Your Skincare FAQs, Answered

Your Skincare FAQs, Answered

In case you missed it: We’ve created our very own vegan skincare system! CLEAN RESERVE Buriti Balancing Cleanser and CLEAN RESERVE Buriti Soothing Moisturizer are the latest products to join our CLEAN RESERVE line, and we’re sure you have questions about them. Read on to find the answers to everything on your mind, from the ingredients in our brand new formulas to how they fit into your skincare routine.

What exactly is a cleanser and why do I need one?

A cleanser is a skincare product that washes away makeup, dirt, oil, and other pollutants that can build up on the skin. They keep your pores clean, which can help prevent acne, and set the stage for the rest of the products in your routine. 

There are a few different types of cleansers, including oil cleansers and gel cleansers. Our CLEAN RESERVE Buriti Balancing Cleanser is a cream cleanser, an ideal choice for those with dry or sensitive skin as they can offer moisturizing benefits and help to cleanse skin without stripping it of natural oils.

How about a moisturizer? 

Moisturizers, also called emmolients, are products that help your skin feel soft and supple by addressing dryness and locking hydration in. Moisturizers can also contain other ingredients to treat and nourish skin in additional ways. For example, our CLEAN RESERVE Buriti Soothing Moisturizer draws on Buriti Oil and Bilberry Seed Extract to help prevent water loss and strengthen the skin barrier but also features Pequi Oil, Avocado Oil, and Vitamin E to help protect your skin from free-radical damage.

Wait - what’s a free radical?

In simple terms, free radicals are unstable molecules that can wreak havoc on your skin. They can come from smog, dust, cigarette smoke, and the sun. When they interact with your skin they can cause discoloration, brown spots, collagen breakdown, and wrinkles. Antioxidants, like the Vitamin E found in our CLEAN RESERVE Buriti Soothing Moisturizer, can help to protect your skin against free radical damage.

CLEAN RESERVE Buriti Balancing Cleanser exfoliates skin… does it contain plastic microbeads?

Nope! You’ll never find plastic microbeads in our products because they can tear and scar skin, and build up in waterways where they poison aquatic animals when ingested. Instead, this cleanser features a natural and mild AHA/BHA Grape Extract blend to gently exfoliate skin.

Since it contains AHA, is CLEAN RESERVE Buriti Balancing Cleanser safe to use during the day? 

Our gentle AHA/BHA Grape Extract blend aims to delicately exfoliate skin and, in turn, unlock a host of other benefits such as helping to prevent acne breakouts and increasing absorption of the next products in your routine. However, it may also increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. That’s why it’s important to maintain standard sun safety measures like wearing sunscreen every day and limiting your exposure to direct sunlight. 

Can I use CLEAN RESERVE Buriti Balancing Cleanser and Buriti Soothing Moisturizer if I have sensitive skin?

Yes! Both products are gentle enough for sensitive skin and can be used by all skin types.

What if my skin breaks out after making the switch to CLEAN?

Changing up your daily skincare routine can sometimes cause breakouts while your skin adjusts to the new products. This is usually temporary, and after a little while, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of your new skincare staples. It’s worth noting there may also be other reasons your skin is breaking out, such as hormone fluctuations, a change in diet, or stress. Feel free to email if you have any questions or concerns about this!

What order should I apply my skincare products?

The three most essential products in any skincare routine, in order, are cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. As you can see, CLEAN RESERVE Buriti Balancing Cleanser and Buriti Soothing Moisturizer really are your go-to basics, but they can also be incorporated into a more extensive routine. If you wish to use more products, we recommend doing so in this order:

  • CLEAN RESERVE Buriti Balancing Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Serum 
  • Eye Cream
  • CLEAN RESERVE Buriti Soothing Moisturizer
  • Face Oil 
  • Sunscreen

And when should I be applying these products?

We recommend using our CLEAN RESERVE Buriti Balancing Cleanser and Buriti Soothing Moisturizer daily, in the morning and at night.