Skincare Upgrade: Incorporating Oils Into Your Skincare Routine

Here at COSMEDIX, we know that a truly pampering skincare routine is all about helping maintain the skin barrier—the thin layer that protects your skin from the outside world. One of the most gentle, soothing ways to help improve barrier function? An antioxidant-infused face oil.

The art of the “Double Cleanse”—using an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup and dirt before using an exfoliating cleanser—is a well-loved technique in skincare circles, and face oils like BrillianCy Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil AM/PM and Remedy Omega-Complex Treatment Oil AM/PM can be used as the final step in your skincare routine to help lock in moisture and active ingredients from serums. Today we’re going to break down of some of our favorite COSMEDIX face oils for most common skin care concerns.

If your skin is naturally on the oily side, an oil-based cleanser like Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil AM/PM may be the best way to incorporate oils into your skincare routine. Making double cleansing part of your daily skincare routine can help you achieve more hydrated, healthier-looking skin as you remove makeup and dirt.

How to begin? Kick off your morning or nighttime routine by massaging a small amount of Purity Solution, a luxurious cleansing oil formulated with uber-hydrating Argan and Olive Oils, onto the face before an exfoliating cleanser. This conditioning cleanser is also a multitasker that helps to improve the look of skin as it cleanses and hydrates. Complete the double cleanse by mixing Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser AM/PM with *just a dab* of water and massaging it into the face—check out our Instagram story for a proper demo of this technique! To complete your skincare routine, add your serum products and moisturizer to help lock in ingredients and hydration.

Purity Solution is gentle enough for all skin types, but if your skincare concerns are related to brightening or dryness, you can try dabbing or patting on a deeply moisturizing face oil at the end of your skincare routine. Pressing a small amount of the oil into your skin instead of rubbing it can help lock in your day or nighttime serums and help improve barrier function as it adds in more of the active ingredients you need to address your specific skincare concerns. 

If your goal is a more even-toned complexion, BrillianCy Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil AM/PM may be right for your skincare routine. This hydrating oil is formulated with Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, a potent Vitamin C derivative that helps brighten the look of skin, and Humulus Lupulus Extract, an age-defying flowering plant that helps improve the appearance of dark spots or an uneven complexion.

If your skin is on the drier side, Remedy Omega-Complex Treatment Oil AM/PM is a luxe, skin-conditioning total body option that can help address skincare concerns like fine lines and wrinkles. A botanical blend of Safflower, Grapeseed and Pomegranate Seed oils provide long-lasting hydration to the face and body. Remedy is also rich in omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and Vitamin E to help renew the look of dry, dehydrated skin.

Remedy and BrillianCy both make sensuous, sliding bases for your Gua Sha or facial massage practice. If you’re looking to use oils for Gua Sha, we love COSMEDIX aesthetician @soc_skin’s tutorial on practicing this technique to help encourage lymphatic drainage and improve the appearance of puffy skin.

COSMEDIX HQ: Indulgent Skincare Pairs We Can’t Live Without

When you work at a beauty company—and are surrounded by the clean, clinical and luxurious skincare line of COSMEDIX all day long, it’s nearly impossible not to fall in love with more than a few products. From indulgent at-home peel treatments and an invigorating scalp scrub to all the AM/PM must-have staples, there is so much skincare to go around. But which skin care product pairs have our team fallen for this Valentine’s Day? We sat down with COSMEDIX HQ to get the inside scoop on all the latest and greatest COSMEDIX skincare products our team can’t live without.

1. Surge | Hyaluronic Acid Booster & Micro | Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask Set

Best for: Skin in need of deep hydration and recovery

What this duo does:

  • Surge is an ultra-dewy Hyaluronic Acid Booster that deeply moisturizes dry, dehydrated skin with a specialized blend of three forms of Hyaluronic Acid (1.5%), Niacinamide and Kiwi Fruit Water.
  • Micro Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask is a complexion-quenching peel off face mask that deeply hydrates the skin with a moisture-rich prebiotic serum that helps strengthen your skin’s natural defense for a softer, smoother, more supple-looking complexion.

