The Ultimate Reset for Zoom-Ready Skin
If you’re looking for the ultimate reset for skin that’s stressed from the one-two punch of protective mask-wearing and holiday prep, we’ve got the perfect tip. You may already have the necessary products on your bathroom counter. You just hadn’t thought to combine them before.
What’s the trick? To avoid unwanted pimples and keep skin Zoom-ready, layer a targeted serum underneath a skincare mask once or twice a week. This power-boosting technique will supercharge your results.
The mask on top of the serum has the effect of intensifying the delivery of actives in the serum, making results more noticeable and immediate. The right serum/mask combination synergizes the ingredients, enhancing the effects of both.
Our tips below will help you dial in your ideal serum/mask combo.
How to Boost Your Skin Care Mask with a Targeted Serum
If you’re looking to add moisture to your skin, a hyaluronic acid-intensifying serum like Rejuv Rx Peptide Concentrate under our Algae Soft Mask is a match made in skincare heaven. This pair is a production factory for hyaluronic acid (HA), the molecule that keeps skin hydrated, supple, and plump. The peptides in Rejuv Rx wake up the skin’s stores of hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen. Algae Soft Mask is rich in HA-protecting phlorotannins and polysaccharides. For promoting youthful skin, reducing wrinkles, firming up laxity, and maintaining suppleness, this is your power duo.
For a brightening boost, try 8% Mandelic Acid Serum with Algae Soft Mask. Mandelic acid is a natural brightener that blocks pigment production by targeting the enzyme responsible for melanin. The micro-exfoliating properties of mandelic acid also help to disperse pigment deposits from the surface of the skin. A high antioxidant content, including vitamin C and super-antioxidant astaxanthin, make algae a foe of excess pigment as well. Together, mandelic acid and algae make a formidable pigment reduction strategy.
If acne is your unwanted holiday visitor, we have two prescriptions. For mild to moderate acne in all skin tones, pair 8% Mandelic Acid Serum with our Sulfur Clay Mask. Mandelic acid is a micro-exfoliating, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and non-triggering acid, making it the ideal acne treatment for all skin types and tones. Sulfur has been used for treating acne for ages. It’s a natural exfoliant and anti-microbial agent. Sulfur Clay Mask also contains pore-cleansing salicylic acid.
For more stubborn acne, BP 10% Gel Medication under Sulfur Clay Mask is your ultimate acne detox. Benzoyl Peroxide (BP) kills acne bacteria, flushes pores, and peels impactions.
If general repair and radiance are what you seek, find your perfect duo in Pure C + E, plus Algae Soft Mask. The mask’s intensely hydrating and nourishing blend of marine minerals, sea proteins, and antioxidants enhances the potent reparative and brightening effects of nature’s superhero antioxidants vitamins C and E in our concentrated serum, formerly known as Spin Trap.
Tips for Layering Your Serum Under Your Mask
Cleanse and tone before applying the serum and mask. Dirt, oil, and dead skin cells will block the absorption of serum and mask ingredients rendering them less effective.
Wait for the serum to dry before applying the mask.
Allow the mask to dry completely before removing (about ten minutes). Use a washcloth if desired to gently wipe residue away, then rinse until all traces are removed.
Make the serum/mask duo a regular part of your skincare regimen to keep the benefits coming. Once or twice a week will keep skin clear, radiant, supple, and smooth.
Our favorite serum/mask combinations for every skin concern:
- For hydrating and firming: Rejuv Rx + Algae Soft Mask
- For brightening: 8% Mandelic Acid Serum + Algae Mask
- For mild to moderate acne in all skin tones: 8% Mandelic Acid Serum + Sulfur Clay Mask
- For stubborn acne: BP 10% Gel Medication + Sulfur Clay Mask
- For repair and radiance: Pure C + E + Algae Soft Mask