Hydrating Routine
Hydrating Routine
Dr. Jeanine Downie Discusses Skin Chemistry's Products
Skin Chemistry's Master Formulator Carola Colombo Discusses Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Skin Chemistry's Master Formulator Carola Colombo Discusses Hyalouronic Acid
Skin Chemistry's Master Formulator Carola Colombo Discusses Ceramides
Skin Chemistry's Master Formulator Carola Colombo Discusses Vitamin C
Moisturizing Cleanser
Moisturizing Cleanser
Ceramide Moisturizer
Ceramide Moisturizer
Restorative Vitamin C Serum
Restorative Vitamin C Serum

Restorative Routine

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Infused with moisture-binding ingredients to help prevent moisture-loss, infuse skin with hydration, and deeply nourish.
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This restorative routine helps improve the appearance and feel of dry, dehydrated skin. Infused with moisture-binding ingredients to help prevent moisture-loss, infuse skin with hydration, and deeply nourish.

Moisturizing Cleanser

Delicate skin deserves to be embraced by a silky, soft froth as the first step to any wake up or wind down routine. This gentle, non-drying cleanser washes away makeup and impurities and dissolves excess oil without stripping skin of moisture.

Ceramide Moisturizer

This calming cream acts as an antidote to stressed skin, whether it’s had too much fun in the sun or is preparing to battle harsh winter winds. Enhanced with Ceramides to help replenish and support the skin’s natural protective barrier, this moisturizer helps restore balance to the skin by locking in moisture and shielding skin from further environmental damage.

Restorative Vitamin C Serum

Dial up your skin’s defense and boost brightness in one shot with this featherweight serum bursting with 30% Vitamin C. Our Restorative Vitamin C Serum is formulated with ethyl ascorbic acid, a form of Vitamin C specially selected because it is highly stable.

Key Ingredients

AHA (Moisturizing Cleanser)

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) provide an exfoliating effect when used in skin care products. [1] This helps to remove dead skin cells that remain on the skin’s surface giving it a dull appearance. This exfoliation in turn stimulates cell turnover resulting in a more polished, smoother, translucent surface. [2]

HA (Moisturizing Cleanser)

Hyaluronic acid can be used in skin care to replenish lost moisture due to environmental factors and aging. When applied to the surface of the skin, hyaluronic acid can reduce wrinkles, redness and dermatitis. [3,4,5]

Gluten free. Cruelty free. Vegan. Oil free. Free from sulfates, parabens, phalates, synthetic dyes. Contains essential oils.


Ceramides, a type of lipid, are one of the primary components in the skin’s protective lipid matrix.
Ceramides benefit the skin in two specific ways; by keeping skin adequately moisturized, and by strengthening the skin’s natural barrier. [4] Ceramides can also help with dry skin and acne by bolstering the skin’s natural barrier, preventing transepidermal water loss. [5]

Gluten free. Cruelty free. Vegan. Oil based. Free from sulfates, parabens, phalates, synthetic dyes and from listed cosmetic allergens. Fragrance Free.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a co-enzyme that supports healthy functions in the body and the skin such as collagen synthesis and assisting in antioxidant protection against-UV induced photo damage. [1,2]
Vitamin C can benefit a variety of skin types and due to its potential anti-inflammatory effect, Vitamin C may also help in treating inflammatory skin conditions like acne and and rosacea. It can promote the skin’s healing process and prevent post-inflammatory discoloration. [6,7] Vitamin C may also help lock-in hydration by supporting the skin’s ability to protect itself from water loss. [8,9]

Gluten free. Cruelty free. Vegan. Oil free. Free from sulfates, parabens, phalates, synthetic dyes and from listed cosmetic allergens. Fragrance Free.

Restorative Routine How To


Moisturizing Cleanser

Gently massage 1-2 pumps of cleanser into wet skin in an upward, circular motion.

Rinse skin thoroughly and pat dry.

Follow with Restorative Vitamin C Serum to help smooth, brighten and add resilience to skin.


Ceramide Moisturizer

Use after applying your favorite serum or treatment. We recommend it paired with Restorative Vitamin C Serum because of its skin smoothing and brightening benefits.

Massage 1-2 pumps into skin until completely absorbed.

Use morning and night to help restore and maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier.


Restorative Vitamin C Serum

Apply to skin that has been freshly cleansed with any Skin Chemistry cleanser.
Pump serum into hands and smooth over face and neck in an upward motion until completely absorbed.
Follow with your favorite Skin Chemistry moisturizer. We recommend Ceramide Moisturizer for deep skin hydration and barrier support.


