Cosmedix was developed in 1999 in the United States out of a desire to create a skincare product range that was both gentle and effective yet cruelty free. They were one of the first to deliver ‘clean skincare’. This means that all their formulations are free from harmful or toxic chemicals (i.e. parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil, PEG’s, sodium lauryl sulfate, hydroquinone, glycolic acid, formaldehydes and artificial colours and fragrances).
Twenty-four years later, Cosmedix is a highly regarded, professional range used and recommended by skincare therapists and dermatologists around the world. Combining plant based and highly active yet gentle ingredients Cosmedix delivers on its promise of combining the best of nature and science.
The Cosmedix range of products covers all skin types from sensitivity, redness, acne, ageing and pigmentation. Some of the most popular products from the range to try include: Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum (Cosmedix #1 best seller worldwide), Affirm (a powerful antioxidant), Benefit Clean (their bestselling cleanser) and Emulsion (a super hydrating moisturiser).
We have put together a list of some of our other favourite Cosmedix tried, tested and loved products that we would recommend:
- Clarity Serum: Combining gentle plant-based ingredients such as Willowherb, Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera, this serum is targeted at acne and breakout prone skin. The addition of Retinol and Salicylic Acid help to unblock pores and refine the skin. It can be used as a spot treatment when breakouts appear.
- Purity Solution: A two-in-one oil-based makeup remover and cleanser that every skin type can use. Argan oil and Olive oil to sooth and condition the skin and Moringa oil to nourish. This cleanser can be used as a first cleanse in your cleansing routine or as your go-to cleanser for oily, acneic skin. Please note this product contains Glycine Soja (soybean oil) and may be contraindicated to some pregnant and lactating women. Please check with your doctor or medical care specialist.
Harmonize: Formulated with a blend of fruit and plant extracts and skin conditioning probiotics, this lightweight moisturiser leaves all skin types, including oily and blemish prone, feeling hydrated and soothed. Protects against environmental stressors and is perfect for the warmer summer weather.
Skin Thirst: Intensely hydrating due to Hyaluronic Acid this gel-to-cream moisturiser is another summer favourite. Especially great for oilier skins as it helps to mattify the skin and take away oily shine.
Refine Plus: A 1% retinol complex, this high potency serum targets fine lines, pigmentation and ageing concerns. Refine plus is recommended for those who have used retinol and are wanting to take their skin care to the next level. It is a treatment peel that can be done at home. (Not recommended for first time Retinol users, pregnant or lactating women or highly sensitive skins.)
Cosmedix Elite Pepoxide: A super charged, professional strength antioxidant to combat ageing concerns. It helps to firm skin over time and addresses pigmentation. Especially good for sensitive skin. Formulated with Rhodiola – an age defying plant that helps to soothe skin and Superoxide Dismutase and Spin Trap – both powerful antioxidants to protect skin from environmental stressors.
Normal Skin Kit: For those who are new to Cosmedix (and with a normal to dry skin) this skin kit is a great introduction to the brand and products. Containing Benefit Clean (a daily cleanser), Affirm (day and night antioxidant serum), Refine (targeted retinol night serum) and Emulsion (day and night hydrating moisturiser). The combined products are designed to treat your skin and promote a more even, smoother-looking complexion. They will also help to seal in moisture and hydration for a more balanced skin.