Skinimalism for Spring

Skinimalism is trending again in 2022. This back-to-basics approach to skincare that emphasizes cleansing and hydration along with select, targeted products came into fashion in 2021 as a backlash to overblown skincare routines that sometimes left skin irritated, flaky, and overstimulated. This year, experts and industry professionals are predicting that skinimalism will continue to reign as the skincare philosophy du jour.

According to dermatologists, the key to skinimalism is beginning with a solid foundation: a quality cleanser and an SPF. From there, it’s about building your skincare routine according to your individual skin needs, not according to which “must-have” products are trending that instant. Look for active ingredients that suit your skin. If your focus in on preventing breakouts, add a targeted Salicylic Acid spot treatment to your regular cleansing and hydration. To address fine lines and wrinkles, add a retinol product to the routine. Don’t get swept up with over-layering products—a skincare routine that fits your needs and helps strengthen your skin’s microbiome will do just fine.

At COSMEDIX, we think skinimalism just sounds like good sense. Read on for products to build your skinimalist base AND target your specific skin care needs.

Building a COSMEDIX Skinimalist Routine

Purity Solution & Purity Clean

Getting clean without depleting your skin’s moisture is the foundation of your skinimalist routine. Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil AM/PM, recently revealed to be part of Victoria Beckham’s skincare routine, is formulated with a nutrient-rich blend of Olive, Moringa, Kukui, Safflower, Sesame and Argan Oils that works to gently break down dirt, excess oil, long-wear makeup and sunscreen, rinsing completely clean with water and leaving skin feeling hydrated and healthy-looking—never tight or greasy. Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser is another option for your morning and evening cleanse. Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil combine with L Lactic Acid in this refreshing Exfoliating Cleanser to draw out pore-clogging impurities and help improve the look of uneven skin. This bestselling cleanser lets you start the day—and your skinimalist routine—feeling rejuvenated, balanced, and glowing.  

Protect UV AM/PM

It’s not exactly news that abroad-spectrum SPF is a must-have for healthy looking skin, but the skinimalism trend is emphasizing this tried-and-true method all over again. Protect UV is a moisturizing spray with SPF 30 that is gentle enough for all skin types. Its oil-free formula won’t clog pores, and it blends into your skin effortlessly without leaving a white cast. Protect UV AM/PM Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizing Spray helps shield the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, which can damage the complexion and lead to early signs of aging.

Skin Thirst Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream

A solid skinimalist routine includes a moisturizer for your everyday hydration needs. Skin Thirst, recently featured in Alltrue’s exclusive, socially-conscious summer box, includes skin-quenching ingredients like Lecithin and Witch Hazel to lock in long-lasting moisture and help balance oil production. Skin Thirst works as a morning or night addition to your skin care routine, and wearing this lush, gel-to-velvet formula under your makeup can help promote longer wear.   

Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum PM

After you’ve built your skinimalist foundation, it’s all about your specific skincare concerns. If you want to address fine lines wrinkles, Serum 16 uses a powerful combination of Retinol and Vitamin A to address signs of aging. In a six-week clinical study, 88% of Serum 16 users reported noticeably firmer skin and 75% reported less apparent wrinkles. But Serum 16 is also a multitasker: it also contains Salicylic Acid and AGP Complex to help renew the look of skin and curb breakouts.

Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster AM/PM

If skin dryness is the issue you want your routine to target, Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster deeply moisturizes dehydrated skin with a specialized blend of three forms of Hyaluronic Acid (1.5%), Niacinamide and Kiwi Fruit Water. Skinimalism focuses on ingredients that strengthen your skin’s natural barrier, and Surge uses Niacinamide to help improve barrier function and Hyaluronic Acid to form an invisible shield that locks in moisture. Including Surge in your AM/PM skincare routine can give your skin that ultra-dewy look that skinimalism is all about.

Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum AM/PM

If firm skin is your skinimalist goal, Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum provides potent, powerful antioxidant protection with Spin Trap, Resveratrol, and Vitamin E. This “multivitamin in a bottle” uses Age-Defying Biopeptides to promote a firmer, healthier-looking complexion while helping to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Opti Crystal + Lumi Crystal

Skinimalism is about tuning out incessant trends and tuning in to expert advice, and our bestselling Opti Crystal Eye Serum is the winner of a 2021 Dermascope Aesthetician’s Choice Award as well as praise from skincare professionals, beauty editors, and influencers. This award-winning eye serum is specially formulated with Liquid Crystal Technology for the delicate skin under the eyes, helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Copper Complex encourages the appearance of younger-looking skin, while antioxidants like Spin Trap and Alpha Lipoic Acidin help protect skin from environmental stressors. Want more Liquid Crystal Technology in your routine? Lumi Crystal is an iridescent, Insta-worthy Lip Hydrator that replenishes your lips and helps protect them from environmental stressors that can accelerate signs of aging. Wear it alone for a daily dose of lip hydration or over your favorite lipstick for a barely-there, light-reflecting finish.

