Now (Skincare) Streaming

Now (Skincare) Streaming

A bathroom shelf full of skincare products can look gorgeous, but do we really need or use all of them? Tempting as it is to buy the latest releases as they come on the market, it’s not the best way to invest in our skin. Wouldn’t it be great to narrow everything down and ensure we get real value from our products? Of course it would! So we’re taking a look at how a technique called skin streaming can simplify the whole process.


What is skin streaming?

Skin streaming refines the number of skincare products we need, so we create a core set of three or four items best suited to our skin’s requirements, that work well together, while giving us optimum results. By choosing fewer products that deliver multiple results rather than single products for every treatment, it really is a case where less can be more. Sounds simple? It is.


How to streamline your routine

It’s about going back to basics. Work out your must-have products based on your skin type, lifestyle and the time of year so that your choices cover those basics to give you clear, healthy, nourished and protected skin. Make sure they’re hydrating, can deliver the results you want, boost skin repair, firmness and elasticity, but aren’t so harsh they strip your skin of natural oils and moisture levels.


The benefits

Mixing too many formulations can often be counterproductive and they cancel out the results you hoped to gain, or result in irritations because you’ve overpowered your skin.  By skin streaming, you ensure that the products you do use can actually achieve their full potential.


Ready to stream?

We’ve put together our favorite key products for our morning and evening routines, which are super effective in delivering a whole range of benefits, and are so gentle they can be used day, night or both. We think you’ll love them too!


M O R N I N G   R O U T I N E:


Mornings are all about making sure you are prepared to ‘face’ the day - clean skin you can moisturize and protect, preventing damage from toxins, pollution, UV radiation, and extreme heat or cold.


To cleanse: The oils that our body produces naturally are produced for a reason - to keep our skin barrier healthy and balanced. So, some mornings a splash of water is enough. On other mornings we need a little more - and that’s when we reach for our acid (wash) and our holi (water) - two staples that are worth having in your core collection.

  • Our gentle foaming cleanser, acid (wash) lactic acid skin brightening cleanser leaves skin feeling squeaky clean, healthy and nourished. Lactic acid sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal a luminous glow, while lavender water, peony root and aloe leaf replenish hydration levels and firm up skin texture.
  • Next - apply some holi (water) pearl and rose hyaluronic essence, our serum that floods the skin with moisture, helps blur pores, and improves elasticity with continued use. After cleansing, gently mist 3 to 5 spritzes onto your face, neck, and décolletage. Use it as a base for your skincare routine, as a setting spray, or whenever you need a spritz of refreshing hydration throughout the day.


To moisturize: No skipping this step! We have a couple of options and both are suitable for all skin types:

  • Our holi (crème) filter face crème is a luxurious cream that creates a satin finish. It soothes any redness and irritation, hydrates and plumps the skin, and provides antioxidant protection from environmental stressors. Its key ingredients are Calcium Ketogluconate which promotes cell regeneration, increases elasticity and reduces sagging, and Cucumber Water which is bursting with flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins which promote youthful looking skin.
  • Our holi (lift) ageless lifting and firming serum is a gentle serum that targets redness and wrinkles and floods the skin with hydration while offering skin-smoothing and soothing effects similar to Botox. The Pitaya Extract is full of nourishing antioxidants and youth-restoring vitamins that hydrate and protect. And like holi (creme) it also contains Calcium Ketogluconate for all those wonderful benefits too!


To protect: SPF is a non-negotiable and should be a part of your daily routine. We’ve spent years researching which formulations are most effective, safe and healthy - which is why we’ve now created our own range.

  • holi (soleil) firming & plumping mineral spf 50 sunscreen, is our newest arrival. It’s hydrating like a skincare product, but blocks over 98% of UVA and UVB radiation. Watch it gently soak into your skin, leaving no trace of white cast - just a sheer, dewy, supple complexion.
  • Last year we released our holi (sun) spf 50 dewy tinted skin drops onto the market, with sell-out results! It comes in four blendable, radiance-boosting shades and also blocks over 90% of UVA and UVB radiation.


E V E N I N G   R O U T I N E:


Evenings are all about cleansing, hydration and repair - think of your routine as a huge treat for your skin, a chance to nourish and restore it.


To cleanse: Give your skin a break, remove the day’s makeup and any dirt it’s picked up throughout the day, so you can restore it to that gorgeous, healthy blank canvas once more!


  • Our holi (cleanse) cleansing face oil and makeup remover contains Japanese rice bran and lavender water which combine with luxury oils to remove makeup and grime; the calming plant extracts reveal your natural glow, and vitamin-rich aloe leaf is great for dry or mature skin.
  • Once again we’ll use our holi (water) but this time we’ll add it to our (holi) c calcium and vitamin C duo. Just mix a dash of holi (c) with 3 spritzes of holi (water) and gently pat into your face, neck, and décolletage. This magical combination plumps fine lines and wrinkles, diminishes the appearance of age spots, hyperpigmentation or scarring, and leaves you glowing with such a clear, supple complexion you’ll look like you just left your aesthetician’s office.


To moisturize and repair:

  • Our holi (oil) refining ageless face serum contains nutrients, antioxidants and hydrating properties to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, increase elasticity, and create a lifted, luminous complexion. It’s a rich formula so you only need a few drops. The rosehip oil and sandalwood oil also mean it smells divine, as you drift off to sleep.
  • holi (oil) can also be used on top of our other moisturizers if you need to layer up your skin with hydration once in a while - see our Skin Flooding article for more about this technique.


T H E   L I T T L E   E X T R A S


Here’s where you can include an extra product or two to target any areas that need a little more attention.


  • holi (glow) ageless eye and lip serum is our cooling, gentle serum that plumps the skin with moisture, protects the complexion with antioxidants, and firms the undereye area with natural stimulants. Just apply a few dots for a great little boost during the day.


  • holi (bright) resurface glass face mask is a 15-minute treatment to give you a great glow-up and brighten your complexion, and it’s the perfect prep before a big night out! It exfoliates with lactic acid, soothes irritation with aloe vera gel and cucumber, uses French silk peptides to stimulate collagen and elastin production, and the hyaluronic acid floods the skin with moisture, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. It works in so many ways and your radiant, even complexion just gets better and better over time. You can even leave it on overnight if you want a really intense result.

So, there you have it! If you can change the way you think about what you need and use, your choices will be more deliberate and less impulsive. By being selective and finding a few products that really work for you, you can then afford to spend a little bit more and go for quality over quantity.  Now is a great time to spring-clean that beauty shelf and do some skin streaming. So invest wisely, and treat yourself to products you’ll want to use down to the very last drop.