Why we love it: “I love these two paired together and individually. They’re the perfect combo for that boost of hydration my skin needs/deserves in the winter and summer months! Cannot live without these!” —Kathryn C., Digital Marketing Manager

2. Enhance | Lip-Plumping Mask & Resync | Revitalizing Night Cream

Best for: Overnight hydration treatment

What this duo does:

  • Enhance is an ultra-conditioning Lip-Plumping Mask treatment that gently conditions lips for a smoother, softer, fuller-looking pout. This overnight hydrator delivers intense hydration and helps restore maximum moisture for lips that look more defined and pillowy soft.
  • Resync is a Revitalizing Night Cream with antioxidant-rich extracts—like Snow Mushroom and Kakadu Plum—that quench skin with long-lasting moisture to help restore radiance and revitalize the look of skin, all while you sleep.

Why we love it: “I constantly say that if I were stranded on an island, I would have to have these 2 products with me. I’m obsessed with Enhance. I wear it all day, every day. For me, it’s the perfect weight and keeps my lips plump and moisturized. Resync is everything – from the feel to the smell – I cannot get enough. It leaves my skin feeling so soft, buttery, and hydrated.” —Alexus G., Ecommerce Marketing Coordinator

3. Affirm | Antioxidant Firming Serum & Bakuchiol Complete | Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Serum

Best for: Helping firm, brighten and balance the look of your complexion

What this duo does:

  • Affirm is a bestselling, supercharged Antioxidant Firming Serum that helps improve the look of uneven skin tone and prevent signs of aging, often caused by environmental stressors.
  • Bakuchiol Complete is a deeply hydrating Plant Based Retinol Alternative Serum that helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while leaving skin hydrated and healthier-looking.

Why we love it: “I wear Affirm every single day, both morning and night, cocktailing it together with every serum combo I use. It smells so fresh and leaves my skin glowing after each use. Plus, it wears wonderfully under makeup, and I have noticed a difference in the firmness of my skin while using it! Since I started using Bakuchiol Complete at night, I wake up to super soft and clear skin. It has significantly helped lighten my acne scars and even my skin tone, as well as keep new acne formation at bay. I am obsessed!” —Kaitlyn C., Associate Marketing Director

4. Harmonize | Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer & Simply Brilliant | 24/7 Brightening Serum

Best for: Promoting a more even skin tone and soothing the look of your complexion

What this duo does:

  • Harmonize is a Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer that helps restore a healthy skin microbiome, leaving the complexion more balanced and smoother-looking with daily use.
  • Simply Brilliant is a 24/7 Brightening Serum formulated with 10 skin-specific brightening ingredients that help improve dull, discolored and uneven skin tone, as well as hyperpigmented and photodamaged skin, for a complexion that appears brighter and more radiant.

Why we love it: “As someone who deals with adult acne, I love how Harmonize hydrates my skin while also seeming to soothe inflammation and give my skin a nice, smooth complexion. Simply Brilliant fades the dark spots that my acne sometimes leaves behind!” —Christine J., Global VP of COSMEDIX

5. Surge | Hyaluronic Acid Booster & Eye Genius | Brilliant Eye Complex

Best for: Helping you showcase an age-defying complexion

What this duo does:

  • Surge is an ultra-dewy Hyaluronic Acid Booster that deeply moisturizes dry, dehydrated skin with a specialized blend of three forms of Hyaluronic Acid (1.5%), Niacinamide and Kiwi Fruit Water.
  • Eye Genius Brilliant Eye Complex is a multitasking eye treatment that revives the look of tired eyes by helping to reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, crow’s feet and wrinkles for a brighter, younger-looking under eye.

