SKIN CONCERNS

We know all about the struggles of dealing with sensitive skin. It is the foundation that Sophia Dee Skincare was built on. Our products are formulated to be ultra gentle, while still incorporating active ingredients such as vitamin C, retinol, and lactic acid - allowing you to receive all of their skin-loving benefits, but without the irritation normally associated with their use. In addition, our products are designed to support your skin, giving it the building blocks it needs to effectively repair damage and return to a healthy state. 

Product recommendations for: Acne / Enlarged pores / Texture

 

CLEAN SLATE 1-Step Cleansing Oil

We designed our cleansing oil based on the simple fact that oil desolves oil. Most other cleansers rely on surfactants to clean the skin. Surfactants can dehydrate, irritate, and overly strip the skin - ultimately worsening acne and impairing the skin’s ability to function properly over time. Instead, we combine plant oils that have natural cleansing properties; they work in harmony with the skin, instead of disrupting it. Our blend of cleansing oils are able to penetrate deep into pores, effectively pulling out dirt, blackheads, makeup, and built up debris, while maintaining the integrity of the skin barrier - which is vital for healthy functioning skin. 

 

The addition of plant-based emulsifiers allows for an easy removal of the oil cleanser, with no greasy-residue left behind. Skin is left throughly cleansed, softened, and balanced.

 

 

 

 


 

RADIANT Resurfacing Tonic

This product was made to gently exfoliate, brighten, and calm the skin, while keeping acne causing bacteria in check. 

 

Ingredients you’ll love:

 

Lactic acid and gluconolacctone: Work together to gently exfoliate the top layer of skin to reveal smooth, soft skin. 

Salicylic acid from willow bark: Penetrates deeper to keep pores clear.

Centella asiatica extract (also known as cica or tiger grass): increases healing and calms the skin. Goldenseal extract (also known as Indian turmeric): Has anti-bacterial properties.
Aloe leaf juice: Soothes, calms, and softens the skin.

Licorice root: Brightens and evens skin tone. 

Glycerin: Hydrates the skin. 

 

 

 

 



 

C+E Oil Serum

This serum was created to deliver antioxidant protection, regulate oil production within the skin, lock in moisture, soften, and support the skin with carefully selected botanicals and plant oils. 

 

We use a stabilized, oil soluble derivative of vitamin C called THD Ascorbate. Once inside the skin, THD Ascorbate is converted to L-Ascorbic Acid where it used for collagen synthesis, inhibition of melanin production, and free-radical protection. This conversion within the skin eliminates the irritation caused by applying L-Ascorbic Acid directly to the skin. 

Our oil serums are also formulated to contain high amounts of Linoleic acid (an omega-6). Research shows that skin lipids of acne-prone individuals are deficient in Linoleic acid, and topical use of Linoleic acid has been shown to reduce clogged pores, and balance oil production. Topically applied Linoleic acid has also been shown to lighten UV-induced hyperpigmentation for a more even skin tone.

 

 

 

 



 

Night Renewal Oil Serum

An effective nighttime skin treatment combining Liposomal Retinol, CoQ10, anti-inflammatory fatty acids, and powerful botanicals. Our light, non-greasy formula penetrates deeply, balances oil production, locks in moisture, and delivers time-released nutrients while you sleep. 

 

Vitamin A is well known for it’s role in clearing acne, as well as defending against the signs of aging. We use an advanced form of Retinol that is bound to phospholipid liposomes. These liposomes are miscible with the skin's primary moisture barrier, targeting the ingredient to the site of action. In addition, they work to shield the enclosed retinol from oxidation and loss of performance, while delivering a time-released mechanism. 



