The skin is your body’s biggest organ, with your face making up just a small portion of it. And yet when it comes to skincare below the neck, most of us settle for a quick daily lather and perhaps a post-shower coating of moisturizer. With so little care, concerns such as dry, flaky skin, uneven texture, and dehydration are almost inevitable.
This is why skinification is one of beauty’s biggest buzzwords when it comes to body care. Similar to the way in which many of us have shifted emphasis away from masking skincare concerns with makeup and towards improving them with skincare, skinification refers to the practice of using hardworking active ingredients to achieve healthy, glowing skin from head to toe.
What is Skinification?
Skinification means having a head-to-toe skincare routine aimed at nourishing the skin and addressing concerns with active ingredients. In other words, you’re giving the skin on your body the same kind of consideration that you do your face. The trend is creating more interest in improving body care concerns using clinically-proven active ingredients such as niacinamide, caffeine, chemical exfoliants, and squalane.
The Importance of Skincare for the Body
Body care is not only a form of selfcare, it’s essential to having smooth, healthy, hydrated skin from your scalp to the soles of your feet.
The skin is your body’s first line of defense against bacteria, pollution and the outside elements. When it’s damaged or compromised, microbes, funguses, and viruses get easier access to our insides. On the body, this can show up as as rashes, or even fungal or bacterial infections. More commonly, though, we notice interruptions in our body’s skin barrier as itching, flaking, and uneven texture. Fortunately, the right active ingredients can improve the appearance of these common skin concerns.
The Smooth Start Body Set: Our Routine-in-a-Box
Here’s the good news: The skin on our body takes less of a beating than the skin on our face because more of it is protected by clothing. That means your body care routine can have fewer steps while still yielding dramatic results.
Our Smooth Start Body Set includes an easy, three-step body care routine for healthy, radiant skin all over. Inside, you’ll find:
Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub
Our award-winning biodegradable body scrub uses dual exfoliation to reveal smoother, more hydrated skin in a single use. Pomegranate enzymes dissolve dead skin cells while sustainably-sourced sugar slough off dead skin then melt away to protect against over-exfoliation. Powerful enough to provide overnight results, but gentle enough to use every day, you can customize this scrub based on how much water you incorporate to attack areas of rough skin while protecting sensitive spots. Our Smooth Start Body Set includes a travel-sized version of this proven-effective scrub for smoother, healthier skin on the go.
Caffeine Toning Body Cream
In this decadently rich body cream, caffeine sourced from green coffee beans gives the skin a smoother appearance while niacinamide improves skin texture and barrier function. Use deep, circular massaging motions to apply daily to thighs, abdomen, or any other areas that need a lift. The set includes a travel-sized version of this nourishing moisturizer to toss in your gym or toiletry bag to keep your skin nourished and lifted even when you’re not at home.
100% Squalane Oil
Our OG innovation mimics the moisture naturally found in your skin to deeply nourish, fortify your moisture barrier, and drive active ingredients up to 40 times deeper. It’s also pregancy-safe and fragrance-free. Our Smooth Start Body Set includes a travel-sized version of this weightless, fast-absorbing oil. Use it to lock in hydration and boost radiance after moisturizing, soothe irritation, or dot it on your collarbone and shoulders for a natural-looking summer glow.
For this three-step body routine, shop our Smooth Start Body Set.