Why we love it: “Surge is my holy grail for keeping my skin bright and moisturized during any season. It mixes so well with other products if I want to cocktail them and also works great on its own! Eye Genius is my go-to eye cream—it’s worked wonders on the dark circles under my eyes and has really brought my under-eye area back to life!” —Holly W., Associate Brand Manager

COSMEDIX 2021 Recap: Skinimalism Skincare Favorites to Bring Into 2022

As we head into 2022, the skincare philosophy of “skinimalism”—embracing a simpler, cleaner approach towards beauty—continues to reign supreme among the press, clients and celebs alike. Whether it’s making the switch to multi-tasking skincare products, fostering a skincare routine with gentler ingredients or lightening the load in our makeup bags, skinimalism is all about taking a few steps back and letting skin breathe. To help guide you along your way to an intentional skincare routine in 2022, we’re highlighting all the releases from the past year that can help you showcase a more radiant, healthier-looking complexion.

1. I-Complex | Advanced Eye Gel AM

A daytime under eye treatment? Yes, please. Spa-exclusive I-Complex is an Advanced Eye Gel that utilizes Bakuchiol (a superstar plant-based Retinol alternative) to help smooth the look of wrinkles, brighten the appearance of the under eyes and deeply hydrate skin. Expect a smooth finish that goes seamlessly under makeup!

2. Alt-A | Daily Rejuvenating Moisturizer

Truly fit for a skinimalist skincare routine, this multi-tasking moisturizer helps revive the look of lackluster skin while also helping to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Featuring age-defying Silk Tree Bark Extract, gentle Bakuchiol and Ectoin for protection from environmental stressors, this spa-exclusive Daily Rejuvenating Moisturizer deeply hydrates the complexion for a brighter, more radiant appearance.

3. Bakuchiol Complete | Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Serum

Bakuchiol is a trending skincare ingredient that’s not going anywhere anytime soon, thanks to its breakthrough properties as a gentle, plant-based alternative to Retinol. Bakuchiol Complete is an uber-moisturizing serum that’s infused with Squalene, Jojoba Seed Oil and Moringa Oil to help restore hydration and balance to dry skin.

4. Skin Thirst | Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream

Hyaluronic Acid has true staying power within the skincare industry, and Skin Thirst is perfect proof as to why. This lush, gel moisturizer acts like a tiny sponge for skin, helping to lock in hydration, soothe and mattify the look of the complexion. Witch Hazel and mattifying skincare ingredients gently condition the complexion, helping to blur the appearance of pores and protect the skin from environmental stressors. This daily moisturizer is great for use under makeup or as part of your evening skincare routine.

5. Harmonize | Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer AM/PM

Your skin is home to trillions of microorganisms—you’re literally their whole world. But have no fear, Harmonize is here to help restore a healthy microbiome, leaving skin more balanced and smoother-looking with daily use. Formulated with an age-defying skincare blend of fruit and plant extracts, along with a skin-conditioning probiotic, this Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer helps strengthen skin’s natural moisture barrier and protect the complexion from environmental stressors for a hydrated, radiant look!

6. Resync | Revitalizing Night Cream

We love Resync because it deeply hydrates the complexion overnight, helping to revitalize the appearance of a dull complexion even as you sleep. It features skin-loving superstars like South Korean Lespedeza and Kakadu Plum to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin’s appearance after being exposed to environmental stressors, like blue light. This helps decrease the look of skin fatigue for optimal skincare product performance throughout the day. Now that’s what we call multi-tasking.

7. Bio-Cellulose | Radiant & Rejuvenating Mask Set

For a glowing look that just might have you foregoing makeup, we introduce Bio-Cellulose. This Radiant & Rejuvenating Mask Set includes two Damask Rose Infused Sheet Masks and two Vitamin C-Infused Sheet Masks—each infused with age-defying ingredients, like Vitamin C and Rose Water, to help replenish moisture and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more revitalized and radiant-looking complexion.

8. Crystal Cleanse | Hydrating Liquid Crystal Cleansing Cream

Formulated with the same fan-favorite Liquid Crystal Technology as loved in Opti Crystal and Lumi Crystal, Crystal Cleanse is the perfect way to step up your cleansing routine. This Hydrating Liquid Crystal Cleansing Cream deeply hydrates the complexion and washes away dirt, oil and makeup without stripping skin of much-needed moisture. Prickly Pear Extract and Coconut Oil help soften the look of skin for a more refreshed and refined-looking complexion—continuing to add a dose of daily moisture to skin even after rinse-off.

