Say No to Skincare Smoothies

Say No to Skincare Smoothies

Skincare trends come and go, but one recent viral fad has us raising our eyebrows: "skincaresmoothies". This latest concoction craze involves mixing multiple skincare products together for a single slather-style application, with this overloaded skincare smoothie recipe promising a one-stop solution for all your skincare needs.


At Eight Saints we're all for thinking outside the box and valuing individuality, but before you google "How to make a skincare smoothie," let's take a look at why these coagulated cosmetics might not be the best choice for your skin. 


Smoothing... or smothering?

Skincare smoothies may sound convenient, but they overlook one crucial factor: the order of skincare application. Skincare products are formulated to be applied in a specific sequence to optimize their effectiveness. This gives you the best chance of getting the results you're after. 


When you mix everything together into a morass of skincare gloop, you're essentially negating the very carefully curated order of application, which could leave you with some seriously subpar results for your skin.


Clean Aesthetics

Let's talk about the ick factor: the hygiene aspect of skincare smoothies can't be ignored. People are not concocting their experimental skincare smoothies in a sterile lab environment. Instead, they’re turning product lids and applicators intoen plein air style paint brushes and palettes. This is a great way to fast-track potential contamination and bacterial growth. Which can make skin issues worse rather than better, which pretty much defeats the purpose of a skincare routine in the first place.


One Step At A Time

Ok so putting an all-in-one skincare stew aside, let's delve into the correct order of skincare application and a simple 5-step routine using Eight Saints products to achieve that radiant and healthy skin you're craving:


Step 1: Cleanse

The best place to start is at the beginning, getting your skin fresh and clear from the previous day or night's grime. Start your skincare routine by using a cleanser. Our Down to Earth Gel Cleanser is gentle, yet effectively removes dirt, oil, and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. 


Formulated with natural ingredients like pink kaolin and French green clays, our gel cleanser is specifically designed to detoxify and rejuvenate your skin, absorbing excess oil and unclogging pores, setting the stage for a super effective skin routine.


To use, dispense one to two pumps of the gel cleanser, mix with water to create a lather, and gently massage onto your face using upward, circular motions. Suitable for normal, oily, or combination skin, this cleanser not only refreshes but also delights with a natural citrus scent. Finish by rinsing with warm water for a thorough cleanse.


Step 2: Exfoliate

After cleansing, a few times a week it's time to treat yourself and your skin to a deep exfoliation. Our Zen Out of Ten Bamboo Detox Face Scrub features natural exfoliants sourced from seeds and plant fibers. Zen Out of Ten is formulated with bamboo powder and jojoba beads, that gently buff away dead skin cells, revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath. 


What sets this product apart is its dual functionality, serving as both a powerful exfoliator and a rejuvenating face mask. You wouldn't want to muck up this step with a smoothie soup.


Apply a pea-sized amount of our natural bamboo face scrub to damp skin, then massage in circular motions for one minute before rinsing off to experience this unique blend of exfoliation and mask treatment.


Step 3: Restore

After a fresh cleanse and clean with exfoliation it's time to nourish and protect your skin with a serum. Our Seeking C Vitamin C Face Serum is packed with potent antioxidants, including hyaluronic acid and a stabilized form of vitamin C called SAP (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), this serum effectively reduces the appearance of sunspots and hyperpigmentation.


Seeking C Face Serum is a concentrated treatment designed to minimize sunspots and other blemishes, helping to brighten dull skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve overall skin texture. Because of that, you wouldn't want to dilute its power by mixing it in a skincare smoothie.


To use, apply a few drops to your fingertips and gently pat onto your face and neck until fully absorbed.


Step 4: Revive

Prone to irritation, the skin around our eyes is some of the most delicate on your body. You wouldn't want to be slathering any old mixture of random products to this especially sensitive area. Something specific is in order and our All In Eye Cream is the perfect way to show your under-eye area you really care. 


Infused with cucumber hydrosol and squalane which is derived from olive oil, this luxurous eye cream helps to reduce puffiness, dark circles, and signs of fatigue, leaving your eyes looking refreshed and revitalized. 


To apply, carefully dot a small amount around the orbital bone and gently pat until absorbed.


Step 5: Hydrate and Moisturize

After all those unique and specialized steps it's time to finish off our bespoke skincare routine by locking in all that hydration and moisture. Not to brag but we think a great choice is our Daydreamer Face Moisturizer. This lightweight yet deeply hydrating moisturizer replenishes your skin's moisture barrier, leaving it soft, supple, and protected throughout the day or night. 


With pollution pausing vitamin E, Daydreamer slows prematurely aging skin by neutralizing free radicals.


And soothing botanical essentials like geranium flower water and moisture-solidifying cocoa seed butter, it's sure to become one of your skincare staples.


Simply apply a dime-sized amount to your face and neck, then gently massage until fully absorbed.


Don't Disrupt The Balance

When it comes to skincare, sometimes less is more. While it's tempting to mix and match products into a skincare smoothie, especially with the wide array of options available, products are carefully developed and formulated. An active ingredient in one could be neutralized by a component of another leaving both falling flat and diluting their effectiveness. Worse, some could even work against each other if mixed and applied in one fell gloop.


When following a skincare routine you are maximizing the synergy and balance each product can bring to your regimen. By following this simple 5-step routine with Eight Saints products, you can achieve gleaming, healthy skin without the need for a mixing bowl, blender, or spatula. It might take slightly longer to apply them at first but using products as directed is always going to get you the results you want faster in the long run!