Combination skin that is prone to clogged pores and breakouts requires a careful combination of AHAs and pore-cleaning ingredients, along with antiseptic botanicals, like natural Witch Hazel. Our oil control system helps reduce your skin's need to pour out oil by balancing the skin, without over-drying. This routine helps to disinfect, balance oil, exfoliate, and prevent troubling breakouts. Your skin will be healthy, clear and balanced.
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- Enlarged pores and produces oil mostly in t-zone
- Breaks out from heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
- Skin that becomes red and flushes easily, gets tight and irritated by harsh products
- Consistent blemishes and cysts (several new blemishes a week)
- Clogged pores and blackheads
- Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
- Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
- Concerned about aging
We have recommended an extensive routine for those who want to get serious about their skin, but we realize there are others who want a simple approach. Check out our Basics and The Collection Kits below.
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*With any new skin care routine, it is advised to introduce one new product a day.
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We recommend a separate routine for morning and evening simply because your skin's needs differ from day to night. During the day, you want to focus on giving your skin protection from the sun, oil control and provide lightweight hydration under makeup.
Cleanse your skin with AHA/BHA CLEANSING GEL. This provides a deep pore cleansing without stripping and over-drying your skin. On damp skin, apply a nickel-sized amount of gel, work through, and rinse well.
Saturate a Toning Cloth with our alcohol-free BALANCING SKIN TONIC. Wipe over entire face. Leave your skin damp with the toner and proceed to Step Three. By leaving your skin damp with the toner, you are giving your skin a drink of water, which is essential for healthy skin. Toning Cloths are a must-have companion to our alcohol-free toners.
On damp skin, apply a thin coat of VITAMIN C&E TREATMENT. This provides the skin with gentle antioxidant protection to prevent free radical environmental damage. A must for healthy, glowing skin.
Rub a quarter-sized amount of DAILY PROTECTION SPF 30 onto fingertips. Apply to entire face, neck and ears, (even the back of the neck for those with short hair). Our sunblock is lightweight, greaseless, and will not clog the pores or cause breakouts. Read: How to Apply Sunscreen to the Face and Neck
Dab a small amount of SYNERGY EYE CREAM around the eyes and proceed with makeup (optional).
We recommend a separate routine for morning and evening simply because your skin's needs differ from day than from night. In the evening, your skin is at rest and in its "repair" mode, trying to heal the environmental damage that occurred during the day. You want to focus on calming, healing, removing surface dry skin cells and absorption of performance products.
Apply a generous amount of ALOE CLEANSING MILK to damp skin. Massage through the skin, wet fingertips, work through again, and rinse well with lukewarm water. We recommend using our Facial Sponges, instead of a wash cloth to provide a gentler cleansing.
Saturate a Toning Cloth with our alcohol-free BALANCING SKIN TONIC. Wipe over your entire face. Leave your skin damp with the toner and proceed to Step Three.
For three nights, apply a thin coat of BHA CLARIFYING SERUM to damp skin. It may or may not cause a mild tingling sensation, which is considered normal. By treating your skin for three nights with our BHA Clarifying Serum, you are exfoliating the skin by dissolving the glue that holds dry, dead skin cells together to smooth the skin, refine the pores, and reduce breakouts.
You then want to discontinue using BHA Clarifying Serum to give your skin a break from exfoliation. Research indicates that too much exfoliation can irritate and inflame the skin and accelerate the aging process. Also, BHA Clarifying Serum performs more effectively when not being used all of the time.
For the next three nights, apply a thin coat of SKIN CORRECTING SERUM to damp skin. Using this serum will feed your skin with nourishment and performance ingredients. Alternate the night serums every three nights, using each for three nights at a time.
Apply a small amount of MATTE MOISTURE to entire face and neck.
Apply a small amount of SYNERGY EYE SERUM to the area under the eyes.
Home Mini Facial (Once a Week)
Mini Facials are a must for keeping skin healthy and smooth. Your skin will thank you for the extra attention. The proper way to perform a Mini Facial is as follows.
Wash your face with your cleanser. Apply a small amount of MINT BUFFING BEADS to damp skin. Follow instructions on back of the tube. (Use Mint Buffing Beads once with your 3-step mini facial, and twice on its own; or 3 times a week, if you don’t perform your mini facial.)
Apply a thin coat of SKIN CORRECTING SERUM. Masks are designed to push serums into the skin, which is why you will get better results with your Mini Facial by using a skin serum underneath the mask.
Apply a thin coat of DETOXIFYING MASK to entire face. Let dry for 10-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and apply your evening moisturizer and eye cream.
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