Celebrate Earth Day with 5 Clean Ingredients You Need in Your Skincare Routine, Now!

Earth Day is here and now is the time to thank Mother Nature for all the natural ingredients she provides to help benefit our mind, skin and spirit.

As the world continues to become more and more aware of the health of our environment—plus the ingredients that go in and on our bodies—both the fashion and beauty industry have risen to the occasion by offering clean and sustainable options for consumers. Of course, COSMEDIX has been in the business of clean skincare for over 20 years, so we like to think ourselves pretty seasoned when it comes to providing products that are good for skin—and the globe. COSMEDIX knows that creating a clean beauty routine should be simple, which is why we choose to source our clinical-level skincare ingredients from the Earth.

So, if you are looking to dive into the world of clean beauty—or just want to learn more about the plant-based ingredients we personally love—keep on scrolling to discover 5 earth-loving ingredients you should add into your skincare routine:

Sandalwood

Sandalwood doesn’t just smell good in a candle, it’s also a multi-tasking wonder for your skin. Available in both powder and oil forms, this tree-derived skincare ingredient is filled with antioxidants and soothing properties to help reduce the look of redness and protect the skin from environmental stressors. Sandalwood is also a popular addition to a blemish-prone cleanser, as well as a daily serumand facial oil, thanks to its ability to help:

  • Soothe the look of blemish-prone and uneven skin tone
  • Improve the appearance of skin texture
  • Soften the look of the complexion
  • Protect skin from potentially age-accelerating environmental stressors

Find It In: Benefit Clean and Benefit Balance

Cranberry

Loved for age-defying skin care properties, Cranberry is a refreshing staple to any clean skincare routine. Not only are cranberries packed with Vitamin A and Vitamin C, but they also contain a gentle acid that works as a chemical exfoliator to help slough away dry skin. Incorporating this fruit into your weekly regimen is an easy way to help:

  • Lift away dull, dead skin
  • Promote a softer, smoother-looking complexion
  • Plump the look of skin and improve the look of fine lines
  • Brighten the overall look of the complexion

Find It In: Pure Enzymes

Green Tea

Go green this Earth Month with a dose of Green Tea. Another antioxidant-rich superstar, Green Tea is packed with skin-sational properties that help protect and improve the overall appearance of skin.  Powered by naturally occurring nutrients that help minimize oil production, Green Tea is a vital skin care ingredient that helps balance the look of skin, along with these other benefits:

  • Hydrates and nourishes the look of skin
  • Helps prevent the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps protect the complexion from environmental stressors, like pollution
  • Refreshes the look of skin

Find It In: Simply Brilliant and Recovery Face and Body CBD Lotion

Sunflower

Yep, beautiful and uplifting flowers can be used to benefit your complexion, too. The rich oil derived from sunflowers is a popular hydrator found in skin care products thanks to its high-level of Vitamin E. Sunflower seed oil is also a great source of nutrients and antioxidants that help address skincare concerns like blemishes, general redness and irritation. Beyond that, sunflower is also shown to help:

  • Maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier
  • Soothe the look of dryness with added hydration
  • Plump the appearance of skin to minimize the look of fine lines

Find It In: Affirm, Clarity and Define

Turmeric

Get glowing with a global ingredient that has been praised for centuries for it’s “healing” properties. Turmeric might not be new to the kitchen, but it has seen a recent surge in popularity within the skincare industry. The orange-colored spice is said to tote a long list of “anti” benefits (antioxidant, anti-redness, etc.), though COSMEDIX loves it for its ability to help brighten the look of skin with a natural-looking glow. When used in skincare, Turmeric is also known to help:

  • Even the look of skin tone and texture
  • Improve balance of both oily and dry skin
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Encourage a brighter, more radiant-looking complexion

Find It In: Pure Enzymes, Clear, Opti Crystal and Purity Balance

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Skin Quiz: Find the Best Cleanser for Your Skin Type!

We’ve all been there. Staring at the computer with an endless collection of cleansers to choose from staring right back, anxiously contemplating which face wash was ACTUALLY made for you.

The game of skincare can feel like a complicated journey, but it doesn’t have to be. Like most things in life, finding your perfect match starts with knowing yourself—and cleansers are no different.

