The Perfect Russian Skincare Routine: A Step-by-Step Guide

| Max K

You may have tried it all when it comes to testing beauty rituals from around the globe. Or maybe you're the person who refuses to have more than a few bottles in your bathroom vanity, opting for a basic cleanser and a scoop of moisturizer instead.

 

Regardless of your skincare philosophy, Russian beauty products have you covered, as you can scale up or down on the number of products you want in your routine. At the end of the day, it's not about the number of products you pamper your skin with, but the quality of ingredients. Most Russian beauty products harvest ingredients straight from Mother Nature so that your skin gets the best it has to offer.

 

But what is a Russian beauty routine, you may ask? While there's no specific definition of a Russian beauty routine, here are a few steps that we recommend for a comprehensive Russian skincare experience:

 

Step 1: Cleanse

Whether you're already a Russian Beauty enthusiast or still experimenting with your regimen, you should never skip cleanser. Even if you stopped wearing makeup entirely over the past few months, a cleanser is one of those skincare products that are here to stay no matter what. Cleansing twice a day, morning and night, will help remove impurities, sebum, residue from other skincare products, and SPF. Start with mi&ko’s Ginger Hydrophilic Cleansing Oil, follow up with True Alchemy’s Cleansing Fluid with Proteins, or use it independently.

 

Step 2: Tone

Give your skin an extra boost of hydration with a non-stripping toner or a calming mist. This step will help replenish your skin's moisture and prepare it for serums and creams that will follow. We love Botavikos’ Calm Expert Facial Mist to help soothe skin or Laboratorium’s Wild Rose Tonic with mint, cornflower, and rosehip extracts for hydration and a boost of vitamins and nutrients (coming soon to RumoreBeauty.com).

 

Step 3: Apply Serum

Not all serums are created equal, and the serum you pick should largely depend on your skincare concern, whether that's aging, dehydration or dull-looking skin. Fear not, Rumore's assortment has you covered. Try Innature’s Hydration and Radiance Concentrate to achieve that coveted glow and even out your skin's texture and tone. Or opt-in for Botavikos’ Anti-Stress Serum with sea buckthorn extract to energize and brighten tired-looking skin.

 

Step 4: Moisturize

Now your skin is ready for cream—an essential step in every beauty routine. Try Innature’s Natural Facial Cream with Lifting Effect or Laboratorium’s Pine Forest Cream to enjoy traditional Russian botanicals that will help achieve hydrated, nourished skin (coming soon to RumoreBeauty.com).

 

Step 5: Apply Eye Treatment

The skin around your eyes is not the same as on your face—it's much thinner, so our advice is to invest in a good eye treatment. Explore Botavikos’ Deep Repair Eye Mask or Deep Repair Eye Serum, or add mi&ko’s Dark.Net Eye Cream to cart to help with undereye circles and puffiness.

 

Step 6 (Optional): Mask

Despite being the buzzword in the beauty world, masks are optional. Whether you're looking for a quick masking sesh before your day begins (try mi&ko’s Express Care Mask or G.Love Face Energy Mask Grapefruit Party), an at-home spa ritual (indulge in Botavikos’ Anti-Stress Mask Scrub) or a beauty adventure (experiment with Laboratorium's Cleansing Masks that come in a powder form you dissolve in warm water, milk or sour cream - coming soon to RumoreBeauty.com), use them once or twice a week to pamper your skin and carve out some much-needed "me time."

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