ROUTINE GUIDE

If you have sensitised your skin barrier we strongly recommend you to to stop using actives for a month and concentrate on helping your skin to heal. Best way to support your skin is by cleansing with a gentle non -foaming low pH cream or gel, such as our Hydrating gel cleanser or simply wipe skin with Hydrating milky toner twice a day. You ideally would hydrate with ceramide rich products. You have a choice between our Skin rehab light and rich cream, Skin barrier restoring oil (best for combination to normal skin), Ceramide balm (best for dry skin) and Milky toner. Actives such as vitamin c, retinoids, BHA and AHA products can be introduces after your barrier has strengthened, usually after a full skin cycle of 30 days. 

BLEMISHED, OILY SKIN

Characteristics: acneic skin gets oily shortly after cleansing; It has visible pores and breakouts

Cause: hormone imbalance; stress (usually affecting areas like chin and around mouth); acne cosmetica (aka acne caused by aggravating cosmetics), usually affecting areas like the cheeks and forehead

MORNING

  1. Hydrating gel cleanser

  2. Hydrating milky toner applied with a cotton pad

  3. Skin rehab light lotion  (ceramide and cholesterol rich lotion, free of butters and oils, squalane based)

  4. Sunscreen   

NIGHT

  1. Anti-pollution deep cleansing oil (fully emulsifying oil cleanser, clean rinsing, gentle to eyes)

  2. Hydrating gel cleanser (this step is necessary only if you have used a sunscreen during the day)

  3. Hydration booster serum x 2 drops all over face including lips and eye area (niacinamide enriched hyaluronic acid serum)

  4. Skin rehab light lotion  (ceramide and cholesterol rich lotion, free of butters and oils, squalane based)

  5. *Blemish SOS oil x 1 to 2 drops three nights a week

* BLEMISH SOS OIL MUST NOT BE USED IN THE SAME ROUTINE WITH RETINOIDS. 

ROSACEA WITH OILY SKIN

Characteristics:  Unline acne vulgaris, rosacea is virtually devout of blackheads and white heads. Also it primarily affects adults. Common signs are redness, dome shaped papules, scaling, rough texture, broken capillaries and flushing.

Cause: The exact cause is still unknown, however, the most common triggers are alcohol, spicy foods, stress, lack of sleep, sun and heat.

MORNING

  1. Hydrating gel cleanser

  2. Hydrating milky toner applied with a cotton pad

  3. Skin rehab light lotion x 2 pumps (ceramide and cholesterol rich lotion, free of butters and oils, squalane based)

  4. Sunscreen   

NIGHT

  1. Anti-pollution deep cleansing oil (fully emulsifying oil cleanser, clean rinsing, gentle to eyes)- this step is necessary only if you have used a sunscreen during the day

  2. Hydrating gel cleanser (this step is necessary only if you have used a sunscreen during the day)

  3. Hydrating Milky Toner

  4. Skin rehab light lotion (ceramide and cholesterol rich lotion, free of butters and oils, squalane based)

  5. Intense night repair oil with retinaldehyde x once or twice a week (read directions in product page)

ROSACEA WITH DRY SKIN

Characteristics:  Unline acne vulgaris, rosacea is virtually devout of blackheads and white heads. Also it primarily affects adults. Common signs are redness, dome shaped papules, scaling, rough texture, broken capillaries and flushing.

Cause: The exact cause is still unknown, however, the most common triggers are alcohol, spicy foods, stress, lack of sleep, sun and heat.