PHA Hydration Peel

About once a week, introduce PHA Hydration Peel into your skinimalist routine to gently exfoliate away dull, dead skin and help illuminate the appearance of your complexion. 100% of participants–yes, that’s everyone—in our clinical study said that their skin became softer after four treatments. That’s because the powerful PHA Hydration Peel is formulated with gentle skincare superstars like PHA, Lactobionic Acid, and Phytic Acid to help condition skin with rich antioxidants that help reduce that appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Bonus? The PHA Hydration Peel builds ten minutes of relaxation into your routine as you allow the product to do its work.

Get Your Galentine’s Glow: Try This At-Home Facial Routine Next Girls’ Night In

Make this year’s Galentine’s Girls’ Night In something truly special with this luxurious COSMEDIX at-home facial routine. Whether you’re prepping for date night or just spending some quality time with your gal pals, show your skin some love this Valentine’s Day with this indulgent 8-step at-home facial skincare routine.

1. Purity Solution | Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil

Start the Galentine’s festivities off with an ultra-hydrating double cleanse. Gently massage a quarter-sized amount of Purity Solution, a Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil onto dry skin with dry hands. This two-in-one makeup remover and cleanser works to gently break down dirt, excess oil, long-wear makeup and sunscreen. As you emulsify with water and rinse clean, skin is left feeling soft and supple for a hydrated, healthy-looking glow.

2. Purity Clean | Exfoliating Cleanser

After surface impurities like makeup, excess oil and dirt are rinsed away, your second cleanser, Purity Clean, will help provide a deeper cleanse, exfoliating dead skin and pore-clogging impurities with the help of Lactic Acid. To apply, dampen your hands and face, then dispense a dime-sized amount of this Exfoliating Cleanser into hands and work into lather. Formulated with Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil, Purity Clean helps balance, clarify and refresh the look of skin for a more radiant-looking complexion.

3. PHA Hydration Peel | Refining Exfoliator

There’s nothing better than an über-gentle, rinse-off at-home peel with the girls. Now that your skin is clean, apply a thin layer of PHA Hydration Peel all over, avoiding the eyes and lips. Allow this Refining Exfoliator to rest for up to 10 minutes, then rinse. This age-defying skincare cocktail will help soften, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin for a more even-looking complexion. Formulated with super gentle exfoliants like PHA, Lactobionic Acid and Phytic Acid, PHA Hydration Peel helps exfoliate and condition skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

4. Micro | Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask

No girls’ night is complete without a skin care face mask. And with microbiome boosting properties to help strengthen the skin’s natural defense, Micro is sure to be an ultra-hydrating hit. Leave this Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask on for 15 minutes and allow it to deeply condition the skin with Sodium Hyaluronate, Almond and Coconut Oils and a powerhouse prebiotic for a healthier, rejuvenated appearance. “The Miracle Sheet,” as some COSMEDIX users call it, this 5-piece sheet mask set helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and protect skin from environmental stressors.

5. Surge | Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Keep the hydration party going with Surge. Just a dime-sized amount of this Hyaluronic Acid Booster deeply moisturizes the complexion with Niacinamide, Kiwi Fruit Water, and a specialized blend of its namesake, Hyaluronic Acid, to deliver hydration deep into the skin. This luxe serum helps soften the look of skin, improve texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a complexion that appears hydrated, luminous and glowing.

6. Harmonize | Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer

Follow up with Harmonize Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer for lavish, lasting hydration. Formulated with an age-defying skincare blend of fruit and plant extracts, along with a skin-conditioning probiotic, Harmonize helps strengthen skin’s natural moisture barrier and helps protect the complexion from environmental stressors. The lightweight lotion texture helps leave all skin types—even blemish-prone skin, looking hydrated and more vibrantly renewed.

7. Opti Crystal | Liquid Crystal Eye Serum

Round out your age-defying at-home facial with Opti Crystal, our #1 best selling Liquid Crystal Eye Serum. Lovingly referred to as “Unicorn Tears” thanks to its iridescent rainbow color, Opti Crystal is specially formulated with powerhouse ingredients to help radically reduce the look of dark circles and improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging around the eyes. A pin-sized drop is all you need!