If you are looking to add a new cleanser to your AM and PM routine, or just want to learn a little more about your complexion, keep on scrolling to take our skin quiz and discover which cleanser is right for you!

1. Let’s start simple… What Is Your Skin Type?

A.) Dry: You have dry skin on the cheeks, forehead, and nose

B.) Combination: You have an oily T-zone with normal to dry skin everywhere else

C.) Oily: You have a shiny complexion and have tried every blotting sheet on the market

D.) Normal: You have skin that is perfectly balanced—congrats!

2. What Is Your Top Skin Concern?

A.) Dehydrated skin with a dry, flakey texture

B.) Uneven skin tone and large pores

C.) Congested skin, blackheads or blemishes

D.) Maintaining moisture and balance

3. What Type of Texture Do You Like in a Cleanser?

A.) Cream Cleanser

B.) Cooling Cleanser

C.) Foam Cleanser

D.) No preference

4. What COSMEDIX Ingredient is Your Skin OBSESSED With?

A.) Liquid Crystal Technology

B.) L-Lactic Acid

C.) Salicylic Acid

D.) Essential Oils

5. What Benefits Are You After?

A.) Moisture that lasts throughout the day

B.) Balanced skin that is hydrated and smooth

C.) Clearer-looking skin that is refreshed and refined

D.) Soothing ingredients that help maintain healthy-looking skin

Mostly A: NEW! CRYSTAL CLEANSE Hydrating Liquid Crystal Cleansing Cream

You’re the lucky winner of COSMEDIX latest launch! Formulated for all skin types (but a match made in heaven for dry skin), this cream cleanser helps wash away impurities while quenching the skin with moisture. Prickly Pear Seed and Liquid Crystal Technology combine to lock in moisture throughout the day and soften the look of skin for an uber-hydrated appearance.

Mostly B: PURITY CLEAN Exfoliating Cleanser

Give your skin the pick-me-up it’s been waiting for with this cult-favorite cleanser. Purity Clean is powered by L-Lactic Acid to help gently exfoliate the skin as it washes away dirt, oil and pore-clogging impurities. Featuring Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil, this invigorating face wash works into a rich lather to help minimize oil and prevent shine while encouraging an overall smoother, more balanced-looking complexion.

Mostly C: Clarify Salicylic Acid Foaming Cleanser

This gentle, foaming cleanser was specially formulated for oily and acne-prone skin types! With a light-as-air texture, Clarify lathers away oil and impurities while Salicylic Acid helps exfoliate the skin. This multi-tasking cleanser works to soothe the look of the complexion as hydrating ingredients encourage a clearer, more balanced-looking complexion.

Mostly D:  BENEFIT CLEAN Gentle Cleanser

Perfect for your morning and night skin care routine, Benefit Clean is a gentle gel cleanser that lifts away dirt, oil and stubborn makeup without stripping the skin. Featuring a soothing blend of Grapefruit and Sandalwood, this lightweight face wash indulges the skin to refreshing ingredients and leaves the complexion feeling soft and smooth.

Backne Be Gone! Help Make Body Acne and Blemishes Disappear with These Simple Skincare Steps

Oh, Backne—the unwanted blemish (or blemishes) that pop up just in time to trample our open-back dreams. Though not as often discussed as facial blemishes, body acne is a common skin concern for many. Body blemishes aren’t confined to the back either—most of us experience these pesky pimples on our arms, chest and lower back, too.

So, what is there to do? The truth is, everything from hormones and diet—even tight-fitting clothes—can affect the clarity of your skin, so it is important to understand the cause and treatment for body blemishes. And, that’s why we’re here!

If you are on a mission to help improve the look of body blemishes, keep on scrolling to learn more:

What Is Body Acne?

Simply put, body acne is the result of congested pores that appear on… well, the body. These blemishes tend to play by the same rules as your face, meaning there are many different factors that can contribute to this type of acne (lucky us). Body acne also comes in many different forms (yes, some of us are already aware of that), with some people experiencing minor red blemishes, while others may avoid wearing a tank top at all costs. Areas like the back and chest are also personal favorites for these blemishes, thanks to the common friction and sweat that they undergo all in a day’s work.

Why Might the Pandemic Be Making It Worse?

