3 Benefits of Simplifying Your Skincare Routine

How 3 Step Skin Care Routine Can Still Be a Winner for Your Skin

Navigating the skincare shelves (or webpages) can seem like a daunting and overwhelming task. Add to that the constant revolving door of “must-have” products and skincare trends, and you could potentially be looking at a skincare regimen with steps in the double digits. 

In the last few years, many have adopted the Korean skincare methodology, which includes 10-12 steps, dual-cleansing, and multiple treatment products, including masks, essences, exfoliants, and serums. 

Although this method is certainly luxurious, it is also not ideal for those with more sensitive skin types or most of us who are on-the-go. If you prefer this technique, no shame at all – we always support self-care. 

Currently, many have started to opt for simpler daily routines, particularly in beauty and skincare. Below, you’ll find some benefits of streamlining your regimen, without sacrificing effectiveness.  

1.  Save Time & Energy

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Likely the most obvious benefit, simplifying your routine will most certainly save you time. Look at your current skincare lineup and determine which of your products are ones you can’t live without daily. 

Favorite cleanser? Keep it. As for the rest, tuck away for those special occasions, when you have a specific skin care concern, or anytime you want to indulge in a full evening of self-care. 

2. Reduce Chances of Sensitivity

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By omitting some skincare steps, you are also eliminating the chances for potential irritation and the development of skin ailments such as contact dermatitis and redness. 

This is particularly true if you consider yourself to have more delicate or reactive skin. By adopting a simpler routine, you may be able to more easily identify an ingredient that may be causing your grief. 

3. Streamline your #skingoals

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We all have an idea of what we’d like our dream skin to look like. Narrow down what your current skincare hang ups are and select products that help to achieve that goal. 

If acne is your concern, look for products to help treat and clarify. 

Multiple skin aspirations? Seek out products that are multitaskers and can address a wider range of concerns you’d like to improve. 

Our favorite multitasker – our bespoke Custom Facial Cocktails, tailored to your preferences and concerns. Depending on your selections, you're combining 3 or 4 steps into one, including toning, light hydration, care, and nourishing serum.

Simple Skin Care Routine to Try Now

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Still stuck on where to begin? Here are some sample skin care routines for most skin types.

Simple Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

Step 1: Cleanse – Lemon Gel Cleanser

Step 2: Tone, Care & Target Concerns – Custom Facial Cocktail (for oily skin)

Our recipe for oily skin features a Jasmine base to help promote balance, Oil Control Infusion to regulate the look of shine and congestion, and a combo of Organic Watermelon Seed and Jojoba oils to further hydrate without clogging pores or adding extra shine to the skin. 

Step 3: Moisturize – Clear Skin Cream

Make it even easier by purchasing our Oily & Congested Skin Kit, which contains everything you need to promote a balanced, less “shiny”, clearer-looking complexion. 

Simple Skin Care Routine for Dry Skin

Step 1: Cleanse – Lavender Cleanser

Step 2: Tone, Care & Target Concerns – Custom Facial Cocktail (for Dry Skin)

The special recipe for dry skin features a Rose base for hydration and balance, Hydrating and Fortifying Infusions to moisturize and strengthen the skin, and a combo of Abyssinian and Apricot Kernel Oils to further lock in moisture for dry skin.

Step 3: Moisturize – Max Moisture Cream

Get all you need in our specially curated Dry Skin Kit, which contains products formulated to hydrate and nourish your skin.

Simple Skin Care Routine for Aging Skin

Step 1: Cleanse – Geranium Cleanser

Step 2: Tone, Care & Target Concerns – SV23 Phyto Serum 

SV23 is our most luxurious and effective multitasking face oil, which enhances deep hydration, protects from the signs of aging, and promotes radiance and luminosity for mature skin types. 

Step 3: Moisturize – Age Defying Day & Night Cream

Or purchase our Ageless Skin Kit, which contains everything you need to reduce the appearance of aging and promote a more youthful complexion.

Simple Skin Care Routine for Sensitive Skin

Step 1: Cleanse – Lavender Cleanser or Facial Cleanser Unscented for those with ultra-sensitive skin

Step 2: Tone, Care & Target Concerns – Custom Facial Cocktail (for Sensitive Skin)

Our recipe for sensitive skin features a Neroli base for delicate skin, our Fortifying and Soothing Infusions for strengthening skin and calming the look of redness and inflammation, and a combo of Argan and Apricot Kernel Oils to help soothe sensitive skin.

Step 3: Moisturize – Soothing Cream

You also can't go with our Sensitive Skin Kit, for a simple yet effective daily skin care routine.

Simple Skin Care Routine for Teenage Skin

Step 1: Cleanse – Lemon Gel Cleanser

Step 2: Tone, Care & Target Concerns – Custom Facial Cocktail (for teens)

For teenage skin concerns the teen cocktail features a Jasmine base to help promote balance, Oil Control Infusion to regulate the look of shine and Acne & Blemish Infusion to help combat the appearance of breakouts, and a combo of Organic Watermelon Seed and Copaiba Balsam oils to protect skin from the feel of excess oil and clogged pores .

Step 3: Moisturize – Clear Skin Cream

The handy Teen Skin Kit is also a great, simple routine that makes it easy for teens to care for the skin and develop good grooming habits.

Notable Extras

For extra credit  with any of these routines  you can add Micellar Cleansing Water for makeup removal in the evening, a mask of your choice once per week, and an eye cream to treat the delicate eye area.

Another simple and effective product is any of our new collection of toners. Blue Tansy and Rose Toning Essences are facial mists that are easy to apply and offer a lot of versatility from calming irritations to light hydration, refreshing the skin and body, and they serve as a great product to revive the face (and makeup) after a long day.

The Pure Toning Essence is a multipurpose product that is essential for those with oily skin for pores that get easily clogged. Just add a few drops after cleansing to keep the skin looking clear and healthy.  















TrTracey Ellis, Source Vitalacey Ellis is a beauty enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the beauty industry. You can find her in the lab, manufacturing Source Vitál Products. Tracey is a New Yorker living in Texas and spends her time cooking and spoiling her miniature husky, Tabasco.


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