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

Moisturizer Spot Treating Is The Brilliant New Way to Hydrate Your Skin

We’re likely all familiar with the very fine line between the skin’s natural moisture levels and oil production, especially when it comes to moisturizing. For some of us, it can seem like our skin is constantly bouncing back and forth between being too oily or too dry. Skin is always interacting with and reacting to its environment, which can change the skincare products that are best for your skin—whether it’s by season or even the time of the day. It’s time to end the skincare tennis match. Today, we’re talking about spot treating—with moisturizer.

While spot treatment is typically associated with trying to soothe and reduce the appearance of blemishes, there’s a whole world of moisturizer spot treating just waiting to be discovered. The idea is simple. Use two moisturizers! Apply a lightweight moisturizer to the oily parts of your face, then massage a thicker hydrating cream into dull patches, or wherever you’re feeling dry. This skincare technique can also be used to address certain skin concerns, like fine lines and wrinkles.

Here are some of our favorite COSMEDIX Moisturizer Spot Treatment combinations:

1. Shineless | Oil-Free Moisturizer & Humidify | Deep Moisture Cream

Specifically formulated for oily and blemish-prone skin, Shineless Oil-Free Moisturizer will give your oily zone areas a boost of hydration without feeling greasy. This lightweight hydrator also helps to control and balance excess oil, thanks to skin care superstars like Lilac Stem Cells and Niacinamide that help firm, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin without the added shine.

A little goes a long way with Humidify, an ultra-thick Deep Moisture Cream. Infused with hydrating Shea Butter, moisture-locking Trehalose, conditioning Colloidal Oatmeal and barrier-boosting Niacinamide, Humidify helps deliver and seal in vital hydration to the skin. Apply to dry areas daily for a softer, smoother-looking complexion.

2. Skin Thirst | Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream & Resync | Revitalizing Night Cream

Quench the oilier parts of your complexion with Skin Thirst, an oil-free Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream that acts like a tiny sponge to lock hydration into the skin. In addition to moisture-boosting Hyaluronic Acid, Skin Thirst is also infused with Witch Hazel to help condition skin and balance oil production. This lightweight moisturizer goes great under makeup or as part of your evening skincare routine.

For the dryer areas of skin that need long-lasting overnight hydration, Resync Revitalizing Night Cream is just the night crème for you. This nighttime moisturizer indulges skin with deep moisturization, helping to restore radiance and revitalize the look of skin—all while you sleep. This antioxidant-rich formula features powerhouse ingredients like Snow Mushroom Extract and Kakadu Plum to help rejuvenate skin after being exposed to environmental stressors and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an age-defying complexion.

3. Mystic | Hydrating Treatment & Emulsion | Intense Hydrator

Provide refreshing, lightweight moisture to oily areas with Mystic Hydrating Treatment. This best selling Hydrating Treatment is an on-the-go moisturizing spray that provides daily, lightweight hydration to oily, sensitive and blemish-prone skin types. Formulated with soothing Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel, this oil-free moisturizer helps condition the skin by preventing moisture loss, while plant-based ingredients aid in environmental protection and help naturally soothe the complexion. Simply spray into hands or onto a cotton pad, then pat into skin wherever desired.

To spot-treat dry areas that need deep hydration, we love Emulsion, an Intense Hydrator that utilizes a rich blend of ingredients that deeply moisturize the complexion. A vibrant mauve, Emulsion helps skin retain moisture and renew the look and feel of the skin. Conditioning Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil help restore balance to dry skin, while moisture-locking Liquid Crystal Technology helps protect skin from environmental stressors.

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.

Take Back Your Beauty Sleep With These Nightstand Skincare Duos

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

1. Thirst Quencher

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

2. Heavy on the lifting

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

3. Your daily dose of radiance boost

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

4. Beauty is in the eye of the roller beholder

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

New Year, New Skin: Curated Skincare Routines By Skin Concern

Happy 2022! As you’re coming up with the New Year’s Resolutions that will help you make this the best year yet (we are staying positive), it’s the perfect time to think about a fresh skin start. Declutter your bathroom cabinet of all those long-forgotten bottles of skin care and, instead, take up one of the carefully curated skincare bundles from COSMEDIX.

