How To Start a Skincare Routine

A step-by-step guide to achieving more radiant skin.

Whether you’re a skincare novice or a seasoned enthusiast, establishing a consistent routine is key to maintaining a smooth, glowing complexion. We’ll walk you through the fundamental steps of a skincare regimen, highlighting the importance of key steps to incorporate.

Step 1: Cleansing

Gently washing your face in the morning and evening removes impurities, excess oil, and environmental pollutants, allowing your skin to breathe and absorb subsequent products more effectively. Our Calm Down Cleanser is suited for all skin types, including sensitive, and thoroughly foams away debris. It contains green tea polyphenols to get rid of acne-causing bacteria and inflammation, as well as bisabolol oil to soothe the skin. The Calm Down Cleanser creates a pearlescent lather that makes skin feel cleaner, softer, and refreshed.

Step 2: Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps brighten the skin, fade dark spots, and protect against environmental aggressors. It’s an essential product in any anti-aging skincare regimen, and the secret to more youthful skin. Our Super C Serum has an oil-based texture that dries upon immediate application, making it safe for even acne-prone skin types. It gently blends into the skin and creates an invisible barrier against free radical damage while also improving the look of wrinkles.

Step 3: Moisturizing

Hydration is key to maintaining supple, youthful-looking skin. After serums, apply a moisturizer to replenish the skin barrier and boost elasticity. Our range of moisturizers were chosen specifically to target specific skin conditions and levels of dryness.

The Ultra Lite Aloe Facial Cream is recommended for oily skin types due to its lightweight formula and vitamins that soothe the skin without clogging pores. Hydrate Nia is a soft and decadent moisturizer for sensitive skin, containing niacinamide which is a powerful anti-aging ingredient as well as peptides and ceramides to lock in moisture and replenish lipids.

Our thicker moisturizers Hydravol and Bio-Restore both have a rich, creamy texture to soothe dry and aging skin. While Hydravol is a restorative soft cream to rehydrate and soothe irritation or post-procedure skin, Bio-Restore is a silkier texture that actively repairs the skin barrier for long-lasting optimal skin health.

Finally, the Power of Three Cream combines three antioxidants clinically proven to improve redness, fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness, making it the perfect choice for those with rosacea.

Step 4: Sunscreen

Sun protection is one of the most important steps for maintaining healthy skin and preventing premature aging. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every morning, even on cloudy days or during winter months. Look for a lightweight, non-greasy mineral formula that won’t clog pores or leave a white cast. Our three sunscreens, Mineral Lightly Tinted, Mineral Matte Tinted and Sheer Physical Sunscreen are all SPF 50 and formulated with gentle ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and caffeine that function as skincare but provide the best coverage against UV rays. They layer beautifully under makeup, or ready-to-wear on their own for that natural-skin look.

Don’t forget your lips! One of the most easily forgotten areas on the body that is actually most prone to significant sun damage. Excessive dryness and irritation can be precursors to more dangerous problems down the road, so nourish your lips with our Plump and Protect gloss that contains broad spectrum SPF 30. It also has plumping ingredients for a visibly fuller pout and shea butter for the softest lips.

Step 5: Retinol

Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is a powerhouse ingredient renowned for its ability to stimulate collagen production, reduce wrinkles, and improve skin texture. It’s an all-in-one product that should be included in everyone’s skincare routine. Apply a pea-sized amount to your full face and neck at least 3-4 times per week, gradually increasing frequency as your skin adjusts. Start with a lower concentration such as our Retinol Luxe Serum Level 1 to minimize the risk of irritation, and always follow with a moisturizer to replenish hydration. Our retinol products come in levels 1-3 and are medical-grade quality to deliver all-trans-retinol and antioxidants deep within the skin.

Retinol should also not be limited to just the face and neck, but also included over the whole body. Our Tighten Up Body Lotion contains active retinol and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, firm and improve the appearance of cellulite.

By following these comprehensive steps you can achieve healthy, glowing skin. Remember consistency is key and be patient with progress, also always consult one of our skincare professionals if you have any questions or concerns along the way. Please contact us or give us a call at 212-737-1424 for any questions on getting started with a custom skincare regimen!