What to Do When Your Moisturizer Just Isn’t Cutting It Anymore

Everyone’s skin journey looks a little different, but I’d be willing to bet my extensive skincare collection that many of our paths began at the same corner of a Gentle Cleanser and Hydrating Moisturizer. In fact, this dynamic duo is practically the adolescent gateway into the world of skincare—so it is no wonder some of us might feel a little betrayed when one of these tried-and-true products decides to turn its back on us.

What are we talking about, you ask? Your moisturizer.

Despite its skincare staple status, moisturizer can be a little finicky when it comes to a long-term skin care routine. If you are constantly slathering on a moisturizer, but still feel like your skin is dry and flakey, have no fear! Check out these 4 tips to help boost moisture and get one step closer to skin that is more soft and supple:

Exfoliate More (or Less)

So, what does scrubbing your skin have to do with moisture? Well, skin exfoliants work by helping to polish away dull, dry skin that sits at the surface of your complexion. Think of the day’s dirt and grime as a barrier. Using a manual scrub or chemical exfoliant helps to break this barrier down, ultimately boosting softness and skincare product absorption.

Like most things in skincare… or life in general, your exfoliating skin care routine should focus on balance. Over-exfoliating can lead to even more dryness, while under-exfoliating can sometimes prevent your moisturizer from absorbing into the skin. Just make sure to stay in tune with your complexion and keep exfoliation between 1-3 times a week.

Add Moisture-Locking Ingredients

Moisturizer is great… but pairing your daily moisturizer or night cream with a hydrating serum is a skincare must. While moisturizers are typically formulated with emollients and plant-based oils, the best skincare serum products tend to feature a concentrated blend of moisture-locking hydrators, such as Hyaluronic Acid or Glycerin. Incorporating these skin-loving ingredients into a skincare routine will amp up moisture, while helping to lock in the nourishing benefits of your moisturizer.

Give It a Powdered Boost

Powered skincare has quickly grown in popularity thanks to its lengthy shelf life and sustainability. But did you know that it is also an easy way to help optimize your moisturizer? Like a serum, powdered skincare boosters are packed with key ingredients that cater to different skin concerns. Mixing your moisturizer with a booster that features nourishing properties—like Coconut and Yogurt Powder—practically gives you free reign over your hydrating skin care routine. Add as little, or as much of a boost as you choose!

Check in With the Seasons

Wouldn’t it be nice if our skin needed the same thing year-round? Unfortunately, like our wardrobe and mood, our complexion also changes with the season. If you have started to notice that your moisturizer just isn’t working like it used to, try to experiment with a different formula. Winter skin usually craves a bit more hydration, where summer skin loves a lightweight formula and Vitamin C. And if your skin still feels dry or flakey, a rich night cream is always a good idea… no matter what the season.

Skincare Calendar: The Best Daily, Weekly and Monthly Skincare Calendar You Need

Juggling multiple calendars and chaotic schedules is truly a rite of passage into adulthood—so much so, we’ve even made a competition out of comparing them with our friends. But, between all those business meetings, kids’ playdates and happy hours, there is one very important calendar that often slips through the cracks: your skincare calendar.

After all, our face is the one thing we have our entire life, so it only makes sense that it would require the same loving attention that we give to our Outlook calendar.

If you are new to making a skincare schedule or just want to see what it is all about, keep on scrolling for the what to, when to and how to’s of a scheduled skincare routine with our customized COSMEDIX Skincare Calendar:

Do It on the Daily

Cleanser: First thing’s first. Wash away dirt, oil and grime twice a day—morning and night. No matter if you slept on a clean pillowcase or went makeup free for the day, cleansing your skin is a two-time daily must. If you struggle with an acne-prone or oily skin type, try to incorporate a foaming cleanser or gel cleanser into your skincare routine to help draw out pore-clogging impurities and remove excess oil. And if dry skin is your skincare woe, reach for a nourishing cream or oil cleanser.

Serum: Need a product that packs a punch? Look no further than a facial serum. Serums have catapulted into the skincare spotlight over the past few years, thanks to their potent, concentrated ingredients. These multi-tasking skin care products also give you the unique freedom to customize and target specific skin concerns, so that you can take charge of your skincare routine. Looking for a boost of hydration? Add Hyaluronic Acid serum into your AM and PM routine. Vitamin C and Retinol (used separately!) are other great serum options for those who are after a brighter, more even-looking complexion.

