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How to Build a Better Skincare Routine

How to Build a Better Skincare Routine

Face washing and moisturizing aren’t the only steps involved in a thorough skincare routine. With so many serums, cleansers, and lotions lining your vanity countertop, it’s natural to be a bit confused regarding the order in which to apply skincare routine products.

Maintaining a radiant, youthful complexion takes a bit of know-how, as using each product in the right order is the best way to get the full benefits of the ingredients. Here is a step-by-step guide to get your morning and nighttime skincare regimen in check using OSEA products.

Your Skincare Routine, Simplified

1. Choose a Gentle Cleanser

The best skincare routine starts with thinner products and ends with thicker formulas. To begin, wash your face with the Ocean Cleanser. The jojoba and sesame seed oils in this lightweight gel formula remove pore-clogging sebum, dirt, and additional grime that accumulates on skin as you slumber, while the lactic acid gently removes dead skin cells.

Use the cleanser at night as well to remove oil buildup and pollutants your skin is exposed to during the day. The Ocean Cleansing Milk also does a great job of gently removing makeup before bedtime.

Mineral marine cleanser

Soothing, gentle cleanser

1b. Apply a Facial Mask at Night

After washing your face at night, apply a facial mask two to three times a week. The active ingredients remove additional grime, absorb oily residue, and help clear pores (so skin can absorb additional skincare products). The natural bentonite clay in the Red Algae Clarifying Mask helps extract excess oils and impurities to maintain a clear complexion.

Congested skin detox

2. Use a Toner

Apply a toner as part of your morning and evening skincare ritual. It acts as a primer to even skin tone and fill in pores before you apply additional skincare products. The Seaweed and aloe in the refreshing, soothing Sea Minerals Mist nourishes the skin and keeps it hydrated.

Nature’s perfect hydrator

3. Apply a Serum

Serums contain a high concentration of key ingredients, including nourishing antioxidants. Apply a few pumps of the Hyaluronic Sea Serum directly on the skin in the morning and evening. Gently rub it in using an outward motion to allow the tissue to absorb the hydrating hyaluronic acid, Japanese Miru Seaweed, and snow mushroom as the volcanic marine ferment smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Clinically proven anti-aging moisture

Hyaluronic Sea Serum

4. Tap on an Eye Cream

Eye creams and serums are specifically formulated to combat the look of puffiness, dark circles, and dehydration in the thin, sensitive skin under the eyes. As part of your daytime and nighttime routines, glide the rollerball applicator of the Ocean Eyes Age-Defying Eye Serum from the inner to outer corner of the undereye area two or three times. The seaweed, bark, and plant extracts provide a brightening effect, while peptides from quinoa extract help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The hyaluronic acid gives dry undereye skin a much-needed dose of hydration.

Next, use the tip of your ring finger to tap a dab of the Advanced Repair Eye Cream into the orbital bone area. The Gigartina algae and plant-derived DPHP amino acid help the delicate tissue look firmer and plumper.

Targeted age repair

Advanced Repair Eye Cream

Brightening & firming

5. Apply a Moisturizer

Moisturizing in the morning and before bed is an essential step in your skincare routine, as the cream, balm, or gel will keep the tissue hydrated and protect its natural moisture barrier. Base the products you use on your particular skin type or concerns.

If dryness and sensitivity are issues, for example, massage a small amount of the Advanced Protection Cream into your skin. We’ve upgraded our formula to include a vegan retinol alternative to give you all the benefits without the risk of additional irritation.

Top anti-aging hydration

Advanced Protection Cream
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The Atmosphere Protection® Cream is a lighter formula that is best for those with normal or combination skin, while the Seabiotic Water® Cream contains prebiotics, probiotics, and seaweed that enhance the radiance of all skin types and squalane to lock in moisture.

Lightweight barrier moisturizer

Atmosphere Protection® Cream

Next wave hydration

Seabiotic® Water Cream
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5b. Put on Sunscreen

As the final step in your morning skincare regimen, massage a liberal amount of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher into your skin 15 to 30 minutes before you go outside to protect your skin from the harmful effects of exposure to UVA and UVB light.

You’ll find mineral sunscreens and chemical sunscreens on the market. Is one better than the other? It depends on your skin type. The most important thing is to use something every day.

If you don’t have time for the complete process, a simple skincare routine for the day focuses on cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. At night, use a makeup remover, cleanser, spot treatment to remove pore-congesting excess oil, and moisturizer.

Don’t Forget About Body Care

In addition to skincare products, OSEA Malibu has an impressive selection of body care goodies. The lineup includes our Salts of the Earth Body Scrub, a gentle exfoliator with shea butter; Anti-Aging Body Balm for all-day hydration; Undaria Algae Body Butter with ceramides to protect skin’s moisture barrier; and Undaria Algae Body Oil to give skin a glowing, radiant appearance.

Gentle body exfoliator

Salts of the Earth Body Scrub
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Silky, firming hydration

Anti-Aging Body Balm
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