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Prep and Prime Like A Pro! Makeup Artist Approved Skincare ✓

Ask any makeup artist and they will tell you that the key to a flawless application is making sure your skin is properly prepped. It’s important to incorporate skincare products into your ritual that smooth, calm and hydrate your skin for a balanced complexion and a blank canvas for makeup. Prepping your skin with the right formulas help your makeup to go on smooth, melt into your skin and look more natural (and last all day!).

A LIGHT-WEIGHT, ULTRA-ABSORBENT MOISTURIZER

If your skin is dehydrated and dry, your foundation will never sit properly on your skin. A crucial part of skin prep before foundation is a light-weight moisturizer that delivers deep hydration, but also fully absorbs leaving zero greasy residue. Our HYDRATING PETAL CREAM does just that. Pure Hyaluronic Acid and Hibiscus Peptides deliver daily moisture that leaves your skin balanced before applying makeup.

Celebrity makeup artist KINDRA MANN counts on this moisturizer [Hydrating Petal Cream] often to prep skin before applying makeup for her clients. “The intelligent ingredients in this moisturizer make it a standout face lotion that I will use again and again and again,” she says.

A PORE SMOOTHING, PRIMING SPF

Our innovative sunscreen, LUXURY SUN RITUAL, has become a cult-favorite among makeup artists for not only protecting the skin with SPF 30, but also beautifully blurring pores and priming your skin for foundation. Read what just a few of these talented artists had to say about Luxury Sun Ritual SPF 30 and it’s pore smoothing, priming benefits

“I have never seen anything like it! This formula works beautifully as a pore smoothing primer that offers a blurring, soft-focus effect on makeup with SPF protection as well.” - ALLAN AVENDAÑO, Celebrity Makeup Artist

“It is an essential part of my kit — whether creating a look for the red carpet or a photoshoot, its an SPF that checks all the boxes. It’s clean, mineral, reef-safe, sheer and invisible. It’s like a second skin. It feels so amazing.” — RENÉE LOIZ, Celebrity Makeup Artist

“I love this SPF because not only does it protect you from harmful sun exposure it’s also great for blurring pores which makes it an ideal 2-in-1 makeup primer.” — KENDAL FEDAIL, Celebrity Makeup Artist

PRO-TIP FOR A GLOWING COMPLEXION

One of our favorite makeup artist tips for glowing skin comes from HEBA THORISDOITTR, head makeup artist for the wildly popular film Don’t Worry Darling. Heba mixed a few drops of our LUXURY BEAUTY SERUM into the foundation for actress Florence Pugh to give her a glowing complexion in the film. The perfect pro-tip for giving your skin a glowing boost when applying your foundation and infusing extra nourishing skincare into your makeup look.

DON’T FORGET YOUR LIPS

Have you ever gone to apply your favorite lipstick and your lips are dry, preventing smooth and evenly distributed color? Not ideal. Keeping your lips smooth and hydrated is the key to preparing them for other lip products.

Our Luxury Lip Oils double as both a lip-drenching dose of hydration and a subtle wash of color to either wear on their own or to moisturize your lips before applying lipstick. Makeup artist REBECCA HICKEY reached for our Luxury Lip Oils on set of The White Lotus Season 2, to give the actors luminous, hydrated lips worthy of a Sicilian vacation.

Celebrity makeup artist LISA AHARON loves our Luxury Lip Oils for “keeping lips hydrated to create the illusion of volume that can be lost with age.” She adds that they can also “help to smooth lips and fill fine lines.” 

Incorporating just a few powerful, effective formulas into your skincare ritual can prep and treat your skin for your most flawless, long-lasting makeup application yet. Taking the time to prep your skin makes all the difference. 



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OUR SECRET TO LAYERING ✨

 Have you ever typed into Google the words, “Can I use *insert skincare ingredient here* at the same time as *insert skincare ingredient here*.

Yep, we thought so. We’ve all done it - pondered the mysteries of layering skincare ingredients until our heads spin. Layering can be a tricky concept that boggles the minds of even the most seasoned skincare aficionados. 

 

SAINT JANE is here to take the guesswork out of layering our products. All of our products are packed with potent ingredients designed to complement one another and enhance their effects. Though each of our products contains enough clean actives and rich botanicals to be a full routine on its own, we’re sharing our complete morning and evening layering guide below.

Morning Ritual

Step 1 - Serum

As a general layering rule of thumb, you should start with the thinnest in product texture and work your way up to the heaviest. For SAINT JANE, we have two beautiful serums to choose from that target specific skin concerns for the first layer of your routine:

HYDRATE + REFINE with Star Flower Niacinamide SerumThis serum contains thousands of sparkling micro pearls, each packed with fresh, nutrient-rich actives for concentrated calming benefits and deep hydration to smooth the look of pores and fine lines. The Star Flower (Borage Oil), Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid infused bubbles bursts on contact with your skin, maximizing potency and results. Think of our micro-pearls as freshness containers, keeping these active ingredients in their strongest state!