Moisturizer: Another daily skincare must-have is moisturizer! Our skin needs (and craves) hydration, which is why a good moisturizer is a cornerstone for a beneficial skincare routine. For your morning skincare application, incorporate a lightweight moisturizer that absorbs into skin without leaving a greasy residue. For nighttime, don’t be afraid to get heavy with a rich cream that helps restore hydration and quench the skin with clean ingredients while you sleep!

Stick to Twice a Week:

Exfoliate: Our skin goes through it during the week! Just think of all the makeup, sunshine and city air that our complexion absorbs on a daily basis. Yikes. It’s true that our skin naturally does a lot of the dirty work for us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give it a hand. Exfoliating the skin twice a week with a chemical exfoliant or face scrub not only helps alleviate dry skin, but it also encourages healthy skin renewal for a smoother, glowy-looking complexion.

Face Mask: Like serums, face masks are another great way to target specific skincare concerns with concentrated ingredients—not to mention, a face mask is a great excuse to sneak in a little “me” time. The good news is, there is no shortage of face masks on the market. You can easily choose from a wide selection of gel mask, sheet mask and clay masks to help reset the complexion and indulge in a skincare pick-me-up.

Book a Monthly Appointment:

Facial: Finding time to work in a monthly appointment with your favorite aesthetician is another great way to help keep your complexion in tip-top shape. Sure, quarantine made us all feel like our own personal facialist, but there are just some skincare issues we can’t tackle at home. Visiting your aesthetician every few weeks ensures that you have the skincare tools and products you need to help keep your skin on the right track with spa specific treatments like extractions and dermaplaning!

Want the full COSMEDIX treatment? Find a spa near you with the COSMEDIX Spa Finder!

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

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

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

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

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

For the Beginners

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

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

For the Intermediates

Serum 24 Rapid Renewal Complex Featuring LG-Retinex: A step up from Serum 16,  this powerhouse serum contains 24% LG-Retinex to help deliver optimal results—without the common retinol irritation. Serum 24 is clinically proven to  help visibly reduce the look of medium to deep lines while encouraging a complexion that appears brighter and firmer.

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

For the Advanced

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

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

For the Experts

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

Back to Basics: How to Apply Your Skincare Products in the Right Order

Oh the days of skincare past, where a bar of soap and a splash of water were considered adequate. Thankfully, the world has moved on and learned to embrace the importance of skincare. With new discoveries and trailblazing products popping up on the market left and right, it’s safe to say our knowledge is expanding as our bathroom cabinets are swiftly filling.

And, as liberating as it is to slather on a shiny new skincare product, knowing the correct order of application is another game in and of itself. If you have a growing skincare collection but aren’t 100% sure what to do, COSMEDIX is going back to basics for you! Keep on scrolling to dive deep into everyday skincare products and the best way to apply:

Cleanser

You know the drill. A good cleanse is the starting point for any effective skincare routine, so if you’ve been skimping on a thorough face cleanse, cut it out! Washing your face is the best way to remove pore-clogging impurities like oil, dirt and makeup—not to mention, a clean canvas helps boost product absorption for your toners, serums and more.

Try: Benefit Clean| A gentle cleanser that works with all skin types to help wash away dirt, oil and makeup—without stripping the skin of natural oils.

Toner/ Essence

The word “toner” can inspire many reactions. With a past reputation for being drying and harsh, toners have made it their mission to redefine themselves with nourishing ingredients that prep and hydrate the skin. Applying a toner after a cleanse is an excellent way to remove leftover dirt and oil while helping the complexion drink up those skin-loving ingredients that are coming its way.

Try: Benefit Balance| Help soothe and nourish the skin after a cleanse with skin-loving ingredients like Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Chamomile.

Serums

Like a shot for skin, serums add a daily dose of vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients to the complexion. The best part about these multi-tasking products is that they can be tailored to personal skin types and concerns. Mixing serums is another easy way to streamline your skincare routine by tacking multiple skincare wants in one simple application. And, if you prefer to apply them separately, use weight as your guide. Start with lightweight formulas followed by heavy or rich serums to ensure optimal absorption.

Try: Cell ID| A multi-tasking Nutritive Defense Serum that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and signs of aging.