9. Brilliancy | Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil AM/PM

Brighten up with Brilliancy, the Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil that deeply hydrates the complexion and soothes skin with Elderberry Fruit Extract and age-defying plant-based ingredients. This pampering serum instantly gives your skin a fresh burst of hydration and visibly helps brighten skin’s appearance with each use.

10. PHA Hydration Peel | Refining Exfoliator

Get the post-facial glow at home with PHA Hydration Peel! This spa-like peel treatment gently exfoliates away dull, dead skin to help illuminate the appearance of your complexion. Gentle enough for all skin types, this Refining Exfoliator helps soften, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin for a more even-looking complexion.

Everything You Need to Know About COSMEDIX Sheet Masks

We’ve all tried our fair share of sheet masks, the indulgent serum-soaked facial treatments that are designed to give skin an instant boost of glow. They’re popular for good reason—easy-to-use, ultra-hydrating and hyper-targeted. But what makes them indispensable to a luxe skincare routine?

COSMEDIX has combined the best of its clean, clinical and luxurious skincare line with the accessibility of the sheet mask to create two powerhouse, skincare-infused sheet masks that are designed to help take your skin care to the next level. Today, we’re taking a deep dive into COSMEDIX sheet masks, the new Bio-Cellulose and fan favorite Micro—your next must-have facial treatments from COSMEDIX.

New Bio-Cellulose Radiant & Rejuvenating Mask Set

This new COSMEDIX sheet mask treatment set is just what your at-home or in-spa skin care needs to help promote an age-defying complexion. Including two Damask Rose-Infused Sheet Masks and two Vitamin C-Infused Sheet Masks, this sheet mask set helps Hydrate and Energize the look of your complexion.

Bio-Cellulose helps deliver intense hydration, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and brighten the appearance of skin for a more vibrant-looking complexion. It’s truly a stand-out performer, and here’s why:

Made with Bio-Cellulose Fiber:

  • Formulated with nata de coco, a fermented coconut fruit extract, Bio-Cellulose is made from completely natural materials and contains no parabens, sulfates or phthalates
  • Bio-Cellulose acts like a second-skin by fitting tightly onto the skin and creating a barrier that helps increase product absorption and prevent evaporation—providing an intensely hydrating skincare experience

Hydrate: Key Ingredient Spotlight

Infused with Damask Rose, Hydrate Sheet Masks are infused with a moisture rich serum that helps revitalize the look of skin. These skin-soothing face masks help improve elasticity and firmness of skin for a more radiant-looking complexion.

  • Rose Water: This deeply conditioning botanical replenishes the skin with vital moisture to help revitalize the look of skin and help prevent the appearance of aging with ultimate hydration
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: Everyone’s favorite cousin of Hyaluronic Acid that helps penetrate even better into the skin, this powerhouse skin care ingredient helps boost moisture levels in skin for the appearance of plumper, more supple-looking skin
  • Sophora Japonica Flower Extract: Also known as the Japanese Pagoda Tree, this skin-soothing plant extract helps protect skin from environmental stressors

Energize: Key Ingredient Spotlight

Infused with Vitamin C, Energize Sheet Masks help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an improved look of skin tone and texture. These skin-conditioning face mask skincare products help brighten and awaken the appearance of skin for a more even-looking complexion.

  • Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract: Derived from the fruit of the lemon tree and rich in Vitamin C, this skin-conditioning extract helps promote a healthier-looking complexion
  • Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate): Converting to popular Vitamin C derivative ascorbic acid when applied to skin, Sodium Ascorbate helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the look of skin tone and texture
  • Seaweed Extract: This sea-derived botanical ingredient helps soothe and soften the look of skin, as well as helping to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture

Micro Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask

Say hello to your post-treatment sheet mask paradise.Micro Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask is a luxe, rejuvenating sheet mask that helps replenish the surface of dry or dull skin for a more hydrated, radiant and healthy-looking complexion. Your skin is, in a sense, a miniature ecosystem. Micro helps balance the complexion, resulting in a healthier appearance. This focus on helping to repair and protect skin makes it the perfect relief for post-treatment skin in need of intense hydration and deep conditioning.

