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The SBTRCT Solid Skincare Routine

December 13, 2021 3 min read



What is solid skincare?

The entire SBTRCT skincare range is solid in state allowing us to use the very best proven ingredients in their most potent form (negating the need for excess water). 

The solid skincare routine

Our ethos is Less Is More and we apply this to our skincare routine.

If your routine consists of cleansing and moisturising - then that’s just fine, we’ve got you covered. 

If you have specific things you’d like to work on, then these additional products should be applied in between the bookends of cleansing and moisturising.

Ready to get started with your solid skincare routine? We’ve broken it down in 4 simple steps…

STEP 1: Remove your makeup

We recommend starting with a simple double cleanse.

This first cleanse removes makeup and daily grime ensuring your skin is clean and ready for cleansing. 

You can choose from our SBTRCT Gentle Foaming Cleanser or, if you’re wearing heavy coverage makeup, our SBTRCT Makeup Melt (which removes all makeup - even waterproof mascara!)

STEP 2: Cleanse your skin

Once your makeup has been removed, use the SBTRCT Gentle Foaming Cleanser for the second and final cleanse.

This gentle foaming cleanser is light and refreshing.

Simply wet your skin and then with wet hands simply rub the cleanser to lather, apply to your face and wash thoroughly before rinsing. 

It rinses away without residue, leaving your skin soft, moisturised and clean, without feeling stripped or tight.

STEP 3: Treat your skin

You can just skip to Step 4 and moisturise your skin at this stage but if you have any specific areas you would like to target, this is the time to do it.

If your skin is congested, use our SBTRCT Clarifying Facial Exfoliator which helps to lift away dead skin cells and impurities, decongests pores, and leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and nourished. (We recommend doing this 1-2 times a week) 

On a morning, we'd recommend using our Vitamin C Booster. A Vitamin C serum that restores even skin tone leaving your complexion visibly brighter and more radiant. Your skin will feel instantly smoother and more hydrated - the perfect way to start the day!

On an evening, if you’re looking to reduce fine lines, we recommend targeting these areas using our SBTRCT Rejuvenating Night Balm with 2% Granactive Retinoid® + Squalane. (You should only apply this at night and then protect yourself with SPF 30 or higher when exposing your skin to the sun)

STEP 4: Moisturise 

Moisturising your skin helps to maintain your skin's moisture barrier and prevents environmental damage to your skin. We recommend moisturising your skin morning and night.

Our SBTRCT Moisturising Facial Balm has been created to impart softness and natural lustre, with ingredients that help to promote skin firmness and elasticity whilst maintaining moisture balance.

Starting with dry skin, warm the balm between your hands until you feel it begin to ease then massage over the face using your hands.

One last thing! Getting the most from your skincare...

Our range of bespoke accessories have been designed using sustainable materials with an emphasis on improving the performance and longevity of our solid skincare products.

Minimalist and understated, they not only enhance your solid skincare experience but look beautiful within the bathroom space.