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In case you haven’t yet gotten the skincare results you’ve been waiting for, we’re here to remind you that all good things come to those who wait. And while having patience is the toughest thing you have to endure during weeks (sometimes months) of consistent and proper use of your new serums and potions, it’s worth it.
The secret to skincare is understanding the magic and science behind key ingredients. So rather than stocking up a new 10-step regimen, take the time to educate yourself on formulations you actually need. And with Black Friday just around the corner, the last thing you want is to fall into a rabbit hole of deals with zero results — Deciem can back us up on this one.
in 2019, the Canadian-based skincare company temporary closed down physical and online stores during Black Friday and Cyber Week to highlight the importance of conscious consumption.
“We said that skincare purchases should be based on education over impulse...For us, Black Friday no longer felt like a people or planet-friendly event, and so we closed our stores and website for a moment of nothingness,” Deciem explained. So this year, rather than giving you just a few days to impulse shop, the brand is treating shoppers to a month-long discount of 23 per cent off everything in-store and online — as well as educational content.
Happy week 2 of KNOWvember! We are continuing to offer a 23% discount across all brands until the end of November to encourage you to shop slowly and mindfully - no rush. In the spirit of education, Kimi from the lab team shares 5 of our most misunderstood products in hopes of equipping you with the knowledge required to make informed purchases 👩💻👨💻. Products discussed in this video include: 🥄100% Niacinamide Powder - targets visible shine, enlarged pores, and irregular skin texture. Niacinamide also contributes to balancing visible sebum activity, and supporting the production of components that play a central role in the structural and functional integrity of the skin. 🔶 100% Organic Virgin Sea-Buckthorn Fruit Oil - offers hydration and barrier support to the skin. This oil contains omegas 3, 6, 7, and 9, offering support against the damaging effects of external aggressors that may lead to visible signs of ageing and a compromised barrier. ☀️ Glow Booster - promotes a subtle, natural looking tone to the skin without the use of DHA, the technology commonly used in self-tan skincare. 👄 NIOD’s Lip Bio-Lipid Concentrate (LBLC) - increases visible lip redness without any pigments or dyes and improves the look of volume, texture, softness and contour of the lips. 💧 Low-Viscosity Cleaning Ester (LVCE) - contains no cleansing plant oils, no detergents and no water, but instead uses isolated sugar and avocado esters to remove every trace of dirt and makeup with or without water. While the skin feels comfortably hydrated after each use, the technologies in LVCE will actually further act as delivery boosters for topical treatments applied after cleaning. To watch the full video, please visit our YouTube channel (link in bio) and subscribe for more KNOWvember content! 📺
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To help you get started on this new skincare journey, we’ve narrowed down the best products to tackle your skincare concerns. Across all Deciem brand’s like The Ordinary, NIOD and Hylamide, here’s what you'll need.
For acne, rosacea, and other inflammatory skin conditions: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Made with niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, it brightens and evens out the skin's complexion, eliminates the look of wrinkles, reduces water loss through the skin and improves elasticity — very similar to retinol — and is commonly used with serums and moisturizers. But aside from its countless anti-ageing properties, this niacinamide-based formula also supports the skin barrier to increase resilience and improve texture by shrinking the size of pores. That also means helping to balance and control oil production and congestion — making it a must-have for those with dealing with greasy skin.
SHOP IT: Deciem, $5 (originally $6)
For dark spots and refining texture: The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
This concentrated serum packs a punch of brightening qualities and hydration. Formulated with a high two per cent of pure alpha arbutin, a key ingredient for reducing the look of spots and hyperpigmentation, a few drops in the morning and night are said to drastically transform the look of acne scarring, sunspots, hyperpigmentation and an uneven complexion.
SHOP IT: Deciem, $8 (originally $10)
For fine lines and wrinkles: NIOD MYRRH CLAY
A clay mask that offers an instant and visible tightening of the skin immediately. Topical uses of myrrh were used in Chinese medicine for wound healing, as an antioxidant and for age prevention. For the best results, use once a week on clean, dry skin and apply a thin layer to the entire face for 15 minutes.
SHOP IT: Deciem, $30 (originally $38)
For hydration: NIOD HYDRATION VACCINE
An AM and PM moisturizer specially designed to protect the skin's natural barrier against water loss. It is made with Blue Algae Molecular Film, Sonic-Jet-Dispersed Burmese Mango Butter and an Adaptive Flexo-Silicone Mesh Complex. This supplementation of natural moisturizing factors within the skin is proven to help make the skin healthier and younger.
SHOP IT: Deciem, $42 (originally $55)
For tired and lacklustre skin: Hylamide Glow Series
A fast-acting formulation that reboots natural radiance back into the skin while a fermentation-derived keto-sugar builds a golden glow within just two to three days. Made with an Oxidized Reactive Glutathione Complex, it evens out the appearance of skin pigmentation while Melanin Hexapeptides, peptide technology to encourage a glowing, restoring the natural-looking backdrop of visibly glowing skin,
SHOP IT: Deciem, $15 (originally $20)