Key Ingredient Spotlight:

  • Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide: This powerhouse prebiotic aids in the support of natural skin defenses by both helping to improve the skin’s moisture barrier function and promoting beneficial flora within the skin’s microbiome for a healthier appearance.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: As seen in Bio-Cellulose, this relative of Hyaluronic Acid helps penetrate even better into the skin, boosting moisture levels in skin for the appearance of a plumper, more supple complexion
  • Almond Oil: Rich in Vitamin E, this deeply conditioning botanical oil helps soothe and replenish the look of skin
  • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil: Derived from the coconut tree, this hydrating skin conditioner is rich in antioxidants for healthier-looking skin

Get Even More COSMEDIX on Gina’s Platform

It’s clean, clinical, luxurious skincare that was made for you…now available on Gina’s Platform!

COSMEDIX was clean before it was cool, and we are dedicated to making it easy for our loyal customers to find us both near and far—which is why we are so excited to announce our newest partnership with Gina’s Platform!

That’s right. Now you can find us online, at your nearest spa location AND at the Phenix Salon Suites Community.  Want to know more about our latest addition? Keep scrolling:

What is Gina’s Platform?

Gina’s Platform is a mobile app that makes finding and scheduling a skincare appointment easy! With a wide community of aestheticians, stylists, wellness services and more, you can find your new favorite skincare professional at one of their many Phenix Salon Suites. Just download the app to easily book appointments, confirm your appointment time and access easy communication with your selected professional.

What Are the Benefits?

COSMEDIX has made it easy for skincare professionals on Gina’s Platform to stock up on our award-winning, cruelty-free line of cleanser, serum, moisturizer, face mask products and more! Now, you can schedule an appointment with Phenix Salon Suites through Gina’s Platform, and receive a luxurious COSMEDIX treatment with our plant-based skincare lineup. Just make sure to check that your skincare professional is in the business of clean, clinical and luxurious skincare. During your appointment, they can help address any skincare concerns and recommend some of their favorite products for you to take home.

How Do I Know If My Salon Carries COSMEDIX?

Download the Gina’s Platform app to search your area for a skincare professional or visit their website at

4 Skin Care Steps to Follow After Being in the Sun

When you lounge out in the sun, there is a lot going on below the surface of your complexion. And post sun care can be just as important as pre sun prep.

As always, we stress the importance of using a broad spectrum SPF. Follow along to discover our personal recommendations to help skin recover from days spent in the sun with these 4 simple steps:

1. Hydrate Inside and Out

Your body is basically over half water, so it is no surprise that after being in the sun, the first thing you need to do is restore hydration. Drinking water will help boost moisture internally to reverse the dehydration that is often caused when you spend time in the sun. You can also rinse the body with cool water to help soothe skin before lathering from head-to-toe in a moisture-rich formula. Complete your shower with a Face and Body CBD Lotion that is powered by Hemp Oil, peptides and amino acids to hydrate dry skin.

2. Refresh with a Moisturizing Mist

If you are feeling dry throughout the day help boost your skin with a quenching spritz. Using a moisturizing mist that slips into your bag or purse will let you refresh on the go, especially when skin feels dry after time spent outside. Look for ingredients like Trehalose and probiotics to help rejuvenate the look of the complexion while restoring the skin’s moisture barrier. COSMEDIX Mystic Hydrating Treatment can be used in a skin care routine or during the day to add a refreshing burst to parched, dry skin.

3. Prevent Dark Spots and Wrinkles

Sun damage is notorious for causing dark spots and wrinkles. After a day spent in the sun, indulging your skin to skin care products high in Vitamin C can help prevent these stubborn spots and lines from forming over time. Simply Brilliant is a 24/7 Brightening Serum that is formulated with 10 different brightening ingredients to help improve the look of  uneven skin tone. Apply this serum to the face, shoulders or chest after a day of sun-bathing to help reduce the appearance (or help prevent the appearance) of sun-spots or wrinkles. 