8. Lumi Crystal | Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator

Pamper your pout just in time for Valentine’s Day with Lumi Crystal, a Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator. Powered by the same Liquid Crystal Technology as Opti Crystal, Lumi Crystal instantly transforms the look of lips and deeply conditions for a rejuvenated, softer-looking pout. Also featuring a plumping peptide, this indulgent Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator delivers a burst of hydration to dry, dull lips, sealing in long-lasting moisture with a prismatic, high-shine finish.

Take Back Your Beauty Sleep With These Nightstand Skincare Duos

New year, new nightstand skincare line up. Update your evening skincare routine with a fresh rotation of dynamic skincare duos that pair perfectly together to help your skin re-hydrate, rest and recover from the day—prepping your skin for bed so all you have to do is focus on getting sleep.

1. Thirst Quencher

For the days your skin feels like it needs a tall glass of water, the duo of Bakuchiol Complete & Humidify is here to provide thirst-quenching hydration. A Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Serum and a Deep Moisture Cream, these skincare soulmates help deeply moisturize and firm the look of skin, soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and refine the look of pores.

2. Heavy on the lifting

Help hydrate, brighten and firm the appearance of skin with the glow-getting duo of A-Lift & Illuminate & Lift. A-Lift is an Overnight Vitamin A Body Treatment that uses Retinol to gently exfoliate skin for a smoother, brighter and healthier-looking complexion. Illuminate & Lift is a Neck & Décolleté Treatment that helps reduce the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation, making the skin look firmer and more hydrated! Help your skin look radiant, firm and glowing from head-to-toe with this exfoliating and moisturizing skincare duo.

3. Your daily dose of radiance boost

Working on your serum cocktailing? Brighten up with the indulgent skincare pair of Brilliancy & Bio-Cellulose. This skin care duo features Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil, as well as Damask Rose and Vitamin C-infused sheet masks for the times when your skin needs extra pampering. This invigorating skincare duo will help improve the look of skin tone and texture for a complexion that appears brighter, smoother and more awakened.

4. Beauty is in the eye of the roller beholder

Show your under eye area some love with the age-defying duo of Opti-Crystal and Rose Quartz. Opti-Crystal, our #1 Best Selling Liquid Crystal Eye Serum, is specially formulated with powerhouse ingredients to help reduce the look of dark circles and improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging around the eyes. Use Rose Quartz Roller to gently massage Opti-Crystal in and around the delicate eye area. This helps to increase product absorption and reduce the appearance of signs of aging like undereye puffiness and dark circles.

Should You Switch up Your Skincare Routine from Fall to Winter?

The change from fall to winter feels like it happens in an instant. The leaves drop and, often, the humidity levels with them, leaving our skin feeling dry and dull. But just because the cooler weather gives us the chills doesn’t mean we can’t indulge our complexions with a few skincare pro tips to promote healthy-looking hydration! These COSMEDIX skincare tips and must-haves will help you make the seasonal skincare swap-out—turning  “Let it snow” into “Let it glow.”

1. Switch to a hydrating cleanser.

Proactive hydration in each step of your winter skincare routine will help reduce feelings of dryness and make for more radiant-looking skin! You need a cleanser that will wash away dirt, oil and other daily impurities without stripping the skin of much-needed hydration. We recommend Crystal Cleanse, a velvety Hydrating Cleansing Cream that simultaneously delivers hydration deep into the skin while also washing away dirt, oil and makeup to refresh the look of your complexion.

Featuring our signature COSMEDIX Liquid Crystal Technology—the very same as seen in #1 best selling Opti Crystal and fan-favorite Lumi Crystal—Crystal Cleanse pampers skin with unprecedented hydration, even after rinse-off. A botanical blend of hydrating key ingredients like Prickly Pear Extract and Coconut Oil help soften the look of skin for a more radiant look. Gentle and soothing, this cleanser is ideal for all skin types.

2. Opt for a thicker moisturizer.

A summer moisturizer is normally very lightweight, as your skin also grabs moisture from the humid air to help stay hydrated throughout the day. As winter weather rolls in, make up for the difference in humidity by either switching out your moisturizer or supplementing it with a thicker, more lavish formula. We recommend Emulsion Intense Hydrator to help skin stay hydrated and healthy-looking.

Just because your winter skin may be dry or dehydrated, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Enter: Emulsion Intense Hydrator. This silky smooth, luxurious face moisturizing cream helps hydrate and replenish dry skin for total moisture restoration and a healthy-looking glow. It features an all-star cast of clean ingredients like Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Spin Trap and Liquid Crystals to not only deeply hydrate skin, but help it retain moisture better over time. A gorgeous mauve, this intense hydrating crème is just the winter wonder your skin needs to feel moisturized all season long.