Eye Treatment

Eye treatments are a fool-proof way to target the delicate eye area with ingredients that help minimize fine lines, dark circles and age spots. They come in many different shapes and sizes, with cooling, retinol, gel and cream formulations. Basically, if you have an eye need, you are sure to find an eye product that  can help. Because eye treatments tend to be lighter than moisturizers, they are best applied before moisturizer and after serums.

Try: Opti Crystal| A top selling eye serum infused with Liquid Crystal Technology to help hydrate the under eye and improve the look of fine lines and dark circles.

Retinol (At Night)

Retinol is hailed for its age-defying properties and is an important step in a nightly skincare routine. If you are on the hunt for a treatment that will help encourage healthy skin renewal and prevent fine lines and wrinkles , retinol is sure to be your new best friend! Just make sure that you apply your retinol separately from other serums to ensure it’s active ingredient (Vitamin A) remains effective (Marie Claire).

Try: Define| Formulated with 2% AGP Retinol Complex, this age-defying treatment gently exfoliates the skin and helps reduce the look wrinkles and imperfections.

Moisturizer

It’s time to seal in all your hard work! Remember, the secret to skincare is applying products in the order of light to heavy. This is why richer products, like moisturizers and face oils, are typically applied as the last step. Using a lightweight toner, serum or treatment before an uber-hydrating moisturizer will help ingredients absorb into the skin, allowing the moisturizer to act as a barrier that locks in your skincare routine.  

Try: Humidify| A deeply moisturizing cream that helps deliver vital hydration while boosting the skin’s barrier function.

Its Black Friday! Shop Skincare for Every Skin Type

It’s that time of year again! Stock up on clean, clinical and luxurious skincare for the holiday season with the COSMEDIX Black Friday sale. Shop online November 27th to receive 30% off Sitewide!

Buying gifts for friends and family can be a bit of a daunting task, but COSMEDIX has you covered. Take the guess work out of holiday gift-giving with our simple guide to skin. Just match the skin type to a loved one in mind and you can shop our hand-picked recommendations. After all, who doesn’t want  healthier, smoother-looking skin this holiday season?

Dry Skin

If you have a family member or friend that seems to always have moisturizer on hand, then they most likely fall into this category. A dry skin type is just what is sounds like—a dry complexion that is begging for a dose of all-day hydration. Often accompanied by redness, dullness or flakey skin, people with this skin type are just waiting for someone (i.e. you) to give them the gift of a softer, suppler-looking complexion with these bestselling COSMEDIX skin care products:

Purity Solution | Formulated with a nutrient-rich blend of botanical oils, this Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil gently washes away dirt and oil and conditions the skin with radiance boosting vitamins.

Surge | A hyaluronic acid booster with Kiwi Water and Niacinamide that instantly hydrates the deeper layers of skin for a complexion that is both nourished and plumper-looking.

Normal Skin

Not too dry. Not too oily. Those with a normal skin type are the lucky winners of a complexion that knows a thing or two about balance. The rare few blessed with this skin type are easy to spot, thanks to their even skin tone, smooth complexion and minimal skin imperfections. Though fairly low in maintenance, normal skin types can benefit from a multi-tasking face mask or preventative serum:

Cell ID| This Nutritive Defense Serum is a multitasking treatment that helps address fine lines, moisturizes the skin and refines the look of uneven texture.

Micro| Heklp eep skin balanced and hydrated in the cooler months with this Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask. Formulated with prebiotics and nourishing oils, this bestselling microbiome defense face mask helps replenish the skin with beneficial flora and rejuvenate the appearance of a dull complexion.

Oily Skin

Often armed with a translucent powder, the tell-tale sign of oily skin is a bright or shiny appearance. Due to an overproduction of sebum in the skin, this complexion type usually struggles with congested pores or blackheads. Indulge your bestie, mom or husband with the gift of better-looking skin this holiday with COSMEDIX picks for an oily complexion:

Clarify | Formulated with Salicylic Acid, this foaming cleanser is ideal for oily skin types and those with blemish prone skin that need a boost of pore-refining ingredients. This lightweight cleanser helps lift away pore-clogging impurities while deep cleaning the skin and helping to soothe a sensitive complexion.

Shineless| This Oil-Free Moisturizer quenches the skin with balanced hydration. Packed with Liliac Stem Cells and Niacinamide, Shineless helps control the appearance of oil while helping restore the look of brightness and hydration to the skin.