4. Sleep in a Uber-Hydrating Mask

If you really did a doozy on your skin, then getting your beauty sleep while drenched in an Intense Hydrating Mask or Balm can help restore moisture while you dream. Lather up with ingredients like Shea Butter and soothing Willowherb for the ultimate overnight treatment that helps encourage total moisture restoration. COSMEDIX Rescue doubles as both a skin care mask and balm, and it can be used on dry areas of the face or body for an added dose moisture overnight. Formulated with Shea Butter, Cherry Bark Extract and rich antioxidants, this uber-hydrating mask is the answer to help quench skin’s thirst.

Got Breakouts? Face Mapping is About to Become Your New BFF

Ever wonder why your breakouts seem to pop up in the same place over and over again? If only you had a road map that would give you the backroads to a clearer, healthier-looking complexion.

Well, we have news for you. There is! Rooted in ancient Chinese medicine, face mapping is a popular skin care practice as old as time. In its true form, this art links different areas of the face to certain organs in the body, but the modern version of the acne face map takes a more general approach.

Blemishes that tend to appear in the same area of the face are believed to be the result of lifestyle habits. So, if you find yourself struggling with stubborn spots that you just can’t kick, then face mapping might just be the thing for you.

Want to know more? Then take a seat, look yourself in the mirror and use our handy COSMEDIX face map guide to discover what your blemishes have to say about you—and how you can fix it:


What to Do: Check Your Products

If bumps on the hairline is your signature skincare woe, then you probably need to double check your hair products. Most conditioners feature rich ingredients that are designed to love on your strands… but not so much on your skin. In fact, the thicker pomades used to lock moisture into your mane can often lead to clogged pores. But don’t freight because there is an easy fix. Help improve the look of these blemishes by using your cleanser AFTER rinsing out your conditioner. Simply create a rich lather and work it into the hairline before applying a skin-clarifying serum to help reduce the look of redness.


What to Do: Check Your Oil Control + Stress + Sleep

Reducing stress and balancing a sleep schedule might not be our area of expertise, but we do know a thing (or twenty) about balancing your complexion. If you experience breakouts across the forehead, near the brows and/or down the nose, the acne face map says oil might be to blame. Blemishes in these areas are common among a combination and oily skin type, as sebum (oil) can go a little overboard in these parts of the face. Incorporating an exfoliating cleanser or refinishing treatment that helps restore balance and moisture to the complexion is an ideal way to help reduce these types of blemishes.


What to Do: Check Your Phone and Pillowcases

Think of everything your phone touches. Tables, car seats, back pockets… toilets. And what do all these places have in common? Germs. You might not think about it when putting your phone to your ear, but your cell phone holds a lot of bacteria. Same with your pillowcase. So, if you find yourself repeatedly suffering from spots on your cheeks, the first step would be to wipe down your phone and clean your sheets. The second would be to apply a rapid relief acne spot treatment to problem areas when needed. We recommend prioritizing a clean formula that uses Salicylic Acid and Aloe Vera to refine pores while soothing the skin.


What to Do: Check Your Hormones

Yes, hormonal acne is usually synonymous with adolescence, but many people are still surprised when it shows up in adulthood. If you are experiencing breakouts around the chin and jawline, then it is best to visit a skin care professional. Lucky for you, COSMEDIX partners with some of the world’s best dermatologists and spas, which you can find here. In the meantime, make sure that you are washing your face with a Salicylic Acid foaming cleanser to help cleanse away

The Best Skincare Advice We Got from Mom

Counselor. Superhero. Cheerleader. Boss Babe. Moms are the guiding light of our lives, and it is so important that we take the time to show her just how much we care!

This Mother’s Day, COSMEDIX decided to take a page from the mother’s book of advice (there’s a lot) by highlighting some of the best skincare guidance our very own moms passed down to us—plus which COSMEDIX mother’s day bundle is perfect for her!  

Eunice | Creative Content Manager

Mom’s Advice: “Don’t touch your face. Growing up my mom was an aesthetician and out of all the skincare rules this is the one I heard the most!”

