Let's face it: We all strive for healthy, glowing skin. But, unfortunately, skin concerns like acne and dehydration can be an obstacle in our path — especially when the concerns are linked to skin types. That’s why it’s important to understand your skin and what it needs to effectively address these concerns.
To help you reach your 2023 skincare goals, we spoke with our in-house licensed aesthetician, and Director of Education, Elizabeth Cardoza. She broke down 5 of the most common skin concerns and created personalized routines for each. So whether you're a skincare novice or a seasoned pro, this skincare guide is for you!
Skin Concern #1: Acne
Do you struggle with acne? If so, Cardoza recommends tailoring your skincare routine with ingredients clinically proven to fight breakouts — like vegan probiotics. Our proprietary vegan probiotics help balance and protect the skin microbiome. This is crucial because most skin concerns, including acne, are due to an imbalanced microbiome. So, by using vegan probiotic skincare, you’re taking a giant step towards keeping skin concerns at bay.
For those with acne-prone skin, Cardoza says, “Be sure to cleanse your skin twice a day with the probiotics + papaya enzyme exfoliating powder.” Since it’s an enzyme cleanser, it’s ultra-gentle on the skin and can be suitable for all skin types. The papaya enzyme formula breaks down dead skin cells, while the Jeju volcanic ash draws out toxins that can clog pores. Cardoza also suggests pairing probiotics + papaya enzyme exfoliating powder with probiotics + hyaluronic complex hydrating gel moisturizer “to target oiliness and acne-prone skin.” Together, these products help effectively minimize acne-prone traits like redness on skin, clogged pores, and blemishes.
Skin Concern #2: Rosacea
Rosacea is a common skin concern where the blood vessels in the face dilate, creating a flushed appearance in the cheeks and nose. Those with rosacea may also experience dry, red, and inflamed skin. Unlike other skin concerns, it can be difficult to find skincare products that successfully treat rosacea. But, thankfully, our calming essentials kit helps do the trick. The 2-piece toner and moisturizer set aims to provide unparalleled relief for sensitive skin, making it the best treatment for rosacea. Cardoza even describes it as the “perfect pair to calm, soothe, and have a healing effect on the most sensitive skin types.” She also recommends this duo because it’s fragrance-free, which may help alleviate rosacea symptoms and prevent future flare-ups.
Skin Concern #3: Uneven skin tone
According to Cardoza, one of the best ways to treat uneven skin tone — including hyperpigmentation — is with a concentrated blend of skin-loving vitamins and minerals and skin-repairing ingredients. To start, she recommends double cleansing using our probiotics + papaya enzyme exfoliating powder as the first cleanse and then following up with makeupmelt cleansing balm as the second cleanse. She explains that makeupmelt offers skin a “second conditioning cleanse,” which is vital for those experiencing uneven skin tone.
After double cleansing, Cardoza advises pairing our probiotics + murumuru ultra calming toner with glowshot supercharged hydrating serum. This helps balance the skin and delivers an extra boost of hydration. As the last step of this expertly-curated routine, use probiotics + murumuru hydra surge moisturizer “to brighten skin and get you glowing.”
Skin Concern #4: Dry skin
Dry and dehydrated skin are often used interchangeably. But, they’re quite different and need to be treated that way. Cardoza explains, “Many factors can contribute to dry skin. It’s not to be confused with dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin is due to a lack of water in the skin. Instead, dry skin is a skin type. This condition needs deep moisturizing.” That’s why she recommends cleansing with probiotics + moringa oil makeupmelt cleansing balm twice a day for those with dry skin. It’s infused with high-performance ingredients like moringa seed oil, false daisy, and prickly pear extract to cleanse sensitive skin without irritation. makeupmelt also provides deep moisture retention and relieves dryness, which is key to alleviating this skin concern.
After cleansing with makeupmelt, Cardoza says, "Use probiotics + murumuru ultra calming toner to improve skin texture. Then, follow up with a generous amount of glowshot supercharged hydrating serum. It revives tired-looking skin and binds in long-lasting hydration.” To finish up this routine, apply our probiotics + hydra surge moisturizer twice daily. This final step creates “the perfect reservoir to hold in all the moisture” and helps repair and restore dry skin.
Skin Concern #5: Premature aging
Last, but not least, is premature aging. This skin concern is when individuals start showing early signs of aging like thinning, dry skin, age spots, or wrinkles. To combat this issue and keep skin looking healthy and youthful, Cardoza suggests using products that protect against free radicals and environmental factors. She explains, “A great combination of ingredients can help prevent and diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and erosion of the skin barrier.”
To help protect and prevent signs of premature aging, Cardoza recommends starting your routine with cloudcleanse gentle foam cleanser and using it twice daily. Then, follow up with milkdew moisture toner to tone and condition the skin. Next is where the most crucial step comes into play. Cardoza refers to our probiotics + triple peptide refreshing eye cream as “a must-have for environmental protection as we often neglect the delicate eye area where signs of premature aging can start to become apparent.” Don’t forget to add a generous amount of glowshot hydrating serum after the eye cream to improve this antioxidant protection regimen. She explains, “The ultimate defense layer will be a vitamin-rich and antioxidant-boosting cream.” Complete this routine with a moisturizer! Cardoza says, “Our signature probiotics + hyaluronic complex hydrating gel moisturizer will strengthen your skin while protecting you from environmental stressors.”
We have the products and regimens to help you achieve your healthiest skin, no matter your skin concern. With the guidance of these personalized routines and exclusive tips from Cardoza, 2023 will be the year you reach your skincare goals once and for all.