Combination Skin

A combination skin type typically includes a mix of both dry and oily skin. The T-zone area often struggles with excess oil, while the other parts of the face are more dry or normal. Have a friend or loved one with combo skin? Make their holiday season merry and bright with COSMEDIX skin care products that helps restore balance, hydrate the skin and refine the look of the complexion:

Clear| Featuring Kaolin Clay and Tea Tree Oil, this clarifying mask traps excess oil and impurities as soothing botanical oils help hydrate the skin for a clearer, more vibrant-looking complexion.

Mystic| This Hydrating Treatment is a skin care routine must for a skin-pampering refreshment of instant hydration. Ideal for use post facial treatments, like a peel, or as an everyday skin care boost of hydration, Mystic also doubles as a primer and setting spray to help moisturize the skin and keep your makeup in place.

Turn Your Nighttime Skincare Routine into a Dreamy Escape

In the year of 2020, our nighttime routines are begging for an extra dose of relaxation and pampering. Wrap up the busy day with an indulgent skin care routine that helps ease your mind while giving your complexion some extra attention. Easily set the mood with your favorite tunes, light a fragrant candle and escape to a skincare dreamland with these 5 easy Nighttime Skincare Routinesteps:

Unwind with Botanical Oils

Center your mind and get in the mood for some true R&R with the help of soothing skincare ingredients and nourishing oils. COSMEDIX Serenity Targeted Relief Rollerball is formulated with organic, full spectrum CBD and a blend of botanical oils that help condition dry skin and awaken the senses. Apply to the body hands, neck or feet at the start of your skin care routine for targeted relief that deeply hydrates the skin.

Cleanse with an Oil Cleanser

You’ve heard about the importance of a thorough double cleanse, but did you know that it can provide benefits beyond the skin? Turn an oil cleanse into a luxurious and calming experience with Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil. With a nutrient-rich combo of Olive Oil, Moringa Oil, Argan Oil and more, this cleanser doubles as a makeup remover to help lift away dirt and impurities while boosting the look of radiance.

Pair Serums with a Face Massage

A facial massage is a simple way to spoil your complexion (and yourself) while helping to encourage lymphatic drainage and help soothe muscle tension. After applying your COSMEDIX serum of choice, follow this step-by-step facial massage guide:

Forehead: Using the index finger and middle finger of both hands, place fingers side-by-side near your temple. Begin moving your fingers up and down in an alternating, zig zag motion as your work your way across your forehead, then in the opposite direction. Repeat 10X.

Eye Area: Place your middle fingers in between your eyebrows on the brow bone. Slowly sweep you fingers across the eyebrows towards the temple, circling around to the under-eye area. Be gentle! The skin around your eye is extremely delicate.

Cheeks: Create a fist and place your knuckles on the inside of your cheek, next to your nose. Massage up and outwards, gliding across the check bone towards your temple. Repeat on other side.

Jaw: Bend your index and middle fingers, then place them around your jawline near your chin. Glide fingers in a lifting motion along the jaw towards the ears.

Neck: Starting at the collarbone, glide hands upwards in a vertical motion towards the jawline. Repeat across the neck.

Or a Facial Roller

Want to give your hands a break? Let COSMEDIX skincare tools do the hard work for you with the Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller. This invigorating beauty massage tool rolls away the look of tension while helping to boost product absorption. Help revitalize the look of skin after you apply your serum by rolling in an upwards motion across the complexion with a firm pressure.

Indulge in an Overnight Treatment

Boost moisture and plump the look of skin with an uber-hydrating overnight treatment. Restore Moisture-Rich Mask can be used while you sleep to help quench thirsty skin and smooth the look of fine lines. Wake up to an energized-looking complexion as Papaya Extract and Mango Shea Butter work overtime to exfoliate the skin and increase the look of suppleness.

Step Up to COSMEDIX Elite Skincare Collection

It’s time to elevate your skincare status to Elite! If you’ve been on your COSMEDIX skincare journey for some time, you might have heard of our clinical-level professional skincare line, Elite. And if you’re new, allow us to introduce you to our Elite skin care products!

COSMEDIX Elite is the next step in a clean, clinical and luxurious skincare journey. Perfect for those who  wish to rev up their skin care routine, this high-performance skincare line is specially formulated with next-level key ingredients to help ensure maximum results. Save yourself a trip to the doctor’s office! With COSMEDIX Elite you can experience clinical level ingredients that help address wrinkles, blemishes, hyperpigmentation and more.

