Skincare for the Ages: 30-40’s Complexion

COSMEDIX is back with skincare for the ages—this time highlighting the skincare products and benefits you should focus on in your 30’s-40’s. Let’s dive in!

What Should Skincare Focus on in Your 30-40’s?

Up the Prevention: Your 20’s skincare routine should have introduced subtle, preventative measures, but now that you’ve hit the next decade, it time to amp it up. Prevention is my favorite key to skincare in your 30/40’s because it helps keep dark spots, wrinkles and uneven skin tone at bay. After all, it is a lot easier to help prevent skincare concerns than try to hit “reverse”. So, if you have been using a gentle Retinol in your skincare routine, now is the time to take it up a notch.

Get to Know Your “Actives”: Vitamin C. Retinol. Niacinamide. BHA’s. These are all considered active ingredients in skincare. Simply put, this means that this specific ingredient is meant to help address a specific skincare concern. There is a long list of active ingredients you can study, but knowing these basics is a good place to start for 30-40’sskincare.

Introduce an Eye Cream: Did you know the skin around your eyes is the most delicate part of the face? Incorporating an eye cream into your skincare routine at this age (at any age, really) is super important, as it helps hydrate and plump the look of the under eye area. Eye creams come in a variety of forms, including a serum, cream, or gel, so you are sure to find one that fits your needs.

What Does a 30-40’s Skincare Routine Look Like?

Cleanser: Creamy Cleanser

Washing away dirt, oil and makeup without stripping the skin of natural oils is a huge focus when it comes to skincare in 30’s and 40’s. Overtime, the skin loses its ability to hold onto moisture, so it is important to use a cleanser that also helps maintain hydration. A creamy cleanser that is formulated with quenching hydrators, like Liquid Crystal Technology, will help lather away impurities but keep moisture intact.

Try: Crystal Cleanse Hydrating Liquid Crystal Cleansing Cream

AM Serum: Vitamin C and Niacinamide Duo

If dark spots and uneven texture have started making their way onto you list of skincare concerns, then a Vitamin C and Niacinamide serum needs to find its way into your skincare collection. This dynamic duo is a great combo to help brighten the look of skin while improving the look of fine lines and sunspots. Use a serum that is formulated with these two skin-loving ingredients for an easy application or create a serum cocktail with two separate serum products.

Try: Simply Brilliant 24/7 Brightening Serum

PM Serum: Retinol Boost

It’s time to turn the volume up on low percentage Retinol. The best thing about Vitamin A (Retinol) is that it can be adjusted to your skincare needs. Starting off small in your 20’s is the best way to help in prevention and prep your skin to amp up the percentage in your 30’s, 40’s and beyond. If you’re on the market for a higher dose, try the COSMEDIX Define Age-Defying Treatment—formulated with Hydroxy Acid and 0.5% AGP Retinol Complex—or the COSMEDIX Refine Refinishing Treatment—formulated with 2% AGP Retinol Complex.

Try: Define Age-Defying Treatment or Refine Refinishing Treatment

Moisturizer: Hydrator + Eye Cream

Complete your new skincare routine with ultimate hydration. Try a lightweight moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF during the day to help protect the complexion from environmental stressors while maintaining moisture. At night, level up to a Revitalizing Night Cream that will help restore softness and radiance while you sleep. And don’t forget to pair it with an undereye treatment that is formulated with Spin Trap and Liquid Crystal Technology to improve the look of fine lines and quench the skin for eyes that shine!

Try: NEW! Resync Revitalizing Night Cream and best-selling Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum

All You Need to Know About the Trendiest Skincare Ingredients for Summer 2021!

Let’s face it … there’s a lot of skincare ingredients to keep up with. In recent years, the interest in skincare has peaked which has resulted in many people seeking a professional aesthetician and/or scouring the internet for the “need to know” on all the latest skincare ingredients.

Well, COSMEDIX decided to give your web browser a break by rounding up 3 of the latest, on-the-rise skincare ingredients that you need to add to you summer skincare collection, stat:

Bakuchiol

What It Is: Dubbed THE retinol alternative, this plant-powered ingredient packs a true skincare punch. Retinol is a holy grail ingredient, no doubt, but the potent Vitamin A derivative can take time for the skin to get used to. Bakuchiol—an extract derived from the Babchi plant—is a gentle alternative that can be applied regularly while encouraging similar results to Retinol. It is also less reactive, which allows more freedom when it comes to mixing with other skincare ingredients like Vitamin C, BHA and AHAs.  