Tailored for specific skin concerns and complexion goals, these intentional skincare bundles feature powerhouse COSMEDIX skincare products that work in unison to help provide noticeable results for your skin. Help get the skincare clarity you crave with these radiance-boosting skincare routine reboots for #NewYearNewSkin.

For brightening

Brilliancy | Gua Sha Stone | Bio-Cellulose

Make 2022 the year of Gua Sha facial massage with the newly released Brightening Bundle. Use the Rose Quartz Gua Sha Stone to help relieve facial tension and massage in the skin-loving benefits of our Vitamin C Face Oil and Bio-Cellulose Sheet Masks for a more radiant, brighter-looking complexion.

For skin care on-the-go

Orchard Spritzer | Cran Splash

Refresh the look and feel of your skin while you’re out and about. The Hydrating Mist Kit features two travel-friendly facial mist essences that instantly refresh fatigued skin with hydrating fruit waters rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B and Vitamin E. This Moisture-Locking Apple & Cranberry Facial Mist Duo helps condition, balance and firm the look of your complexion with every spritz. Spritz away!

For age defiance

Benefit Clean | Radiance | Opti Crystal

For a no-think age-defying skincare routine, try Reverse! This limited-edition 3-Piece Advanced Anti-Aging Skincare Bundle features a Gentle Cleanser, an Age Restorative Serum and our #1 best selling Liquid Crystal Eye Serum. This skin-replenishing skin care bundle is all about hydrating, smoothing and firming the look of your complexion, even delicate areas around the eyes, to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The skincare products in this bundle also help diminish the look of other skin concerns like uneven texture, dark spots and aging skin for a truly radiant appearance.

For hydration

PHA Hydration Peel | Surge | Micro | Rose Quartz Facial Roller

The Hydrate Skincare Bundle features 4 powerhouse COSMEDIX skincare favorites that seamlessly work together to quench your skin for an ultra-hydrated complexion. Featuring a gentle at-home peel, a Hyaluronic Acid Booster, a Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask and a Rose Quartz Facial Roller, this skincare bundle helps refine and replenish the look of skin for a glowing, hydrated appearance.

For clarifying

Detox | Correct | Clarity

Help address blemish-prone skin with our Clarifying Bundle, the 3-Piece Skin Care Routine for Clearer-Looking Skin. Featuring an Activated Charcoal Mask, a Rapid Relief Acne Treatment and a Salicylic Acid-Infused Skin-Clarifying Serum, this bundle features skincare products that help draw out pore-clogging impurities to help reduce the appearance of blemishes, while gently conditioning skin for a clearer-looking complexion.

For hyperpigmentation

Purity Clean | Simply Brilliant | B Complex | Protect UV

Help find your skin care balance in 2022 with the Hyperpigmentation Bundle, a 4-Step Skincare Routine Set that helps to improve the look of skin tone and texture. Featuring a refreshing Exfoliating Cleanser, a 24/7 Brightening Serum, a Vitamin B Boosting Powder and a Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray, this skincare kit is designed to help give your skin a brighter, more even-looking complexion. This luxe bundle features skincare superstar ingredients like Tea Tree Oil, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin B and Niacinamide to help give your skin a hydrated, healthier look.

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

Holiday Party Prep: A Skincare Routine That Truly Lets it Glow

Late nights, indulgent drinks and eye-catching makeup are all hallmarks of the holiday season—rites of passage, some might say—but can leave skin looking (and feeling) more than a little tired in the morning. COSMEDIX is here with 5 of our tried-and-true skincare tips that will help your skin look glowing for every “descending the staircase” moment this holiday season.

1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate.

