Calling all skincare lovers:
Sweet Cedar has a whole new line of products perfect for any skincare junkie, and we are so excited to share it with you. We have been testing and reformulating for months in order to make everything perfect, and not to brag, but we think we got pretty dang close.
When we first started the business, a skincare line was always in the back of our minds. As fellow skincare product lovers ourselves, we knew we had to do it eventually.
Many folks have been asking us to do a step by step regime, if you will, detailing all of our products. We have been using them in our own regimes for a while now, and this is how we encourage you all to use them.
Step 1: Cleanse
Cleansing is the most important part of any skincare routine. After a long day of collecting sweat, dirt, grime, and who knows what else, your skin deserves a nice cleaning. That's where our Pink Grapefruit Foaming Face Wash and Totally Naked Meltaway Cleansing Balm come in.
Both of these work brilliantly as standalone products. The grapefruit cleanser would be great to use in the morning to wake up and renew tired skin for the day, and the cleansing balm works perfectly to remove makeup and dirt from skin at the end of the day, or vise versa. However, we highly recommend doing what's called the Double Cleansing Method. Popular in Korean Beauty, double cleansing essentially lifts dirt and grime with the first step, and then washes it all away in the second — it's twice as nice.
Start with the meltaway cleansing balm, as it is oil based, to gently remove makeup, oils, and dirt, leaving the natural hydrating oils behind. Follow up with the grapefruit cleanser, to fully clean and refresh your pores.
Step 2: Tone
Toner is one of those steps in a skincare routine that a lot of people use, but do not fully know the benefits or purpose. We've all done it, bought a skincare product that we're told we should use, but we don't exactly know why. We're here to tell you.
Toner has many great benefits, and it is the perfect second step to your routine. Our Cucumber and Aloe Hydrating Toner is a cucumber hydrosol based liquid infused with one of the best ingredients for your skin, aloe vera. It will remove any leftover traces of dirt or grime left from your cleanser, and you'll be surprised at how much is left. It then sinks into your skin and prepares it to fully soak up your moisturizer. Besides these two things, toner also tightens pores, restores pH levels in your skin, smooths fine lines, and improves skin tone. Our toner is even more special though, as it provides hyaluronic acid, which may sound like a scary word, but is actually a substance produced by our bodies. It keeps skin hydrated, but the bad new is, we produce less and less as we get older. Hyaluronic acid is the key ingredient to plump skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Not to mention, our toner smells absolutely amazing!
To use, pour a small amount on a cotton pad and swipe all over your face, neck, and chest. Keep in the fridge for a refreshing swipe in the summer months to get rid of that sweaty feeling.
Step 3: Moisturize
The last step of your routine should be a moisturizer. No matter how hydrating your cleanser or toner may be, it's always still a good idea to moisturize. If you're a person with dry skin, moisturizer is your best friend. Not only does it hydrate, it also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, helps fight acne, and soothes your skin.
We have two amazing moisturizer options: our Rosewater Dew Renewing Face Cream, and our Vitamin E and Argan Facial Oil. These two products are very different in structure, but are both perfect for moisturizing your skin.
Our Rosewater Dew Renewing Face Cream, which also has hyaluronic acid, is perfect for more dry, mature skin, but can be used by anyone. It is very moisture-rich but not too heavy. On the other hand, our Vitamin E and Argan Facial Oil includes a nutritious blend of oils including argan, rosehip, meadowfoam, vitamin e, carrot seed oil, and a custom blend of essential oils that include ylang ylang, lavender, and frankinscense, which are all known to benefit delicate facial skin. It sinks in and does not leave your face oily or greasy.
Use on a damp face as the last step to your routine.
Treat Yo' Self
Sweet Cedar Face not only has necessary products for your skincare routine, but we also have many fun and beneficial products to use every once in a while.
Our Foaming Facial Scrub, made with a mixture of clays, finely ground botanicals, grains, fruit powders, and super skin nutritious vitamins, is a great way to exfoliate dry or dead skin. They are packed with lots of beneficial ingredients such as vitamin c, vitamin b3, aloe, colloidal oatmeal, coconut powder, and white willow bark. Use about once a week to refresh and exfoliate your skin.
Instant Facials are exactly what they sound like, a spa-quality facial, right in the comfort of your own home. They are loaded with natural and effective ingredients, and bring the spa to you. Cucumber slices not included.
Finally our Just Add Water Clay Masks are loaded with fruit and flower powders, milk powders, clays from all over the world, and lots of other vitamin rich and skin-loving ingredients. Clay masks have been proven to be great for your skin and have many great benefits such as: detoxifying and purifying, unclogging pores, softening and smoothing, and rejuvenation, to name a few.
We are so happy to have launched these products and to have taken the next step in our business and journey. We hope that you follow these instructions and fall in love with Sweet Cedar Face the way we have!