Benefits: Bakuchiol has a long list of skin care benefits that make it totally worthy of the buzz. Anti-aging properties are what it is toted for most—it is known to help improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, plus boost the appearance of skin firmness. Whoa. It is also a great starter for those who are interested in using Vitamin A, but don’t want to dive in too fast.

What It’s In: Bakuchiol Complete Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Treatment and A-Lift Overnight Vitamin A Treatment

Hyaluronic Acid

What It Is: Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring sugar in the body, but when added to skincare, it is the ultimate hydrator! This substance can hold an impressive amount of water weight, and when applied topically to the skin, it helps lock in moisture at the surface. Like we said, yes it occurs naturally but similar to collagen , it breaks down over time. That’s why adding it into your skin care routine through a serum, moisturizer or face mask is such a must-do.

Benefits: If plumper looking skin is what you’re after, then Hyaluronic Acid is for you. Because it retains moisture, Hyaluronic Acid helps the skin “hold on” to hydration which results in a dewier, fresh looking complexion with extra “bounce.” By bringing moisture to the surface of the skin, fine lines and wrinkles appear plumper and the skin looks and feels suppler.

What It’s In: Skin Thirst Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream and Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Probiotics

What It Is: The word “probiotics” might make you think of supplements and trendy Kombucha drinks, but these little guys can have just as positive of an effect on your skin as your gut. Basically, your complexion has a whole ecosystem living on the surface (i.e. microbiome) and probiotics help ensure that those healthy organisms keep thriving.

Benefits: Many intense skincare routines for acne, aging, etc. can leave your skin feeling stripped, dry and imbalanced. Indulging your complexion to probiotics can help restore balance to the microbiome for an overall smoother, healthier-looking appearance. Probiotics also help condition and hydrate the skin while rejuvenating the look of dry, dull skin.

What It’s In: Harmonize Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer and Micro Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask

The Best Moisturizer for Every Skin Occasion

You plan your makeup, clothes and shoes around your daily agenda, so why not do the same with your moisturizer?

There seems to be a common myth among skincare users that you don’t need to apply a moisturizer unless your skin is dry and flakey. To this, we call “false”. Moisturizer is like the crème de la crème to your skincare routine, as it does everything from balance the look of your complexion, restore moisture and keep the skin looking smooth and supple.

Not only should a face cream be the finishing touch in your skincare routine, but it should also be adjusted based on skin type, time of day and the season. Lucky for you, COSMEDIX has a long line of moisturizers for you to choose from to help create a perfectly customized routine.

To learn more about picking the right moisturizer for your daytime and nighttime plans, along with our must-have COSMEDIX picks, keep on scrolling:

Morning Reset: Harmonize Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer

Kick off your morning skin care routine with the perfect line of defense! The word microbiome might sound complicated, but the science behind it is quite simple. Basically, your skin has a whole ecosystem of bacteria (the good kind) living on the surface to help protect, hydrate and balance your complexion. When the ecosystem goes wack, so does your skin, causing everything from breakouts to a poor skin defense barrier. Helping to replenish the surface with a Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer will give your complexion the tools it needs to armor up for the day. Harmonize is formulated with conditioning probiotics and age-defying fruit + plant-based extracts to help restore a healthy microbiome and quench skin with long-lasting moisture.  

Day in the Sun: Hydrate + Broad Spectrum SPF 17 Moisturizing Sunscreen

Sunscreen is always, always a must. If you plan to pack your day with poolside lounging, outdoors concerts or lunch on the patio, why not combine your moisturizer and sunscreen into one easy application? The COSMEDIX Hydrate + is the perfect Moisturizing Sunscreen hybrid for summer days as it helps restore daily hydration while offering broad spectrum UV protection. This will ensure that your complexion gets the hydration AND protection that it needs, without having to layer multiple products on top of each other. Formulated with Jojoba Seed Oil, Olive Oil and Rosewood Oil, this lightweight 2-in-1 product helps prevent future sun damage while wrapping the complexion in a dewy-looking glow.

Nighttime Routine: Resync Revitalizing Night Cream

Give beauty sleep a total skincare upgrade with a nighttime moisturizer that hits reset. During the day, our complexion is exposed to a heap of environmental stressors, making bedtime the optimal time to help restore and rejuvenate the look of skin. A lot goes on below the surface of the skin while we sleep, so lathering on key ingredients and nutrients before your head hits the pillow is ideal. Resync Revitalizing Night Cream is powered by a potent blend of Snow Mushroom and a unique nature-inspired extract to help decrease signs of skin fatigue and indulge the complexion to a burst of hydration. Apply it to cleansed and toned skin before tucking in for bed and you’ll wake up to skin that looks and feels softer and smoother. 

