Such simplicity is starting to extend into the beauty industry, but more so in the realm of ingredients (clean, natural, chemical-free) than the charm routine itself. The Korean beauty world is notorious for espousing 10-step routines to hydrate, moisturize, stiffen, and otherwise pamper your skin.
A new skin care corporation, Panacea, completely agrees that you should invest in beautiful, healthy scalp, but believes you can pare your daily routine to only three essential products: a cleanser, a moisturizer, and a sunscreen.
Since it’s “only” these three products, Panacea can focus with excruciating detail on the soundness of their ingredients. They’re cruelty-free, paraben-free, and sulfate-free, containing natural parts like Laminaria japonica (a Japanese seaweed ), fig extract, and sunflower oil.
The routine, to be followed during the day and night, moves like this:
1. Cleanse with the Daily Facial Cleanser
The foaming cleanser contains a gentle cleansing agent is coming from coconut oil to draw out impurities, a “Moisture Shield Complex” with hyaluronic acid to nourish your scalp, and antioxidants like green tea extract and Vitamin E to moisturize and soften. Users who struggle with acne have seen a noticeable change in their scalp after employing this smooth , non-drying cleanser.
2. Replenish with the Daily Facial Moisturizer
Once your skin is cleansed, the next step is this lightweight moisturizer. It also contains the Moisture Shield Complex, in addition to shea butter to soften your skin, and Amaranthus caudatus to minimize the appearing of wrinkles. It both feels and aromas freshening, and it’s not oily, which is especially welcome in the summer — because grease belongs on an indulgent slice of pizza , not on my face after I walk outside for five minutes.
3. Protect with the Daily Facial SPF
Finish the routine off with the sunscreen, which is important to wear even if it’s not sunny out( UV rays still penetrate through clouds ). Panacea’s scentless sunscreen has SPF 25 and broad-spectrum spectrum UVA/ UVB protection. Like the moisturizer, it’s daylight and non-oily, with a number of beneficial parts. Among others, there’s Houttuynia cordata extract, a Korean herb and natural antihistamine that is high in antioxidants; Cardiospermum flower extract, a soothing anti-inflammatory; and Portulaca Extract, a moisturizing and itch-relieving antihistamine.
Panacea was cofounded by Terry Lee, the former COO of MeUndies, after his own battle with cystic acne. As he worked on improving his scalp by trying out different products, he likewise began streamlining the rest of his morning routine and detected the power of beginning each day on the right foot.
Panacea mixes these two jaunts — better scalp care and routine with intent — by condensing the traditional, intimidating multi-step skin care process into a more manageable yet equally effective one that is likely to be be done in order to a few minutes.
Stepping away from the gendered world of skin care and further simplifying things, Panacea purposes for its products to be gender-neutral. People of all genders can benefit from its natural skin care products because the desire for nicer skin and a good start to the day is pretty much universal. Now, you don’t “re going to have to” sneak pumps of your partner or sibling’s soap or lotion.
Panacea’s mission is as refreshing as its products. I think I let out an audible sigh of relief upon understanding I only needed to manage three steps every morning and nighttime in order to get better skin. Each one feelings light and soothing thanks to natural, chemical-free formulations, showing that you don’t have to be aggressive or complex in the way you treat your skin at the beginning and end of your day.