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

Aesthy of the Week: Dakotah Tyrene Esthetics

In honor of National Aesthetician Month, we’re handing picking a skincare expert each week to dish on their favorite COSMEDIX skin care products, plus their secret tips and tricks for healthier-looking skin. Say hello to our first Aesthetician of the Week: Dakotah from Dakotah Tyrene Esthetics.

All About Dakotah

Dakotah Tyrene has been in the beauty industry for 7 years, specializing in acne prone skin types for the past 5 years. Her career started at a medical spa where she learned the ins and outs of skincare with clinical treatments, deep chemical peels and extensive training on cosmetic ingredients. Dakotah’s skincare career took off in 2018 when she was finally able to open her own business in downtown Kirkland, WA. She has a huge passion for sharing and spreading skincare knowledge, and she uses her Instagram as a channel to educate her amazing clients and people with similar interests!

Dakotah’s COSMEDIX Skincare Picks

Clear| Deep Cleansing Mask

Why Dakotah Loves It: “Everyone needs a clay-based mask. They are great for breakouts and general detoxification of the skin. I always apply this on my clients after enzyme peels to help calm the skin.” 

Why We Love It: Help improve the look of skin tone and texture with this exfoliating mask that used Kaolin Clay, Salycilic Acid and Tea Tree Oil to help draw out pore-clogging impurities.

Opti Crystal| Liquid Crystal Eye Serum

Why Dakotah Loves It: “Packed with antioxidants, this eye formula instantly smooths and brightens the look of under eyes. Opti Crystal wears great underneath concealer or moisturizer! Alsoit lasts forever!!”

Why We Love It: This #1 bestselling eye serum is formulated with a revolutionary liquid crystal technology to quench under eyes with a rush of hydration while helping improve the look of fine lines and dark circles.

RX Clean| Exfoliating Cleanser

Why Dakotah Loves It: “I love how you can actually feel the Lactic Acid doing the work in this cleanser. Lactic Acid is a great way to exfoliate while also hydrate. It also is perfect for makeup removal—both light or heavy applications.”

Why We Love It: A favorite from COSMEDIX spa exclusive line-up, this Elite cleanser helps balance the complexion as it exfoliates the skin for an overall softer, smoother-looking appearance.

Polish| Dual Action Body Scrub

Why Dakotah Loves It: “I tell my clients who struggle with excessive skin build up, folliculitis, or blackheads to use this on the body daily. Make sure to follow it up with some type of hydrator to help target blemishes. 

Why We Love It: Formulated with Jojoba Beads,  L-Lactic Acid and an energizing blend of oils, this invigorating scrub gently polishes away dull, dry skin and helps nourish skin for a more radiant-looking texture.

Happy National Aesthetician Month! Pamper Your Skin in Expert-Approved Skincare

It’s COSMEDIX favorite time of the year! While you indulge in the fall leaves and spiced lattes, COSMEDIX is geared up for our month-long celebration: National Aesthetician Month. During the month of October, we recognize aestheticians across the country who dedicate their days to helping protect our complexion and raise awareness for skin health.

This year, we have partnered with two of the best names in the industry—Kasey Boone and Ryan Christopher—to bring you expert-approved skincare bundles that will help you put your best face forward. Indulge in these limited-edition skincare bundles and help get your complexion holiday ready with these celebratory sets:

Kasey’s Bundle: Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster and Glow Cold Roller

Renowned aesthetician and Glow Skincare spa owner, Kasey Boone, has created the perfect pair for anyone in need of deep hydration and a zen experience. Her signature Glow Cold Roller—a skincare staple at her L.A. based spa—will grace COSMEDIX for a limited-time in this posh skincare bundle. The stainless-steel cold roller is a spa-level skincare tool that helps refine the look of pores, ease puffiness and reduce the appearance of redness. Paired with COSMEDIX Hyaluronic Acid Booster, Kasey’s Bundle is luxuriously designed to help plump the look of skin and quench the complexion with maximum hydration.

Kasey’s Take: “Cold rolling and hydration go hand in hand! That’s why I love pairing Surge with my Glow Skincare Cold Roller. This pair is easy to use and great for all skin types—plus it is an excellent way to rehydrate and depuff the skin in the drier fall and winter months. Simply apply a light layer of Surge to clean skin and roll away! Don’t forget to follow up with your favorite SPF during the day and a hydrating moisturizer at night.”

Ryan’s Bundle: Radiance Age Restorative Serum and Define Age-Defying Treatment with Retinol

COSMEDIX very own education director, Ryan Christopher, has customized a classic skincare bundle just for you! Radiant-looking skin and minimized fine lines is the complexion request we hear most often, and this dynamic skincare duo is specially curated to address these common concerns. Featuring a nourishing blend of peptides, antioxidants and retinol, Radiance and Define work together to help smooth the look of wrinkles, hydrate a dry complexion and help promote brighter-looking looking skin. 

Ryan’s Take: 

“Smooth, brighten and hydrate with this powerful moisturizing combination. Each of these formulas individually help to rejuvenate the skin either through gentle exfoliation and deep hydration. When combining them, the benefits are increased! Define is a night time exfoliating moisturizer with retinol. This product helps to gently rejuvenate the look of wrinkles, scarring and dehydrated skin. Radiance is an intensely hydrating serum for all skin types. Plant-based active ingredients focus on helping the skin to retain moisture which helps to plump the look of wrinkles. When combined, the exfoliating ingredients in Define help the skin to receive these all of these ingredients to include better absorption.”

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

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

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

First Things First, What is Powdered Skincare?

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

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

What Are the Benefits?

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

COSMEDIX Powdered Skincare

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

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

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

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

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

What Causes Maskne?

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

What Can You Do to Tame Maskne?

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

What COSMEDIX Skin Care Products Can Help?

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

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

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

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

3 Products Every Oily Complexion Needs in Their Skincare Survival Kit

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

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

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

Multi-Tasking Exfoliator

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

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

Oil-Free Moisturizer

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

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

Purifying Mask

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

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

How Often Should You Really Exfoliate?

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

Exfoliate 2-3 Times a Week

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

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

Know the Difference in Exfoliants

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

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

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

Understand the Benefits

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

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

Customize Your Exfoliant to Your Skin Type

Dry Skin: Pure Enzymes

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

Oily Skin: Purity Detox Scrub

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

Combination Skin: Purity Clean or Glow

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

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

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

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

Exfoliate with Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask

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

Treat Overnight with Enhance Lip-Plumping Mask

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

Freshen Up with Lumi Crystal Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator

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