Lather Up! Discover the Sunscreen Soulmate for Your Skin Type

No matter what the weather forecast, sunscreen should always be on your radar!

SPF is a non-negotiable in any skincare routine, yet some people still treat it like an “option” (stop that!). As one of the few products that is actually proven to help prevent sun damage, a good SPF is also known to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and pigmentation. Basically, it’s THE skincare holy grail for your complexion.

And even though you may know the importance of sunscreen, knowing which to buy is another challenge of its own. So to help make life a little easier, we’ve put together a little guide to match your skin types with your sunscreen—along with a few sun facts in recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

Dry Skin

Dry skin types can use hydration anyway they can find it. Moisturizers are the obvious go-to when it comes to helping tame flakey skin, but with a skin-loving formula in hand, a sunscreen can act as a hydrator too. If you are on the hunt for an SPF that will help keep your dry skin at bay, look for a product that contains conditioning ingredients combined with a sun protector (bonus points if it’s a moisturizer that doubles as a sunscreen). Hot ingredients include plant-based with moisturizing and soothing properties like Jojoba Oil and Lavender.

Try: Hydrate + Broad Spectrum SPF 17 Moisturizing Sunscreen | A two-in-one moisturizer and sunscreen powered by antioxidants, Jojoba Oil and Lavender Oil to help protect the skin from environmental stressors and future sun damage—without leaving behind an oily or greasy residue.

Normal to Oily Skin

Along with the dreaded white cast, sunscreen that leaves a greasy film is a huge deal breaker for many people practicing sun protection. For normal and oily skin types, a heavy sunscreen can easily send them into oil slick status. This is why lightweight, yet moisturizing formulas are the best match for these skin types. Using a broad spectrum SPF that contains ingredients, like Trehalose, that help maintain moisture without going overboard is a simple why to help protect and condition.

Try: Protect UV Broad Spectrum 30 Moisturizing Spray| Packed with Green Tea Extract and Trehalose, this spray sunscreen helps provide head-to-toe UV protection with a sheer veil of hydration that doesn’t leave behind a white cast.

Mature Skin

Hopefully you’ve clung to our every word when it comes to the importance of SPF and skin prevention, but even then, it’s completely normal for skin to develop fine lines and dark spots over time—it’s all part of living life! The true key to sunscreen for mature skin is applying a formula with Broad Spectrum SPF that is high enough for your complexion (think SPF 40 or 50). This will help protect skin from environmental stressors while also helping to prevent future sun damage. Feel free to multi-task with an age-defying sunscreen formula that includes peptides and amino acids to help improve the look of dark spots and wrinkles as it helps protect skin from sun damage!

Try: Peptide Defense Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50| Another 2-in-1 moisturizer and sunscreen that features a powerhouse of peptides, botanical extracts and vitamins to help deeply hydrate and improve the appearance of visible signs of aging.

BONUS! COSMEDIX Sun care Tips

1. Use sunscreen every day, even if it is cloudy or you spend most of your days in doors. UVA rays aren’t stopped by windows or clouds!

2. Wear hats. Hats are a great everyday accessory, but they are also a must-have to help protect the scalp when sitting by the beach or pool side.

3. Apply Vitamin C. This key ingredient helps brighten the look of skin, helps improve the look of dark spots and helps protect the skin from environmental stressors.

4. Don’t forget to reapply! It is suggested that your reapply sunscreen throughout the day. If you are swimming or sweating, it is best to reapply every hour.

5. Check expiration dates. Yes, sunscreen expires and you need to check expiration dates to make sure you are using the most beneficial product possible!

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:

PREP

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.

POST

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.

Celebrate Earth Day with 5 Clean Ingredients You Need in Your Skincare Routine, Now!

Earth Day is here and now is the time to thank Mother Nature for all the natural ingredients she provides to help benefit our mind, skin and spirit.

As the world continues to become more and more aware of the health of our environment—plus the ingredients that go in and on our bodies—both the fashion and beauty industry have risen to the occasion by offering clean and sustainable options for consumers. Of course, COSMEDIX has been in the business of clean skincare for over 20 years, so we like to think ourselves pretty seasoned when it comes to providing products that are good for skin—and the globe. COSMEDIX knows that creating a clean beauty routine should be simple, which is why we choose to source our clinical-level skincare ingredients from the Earth.