Under Makeup: Skin Thirst Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream

If you’re in the game of beauty, then you know that all moisturizers are not created equal when it comes to makeup application. Before applying foundation, concealer, etc., you want to ensure that you’ve laid the base for a smooth-looking canvas that is dewy—never greasy. And despite your loyalty to translucent powder, the true secret to a flawless makeup application often lies in the hands of your moisturizer. That’s why COSMEDIX Skin Thirst is a must-have when it comes to the ideal moisturizer and makeup mix. This Moisturizer Hyaluronic Acid Cream helps quench skin while unique micro powders help blur the look of pores and fine lines. Help plump the look of skin and restore hydration with a healthy looking glow that won’t go overboard on shine.

Pro tip: Always give your skincare time to sink in! After applying Skin Thirst to the face, wait about 10-15 minutes before applying makeup to help your base last longer.

Men Care: 4 Reasons Why He (or You) Need an Upgraded Skincare Routine

Skin care has never been just a woman thing. Skin is skin, and men’s skin care is just as important.

Whether you flaunt high heels or a three-piece suit, your complexion needs love and attention—and we don’t just mean a splash of water or a bar of soap.  As the body’s largest organ, skin does a lot to keep us in check. It helps protect us from outside stressors. Acts as a shield for our body. Let’s us feel the world around us. Yep, it’s pretty complex… and amazing.

So, if you know a man who takes pride in skimping on his skin care routine—or you ARE that man—COSMEDIX is here to set the record straight. Keep in scrolling to discover 4 reasons why the boys need a skin care routine ASAP, and which products are our personal go-to recommendations:

1. Men’s Skin Is Thicker Than Women’s

Don’t get carried away with that statement—we mean it literally not figuratively. Science shows that the structure of a man’s skin is up to 25% thicker compared to a woman. So, what does that mean for him? While it might serve him well for bumps and bruises, thick skin can often lead to tougher texture, clogged pores and fine lines. Using a chemical or physical exfoliant 2-3x a week helps slough away dead skin cells while promoting a more even skin tone and texture.

Give Him: an exfoliant with Salicylic Acid

Best-selling Purity Detox Multi-Layer Detoxification System features Salicylic Acid, Jojoba and Poppy Seeds to help gently polish away oil, grime and dead skin while helping refine the look of pores for a smoother, softer appearance.

2. Hormones Mean More Oil Production

We might not be in the business of hormones, but we are in the business of how your body effects your skin. Hormones play an important role in many skin-related functions, specifically sebum (oil) production. And the special blend of chemicals that make the gents well … gents, are known to cause excess oil on the skin. While this can lead to visible shine, it can also result in skin care concerns within the skin like larger pores, blackheads and blemishes. Helping to balance oil production with a daily serum is a simple, yet effective, way to help improve this skin concern overtime.

Give Him: a Vitamin A Serum

Vitamin A (Retinol) is known for helping reduce the look of wrinkles, but it is also great for helping to balance oil production in the skin. Adding a Refinishing Treatment that is formulated with Retinol into a PM skin care routine can help clarify the look of pores, balance the appearance of shine and even the look of skin.

3. Two Words: Facial Hair

One of the most distinctive differences when it comes to the look of men and women’s skin is hair—specifically facial hair. A close shave is a skill that many men learn right out of the adolescent gates, though knicks and ingrown hairs can still make a regular appearance when the razor meets the skin. Of course, patience and tact play a part, but lack of moisture in the skin is another culprit when it comes to shaving hiccups. Ensuring that the complexion is hydrated and smooth with a moisturizer will help minimize razor bumps and other skin care mishaps.

Give Him: a Daily Moisturizer

Hydrate both morning and night with COSMEDIX NEW! Skin Thirst Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer as seen in Alltrue’s exclusive, socially-conscious summer box!. Made for all skin types, this ultimate, limited-edition moisturizer helps quench the skin while mattifying the complexion for a shine-free finish. Infused with moisture-locking Hyaluronic Acid and conditioning Witch Hazel, the skin instantly reaps the benefits of moisture balance as Skin Thirst helps protect skin from environmental stressors.