These spa-exclusive products include a skincare collection of highly concentrated serum, cleanser, eye treatment products and more—all of which are specially formulated to help you put your best face forward. If you’ve already fallen for COSMEDIX award-winning skin care products, but are looking to make the Elite transition, keep on scrolling for some of our top recommendations to get you started!

If You Love: Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser

Try: Gentle Clean Soothing Skin Cleanser

Just like Benefit, Gentle Clean Soothing Skin Cleanser is a mild cleanser that can be used daily. Perfect for sensitive skin, this cleanser mixes with water to form a rich lather that helps wash away pore-clogging impurities and deep cleans the look of skin—without stripping it of natural oils. Thanks to an extra dose of soothing key ingredients, Gentle Clean is ideal for those who need a delicate, yet effective clean.

Elite Key Ingredients:

Sodium Hyaluronate | Retains the skin natural moisture barrier for a hydrated complexion

Shea Butter | Designed to deep clean the skin and help retain natural moisture

Chamomile Extract, Bisabolol, and Aloe Vera | Soothes the complexion

If You Love: Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum

Try: Eye Doctor High-Potency Eye Serum

Amp up your under eye treatment with Eye Doctor. This next level eye serum features the same liquid crystal technology you know and love, plus an addition of high potency skincare ingredients that work overtime to help improve the look of delicate under eye skin and wrinkles. Add Eye Genius to your skin care routine if you are looking for a concentrated eye serum that can help with more stubborn signs of aging.

Elite Key Ingredients:

Retinol | Encourages the appearance of firmer and more youthful-looking skin

Spin-Trap and Alpha-Lipoic Acid | Helps protect from age-accelerating environmental stressors

Coconut Extract | Provides deep, lasting hydration

If You Love: Simply Brilliant Brightening Serum

Try: X-Cell+ Brightening Serum + LG-Retinex

Many of us covet that effortless-looking glow. If you favor the brightening power of Simply Brilliant but are looking for a serum that is all about a good multi-task, try X-Cell+ from COSMEDIX Elite professional skincare line. This all-in-one serum helps gently exfoliate and brighten the skin while LG-Retinex helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. X-Cell+ is ideal for anyone who craves an even, radiant-looking complexion AND wants to address fine lines and wrinkles.

Elite Key Ingredients:

Niacinamide| Revives the look of skin tone and texture and supports moisture retention

Palmaria Palmata and Waltheria Extract| Visibly brightens the look of skin and helps prevent future discoloration

Microencapsulated Retinol| Helps improve the look of wrinkles and encourages the appearance of healthy-looking skin

If You Love: Serum 16

Try: Serum 24 Rapid Renewal Complex Featuring LG-Retinex

Sometimes our skin just wants us to take it up a notch. Serum 24 is the next step in skincare for those who have used Serum 16 and are now after a greater dose of age-defying ingredients. The Rapid Renewal Complex with LG-Retinex helps encourage healthy skin renewal as the COSMEDIX unique blend of Retinol works to smooth the appearance of skin texture and minimize the look of wrinkles.

Elite Key Ingredients:

24% LG-Retinex| Helps reduce the look of wrinkles

Sodium PCA and Squalene| Boosts hydration and helps prevent moisture loss

Safflower Seed Oil| Rich in Vitamin E, helps protect skin from environmental stressors

*COSMEDIX Elite is a spa exclusive skincare line that is ONLY available through our spa partners. To learn more about Elite or to purchase Elite products, consult your aesthetician at the spa nearest you! Spa Locator

Kasey Boone’s Cosmedix Favs

Alright, alright,alright! (in my best Matthew McConaughey Voice) I am breaking down my 5 Best Sellers and fav products from Cosmedix.

A little about me. I’m a licensed esthetician of 14 years, owner and creator of Glow Skincare and co-host of Beauty Biz Bffs Podcast, check out episode 7 where Ryan Christopher talks all about Cosmedix!  Anyhow, Cosmedix was introduced to me about 10 year ago when I was firstng opening my business and I have been in love ever since! No seriously though, I love Cosmedix. I love the ingredients, the products and the results I get in and out of the treatment room.