3. Try a skin-pampering at-home peel.

Exfoliation is ultra-important in the winter due to the season’s aridity, which can cause dry, dull or dead skin (you name it) to cloud the surface of your complexion and dampen your glow. Gently polish away the dead skin to help improve the look of skin tone and texture with an at-home peel treatment! We recommend our long-awaited PHA Hydration Peel Refining Exfoliator, as it helps reveal the next layer of skin with a hydrating exfoliation experience.

Formulated with a gentle, skin-loving blend of polyhydroxy and alpha hydroxy acids, the PHA Hydration Peel helps soften, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin for a more even-looking complexion. Combining gentle exfoliation and hydration, this easy-to-use Refining Exfoliator helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for age-defying results. Some winter days, there is absolutely nothing more tempting than staying bundled up in front of the fireplace with hot cocoa in hand. Take 10 minutes for self-care with this illuminating at-home peel that’s gentle enough for all skin types.

4. Coat lips in lavish hydration.

There is nothing worse than dry, chapped or cracked lips that are all-too-common in the dry winter months. While a lip balm can help soothe lips, sometimes you need a heavy duty hydrator to help keep dry lips at bay. We recommend indulging your pout in an ultra-hydrating lip treatment, like Lumi Crystal Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator, to help hydrate and replenish lips with essential moisture.

Featuring deeply hydrating Liquid Crystal Technology and a plumping peptide, Lumi Crystal Lip Hydrator instantly transforms the look of lips and deeply conditions for a rejuvenated, softer-looking pout. Unlike a basic balm or gloss, this prismatic iridescent lip topper also helps soften and plump the look of fine lines and wrinkles—sealing in long-lasting moisture with a high-shine finish.

5. Invest in a moisturizing hand cream.

Hands are one of the first places to feel dry as the weather gets chillier outside. While you likely have a bottle of lotion hanging around your bathroom counter somewhere, what you need is an intensely hydrating cream that truly conditions the tough skin on your hands—not just for a few minute’s relief, but for long-lasting hydration… especially after all this hand washing. We recommend Replenish Hand Cream, the Intensely Nourishing Hand Treatment packed with potent skin care ingredients to deeply hydrate dry hands.

Formulated with a ceramide, niacinamide, nutrient-rich Almond Oil and a powerhouse peptide, Replenish Hand Cream is designed to deeply hydrate dry hands while restoring the appearance of firmer-looking, more even-toned skin. The velvety formula of this Intensely Nourishing Hand Treatment leaves skin feeling uber-hydrated and soft—never greasy—for fast-absorbing moisture that visibly brightens the look of dark spots, helping hands to feel soothed and smoothed.

Skincare Gift Guide for the Holidays 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With our clean, clinical and luxurious collection of skincare staples, you can stock up on the perfect holiday gifts for all your friends and loved ones in a way that makes gift-giving fun! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite COSMEDIX gift ideas that will help inspire self-care and provide gentle, effective skin care for everyone on your gift list this holiday season.


PHA Hydration Peel

The skincare lover has tried it all, and now it’s time to take their skin care to the next level by bringing home aesthetician-level results with the PHA Hydration Peel! This previously spa-exclusive product is now available for purchase online to bring home just in time for the holidays. A multi-acid Level 1 exfoliant, this Refining Exfoliator helps soften, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin for a more even-looking complexion. Formulated with gentle skincare superstars like PHA, Lactobionic Acid and Phytic Acid, this easy-to-use rinse-off peel helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for age-defying skin and a more radiant-looking complexion with each use.

Bakuchiol Complete

The skincare lover always needs to be up-to-date on the latest game-changing skincare ingredients that help address skin concerns and pamper the complexion. Bakuchiol, the gentle plant-based alternative to Retinol, has absolutely exploded in popularity this year for its vegan, age-defying qualities. Bakuchiol Complete, the Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Serum, is the perfect addition to your (or their) serum cocktailing, helping to firm, smooth and brighten the look of skin—a truly special present for “New Year, New Skin.”


Starter Kits

Every skincare lover was once a beginner, so we all know the process of wanting to establish a skincare routine, but not knowing where to start. Luckily, COSMEDIX has created expertly tailored skincare bundles for a variety of skin types (normal skin type, combination skin, sensitive skin, etc.) and skincare concerns (age-defying, even skin tone, clarifying) that will help steer you on the right path for a streamlined skincare routine. These cleansing, hydrating starter kits are not just a fantastic present, but an amazing skincare investment that will keep on giving all year-long.