There is a reason ‘Quaraskin’ has become an official coined term. Like we said, diet, stress and hormones all play into the clarity of the complexion—or lack of—and it’s no secret that we’re all experiencing unique ups and down in our day-to-day life. Personally, my bed has become my new best friend, and we already know that friction can boost blemishes. So basically, that extra time spent on the couch, as well as the change to our diet and workouts, can all be contributing factors to an increase in body acne.

How Can I Help Reduce Body Blemishes?

Cleanse Your Body AFTER Conditioner: Conditioner is great for hydrated locks, but not so much for your chest and back. Make sure to thoroughly cleanse the skin after rinsing out your conditioner to help remove dirt, oil and other pore-clogging impurities.

Exfoliate the Skin: Dry skin is a huge culprit when it comes to body blemishes. The good news is you can easily Polish away dull skin by adding a body exfoliator to your shower ritual. A Dual- Action Body Scrub with ingredients like Lactic Acid, Jojoba Beads and Pumice can help wash away sweat and impurities while leaving the skin velvety-smooth.

Cut the Stress: We know, easier said then done. But if you can take some time for you, do it! Anything as simple as a warm bubble bath and face mask can help you reset and relax. A little “me time” is always necessary.

Moisturize! Preferably with a Vitamin A Lotion: Whether you have oily skin or dry skin, you need to moisturize! Again, dryness can play a huge factor in clogging pores, and ensuring your skin is hydrated from head-to-toe is an easy way to help improve uneven texture. If you are on the market for a new body lotion or Overnight Body Treatment, try to snag one with Vitamin A. This multi-tasking ingredient not only exfoliates the skin, but also helps improve the appearance of skin clarity and fine lines (yes, you get those on your body, too). So, lather up and stay hydrated!

Time to Think Beyond Basics: A Next-Level Way to Help Transform the Look of Blah, Winter Skin

Parched winter skin got you down?

Winter is truly a lively time for our complexion, with dry and flakey skin making the comeback we never asked for. Not to mention, the cold weather trifecta of heated rooms, frigid temps and dry air can breed a less than ideal environment for skin—especially for those with sensitive or dehydrated skin types. No, thanks.

So, how do we combat these winter skin woes? With hydrating skincare products, of course! Just like you would bundle up in your favorite winter coat to help cut the chill, you need to bundle up your skin, too. And incorporating hydrating skincare ingredients that actually lock-in moisture (not just sit on top of the skin) is the perfect place to start.

Liquid Crystals are one of the hottest hydrators to pop up on the skincare market, and if you are looking for a wintertime (or any time) boost, adding these skin-quenching ingredients to your skincare routine is a must. Not only do these eye-catching crystals make for an aesthetically pleasing Instagram pic, but they also boast a plethora of hydrating skincare benefits that cater to all skin types. 

Keep on scrolling to learn more about these dazzling, skin-quenching crystals and why Liquid Crystal Technology needs to be your next skincare investment:

1. Liquid Crystals are Super Hydrating

In a nutshell, Liquid Crystal Technology is designed to work below the skin to help restore hydration and quench the complexion with essential moisture. Liquid Crystals work by nourishing the component of the skin that encourages a healthier-looking skin barrier, ultimately helping to lock in moisture and help ensure that the complexion remains hydrated and plumper-looking. The good news is, adding these moisturizing benefits to your skincare routine is as easy as incorporating a liquid crystal-based serum or moisturizer.

Try: Emulsion | With Liquid Crystals, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil, this Intense Hydrator is a moisturizing face cream helps restore moisture and renew the look of dry skin for a face that is softer and smoother-looking.

2. Liquid Crystals Help Improve the Look of Dark Circles

Thanks to their uber-hydrating properties and iridescent shine, Liquid Crystals are also excellent for helping improve the look of undereye circles. Dark circles can be the “lucky” outcome of anything from genes or sun exposure to lack of shut eye (guilty). So, if you are looking for an uber-nourishing skincare ingredient to help your tired eyes appear more rested and awake looking, choose a skincare product that is infused with Liquid Crystal Technology. 

Try: Opti Crystal | This Liquid Crystal Sye serum isspecially formulated with powerhouse ingredients to radically reduce the look of dark circles and improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging around the eyes.

