Did you miss our first ever live shopping event?
We’d be bummed to hear it. But fear not! You can still watch it on our website, here. Why tune in? Because during the half hour event, our lead esthetician Viktoria shared her experts tips, tricks, and product recommendations to perform an at-home facial that will leave you with positively glowing skin. And if you’ve seen Viktoria’s, you know why you might want to take her advice.
Don’t have 30 minutes to spare? We understand–we’re busy too! So we’ve recapped the steps for you below, and made it super easy for you to shop the
Costa Brazil Hydrating Face Cleanser
We love an oil cleanser on the days when our skin is particularly covered in…stuff. Makeup, sweat, city grime. You get the picture. How does an oil cleanser work, exactly? Oil bonds with the natural sebum in our skin and gently cleanses pores. This one from Costa Brazil turns into a milky consistency when you add water; it feels so luxurious. We also swear by double cleansing: simply begin with an oil cleanser and follow with a cream or gel formula for double the cleansing power.
Viktoria’s Pro Tip: Because oils glide so easily, use this as an opportunity to give yourself a little face and neck massage. Use small, gentle, circular motions. “Your muscles love massage” and it will show when all is said and done.
Moon Juice Acid Potion Liquid Exfoliator
The word “potion” conjures visions of magic, and this exfoliant is certainly magical. We often think of exfoliants as being harsh and sometimes scratchy, but put aside all your preconceived exfoliant notions.This one has ingredients like niacinamide and adaptogenic reishi to soothe and protect, actually making it great for sensitive skin. AHAs & BHAs slough off dead skin so that subsequent skincare can be more easily absorbed.
Viktoria’s Pro Tip: Use this product only once (twice if you have oily skin) a week in the evening, as you never want to overexfoliate, which can ruin the skin’s protective barrier. And as always, be sure to use sunscreen to avoid sun damage.
Veracity BioEvolve Serum
This new-to-Onda line revolves around the premise that whatever is happening with our hormones directly affects our skin. We’ve become quick fans, and especially love this serum for its use as a one and done product that, among others, does the thing we all want most: promotes collagen and elastin production. It’s hypoallergenic and scent-free, with a light and silky texture that absorbs immediately. And like all Veracity skincare, this serum is pregnancy- and breastfeeding-safe.
Viktoria’s Pro Tip: Gently tap your serums onto the skin to promote blood flow and circulation. You’ll get a natural flush and beautiful, healthy glow.
Symbiome Recharge002 Postbiomic Oil
Face oils are deeply absorbed by the skin, plumping from the inside out. But what about the age old question “Will face oils cause my skin to break out?” According to Viktoria, it depends on the oil, but by and large skin actually accepts oils readily because they mimic natural sebum. This one from Symbiome is no exception. Like the Veracity serum, it also promotes collagen production, thanks to beta carotene (a naturally occurring vitamin A. It’s basically retinol without the irritation). Oil is super emoliant so can substitute moisturizer; or used as a complement to it if you’re in need of extra hydration.
Viktoria’s Pro Tip: She has two for you here (isn’t she the best?) 1) Use upward strokes to counteract gravity. 2) And use excess (of any of your products!) on the neck & décolleté. Signs of aging tend to show there first.
Kat Burki Vital Hydration Blast
One of our husbands said, wait, she’s masking? How come she doesn’t look scary like you do when you mask? First of all, thanks. Second of all, it’s because this “mask” from Kat Burki is basically a super rich cream that just so happens, can be worn overnight. Viktoria uses it 2-3 times a week. It’s the most fool-proof mask you’ll ever use: simply apply and, well, go to bed. You’ll wake up barely recognizing the bright, rejevanted, smooth reflection in the mirror and asking, “Wait, did I have a facial yesterday?”
Viktoria’s Pro Tip: Use this product as a cream morning and/or evening if you have very dry, sensitive skin. All you need is a pea-size amount for that vital blast of hydration.