Get five holy grail COSMEDIX skincare bestsellers in one collection to see what the buzz (from press, clients and celebs alike) is all about. Featuring an ultra-conditioning oil cleanser, exfoliating cleanser and skin-loving serum, along with a liquid crystal eye serum and lip hydrator, this skincare collection is the ultimate secret for skincare starters to put their best face forward. This vault includes our #1 best-selling Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum—the luxe, iridescent serum commonly referred to as “unicorn tears” that helps dramatically reduce the appearance of dark circles, wrinkles and crow’s feet around the delicate under eye area. No matter the gift recipient’s experience with skincare, this bestsellers vault is an incredibly pampering, all-around treat for skin.


COSMEDIX X Kasey Boone Skincare Roller

Enhance your evening’s skincare routine with the COSMEDIX x Kasey Boone Skincare Roller, a refresh & roll skincare duo featuring Resync Revitalizing Night Cream and Kasey Boone’s coveted Glow Skincare Cold Roller! To make the most of this 2-Step Skincare Bundle, first apply Resync—an ultra-hydrating night cream that quenches skin with long-lasting moisture and antioxidants while you sleep. Then, help further absorb Resync’s skin-loving benefits with Kasey Boone’s Glow Skincare Cold Roller, a luxe facial tool designed to massage your favorite skincare products into skin with an indulgent cooling effect.

Unwind & Restore

Moisturize and condition skin in need of some holiday R&R with Unwind & Restore. This specially curated Self Care 2-Step Skincare Duo utilizes Cannabis Sativa Oil (CBD) to help improve skin comfort. Curated by an elite team of chemists, this multipurpose Face & Body CBD Lotion (Recovery) and CBD Targeted Relief Rollerball (Serenity) help deliver a feeling of total body relief from occasional or temporary discomfort for an overall sense of relaxation and well-being in your daily skincare routine.


Hydrating Mist Kit

Keep skin hydrated in the cold, dry air of the holiday season with this limited-edition Hydrating Fruit Mist Kit! This Moisture-Locking Apple & Cranberry Facial Mist Duo instantly refreshes fatigued skin as it helps seal in hydration with each spritz. Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin E, each facial mist essence is designed to moisturize skin throughout the day as needed, helping to condition, balance and firm the appearance of your complexion. Formulated for all skin types and an easy addition to your AM or PM skincare routine, the Hydrating Fruit Mist Kit can be used after cleansing and toning—as well as for a pre-moisture treat before applying serum to help lock in all the skin-loving benefits.


Gift yourself (or a friend) an ultra thick and creamy moisturizer this holiday season with Emulsion! A vibrant mauve, this intense hydrator is the silky smooth and luxurious facial moisturizer you need to help bring dry skin back to life. Featuring skincare superstars like Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Spin Trap and Liquid Crystals, this deeply conditioning skin treatment is the perfect finishing touch to an evening skincare routine, helping the complexion look refreshed and renewed.


Men’s Oil Control Bundle

Help get oil under control with this three-piece skincare bundle featuring powerhouse ingredients that work together to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the complexion. This easy-to-use grooming bundle features a best-selling facial cleanser, a brightening skincare face mask and a refreshing face mist designed to help take control of combination and oily skin. The holidays are the perfect time to invest in self-care and a skincare routine upgrade. Boost the appearance of skin with this must-have skincare bundle curated especially for men.

Salted Peppermint

Soften up with Salted Peppermint, the 2-in-1 Peppermint Sea Salt Scrub that gently exfoliates away dull, dead skin from head-to-toe to help reveal softer, smoother-looking skin. Infused with Himalayan Pink Salt, this polishing skincare treatment can be used on the body, hair or scalp to gently exfoliate and condition the skin with a burst of hydration for an improved look of skin tone and texture.

Stressed this Holiday Season? Let COSMEDIX Bring the Spa Serenity Home to You

With today’s constant connectivity that always has us moving from one thing to the next, it can be hard to truly decompress and take the time to do something just for you. After all, your skin’s not the only one that faces daily stressors! You deserve rest and COSMEDIX is here to help. In recognition of National Stress Awareness Day, a holiday focused on identifying and reducing the stress factors in your life, we want to share five of our favorite tips for creating a “me moment” in your day. Relaxation might not be as far away as you think.

1. Roll Away the Stress with COSMEDIX Rose Quartz Roller

As the day goes on, we tend to hold tension within our facial muscles. Let go of that stress by pampering yourself with a facial massage using the Rose Quartz Roller. This invigorating beauty massage tool helps refresh the look of skin by helping to increase the absorption of skincare products, reduce the appearance of puffiness and improve the look of skin texture for a more radiant-looking complexion.