4. Men Have an Age-Defying Secret

Collagen. The age-defying benefit that women chase, yet men may not even know they have—usually. Men’s skin naturally produces more collagen, and while the boys may think this gives them a get-out-of-skincare free card, that’s not necessarily true. Constant exposure to environmental stressors (i.e., the sun) can cause collagen to break down at a faster pace, which is why it is so important that your man makes broad spectrum SPF his next BFF. Using proper sun protection is key to the health of skin and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and sun damage overtime.


Give Him: Multi-Tasking Sunscreen

Spray your way to protected skin with an on-the-go Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizing Spray. Powered by Niacinamide and Green Tea Extract, Protect UV sunscreen features an easy-to-blend formula that conditions the skin and help protect skin from environmental stressors.

Skincare for the Ages: A Guide to Teenage Skin

Skincare is eternal, but the ingredients you use in your routine should change with time.

To cut the confusion, COSMEDIX decided to put together a little guide to help get you through your skincare routine at every age—starting with the teens.

What Should Teen Skincare Focus On?

Gentle Products: When it feels like a new blemish pops up daily, it can be tempting to run to your skincare collection and scrub away. But for the sake of your skin (and your hands), please don’t. Harsh ingredients and scrubs might make you feel “accomplished”, but in the long run, it can strip the skin of natural oils causing more confusion than clarity.

Refining Ingredients: If large pores and oil is your biggest skin blunder, then refining ingredients should be your new go-to. Potent ingredients are best used in the form of a toner, serum or treatment to help target skincare concerns that may lead to acne.

Consistency: A cliché as old as time, but true none the less. Patience and consistency is the secret sauce to any skincare routine—especially teens. With hormones and stress soaring, achieving a clearer complexion will definitely take time, so stick with it!

A Skincare Routine for Teens

Cleanser: Exfoliating Cleanser

Use a gentle daily cleanser with a chemical exfoliant to help wash away dirt, oil and pore-clogging impurities. Purity Clean is formulated with L-Lactic Acid, Tea Tree and Peppermint Oil to instantly refresh the look of skin while exfoliating for a more even tone and texture.

Toner: BHA Essence or Toner

Salicylic Acid is the most popular type of BHA for acne-prone skin. The ingredient helps dive deep into the pore to help clean out dead skin or oil that might cause congestion. Applying an essence or toner (we love Purity Balance) after you cleanse the skin is an excellent way restore balance and help refine the look of pores.

Serum: Clarifying Serum

Serums come in all shapes and sizes, but a serum with clarifying ingredients is ideal for blemishes. Keep and eye out for ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Retinol, Tea Tree Oil and Willowherb to help clarify clogged pores while soothing the look redness.

Treatments: Clay Mask and Spot Treatment

Applying a clay mask 1-2x a week is the perfect pick-me-up for skin with blemishes. Clay is known for its exfoliating properties that help trap excess oil, especially when combined with chemical exfoliants. COSMEDIX Clear Deep Cleansing Mask is formulated with these very ingredients, plus Niacinamide to help improve the look of texture and hydrate the skin. And if you are experiencing stubborn spots, apply a Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment to help target pesky pimples with Aloe Vera and Salicylic Acid.

Moisturizer: Oil-Free Moisturizer

Using a lightweight moisturizer that is formulated free of oil is your best beat when it comes to hydrating acne-prone skin. Because sebum production is a big player when it comes to teenage blemishes, applying a moisturizer that helps balance the complexion—instead of oil it up—is key. COSMEDIX uses Lilac Stem Cells in our popular Shineless Oil-Free Moisturizer to help cut shine and reduce the look of redness for healthier, clearer-looking skin.

The Ultimate Guide to a Summer Bod: Skincare Edition

Hot girl summer might be trending on Tiktok, but if we know one thing, it is that skin care is no trend.

As we all finally make our way back to beach side lounging and outdoor parties, our skin is coming out of hibernation too. If you’re anything like me, then your complexion probably spent most of its quarantine days hiding under fluffy robes and co-ord sets… but not anymore! Now that the sun is shining and the social scene is calling our name, it’s time to break out those shorts and let skin breathe.

If you are looking to get your body-ody ready for days spent in the sun, look no further than the ultimate summer body skincare guide. With 4 tips to help promote healthier-looking skin from head-to-toe, these tricks will keep you glowing for summer, no matter where you go!

Exfoliate with a Body Scrub

No one wants dry skin by the poolside. And while summer weather might translate to tanned skin, dipping your body into pool water or the salty sea can cause your complexion to appear dull and flakey. That’s why exfoliation is key. Just like you exfoliate your face to slough away dry skin, you need to do the same for your body 1-2x a week. Using a body scrub that is powered by plant-based seeds and hydrating ingredients will ensure that you receive a gentle exfoliation, without sacrificing moisture. You can also look for juicy summer-inspired ingredients like Grapefruit or Eucalyptus to add an uplifting scent, just like the COSMEDIX Polish Dual-Action Body Scrub.