So, if you are looking to dive into the world of clean beauty—or just want to learn more about the plant-based ingredients we personally love—keep on scrolling to discover 5 earth-loving ingredients you should add into your skincare routine:

Sandalwood

Sandalwood doesn’t just smell good in a candle, it’s also a multi-tasking wonder for your skin. Available in both powder and oil forms, this tree-derived skincare ingredient is filled with antioxidants and soothing properties to help reduce the look of redness and protect the skin from environmental stressors. Sandalwood is also a popular addition to a blemish-prone cleanser, as well as a daily serumand facial oil, thanks to its ability to help:

  • Soothe the look of blemish-prone and uneven skin tone
  • Improve the appearance of skin texture
  • Soften the look of the complexion
  • Protect skin from potentially age-accelerating environmental stressors

Find It In: Benefit Clean and Benefit Balance

Cranberry

Loved for age-defying skin care properties, Cranberry is a refreshing staple to any clean skincare routine. Not only are cranberries packed with Vitamin A and Vitamin C, but they also contain a gentle acid that works as a chemical exfoliator to help slough away dry skin. Incorporating this fruit into your weekly regimen is an easy way to help:

  • Lift away dull, dead skin
  • Promote a softer, smoother-looking complexion
  • Plump the look of skin and improve the look of fine lines
  • Brighten the overall look of the complexion

Find It In: Pure Enzymes

Green Tea

Go green this Earth Month with a dose of Green Tea. Another antioxidant-rich superstar, Green Tea is packed with skin-sational properties that help protect and improve the overall appearance of skin.  Powered by naturally occurring nutrients that help minimize oil production, Green Tea is a vital skin care ingredient that helps balance the look of skin, along with these other benefits:

  • Hydrates and nourishes the look of skin
  • Helps prevent the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps protect the complexion from environmental stressors, like pollution
  • Refreshes the look of skin

Find It In: Simply Brilliant and Recovery Face and Body CBD Lotion

Sunflower

Yep, beautiful and uplifting flowers can be used to benefit your complexion, too. The rich oil derived from sunflowers is a popular hydrator found in skin care products thanks to its high-level of Vitamin E. Sunflower seed oil is also a great source of nutrients and antioxidants that help address skincare concerns like blemishes, general redness and irritation. Beyond that, sunflower is also shown to help:

  • Maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier
  • Soothe the look of dryness with added hydration
  • Plump the appearance of skin to minimize the look of fine lines

Find It In: Affirm, Clarity and Define

Turmeric

Get glowing with a global ingredient that has been praised for centuries for it’s “healing” properties. Turmeric might not be new to the kitchen, but it has seen a recent surge in popularity within the skincare industry. The orange-colored spice is said to tote a long list of “anti” benefits (antioxidant, anti-redness, etc.), though COSMEDIX loves it for its ability to help brighten the look of skin with a natural-looking glow. When used in skincare, Turmeric is also known to help:

  • Even the look of skin tone and texture
  • Improve balance of both oily and dry skin
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Encourage a brighter, more radiant-looking complexion

Find It In: Pure Enzymes, Clear, Opti Crystal and Purity Balance

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Ingredient 101: Understanding Skincare Ingredient Lists and How to Read Them

So, you come across a sleek, nicely packaged skincare box that promises clearer, brighter and healthier-looking skin. You pick it up and turn it over, only to be met with a long list of unidentified words typed across the back. Ah, the ingredient list.

Ingredients can feel a little overwhelming at first, but with a good search engine or—even better—a great aesthetician, you too can make sense of all the technical jargon. Of course, investing in a skincare brand that is clean, cruelty-free and free of additives (hi, we’re COSMEDIX), is a great place to start. And while is it easy to get caught up on all the things to “avoid” on an ingredient list, is also important that you understand what to look for.

To help you discover the ingredients that are right for your skin type, COSMEDIX has put together a quick list of 5 common ingredients you should add to your skincare routine, plus how you can spot them on the back of the box:

Oily Skin Look For: Beta Hydroxy Acid

Don’t let the word “acid” scare you away. A BHA is a chemical exfoliant that is ideal for oily, combination and acne prone skin types. This is because BHAs are oil soluble, meaning they can dive deep into the pore to help refine the look of congested skin, improve the look of enlarged pores and reduce oil production. Beta Hydroxy Acids are also gentle enough for everyday use and are often found in both a cleanser and toner that are specially formulated for blemish-prone skin.