We recommend using upward motions to massage an age-defying COSMEDIX serum like Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum into skin. Not only will this simple practice show your skin some love, but it can better hydrate skin to help create a glowing, more sculpted appearance for your complexion.

Pro Tip: Stick your Rose Quartz Roller in the refrigerator in between uses for an enhanced cooling experience that will leave your skin looking—and feeling—refreshed!

2. Clear Your Day with COSMEDIX Detox Activated Charcoal Mask

Sometimes there is nothing more relaxing after a long day than feeling clean. Let Detox Activated Charcoal Mask do the dirty work by acting like a magnet to help draw out pore-clogging dirt, oil and daily impurities. It simultaneously helps cleanse away pollutants for a smoother-looking and more clarified-looking complexion. Plus, it’s formulated with skin-loving skin care ingredients like Charcoal and Kaolin Clay, making Detox mask gentle enough for all skin types. Its soft-to-the-touch finish provides a truly rejuvenating skin care experience.

To unwind after a long day with Detox Activated Charcoal Mask, simply apply a generous amount of the product (enough to cover your face) to clean, damp skin with a massaging, circular motion. Leave on skin for 10-15 minutes, then gently rinse skin with warm water and pat dry. Follow with your favorite COSMEDIX Moisturizer. Incorporate this into your relaxing skincare routine three times per week or as tolerated.

Pro Tip: For your post-mask moisturizer, we recommend Shineless Oil-Free Moisturizer for oily, acne-prone or combination skin and Humidify Deep Moisture Cream for normal to dry skin.

3. Help Soothe Stressed Skin with COSMEDIX Unwind & Restore Self Care 2-Step Skincare Duo

Indulge your skin in CBD relief with the Unwind & Restore Self Care 2-Step Skincare Duo. This ultimate self-care skincare bundle features Recovery AM/PM Face & Body CBD Lotion and Serenity AM/PM CBD Targeted Relief Rollerball for skin in need of some R&R.

Formulated with skin-conditioning peptides and amino acids, Recovery AM/PM Face & Body CBD Lotion helps soothe and comfort the skin for a feeling of total-body relief. Massage a generous amount into skin until fully absorbed. For targeted, on-the-go relief and relaxation, follow Recovery AM/PM with Serenity AM/PM CBD Targeted Relief Rollerball. Simply roll onto the desired area to help soothe and condition skin.

4. Scrub it out with COSMEDIX Salted Peppermint 2-in-1 Peppermint Sea Salt Scrub

Give the often overlooked parts of your skin a full body scrub with Salted Peppermint 2-in-1 Peppermint Sea Salt Scrub. This body, hair and scalp scrub invigorates the senses and is a serene addition to your shower skincare ritual. Featuring Pink Himalayan Salt, Salted Peppermint exfoliates away dull, dry skin, helping to improve the look of skin tone and texture.

As you massage the scrub across your body and into your hair and scalp, it polishes and conditions skin with a pillowy-soft finish to help create a more hydrated, even-looking complexion. Spa-like from the first application, this multipurpose skincare treatment helps turn your bathroom into a mini skincare oasis. Light a candle and close your eyes. This one’s for you.

5. Get your beauty sleep with COSMEDIX Overnight Hydration Bundle 2-Piece Skincare Duo

So many times, the answer to relaxation waits behind a good night’s rest. Make the most of your beauty sleep with the Overnight Hydration Bundle 2-Piece Skincare Duo. Featuring two COSMEDIX fan favorites, Resync Revitalizing Night Cream and Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster, this skincare duo is designed to work seamlessly together—helping to deeply hydrate the skin, smooth the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles and create a radiant-looking complexion.

After cleansing and toning skin, apply Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster. This top-rated skincare booster deeply moisturizes dry, dehydrated skin with a specialized blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide and Kiwi Fruit Water.

Then, follow with age-defying Resync Revitalizing Night Cream to condition skin while you sleep. Infused with antioxidant-rich Snow Mushroom and Kakadu Plum, this overnight hydrator also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles and helps protect skin from environmental stressors, resulting in a more vibrant-looking complexion. Massage in upward circular motions until Resync absorbs into skin.

Are You Making the Most of Your Nighttime Skincare Routine?

We get it. The sun has gone down on a long day of working, cleaning, driving, eating, gym(ing)and more and that big comfy bed is practically singing your name. 

While COSMEDIX personally finds a nighttime skincare routine utterly indulgent, we understand that many people see it as the one thing standing between them and a night of beauty sleep. But hear us out. The truth is that your PM skincare is mega important to the overall well-being of your complexion and COSMEDIX wants to ensure you’re making the most of it.

