Kossma Beauty Skincare Routine Step-by-Step
Kossma Beauty Method
Step 1: Cleanse
Chamomile Cleansing Gel -add a dime size amount of cleanser to wet skin and gentle wash face. Rinse off.
Butter Cleansing Oil -add a quarter size amount of cleansing oil to dry skin and massage around to emulsify makeup and debri. Use a wet wash cloth to remove or follow up with Chamomile Cleansing Gel for a double cleanse.
Step 2: Serums | Purely Potent Vitamin C, New Moon, Calendula Extract, Sacred Skin Acne Serum
Apply serums to clean skin. You do not need damp skin to use serums since their job is not so much to moisturize but to deliver actives to the skin
Step 3: Hydrosols | The Damp Skin Method
Hydrosols are one of our favorite skin care steps in the Kossma Beauty Method! Hydrosols contain the water soluble constituents from their plants (vitamins, minerals, herbal compounds, etc) and they hydrate the skin without any synthetic ingredients. Our skin needs both hydration (water) and moisture (oil). Hydrosols cover the water/hydration part of your skin care routine. Used alone, they will simply evaporate off the skin so be sure to use our hydrosols with step 3. With your eyes closed, mist face with your hydrosol until it's very damp. Quickly, while your skin is still damp, apply the rest of your skin care products; the oils and balms literally trap and lock in the hydrosol into your skin so absorbs into the skins cells for the best hydration ever!. Hydrated skin feels (& looks) soooo good!
Step 3: Moisturizers | Reishi Rose, Genesis, Sacred Skin, Lovely Lipids, Squalane
While your skin is damp from one of our hydrosols apply a small amount of moisturizer and massage into skin for 30 seconds or until it's absorbed and the hydrosol has soaked in. Please note that Sacred Skin Acne Serum is both a serum and moisturizer. You can use it as step 2 (and use something different for moisture from step 3 list), or skip step 2...and do step 3 with scared skin...however fits your needs. There is no wrong way to use our products.
Step 4: Balms | Tallow Balm, Sovereign Salve, Nilotica
This is optional but we love to do a small mist of hydrosol again before applying our balms (not too mush, just one squirt) which is the last step in the Kossma Beauty Method. Balms are the "icing on the cake" when it comes to a good skincare routine. They seal and lock all the products you just applied to your skin in place, creating a protective occlusive barrier while also nourishing and deeply moisturizing with their wonderful extracts, butters and oils. Apply a small amount, massage and your all set!
Step 5: Pearl Micro-exfoliant & Milky Mask
Pearl can be used along with our Chamomile Cleansing Gel. Take a dollop of cleansing gel and add a dime size amount of Pearl. VERY VERY gently roll the mixture over your face, like a light feather massage - do not scrub or use hard pressure. Super light pressure with soft strokes is all that's needed. Your skin will be rejuvenated and so fresh! Hard scrubbing can break down the microbiome which you never want to disrupt because it's protective and keeps your skin healthy and beautiful.
Milky Mask will not feel like your typical clay mask - that tight and pulled back feeling we're used to with masking. Milky Mask is designed to heal and feed your skin with nutrients. It goes on a little thin so feel free to apply as many layers as you'd like. Mix 1-2 teaspoons with hydrosol, milk, tea, coffee or water. Add anything you'd like to give it a boost like yogurt (lactic acid in yogurt will give you a light exfoliation), honey for hydration...be creative and have fun!
This is just a guide. Feel free to tailor it to your specific skin needs. But be sure to not skip the hydrosol! It's seriously our favorite part and sooooo nourishing for your skin!
We recommend starting with a minimal routine if you have acne.
Step 1: Chamomile cleansing Gel
Step 2: Marshmallow Malva Hydrosol
Step 3: Sacred Skin Acne Serum
If your skin does well with these products, please feel free to start adding in additional products like Pearl Micro exfoliant, Milky Mask, Tallow Balm and our other products.
Thank you for trusting us with your skincare needs! It's an honor =)
Stephanie Peña | Founder