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Anti-Aging Skin Care System at STEAM Beauty & Wellness Spa

Updated: Nov 7

Congratulations on taking the first step to a new skin care regimen.


To begin your new skin care routine you will need the following skin care products found in your

Cosmedix Post Treatment & Combination Kit:


  • Benefit Cleanser

  • Purity Cleanser

  • Cell ID Serum

  • CPR Recovery Serum

  • Clarity Serum

  • Define (Age Defying Retinol Treatment)

  • Mystic Moisturizing Mist

  • Hydrate + SPF



MORNING ROUTINE โ˜€๏ธ



Step 1: Cleanse with Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser ๐ŸŒฟ Wet your face with lukewarm water. Apply a small amount of Benefit Cleanser to your fingertips and gently massage it onto your skin in circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat your face dry. You can use morning and night without stripping the skin.


FYI: Cosmedix cleansing products offer effective cleansing without the traditional foaming or bubbly experience often associated with other cleansers (More bubbles does not mean cleaner). Instead, it operates through an emulsifying and lathering action, which means it creates a creamy texture allowing the cleanser to surround and trap oil and debris, making it easier to rinse away with water without stripping the skin of it's natural oils or leaving residue on the skin.



Step 2: Benefit Toner ๐ŸŒฑ (NOT included in Kit, Available for purchase a la carte) Apply Benefit Antioxidant Toner to balance your skin's pH levels and tighten pores. Use after cleansing. Moisten a cotton pad with the product and swipe it over your face and neck. Avoid the eye area. Allow it to dry before applying the next product! This step can help balance your skin's pH and enhance the absorption your serum application.



Step 3: Apply Cell ID Nutritive Defense Serum (Water Based Serum) ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Deliver targeted nutrients and antioxidants to your skin with a lightweight serum. Apply a few drops and gently pat and spread onto your face including neck. Massage it into your face and neck using upward motions to promote circulation and a healthy glow.



Step 4: Apply Hydrate+ SPF

Highly Recommended: Apply a dime sized amount to cover full face, neck and ears.

If you are leaving out the house during daylight hours you will need environmental protection from pollution and sun exposure. Sunscreen helps protect your skin from further damage. Hydrate+ SPF is the perfect moisturizer + SPF combination designed to offer sun protection while providing hydration to the skin. We also recommend leveling up to Peptide Rich SPF 50 by Cosmedix




EVENING ROUTINE ๐ŸŒ™

The skin goes through a natural repair and regeneration process at night, know as the circadian rhythm. This is when cell turnover and collagen production tend to be more active. Using deeper more penetrating active ingredients at night can leverage this natural process and maximize their effectiveness.



Step 1: Cleanse with Purity Clean Exfoliation Cleanser ๐ŸŒฟ Wet your face with lukewarm water. Apply a small amount of Purity Cleanser to your fingertips and gently massage it onto your skin in circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat your face dry. You can use morning and night without stripping the skin. For next steps, we recommend adding our Benefit Gentle Cleaner for morning cleansing and continue using Purity Clean Exfoliating as an active cleanser in the evening. Step 2: Benefit Toner ๐ŸŒฑ (This product is NOT included in Kit, Available for purchase a la carte) Apply Benefit Balance Antioxidant Toner to balance your skin's pH levels and tighten pores. Use after cleansing. Moisten a cotton pad with the product and swipe it over your face and neck. Avoid the eye area. Allow it to dry before applying the next product! This step can help balance your skin's pH and enhance the absorption your serum application.



Step 3: Apply CPR Skin Recovery Serum ๐Ÿ’ฆ (Water Based)

Dispense a small (pea sized) amount of the serum onto your fingertips. Gently massage the serum into your skin using upwards and outwards motions. Allow serum to fully absorb into your skin. This may take a minute or two. (We Recommended layering multiple serums for deeper penetration.) Allow each layer to full absorb before applying the next.



Step 4: Apply Retinol: Define Age-Defying Treatment with Hydroxy Acids & Retinol PM Retinol is a of vitamin A which can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Therefore, you will only use this product EVERY OTHER NIGHT during your evening routine when there is no exposure to sunlight. Start with a small (pea-sized) amount and massage into your face and neck. Avoid delicate eye areas (eyelids and under eyes) If you are new to retinol, you will start with a lower frequency and gradually increase usage as your skin learns to tolerate it. Plan to use every other night. Replace Retinol Step with Moisture Recovery step alternately, every other day.