We know you hear this all the time, but it’s for a good thousand reasons. A combination of cold, dry outside air and indoor dry heat can really accelerate moisture loss within the skin. Here’s how we recommend hydrating your skin during the winter for holiday party prep:

2. Find a Lip Mask You Love.

Rough, chapped or cracked lips are often a result of having dry lips this time of year. To intensely hydrate lips and help protect/alleviate chapping and dry lips, try Enhance Lip-Plumping Mask. This serum-like mask treatment is formulated with a unique blend of high-performance oils and natural emollients that not only help improve the appearance of lips, but also help create a fuller-looking pout. Use as an overnight treatment or a few minutes before lip product application for best results.

3. Double-Cleanse.

Everyone’s least favorite party guest: the pimple. They’re *never* invited, but pre-party stress and increased heavy makeup usage can leave the door open for breakouts at the most inopportune times. While it’s so tempting to just give it a squeeze, it’s not worth the potential redness, inflammation or discoloration that may come as a result.

To help your skin stay as clean as possible (without drying it out), double cleanse with Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil and Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser to wash away daily pore-clogging impurities for a smoother-looking complexion. If you’re in need of spot treatment, apply Correct Rapid Relief Acne Treatment for a diminished appearance of blemishes thanks to Salicylic Acid and Aloe Vera.

4. Consider Your Neckline.

We recommend giving your chest the same skin-loving care you give your face… especially during party season! Apply Illuminate and Lift Neck & Décolleté Treatment with upward strokes from the décolleté to the jawline for a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a firmer look and feel of skin.

5. Don’t forget your present!

Why not give a gift that your host will use all year-round? Enter: COSMEDIX Holiday Kits.

  • The COSMEDIX Edit: This curated, limited-edition Best Selling Skincare Vault features five holy grail COSMEDIX skin care staples highly loved by the press, clients and celebs alike, all housed in one ultimate skin-loving skincare kit.

(Includes Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil, Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser, Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum, award-winning Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum and best selling Lumi Crystal Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator)

  • Hydrating Mist Kit: Give the gift of on-the-go, “whenever, wherever” hydration with this Moisture-Locking Apple & Cranberry Facial Mist Duo. Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin E, each daily facial mist essence helps moisturize skin throughout the day as needed to help condition, balance and firm the appearance of the complexion.
  • Salted Peppermint: The ultimate “pamper-me” gift, this 2-in-1 Peppermint Sea Salt Scrub can be used as a body or scalp scrub to exfoliate away dull skin and help reveal a brighter-looking complexion. This spa-like skincare treatment conditions the skin with a burst of hydration for a pillowy-soft finish.

Acid v Enzyme Exfoliation: An In-Depth Look at Pure Enzymes & PHA Hydration Peel

If you’re in the market for the “glowing, dewy looking” skin that’s all the rage (for good reason), now is the perfect time to start implementing exfoliation into your skincare routine to help your skin look radiant all throughout the year. Today, COSMEDIX is here to shed light on two of our gentle exfoliating skincare products formulated with powerhouse ingredients that promote a healthier-looking complexion: Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask and PHA Hydration Peel Refining Exfoliator!

Why Exfoliate?

Even if dirt, oil and impurities aren’t visible to the naked eye, the skin undergoes a lot beneath the surface. Washing your face sometimes isn’t enough if you’re hoping not only to wash off the day, but also to make strides in improving the look of uneven texture and other skin concerns. Exfoliating your complexion 2-3 times a week is the perfect extra step to help:

  • Draw out pore-clogging impurities
  • Shed dead skin and encourage healthy skin renewal
  • Even the appearance of skin tone and texture
  • Boost product absorption

Now that we know why we should exfoliate, let’s get into the products!

What is Pure Enzymes?

Pure Enzymes is a luxe Cranberry Exfoliating Mask that gently polishes away dead, dull surface skin to help reveal a softer, more radiant-looking complexion.

Powered by L-Lactic Acid and Cranberry Enzymes, this indulgent mask treatment focuses on lifting away dull skin to help brighten and even the look of skin tone. It also helps protect skin from environmental stressors and boosts hydration!

What is PHA Hydration Peel?

PHA Hydration Peel is a spa-like at-home peel treatment that gently exfoliates away dull, dead skin to help illuminate the appearance of your complexion.

