Learn how to put together the correct skincare routine for four different skin concerns: soothing, firming,brightening and hydrating.
Raise your hand if you’re looking for a gorgeous, healthy glow. (We’ll wait.) Now that we’re pretty sure every hand is up, we have a feeling your next question is — but how do I do it? No matter what your skin type or concern, we’re here to help! It’s important to note that getting healthy skin is a byproduct of regularly updating your skincare routine in response to both skin and seasonal changes. Your skin will be a reflection of how you’re responding to those changes!
Read on to find out how to put together a skincare routine for healthy, glowing skin.
the four steps every skincare regimen needs
Step 1: Cleanse the skin. We actually recommend Double Cleansing — first with an oil-based cleanser, then with a water-or surfactant-based cleanser.
Step 2: Tone and refresh.
Step 3: Give skin what it needs, when and where needed.
Smart Response Serum uses SmartResponse Technology – a revolutionary combination of four targeted active ingredients — to deliver what skin needs, when and where it needs it. We recommend this serum for each of the four regimens, as it:
- Responds to dehydration signals, helping skin maintain optimal hydration levels
- Brightens and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots
- Helps to protect stressed skin against free radicals, helping to soothe and reduce the appearance of redness
- Visibly smoothes and provides a firming effect, responding to the first signs of visible skin aging to help improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles
Step 4: Protect with SPF — every day!
the soothing skincare regimen
The cleansers. Begin with PreCleanse, a deep-cleansing oil that melts make-up and impurities from skin. UltraCalming Cleanser is a gentle cleansing gel/cream for reactive skin — the
pH-balanced, non-foaming formula helps calm and cool sensitized skin.
The toner. UltraCalming Mist is a lightweight mist with Oat, botanicals, and Aloe to help soothe, strengthen and support natural moisture balance.
The SPF. Invisible Physical Defense features only non-nano Zinc Oxide to blend easily on skin, while a bio-active Mushroom Complex helps soothe and reduce UV-induced redness and dryness.
the firming skincare regimen
The cleansers. Begin with PreCleanse to thoroughly melt away layers of excess sebum (oil), waterproof make-up and environmental pollutants. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is a two-in-one cleanser and exfoliant formulated with Lactic Acid concentrate to remove dulling surface debris and help you achieve smooth, ultra-clean skin.
The toner. Antioxidant Hydramist is a convenient mist-on formula that supplements skin’s protective barrier, creating an active antioxidant shield to help fight free radical assault. Pea Extract also helps to firm skin.
The SPF. Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 is a broad spectrum moisturizer that helps combat the appearance of skin aging, thanks to antioxidant White Tea and a unique polypeptide.
the brightening skincare regimen
The cleansers. Start with PreCleanse to achieve ultra clean, healthy-looking skin. Special Cleansing Gel is a soap-free, foaming gel cleanser that thoroughly removes impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance.
The SPF. PowerBright Moisturizer SPF 50 contains Brown Algae to help combat oxidative stress caused by air pollution, while Niacinamide helps reduce the appearance of uneven pigmentation and balance skin tone.
Bonus: The Overnight Cream. Fade dark spots while you sleep with PowerBright Overnight Cream. This nourishing nighttime cream optimizes skin moisture recovery and helps restore luminosity. Use this after applying Smart Response Serum.
the hydrating skincare regimen
The cleansers. PreCleanse Balm is a water-activated, balm-to-oil version of PreCleanse that melts away impurities and make-up from skin. Its Botanical Biolipid Complex locks in hydration and reinforces the moisture barrier, while Apricot Kernel Oil helps nourish skin.
Special Cleansing Gel contains naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria to gently rinse away toxins and debris, leaving skin feeling smooth and clean.
The toner. Multi-Active Toner is an ultra-light toner with moisture-binding humectants to help condition and prep the skin for proper moisture absorption.
The SPF. Prisma Protect SPF 30 is a light-activated multitasking moisturizer that helps boost skin’s natural luminosity, protect skin against pollution and UV damage, maintain even skin tone and provide all-day hydration.