So, if you’re looking to boost your night skincare routine—or just want to make sure your bedtime skin care habits are at their best—keep on scrolling to discover 4 COSMEDIX tips for the ultimate nighttime skincare routine:

Use Active Ingredients

Remember: A morning skincare routine is all about protection and a nighttime skincare routine is all about prevention. Because our skin hits “reset” at night, incorporating active ingredients like Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid and Salicylic Acid into your bedtime ritual is vital for optimal skincare results. This allows the skin to work it’s magic while you sleep as active ingredients soak in below the surface—ultimately giving the complexion an extra preventative boost.

Apply Skincare 1-2 Hours Before Bed

After a long day, we know it can be tempting to slather on skincare and jump right into bed… but you might want to think twice before slipping straight into the comfy pjs. No matter how “fast-absorbing” your skincare might it, it still takes time for those benefits to soak into the skin. And there is nothing worse than treating your complexion to indulgent ingredients, only to have them wind up on your pillowcase. Take it from us—apply your skincare 1-2 hours before bed to give your skin the time it needs to drink up active ingredients.

Don’t Sleep on Skincare Tools

Who says you can’t boost skin care product absorption and indulge in a bedtime massage? Easily add a little oomph to your nighttime routine by incorporating invigorating skincare tools. A facial roller and under eye applicator are both popular skincare tool picks, as they help revitalize the look of the complexion while massaging serums and moisturizers into the skin. Using a jade or Rose Quartz Facial Roller before bed can also help stimulate the complexion by reducing puffiness and rolling away tension.

Invest in a Night Cream

Sure, a daily moisturizer might have cut it in your teen years, but adult skin calls for adult skin care products. *Enter a Revitalizing Night Cream*. Night creams are typically thicker than your traditional daytime moisturizer and are packed with rich ingredients that encourage healthy skin renewal. Using a night cream to top off your night skin care routine not only helps restore the look of skin but helps replenish the complexion with necessary vitamins and nutrients.

And the good news? If you are on the market for your new favorite night cream, COSMEDIX has just the thing for you. Meet our latest launch: Resync Revitalizing Night Cream. This lightweight cream features antioxidant-rich extracts to help deeply hydrate the skin—making it the perfect before bed pick-me-up. Let your skincare do the work while you sleep while improving the look of fine lines, dark spots and uneven skin tone with true beauty sleep in a bottle! Not to mention, this Revitalizing Night Cream is packed with COSMEDIX signature clean ingredients:

South Korean Lespedeza Capitate | A nature-inspired extract that helps restore radiance and revitalize the look of dull, tired skin

Australian Kakudu Plum | High in Vitamin C, helps reduce the appearance of skin redness and encourages brighter-looking complexion

Teprenone | Refines the look of skin texture and tone by helping to reduce the appearance of age spots and improving the firmness and elasticity of skin

Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract | A Snow Mushroom Extract that helps improve skin softness and reduce the look of fine lines by delivering an unprecedent amount of moisture and hydration to dry skin

Discover more about COSMEDIX first overnight treatment, Resync Revitalizing Night Cream here.

Green Goddess: Happy Earth Month!

Love the Earth you’re in! COSMEDIX is rolling out the green carpet this Earth Month to highlight the clean, plant-based skincare ingredients that have rooted our brand’s foundation from day one. As people become more aware of what they put in and on their body, beauty companies are working hard to provide consumers with more of the “green” products that help protect the environment. COSMEDIX has been in the world of clean, clinical and luxurious skincare for over 20 years, so we pride ourselves on our skin-loving, earth-loving product formulations. Frankly put, COSMEDIX was clean before it was cool. With cleansers, toners, serums and more, each of our skin care products feature good-for-you ingredients that are often sourced from fruits, flowers and various plants. Whether you’re new to the clean skincare market or you’re simply searching for clean products to address specific skin concerns, COSMEDIX is here help you learn more by highlighting some of our most popular plant-based ingredients!

Keep Calm with Aloe Vera and Coconut

What’s hydrating, relaxing, calming and botanical? Introducing two of COSMEDIX favorite skin-soothers: Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil. These two, gentle ingredients are known to soothe the skin while helping to reduce the appearance of redness. For this reason, they are often found in products for sensitive skin types or products formulated to clarify the look of skin, as Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil add an extra dose of hydration to the complexion. Find one or both ingredients in:

CORRECT | A rapid relief acne treatment that helps diminish the look of blemishes and an uneven skin tone.

CELL ID | A restorative serum that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.