A multi-acid Level 1 exfoliant that’s gentle enough for all skin types, this Refining Exfoliator helps soften, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin for a more even-looking complexion. It’s formulated with über-gentle yet exfoliating skincare ingredients like Polyhydroxy Acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acid to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Acids v. Enzymes

Enzymes, often derived from fruits, help break down keratin—i.e. the protein of dead skin cells. They help shed off dead skin and help create a smoother-looking skin surface.

Acids go deeper beneath the surface of the skin, helping to improve the look of your complexion from the inside out.

While enzymes are generally touted as the gentler option, both Pure Enzymes and the PHA Hydration Peel can be used on even the most sensitive of skin.

Use Our Skin-loving Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask to:

  • Gently exfoliate away and shed off dead skin from the skin’s surface to help create a smoother-looking complexion
  • Indulge in exfoliation multiple times per week. We recommend using Pure Enzymes up to two times per week for 3-10 minutes
  • Provide a boost of radiance to your skin

As written in InStyle: “Expect to feel a slight tingle” while the mask rests, “but after rinsing it off, you’ll be left with a clear, dewy glow.”

Use PHA Hydration Peel to:

  • Gently exfoliate underneath the surface of skin for a brighter-looking complexion
  • Follow a simple, once-a-week exfoliation routine that helps improve the look of skin with just 10 minutes
  • Supplement trips to the spa with an aesthetician-grade at-home peel treatment

Owner and founder of luxe L.A. based spa, Glow Skincare—as well as 2018 COSMEDIX Aesthetician of the Year—Kasey Boone says, “There’s typically little to no downtime! This peel is going to lightly exfoliate and give deep hydration to the skin.”

A Beginner’s Guide to Building Your Ultimate Skincare Routine

If there’s one thing we know about skin care, it’s that the perfect skincare routine looks different for everyone. Each of us has our own unique canvas, and while this can make it a tad difficult to know where to start, we’re here to help guide you. COSMEDIX is here to share our clean and clinical skincare expertise that will help you put your best face forward.

SKINCARE STAPLES

As you first begin your skincare routine, keep it simple! These are the basic skincare steps we recommend in a beginners level skincare routine.

1) Cleanse

Rinsing your face is an ultra-refreshing way to wake up or wind down, and washing off daily impurities, excess oil, makeup and dead skin from your face is one of the best ways you can care for your skin.

We recommend cleansing twice a day, as part of your AM/PM skincare routine. The type of cleanser best fit for your skin depends on your skin type and skin concerns, though you should be on the lookout for a cleanser that gently removes daily impurities without stripping the skin of essential oils. While we want skin to be as clean as possible, we don’t want that to come at the expense of possibly dehydrating skin.

TRY: Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser

This gentle gel-based cleanser helps gently lift off dirt, oil and makeup while also penetrating deep into the skin to aid in drawing out pore-clogging impurities. Lightweight and non-foaming, this gentle cleanser is ideal for even the most sensitive of skin, as it leaves the complexion feeling soft and hydrated.

2) Moisturize

The second step we recommend in a beginner’s skincare routine is using a moisturizer that indulges skin with much-needed hydration. Because there are so many moisturizer products out there, it’s important to find one specifically tailored to your skin type and concerns, as moisturizer can vary in moisture level, skincare ingredients and SPF.

For Oily Skin: Shineless Oil-Free Moisturizer

For Dry Skin: Emulsion Intense Hydrator

For Normal/Combination Skin: Skin Thirst Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream

For Mature Skin: Humidify Deep Moisture Cream

For Sun Protection: Peptide Rich Defense Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen

3) SPF

At COSMEDIX, we’re passionate about wearing SPF all year-round—not just in the summer—because even on cloudy days, as much as 80% of the sun’s broad spectrum UV rays can make it through to your skin. Applying an SPF with broad spectrum protection as the final layer of defense in your AM skincare routine will help prevent sunburn and future skin damage as well as help protect your complexion from environmental stressors.

TRY: Protect UV Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizing Spray

This gentle, multipurpose Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizing Spray provides daily, head-to-toe UV protection and hydration with an undetectable sheer finish. Plus, the silky smooth, oil-free formula won’t clog pores!

