We all want our skincare routine to be an overall beauty boost and a boon to our complexion. However, some products prove to be a little harsh, and aren’t meant for everyday application. Certain ingredients can dry out the skin, sending it into overdrive and causing peeling and irritation. Fortunately, we’ve found more than a few products that you can pamper yourself with on the daily.
Whether you’re looking for eye creams, body scrubs, or the best skin moisturizer out there, you want to look for skin care ingredients like Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, or vitamin E that even most sensitive skin can deal with every day.
So without further ado, let’s dive in and discuss some of the reasons these following skin care stars are perfect for daily use.
1. Moistrio Formula Cleansers
You may have tried Viviane Woodard’s signature Moistrio skin care set, and if so, you’re already sold on it. This three-step system has been a part of some people’s morning and/or nighttime skin care routine for decades. With its dependable cleanse, tone, and moisturize steps for skin care, it provides the basics – and then some – for your face. Plus, there are three different formulas from which to choose.
The Enriched Moistrio Moisan Formula I maintains the skin’s moisture balance and renews skin that’s more mature and dry skin. The Clean Finish Moistrio Moisan Formula II works well for normal or combination skin, fighting both acne and premature aging. And then there’s the Balancing Moistrio System 2000 Formula III, which counters excess oiliness while soothing skin with vitamins and plant extracts. So, depending on your skin type and preferences, you’ll be able to find one set that’s perfect for you.
For right now, though, let’s just focus on the facial cleanser – or cleansers, rather – since there is one facial cleanser in each of the three Moistrio sets. The cleansers are the first step in the set, though washing your face may follow exfoliation, depending on the day. Every cleanser in the Moistrio set removes makeup and excess oil from pores and other dirt and debris from the surface of the skin. Being water-based they rinse off clean and leave you with zero unwanted residue.
The Enriched Cleanser, Clean Finish Cleanser, and Balancing Cleanser deep clean and loosen patches of dry or oily skin by softening waste within the pores. Each face wash formula prevents dead cell buildup which can lead to blockage and skin congestion. In addition, the Balancing Cleanser also makes for a great shaving cream, since it soothes skin and leaves it feeling soft. That, of course, leaves you feeling great – and that’s before you finish up with the toner and moisturizer, which make your skin feel even better.
2. Moistrio Formula Toner
The second step in the cleanse-tone-moisturize skin care routine is – you guessed it – toner. Like all those jokes about the overlooked middle child, toner is too often forgotten or skipped. However, toner sets the skin up for success when it comes to maximum absorption of moisturizer, so it will serve you well to remember it.
Even with a thorough cleansing there can still be traces of surface impurities, and Viviane Woodard’s Toner (for all three Moistrio formulas) removes any last traces of surface impurities and restores the skin to a healthy pH balance. It works for oily skin or dry. Natural alpine herbs and green tea extract help soothe and heal the skin. And since it’s non-astringent and alcohol-free, it’s as safe around the eyes as an eye cream, and can even be used to remove stubborn makeup that may have stuck around.
This toner should be part of your regular skin care routine and works well with any skin type, so if you need to sneak some out of your mom’s (or daughter’s) stash, you can! (Just don’t say we said so).
3. Moistrio Moisturizers
Last, but definitely not least in the Moistrio sets, we have the moisturizers. Each moisturizer is formulated for slightly different skin types so you can read from the descriptions and choose the one that sounds most like you. You can use these products twice a day as part of your skin care routine – every day of the week if you want your skin to feel refreshed and renewed.
The Enriched Water Based Moisturizer works wonders for dry skin, or skin that is more mature. It penetrates the pores to deliver nourishing nutrients and antioxidants, all of which give new life to your skin. Don’t forget to smooth it over your neck as well for maximum rejuvenation. Because it’s water-based it spreads easily, it doesn’t leave a residue. It leaves you only with soft and supple skin.
Clean Finish Moisturizer stimulates skin cell turnover and maintains skin’s moisture balance. Your skin’s moisture barrier, also referred to as the lipid barrier, is what seals in moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. Getting enough sleep and having a healthy diet both boost the moisture barrier, as does this moisturizer. The great thing is that it does so without being too thick or heavy. This formula is perfect for an active person who likes a lightweight formula.
The Balancing Moisturizer keeps excess oils in check by optimizing the skin’s natural moisture balancing abilities with plant extracts, vitamins and antioxidants. If you have acne prone skin, this is your best bet. As you might have guessed, these ingredients also aid in repairing damage done to skin via environmental elements like UV rays and other toxins. As with all of the Viviane Woodard moisturizing products, your skin will feel smoother and softer after just a few days of incorporating it into your skin care routine.
4. Best Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer: Vitamin C Restoring Serum
It’s a little surprising we haven’t even mentioned hyaluronic acid yet in this post about products for daily use because hyaluronic acid (or HA) is a major player when it comes to matters of moisture and skin health. HA is a humectant, which means it draws water to the epidermis (the top layer of skin) and helps the skin to hold onto that moisture. This, of course, is vital to skin health as well as minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Best Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer: Vitamin C Restoring Serum is an anti-aging power player because HA can boost collagen production and help with wound healing. HA reduces inflammation and improves circulation, which makes for a much healthier complexion overall. It’s also an antioxidant serum since the vitamin C fights against free radicals and further reduces premature signs of aging. We’d recommend using this vitamin C serum as part of your nighttime routine at least three times a week, but you can use it every day for even faster results.