Clarify with Eucalyptus and Tea Tree

Skin feeling imbalanced?  Help clarify your complexion with the skin-loving, dynamic duo: Tea Tree and Eucalyptus. These plant-derivative oils are known for their purifying properties which can help refine the look of skin while cleansing away pore-clogging dirt, oil and impurities.  Help restore your skin’s pH balance by selecting cleansers and serums that contain these multi-tasking ingredients. Tea Tree Oil and/or Eucalyptus can be found in each of these products:

PURITY BALANCE | An exfoliating toner that helps refine the look of pores and restore balance to skin.

CLEAR | A deep cleansing mask that helps draw out pore-clogging impurities and improve skin’s texture.

Rejuvenate and Brighten the Look of Skin with Grapefruit and Green Tea

Boost your skin defense’s by incorporating antioxidant-packed ingredients—such as Grapefruit and Green Tea—into your skin care routine. Natural antioxidants will help nourish and rejuvenate the skin after being exposed to daily outdoor stressors while the pretty, pink citrus fruit helps to brighten the look of your complexion.

SIMPLY BRILLIANT| A brightening serum that helps fight the look of discoloration and defend the skin against age-accelerating free radicals.

CPR| A skin recovery serum that replenishes the skin protective antioxidants while helping to revive dry, chapped and/or aging skin.

COSMEDIX’s Guide to Using Retinol for Acne

What is retinol?

Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that has been called the gold standard of anti-aging. It is used to help improve the look of skin for a healthier and younger-looking appearance. It also has been proven to improve the look of skin of those that suffer from some forms of acne. Your tolerance for retinol depends on your skin type and condition. Over-the-counter topical formulas range from SkinMedica’s Retinol Complex 0.25 to The Ordinary Advanced Retinol 2%. When starting a retinol regimen, it is important to not start above 2% retinol formula without consulting a dermatologist or aesthetician. Skin types that are darker, thicker, and tougher will be a bit more tolerant of retinol. COSMEDIX’S Refine Rx contains a 12% retinol complex. It is only available at select spa partners after a professional evaluation.

What does it do?

Retinol helps stimulate the skin’s natural metabolism and helps encourage collagen production. This means that retinol stimulates the skin’s natural renewal system growth, death, exfoliation, new skin cells which helps the skin slough off old, rough skin cells so fresh, healthy skin can surface. This visibly reduces the appearance of sun damage, brown spots, lines, wrinkles, acne blemishes and large pores while improving the skin’s texture and tone for a smoother, clearer, more even-toned look.

What is Retin-A?

Retin-A is more potent than retinol and requires a prescription. It can improve cell turnover in the epidermis, which leads to fewer clogged pores, less breakouts, smoother skin and smaller pores. Those with severe acne may opt for Retin-A for faster results, but this option isn’t a cure-all for all acne. Retin-A works best on acneic skin with clogged pores, whiteheads, blackheads and closed comedones. Retin-A may cause more irritation and inflammation for those with sensitive, red, sore or inflamed skin.

What is a retinoid?

The term retinoid is a medical classification for Vitamin A-based molecules.

What is retinoic acid?

Retinoic acid is the acid form of Vitamin A also known as tretinoin. When retinol is absorbed into the skin and combines with certain enzymes, it converts to retinoic acid. It is often considered to be more effective in this form. Those with severe acne may have considered taking an oral pill that contains retinoic acid such as Accutane. The side-effects of such treatment can be severe and must be closely monitored by a physician. Products with an AGP Complex (short for arabinogalactan-proteins) help deliver retinol into the skin so it can convert to retinoic acid for optimal results without losing potency.

What is encapsulated retinol?

People with super-sensitive skin conditions including rosacea, eczema and inflammation caused by acne may not be able to tolerate traditional retinol treatments. COSMEDIX’s microencapsulated retinol formulas, such as Serum 16, are enriched with Vitamin E to help reduce irritation for those who have drying and sensitizing skin conditions but still want the acne-improving and age-defying results of retinol.

When should you use retinol?

Apply retinol at night and follow the instructions of your chosen product.  It’s usually a pea-size amount applied two or three times a week on the face and neck. If redness or irritation appears the next day, wait until skin returns to normal before reapplying. Two nights on and one night off is a good cadence for healthy results. After 30 to 60 days of use, stepping up the retinol level is recommended for optimized results. Consult your aesthetician for a recommended retinol regimen.

What is the downside?

Skin is more sensitive to light and thus sensitive to sunburn while using retinol. Sun protection is necessary. A high SPF, broad-spectrum sunscreen most be worn every day to protect the skin. In warmer months and during peak times of the day, a hat is suggested to keep the skin from burning. Also, retinoids are not recommended during pregnancy or while nursing. Discuss your retinol use and skin goals with your dermatologist before using a product that contains this ingredient.