SKINCARE UPGRADES

Now that you’ve got your basic skincare routine down pat, here are some ways you can expand your routine to even better address your skin care concerns.

1) Double Cleanse

Double cleansing, or beginning your PM skincare routine by rinsing skin with two cleansers of different base types (i.e. oil-based cleanser & water-based cleanser), helps to remove makeup, dirt and excess oil with the first cleanser, while also drawing out pore-clogging impurities with the second cleanser.

TRY: Clean & Condition 2-Step Double Cleanse Duo

Featuring best selling Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser and hydrating Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil, this 2-Step Double Cleanse Duo washes away daily impurities while helping skin retain hydration for a softer, radiant-looking complexion.

2) Exfoliate

~Exfoliate~ is quite the buzz word within skin care these days, but we chalk that up to the skin-loving benefits and visible results of weekly exfoliation. By exfoliating a few times a week, you’ll see an improved look of skin tone and texture for a softer, smoother-looking complexion.

For Total Body Exfoliation: Salted Peppermint 2-in-1 Peppermint Sea Salt Scrub

For Gentle Exfoliation: Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser

For Mature Skin: Defy Triply Hydroxy Acid Age-Defying Treatment

3) Night Cream

Usually heavier in moisture and skin care ingredients, a night cream helps deeply hydrate and revitalize skin overnight. Often, a night cream will include Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, to help firm and smooth the look of skin. While we recommend Retinol for mature skin and those who hope to address fine lines & wrinkles, Retinol may be a bit much for sensitive skin. In its place, we recommend Bakuchiol, a gentle, plant-based Retinol alternative. No matter your skin type, it’s important to supplement your evening Retinol with an AM SPF, as it may increase sun sensitivity.

With Retinol: Define Age-Defying Treatment with Hydroxy Acids & Retinol

For Deep Hydration: Resync Revitalizing Night Cream

TARGETED TREATMENT

Now that you’ve got the hang of things, it’s time to have fun! Experiment with a different serum, mask and eye cream for a range of targeted skin care benefits that will help address your skin concerns.

1) Serum

A serum is typically a highly concentrated delivery system of antioxidants and skincare ingredients that’s designed to help address specific skin concerns—whether hydration, signs of aging, dark spots or brightening. Applied after cleansing and toning, but before moisturizing, you can keep it simple with one serum or you can try your hand at serum cocktailing, which involves mixing and matching one or more serum products for maximum skincare benefits.

For Brightening: BrillianCy Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil AM/PM

For Firming: Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum

For Deep Hydration: Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster

2) Eye Cream

Address the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness with a skin-indulging eye cream. Intensely hydrating and formulated with potent skincare ingredients like skin-loving peptides, eye cream can help soothe tired-looking eyes for a more rested appearance.

TRY: Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum

Opti Crystal is our #1 bestselling, luxurious Liquid Crystal Eye Serum that is specially formulated with powerhouse ingredients to radically reduce the look of dark circles and improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging around the eyes. Its results, along with the rainbow iridescent color, have led to the beloved nickname “Unicorn Tears.”

3) Skincare Face Mask

Whether charcoal or clay, serum or botanical hydration, a face mask is the perfect way to pamper your skin with a concentrated, more intense dose of skincare ingredients for a more radiant-looking complexion. Plus, face masks allow ingredients to better penetrate into your skin in a shorter amount of time.

For Brightening: Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask

For Firming: Bio-Shape Firming Face Mask

For Purifying: Detox Activated Charcoal Mask

COSMEDIX Skincare Starter Kits

Take the guesswork out of skincare with these expertly curated skincare starter kits designed with the beginner (whether to skincare or COSMEDIX) in mind. Choose a kit based on your skin type (i.e. combination, sensitive, normal) or skin concern (i.e. age-defiance, clarifying, brightening) for luxurious, specialized care.

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

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

1. Switch to a hydrating cleanser.

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

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

2. Opt for a thicker moisturizer.

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

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

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

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

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

4. Coat lips in lavish hydration.

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

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

5. Invest in a moisturizing hand cream.

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

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