The liquid crystal base gives it a natural iridescent sheen on the lips that allows you to wear it alone or over any of your favorite lip products. 

With just a small, pin-sized drop of Opti Crystal, commonly referred to as “magical unicorn tears”, helps combats the appearance of tired, puffy eyes, dark circles and fine lines. Opti Crystal’s 99% liquid crystal base has made it a fan favorite and best-seller over the years. Popularity amongst our loyal customers sparked our creativity and inspired us to make a lip version with a similar formula—Lumi Crystal.

Emulsion Intense Hydrator is a complex moisturizer that is full of lipid barrier-restoring ingredients and, of course, liquid crystals! It’s perfect for getting back your youthful, healthy-looking glow. With the addition of shea butter, Emulsion is ultra-moisturizing and ideal to help lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Take a look at a few COSMEDIX customer testimonials about Opti Crystal and Emulsion!

Opti Crystal:

“This is probably one of the best eye creams I’ve tried. It has a cool iridescence to it that looks really cool when applied. But also keeps my eye area hydrated.” –Kristi N.

“I extremely love this serum. I have been using this serum for about 4 days and no more puffiness or dark circles!” –Yelis H.

Emulsion:

“I love this moisturizer, especially as the colder weather is approaching. Gives my skin a nice glow without feeling too heavy as well.” –Kirsty M.

“This moisturizer took my dehydrated skin from dry to very moisturized. If you need hydration, this moisturizer will change your skin.” –Brenda M.

We’re excited to let the world know that crystals aren’t just for meditation anymore—they’re changing the skincare world as well.

Happy Earth Day from Us to You!

As a pioneer of clean skincare, we’ve always taken pride in the plant-based ingredients that power our products. It’s April, and that means it’s time to celebrate Earth Month and use the natural ingredients mother nature provides for the benefit of our skin and bodies. The pure, natural botanicals we use in our formulas are chosen for their ability to moisturize, exfoliate, soothe and clean your skin so you can have the best results possible.

Our botanical ingredients list is a who’s who of natural healing components to help give you your most radiant, healthy-looking complexion—regardless of your skin type and whether you suffer from sensitivity, inflammation, dryness, uneven skin tone, fine lines, dark circles, acne and more.  

If you have combination skin, try Benefit Clean, our fan-favorite Gentle Cleanser rich in antioxidants including sandalwood and grapefruit to deep clean and hold moisture for a brighter, healthier-looking complexion. Benefit Balance Antioxidant Infused Toning Mist is another great option that works to deep clean with chamomile and witch hazel, used to protect your skin from damaging free radicals.

If you struggle with oily or acne-prone skin, start your clean skincare journey with Purity Clean. Our bestselling exfoliating cleanser helps unclog pores from impurities and oil with peppermint and tea tree oils and lactic acid. The best part? It never leaves your skin feeling stripped or tight. Use Purity Clean with Purity Balance Exfoliating Prep Toner, which has salicylic and lactic acids to remove pore-clogging impurities and a fresh, clean scent. 

Once you experience clean and clear skin that comes from an updated regimen full of good-for-your-skin botanicals, it’s only natural to want to get an extra boost in your new routine to help reduce signs of aging. Bio-Shape is a fantastic first step to get you to your goal of firm, smooth skin as it helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and helps lift sagging skin. The inclusion of botanical extracts and powerful peptides help soothe and smooth the complexion for a youthful-looking glow.

Ingredients such as chamomile flowers, green tea, aloe, and others can do anything from hydrate to serve as an anti-inflammatory as well! No matter your skin type or concerns, the best ingredients are the ones that come from the Earth. 

Experiencing COSMEDIX is a natural door to clean, clinical and luxurious skin!

Meet our NEW Lumi Crystal Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator!

If dry, chapped lips are your enemy, COSMEDIX has your new superhero! Allow us to introduce Lumi Crystal Liquid Lip Hydrator. This lip-loving sister of our bestselling Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum is bound to become one of your new favorite lip products. 

With Opti Crystal being our #1 bestseller, we decided that a lip version would make our customers doubly happy! Much like Opti Crystal, Lumi Crystal is made up of a 90 percent liquid crystal base, giving it its unique color and making it uber-hydrating on the lips. Lumi Crystal also helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles by visibly plumping your lips. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this impressive ingredient list that will surely make you a believer as well:

  • Organic mustard sprouts help moisturize and visibly plump lips
  • Portulaca Pilosa Extract helps visibly plump lips to give the appearance of fewer lines
  • Liquid Crystal Base provides moisture and cushions your lips for a plumper-looking pout

Unlike many lip hydrators, Lumi Crystal it won’t clump on your lips or feel like a sticky film, so it can be applied multiple times a day. The luxurious feeling of Lumi Crytal is ultra-moisturizing and oh-so-soothing at first swipe, and the fruity aroma of fig makes applying it set your endorphins on high! 

Get your Lumi Crystal TODAY!