Because we work with beauty brands daily at SkinStore, we’re always exchanging insights and advice—especially as we return back to the office and wonder how some of our teammates have kept their skin and hair looking amazing. Here are a few of the beauty routine essentials we swear by for morning and night, from two of our must-have brands: SkinCeuticals and Slip.
Our A.M. Essentials
The Skin-Protecting Pair
For our morning grind, having good sun protection and anti-pollution skincare is super important to our team. That’s why our favorites include two hero products from SkinCeuticals known for their clinical-grade formulations and high efficacy: C E Ferulic and Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50.
The C E Ferulic is a gentle yet effective vitamin C serum that shields the skin from age-inducing free radicals, infrared radiation, and ozone pollution. We like to pair it with the brand’s Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, a 100 percent mineral formula with a sheer tinted finish that enhances skin tone. This high protection zinc oxide sunscreen also contains artemia salina, a plankton extract known to increase skin’s resistance to UV- and heat-induced stress. Studies have shown that the application of topical vitamin C along with sunscreen can provide better protection than sunscreen alone, with vitamin C helping to reduce sunburn cell formation by 40 to 60 percent. CE Ferulic is now also proven to reduce combined oxidative damage generated by UVA/UVB rays, ozone pollution, and diesel engine exhaust by up to 41%.
The Secret to Snag-Free Mornings
Our co-workers who rock their tresses long have been huge fans of Slip’s silk pillowcases, and we can see why they love the brand’s skinnies scrunchies, too. Creating 43% less friction than cotton hair ties and none of the pullings from plastic either, Slip scrunchies help retain the hair’s moisture while preventing snags, bends, and breakage. Our team uses them when doing our 9-to-5 or for keeping our hair away from our faces during our morning beauty routines.