Help protect with SPF

Summer skin (or any skin for that matter) isn’t complete without a lightweight SPF. Sunscreen is a non-negotiable year-round, but warm weather and bright days call for an added dose of protection. A moisturizing spray sunscreen is a great way to streamline your skin routine while helping to protect that beach bod from UVA and UVB rays. Look for an oil-free formula, just like Protect UV Mini Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizing Spray that won’t clog pores and features multi-tasking ingredients, like Niacinamide, to help maintain moisture and smooth skin texture. Then simply spritz from head-to-toe and don’t forget to reapply!

Extend Serums to Your Body

Did you know that COSMEDIX serum can be used on the body? That’s right. No need to worry about back acne or dark spots below the neck because these serums are specially formulated for the skin—and that means all skin. If you’re feeling shy about slipping into that tank top or bikini (don’t be, you’re beautiful!) just apply your favorite serum to the affected area. Ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil and Willowherb are great for body acne as they help refine pores and reduce the appearance of redness (we love Clarity). You can also help brighten the look dark spots or uneven skin tone with a Vitamin C serum, like Simply Brilliant.

Reset Overnight with a Body Treatment

The ultimate summer bod doesn’t just lie in your daytime products but your nighttime treatments too! Using an overnight body treatment lets you do the most while you slumber by boosting hydration and brightening the look of skin. Better yet, try a lotion that is formulated with Vitamin A. Lathering your skin in a retinol body lotion will help revive the look of your complexion and address dark spots and wrinkles. Our COSMEDIX A-Lift Overnight Vitamin A Body Treatment is also formulated with Caffeine in Safflower Oil to help promote elasticity and firmness for smoother, softer-looking summer skin.

Antioxidants in Skincare: How They Work and How to Add Them Into Your Skincare Routine

A simple Google search and you will quickly discover that antioxidants are the bread and butter, the sugar and spice, the soap and water to your full body and skin care routine. These potent little substances can be found everywhere, from that trendy kale salad to the Vitamin C serum on your bathroom counter—so there is practically no excuse to NOT get your daily dose. But even with their buzzworthy status, the benefits of antioxidants can get lost in the mix. Sure, they tell you to use them in your skincare routine, but why? What do they actually do?

You might be happy to learn that the antioxidant popularity is truly founded on fact. These substances are nothing short of a powerhouse, and when used topically on the skin, they can pack quite the punch. Known to help protect the skin from environmental stressors, antioxidants also help reduce the look of dark spots, brighten the look of skin and promote an even skin tone.

Interested? We thought so. Keep on reading to learn more with COSMEDIX ultimate skin care guide on antioxidant ingredients and how you can add them into your daily skin care routine:

First Things First, What Ingredients are High in Antioxidants?

Vitamin B: Also known as Niacinamide—the rising star that we deep dove here—this vitamin is high in antioxidant properties. With a long list of multi-tasking skincare benefits, the specific antioxidants found in this ingredient are known to help protect the skin by improving the natural skin barrier and aiding in healthy skin renewal. Vitamin B is also a great go-to for blemish-prone skin, as it helps balance the look of oil and restores a healthy-looking glow.

Vitamin C: The ultimate brightening bestie, Vitamin C is often found in a variety of citrus fruits like Oranges and Grapefruits. Vitamin C is powered by antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental stressors while brightening the look of skin and improving the overall look of tone and texture.

Vitamin E: Yep, another vitamin. This vitamin is a little sneakier than the others, as you are sure to find it hiding in a surprising number of your cleanser, serum and moisturizing products. Due to its thick texture, Vitamin E is usually added into moisturizing skincare, rather than used alone. There are technically 8 different kinds of Vitamin E, but all you need to know is that they are great for restoring the look of skin and helping to protect skin from environmental stressors.

Green Tea: That’s right—the popular leaves used in the superfood tea are also beneficial to your complexion. Green tea features a plant-based chemical that acts as a natural antioxidant—making it an easy ingredient to spot if you are after extra antioxidant protection. Often found in refreshing skincare products, Green Tea not only protects the skin from environmental stressors, but also helps soothe the look of skin and aids in balance oil production.

What Products Should I Add into my Antioxidant Skincare Routine?