 

Together, these products work to:

 

  1. Keep pores clear

  2. Soften and smooth the skin

  3. Calm the skin

  4. Defend against outside stressors

  5. Strengthen and restore the skin barrier

  6. Regulate oil production within the skin

  7. Decrease the look of pores

  8. Defend against signs of aging

  9. Soften the look of scars 

  10. Even skin tone

Morning routine:

STEP 1: (Optional if you have cleansed the night before and slept on a clean pillow case) Dispense a quarter sized amount of the Clean Slate Cleansing Oil into dry hands and massage into dry face and neck for at least 30 seconds, paying extra attention to any areas with congestion, blackheads, or dryness. Add water and massage for an additional 30 seconds. Rinse clean with water, using a soft cloth if desired. Pat dry with a clean towel. 

STEP 2: Dispense a small amount of the Radiant Resurfacing Tonic onto a cotton pad and pat onto face and neck. Wait at least 1 minute before applying additional products. 

STEP 3: Apply 2-8 drops of the C+E Oil Serum to face and neck, gently massaging and patting into skin until well absorbed. 

STEP 4: Apply sunscreen of choice. 

 

Evening routine:

STEP 1: Dispense a quarter sized amount of the Clean Slate Cleansing Oil into dry hands and massage into dry face and neck for at least 30 seconds, paying extra attention to any areas with congestion, blackheads, or dryness. Add water and massage for an additional 30 seconds. Rinse clean with water, using a soft cloth if desired. Pat dry with a clean towel. 

STEP 2: Apply 2-8 drops of the Night Renewal Oil Serum to face and neck, gently massaging and patting into skin until well absorbed. 

TIPS:

- Cleanse no more than 2 times per day. Over cleansing will strip your skin of essential lipids and disrupt the skin barrier. This can lead to dehydration and an increase in oil production. 

- Our products are designed to regulate oil production, but nothing is overnight, and this can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks. 

- Read our blog posts: "How to change your skin type from oily to normal" and ‘Common acne triggers and what to avoid"

Product recommendations for: Dry Skin

 

CLEAN SLATE 1-Step Cleansing Oil: 

We designed our cleansing oil based on the simple fact that oil desolves oil. Most other cleansers rely on surfactants to clean the skin. Surfactants can dehydrate, irritate, and overly strip the skin - ultimately worsening dryness and impairing the skin’s ability to function properly over time. Instead, we combine plant oils that have natural cleansing properties; they work in harmony with the skin, instead of disrupting it. Our blend of cleansing oils are able to penetrate deep into pores, effectively pulling out dirt, makeup, and built up debris, while maintaining the integrity of the skin barrier - which is vital for healthy functioning skin. 

The addition of plant-based emulsifiers allow for an easy removal of the cleanser, with no greasy residue left behind; while vitamin E and ceramide III help to protect and restore the skin barrier. Skin is left throughly cleansed, softened, and balanced. 

RADIANT Resurfacing Tonic: 

Is a gentle exfoliator that combines Alpha, Beta, and Polyhydroxy acids in low, but effectives percentages. This allows the formula to remove dry patches, increase skin cell turnover, and smooth the texture of the skin, without compromising the skin barrier. Lactic acid, glycerin, and aloe leaf juice restore hydration in the skin; while botanical extracts of goldenseal, licorice root, and centella asiatica soothe, calm, and brighten the skin. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

C+E Oil Serum: 

This serum was created to deliver antioxidant protection, regulate hydration levels in the skin, lock in moisture, soften, and support the skin with carefully selected botanicals and plant oils. 

We use a stabilized, oil soluble derivative of vitamin C called THD Ascorbate. Once inside the skin, THD Ascorbate is converted to L-Ascorbic Acid where it used for collagen synthesis, inhibition of melanin production, and free-radical protection. This conversion within the skin eliminates the irritation caused by applying L-Ascorbic Acid directly to the skin. The addition of vitamin E and ferulic acid increase the efficacy of vitamin C.


 

 

 

 

 

The Everything Balm: 

Ultra nourishing, skin softening, and calming. Nilotica Shea butter contains moisturizing fatty-acids, soothing allantoin, and vitamins A and E to support the skin; aloe leaf and calendula extract sooth and calm the skin; hemp seed and sunflower seed oils regulate moisture levels in the skin; and wild harvested candelilla wax effectively locks in moisture and prevents skin dryness. 
 

