Don’t let pollution get you down!

Don’t let pollution get you down!

Does your skin ever feel bogged down by heavy pollution? That’s no coincidence - environmental factors have been shown to cause visible aging. And with more than half of us residing in cities, pollution has become a pressing problem. It generates free-radicals, molecules that can cause wrinkles, dark spots and dry skin. But don’t worry! An urban lifestyle doesn’t have to dull your glow, or speed up the aging process. A simple daily routine is the key to long-lasting, radiant beauty.

Double the cleansing, for double the clean

Double the cleansing, for double the clean

The first step to protecting your skin from the effects of pollution is rigorous daily cleaning. And the sure-fire way to a perfect clean is double cleansing.

There are two types of impurities that can clog your pores and wreak all sorts of havoc on your skin: oil-based and water-based. A double-cleansing routine uses two different cleansers to target both of them.

Start with an oil or a balm (try our Divine Cleansing Balm) that removes oil-based impurities including sebum, sunscreen and makeup. Next, a water-based cleanser (like our Divine Cleansing Cream-in-Foam) will clear out water-based impurities like sweat, dirt and dead skin cells.

Double-cleansing not only prevents acne and minimizes pores, it also prepares your skin to drink up the benefits of creams and serums for happier skin that simply glows!
Antioxidants, skin-saving warriors

Antioxidants, skin-saving warriors

After a good double-cleansing, it’s time to kick those free radicals to the curb and free your skin from the damage they can cause. Nothing is more effective at deactivating free radicals than antioxidants. When enough antioxidants work together, they prevent the oxidative damage caused by free radicals that can speed up the aging process.

Antioxidants are present in face creams and serums, but the most potent form is essential oil. When you apply a powerful essential oil to clean skin, it forms a barrier that protects against pollution and the free radicals that come with it.

Our Divine Youth Oil is ultra-concentrated with the powerful extract of the Corsican Immortelle flower (10% more than before!), one of the most potent antioxidants on the market. It’s twice as effective at preventing the visible signs of aging as skin’s natural antioxidant, Vitamin E. One drop is enough to see a burst of youth after just one use.
How do you use facial oil, anyway?

How do you use facial oil, anyway?

We’re glad you asked. Facial oil is one of the hardest skincare products for people to wrap their heads around, but it’s also one of the most versatile. A good oil transforms and protects skin, forming a resilient layer known as a lipid barrier. It can be used alone, or in combination with other products, like serums and moisturizers, to boost their effectiveness.

Here’s how to make the most of your oils:
- Apply one to two drops of oil between your serum and moisturizer, dabbing or patting it into your skin instead of rubbing.
- Add one drop of oil to your daily moisturizer to really boost its hydrating powers.
- Use it throughout the day to give your skin a nice touch of glow.
- Give yourself a face massage on clean, dry skin, to improve circulation and firm skin.
Unmask your inner beauty

Unmask your inner beauty

Finally, the cherry on top of your skincare routine: a luscious face mask. Take a moment for yourself, while targeting any particular skin concerns you might have. The right mask can provide instant relief for dryness, dullness or clogged pores, leaving your skin feeling fresh and new in a few short minutes.

Here are some of our favorites:
Divine Cream Mask: Instant relaxation as this mask comforts and replenishes mature skin for a youthful glow.

Rebalancing Face Mask: Restores skin’s natural glow by removing impurities and tightening pores.

Immortelle Cream Mask: Deeply moisturizes and smoothes your complexion with an ultra-rich texture you’ll fall in love with.

Wanna up the fun factor? Invite friends and make a night of it! Try our single-use Pivoine Sublime Flash-Moisture Mask for a night of moisture and relaxation with good friends.