3. Liquid Crystals Help Reduce the Appearance of Fine Lines

Fine lines and wrinkles are often at the top of the list for skincare concerns. If you (like many) are invested in helping prevent fine lines and wrinkles, why not incorporate Liquid Crystal Technology into your skincare routine. The hydrating properties of Liquid Crystal Technology not only nourishes a complexion in need of a moisturizing pick-me-up, but it also helps to plump the look of skin for a smoother appearance. This also makes this skincare ingredient a must-have for often overlooked and delicate areas of the complexion, like the lips.

Try: Lumi Crystal | Coat your lips in an iridescent shine that helps protect your pout from environmental stressors while helping to plump the look of lips and improve the appearance of fine lines.

Get on the Next Level with COSMEDIX Step Up Guide to Retinol

Retinol. An apprehensive skincare ingredient to some, but a gamechanger for your skin.

Incorporating Retinol (Vitamin A) into your skincare routine is a beneficial steppingstone in your complexion journey. But, even if you understand the importance of the ingredient, it can still be an intimidating—even daunting—addition to your skincare collection of cleanser, serum and moisturizer.  

For those on the hunt for the ideal Retinol match, just remember that the simplest and most important thing to look for is the strength. Vitamin A in skincare products comes in many different shapes and forms and, depending on the strength, can help address anything from fine lines and uneven skin tone to deep wrinkles and age spots. If you’re curious which Retinol might be right for you, or are looking to step up to the next level, keep on reading for the COSMEDIX guide to Retinol:

**To learn more about COSMEDIX unique LG-Retinex and AGP Complex, check out the COSMEDIX Skincare Dictionary**

For the Beginners

Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum: Prevention is key!  If you’ve started to notice early signs of fine lines or dark spots, it might be time to dip your toes skin into the Retinol “waters.” Serum 16 is an ideal skincare product for Retinol newbies thanks to its hydrating ingredients and powerful, yet gentle, retinol content. with 16% LG-Retinex, this Rapid Renewal Serum is packed with vitamins to help improve the appearance of an uneven skin tone and smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

BONUS: It is a brilliant skincare addition for dry, sensitive skin types that cannot tolerate traditional retinol.

For the Intermediates

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 results—without the common retinol irritation. Serum 24 is clinically proven to  help visibly reduce the look of medium to deep lines while encouraging a complexion that appears brighter and firmer.

Define Age-Defying Treatment with Hydroxy Acids & Retinol (2%): If you are on the hunt for a Retinol, exfoliator AND moisturizer, look no further than the Define Age-Defying Treatment. This multi-tasking cream is formulated with 2% AGP Retinol Complex and AHAs (a chemical exfoliator) to help promote healthy skin renewal, restore hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines and skin imperfections.

For the Advanced

Refine Refinishing Treatment (4%): This clarifying serum is formulated with 4% AGP Complex, amino acids and an extra dose of hydration to help promote a softer, clearer-looking complexion. Refine Refinishing Treatment improves the look of imperfections by helping to gently reveal the next layer of skin, refine the look of pores and smooth the appearance of wrinkles.

Refine Plus High-Potency Refinishing Treatment (8%): Take results to the next level with this High-Potency Refinishing Treatment. This age-defying formula contains twice the potency of Refine, with replenishing hydrators that help nourish the complexion. Refine Plus is the next step for anyone aiming to help visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, blemishes and enlarged pores.

For the Experts

Refine RX Retinol Resurfacing Treatment (12%) :  With 12% AGP Retinol Complex, Refine RX features COSMEDIX most potent level of Retinol. This skin-refinishing treatment’s high concentration helps dramatically diminish the appearance of fine lines, improve the appearance of uneven texture and promote an overall firmer, more even-looking complexion.

Introducing COSMEDIX NEW Customized Bundles

Here at COSMEDIX, we want to make your skincare journey as streamlined and luxurious as possible. We know that a complete skincare routine can be a little daunting, especially when first starting off, which is why we hand-picked personalized bundles just for you! Whether your skincare concern is aging skin, hyperpigmentation, acne or just want to focus on prevention, COSMEDIX has a NEW skincare kit for you. Bundle up and choose from our selection of 4 personalized kits for a complete skincare routine that feels like a breeze:

Preventative Anti-Aging Bundle

Facial rollers. Face Masks. 10 glasses of water. If you’re someone who is all about prevention, then this skincare bundle is for you! COSMEDIX New Preventative Anti-Aging Bundle makes it easy to address early signs of aging, working to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and minimize the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone.