Her Perfect Bundle: ”The Mother’s Day Brightening Bundle. First, my mom is obsessed with Vitamin C, which is the star ingredient in both Simply Brilliant and Pure C Mixing Crystals. Combined, these skincare products are excellent for helping improve the look of dark spots, uneven skin tone and texture.”

Amber | Marketing Coordinator

Mom’s Advice: “My mom taught me the importance of quality skincare and being conscious of what I put on my complexion. Choosing products that are made with clean ingredients that love the skin is always worth a few extra bucks.”

Her Perfect Bundle: “COSMEDIX Affirm + Rose Quartz Roller Bundle. Affirm is such an easy everyday serum that helps protect and firm the look of skin. My mom also loves anything that pampers, so the Rose Quartz roller is the perfect addition to her skincare routine!”

Kimberlin | Senior Graphic Designer

Mom’s Advice: “Start your skincare routine young and your skin will thank you later. My mom wears minimal makeup and has beautiful skin—which she credits to starting her skincare routine early. Prevention is truly key!”

Her Perfect Bundle: “The Brightening Bundle for sure! Vitamin C is so good for helping to protect your skin from outside stressors, plus I love that you can add the Pure C Vitamin C Mixing Crystals into any of your skincare products for an added boost.”

Kennedy | COSMEDIX Office Admin

Mom’s Advice: “My mom always stressed how it important it was to wash your face before bed! Yes, we get told this all the time, but it was something I didn’t fully understand the importance of until I got older. Now I can’t fall asleep without a fresh face.”

Her Perfect Bundle: “Definitely the COSMEDIX Clarifying Bundle! My mom is all about a deep skin clean. The Clarity serum is such a great skincare multi-tasker to help improve the look of wrinkles AND pores. The Correct spot treatment is also a fool proof go-to for pesky pimples that like to pop up throughout the week.”

Grace | Digital Marketing Specialist

Mom’s Advice: “Wear sunscreen. It a rule as old as time, but it is so important to the health of your skin—especially as you get older.”

Her Perfect Bundle: “The COSMEDIX Clarifying Bundle. My mom loves a good face mask, and the Detox Activated Charcoal Mask in this Mothers Day skincare bundle helps exfoliate and deep clean the skin while you sit back and relax.”

How to Actually Care for Skin Before and After Spa Treatment

Self-care means spa care. If it’s been a while since your last trip to the spa—or you’re a proud spa newbie—there are a few things to know before (and after) you go. Pre and post skin care is a MUST if you are wanting to get the most out of your recent spa treatment. After all, no one wants to spend time and money on their complexion just to end up where they started. So, whether you plan to stop in for a routine facial, rejuvenate the look of skin with micro needling or get a whole new looking face with a chemical peel, follow these COSMEDIX tips before and after you go:


Use a Prep Skincare Kit

The best way to prep for a skin treatment is to invest in a prep skincare kit. As you probably gathered from the name, this skincare kit is specially made to help get skin ready for a facial, microneedle or chemical peel. Many prep kits feature convenient, travel-friendly products that help exfoliate dry skin, boost hydration and protect the skin from environmental stressors so that your skin is ready, set, go for your scheduled spa appointment.

PRO TIP: Though prep kits help prepare the complexion for a treatment, it is important to stop using any active ingredients right before your visit. If your skincare kit includes exfoliants, Vitamin C or Retinol, we recommend you stop using these skin care products 24-48 hours before your spa trip.

Avoid the Sun

Of course, you don’t need to hide out in the house the whole week before a spa treatment, but it is a good idea to minimize sun exposure. Sunshine can often lead to redness or general skin sensitivity, which is why it is so important to slather on a broad spectrum SPF. By cutting back on your time in the sun, you can help ensure that your complexion is ready and “unbothered” before your spa treatment.

Steer Clear of Waxing and Injections

Again, the goal before a spa treatment is to help keep skin “relaxed.” Just like the sun, it is important to skip any maintenance that might irritate the skin or cause redness—this includes waxing, fillers and Botox. So, if you are prepping you skin for the big day or an exciting event and want to get the full beauty treatment, try to reserve your cosmetic appointment 1-2 weeks before or after a facial treatment.