I get asked all the time what some of my favorites are, and honestly it’s so hard to choose! I literally have 1 or maybe 3, of every single product lol!

So I thought I would share my 5 Best Sellers.

Purity Solution, Clarity, Simply Brilliant, Opti Crystal and Mystic and this is why…..

When I talk about best sellers the first product that I think of is Clarity Serum. We can’t keep this on the shelves at Glow Skincare. Honestly this serum is fab! With Salicylic acid, tea tree and aloe vera this serums help with congested, acne prone skin without drying it out. I use it on myself a few nights a week personally to treat small breakouts and blackheads, and as a preventative treatment.

If you are looking for an oil cleanser look no further, Purity Solution will change your life. This oil cleanser will deeply cleanse and nourish and easily removes your make-up without stripping the skin. I also love that it has Moringa oil to help fight the aging process.

Simply Brilliant. One of the main concerns I hear from my clients and followers is hyperpigmentation and melasma aka dark spots on the face caused from hormones and sun damage. Simply brilliant is here to the rescue! This 24 hour brightening serum  does just that brightens + gently exfoliates the skin while also inhibiting those dark spots. If used constantly, with SPF you will see results quickly with the product.

Ahhhh Opti Crystal, a fan favorite, also known as unicorn tears, is a magical under eye treatment using liquid crystal technology to hydrate and brighten your under eye area. I struggle with darkness and dryness under my eyes and Opti Crystal has truly changed that. I use morning and night because I love it so much.

Last but certainly not least is Mystic. Mystic is great because it is so universal. I use this hydrating treatment in and out of the treatment room in sooo many ways. As a moisturizer for oily skin. As a refresher, when I need a little mid-day pick me up. As a toner and setting spray for my make-up and even in my hydrating blast treatment at Glow.

Now that you have my 5 best sellers, I hope this has convinced you to try them out and see if they are your favorites too. For more fun info like this and more make sure to follow me on instagram @glowskincarela and my website  glowskincarela.com

Xoxox Kasey Boone

Let’s Get Rolling: How to Use a Rose Quartz Facial Roller

WHY ROSE QUARTZ?

Rose Quartz is more than just a pretty face—it is a stone etched in history. Though the stone has seen a recent increase in popularity thanks to skincare gurus, YouTube tutorials and celebrity bathroom counters, Rose Quartz dates back to ancient civilizations who praised the crystal for its powerful healing properties. Today, the pretty pink stone is still highly regarded, and you will often hear it mentioned in everything from Eastern Medicine to modern beauty spas. With its spiritual reputation for promoting healing, compassion, unconditional love and joy, it is no coincidence that this beautiful stone has made its way to the top of every skincare lovers must-have list.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Rose Quartz Facial Rollers can provide a treasure chest full of skincare benefits, depending on the technique you use during your rose quartz facial. Varying pressures and the direction that you roll across your face can help improve the look of uneven skin tone, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help ease tension. The COSMEDIX Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller is specially designed with dual-sided rollers to help you easily roll away puffiness and revitalize the look of skin for a plumper, radiant-looking complexion.

HOW TO USE?

Hydrate + De-Puff Facial

Help reduce puffiness, improve the look of redness and increase product absorption with the Hydrate + De-Puff Facial. Our skin puts up a fight for us on a daily basis. Lucky for us, it also hides a tiny “drainage” system underneath the surface that helps it flush away these day-to-day stressors. Give your skin a helping hand and help get that system moving by adding this gentle facial in your skin care routine, using your COSMEDIX Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller.

First, apply Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster to a cleansed face and neck. This complexion-quenching serum will help hydrate the skin, plump of the look of fine lines, and promote a more even texture during your facial. Now let’s get rolling:

Neck: Start where the jawline meets the ear, then gently roll in a downward motion, stopping at the base of your neck. Repeat this step 3x until moving to the next section, always beginning at the jawline and ending at the clavicle with gentle movements. Face: Begin in the center of your chin, then gently roll outward towards your hairline, repeating 3x. After your third pass, continue rolling down the side of your face towards the clavicle bone. Repeat these steps all the way up your face, working in sections and ending at the top of your forehead. Don’t forget to repeat on the other side of your face.

Firm + Revitalize Facial

Help brighten the complexion, refine the look of pores and plump up the look of skin with the Firm + Revitalize Facial. This Rose Quartz facial requires a firmer, more rigorous roll across the skin to help define features and promote a radiant-looking complexion.

