Minimalist or Over The Top? Two VM Regimens to Serve the Minimalist and the Maximalist in All of Us

Have you heard about the Korean Ten Step Skin Care Routine?

It is a complex and detailed routine designed to attain near skin perfection - "glass skin"- that is so luminous, it appears to glow from within. It's an attractive goal, to be sure, but chances are you had one of two reactions when you heard of it:

You loved the idea of something that complicated and detailed and immediately tried it.

Or...

You laughed uproariously at the idea of ever spending that much time on a skincare routine.

Skincare is about as personal as it gets. No one has the same skin as you or the same desires for that skin. You also have to consider your circumstances – what sort of time, space and budget do you have to commit to your skin?

If skincare is your passion or your primary self-care ritual, you may absolutely love to spend time pampering yourself. If it isn’t, and you are entirely utilitarian about your regimen, then you will be looking for the quickest, most effective skincare routine with as few touch points as possible.

Most of us are somewhere in the middle. But we should all have access to a skincare routine that keeps us youthful and glowing, right?

We certainly think so, so we have created two skincare regimens below using our products that allow you go minimalist or absolutely maximalist.

The Holy Trinity is our minimalist answer to the Korean 10 Step Program: a truly skin changing program that has been proven to solve all sorts of skin concerns in just two steps.

And for those who prefer to luxuriate in the multi-step process, we've outlined an 8 Step Program to get you dynamic results (10 steps was a bit much even for us!)

Take your pick and either way – give yourself a pat on the back for caring a great deal about your skin and your body by seeking out organic skincare. 

The Holy Trinity:
A Minimalist’s Skincare Dream

The Holy Trinity is made up of three products – our signature collection of ingredients that all work together to heal, strengthen and protect. It contains every thing you need for any skin type. This routine has worked on sensitive psoriasis prone skin, skin suffering from acne and aging skin. It will balance and hydrate all skin types.

 
Vanessa Megan 100% Natural Skincare - Petitgrain pH Balancing Cream Cleanser
Step One: Cleanse with our Petitgrain pH Balancing Cream Cleanser

Massage onto DRY skin to lift dirt and makeup. Rinse with tepid water. This removes any makeup and oily products or pollution from your skin.


Vanessa Megan 100% Natural Skincare - Rose Hydrosol and N.E.O.
Step Two: Nourish with N.E.O. and Rose Hydrosol

Mix N.E.O. with Rose Water in the palm of your hand to create a vitamin emulsion. The Rose Water acts like a vehicle, driving the nutrients from N.E.O. deep into your skin. 

Customise the ratio of water to oil to suit your skin type, climate, season and concerns.

And you’re done! This routine works just as well in the morning as it does at night. You can put your makeup straight over the top and it will stick beautifully to your dewy skin, or you can add in a moisturiser or sunscreen if you prefer.

It’s a base routine that you can add to if you feel you need extra moisture or a treatment, but otherwise, these products have everything in them that your skin needs to be healthy.

 

Go Maximal: 
A Luxe 8 Step Program

 
Step One: Cleanse with Petitgrain pH Balancing Cream Cleanser

Massage onto DRY skin to lift dirt and makeup. Rinse with tepid water. This removes any makeup and oily products or pollution from your skin.

Step Two: Exfoliate with Prebiotic + C Skin Polishing Powder

Mix powder with water to make a paste, apply to the face and neck area. Exfoliate the skin in circular motions, avoiding the eye and lip area.

This gently breaks down and removes dead skin cells, revealing soft, smooth, oh-so-touchable skin underneath. This new skin then gets the benefits of the active ingredients in the powder.

Step Three: Spritz your face with Group 11 Active Mist

After exfoliating, your skin is ready to absorb some delicious active nutrients and Group 11 offers just that. Using an ancient trio of elements Copper, Gold and Silver, this facial mist boosts production of collagen and elastin to help firm skin and diminish fine lines, sagging skin and wrinkles.

This will also prep your skin for the next step.

Step Four: Gold & Lime Caviar Coconut Membrane Sheet Mask

This mask is the absolute ultimate in hydration boosting. It's a spa-quality treatment at home to deeply re-hydrate, prevent premature aging and restore radiance to dry, dull complexions.

Leave on for 20-30 minutes to allow the ingredients to fully penetrate your skin.

Step Five: Pineapple Enzyme + HA Brightening Eyelift Serum

Time to give your delicate eye area a triple action boost. This serum is formulated to lift, brighten and plump the under eye area, leaving you looking wide awake and ready for anything.

Step Six: Use a targeted face serum

Sensitive skin types should go for our Collagen Boosting Gel, as this Hyaluronic Acid serum is gentle enough for all skin types. Gotu Kola partners with Australian native extracts to increase elasticity and leave your skin glassy and smooth.

If you have strong skin and know you can handle a little heat, use our Super C + Bearberry Illuminating Face Serum for powerful skin brightening, youth renewing and dull skin banishing effects.

Step Seven: Moisturise with N.E.O. and Rose Hydrosol

Mix N.E.O. with Rose Water in the palm of your hand to create a vitamin emulsion. The Rose Water acts like a vehicle, driving the nutrients from N.E.O. deep into your skin. 

Customise the ratio of water to oil to suit your skin type, climate, season and concerns. 

Step Eight: Give yourself a face massage using our Beauty Vibe Micro Vibration Wand

Micro-vibrations are thousands of small pulses that stimulate the skin without any pain. When the muscles of the face are stimulated, blood circulation significantly improves, allowing the energy to circulate all over the face, giving tired skin a pep-up. Massaging your face right after applying the N.E.O. and Rose Water emulsion will help the nutrients penetrate even more effectively.

In addition to being a great way to relax and unwind, facial massage can also help stimulate collagen production. By working the muscles in your face, you can tighten your skin, improve blood circulation and jump start your way to plump, radiant skin.

 

You’ll probably need a nap after that routine, but imagine what you will look like when you wake up – truly glowing. Every need of your skin will have been met and you’ll feel relaxed and pampered. 

With all due respect to the Korean skincare gurus who created the 10-step regimen, we aren’t convinced you need to do this every day. Once a week would make for an incredible pick-me-up and nourish for your skin, but by all means – do what works for you.

And let us know your experience, what you prefer, what you love and what skincare routine works for you. We love to see your photos videos and hear your feedback on our products. Post to our Facebook page or tag us in your Insta posts #vanessameganskincare