Skin care can be daunting. With so many products to choose from, and so many different ingredients, how can you know which products are right for you? And how to use them most effectively?
We've developed a four-step skin care routine to help keep it simple and give your skin exactly what it needs. Read on!
Step 1: Cleanse
The first step to any good skin care routine is to gently cleanse the skin with a proper facial cleanser to remove dirt, oils and dead skin cells. Leaf Naturopathic's Cappuccino Facial Cleanser Bar is perfect for Step 1, no matter your skin type. With Goat Milk, Coffee Bean Oil, and Natural Ground Coffee Beans, this cleanser ticks all the boxes for good skin care.
Coffee Bean Oil is a skincare powerhouse. First off, it's anti-inflammatory; it reduces redness and puffiness. High in antioxidants and polyphenols, coffee bean oil nourishes the skin and protects against sun damage. It improves blood flow; thereby washing away impurities from the skin and also treating dark circles under the eyes. In addition coffee bean oil is Anti-Aging; Reducing sun spots, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. If all that wasn't enough, it's also antibacterial, making it great for acne or breakouts.
The Ground Coffee Beans act as a natural exfoliant that's gentle enough to use everyday.
The Goat's Milk base contains natural lactic acid that helps to remove impurities and dead skin cells, smoothens the skin and imparts a natural glow.
As a bar and not a liquid soap, we have also reduced wasteful plastic bottles that harm our environment. No excess packaging here!
Finally, a hint of Vanilla Essential Oil was incorporated to enhance the benefits of the Cleanser with anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and mood enhancing properties. A perfect way to start and end your day!
Step 2: Tone
Toner is applied to the skin to deeply cleanse and tighten the skin, and shrink pores. It is applied with a cotton ball after cleansing the skin and allowed to air dry (which only takes a few seconds). Leaf Naturopathic's Toner for All Skin Types is exactly that--a natural toner to deep clean, tighten pores, and prevent breakouts. With a Parsley Leaf Extract base, this toner compliments the Facial Cleanser Bar perfectly.
Anti-Aging: Nutrient rich parsley helps to nourish the skin. The vitamin C in parsley helps in slowing down aging. It works by fighting free radicals that cause oxidative stress. The nutrient also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It helps in cell repair and stimulates collagen production. This helps the skin look supple and young.
Anti-acne: The antimicrobial properties in parsley help fight bacteria and reduce acne. Parsley may also balance out excess sebum.
Anti-inflammatory: Parsley contains antioxidants that may help in reducing irritation and redness of the skin.
Evens Skin Tone And Reduces Pigmentation: The vitamin C in the herb can brighten the skin and reduce uneven spots. Vitamin C also helps reduce hyperpigmentation.
Cypress Essential Oil helps to shrink pores and blood vessels and tighten skin, contributing to a flawless complexion. Peppermint Essential Oil is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and helps to deep clean and unclog pores. It also heals and strengthens the epidermis; the top layer of skin. This toner leaves the skin feeling amazingly clean and refreshed!
Step 3: Nourish
A nourishing serum replenishes the oils of the skin and helps to drive the active ingredients from your moisturizer into your skin. A serum should be applied to the skin after cleansing and toning the skin, but before moisturizer.
In a non-greasy formula, Leaf Naturopathic's Serum for All Skin Types tackles common skin issues with ease. Rice Bran Oil's anti-aging action protects the skin from ultraviolet radiation, pollution and environmental damage. Rich in essential fatty acids, trace elements and vitamin E, rice bran oil helps moisturize the skin and promotes skin microcirculation. It has healing, restructuring, soothing, repairing (reduces skin inflammation) and decongesting properties. It penetrates the skin without leaving a greasy residue.
Borage Oil helps to enhance cell turnover rate while nourishing the skin; Avocado Oil is rich in Vitamin E and helps skin healing and repair; Calendula Oil is anti-inflammatory and deeply healing for the skin -- all coming together for the ultimate anti-aging and skin healing experience. Enriched with skin regenerating Rosewood Essential Oil, Anti-Inflammatory Frankincense Essential Oil, and calming Lavender Essential Oil, the Serum for All Skin Types is a critical component of any natural skincare routine.
Step 4: Hydrate
The final step to a daily skincare routine is your moisturizer. A moisturizer, like it's name implies, adds moisture to your skin and helps to lock it in, giving your skin the dewy, glowing look we all strive for.
Leaf Naturopathic's Day Cream and Night Cream have skin healing Aloe Vera as a base ingredient. The Day Cream is enriched with Calendula Oil, Borage Oil, Vitamin E, Lavender Essential Oil, Rosewood Essential Oil, and Frankincense Essential Oil to complete a set with the Serum for All Skin Types. The Night Cream is enriched with skin healing Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, skin brightening Lemon Essential Oil, and oil-busting and relaxing Grapefruit Essential Oil for a visibly brighter complexion. Both the Day and the Night cream contain skin regenerating Allantion; an extract from the comfrey plant that speeds healing and cell turnover rate.