Begin your facial by applying Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum to a clean face and neck. Powered by rich antioxidants and peptides, this skin-loving serum will help protect skin from age-accelerating environmental stressors while encouraging a complexion that is brighter and firmer-looking. Now let’s get rolling:

Neck: With a firm pressure, start at the base of the neck and roll upward towards the jawline. Repeat this step up to 10x before moving to the next section, working your way from left ear to center, then right ear to center. Face: Begin at the center of your chin, then roll in an upward, diagonal motion towards the ear. Repeat 10x, working in sections until your reach the top of your forehead. Don’t forget to repeat on the other side—and then your facial is complete!

Dry Hands? Indulge in COSMEDIX Skin-Loving Skin Care Treatments

Between the constant hand washing, pumps of hand sanitizer and (for some of us) latex gloves, it’s easy to see why our hands might be craving some extra TLC. As the world faces constant change, it is important that we prioritize our health and the health of those around us by keeping our hands clean. Many of any of us know, with constant washing often comes chapped, dry hands, and that’s why using a moisturizing hand cream is an essential part of our daily skin care routine.

Just as you would coat dry lips in nourishing Lumi Crystal Liquid Crystal Hydrator or quench your skin with the Emulsion Intense Hydrator, it’s important to treat dry hands to the same skin-loving attention. Help combat dehydrated hands with COSMEDIX hydrating skin care ingredients—including sweet almond oil, argan oil, jojoba oil and organic, full-spectrum Cannabis Sativa (hemp) oil cultivated in U.S. farms—to help keep hands soft and moisturized, especially in between all that washing.

Spread the love even further when you gift our moisturizing hand cream or soothing CBD products to the brave men and women who are serving on the frontlines during these tough times. From April 15- May 15, our parent company Astral Brands will be donating 10% of our net proceeds to the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for COVID-19 relief. Whether you or someone you know is in the need of a little pick-me-up, join the cause when you shop COSMEDIX and help them experience total hand comfort with our products below:

REPLENISH| Intensely Nourishing Hand Treatment

What It Is: Our luxurious hand cream is packed with a powerhouse of nourishing oils that deliver a burst of moisture to dry hands in need of hydration. Rich in skin-loving ingredients, this velvety-smooth hand cream absorbs quickly into the skin to lock in hydration while visibly brightening the look of dark spots.

How It Works: After properly washing your hands, massage a dime-sized amount of Replenish Intensely Nourishing Hand Treatment onto dry hands to seal in moisture and help restore firmer, suppler-looking hands.

Key Ingredients:

Squalane, Olive & Sweet Almond Oils | Moisturize and soften skin

Niacinamide | Helps to improve skin’s natural barrier function

Tetrahxyldecyl Ascorbate | Helps to visibly brighten the look of dark spots

Ceramides | Help support healthy moisture retention

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 | Increases the appearance of firm and even-toned skin

RECOVERY| Face and Body CBD Lotion

What It Is: Quench your hands with this uber-hydrating, uber-nourishing Face and Body CBD Lotion. Recovery is formulated with naturally soothing ingredients that intensely hydrate the skin and deliver a feeling of total body relief from occasional or temporary discomfort.

How It Works: Apply a generous amount to clean, dry skin and massage until fully absorbed. Can be used on both the face and body.

Key Ingredients:

Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Oil | Rich in CBD to help soothe dry skin and improve skin comfort
Mushroom Extract | Helps reduce skin discomfort and the appearance of redness
Green Tea Extract | Antioxidant helps protect skin against environmental stressors

SERENITY | CBD Targeted Relief Roller Ball

What It Is: Give your skin some serious R&R. Serenity is a skin-nourishing rollerball that provides on-the-go relief to soothe dry skin and help improve skin comfort. Featuring a refreshing and invigorating scent, this blend of botanical oils absorbs into skin to awaken the senses while hydrating the complexion.

How It Works: Serenity can be applied day or night to the body, hands, feet or face for targeted relief and hydration. Simple shake well, then roll onto clean, dry skin. Reapply throughout the day as desired.

Key Ingredients:

Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Oil | Rich in CBD to help soothe dry skin and improve skin comfort
Blend of Six Botanical Oils | Helps moisturize and nourish dry skin
Vitamin E | Antioxidant helps protect skin against environmental stressors