5. Contouring Facial Masque
If you don’t already have a face mask you love that firms and tones your face, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise with this product. The Contouring Facial Masque is a mini-miracle worker that makes your skin look smoother and seems to instantaneously shrink your pores. Any teen with acne-prone skin needs to know about using this mask as a spot treatment, as it reduces excess face oil that can combine with dead skin cells and clog pores. And for dry skin or sensitive skin, the hydrolyzed wheat protein and geranium oil it contains helps with moisture balancing and skin protection. With the aforementioned active ingredients and the antioxidant vitamin E, it slows the skin’s moisture loss and protects against sun damage.
If you want to do a little before and after experiment of your own, you can try it on half of your face. After 10-15 minutes, rinse off the mask and see if you notice a subtle difference in the firmness and texture of your skin. We recommend using this mask two to three times a week all over your face, or every day as a spot treatment for troublesome areas.
6. Replenishing Complex
When you head off to bed, your skin keeps working through the night, repairing itself as you rest. In fact, there’s some evidence that the pace of skin cell regeneration increases at night. It’s around midnight that the process of cell mitosis is at its peak. Mitosis, in case you don’t recall from your years-ago biology class, is the cell division that occurs, which enables skin to renew and repair itself. In other words, it moves through the process where dead skin sloughs off, and newer skin emerges. If you apply it like an eye cream to the eye area you’ll see fewer fine lines and look more rested.
You can make the most of this natural process by using certain skin care at night, like Viviane Woodard’s Replenishing Complex, which delivers moisture deep into the skin and seals it in. Adequate moisture balance aids in skin cell regeneration. This complex softens the skin and slows down the signs of aging with ingredients like avocado oil and geranium oil, all while protecting it against free-radical damage and environmental stresses with the help of vitamin C. Since it stimulates collagen synthesis as well, it’s a perfect addition to your daily skin care routine, especially at night.
7. Advanced Anti-Aging Night Cream & Moisturizer
A lot of people wouldn’t mind having fewer fine lines and wrinkles, but don’t want to go the way of injections or riskier medical procedures. If that sounds like you, make sure to try Viviane Woodard’s Advanced Anti Aging Night Cream & Moisturizer. In fact, even if it doesn’t sound like you, you should still try it as part of your skin care routine. All skin types can benefit by using this moisturizer every night.
Part of what makes this moisturizer so magnificent for your skin are ingredients like anti-aging peptides like Argireline and Matrixyl 3000. Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins like collagen and elastin. They help firm and smooth skin, and even play a part in the skin’s healing process. This cream also contains Shea Butter which is super hydrating for dry skin and gentle enough for sensitive skin. Green Tea Extract for its powerful antioxidants, and other emollient-rich ingredients for softening.
This skin care product is as much an eye cream as it is an all-over the skin night cream After regular use you’ll notice fewer fine lines around your eyes and a more youthful appearance overall. Smooth it on, say sweet dreams, and say farewell to fine lines.
8. Botanical Scrub
Exfoliation is an important part of a complete skin care routine. Our skin goes through a natural skin cell regeneration process, and regular exfoliation helps move that along to make sure that the layers of dead, dry skin are sloughed off to leave room for layers of new and healthy skin. With Viviane Woodard’s Botanical Complexion Scrub, it’s ingredients like Apricot Kernel Oil and Walnut Shell Powder that enable such a deep cleansing of the skin and spur on skin cell renewal. This refreshing skin care treatment also promotes circulation, whether you use it morning, noon, or night.
This scrub is sensitive enough for the skin on your face, but also works for the entire body. Keep it in the shower so you can always keep your skin smooth. It’s a great skin care option for teens, who may have skin issues like acne and excessive oiliness.
9. Rose Lip Mask
We can’t wrap up our list without these last two on the list. Every skin care routine should include a little something for the lips. Whatever the season, our lips can suffer along with the rest of our skin. The wind, the sun, the dry winter air – all of that can wreak havoc on the lips.
Unlike most other areas of the skin, the lip skin does not have oil glands and cannot secrete sebum to moisturize and protect skin. This means the lips dry out faster and can become chapped. Luckily, there’s a luxuriously soft lip mask, that hydrates and softens lip skin. The Viviane Woodard Rose Lip Mask melts into the lips like a buttery balm and lets the coconut and castor seed oils go to work smoothing and soothing dull, dry lips.
The fruit-derived Alpha Hydroxy Acids gently exfoliate the lip skin to ensure softness, while Shea Butter brings additional moisture. It’s a vegan lip balm and – like all Viviane Woodard products – it’s cruelty free.
10. Hyaluronic Lip Balm
There’s that hyaluronic acid again, which will likely be part of your daily skin care routine in several ways. In Viviane Woodard’s Hyaluronic Smoothing Lip Balm, it’s one of many nourishing ingredients that work to perfect that pout of yours. As a hydrating humectant that brings moisture to the skin, it helps plump and firm the lips so you can kiss dry flaky lips goodbye. Once again that Shea Butter makes an appearance, softening the lip skin along with oils like jojoba seed, which also adds to the conditioning.
You can wear this balm under lipstick or smooth it over the top to lock in more moisture. Either way, you’ll want to keep it handy! If you like to mess around with your own mixes, then here’s a quick video for a DIY lip scrub that you can incorporate once or twice a week into your skin care routine, before lip balm application:
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