So you need an easy guide to help you develop a smart skincare regimen using your new medical-grade skincare products. With your new cosmeceuticals in hand, learning the right skincare routine is a breeze with our help and this handy guide. You will learn how and when to use your products, and you will start seeing desired results fast from your new and effective routine.
Step One: Cleanse
Clearing the face of dirt, oil, sweat and other daily impurities in the morning and in the evening helps to freshen the skin and keep pollutants from building up in the pores. Washing away the grime after a long day and in the morning after sleeping helps keep skin clear and radiant. You may be using over the counter skincare products or soap and water as part of your current face washing routine, but Island Cosmeceuticals' medical-grade skincare products provide a better, cleaner feeling without leaving behind a residue like drugstore soaps might.
Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before cleansing. Using upward, circular motions, gently wash your face using our gentle chamomile cleanser when you are in need of a soothing, moisturizing wash gentle enough for even the most sensitive and irritated skin. With natural calming ingredients, this facial cleanser is great at reducing irritation and refreshing the skin.
The Salicylic Face and Body Wash offers a deeper cleanse by removing heavier makeup and impurities without taking away moisture and is ideal for face and body breakouts, razor bumps, folliculitis, and also calms the sensitive bikini area making it ideal for shaving.
These cleansers leave behind no pore-clogging residue and are ideal for nearly any skin type.
Step Two: Tone
‘Toner’ no longer means the harsh formulas of the past that stung and stripped away the necessary oils on the skin. Today’s toners prep the skin for other products to work their best and can be formulated to add nutrients to the skin while balancing the complexion. Our specially formulated skincare toners have highly concentrated ingredients, too, so the addition of a high-quality toner from Island Cosmeceuticals can give your skin that extra boost that balances the skin’s PH level and even acts as an antiseptic skin care medication. Toner should be applied with a cotton ball or pad, or mist, after cleansing to keep skin clean and bright.
Island Cosmeceuticals Dual Action Toner contains salicylic and glycolic acids that remove the daily buildup of dead skin and dirt that the cleanser can’t remove. This brightens the complexion and smoothes the skin, giving your client a clear palette for other products. This toner works to reduce the presence of inflammation, shaving bumps and even symptoms of rosacea. It is the perfect toner for all skin types especially extra sensitive or damaged skin.
Step Three: Exfoliate
Exfoliation is a key step for those prone to acne, blackheads, and blemishes. Only with exfoliation can a person get the embedded layers of dirt and skin out of their pores. Exfoliation strips off the top dead layers of skin and leaves behind fresh, new skin that is smooth, soft and glowing. This step needs to be done after toning but before moisturizing so as not to strip away the moisturizer.
You shouldn’t exfoliate every time you wash your face. Exfoliation only needs to be done one to three times a week depending on your skin's needs. Medical-grade skincare products have a strong enough formulation to make exfoliation effective without daily application, so be sure not to over-exfoliate to avoid potentially overworking the skin.
For those looking to reduce fine lines in the skin, our ResurFACE Crème works perfectly as an at-home microdermabrasion treatment with botanical ingredients that have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. This gentle buffing cream is perfect for those hoping to decrease the presence of fine lines, age spots, acne scarring and other imperfections in the skin.
Step Four: Moisturize
Moisture is what keeps the skin soft, supple and healthy. Utilizing a serum and moisturizer daily is important to keep your skin protected and well-hydrated throughout the day. This necessary step in a smart skincare routine keeps your skin luminous and youthful especially as you age. After application, really let that moisture sink into your skin to ensure that the full effects of the moisturizer take hold.
Our powerful medical grade anti-aging serums and moisturizers have natural ingredients that revitalize the skin and hold in moisture all day long. Enriched Moisture Crème is full of active ingredients like squalene, vitamin E, wheat germ oil and red algae extract that heal, restore collagen, hold in moisture and even protect against free radicals. This firming antioxidant moisturizer firms while it rehydrates, making it a popular item for those hoping to maintain their youthful appearance.
If you are struggling with wrinkles, the Ultra Firming Marine is a medical-grade skincare product that is clinically proven to smooth, firm and reduce wrinkles in aging skin. Emblica, an active ingredient that is the best available natural source of concentrated vitamin C, a strong antioxidant, protects the skin from free radicals while it brightens, firms and replenishes.
Step Five: Protect
Most people assume that SPF protection is only necessary for summer when, in reality, SPF protection should be applied every day. Island Cosmeceuticals' sun protection products provide some of the best protection out there with well-researched and tested ingredients that are confirmed to have highly effective protective qualities. With proper outdoor protection, clients can avoid the potential aging effects caused by free radicals and sun exposure.
Island Cosmeceuticals' Daily Replenishing SPF 30+ is a chemical-free broad spectrum tinted moisturizer that’s designed to protect against UVA and UVB rays. This moisturizer can prevent damage, wrinkles, and irritation that may be caused by prolonged sun exposure while being gentle enough for sensitive and post-cosmetic and laser treatment skin. It should be applied 15 minutes before sun exposure and be reapplied every 2 hours.
PRO TIP: Always rub excess sunblock into the back of your hands for powerful anti-aging benefits.
Island Cosmeceuticals has what you need
Island Cosmeceuticals' medical-grade skincare products cover the full spectrum of a smart daily skincare regimen. When used regularly as instructed, this complete skin treatment gives you clear and radiant skin while protecting you from future damage. Whether you need acne or wrinkle treatment in your daily routine or require products formulated for sensitive skin, Island Cosmeceutical's medical-grade formulations are available to cover all the bases for everyone.