Serum + Oil for Optimal Skincare

The skin needs both hydration and emollients for optimal health and appearance.

Face oils function as emollients, to add moisture, and as occlusives, to lock in moisture. They are formulated to nourish and revitalize the skin by strengthening and repairing the lipid barrier.

Face oils are amazing at preventing moisture loss but they do not actually supply hydration themselves. To hydrate the skin products containing hydrophilic ingredients and humectants such as aloe vera, glycerin and hyaluronic acid are best. These humectants help draw moisture to the skin and keep it in place.

When combined, hydrating and emollient ingredients create what we know as a lotion or cream. The difference is that to bind hydrophilic products (ie. RENEW serum) and hydrophobic products (ie REPAIR face oil) ingredients known as solubilizers and emulsifiers are required to prevent separation. These ingredients are not all bad, but we have decided to keep our hydrophilic and hydrophobic ingredients separate primarily for two reasons: to avoid the addition of unnecessary ingredients and so that your routine may be customized to your needs using the building blocks we provide.

If you tend towards blemish prone skin we highly recommend RENEW + BALANCE, and if you tend towards dry skin we recommend RENEW + REPAIR. Whether you choose REPAIR or BALANCE, do try it tonight mixed with RENEW - together they create the perfect slip for our signature facial massage.

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