MORNING

  1. Hydrating milky toner applied with a cotton pad

  2. Skin rehab rich cream 

  3. Skin barrier restoring oil x 2 drops added to rich cream if skin is excessively dry

  4. Sunscreen   

NIGHT

  1. Anti-pollution deep cleansing oil (fully emulsifying oil cleanser, clean rinsing, gentle to eyes)

  2. Hydrating gel cleanser (this step is necessary only if you have used a sunscreen during the day)

  3. Hydration booster serum x 2 drops all over face including lips and eye area (niacinamide enriched hyaluronic acid serum)

  4. Skin rehab rich cream

  5. Ceramide Balm

DEHYDRATED (THIRSTY) SKIN 

Characteristics: Dehydrated skin is a temporary condition (not a type) and is associated with inadequate water retention in the top layer of  the skin. You don't have to have a dry skin to have this condition. Combination and oily skin can have it as well. Often dehydrated skin looks oily, which can be an overcompensation for lack of moisture in the skin. Dehydrated skin looks dull, could be peeling, feels rough and tight and is more sensitive, breakouts are quite common

Cause: hot baths; hard water; cleansing with harsh surfactant based cleansers with high pH; Over-cleansing; Sun; cold; alcohol; inadequate water intake; harsh actives such as retinoids, benzoyl peroxide.

MORNING

  1. Hydrating milky toner applied with a cotton pad

  2. Super Serum - (if skin is not vitamin c sensitive)

  3. Skin rehab light lotions (ceramide and cholesterol rich lotion, free of butters and oils, squalane based) if skin is oily dehydrated

  4. Sunscreen   

NIGHT

  1. Cleansing balm to milk cleanser (oil based fully emulsifying 1st cleanser, clean rinsing, gentle to eyes) OR Deep cleansing oil if you prefer fragrance free

  2. Hydrating gel cleanser (this step is necessary only if you have used a sunscreen during the day)

  3. Hydration booster serum x 2 drops all over face including lips and eye area (niacinamide enriched hyaluronic acid serum)

  4. Skin rehab light lotion x 2 pumps (ceramide and cholesterol rich lotion, free of butters and oils, squalane based) if your skin is oily OR Skin rehab rich - if your skin is dry

  5. Skin barrier restoring oil or Ceramide cream if your skin is extra distressed

DRY SKIN

Characteristics: Dry skin is a type and is associated with lack of oil or lipids. Dry skin can be red and flaky; has rough white patches and even cracks. It feels uncomfortable, painful, itchy and tingles

Cause: genetics, harsh weather; extreme fat free diet

MORNING

  1. Hydrating milky toner applied with a cotton pad

  2. Hydration booster serum or Super Serum if skin is not vitamin c sensitive

  3. Skin rehab rich cream (could mixed with a few drops of Skin Barrier restoring oil for extra dry skin)

  4. Sunscreen   

NIGHT

  1. Cleansing balm to milk cleanser (oil based fully emulsifying 1st cleanser, clean rinsing, gentle to eyes).

  2. OR Deep cleansing oil cleanser if sensitive to essential oils

  3. Hydrating gel cleanser (this step is necessary only if you have used a sunscreen during the day)

  4. *AHA/PHA exfoliating toner (twice a week to avoid over-exfoliation)

  5. Hydration booster serum x 2 drops all over face including lips and eye area (niacinamide enriched hyaluronic acid serum)

  6. Skin rehab rich 

  7. Ceramide Balm

*AHA/PHA TONER  MUST NOT BE USED IN THE SAME ROUTINE WITH RETINOIDS. 

PREGNANCY SKIN

Characteristics:  sensitive, hormonal, prone to breakouts and redness

Caution: during pregnancy BHA (salicylic acid) and retinoids are not advisable 

MORNING

  1. Hydrating gel cleanser (skip this step if your skin is dry and dehydrated)

  2. Hydrating milky toner applied with a cotton pad

  3. Super serum (orSkin rehab light if you are not using actives)

  4. Sunscreen   

NIGHT

  1. Anti-pollution deep cleansing oil (fully emulsifying oil cleanser, clean rinsing, gentle to eyes) - this step is necessary only if you have worn  sunscreen or makeup

  2. Hydrating gel cleanser (this step is necessary only if you have used heavy makeup and sunscreen in the day)

  3. Hydration booster serum x 2 drops all over face including lips and eye area (niacinamide enriched hyaluronic acid serum)

  4. Skin rehab rich or light cream

  5. Skin Barrier restoring oil or Ceramide Balm if skin is extra dry