Start your morning and evening routine with a deep cleanse using Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser. Formulated with chemical exfoliants and energizing ingredients—like Tea Tree and Peppermint—this daily cleanser helps remove pore-clogging impurities while improving texture and discoloration. At night, boost your skincare routine and help reduce the appearance of fine lines with the Serum 16 Rapid renewal Serum. Last but not least, top off your AM and PM routine with Eye Genius Brilliant Eye Complex to help improve the look of dark circles and awaken tired looking eyes.

Advanced Anti-Aging Bundle

If you’ve started to notice those fine lines have gotten a little deeper and that uneven texture has gotten a little rougher, then the Advanced Anti-Aging Bundle is for you. Together, this 3-piece system helps reverse signs of aging by minimizing the look of wrinkles, age spots and dark circles.

Kick of your AM and PM skincare routine with a gentle lather using the Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser. Next, indulge your skin to age-defying peptides that help reduce wrinkles and promote a firmer-looking complexion using the Radiance Age Restorative Serum. Formulated with rich antioxidants, Radiance helps brighten the appearance of skin while helping to protect from environmental stressors. To complete your skincare routine, dab the top-selling Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum on the undereye area to hydrate the skin and reduce the look of dark circles and fine lines.

Acne-Prone Bundle

Blemish-prone skin can be frustrating, but the new COSMEDIX Acne-Prone Bundle is here to help. This limited-edition skincare routine helps refine the look of pores while deep cleaning the complexion with soothing ingredients.

Clarity Salicylic Acid Foaming Cleanse was specially made for blemish-prone skin. Gently lather it onto skin to start your morning and night skincare routine, and watch as it helps wash away dirt, oil and pore-clogging impurities with is lightweight texture. If you have any spots that are especially stubborn, apply the Correct Rapid Relief Acne Treatment to help target blemishes with a concentrated blend of Salycilic Acid and soothing Aloe Vera. And, if your skin is feeling parched throughout the day, add a pick-me-up with the Mystic Hydrating Treatment to help condition the skin and boost moisture.

Hyperpigmentation Bundle

It’s the glow up you’ve been waiting for! Skin looking dull, tired and spotty? Introducing the Hyperpigmentation Bundle. This 4-piece set was specially curated with COSMEDIX fan-favorite products that help brighten the skin’s appearance and prevent skin discoloration.

Help refresh the complexion both morning and night with the Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser. The chemical exfoliants and invigorating ingredients will help lift away uneven texture while cleansing the skin of dirt and oil. To add a brightening boost, mix Simply Brilliant with the B Complex Vitamin B Boosting Powder to help clarify the look of skin and wrap the complexion in 10 brightening ingredients. And of course, the best way to help prevent future discoloration is by protecting the complexion with the Protect UV Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray. This on-the-go mist delivers an undetectable, sheer finish that helps shield the complexion from sunburn and future sun damage as it helps hydrate the skin .

Mask Madness: Multi-Masking for Your Skin Type

Is one mask truly enough? We don’t think so! Optimize your skin care routine with the practice of multi-masking—using multiple face masks at once! If you’ve stumbled across our blog on mask mapping, then you might already be familiar with this skin-loving skincare hack that involves applying different face mask products to different areas of the face. This extra step makes it easy to address specific skin concerns based on your personal skin type. Plus,  it’s another excuse to sit back and relax!

Want to discover the multi-mask skin care routine fit for you? Keep on scrolling to find the mask power couple that will wrap your complexion in a personalized combo made for your specific skin type and skin concern:

Skin Type: Normal Skin

Multi-Mask Match: MICRO Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask  and ENHANCE Lip-Plumping Mask

Why: Congrats on hitting the skincare lottery because normal skin is one of the easiest skin types to manage! Micro and Enhance is a bestselling mask duo that is the perfect combination for a normal complexion that is looking to maintain balance and hydration for both the face and lips. The complexion-quenching Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask  is formulated with prebiotics to help nourish the skin and encourage a healthy microbiome while the lip-plumping mask helps soften your pout with a soothing blend of oils. 

