Developing and following a skincare routine can be intimidating for anyone, regardless of their individual skincare needs.
Ready to get on the path to glowing, healthy skin? Follow our easy, five-step guide for a comprehensive nighttime skincare regimen that will have you looking and feeling fabulous.
STEP 1: CLEANSER
Properly cleansing your skin in the evening is critical to maintaining beautiful and healthy-looking skin, as it helps remove makeup residue and environmental pollutants. For those with normal to combination skin, we highly recommend Essential Lactic Acid Cleanser. Those with dry or sensitive skin should try the Soothing Peptide Cleanser, and those with oily and acne-prone skin should try the Clarifying Salicylic Cleanser for optimal results.
STEP 2: TONER PAD
This is not a mandatory step but an opportunity to target specific skin concerns, like pigment, texture, the appearance of pores, or active breakouts. For pigment, we recommend the Illuminating Renewal Pads. These can be used daily for exfoliation and for treating hyperpigmentation and melasma. For exfoliation, acne, dullness, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging, we recommend our Advanced Polishing Pads. They are multi-action pads that tackle and treat most skin concerns. Sensitive skin types should use Advanced Polishing Pads as a weekly micro peel, while oily skin types can tolerate daily use. Lastly, the Clarifying Triple Acid pads are ideal for acne-prone skin and can be used daily or every other day for oily skin.
STEP 3: EYES
It's no secret that the skin around your eyes is much more delicate than any other part of your face, so it's essential to select a product that not only cares for its sensitivity but also effectively meets your most pressing skin care needs - like diminishing wrinkles, reducing puffiness and dark circles. Dynamic Eye Renewal Cream is made for AM and PM use and addresses fine lines, dark circles, crepeiness, and dryness. It's packed with peptides, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and gentle retinol to reduce puffiness and dark circles while minimizing fine lines.
STEP 4: TREATMENT SERUM OR CREAM
This step is when you will target your primary concern: aging, acne, texture, pigment, etc. Before applying your moisturizer, ensure you incorporate these products for optimal absorption of the beneficial ingredients. If you are using a toner pad in step 2, you might choose to skip this step and layer your moisturizer directly on top of your pad. If you are ready to build up your routine and incorporate deeper exfoliation and collagen stimulation into your routine, look no further than the Resurfacing Retinol Drops.
Our Resurfacing Retinol Drops are a powerful yet gentle treatment that reduces fine lines and wrinkles, improves the appearance of texture and tone, stimulates collagen production, balances oil production, and helps inhibit melanin production. Adding vitamins C and E helps improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. Another option is the Overnight Brightening Cream which contains glycolic acid for exfoliation and vitamins C and E for brightening.
This is also the time to incorporate your HA serum or vitamin C serum. The Brightening C E Ferulic is packed with your daily dose of antioxidants to brighten and protect your skin. The Nourishing HA Peptide Serum has hyaluronic acid to enhance skin moisture and peptides to help plump and firm. Both serums can be used AM and PM for enhanced hydration, brightening, and plumping.
STEP 5: MOISTURIZER
Lock in every critical ingredient from your previous steps with the right moisturizer. Do you need barrier support? Lightweight hydration? A boost in collagen production? Whatever your needs may be, we have a perfect moisturizer for you.
For those looking for gentle hydration and barrier protection, try the Barrier Replenishing Cream. This is ideal for all skin types and leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated without leaving heavy or greasy residues. For those with oily or normal skin looking for lightweight hydration, try the Clarifying Moisture Cream. The ceramide complex helps retain moisture, while the addition of niacinamide helps to soothe redness and irritation. If you want an additional boost in collagen and a dual-action moisturizer, try the Triple Action Antioxidant Cream. This triple threat covers your antioxidant protection, hyaluronic acid hydration, and barrier support in one pump. The addition of anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and melanin-inhibiting properties makes it a great option for anti-aging.
EXAMPLES OF ROUTINES:
Treat aging and pigment:
- Essential Lactic Acid Cleanser: gentle and effective for all skin types
- Nourishing HA Peptide Serum: hydrating and helps prep the skin for treatment products
- Resurfacing Retinol Drops: stimulate cell turnover and improve pigment with exfoliating retinol drops
- Triple Action Antioxidant Cream: a light moisturizer to with antioxidants to moisturize and protect the skin.
Treat acne and redness:
- Clarifying Salicylic Cleanser: deeply cleanse the skin and remove surface bacteria
- Clarifying Triple Acid Pads: salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid work synergistically to remove dead skin cells and excess sebum
- Clarifying Complexion Serum: spot treat blemishes or apply a thin layer all over to kill acne bacteria and prevent future breakouts
- Clarifying Moisture Cream: lightweight and gentle moisturizer with anti-inflammatory properties
No matter where you're sourcing your products, remember your five core categories for your nighttime routine: cleanser, toner, eyes, treatment, and moisturizer. Layer your products from thinnest to thickest to ensure each product is absorbed into the skin and seal it with moisturizer. By following these simple steps, you can make the most of your beauty sleep.