One thing I am hearing time and time again from Sukin customers is that they aren’t always confident that they are using the right products, and in the right order. Does that sound like you?
Whilst it is difficult to answer this question for each individual in a single blog post, I am going to try and answer the main questions that we have from customers.
The problems I see arising are not with picking your cleanse, tone and moisturise routine, you all seem to be well learned in that regard, and most of you know your skin well (which is great!). When I boil it down, I have identified three major culprit confusions and a handful of products that are causing the dramas.
- Should I be using the Intensive Firming Serum and Hydration Booster and in what order?
- Do I need the Rose Hip Oil and Hydration Booster and when is it best to use both?
- Which night cream is for me and what are the main differences between the Moisture Restoring Night Cream and the Replenishing Night Cream?
I am more than happy to compose a part two to this post if your question isn’t answered here, so please make sure you leave a reply if you have further questions.
Should I be using the Intensive Firming Serum and Hydration Booster and in what order?
These products are developed to perform different functions so certainly they can be used together. I will point out straight away though that this is not suitable for everyone as these products are quite rich in formulation.
The names are the giveaway, one is for firming and the other for hydration.
The Firming Serum is best worn under makeup, over moisturiser. The reason behind this logic is that your moisturiser will soak in quite quickly, but some of the ingredients in the serum are designed to work from top layer down so you want this to be the last thing that sits on your skin before your foundation, plus, it provides a nice little barrier for your pores.
Argan, Acai and Goji berries are your three key actives in this one. Argan is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E to boost skin renewal, while goji, rich in vitamins, aids circulation and helps minimise fine lines and wrinkles. Acai, a highly potent antioxidant complex assists in preserving skin collagen.
The Botanical Hydration Booster best works its magic at night time (particularly if you’re looking at using the Serum also). Use this little beauty under your night cream/night time moisturiser, or if you’re a night time rose hip oil user you can mix the two oils together before applying, or apply the Booster first then the Rose Hip Oil.
The Booster is a pure elixir, so essentially every ingredient is an active. Immortelle, argan and vitamin E look after your cell regeneration. Sweet almond rapidly absorbs to assist in protecting the skin’s lipid barrier and jojoba offers deep moisturisation.
If you’re using both you get a good double dose of argan and vitamin E, which is great for ageing skin.
Do I need the Rose Hip Oil and Botanical Hydration Booster and when is it best to use both?
Again these products serve different purposes and you certainly don’t need both, but both can work wonders on your skin together.
We just touched on the Booster and its benefits and by now I’m sure most of you are familiar with Rose Hip Oil. Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E and lycopene, this oil is perfect for overall skin health and nourishment.
As mentioned you can either mix the two or you can apply separately, but always use the Booster first. Alternatively you can use your Rose Hip Oil in the morning as or with your moisturiser, and then reserve your Booster for night time.
Which night cream is for me and what are the main differences between the Moisture Restoring Night Cream and the Replenishing Night Cream?]
The names are again the giveaway, but here’s the run down on the main differences.
Our Moisture Restoring Night Cream is deeply hydrating, and uses Rose Hip and Borage Oils to repair damaged skin cells. Essentially the purpose of this night cream is hydration (obviously) and overall skin nourishment.
Our Replenishing Night Cream is targeted at fine lines, combating free radicals using a high anti-oxidant complex of goji, acai and immortelle to regulate sebum and collagen levels and promote skin elasticity. This one really is anti ageing at its best and has been developed as an ideal night time moisturiser to complement the two other Purely Ageless products.
So essentially you will choose which one is best suited to you depending on what you are hoping to achieve. As a blanket recommendation, for those ages 35 and under, you probably don’t need to be using the Replenishing Night Cream just yet. If you feel you get enough hydration and nourishment in the rest of your skincare routine however, targeting skin elasticity and fine lines is probably a good option so you may like to try it.
I hope this has been helpful to some of you and as mentioned please comment if there is more you would like to see from ‘order of the day’.
Till next time, Amy.