Take care of your skin and it will take care of you.
Embracing a holistic skincare routine is sound advice, but what does it really mean—especially when everyone’s skin is so different? Could there possibly be a plan that works for everyone?
Actually, there is. Even though we each have unique skin types and issues, there are seven basic skincare building blocks that apply to virtually everyone. Just fill in the blanks with the products that are right for you and say hello to your best skin ever!
Steps 1 and 2: Do the Double Cleanse
Double cleansing is the hot new trend that gets your face super clean without drying it out. Just before bedtime, here’s what to do:
Start with a high quality cleansing oil like Valentia’s to lift away makeup, grime, sunscreen, dirt, and all the other heavy stuff. Spread 1-3 pumps of cleansing oil over your face, massage in gently for a minute or two, and then wipe away with a warm, wet cloth.
Work a small amount of a premium water-based cleanser like Valentia Cleansing Milk into a lather and massage with circular motions into your still moist face to cleanse away any remaining dead skin cells, sweat, and impurities from deep in your pores. Then simply rinse with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a soft towel.
Step 3: Tone
Your thoroughly clean skin is now ready to drink in a nourishing toner. Although this step is often overlooked, it’s really one of the all-around nicest things you can do for your face. Toners provide nutrition and hydration as they help soothe and balance the skin. They can even give your complexion a brighter, smoother appearance.
Rose water is nature’s perfect toner—delivering essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins A, B6, C, and D. (Plus you simply can’t beat the heavenly scent!) Valentia Rose Water is made from only precious Turkish roses and pure, distilled steam for a calming, refreshing experience you’ll look forward to every day. Simply spritz it onto your clean face and give it a moment to absorb.
Step 4: Smooth on Serum
Serums are potent elixirs with a molecular structure small enough to penetrate the deepest layers of your epidermis—and their targeted formulas are designed to address specific skin goals. Just choose a pure, botanical serum that’s right for your unique skin (you’ve got so many amazing choices!) and apply it after toning, allowing a few minutes for it to absorb before moving on to the next step.
Our Vitamin C Serum combines kakadu plums, acerola cherries, green coffee, and soothing aloe with prebiotic peptides and other nourishing botanicals to revitalize, brighten, and balance your complexion. Or treat your face to Valentia Vitamin B3 Serum, which features niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, fruit extracts, and prebiotic peptides to provide vitamins and antioxidants for smooth skin texture, glow, and brightness.
Step 5: Hydrate
Hyaluronic acid is naturally-occuring in the skin, helping to support collagen production and keeping your skin beautifully hydrated and glowing. Our Hyaluronic Acid Serum includes botanical HA and rejuvenating prebiotic peptides from micro-algae, along with plankton extract and sea kelp bioferment for nourishing protein, enzymes, and vitamin B5. Soothing tropical coconut extract and phytic acid offer gentle exfoliation and freshness.
By effectively binding to water molecules, HA serum both reinvigorates and refreshes your skin to keep it lusciously hydrated and supple all day long. Apply a thin layer to your nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead before moisturizing.
Step 6: Moisturize
Now you’re ready for the most widely practiced skincare step of all—a daily moisturizing cream. Skin just looks and feels so much better when it’s moisturized, and when you’ve taken all the previous steps, your skin is truly ready to reap the benefits of this skin-healthy practice. Our nourishing Valentia Vitamin C Cream blends exotic oils and hyaluronic acid with botanicals from the earth and sea to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and bring out your skin’s natural vitality.
Step 7: Facial Oil Finish
You’ve done so many lovely things for your face in the first six steps, and it would be a shame not to make the most of all that goodness. A luxurious facial oil completes your skincare routine, providing additional nourishment and locking in moisture. We especially love lightweight jojoba oil for this final step because it’s so incredibly similar to your skin’s own natural oils. Jojoba oil provides pure hydration without ever feeling heavy or oily, and it’s gentle enough even for sensitive skin.
So there you have it—skincare demystified. Stacking just seven simple building blocks allows you to create your optimal skincare routine, and to tweak it as necessary for the complexion of a lifetime.