Simple and Sustainable Skincare

Now that we’re well and truly into 2022 and the Christmas festivities are behind us, the weight of the world still undoubtedly feels very heavy. It’s been a stressful couple of years and the hope of having a fresh new year with new focuses and goals might seem to be fading quickly in the current circumstances. Had you set out to commit to new skincare habits and also wanting to do your part in choosing the right products that are friendly for the planet too?

On top of everything going on at this present time, navigating through the oversaturated skincare and personal care market is completely overwhelming. It seems like every week there’s a new product launch, another celebrity skincare line, a newly found skincare ingredient ‘must have’ and endless influencers posting about products that have been sent to them as a PR pack….

(Talk about information overload)

A lot more time spent indoors and online shopping might have resulted in you trying something new from an array of different brands. It’s hard not to get caught up in all the noise.

  • Have you added in another serum that you don’t necessarily need in your regime?
  • Are you using a new retinol that’s too harsh for your skin?
  • Is that new cleanser causing you to breakout?
  • Is your bathroom cabinet looking a little chaotic?

I see so many Instagram and Pinterest posts with vanity shelves overflowing with brands, eye catching branding and hundreds of different products… Yikes!

Side note: This should NOT be your skincare goals everyone!

Just because the packaging looks pretty sitting in your vanity doesn’t mean what’s inside is suitable for you. Trying too many products is not the best choice from a sustainability point of view but more so for the health of your skin.

AMPERNA® Simple Sustainable Regime

Out With the Old

Now’s the best time to start fresh and spring clean your skincare routine. Firstly, you should audit your bathroom cabinet – when was the last time you pulled everything out and checked used by dates? Skincare and personal care products can only last on your shelf for a certain amount of time.

If you haven’t used a product, it’s changed colour, texture or smell or the actual use by date has rubbed off the packaging, your best bet is to discard the product.

Or, if you have products in your cabinet that are still in date, but you no longer like or no longer use them perhaps someone you know might like them instead – there’s no point creating unnecessary waste to minimise waste, right? Where possible re-gift first, discard and recycle second. 

Once you’ve gone through your bathroom vanity and audited your products then you can truly see what it is you need in your regime. What’s missing? What can you edit in/out? What is the outcome you’re wanting from your skincare?

If your skincare focus for 2022 was to be more thoughtful with your purchases, use simple yet effective products with a sustainability commitment, then AMPERNA® Skincare is your solution.

The entire AMPERNA® Skincare range has been specifically formulated for the most sensitive skin concerns and therefore can be used by everyone.

We have a narrowed down curated line of 8 products that tick the essential needs for healthy skin.

AMPERNA® Founder Kiri Yanchenko offers online holistic skin coaching if you have specific and sensitive skin concerns such as acne, rosacea, dermatitis and eczema. She can create a suitable skincare regime for you during and after when your skin concern resolves.

Our hero product for all skin types but especially for sensitive skin concerns is our [RESCUE] Pro+ DS Soothing Serum. It’s our number one seller. This deeply restorative formula helps cool and soothe irritated skin and calm redness.

Simplified Skin Care Routine

If you are after a simplified Step by Step skincare routine, here is all you need:

Step 1 - Cleanse

It’s so important that the cleanser you use is gentle on your skin. Our [BALANCE] Ultra Gentle Soothing Cleanser leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed without it feeling stripped or tight.

Step 2 - Boost skin with antioxidants

Vitamin C restores smoothness and suppleness to your skin, helping with dullness, skin tone and fine lines. Our [REPAIR] Pro+ Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid absorbs beautifully into the skin.

TIP: apply to slightly damp skin to allow extra hydration to be locked in.

Step 3 - Moisturise

A no brainer I know, but using a lightweight non greasy moisturiser that locks in moister and doesn’t clog your pores is essential.

Our [HYDRATE] Lightweight Soothing Emulsion helps nourish your skin.

AMPERNA® Simple Sustainable Regime

Step 4 - Be sun smart

If you haven’t been consistent with applying sunscreen to your face every single day, make this your focus for 2022.

Sun damage accelerates visible signs of aging on our skin, so rain, hail or shine make sure you are SPF’ing every day!

Make our [HYDRAPROTECT] Pro+ Bio Soothing Day Mineral SPF 15 your new best friend.

AMPERNA® Simple Sustainable Regime

Step 5 - Exfoliate

Now, before we get into this it’s important to note that everyone’s skin is different. Knowing your own skin and being skin ‘aware’ is crucial. We always advise to start off slow when using active ingredients until your skin has gotten used to these types of products.

Go here to read up on previous blog posts on skin pH, skin barrier and over exfoliating.

Exfoliating is essential at removing dead skin cells. Our [EXFOLIATE] 10% Pro+ Resurfacing Lotion is a unique ‘leave on’ exfoliant with Glycolic (AHA). The lotion formulation leaves your skin feeling hydrated overnight while its hard at work removing dead skin cells. When you rinse it off in the morning, you’re left with silky smooth feeling skin.

This product can be used spaced out once to twice a week depending on your skin type.

AMPERNA® Simple Sustainable Regime

Step 6: Are you after a pro-aging solution?

You need to include a retinol into your routine

As mentioned above its important to be aware of your own skin and start off using small amounts.

We have two retinol options in our range: [SUPERFOLIATE] and [SUPERADIANCE]

Superfoliate is a gentle leave on granactive retinoid serum which contains AZA, niacinamide, liquorice root extract and zinc and copper gluconates to help calm redness and improve the skin’s appearance.
Superadiance is our pregnancy safe retinol, the hero ingredient bakuchiol is a great plant-based retinol alternative for sensitive skin

Retinols can be used once to twice a week in the pm, again depending on your skin type.

NOTE: Retinols can make your skin more susceptible to the suns UV rays so it’s imperative to be even more liberal using an SPF especially on the day after using a retinol treatment overnight.

THAT’S IT!

A healthy skincare routine is about being consistent and creating an easy process you can commit to.

Skincare does not to be another stress to worry about.

Skincare does not need to be complicated.

Skincare should be simple with well thought out active ingredients.

Our skin loves consistency. Your skin will love the AMPERNA® range.

 

Written By Alison Butijer

Alison Butijer has a background in Visual Merchandising but in 2020 started on her own health & wellness journey, helping other people on theirs too. Alison is passionate about holistic living, encouraging others to create healthy lifestyle habits & feeling confident in their own skin. Everything that AMPERNA® embodies.