Some skincare products just work better together.
That's why it's always a good idea to follow a consistent skincare routine comprised of a few complimenting products like cleanser, moisturizer, and serum. Each product has a different function.
For instance, a cleanser cleans and decongests your skin while a moisturizer hydrates your skin. Cleanser can be a little drying to the skin, which is why dermatologists recommend following up with a product that replenishes hydration. And bam...there you have it: a dynamic duo!
Here, we show you some of our fave dynamic duos in the shape of Truly beauty products that just work way better together than they do alone.
Cherry Jelly Cleanser + Dragon Milk Lotion
Cleansing your face washes away dirt, dead skin cells, and oil. It's a crucial step in any beauty regimen -- and something you should be doing at least once a day (twice, optimally). If you have specific skin conditions like acne or dryness, your skin can benefit significantly from using a proper cleanser. It helps prevent blemishes, bring down inflammation, and promote healthy, glowing skin.
To enhance the effectiveness of your cleanser, be sure to follow up with a gentle, nourishing moisturizer. Most moisturizers contain humectant and occlusive ingredients, which draw water into the skin and seal it into the skin. That's why it's best to lotion up while your skin's still damp from cleansing. It'll help hold even more moisture in!
"If you wait even a few minutes, the surface cells dehydrate and are actually harder to moisturize," says Ellen Marmur, M.D., dermatologist in New York City.
Truly's Cherry Jelly Cleanser is designed to end acne (or body acne) for good. Its active ingredients include cherry, niacinamide, allantoin, and mandelic acid, which all work together to banish bacteria, decongest pores, and hydrate the skin.
Truly's Dragon Milk Anti-Blemish Body Lotion relies on potent skincare ingredients like glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid to unclog pores and refine skin texture. While blackberry and dragon fruit lend their brightening, hydrating powers.
Remember to follow up with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 if you're following this routine in the daytime.
Blueberry Kush CBD Scrub + Coco Cloud Whipped Shaving Cream
Exfoliating before shaving is the best thing you can do to prevent ingrowns. It also produces a smoother, silkier shave.
Dead skin cells can clog your hair follicles. As a result, it can trap your hair under the skin, which results in ingrowns, bumps, and redness. Save yourself the discomfort by exfoliating before shaving to remove dead skin and ensure the hair follicle is in the best condition for hair removal.
Opt for a scrub formulated with alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHA) which exfoliate the skin by encouraging cellular turnover.
Next, apply your shaving cream and begin the hair removal process. You'll notice that combining these two products will produce a smooth to the touch shave.
Truly's Blueberry Kush CBD Body Scrub is an anti inflammatory, antioxidant, and omega-rich formulation thanks to its combo of CBD, blueberry, and AHAs/BHAs such as lactic acid and salicylic acid.
Truly's Coco Cloud Luxury Shave Butter contains coconut milk, vanilla, argan oil, white tea, and vitamin E which help soften the skin, combat ingrowns, and deliver the ultra-close shave of your dreams.
Vegan Collagen Face Mask + Vegan Collagen Serum
If you're going to use a face mask, make sure you choose one formulated with ingredients that address your current skin concerns and skin type. For example, do you have chronically dry skin? Then you're going to need to look out for a hydrating mask formulated with moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and coconut oil. Uneven skin tone? Opt for a face mask that'll even it out. Aging skin? Retinol and vitamin C are your go-to ingredients for turning back the clock and preventing fine lines and wrinkles.
Then follow up with a nourishing serum that's once again formulated with ingredients that address your issues. A good serum will seal in all the nutrients and hydration from the face mask.
Truly's Vegan Collagen Face Mask is a potent blend of retinol, vegan collagen, coconut oil, and vitamin C that work together to fight free radicals and promote a younger, glowing complexion.
Truly's Vegan Collagen Facial Serum relies on the same formula -- retinol, collagen, coconut, and vitamin C. Our serum helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to improve overall smoothness. It also promotes skin brightening and resurfacing.
Cream Skin Face Cream + Blueberry Kush CBD Face Oil
Whether you're using a day cream, night cream, or just a regular moisturizer, always remember to make facial oils your final step.
You should be moisturizing twice a day, morning and night, in order to maintain clear, healthy skin. Use a light, gentle hyaluronic-based moisturizer in the am, and a slightly more intense one in the pm -- with more hyaluronic acid, lipids, and proteins.
Now it's oil time!
"Face oils are occlusive, meaning they seal in all the ingredients and moisture you just applied to your face to keep them from evaporating as quickly," says Shereene Idriss, MD, a cosmetic dermatologist in NYC.
Used alone, oils don't hydrate your skin that well, but when you layer them over hydrating products, they make those products work way harder.
"Oils can easily penetrate moisturizers, serums, and treatments, but no products can penetrate an oil, which means they need to be applied last," says dermatologist Dr. Mona Gohara.
Truly's Cream Skin Face Cream provides intense hydration thanks to its blend of hyaluronic acid, sea kelp, and coconut oil. It's suitable for sensitive skin, and can be used both morning and night.
Truly's Blueberry Kush CBD Face Oil contains the oil from 1,000 blueberries, CBD, AHAs/BHAs, and vegan collagen for moisturized, illuminated skin. Apply this as the last step in your skincare routine to lock in all those nutrients and vitamins.
Make your products work smarter and harder -- by combining them! Our products are all cruelty-free, vegan, and made from clean, ethically sourced ingredients.