Think your serum can only be used as a serum? Or your cleanser just as a cleanser? Think again! One of our favorite things to do is get creative with our products and make them work that extra mile by using them in unexpected, innovative ways. Here are four ways we’ve used our line to enhance our skin routine and promote a major boost to our complexions.
Make your own sheet mask
Sheet masks are fantastic -- they allow you to supercharge your hydration, as the “sheet” locks in the moisturizing formula and prevents evaporation and dryness. But if you’ve run out of your favorites, all you need is a damp organic-cotton paper towel. Cut out holes for your eyes, nose and mouth, evenly add water and wring out the excess, then mix in a few pumps of ABO +|- Serum to one side. Place on your face after cleansing and exfoliating and leave on for up to 20 minutes. After you remove it, don’t rinse -- leave the serum on your face overnight to wake up with an enviable glow.
Customize your moisturizer
Sometimes, your skin experiences a temporary issue you need to address quickly, whether it’s sensitivity after an intense laser treatment, sun damage after a tropical vacation or breakouts after falling asleep without washing up (whoops!). By adding a few drops of the appropriate Extraordinary Oil that targets your needs of the day, you can improve your skin without altering your entire regimen. For healing/sensitive skin, try Nancy’s Blend. For an anti-aging boost, try Jacqueline’s Blend. For blemishes, use Wooshie’s Blend.
Make your cleanser work double duty
Our Geothermal Clay Cleanser is excellent for removing excess oils, dirt and other pore-clogging impurities for a fresh start or end to the day. But because of its kaolin clay and other powerful ingredients that purify and detoxify, you can use this multi-tasking cleanser as a mask, especially on days when you feel like your skin needs a deep cleaning. Apply on dry skin and leave on for about five minutes before rinsing.
Create your own luminizing foundation
Another way to leverage your oil collection is to add just one or two drops to your foundation, BB/CC cream or tinted moisturizer for a dewy finish. This is the most natural way to look radiant without using glimmer-heavy highlighters and makes your complexion look beyond youthful!