How can I keep my sponges clean?
The reusable sponges in the Combination Skin Cleansing Bar can be washed with laundry in a washing machine. We recommend washing them along with towels and letting them air dry. It is also important to let the sponge air dry after each use and not leave them inside the cleansing jar. If you need replacements, we sell additional sponges here on our website.
Can I use the Clear & Even Tone Clarifying Glycolic Pads if I have sensitive skin?
Yes, you can! Start out with one application every other day.
Is ShineBlock™ Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 a sunscreen or moisturizer or is it both?
This dual-purpose formula is a moisturizer and a broad-spectrum SPF in one! Suitable for oily, blemish-prone skin types.
Why is the ShineBlock™ Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 formula sheer?
Our SheerGenius™ Technology uses finely milled Zinc Oxide to create a sunscreen that provides 100% mineral-active protection without the density of traditional mineral sunscreens. It took 10 years and over 300 formulas/samples for us to perfect this formulation. We were committed to “not settling” and pushed the boundaries to make a product that worked for the entire spectrum of skin tones, from the fairest to the richest.
Should I wear sunscreen or SPF daily?
Yes! SPF or sunscreen should be applied every morning as the final step in your skincare routine and before sun exposure. No matter your skin tone, everyone’s skin needs to be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays even when it’s cloudy. Not to mention, a daily SPF can also protect your skin from the visible signs of aging and hyperpigmentation.
It’s also important to note that if you’re using corrective skincare products that contain AHAs or Retinol, your skin could be more sensitive to sun exposure. As a result, you should make sure you’re applying an SPF when using such products.
Do your mineral SPFs contain Zinc Oxide nanoparticles?
No, both of our mineral sunscreens, ShineBlock™ Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 and Sheerglow™ Even Tone Daily Defense Mineral Moisturizer SPF 30 are formulated with non-nano Zinc Oxide.
What does “non nano” formula mean for ShineBlock?
This sunscreen is formulated with finely milled Zinc Oxide so when the formula is applied, it sits on top of the skin. The particles are “non nano” meaning they are not small enough to penetrate the skin, which is considered to be better for your body.
What is the difference between chemical and physical (mineral) SPFs?
Chemical: May include - Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Homosalate and Octinoxate
Physical: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide
How They Protect the Skin
Chemical: Neutralize UV rays before they can damage the skin. Ingredients are absorbed by top layers of the skin to filter the UVB/UVA rays and convert them into heat, neutralizing them.
Physical: Reflect UV rays. Ingredients form a barrier on the surface of the skin that helps reflect UV rays away from the skin.
Chemical: Depending on the formulation, chemical sunscreens may be easier to rub into the skin and less likely to leave a white cast. Tend to be better for water & sweat resistance. Tend to be thinner and easier to spread.
Physical: Depending on the formulation, mineral sunscreens may be thicker and difficult to fully blend into the skin, leaving a white cast. Tend to be less irritating and better for sensitive or acne-prone skin. Last longer when in direct UV light, but not when wet or sweating.
Should the Clear Complexion Acne Serum + Spot Treatment only be used directly on breakouts or all over the face?
This product functions as both an all-over acne treatment AND a spot treatment!
Should the Clear Complexion Acne Serum + Spot Treatment product only be used at night?
This product can be used in the morning and evening! Just make sure to apply a sunscreen during the day.
Can I use the Clear Complexion Acne Serum + Spot Treatment if I have sensitive skin?
Yes! We suggest sensitive skin types start out with every other night application.
Is the Radiant & Bright Glowing Moisturizer good for sensitive skin?
Yes! This moisturizer is great for all skin types!
Do I need Vitamin C in my regimen?
Yes! Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that everyone should have in his or her skincare regimen! This powerful antioxidant brightens the appearance of skin tone and improves the appearance of dark marks, fine lines and sun damage.
Should I use the Radiant & Bright Glowing Moisturizer in the morning or at night?
This product can be used AM or PM! Great for mixing with your favorite SPF for ultimate protection and a healthy glow!
How long before I notice a difference in my skin?
Everyone’s skin is different, so results can vary. It is typical to see results anywhere between 6-8 weeks; however, some people experience results faster.
How long does this package last?
This package lasts for 30-45 days.
Are your products tested on animals?
No. We take pride in being a cruelty-free company!
If I took your Skin Quiz and any of these products weren’t suggested, does that mean that I shouldn’t use them?
While our product recommendations are carefully selected for the needs of a specific type of skin to give the best results, many people will modify their routine with other products as needed. If you feel this product could be right for you, we encourage you to try it! Of course, if you have any questions, contact us and we would be happy to provide expert advice.
If I have questions about my skin, where can I get help?
Contact us and we would be happy to provide expert advice!