Where: After cleansing the skin, apply Micro to the entire face, smoothing it across the complexion. If you want to amp up the luxury self care experience, use the COSMEDIX Rose Quartz Facial Roller to help boost product absorption and massage the skin. Next, coat your lips in the conditioning Enhance Lip Plumping Mask, then sit back and relax while they do the work for you.

Skin Type: Dry Skin

Multi-Mask Match: RESCUE Intense Hydrating Balm and Mask and BIOSHAPE

Why: If dry, flakey skin is your skincare concern, then try your hand at this multi-masking combo.  Rescue can be used as a spot treatment or mask to help restore hydration and improve chapped skin with soothing Shea Butter and plant extracts. The Bio-Shape Firming Face Mask also contains moisturizing ingredients with a special focus on age-defying benefits that are clinically proven to help reduce the look of wrinkles and firm the appearance of skin.

Where: To help restore a more hydrated and smoother-looking complexion, start by applying Bioshape to the areas of the face that display early signs of aging (i.e. the neck and forehead). Then, wrap the rest of your skin in the uber-hydrating Rescue mask to boost hydration and lock-in moisture.

Skin Type: Oily Skin

Multi-Mask Match: GLOW Bamboo Brightening Mask and CLEAR Deep Cleansing Mask

Why: Oily skin can feel like a hassle (especially in those hot summer months). If you struggle with shiny skin and blackheads, try incorporating this multi-mask into your weekly routine. The Bamboo Brightening Mask is made with Vitamin C to help restore a radiant-looking glow—without the greasy residue—as it gently exfoliates the skin to restore tone and texture. Pair it with Clear to help deep clean the skin and draw out pore-clogging impurities with the help of Salicylic Acid and Kaolin Clay.

Where: Begin by applying Glow to the entire face, excluding the nose and chin. Next, apply Clear to the nose and chin to help balance the look of shiny skin and improve the look of congested pores along the t-zone.

Skin Type: Combination Skin

Multi-Mask Match: DETOX Activated Charcoal Mask and RESTORE

Why: A little oily and a little dry, combination skin types have a personal mix all wrapped up onto one complexion. Typically, this skin type has an oily T-zone with dry/normal skin on the cheeks, which makes multi-masking a mask made in heaven for the combination complexion. Restore Moisture-Rich Mask helps quench dry areas of the skin with botanicals and vitamins as Detox helps absorb excess oils with Charcoal, Clay and Diatomaceous Earth.

Where: Begin by applying Detox to the T-zone to help minimize the look of oil before applying Restore to the entire face to boost dry/normal skin with a rush of moisture.

Skin Type: Congested Skin

Multi-Mask Match: PURE ENZYMES Cranberry Enzyme Mask and DETOX Activated Charcoal Mask

Why: Detox Mask is also a great mask for blemish-prone skin types, especially when paired with Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask. Pure Enzymes works to gently exfoliate the complexion with fruit enzymes, while Detox helps draw out pore-clogging impurities for a more clarified and refined-looking complexion.

Where: Congested skin can benefit from a balanced combination of exfoliation and refining ingredients. Begin by applying Pure Enzymes to the entire face to help lift away dry skin. Leave on for 2 minutes before applying Detox directly over to help draw out dirt, oil and impurities that potentially clog pores.

Get Groomed: COSMEDIX Guide to an Essential Men Skincare Routine

This one’s for the boys! If you have been skipping out on a proper skincare routine, it’s time to join the big leagues. When it comes to skincare, we know how tempting it can be to just reach for the nearest bar of soap or your S.O.’s scented body wash. But the truth is, the complexion goes through a lot. Between the sweat, dirt and grime of the day, our skin acts as a barrier for the rest of our body—and for that it deserves the best attention.

