What is an introductory regimen for normal/combination/sensitive skin? I am in my late 20s and beginning to notice fine lines around my eye area. Argan Oil is very well suited to sensitive and combination skin. It is lightweight, yet high in essential fatty acids and has anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it’s very soothing. Oil actually helps balance oil production, so Argan Oil may help balance your combination skin to just normal. To begin, I’d recommend Facial Cleanser, Argan Oil, and Eye Cream. This is a bare-bones regimen that can introduce you to Kahina. In your late 20s- really at any age! - you should definitely take care of the eye area. If you are concerned about fine lines, the Eye Cream contains argan oil and sodium hyaluronate, which both help boost moisture levels and keep skin plump. It also contains antioxidant-rich white and green tea extracts– great to treat current and prevent future signs of aging. Aloe vera and sea fennel calm, and peptides help restore collagen, helping improve elasticity. If you want to add additional products, applying the Toning Mist before Argan Oil helps the oil absorb more readily. Facial Lotion applied afterwards helps seal in the Argan Oil, and mattifies the skin for day. If you want exfoliation, the Antioxidant Mask gently removes dry skin, to improve skin tone and radiance. Rich in argan oil, this mask is safe for all skin types and won't dry or sensitize your skin. I’m in my mid-fifties and nothing seems to be enough for my very dry skin. What would you recommend? First, spritz the Toning Mist to hydrate and prep the skin, then apply the Serum, the most moisturizing, restorative, and nourishing product. Follow with the Facial Lotion which helps seal in the oils, as well as provide additional moisture (from shea butter, argan oil, sodium hyaluronate and beeswax). For deeper hydration apply the Night Cream instead, which has hydrating as well as anti-aging benefits and can be used day and night. For the eye area (and any fine lines anywhere), apply the Eye Cream, as it’s the more moisturizing of the two eye products. I have oily skin. Which product should I use? I would highly recommend the Facial Cleanser, Argan Oil and Facial Lotion. The Facial Cleanser has honey and willow bark, which are both antibacterial, as well as papaya and lactic to help gently exfoliate without being too abrasive on an active breakout. Argan Oil, this will help heal and nourish sensitive breakouts without clogging or irritating the skin. The Facial Lotion is lightweight, hydrating without any lingering residue. Is there anything I can use on my neck area? The neck definitely gets neglected in our home care routines. Therefore, it is best to get in the habit of using your facial products all the way down the neck, maybe even on your décolleté once in awhile. The skin on the neck can get dry and show fine lines, so it will greatly improve the texture if you exfoliate and hydrate that area regularly. Using the Facial Cleanser to gently exfoliate skin and following with the Serum is a perfect combination that will help achieve a smoother, softer neck. What can I do about fine lines and wrinkles? There are certainly a number of things you can do to help soften the lines you already have, as well as prevent lines from showing up. First and foremost, sun protection helps reduce the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which in turn causes the wrinkles. Aside from sunscreen, vitamin C is a great antioxidant that helps to strengthen the skin and fight free radicals that breakdown collagen. Vitamin C is found in the Eye Serum and will help combat those crows’ feet we all dread. It’s also important to exfoliate to help polish the skin and remove dead skin buildup that may worsen the appearance of wrinkles. As we age, skin cells don’t turnover as quickly as they once did, so exfoliation with products helps foster cell turnover. The Facial Cleanser has willow bark and lactic acid, both gentle and natural exfoliating agents. What Kahina products would you recommend for mature, acne-prone skin? I’ve been using topical retinols but would like to switch to a more natural, less harsh routine. All the products except the Serum are suitable for your skin and will be fabulous for hydrating and inflammation since retinols are often drying and irritating. The Facial Cleanser is gently exfoliating and antibacterial to help both aging and breakouts. The Argan Oil can help balance and hydrate the skin. The unscented Facial Lotion is lightweight and mattifying and safe for sensitive skin. Applying the Antioxidant Mask 2-3 times a week can also help with aging and breakouts without drying the skin, with exfoliating rhassoul clay, lactic acid and hydrating argan oil. Which products should I use at night? Nighttime is an excellent time to apply product since we are indoors with little exposure to pollution or UV rays and it will sit on the skin without interruption while you sleep. For all skin types, start with the Facial Cleanser and then following with Toning Mist to hydrate and prep the skin.
- For dry or aging skin, follow with the Serum and Night Cream
- For sensitive, oily or combination skin, follow with Argan Oil and Facial Lotion