What it Looks Like on an Ingredient List: Salicylic Acid, Betaine Salicylate, or Salix Alba

Dry Skin Look For: Ceramides

If you find yourself constantly slathering on moisturizer yet still have dry skin and rough patches, Ceramides are about to become your new best friend. Ceramides appear by many different names on an ingredient list, but all you need to understand is their hydrating and moisturizing skincare goodness. While Ceramides occur naturally in the skin, they tend to deplete over time, which is why it is so important to use them in a skincare routine. Applying a moisturizer 1-2x a day that is formulated with Ceramides will help restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier, lock in hydration and soothe the look of skin.

What it Looks Like on Ingredient List: Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide NG, Phytosphingosine or Sphingosine

All Skin Look For: Niacinamide

We’ve highlighted Niacinamide in the past and we are here to do it again! This holy grail ingredient has quickly risen to the top of trending skincare thanks to its diverse list of skin-loving benefits. Perfect for all skin types, Niacinamide helps maintain oil production in oily skin types, hydrate dry skin types and boost Ceramides (reference last paragraph) for mature skin types. Not to mention it is super easy to spot on an ingredient list since it appears under one name and one name only: Niacinamide.

What it Looks Like on Ingredient List: Niacinamide

Prevention Skin Look For: Peptides

Retinol gets a lot of attention when it comes to wrinkle reduction (as it should), but if you are in the game of prevention there is one ingredient you don’t want to sleep on: peptides. Simply put, peptides act like tiny building blocks in the skin that help boost the look of elasticity while helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give skin it’s “bounce.” Peptide skincare also helps support the overall health of the skin by soothing and hydrating the complexion.

What it Looks Like on Ingredient List: Palmitoyl Pentapeptide, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9, Acetyl Hexapeptide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, or Tripeptide 1

Anti-Aging Skin Look For: Alpha Hydroxy Acid

We’ll start with an acid and end with an acid. AHA’s share many similarities with BHA’s: they both help reduce the look of fine lines and improve the overall look of skin texture and tone. The key difference is that AHA’s are primarily praised for their exfoliating and anti-aging properties. For that reason, they are commonly used in a skincare routine that aims to promote healthy cell turnover while helping reduce the visible signs of dark spots and wrinkles.

What it Looks Like on Ingredient List: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, and Mandelic Acid

Skin Quiz: Find the Best Cleanser for Your Skin Type!

We’ve all been there. Staring at the computer with an endless collection of cleansers to choose from staring right back, anxiously contemplating which face wash was ACTUALLY made for you.

The game of skincare can feel like a complicated journey, but it doesn’t have to be. Like most things in life, finding your perfect match starts with knowing yourself—and cleansers are no different.

If you are looking to add a new cleanser to your AM and PM routine, or just want to learn a little more about your complexion, keep on scrolling to take our skin quiz and discover which cleanser is right for you!

1. Let’s start simple… What Is Your Skin Type?

A.) Dry: You have dry skin on the cheeks, forehead, and nose

B.) Combination: You have an oily T-zone with normal to dry skin everywhere else

C.) Oily: You have a shiny complexion and have tried every blotting sheet on the market

D.) Normal: You have skin that is perfectly balanced—congrats!

2. What Is Your Top Skin Concern?

A.) Dehydrated skin with a dry, flakey texture

B.) Uneven skin tone and large pores

C.) Congested skin, blackheads or blemishes

D.) Maintaining moisture and balance

3. What Type of Texture Do You Like in a Cleanser?

A.) Cream Cleanser

B.) Cooling Cleanser

C.) Foam Cleanser

D.) No preference

4. What COSMEDIX Ingredient is Your Skin OBSESSED With?

A.) Liquid Crystal Technology

B.) L-Lactic Acid

C.) Salicylic Acid

D.) Essential Oils

5. What Benefits Are You After?

A.) Moisture that lasts throughout the day

B.) Balanced skin that is hydrated and smooth

C.) Clearer-looking skin that is refreshed and refined

D.) Soothing ingredients that help maintain healthy-looking skin

Mostly A: NEW! CRYSTAL CLEANSE Hydrating Liquid Crystal Cleansing Cream

You’re the lucky winner of COSMEDIX latest launch! Formulated for all skin types (but a match made in heaven for dry skin), this cream cleanser helps wash away impurities while quenching the skin with moisture. Prickly Pear Seed and Liquid Crystal Technology combine to lock in moisture throughout the day and soften the look of skin for an uber-hydrated appearance.

