Stretch your Skincare Dollars

Skincare is an investment.

Are you buying more frequently than necessary? How much product SHOULD you be using and how can you maximize your skincare dollars?

The first thing to consider is how much product you are using, versus how much you actually NEED to be using.  Here is a quick guide for daily use products:


  1. Cleansers – A pea sized amount, mixed with water for gel cleansers.  If your cleanser comes with a pump, make sure to use it!   A lot of research goes into specialized skincare brands, down to the amount that the pump dispenses.  Typically one pump is all you need & for larger bottles you could get away with half a pump.
  2. Eye cream – Use a rice sized grain per eye, delicately patting above and below the eye area.  Be very careful not to use too much pressure, as this area is very thin and prone to damage.
  3. Moisturizer – Again, a pea sized amount is all you need.  Tip?  Applying a toner prior to your moisturizer will lubricate the skin so your moisturizer spreads easily and less is needed.  You skin will also absorb moisturizer better when your skin is fresh out of the shower.

Want another great way to stretch your skincare dollars?  Think multi-purpose! A moisturizer with a built in SPF is perfect for daytime use.  Clay based cleansers can also be used as an oil-controlling masque, and SPF “boosters” can turn your everyday summer moisturizers into critical sun protection!  In addition, most professional skincare lines will offer “skin kits”, which contain travel-sized product, complete with a full régime of product.  This is a great way to try before you buy!

Want to know some of our favorite multipurpose products?

Dynamic Skin Recovery + 50SPF  (Mature or Prematurely aging skin)

An emollient daily moisturizer rich in peptides that shields against the primary triggers of skin aging.

Contains SPF 50 and is recommended for daytime use.


Dermal Clay Cleanser (Oily skin)

A deep-cleansing clay formula that purifies oily skin and refines the texture.   Calming cucumber and sage soothe, while refreshing menthol revitalizes even the most tired skin.  The unique blend of Kaolin and green clays removes debris and absorbs excess oils.

This cleanser doubles as a face masque to help rid your skin of stubborn blemishes.


Solar Defense Booster SPF50 (All skin types)

A sophisticated, non chalky formula that forms an invisible shield against skin damaging environmental assault with green tea and grape seed extracts.  Vitamin C provides added defense against skin-aging free radicals.  This product can be applied directly to the face and neck for full SPF50 coverage, or equal parts can be mixed with your moisturizer or foundation to help defend against UV light.

This booster can be added to any day or daytime moisturizer or foundation, to add critical UVA and UVB protection.

UltraCalming Skin Kit (Sensitive skin)

This kit for sensitive skin helps ease and relieve discomfort and irritation while helping to restore a healthy barrier to defend your skin.

This kit contains travel sizes of the ultracalming cleanser, mist, serum concentrate and calming water gel.

As always, if you have any skincare questions, please do not hesitate to book in a FREE 15 minute skin consultation!

(This blog post was updated on May 30, 2018)

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