Focus on Soothing Skincare Ingredients

Post spa treatment is all about recovery. Whether your skin is flakey from a chemical peel or a little red from extractions, help your skin hit “reset” with a gentle skincare routine that features soothing ingredients. Reach for a serum formulated with Hyaluronic Acid or antioxidants to help encourage a more even skin tone and texture, or a gentle cleanser with Sandalwood to help gently wash away impurities.

Use Sunscreen

Sunscreen is always a must, but it is a definite MUST after a chemical peel. Chemical peels work by literally shedding your outer layer of skin, which means that your new “baby skin” is even more sensitive than before. Wearing sunscreen will help protect this fresh layer and help minimize the appearance of dark spots and sun damage. 

Skip the Makeup

Ideally, you should give your skin room to breathe after a trip to the spa. If you stopped in for micro needling or a chemical peel, chances are your complexion is still “healing”. It is best to let your skin indulge itself to some fresh air before going back to your regular makeup routine. And, if you must  apply makeup for work or a big event, try to use lighter skin care products like BB creams or tinted moisturizers.

The Complete Guide to Niacinamide: What is it and What is it Actually Doing for Your Skin

Hard to say, but easy to love, Niacinamide is as vital to your skincare routine as an effective Retinol and Vitamin C. This multi-tasking skincare ingredient has flown under the radar for quite some time, but thanks to dermatologists and influencers, it has finally arrived to stake it’s claim in the beauty game.

If you, like many, have noticed this ingredient popping up left and right and want to learn more, keep on scrolling to discover what this popular ingredient is actually doing below the surface:

First Things First, What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide is the technical term for Vitamin B3. Just like other common vitamins found in skincare, this skin-loving ingredient serves its own special purpose when it comes to caring for the complexion. When applied topically to the skin, Niacinamide packs a multipurpose punch that helps address a variety of skin concerns. It’s gentle nature also makes it a great ingredient for people who struggle with acne-prone skin types.

What Are the Benefits?

  • Minimize Oil: Niacinamide helps balance the look of skin by encouraging less oil production. It is also a gentle skincare ingredient that is non-irritating to most skin types, making it a must-have addition for anyone after a clearer-looking complexion.
  • Improves the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture: If you are looking for a streamlined skin care routine, add Vitamin B3 into your skincare collection, pronto. Niacinamide is known to improve the overall look of skin by helping to refine the look of pores, reduce the appearance of sun spots and improve the look of hyperpigmentation.
  • Strengthens the skin natural barrier: Just like the body, the skin needs vitamins to function properly. Niacinamide works below the surface of the complexion to help improve skin barrier function and lock in moisture. This also helps protect the skin from age-accelerating environmental stressors, like pollution.
  • Softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles: Because of it’s hydrating properties, Niacinamide works to keep the skin soft and supple. This, in turn, helps plump the look of skin and prevent the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

How Do I Add Niacinamide Into My Skincare Routine?

Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that can be applied as a serum, moisturizer, or powder. This lightweight ingredient is extremely versatile and won’t react to active ingredients, like Vitamin A, Vitamin C or Acids. This means you can use it both morning and night, as it absorbs quickly and easily into the skin—no sticky residue here! So, go ahead. Add Niacinamide into your skin care routine and discover the benefits first hand:

Vitamin B Boosting Powder

Using a Boosting Powder with hydrating ingredients—like Niacinamide, Coconut Powder and Yogurt—is an easy way to amplify your skin care routine with customized benefits. Simply sprinkle the Booster Powder into your favorite serum or moisturizer for an added dose of moisture and clarifying properties.

Hydrating Serum

A Niacinamide serum is another popular way to add this buzzworthy ingredient into your skincare routine. COSMEDIX Simple Brilliant 24/7 Brightening Serum and Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster are two best sellers that are each formulated with Niacinamide to help brighten the complexion, hydrate the skin and refine the look of pores for an overall clearer, more radiant-looking appearance.