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  1. Penelope

    I will definitely purchase again....


    I am in my late 40’s and have been taking care of my skin for a long time but lately my skin has been looking and feeling a bit dull and dry so I have been looking to change my routine. After doing a lot of research I found Skin Chemistry and decided to give the Restorative Routine a try and I am happy to say that it was the best purchase, love how affordable it is. These products have really jump started my skin and brought it back to life, it has never looked this good.

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  2. Sabrina H.

    Very effective routine

    Sabrina H.

    I really like how simple this routine is, I don’t like to spend a lot of time on my skincare so this is perfect for me. The products are really wonderful, especially in the cold weather. The cleanser is the terrific, cleans the skin really well, it is gentle and non-drying, I love the way my skin feels after. I am a ski instructor so I am outdoors all day and this routine has really saved my skin from the harsh cold.

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Scientific Citations

AHA Citations:

HA Citations:

  • 1. Papakonstantinou, E., Roth, M., & Karakiulakis, G. (2012). Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging. Dermato-endocrinology, 4(3), 253–258. doi:10.4161/derm.21923
  • 2. John, H. E., & Price, R. D. (2009). Perspectives in the selection of hyaluronic acid fillers for facial wrinkles and aging skin. Patient preference and adherence, 3, 225–230. doi:10.2147/ppa.s3183
  • 3. Jegasothy, S. M., Zabolotniaia, V., & Bielfeldt, S. (2014). Efficacy of a New Topical Nano-hyaluronic Acid in Humans. The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology, 7(3), 27–29. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3970829/
  • 4. Pavicic T, Gauglitz GG, Lersch P, Schwach-Abdellaoui K, Malle B, Korting HC, Farwick M. Efficacy of cream-based novel formulations of hyaluronic acid of different molecular weights in anti-wrinkle treatment. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 Sep;10(9):990-1000. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22052267
  • 5. Draelos ZD. A clinical evaluation of the comparable efficacy of hyaluronic acid-based foam and ceramide-containing emulsion cream in the treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2011 Sep;10(3):185-8. doi:10.1111/j.1473-2165.2011.00568.x


Vitamin C

  • 1. National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements. (2019) Vitamin C. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/
  • 2. Pullar, J. M., Carr, A. C., & Vissers, M. (2017). The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health. Nutrients, 9(8), 866. doi:10.3390/nu9080866
  • 3. Rhie G, Shin MH, Seo JY, Choi WW, Cho KH, Kim KH, Park KC, Eun HC, Chung JH. Aging- and photoaging-dependent changes of enzymic and nonenzymic antioxidants in the epidermis and dermis of human skin in vivo. J Invest Dermatol. 2001 Nov;117(5):1212-7. Erratum in: J Invest Dermatol 2002 Apr;118(4):741. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11710935
  • 4. Shindo Y, Witt E, Han D, Epstein W, Packer L. Enzymic and non-enzymic antioxidants in epidermis and dermis of human skin. J Invest Dermatol. 1994 Jan;102(1):122-4. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8288904
  • 5. Takamura Y, Seki H, Kasaoka C, Kono T, Murai T. Angiogenic tumor in the small intestine. A case report and review of the literature published in Japan. Gastroenterol Jpn. 1975;10(4):342-50. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1241946
  • 6. Traikovich SS. Use of topical ascorbic acid and its effects on photodamaged skin topography. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 Oct;125(10):1091-8. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10522500
  • 7. Farris PK. Cosmetical Vitamins: Vitamin C. In: Draelos ZD, Dover JS, Alam M, editors. Cosmeceuticals. Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology. 2nd ed. New York: Saunders Elsevier; 2009. pp. 51–6.
  • 8. Savini I, Catani MV, Rossi A, Duranti G, Melino G, Avigliano L. Characterization of keratinocyte differentiation induced by ascorbic acid: protein kinase C involvement and vitamin C homeostasis. J Invest Dermatol. 2002 Feb;118(2):372-9. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11841559
  • 9. Boyce ST, Supp AP, Swope VB, Warden GD. Vitamin C regulates keratinocyte viability, epidermal barrier, and basement membrane in vitro, and reduces wound contraction after grafting of cultured skin substitutes. J Invest Dermatol. 2002 Apr;118(4):565-72. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11918700
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