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BRIGHTEN AND SMOOTH with Vitamin C Glow Drops - Packed with a 20% glycerin-encapsulated Vitamin C blend, this powerful serum is formulated to penetrate the deepest layers of skin for maximum effectiveness. Starting with The C-Drops enables you to up your skin’s glow factor for a radiant complexion. Though Vitamin C is a potent ingredient that can sometimes cause irritation and redness as an unfortunate side effect, our formulation includes skin-soothing botanicals, for a gentle yet effective first step.

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DETOXIFY AND BALANCE with Superflower Detox Seruma nourishing green juice for your skin. Packed with millions of comprehensive micronutrients, it purifies and balances the complexion with gentle florals, antioxidants, and essential vitamins. The lightweight formula is infused with a rich bouquet of our Active Flower™️ Concentrate. Thoughtfully selected to detoxify pores and shield from environmental stressors, each drop delivers daily nutrition for the skin.

Fun fact, you can also layer our serums for even more skin transformation benefits. Based on the textures of our serums, start with Star Flower and layer our Vitamin C Glow Drops and/or Superflower Detox on top. All of our serums can also be used at night as part of an evening skincare routine after cleansing, before moisturizer and treatments.

Step 2 - Moisturize

Hydrating Petal Cream has already taken its place among our can’t-live-without products. With the ultra-hydrating power of 1% pure Hyaluronic Acid combined with the smoothing capabilities of Hibiscus Peptides, Hydrating Petal Cream delivers silky smooth, hydrated skin that lasts all day. Its featherweight texture absorbs quickly and is specifically designed to never pill, making it the perfect lightweight moisturizer to layer on top of your first step. As an added bonus, it’s the perfect base for your makeup if you’re doing this routine in the morning!

 

 

Step 3 - Eye Cream

Somehow, our eyes seem to always be the neglected part of our skincare routine. Do we really need an entirely separate product just for this one area? The answer is an emphatic YES. The skin around our eyes is different than the rest of our face, and thus needs special care. Bright Repair Eye Cream is specifically designed to target dark circles and fine lines while protecting the integrity of our delicate eye skin. 10% Vitamin C visibly brightens while Green Tea and Grapeseed work to de-puff and knock out the intensity of dark circles for a calm, well-rested look. 

 

Step 4 - Treatment

It has been called “the face oil to end all face oils” for a reason. Our award-winning Luxury Beauty Serum is a powerful treatment packed with hundreds of nutrients designed to reverse signs of aging and calm skin. This omega-rich serum not only delivers a huge dose of soothing botanicals to skin, it also packs a punch with actives such as Sea Buckthorn and Calendula, which gently resurface and detoxify pores. Luxury Beauty Serum is our holy grail, skin-transforming powerhouse and will seal in all of the nutrients from the previous steps. 

Step 5 - Sunscreen, SPF 30

Luxury Sun Ritual Pore Blurring SPF 30 is more than a sunscreen, and maybe the most important step of your entire skincare routine. Our innovative, invisible formula is rich with Luxury Active Florals that nourish, hydrate, minimize pores and protect the skin. It's a multitasker in its truest form. Primer. SPF. Moisturizer. Pore Smoother. Environmental Shield. A non-negotiable to protect your skin from damaging UVA/UVA to prevent signs of aging.

Evening Ritual

Many of our products listed above can also be used in the evening for maximum results, as part of a night time skin ritual we recommend:

Step 1: Moisturize

Hydrating Petal Cream

Step 2: Eye Cream

Bright Repair Eye Cream

Step 3: Nourish, Calm and Lock-in Moisture

Luxury Beauty Serum (or based on your skin type, you can layer on any of the serums listed in our AM routine)

Step 4: Retinol Treatment

An essential part of your night time skin ritual is our gentle, yet powerful Retinol cream, Sacred Sleep Overnight RepairThis calming, luxurious overnight treatment is formulated with Retinol, antioxidant-rich elderberry, and a proprietary Fine Line Complex to visibly soften fine lines and work its magic while you sleep.Sacred Sleep is deeply hydrating and ultra-calming thanks to our powerful but gentle bouquet of Luxury Active Florals. Lavender and Violet flowers are known to soothe and minimize redness while Orchid and Evening Primrose deliver long-lasting hydration.

 

Have more questions about product layering? Follow us on Instagram @SaintJaneBeauty and leave us a comment or send us a DM. We’re always happy to answer your questions and help you get the most out of your favorite SAINT JANE products.

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