The Regimen

How to Glow from Head to Toe

How to get glowy skin

There's no better time for a full-scale skin revival than during the depths of winter when skin is stressed by environmental extremes and cell renewal is hovering just above hibernation. From hair care to bacne banishers and callous control, here's everything you need to glow from head to toe.

In this blog:

Hair necessities
Kickstart renewal with exfoliation
Brighten and protect with vitamin C
Bring back clear
Banish the dulls
Discover the power of the peel


Hair Necessities

Our Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser is not, strictly speaking, a shampoo. But it doubles more than nicely in that regard. The super gentle formula nourishes hair with the same antioxidant, cell regenerating properties that make it so beneficial for skin with a few bonuses for your tresses. Green tea supports hair growth through various mechanisms, including the suppression of the follicle-shrinking DHT hormone and the stimulation of hair growth by the flavonoid compound EGCG. It's also an effective dandruff remedy because of its sebum-regulating and anti-inflammatory properties, and it does not contain the harsh, potentially irritating chemicals common to dandruff shampoos. The high vitamin C, E, and B content bring shine and strength to your crowning glory. And, of course, it's excellent for your face and body as well.


The thin skin around the eyes is especially vulnerable to environmental stressors, and it's the first place fine lines appear. Protect this delicate area with our high-performance Wink Eye Cream that blends vitamin A, caffeine, peptides, and grapeseed oil for intense hydration and renewal. The vasoconstricting properties of caffeine increase bring an immediate depuffing and smoothing effect. Vitamin A and peptides boost collagen and elastin to lift and hydrate. Grapeseed oil nourishes lipids and protects against environmental stressors. Lightweight and non-greasy enough to use day and night, it's the ultimate wake-up call for eyes.

Kickstart Renewal with Exfoliation

Dry air (indoors and out) pulls moisture from the skin, causing cells to die more rapidly. The resulting buildup of dead cells makes skin look dull, increases the appearance of fine lines, and clogs pores, leading to breakouts.

Get your glow back with gentle exfoliation. If your skin is acne-prone, use our Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Exfoliating Cleanser to lift unclog pores and kill acne bacteria.

For dry skin, use Buffing Grains will polish away dullness and clear the way for moisture to enter the skin.

Follow your cleanse with an AHA toner to slough away dull cells and encourage renewal. Our glycolic acid-based Normalizing Tonic is a great choice for oily skin. For acne- or hyperpigmentation-prone skin, use 3% Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Toner. All skin types and tones can get a clarifying boost from our Daily Repair Pads that work like a glow-boosting mini-peel.


Brighten and Protect with Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful photo-protective agent that guards against damaging UV rays. It's also essential to the synthesis of collagen, an immunity booster, and a natural brightener. It's the hero for bringing the glow back to dull winter skin, but also for creating a more even skin tone because of its ability to inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme that stimulates excess melanin production.

This superstar antioxidant gets a power boost from reparative vitamin E in our Pure C + E serum. Use it daily to protect, repair, and encourage resilience and radiance.

Bring Back Clear

Back or body acne can be troublesome any time of year. In winter, it may be exacerbated by a weakened skin barrier or occlusive creams if you've been upping your moisturizing with the wrong products.

An antibacterial wash like our Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Wash or BP 3% Wash with benzoyl peroxide used daily in the shower will get things under control. For an added boost, lather it up and allow the cleanser to sit on the affected area for a couple of minutes before rinsing away.

Post-shower, apply Clear Body Therapy, a powerful blend of lactic acid and vitamin A, to peel impactions and restore smooth, healthy skin. Clear Body Therapy is also excellent for resurfacing rough, cracked, or calloused skin on the heels, knees, and elbows. 

Banish the Dulls

Make a weekly date with our Algae Soft Mask to alleviate dullness, improve barrier function, and boost overall skin health. Algae is a potent antioxidant, rich in nourishing mineral elements, omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins. It's concentrated in this clarifying formula to leave skin instantly softer, smoother, and more radiant.

Layer hydrating and lifting Rejuv Rx peptide concentrate underneath for a supercharged boost.

Discover the Power of the Peel

Winter is the perfect time to get a radiance-boosting professional chemical peel since limiting sun exposure is recommended post-peel. Vivant's ProPeel brings dramatic improvement in tone and texture by removing the top layers of skin, including cellular buildup, impactions, and excess pigment. Skin needs to be preconditioned, and the best results are achieved with a series of peels. Your skin care professional can tell you more. Click here to find a Vivant skin care professional in your area.


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