Step-by-Step Skincare Ritual!
Skin care is not just a ‘routine’ for us. We call it a ritual for a reason. It’s a form of self-care, a time to slow down, focus on ourselves and our wellbeing and look after our entire selves: mind, body and soul. Discover our guide to the a natural and organic skin care ritual below.
Like every good skin care routine, cleansing is the first step of the skincare ritual. Cleanse twice daily and embrace the double-cleanse in the evenings for a deeper clean (the first cleanse removes dirt, debris and makeup, while the second cleanse unclogs the pores). Choose a natural-based face cleanser like our Nourishing Cleansing Oil or discover all our cleansers here.
We don’t have a traditional ‘toner’ but we have Mists instead (our Rosewater Balancing Mist is kind of a big deal). Packed with natural botanical extracts, our Mists provide instant hydration, helping skin to feel soothed and balanced. After cleansing, close your eyes and spritz your mist around your face. Gently press into your skin to help the ingredients absorb.
Activating Water Essence
Activating Water Essence hydrates and preps the skin to help it absorb the rest of your skin care products. It also contains emollients and high-performing botanical extracts to attract and hold water for a smoother, softer and healthier-looking complexion. To apply, pour a couple of drops into your palms and press gently onto the face, neck and décolletage. Want to know more? Discover 5 reasons to use Activating Water Essence.
Face serums are lightweight (but potent) formulas designed to provide your skin with extra hydration as well as target specific skin care concerns. With serums, a little goes a long way – gently press 1-2 pumps of the formula over your face, neck and décolletage and leave to sink in before you move on to the next step.
The skin around the eyes is delicate and prone to dryness. It’s also one of the first areas to show signs of ageing, so a nourishing eye cream or gel is important (for those first signs of ageing, Herbal Recovery Signature Eye Cream is our best eye cream for wrinkles and dark circles). Eye creams are formulated for different skin care concerns, so choose one that suits your needs most and gently press and smooth the cream around your eye contour area using your ring fingers.
Rich and creamy, moisturisers seal in hydration, improve the skin’s protective barrier, and lock in the benefits of the products you’ve used before it. Like other skin care products, moisturisers target different skin care concerns and can be used at different times. A richer formula is great for your nighttime ritual, while lightweight moisturisers tend to work well for day and in hotter climates. The final step of all good skin care rituals is a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Sun has damaging effects on the skin so it’s essential to use it every day, even in winter or when it’s overcast.