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

Quick Tips for Getting Your Skin Spring Ready!

Ready or not—here spring comes!

Say goodbye to bitter winds, heavy winter coats and dry, flaky skin. It’s time to embrace the new season with open arms and what better way than to switch up your skincare regimen? As the seasons’ change, so do our individual skincare needs, which is why it’s important to reevaluate your skin at the start of each season. Here are four, quick tips for transitioning your products from winter to spring:

Pop In To See A Professional

While you may not notice a drastic change in your skin, seeking guidance from a skincare professional is always recommended as they help you customize a regimen that will protect skin against environmental stressors and treat additional concerns. Whether you stop by for a facial or a more advanced peel, regularly treating yourself to a professional skincare treatment is equal parts luxury and necessity. At your next visit, ask your aesthetician about the spa exclusive, Reboot, which replenishes the skin with lasting hydration and healthy probiotics for a more youthful-looking complexion. To find a spa near you, go to the COSMEDIX spa finder!

Add Vitamin C Into Your Routine

If you’re battling with uneven skin tone, look no further than COSMEDIX’s Pure C Vitamin C Mixing Crystals. Vitamin C helps to improve skin texture and tone and Pure C is 100% L-ascorbic acid.  Add these crystals to your nighttime routine and it will boost the results of other serums or moisturizers. For application, dispense one pump of Simply Brilliant 24/7 Brightening Serum into your hand and add a few shakes of Pure C. Mix together and apply to clean skin using circular motions. Evenly distribute product onto your skin, neck and décolleté for added coverage. In no time, this product will help to neutralize free radicals, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and improve the skin’s elasticity.

Find Your Perfect SPF

While we recommend applying SPF year-round, it’s vital that you begin implementing a powerful sun protectant before enjoying outdoor spring activities. If you’re in the market for a new SPF, we recommend Hydrate + —a moisturizing sunscreen that’s suitable for all skin types. This Daily SPF and moisturizer duo helps to protect skin from environmental elements with SPF 17 and hydrates the skin for improved elasticity and radiance. Apply this moisturizer to your face, neck, décolletage and hands 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours for maximum benefits.

Protect the Eye Area

As you begin spending more time outdoors, be sure to protect the eye area with Eye Genius Brilliant Eye Complex. Eyes are one of the first parts of our bodies to show signs of aging, so combat that with this morning eye cream. This 3-in-1 cream tackles dark circles, puffiness and fine lines with a genius formula that includes five firming peptides, Vitamin E, light-reflecting mica and PFCs.

Switch Up Your Cleansers

While many winter cleansers are formulated to help treat dry, flaky skin, we recommend finding a spring/summer cleanser that gently purifies skin and removes unwanted debris and environmental pollutants. Packed with herbal amaranth, sandalwood and grapefruit oil, Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser compliments any regimen and is sure to soothe and hydrate all skin types.

 

 

Our Brighter Skin Secret!

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One of our most frequently asked questions is how to correctly use Pure C with the rest of your COSMEDIX skincare. We typically recommend a 3:1 ratio, with a “dash” of Pure C for every 2-3 pumps of your favorite serum. To take an even deeper dive, we tapped Sonia Barrow-Conerly, COSMEDIX East Coast Regional Educator, to share some of her favorite Pure C cocktails!

Brighten up your day by putting a “dash” of Pure C in your life.  Pure C is 100% L-Ascorbic acid in a powder form, and can be added to any COSMEDIX serum or moisturizer of your choice – it is just what you need to supercharge any of your serums or moisturizers.  Pure C is an antioxidant, so it helps in the pro-aging fight because of its ability to target fine lines and wrinkles!

I love the added benefit of pairing it with Simply Brilliant because it gives the skin a special at-home treatment with the added benefits from Pure C that plumps and firms the skin.  It plays a key role in the appearance of a more even skin tone and leaves the skin looking radiant.

I also like pairing Pure C with Cell ID, which is one of our favorite peptide pro-aging serums.  Cell ID assists in filling in fine lines and wrinkles by increasing  natural ceramides, and a “dash” of Pure C brightens up the skin, adds a boost of antioxidants, and is healing.

Affirm is another serum that pairs extremely well with Pure C, as Affirm is an antioxidant serum and a multi-vitamin for the skin.  It is ideal for skin maintenance because it helps to condition the skin and is hydrating.  A “dash” of Pure C gives Affirm an edge over other antioxidant serums.