As we approach the holiday season (and the end of 2020!), our schedule of social events starts to look a little more full. A busy calendar is exciting after missing out on so much time with friends and loved ones this year, so here’s our favourite skincare ritual to bask in before getting ready - for that ultimate dewy GLOW.
#1 - Deeply cleanse and prep
Whether you’re getting ready in the AM or PM, it’s important to cleanse the skin of any excess oil, impurities and surface pollution. Our Purifying Gel Cleanser and Radiance Cream Cleanser both deeply cleanse, resulting in smooth and clarified skin. The Purifying Gel Cleanser is fresh and super hydrating so it doesn’t strip your skin's natural oils, and its invigorating scent is perfect for event prep. The Radiance Cream Cleanser is our creamy, calming and nourishing cleanser that is also an amazing makeup remover (use with our 100% Organic Muslin Cloth). If your skin is on the oily side, we suggest sticking to the Purifying Gel Cleanser, but for all other skin types both cleansers are perfect!
#2 - Gently renew the skin
Following a deep cleanse, it’s time to renew your skin with an exfoliant. Our Refining Face Polish is a triple action exfoliant that is gentle on the skin. The formulation combines AHA rich Lilly Pilly & gentle fruit acids to dissolve any dull surface build up, Kaolin Clay to draw out excess dirt, oil and impurities and eco-friendly soft rounded Jojoba beads to refine the skin. This combination of gentle, naturally derived ingredients provides an effective exfoliation without damaging the natural skin barrier as many other exfoliators do. Freshly exfoliated skin allows your skincare products and makeup to absorb into the skin more effectively.
Tip: For blemish-prone skin we suggest skipping this step.
#3 - Brighten and glow
Your skin is cleansed, refined and smooth, so it’s time for the GLOW! Our Instant Glow Face Masque is renowned for achieving glowing skin. Being the hero product in the Gaia Retreat & Spa facials, this masque provides instant luminosity to the skin. It’s formulated with hydrating nutrients that replenish your skin’s natural moisture, making it the perfect masque for all skin types! We know event prep can get a little chaotic, so pop your masque on for 15-20 minutes while you get organised. Wipe off with water and your 100% Organic Muslin Cloth.
Following this ritual, your skin will be clean, smooth and clarified, ready to absorb your makeup more effectively. Your makeup will glide onto the skin and blend in nicely for that long-lasting dewy, healthy glow!
Tip: We love to apply our Kakadu Brightening Serum and Restore Serum straight after the masque to further brighten and firm the skin while enhancing luminosity.