Before we dive into why we love the double refiner, we need to talk about the person who made this product possible – Priscilla Jiminian, the founder of the company. As an Afro-Latin, Jiminian struggled to find products that would work for her skin, in particular acne marks and hyperpigmentation. “For women like me, there were limited options, especially in cosmetics and skin care,” Jiminian says to Well + Good.
On a trip to the Dominican Republic to visit his family, Jiminian’s cousin introduced her to a formulator who helped develop a product designed to combat dark spots. At first, the dark spot corrector was made exclusively for Jiminian, and she was not going to sell it. After posting on Instagram about their product and skincare, women of color became curious. Jiminian recognized the need for products made by women of color and sought to bring much-needed representation to the beauty industry. This is how Skinergy Beauty was born. The company was founded in 2018 and now offers six products, from a tonic to balance skin to a cream to correct dark spots.
The Dual Refiner is the newest offering in the Skinergy Beauty collection of skin care products. It contains key ingredients for dry skin, including eucalyptus, jojoba, grape seed oil, and vitamins C and B5. “Vitamin C has many important functions in [the] leather. It improves the barrier, making the skin stronger and healthier, and ultimately improves the ability to retain moisture, ”says Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist based in New York. Dr. Nazaryan also tells Well + Good that eucalyptus has been shown to increase ceramide levels, which increases the skin’s ability to retain water, while jojoba soothes irritated skin.
My skin tends to get drier, so when I found this product I was thrilled to hear all about its moisturizing properties. When I apply the refiner, I leave the mask on it until it dries. I then apply a little water to activate the exfoliator and rub in in a circular motion to remove the dead skin. After washing off the refiner, I notice that my face becomes smoother, softer and more hydrated.
If you have dry skin and are looking for a product that exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving your skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom, then the Dual Refiner is for you.
Photo: Skinergy BeautyAfter using the 2-in-1 exfoliating mask, jojoba, kaolin and vitamin C will leave your skin silky smooth and radiant. Pro tip: Use the mini mask applicator included with your order to apply it evenly over your face. After application, rub in in circular motions to exfoliate or use as a mask and leave on face until formula dries.
Buy now: Skinergy Beauty Dual Refiner Mask & Scrub, $ 44.
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