While men are just as prone to breakouts, oil and texture as women, their skin type also comes with its own set of needs. So ,whether you are a skincare newbie or a seasoned skincare “professional”, keep on scrolling to discover our best tips for a grown man’s skincare routine:

Wash Your Skin After You Workout

Hopefully (by now) everyone understands the importance of a good cleanse both morning and night…so let’s take it a step further. While your body might feel revitalized after hitting the gym or breaking a sweat, your skin is another story. Leaving sweat to dry on your skin is a big no-no for anyone hoping to maintain a clear and healthy-looking complexion. To help avoid congested pores, make sure to wash the skin post-work out to help remove any dirt or impurities that could potentially clog pores.

Reach For: Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser

A daily cleanser packed with Grapefruit Oil and Sandalwood Oil, Benefit Clean washes away dirt, oil and impurities while helping to soothe skin and balance it’s natural moisture levels.

Don’t Forget to Exfoliate

Exfoliation is another important step in an effective men skincare routine. Whether you prefer a clean cut or full-grown beard, properly exfoliating the skin will help you achieve a smoother shave and an overall softer complexion. Because men’s skin tends to be thicker than women, it can usually tolerate a physical exfoliant/scrub 2-3 times a week. Adding this step into your skincare routine is an effortless way to help lift away dry skin and prevent stubborn texture.

Reach For: Purity Detox Scrub

This multi-layer detoxification system combines chemical exfoliants with jojoba, poppy and date seeds to help polish away dead skin from head-to-toe.

Treat with a Serum

No man’s skin is made the same. Adding a serum into your daily routine is a fool-proof way to target specific skincare concerns with one easy application. Whether you’re trying to improve the look of dull skin, blemishes, texture or wrinkles (yes, we know men worry about them too), you can bet that there is a serum for that!

Reach For: Cell ID Nutritive Defense Serum or Serum 16 Rapid Renewal

If you are a serum newbie, Cell ID and Serum 16 is the perfect place to start! Both of these multi-tasking serums are formulated to help improve the look of uneven skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Cell ID contains a blend of age-defying properties that help refine pores and improve the look of pigmentation, while Serum 16 is a retinol-based hydrator that helps encourage healthy skin renewal

Hydration is Key

Normal, oily, sensitive or dry—every skin type needs a good moisturizer in their daily skincare routine. You’ve probably noticed by now that a smooth shave starts with the condition of your complexion. The less texture and the more moisture, the easier your razor will glide across your skin and the more supple your skin will feel. Help quench the complexion by incorporating a moisturizer into your morning and night skincare routine. Even better, aim for multi-tasking formulas that hydrate and help protect with SPF!

Reach For: Hydrate + Broad Spectrum SPF 17 Moisturizing Sunscreen

This 2-in-1 moisturizer deeply quenches all skin types with vital hydration while arming the complexion in UVA/UVB protection to help prevent redness or future sun damage.

There’s A New Mask in Town: Everything You Need to Know About the Gel Mask Hype

Bubble, cream, sheet and mud—it is true that face masks come in many different forms. As a product that was once all about a moment of at-home indulgence, face masks have now become a key step in many weekly skin care routines. Trendy for a good reason, these luxe facial treatments are praised for their personalized take on skincare:

“When it comes to finding the right formula, your options are, quite literally, endless. No matter whether your complexion concern is spots, sagging, dehydration, dullness (you get the picture), there’s a mask for that.” -Byrdie

The most recent face mask to experience a surge in popularity is the luxe and lightweight Gel Mask. Designed to hydrate and nourish the skin, this skin-loving formula is the talk-of-the-town for those who struggle with ‘winter skin’.  So, if you’ve been on the lookout for something to help tame cool weather dryness, listen up! COSMEDIX is about to dive deep into the all you need to know about gel masks, plus a sneak peek into our latest Elite launch!

So, What Are the Benefits of a Gel Mask?

Gel masks are the lighter alternative to mud masks and sheet masks. Usually made with a fun, jelly-like texture, these bouncy facial treatments wrap the skin in an invigorating and cooling sensation. Gel masks are typically formulated with a special focus on hydration, which makes them a match made in heaven for sensitive and dry skin types. They also tend to have a soothing effect on the skin, which is why the gel formula made its first appearance in the form of an under-eye treatment. Basically, you can think of them as a tall glass of water for a parched or lackluster complexion.

Any Special Ingredients I Can Expect?