Mostly B: PURITY CLEAN Exfoliating Cleanser

Give your skin the pick-me-up it’s been waiting for with this cult-favorite cleanser. Purity Clean is powered by L-Lactic Acid to help gently exfoliate the skin as it washes away dirt, oil and pore-clogging impurities. Featuring Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil, this invigorating face wash works into a rich lather to help minimize oil and prevent shine while encouraging an overall smoother, more balanced-looking complexion.

Mostly C: Clarify Salicylic Acid Foaming Cleanser

This gentle, foaming cleanser was specially formulated for oily and acne-prone skin types! With a light-as-air texture, Clarify lathers away oil and impurities while Salicylic Acid helps exfoliate the skin. This multi-tasking cleanser works to soothe the look of the complexion as hydrating ingredients encourage a clearer, more balanced-looking complexion.

Mostly D:  BENEFIT CLEAN Gentle Cleanser

Perfect for your morning and night skin care routine, Benefit Clean is a gentle gel cleanser that lifts away dirt, oil and stubborn makeup without stripping the skin. Featuring a soothing blend of Grapefruit and Sandalwood, this lightweight face wash indulges the skin to refreshing ingredients and leaves the complexion feeling soft and smooth.

The Ultimate Guide to Tech Neck: How to Prevent Those Deep Lines on Your Neck

Dear screen lovers. Try to remain calm because we are about to drop a skincare bomb.

Did you know that the constant thumb scrolling and internet surfing done on your favorite devices could be contributing to early signs of aging? It’s true. With the tech industry booming and many of us sitting at a desk all day long, it’s no wonder we often find our shoulders slouching and neck creasing.

So, if you’ve started to notice two parallel lines making their way across your neck at a steady pace, you aren’t alone. These deep wrinkles, which have been fondly dubbed “tech neck”, are usually the result of sitting, lying and standing with your head tilted down. And while there might not be a magic cure, there are preventative measures you can take to help prevent these lines from running deeper:

Reset Your Posture

Incorrect posture is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to tech neck. Sitting with your shoulders hunched and your chin down can often lead to neck pain and neck wrinkles. So, to help reduce these results, check in with your posture throughout the day. Sending your shoulders back and holding your head high with help reduce creasing in the neck—not to mention it makes you look more confident. Also, when you do scroll through your phone, try to hold it up at face level rather than looking down.

Bring SPF and Vitamin C Down to the Neck

Skincare does not stop at your neck! Now that we all understand the importance of a good SPF and Vitamin C, it’s time to ensure that you are applying it below the chin. The skin on your neck is thinner than the skin on your face, which means it requires extra attention to prevent thinning. Applying Vitamin C to the neck in the morning will help protect the skin from environmental stressors while a SPF will help protect from UVA and UVB rays that could potentially cause aging.

Protect UV | Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizing Spray that adds hydration and helps prevent future sun damage.

Pure C | Vitamin C Mixing Crystals that boosts skincare while helping to brighten and protect the complexion.

Apply Retinol Every Other Night

Next to SPF, Retinol is the holy grail of skin prevention. Derived from Vitamin A, Retinol helps prevent a handful of skincare imperfections including wrinkles, dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Because the neck area is delicate, try incorporating Retinol into your neck-care routine 1-2x times a week. Once your skin adjusts to the new addition, feel free to bump your application up every other night. This will help prevent wrinkles and encourage healthy skin renewal.

Invest in a Neck and Décolleté Cream

While you’re stocking up on trendy blue light glasses to help protect your eyes from the screen, we suggest doing the same for your neck and décolleté area. Applying a moisturizer that is specially formulated to address the thin, delicate skin on your neck and chest is a foolproof way to help prevent the effects of tech neck. Try to stock up on a formula that features ingredients to help reduce the look of fine lines and firm the look of skin. This will help improve deep lines in the neck and chest that can form from gazing at screens or sleeping on your side.

Illuminate & Lift | Neck and Décolleté Treatment helps encourage smoother, firmer-looking skin and minimize the look of age spots and hyperpigmentation.

Are You Making the Most of Your Nighttime Skincare Routine?

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

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

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

Use Active Ingredients

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

Apply Skincare 1-2 Hours Before Bed

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

Don’t Sleep on Skincare Tools

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

Invest in a Night Cream

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.