Back to School Skincare Basics
Back-to-school seems to apply to all of us – not just students! From fashion to food, ‘tis the season for getting back to basics, and that includes skincare routines. This guide, broken into helpful categories with products specific to each skin type, outlines four simple steps to create an ideal natural skincare regimen every skin type needs to look, feel and function its best.
Step 1: Cleanse
Your skin is as unique as you are, and so should be your cleanser! This first step is arguably the most important in your skincare regimen since it sets the stage and prepares the skin for what’s to come.
Our Rejuvenating collection is ideal for normal and dry skin types. Rejuvenating Cleansing Gel is a luxurious, botanically-based cleansing gel formula that thoroughly removes dirt, oils, makeup and surface debris without disturbing skin’s moisture balance. Rose Flower Oil works to replenish cells leaving skin clean, soft and refreshed.
The Rehydrating collection is ideal if your skin is dehydrated or sensitive. Gentle, aromatic Rehydrating Neroli Cleansing Milk replenishes moisture as it thoroughly removes makeup and impurities. A nourishing blend of botanicals protects and soothes even the most sensitive skin. Neroli Oil, extracted from the Bitter Orange Blossom, hydrates, soothes and oxygenates skin, Apricot Kernel Oil moisturizes, softens and protects skin and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice hydrates and soothes.
The Clarifying collection is ideal for normal to oily and combination skin types. All-natural, clean-rinsing Clarifying Mineral Enzyme Cleanser uses minerals like Copper, Manganese, and Zinc to combat inflammation and improve elasticity, fruit enzymes like Mango and Papaya to encourage cell turnover to refine texture, and a blend of Spirulina, Sea Lettuce and Triphala to support immune response and regulate oil production. Organic Kelp Extract further detoxifies, refines and oxygenates your skin balancing oil production and keeping breakouts at bay.
Step 2: Tone
Toning is an important step to take as it helps remove any remaining debris or oil left behind from cleansing. It also helps to restore the balance of your skin’s natural pH which allows serums and moisturizers to penetrate and work more effectively.
Rejuvenate skin with weightless and water-based Rejuvenating Thermal Tonic, infused with soothing, anti-inflammatory and mildly astringent botanicals like Witch Hazel, Chamomile and Elderflower Extract. Skin is left balanced, refreshed and ready for the next step in your skincare regimen.
Rehydrate skin with Rehydrating Neroli Water, an aromatic floral water from the essence of Bitter Orange Blossom, an aromatic essence that eases stress response, calms the mind and uplifts the spirit as if refreshes, oxygenates and hydrates skin. Perfect for anytime your skin needs a little extra refreshment.
Clarify skin with Clarifying Probiotic Mineral Tonic to purify, balance and brighten. This regulating formula normalizes and refines skin with a powerful blend of fruit extracts, minerals and the protective skin-regulating power of probiotics. Lactobacillus ferment supports skin-healthy microorganisms, suppressing those that can damage skin to optimize the skin’s microbiome.
Step 3: Treat
This step includes serums and masks. While many serums can be used daily, masks are typically better suited for one to three times per week. Just a few uses a week can have a dramatic impact on your complexion.
Rejuvenate dull skin with Rejuvenating Spirulina Masque, a powerful masque packed with vitamins, minerals and proteins from marine superfoods. This stimulating treatment helps improve circulation and cell function as it detoxifies and remineralizes to leave complexion healthier, more radiant and younger-looking.
Rehydrate parched skin with Rehydrating Algae Gel Masque. This nutrient-rich yet lightweight gel penetrates deep into skin to replenish essential minerals and vitamins that fortify and protect as natural botanicals provide calming and healing properties.
Clarify congested skin with Clarifying Moor Mud Masque, whose mineral-rich mud is known for its purifying and health-giving benefits. Also great for body, it naturally deep cleans, detoxifies and nourishes with essential minerals that work to improve overall cell function, leaving skin softer, smoother and healthier-looking from head to toe.
Step 4: Moisturize
Just like sunscreen, use your moisturizer every day without fail. This reinforces any skin type’s ability to retain moisture – keeping dry skin more supple, sensitive skin more soothed, and oily skin hydrated so that it doesn’t overcompensate by overproducing oil.
Rejuvenate normal to dry skin with Rejuvenating 24-Hour Moisture Crème. This great everyday go-to nourishes, softens and soothes while also providing powerful antioxidant protection using natural oils like Omega 3’s and Primrose Oil. The addition of active botanicals like Pine Bark Extract and Borage Seed help not only boost but also maintain skin’s moisture all day.
Rehydrate even sensitive skin with Rehydrating Liposome Day Crème This advanced all-day moisturizer uses liposome technology to deliver emollients and potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant botanicals to skin on contact, reducing redness, unevenness or couperose skin as it adds lasting moisture.
Clarify oily, combination or acne-prone skin weightlessly with Clarifying Daily Hydrator. This lightweight formula balances, hydrates and protects skin as it minimizes oil overproduction and regulates shine. Antioxidants provide superior protection from free radicals and help reinforce the skin matrix.
So get back to basics for back-to-school skincare for a complexion worthy of an A+!