THE LAB REPORT™
New Year, Same Healthy Skin Goals
RAYYAN, BEAUTY EDITOR | JANUARY 5, 2022
The past year may have been a roller coaster ride with external stressors, both in the world and our personal lives. And many of us had that stress show up on our skin, affecting the health of our skin. It is warranted that throughout the ups and downs of life changes, our skincare routine may have taken a backseat, and at moments, that was absolutely okay! Skincare is self-care so as we gear up to take on this new year with a healthy mindset, now is the ideal time to refresh our routine and get back to the basics. Here are the steps to help you maintain your skin goals.
Goal: Start with Refreshed Skin
Maintaining healthy skin starts with the first step: your cleansing step. Cleansing your skin ensures that you have a clean, fresh base to effectively prep your skin for the rest of your routine. The ideal daily cleanser you can implement for this goal is the Non-Negotiables® Green Tea + Mint AM Cleanser. This mild exfoliating and cleansing treatment clarifies skin with ingredients such as Salicylic Acid and AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) to reveal hydrated and radiant skin.
Beauty Editor Tip: To achieve your refreshed skin goals, pair your Green Tea + Mint AM Cleanser with the Olive + Enzyme PM Cleanser in the evening to purify and break down the oil build-up from the day.
Goal: Customize Your Treatments
Including a targeted treatment step is essential in achieving the healthy skin you desire. After you have cleansed your skin, this step works towards addressing specific needs and utilizes ingredients that help achieve them. For example, if your goal is:
- Ageless Skin: Use the Deep Wrinkle Protocol Serum Duo. This set of face and eye serums utilizes an intense complex of Ferulic Acid, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. The Vitamin A within these two formulas is a stabilized form of Retinol that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, retexturizes the surface of the skin, and works to brighten without the excessive photosensitivity found in most Retinol products in the market. The complex is also powered by microencapsulated Vitamin C, which is time-released, effectively allowing your skin to restore its ageless radiance.
- Energized Skin: Use the Divine Elixir Firming Algae Facial Oil. This bi-phase oil is clinically proven to firm skin and is shown to help reduce the signs of inflammaging, which is the chronic state of irritation on the skin. This botanical oil is powered by a blend of algae extracts that work to detoxify and energize the skin, revealing healthy renewed skin.
- Soothed Skin: Use the Divine Elixir Ayurvedic Blend Facial Oil. This moisturizing facial oil uses practices known in Ayurveda to aid in balancing and restoring the wellness of the skin. This formula also includes Ashwagandha, an adaptogen that contains properties to help the skin withstand stress, and Cannabis Sativa, making it ideal for calming and soothing the skin.
As you continue to work towards your healthy skin goals, maintaining them requires continuous protection of the skin. The first step of protection is using a moisturizer to help lock in hydration. This step helps in continuing the proper function of the skin’s barrier. Implementing the Divine Elixir Luminous Firming Cream will help achieve this goal. This cream is clinically proven to firm, improve elasticity, and lock in moisture for up to 72 hours after application. For your final protection step, apply sunscreen to ensure that all of your efforts to maintain your healthy skin are successful.
As a reminder, your self-care routine is unique to you and your skin goals. Maintaining consistency is essential but also, understanding how you envision healthy skin is the ultimate goal.