Of course! Because gel masks tote moisture-rich benefits, they often contain skincare ingredients that help quench the skin and lock in hydration. Fruit extracts and marine complex are common in gel masks, as they help protect, calm and nourish the complexion. These lightweight masks also contain chemical exfoliants to help gently lift away dry surface skin for a complexion that feels softer and smoother.

Does COSMEDIX have a Gel Mask?

We do now! COSMEDIX just launched the first gel mask to join the Elite collection: Awaken Replenishing Gel Mask.

What Sets Awaken Apart from the Rest?

Maybe we are biased, but the Awaken Replenishing Gel Mask is something truly special! First, this cooling mask is part of COSMEDIX Elite collection—a spa exclusive line that features clinical level ingredients with potent, yet gentle formulas. No prescription needed here! Awaken is also the first gel mask to join the line and was made with our clean, clinical and luxurious skincare standards.

This cooling gel mask is packed with a superfruit extract, Marine Algae Complex, and Polyhydroxy Acids to help gently exfoliate the skin while adding a dose of deep hydration that lasts. Awaken is also formulated with a unique blend of powerful prebiotics that restore beneficial flora to the skin for a more balanced and protected complexion.

Where Can I Experience All this Gel Goodness?

COSMEDIX Elite collection is exclusively available with our spa partners. To learn more about the Awakening Replenishing Gel Mask go to COSMEDIX.COM and find the spa nearest you to purchase. Check out our Spa Locator.

Starting as a COSMEDIX Aesthetician with Kasey Boone

You ask and you shall receive! I feel like I have been getting an influx of DMs recently about Cosmedix and specifically what to order in your back bar as a new Cosmedix esthetician.

I have to say that I’m so happy that so many of you are choosing to work with Cosmeidx. I have been using the line for almost 10 years. I love their products and so do my clients!

I do have to say that it can be difficult to suggest Back bar, because Back Bar is such a personal thing for each esthetician and there are so many factors that play into Back Bar like… Amount of clients you see, what type of skin and concerns you typically treat. 

What I’m going to do is breakdown my MUST HAVES in my back bar and hopefully this will help you narrow down your decision. You are free to take what you like and of course add more then what is suggested but this for the esty on a budget who wants to make the most of their Cosmedix Back Bar. The cool things with Cosmedix is the products are so versatile. I hope you enjoy the breakdown below and if you have a question drop them in the comments section below.

Cleansers

Purity Solution Oil cleanser that can also be used as a make-up remover and massage medium.

Purity CleanGreat as an exfoliating cleanser but can also be applied to dry skin as a 5-min exfoliating mask.

Benefit Clean– The perfect gentle cleanser for ALL skin types, can also be used as a make-up remover

Masks/Treatments

Pure Enzymes This is one of my favvvv products, seriously it works wonders on the skin. Use it as an exfoliation in your service, use it as a mask, I even use this as a cranberry enzyme peel in some of my services. This enzyme will not make you physically peel but it can make you red, which is totally normal!

Detox The best clay mask on the market in my opinion that draw out impurities with out drying out the skin. Pro tip layer this on top of Pure enzymes for that Red Carpet Ready Glow.

Clear– If you are looking for the mask to treat congestion, acne and breakouts this is my go to. Apply to the entire face or as a spot treatment. For clients with very oily skin you can apply this again over Pure Enzymes to really BOOST the treatment.

RestoreI love restore! It smells great with scents of mango and papaya and it is so hydrating. This can be used as a hydrating mask as well as a light moisturizer or “sleep-mask” If using on your clients as a sleep mask use a dime sized amount and press into the skin.

Glow- Glow mask can be used as a brightening exfoliator because of its bamboo extract and as well as a brightening treatment that should be left on for 5-10 mins.

Other Must Haves

Purity BalanceGreat as an exfoliating toner, a degreaser and acne treatment.

Mystic– Can be used as a light, oil-free hydrator, toner and I even use this in my oxygen sprayer for a deep hydration and that glazed doughnut effect.

GLOW-TIP- Always finish off your facial treatment with an eye and lip serum.

Opti Crystal– My go-to eye serum for everyone

Lumi Crystal– My go-to lip hydrator for everyone

I Hope this helps you when it comes to ordering you back bar what how to use these amazing and versatile products that I love so much.

Xoxoxo Kasey