So you're ready to kick the toxins in your skincare routine and have no idea where to begin?
Here is our guide to help get you started on finding the right skincare product for your concern.
For Dry / Sensitive / Irritated skin
For Oily / Acne prone skin
For Dry / Mature / Normal skin
For additional anti-ageing benefits
1. STEP ONE - FACIAL CLEANSING OIL
Ideal for dry, mature, sensitive (unless you are sensitive to essential oils) and normal to combination skin concerns.
This is your skincare routine 'warmup' - Facial Cleansing Oil - A nourishing, gentle yet effective oil cleanser to dissolve away even the most stubborn, waterproof makeup as part of the 'oil cleansing method' - all without a single drop of harsh, synthetic detergent.
An oil cleanse method also uses steam from your washcloth to help open pores and passages in the nose to help relieve congestion and pressure at the same time. This is your moment of self care.. to breathe, pause, reconnect and enjoy the essential oils to calm and relax you. If you would like to find out more on oil cleansing as part of the "Double Cleanse Method" - check out our blog post here
You can absolutely stop your cleansing step here, we recommend that if you have dry skin - but if you prefer a superb clean, follow with our natural foaming ACTIVATED CHARCOAL CLEANSE BAR.
2. STEP TWO - BULGARIAN ROSE HYDRATION MIST (HYDRATION/TONING)
Ideal for dry, mature, irritated, sensitive and normal skin concerns
A Bulgarian Rose Hydration Mist acts like your rebalancing product - bulgarian rose hydrosol is known to balance skin's ph levels, boost hydration and calm irritated skin which is really beneficial for skin after cleansing (especially if you are using another strong cleanser that can disturb your skin's natural skin acid mantle).
It prepares your skin for the next step and spritzing with this helps keep your skin damp so you can apply your Super Hydrator hyaluronic acid serum, or facial oil (as you should ALWAYS apply your facial oils on DAMP skin) after.
3. STEP THREE - (A) SUPER HYDRATOR (HYALURONIC ACID SERUM)
Ideal for all skin concerns
An absolute must-have for all skin concerns due to its intensive hydrating and skin smoothing properties is a hyaluronic acid serum.
Our Zen Botanics Super Hydrator is a hyaluronic acid serum that contains high molecular weight hyaluronic acid known to deliver immediate hydration to your skin by locking in water on the surface layer of your skin. It gives a plumping effect with instantly smoother and firmer appearance.
Apply on damp skin and seal in with your facial oil/moisturiser.
Also check out our blog post on hyaluronic acid - your frequently asked questions answered for more info
While an eye serum is generally considered not necessary, it can be really beneficial if you have concerns about under-eye bags, puffiness, dark circles and fine lines around your eye contour area. Sagging and drooping eyelids can also make you look more tired than usual.
Our Zen Botanics Rejuvenating Eye Serum contains all the ingredients needed to target all these concerns - high potency caffeine to awaken, hyaluronic acid to plump skin with moisture and an award-winning ingredient containing Persian Silk Tree Extract with clinically proven results to lift and tighten sagging eyelid area, reduce intensity of red/blue pigmentation under eyes to fade dark circles and plump skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
4. STEP FOUR - SIMPLY SQUALANE (IF USING ALONE AS YOUR FACIAL OIL)
Ideal for all skin concerns
Apply Simply Squalane on its own or before your cream/lotion.
Simply Squalane is a lightweight, fast absorbing oil known to help moisturise and protect skin. It is great not just for dry skin but is known to help regulate sebum production, making it beneficial for oily skin also. Click here for more info on squalane oil
5. STEP FIVE - DREAM CREAM / CREAM OR LOTION OF CHOICE (OR IF APPLYING AGE DEFY FACIAL OIL, SKIP THIS STEP AND GO TO STEP 6)
Apply any cream or lotion you have before your facial oil. This will help the products absorb better into your skin as the facial oil will help seal it. Creams or lotions contain a percentage of water which will not penetrate your skin as effectively if you were to apply an oil before them.
Dream Cream is the ideal cream perfect for layering with targeted serums because it is so lightweight, yet non-greasy and contains over 97% certified organic ingredients.
Apply a facial oil as the last step in your skincare routine or before sunscreen if you are using during the day. A facial oil is a good way to seal in moisture and amplify essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants into your skincare routine so you can get the maximum benefits. Check out our blog post for 5 reasons why facial oils will benefit your skin.
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