Balancing Toner| Don’t underestimate the power of a skincare toner. An Antioxidant Infused Toner makes it easy to spray your way to an added dose of skin-loving ingredients. COSMEDIX Benefit Balance is formulated with a blend of Green Tea, Shea Butter and Aloe Vera to help give you an extra layer of protection from environmental stressors while locking in moisture.

Antioxidant Serum | Start your day off with an antioxidant boost using an Antioxidant Firming Serum. Powered by Vitamin E and Spin Trap, Affirm serum is a supercharged “multivitamin in a bottle” that helps improve the look of an uneven skin tone and promote a firmer-looking complexion.

Vitamin C Booster |Using Vitamin C Mixing Crystals is a streamlined way to amplify your skin care routine with benefits that are personal to you. Simply sprinkle the Pure C booster into your favorite serum or moisturizer for an extra shot of antioxidants that help reduce the look of dark spots and protect the complexion for a healthier, brighter-looking glow.

Lather Up! Discover the Sunscreen Soulmate for Your Skin Type

No matter what the weather forecast, sunscreen should always be on your radar!

SPF is a non-negotiable in any skincare routine, yet some people still treat it like an “option” (stop that!). As one of the few products that is actually proven to help prevent sun damage, a good SPF is also known to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and pigmentation. Basically, it’s THE skincare holy grail for your complexion.

And even though you may know the importance of sunscreen, knowing which to buy is another challenge of its own. So to help make life a little easier, we’ve put together a little guide to match your skin types with your sunscreen—along with a few sun facts in recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

Dry Skin

Dry skin types can use hydration anyway they can find it. Moisturizers are the obvious go-to when it comes to helping tame flakey skin, but with a skin-loving formula in hand, a sunscreen can act as a hydrator too. If you are on the hunt for an SPF that will help keep your dry skin at bay, look for a product that contains conditioning ingredients combined with a sun protector (bonus points if it’s a moisturizer that doubles as a sunscreen). Hot ingredients include plant-based with moisturizing and soothing properties like Jojoba Oil and Lavender.

Try: Hydrate + Broad Spectrum SPF 17 Moisturizing Sunscreen | A two-in-one moisturizer and sunscreen powered by antioxidants, Jojoba Oil and Lavender Oil to help protect the skin from environmental stressors and future sun damage—without leaving behind an oily or greasy residue.

Normal to Oily Skin

Along with the dreaded white cast, sunscreen that leaves a greasy film is a huge deal breaker for many people practicing sun protection. For normal and oily skin types, a heavy sunscreen can easily send them into oil slick status. This is why lightweight, yet moisturizing formulas are the best match for these skin types. Using a broad spectrum SPF that contains ingredients, like Trehalose, that help maintain moisture without going overboard is a simple why to help protect and condition.

Try: Protect UV Broad Spectrum 30 Moisturizing Spray| Packed with Green Tea Extract and Trehalose, this spray sunscreen helps provide head-to-toe UV protection with a sheer veil of hydration that doesn’t leave behind a white cast.

Mature Skin

Hopefully you’ve clung to our every word when it comes to the importance of SPF and skin prevention, but even then, it’s completely normal for skin to develop fine lines and dark spots over time—it’s all part of living life! The true key to sunscreen for mature skin is applying a formula with Broad Spectrum SPF that is high enough for your complexion (think SPF 40 or 50). This will help protect skin from environmental stressors while also helping to prevent future sun damage. Feel free to multi-task with an age-defying sunscreen formula that includes peptides and amino acids to help improve the look of dark spots and wrinkles as it helps protect skin from sun damage!

Try: Peptide Defense Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50| Another 2-in-1 moisturizer and sunscreen that features a powerhouse of peptides, botanical extracts and vitamins to help deeply hydrate and improve the appearance of visible signs of aging.

BONUS! COSMEDIX Sun care Tips

1. Use sunscreen every day, even if it is cloudy or you spend most of your days in doors. UVA rays aren’t stopped by windows or clouds!

2. Wear hats. Hats are a great everyday accessory, but they are also a must-have to help protect the scalp when sitting by the beach or pool side.

3. Apply Vitamin C. This key ingredient helps brighten the look of skin, helps improve the look of dark spots and helps protect the skin from environmental stressors.

4. Don’t forget to reapply! It is suggested that your reapply sunscreen throughout the day. If you are swimming or sweating, it is best to reapply every hour.

5. Check expiration dates. Yes, sunscreen expires and you need to check expiration dates to make sure you are using the most beneficial product possible!

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.