Spring is all about fresh starts. When it comes to your skincare, it is an opportunity to restore that glow. Winter causes your skin to become dry and dull, as we’ve discussed in Part 1 of our spring clean series. In this part of the series, you will learn more about the value of integrating toners, facial oils, and serums to spring clean your skincare routine.
Reset with Toners & Mists
After cleansing and exfoliating, it’s time to nourish your beautiful face with toners, serums and oils.
You hear a lot about the importance of cleansing and exfoliating as part of any ski care routine, not just for spring, but rarely is toning considered in that same conversation. However, skincare experts agree that it is a step that you should never skip.
Toners must be used on your skin after cleansing and before applying any other skincare product. Unlike cleansers that remove only impurities from dirt and makeup, toners eliminate minerals and other irritants from your pores and tap water. At the same time, it tightens cell gaps in order to prevent environmental contaminants from penetrating your skin.
Below, we have compiled the best toners available in the market right now to give your skin a clean start for spring.
Peggy Sue’s Superfood-infused Toning Mist is a quick and easy way to add an antioxidant boost to your everyday skin routine. It is alcohol free, and contains a beautiful blend of rich berry extracts of Bilberry, Goji and Blueberries to fight free radical damage.
This Toning mist will also help to refine open pores, and control face oil.
Pixi Glow Tonic (Cult Favourite)
Remove excess oils and impurities with Pixi Glow Tonic in its 250ml size from Pixi Beauty. This award-winning, invigorating toner deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates all skin types in one lovely step.
With Pixi Glow Tonic, your skin will be balanced, soothed, radiant and prepped for makeup application.
Madara Balancing Toner (Certified Organic and Eco-Friendly)
A pH balancing formula with conditioning extracts of fresh raspberries and cucumber, floral waters and skin-identical natural moisturising ingredients will make your skin look clean, fresh and vibrant. This eco friendly beauty will deeply tone, condition and minimize pores, and regulate your skin’s natural pH balance.
Sooth your skin with Dermalogica’s Ultra Calming Mist, it is designed to hydrate your skin while calming redness and sensitivity.
Dermalogica’s exclusive UltraCalming Complex contains Oat and botanical actives that work below the surface to interrupt inflammatory triggers that lead to sensitization, while helping to minimize discomfort, burning and itching. Soothing Aloe helps calm while correcting the moisture level imbalance that can provoke sensitized skin.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold (Bestseller Worldwide!)
Liquid Gold is somewhere between a toner, serum and treatment. As it’s applied after you cleanse, we added it to this list…we just couldn’t leave out this best selling gem!
Transform your skin, with the award-winning formula of Alpha-H Liquid Gold. This revolutionary product uses a state of the art, low pH delivery system to effectively diminish wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage.
Apply Liquid Gold onto cleansed skin each alternate evening to transform your skin to glowy goodness.
Spring Clean Your Skincare: Serums Edit
After toning, the next step to your skincare routine should be providing the best vitamins and nutrients for your skincare needs and concerns.
Serums are an essential component to your skincare routine because of its ability to penetrate deeper into your skin. Since it has a consistency that is thinner than moisturiser, it has the ability to be absorbed by your skin faster and more efficiently. Serums are also known to contain a higher concentration of moisturising agents and antioxidants for deep nourishment.
Discover our top picks for serums and oils. Get your glow on!
asap Super B Complex is a fast acting, multi-functional serum that increases skin hydration, calms and visibly reduces redness. A high concentration of Niacinamide targets pigmentation, while Red Clover helps reduce the appearance of pores and Licorice brightens skin.
A storehouse of antioxidants that leaves skin looking refreshed, radiant and luminous. The natural nutrients in Davidson plum make Bd serum an all-round face serum that treats a range of skincare conditions while working with the body’s natural hydrating processes to nourish cells from the inside out to create an even, luminous skin tone.
A high-performance Vitamin C serum that works with skin’s own defences to brighten and firm. Advanced bio-technology fuses ultra-stable Vitamin C and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, helping to dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
A ground-breaking alternative to dermal fillers, this intense hydrating serum visibly firms, plumps and revitalises the complexion.
Eight synergistic anti-ageing ingredients, including multi-weighted forms of Hyaluronic Acid, transform the appearance of dull, tired and dehydrated skin to restore radiance and elasticity whilst reducing the appearance of expression lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet.
Spring Clean Your Skincare: Face Oils Edit
Want glowing skin or spring? The final component to your spring skincare routine for this part of the series is face oil. Just like serums, face oils can deliver intense nourishment for your skin. The small molecular structure enables it to penetrate deeper into your skin going beyond your pores for a more noticeable result.
Face oils are also beneficial for dry skin, which is a common issue during winter. With the right type of face oil, you can hydrate your skin without making it oily. Many face oils in the market have anti-inflammatory properties, too, so you can use it to soothe your skin and address a number of skin concerns such as acne and eczema.
Looking for the best face oils to add to your spring skincare routine? We’ve rundown some of our most recommended options below.
Br Organic Rosehip Oil has defined a new benchmark in skincare oils.
Harnessing the pure power of Rosa canina, Br is rich in natural vitamins and essential fatty acids that promote the skins internal hydration and protective processes to support healthy cellular turnover.
This luxe ultra-nourishing oil rejuvenates, restores and renews your skin’s luminosity.
This botanical blend is infused with a powerful complex of youth-preserving oils to help improve skin’s elasticity and glow. Sweet Almond, Rosehip, Jojoba, Pomegranate Seed, and Rose Geranium oils nourish the complexion.
This little baby is what we call a “hug in a bottle” and is an essential in every beauty regime. Essential Hydration Concentrate is a replenishing, preventative treatment oil which re- stabilizes the lipid barrier, preserving the integrity of the skins matrix. Contains plant oils rich in phytonutrients, rose and geranium oil and Vitamin ABCDE Complex to inhibit oxidative damage and help delay the onset of premature ageing.