Skincare Duos: Products That Work Well Together
Like Batman + Robin and Peanut Butter + Jelly, some things are better together.
The same can be said for skincare. Pairings of the right products used at the right time in the right way can create more effective treatments and stronger results.
Our favorite skincare duos include:
Environ Dual Action Pre-Cleansing Oil + Hydrating Clay Mask
The oil is used to soften sebum and loosen congestion, and the clay mask acts as a gentle micro-exfoliant creating a wonderful deep cleansing treatment.
This combo is the first step in your routine. Start with oil, massaging it into dry skin for about 60 seconds, then add a dime size amount of the clay mask. Continue to massage for another 60 seconds, adding a few drops of water if necessary, and rinse with cool water.
Biologique Recherche Cryo-Sticks + Joanna Czech Face Mask
This is a terrific treatment for redness and rosacea. The Face Mask hydrates, soothes, and protects skin from oxidative stress (and it adheres to the face beautifully), while the Cryo-Sticks give the extra benefits of cold therapy including calming inflammation and improving blood circulation. They also help infuse the ingredients from the mask into the skin.
Use this duo after cleanser and toner. Apply the mask to face and run the Cryo-Sticks over the mask for 5-10 minutes. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes.
Joanna Czech Facial Massager + Exquisite Dual Hydration Mask
Massage is one of the most effective steps in keeping skin healthy and glowing. It increases blood flow, which carries nutrients to the tissue, it lifts and sculpts the facial muscles, and it enhances the efficacy of the products that follow. This moisturizing mask contains marine peptides and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and firm. It’s also made of bio-cellulose, which most closely mimics our skin, and is the perfect canvas for the massager. The results are a dewy, toned, hydrated complexion.
After cleanser + toner, apply the mask and massage in an upward motion (see graphic) for at least 5-7 minutes. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes.
Biologique Recherche Crème Masque Vernix + Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum
Creme Masque Vernix’s mix of 80% hyaluronic acid and 20% amino acids and lipids is one of the most hydrating, protective and nourishing moisturizers. Active Botanical Serum is a luxurious face oil formulated with 22 of the world’s most nutrient-rich botanicals for restorative moisture.
This is your final step after cleansing, toning, serum application and eye cream. Scoop a walnut-sized amount of Vernix into your hand. Add 2-3 drops of Active Botanical Serum and emulsify between your fingers before massaging into the face and neck.
Alpha Hydroxy Derma-Lac Lotion + Environ Vitamin A,C & E Oil Forte
Derma-Lac lotion is a liquid exfoliant that contains hydrating lactic acid. The oil contains the powerhouse antioxidant trio of Vitamin A, Vitamin C + Vitamin E. This combination creates a wonderful firming, brightening and moisturizing effect on the body.
After the shower, towel off and combine the 2 liquids into to your hands massaging upwards towards your heart. The ratio is up to you, but we like a silver dollar dollop of Derma-Lac and 2 shakes of the oil.