Congratulations on taking the first step to a new skin care regimen.
The Normal Skin Starter Kit by COSMEDIX Skin Care is the perfect choice to to help the skin appear smoother and healthier-looking.
MORNING ROUTINE ☀️ Step 1: Cleanse with Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser 🌿 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 🌱 (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 Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum ✨ 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 before applying any other products. This may take a minute or two.
Step 4: Apply Emulsion Intense Hydrator 🔒 You should complete your Morning Skin Care routine with a moisturizer that suits your current skin condition. Apply a small pea sized amount in replace of SPF sunscreen. Following the Affirm serum step; apply 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.
ADDITIONAL SKIN CARE NEEDED (NOT included in Kit, Available for purchase a la carte) Step 5: Apply Hydrate+ SPF Highly Recommended: 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 recommend leveling up to Peptide Rich SPF 50 by Cosmedix EVENING ROUTINE 🌙 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 Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser🌿 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. Active cleansers are great for evening cleansing to gently exfoliate, unclog pores, remove make up, remove oil build up and help revealing a smoother complexion. For next steps, we recommend adding an active cleanser in the evening.
Step 2: Benefit Toner 🌱 (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 Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum ✨ 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. (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 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. You can apply a thin layer of Rescue+ Intense Hydrating Balm as a nighttime moisturizer on top of retinol. Step 5: Moisture Recovery 💧with Emulsion Intense Hydrator Use this product every other day as an alternate to Define. Apply a pea sized amount to clean dry skin. Massage it into your face and neck using upward motions to promote circulation and a healthy glow. ADDITIONAL SKIN CARE (Products NOT included in Kit, Available for purchase a la carte)
Step 6: Every Day Moisturizer
Ask your esthetician to recommend a daily mosturizer you can you use for AM or PM. Lock in hydration with a moisturizer that suits your current skin condition. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid or ceramides to nourish and replenish your skin while you sleep.
Step 7: Eye Cream 👁
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
Step 8: Lip Care 👄
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
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.
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