What's your skincare routine like? Do you splash some soap and water on your face and call it a day, or do you have an arsenal of products that you use religiously day and night? Maybe you're somewhere in between?
Everyone's skin type, lifestyle, and budget is different, so of course everyone's skincare routine is different. That's why, when we began formulating our Time Defy line of anti-aging products nearly ten years ago (Yikes! Time flies!), we were determined to create skincare that would be effective both as standalone products and work cohesively as a complete skincare routine.
We've come a long way since the early days, as you can tell from the picture on the left! We've modernized the packaging and improved the formulas, but the goal of providing effective and natural anti-aging products has never changed. And to help you get the most out of your products, take a look at our recommendations for rocking the Time Defy Skincare System:
Step One: Moisturizing Cleanser
Start with a clean canvas by washing your face with the Time Defy Moisturizing Cleanser. Using warm water, moisten a clean washclosh and hold it over your face, neck, and décolletage area for a minute or so to warm the skin and open pores. Apply a small amount of cleanser to your damp skin, massaging in an upward and circular motion. Use a damp, warm washcloth to gently and completely remove the cleanser, and pat dry.
Step Two: Mini-Peel Toner
The Glycolic Mini-Peel Toner is available in two strengths, with 5% or 10% glycolic acid. Those with sensitive skin should stick to the 5%. Moisten a cotton cosmetic pad or natural sea sponge with toner and wipe gently around your face, neck, and décollatage areas, avoiding the eyes. Leave on for up to 5 minutes and rinse off. You may also apply this at night and leave it on while you sleep. Be sure to completely rinse the toner off before you leave the house! The toner contains an alpha hydroxy acid that can cause sun damage, even while wearing sunscreen. I repeat: Sunburn Alert! This product contains AHA that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product.
Step Three: Peptide-Ceramide Serum
After toning the skin, apply a small amount of Peptide-Ceramide Serum over the entire face and neck area. Let air dry before the next step!
Step Four: Eye Créme
Apply a very small amount of Eye Créme to your fingers - a little bit goes a long way! Gently massage the product all around the eye area, including your eyelids and eyebrows. The Time Defy Eye Créme is so gentle it won't irritate your eyes if it gets in them! Holding your eyes upward and outward, let the Eye Créme air dry.
Step Five: Day/Night Créme
If using the Time Defy Skincare System in the morning, apply the Day Créme. If using before bed, use the Night Créme. Using upward and circular motions, apply a small amount of the Créme to your face, neck, and décolletage areas avoiding the eyes. Let air dry.
Step Six: Grapefruit Neroli Toner
Mist the Grapefruit Neroli Toner over your entire face and neck areas with your eyes closed, or moisten a cotton cosmetic pad/sponge with the Toner and gently wipe. Let air dry, or gently pat dry.
Step Seven: Moisturizing Mineral Makeup
If you want a little extra coverage for the day, finish up by applying a small amount of Moisturizing Mineral Makeup (custom-tinted to your skin tone!) to your fingers and massage into your face using gentle, circular motions until completely absorbed.
EXTRAS! The Once-A-Weekers
Rhassoul Clay Mask
Protect your hair or tie it back before starting this mask. After cleansing your face with the Moisturizing Cleanser, apply a thin 1/8 inch film of the clay mask to your entire face, avoiding the area within an inch of your eyes. If you have sensitive skin, leave the mask on for only 15 or 20 minutes, but otherwise you can leave it on until it's dry or starts to feel uncomfortable. Using warm water, saturate an old washcloth (the clay in this mask can stain cloth permanently!), and while leaning over a sink, gently hold the wet washcloth over your face to moisten the mask. Gently start removing the mask without scrubbing, intermittently rinsing out the washcloth as necessary. When the mask is completely removed, move on to the Organic Sugar Scrub; If skipping the scrub, apply the Grapefruit Neroli Toner to calm the skin and close the pores.
Organic Sugar Scrub
Protect your hair or tie it back. Apply the scrub to your face over a sink or as part of your bathing routine, but be aware of slippery surfaces if using the shower or tub because this scrub contains oils! On a warm, damp face, apply the scrub with your fingers using gentle, circular motions. Scrub over your face (and forearms, hands, neck, and décolletage areas if desired!) avoiding the eyes and taking special care with any sensitive areas. Most people can scrub a little harder over the cheeks and jaws, forehead, and chin, but be careful with the thin skin on the bridge of your nose! Rinse thoroughly with warm water. After rinsing, apply the Time Defy Day or Night Créme and finish with the Grapefruit Neroli Toner.
Our customers have reported improved skin appearance within 2-4 weeks of using the Time Defy Skincare System. While this particular product line is tailored to the Over 40 Tribe, the Youngins find the Glycolic Toner, Eye Créme, and Rhassoul Clay Mask to be useful additives to their skincare routine, too!