Step 5: Apply Mystic Hydrating Mist

Spray Mystic Hydrating Treatment to freshly cleansed and toned skin. Pat/Tap to cover face and neck.



ALTERNATE EVENING ROUTINE

Skincare Cycling involves alternating between products or routines for better skincare results and personalization. We will alternate Retinol (Define or Serum 16) usage to EVERY OTHER NIGHT. Using retinol every night can lead to skin irritation and sensitivity. To prevent these side effects, it's often recommended to use retinol every other night, allowing the skin to recover between applications. Follow the instructions below on nights you skip retinol. This protocol focuses on hydrating and replenishing the skin between retinol usage.



Step 1: Cleanse with Purity Clean Exfoliation Cleanser ๐ŸŒฟ Wet your face with lukewarm water. Apply a small amount of Purity Cleanser to your fingertips and gently massage it onto your skin in circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat your face dry. You can use morning and night without stripping the skin. For next steps, we recommend adding our Benefit Gentle Cleaner for morning cleansing and continue using Purity Clean Exfoliating as an active cleanser in the evening. Step 2: Benefit Toner ๐ŸŒฑ (This product is NOT included in Kit, Available for purchase a la carte)


Apply Benefit Balance Antioxidant Toner to balance your skin's pH levels and tighten pores. Use after cleansing. Moisten a cotton pad with the product and swipe it over your face and neck. Avoid the eye area. Allow it to dry before applying the next product! This step can help balance your skin's pH and enhance the absorption your serum application.



Step 3: Apply Clarity Skin-Clarifying Serum ๐Ÿ’ฆ Water Based


Dispense a small (pea sized) amount of the Clarity Serum onto your fingertips. Gently massage the serum into your skin using upwards and outwards motions. Allow serum to fully absorb into your skin before applying any other products. This may take a minute or two.




Step 4: Apply Mystic Hydrating Mist

Spray Mystic Hydrating Treatment to freshly cleansed and toned skin. Pat/Tap to cover face and neck.



ADDITIONAL SKIN CARE WE RECOMMEND (NOT included, Available for purchase a la carte)


Intense Moisture with Emulsion Intense Hydrator ๐Ÿ”’ This deep moisturizer can be used morning and night. It's has a smooth, creamy thick texture to help trap hydration into the skin. After serum has penetrated, apply Emulsion moisturizer into skin by gently press it into your skin. Because this moisturize has an oil base the idea is the press pat onto the skin, do not massage. This will ensure to lock in hydration.



Moisture Recovery Mask ๐Ÿ’งwith Rescue+ Intense Hydrating Balm & Mask Use this product every other night as an alternate to Retinol. Apply after your serum step. This product can be used for extra hydration or as an overnight mask. Apply a pea sized amount to clean dry skin. Apply as a Mask by applying a thick layer and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly or wear overnight!

Eye Cream ๐Ÿ‘ Apply a nourishing eye cream to the delicate skin around your eyes. Gently tap it in with your ring finger to improve circulation and reduce puffiness. We recommend Eye Genius and Opti Crystal by Cosmedix available for purchase at STEAM Beauty & Wellness Spa Lip Care ๐Ÿ‘„ Don't forget to hydrate your lips with a moisturizing treatment before bedtime. We recommend Lumi Crystal Lip Hydrator by Cosmedix available for purchase at STEAM Beauty & Wellness Spa




As you replenish your products we recommend replacing with full sized products to maintain your progress long term. Take your time building your skin care supply. Remember, skin care doesn't have to be overly complicated or expense. This starter kit will help you learn the basic fundamental steps and your esthetician will help you build from this baseline at your pace and budget.


Every month get excited about replenishing your favorite products and introducing additional skin care into the routine.


Remember, skincare results can vary person to person, so be patient and give the product time to work. It may take several weeks to see noticeable results from a new routine. Consistency is KEY. Execute your Morning & Evening Regime every day to achieve best results.


If you experience any irritation or adverse reaction, discontinue use and contact your esthetician. We may need to introduce serums gradually as we rebuild the skin barrier and avoid overloading the skin.


If you have not already scheduled your follow up appointment or would like to schedule a Skin Consultation you may book your next visit to STEAM Beauty & Wellness Spa using our 24/7 Online Booking portal




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