Together, these products work to:

Thoroughly, yet gently cleanse the skin 

Increase skin cell turnover

Smooth the texture of the skin

Remove dry patches

Brighten the skin

Strengthen the skin barrier

Defend against outside stressors

Soften the skin

Lock in moisture

Defend against signs of aging

 

Morning routine:

STEP 1: (Optional if you have cleansed the night before and slept on a clean pillow case) Dispense a quarter sized amount of the Clean Slate Cleansing Oil into dry hands and massage into dry face and neck for at least 30 seconds, paying extra attention to dry areas. The grittiness you may feel as you massage is dead skin and debris being lifted from the skin. Add water and massage for an additional 30 seconds. Rinse clean with water, using a soft cloth if desired. Pat dry with a clean towel. 

STEP 2: Dispense a small amount of the Radiant Resurfacing Tonic onto a cotton pad and pat onto face and neck. Wait at least 1 minute before applying additional products. 

STEP 3: Apply 2-8 drops of the C+E Oil Serum to face and neck, gently massaging and patting into skin until well absorbed. 

STEP 4: Apply sunscreen of choice. 

 

Evening routine:

STEP 1: Dispense a quarter sized amount of the Clean Slate Cleansing Oil into dry hands and massage into dry face and neck for at least 30 seconds, paying extra attention to dry areas. The grittiness you may feel as you massage is dead skin and debris being lifted from the skin. Add water and massage for an additional 30 seconds. Rinse clean with water, using a soft cloth if desired. Pat dry with a clean towel. 

STEP 2: Apply 2-8 drops of the C+E Oil Serum to face and neck, gently massaging and patting into skin until well absorbed. 

STEP 3: Apply the Everything Balm to any areas that need a boost of moisture. 

Product recommendations for Redness & Sensitivity:

CLEAN SLATE 1-Step Cleansing Oil: 

We designed our cleansing oil based on the simple fact that oil desolves oil. Most other cleansers rely on surfactants to clean the skin. Surfactants can dehydrate, irritate, and overly strip the skin - which can impair the skin’s ability to function properly over time. Instead, we combine plant oils that have natural cleansing properties; they work in harmony with the skin, instead of disrupting it. Our blend of cleansing oils are able to penetrate deep into pores, effectively pulling out dirt, makeup, and built up debris, while maintaining the integrity of the skin barrier - which is vital for healthy functioning skin. 

 

The addition of plant-based emulsifiers allows for an easy removal of the cleanser, with no greasy- residue left behind; while vitamin E and ceramide III help to protect and restore the skin barrier. Skin is left throughly cleansed, softened, and balanced. 


 

RADIANT Resurfacing Tonic: 

Is a gentle exfoliator that combines Alpha, Beta, and Polyhydroxy acids in low, but effectives percentages. This allows the formula to remove dry patches, increase skin cell turnover, and smooth the texture of the skin, without compromising the skin barrier. Lactic acid, glycerin, and aloe leaf juice hydrate the skin; while botanical extracts of goldenseal, licorice root, and centella asiatica soothe, calm, and brighten the skin. 


 

C+E Oil Serum: 

This serum was created to deliver antioxidant protection, regulate oil levels in the skin, lock in moisture, soften, and support the skin with carefully selected botanicals, plant oils, and active ingredients. 

 

We use a stabilized, oil soluble derivative of vitamin C called THD Ascorbate. Once inside the skin, THD Ascorbate is converted to L-Ascorbic Acid where it used for collagen synthesis, inhibition of melanin production, and free-radical protection. This conversion within the skin eliminates the irritation caused by applying L-Ascorbic Acid directly to the skin. The addition of vitamin E and ferulic acid increase the efficacy of vitamin C.

 

 

 


 

Together, these products work to:

Gently and thoroughly cleanse the skin

Smooth the texture of the skin

Soften the skin

Lock in moisture

Strengthen the skin barrier

Defend against outside stressors

Sooth and calm the skin

Brighten the skin

Defend against signs of aging

Increase skin cell turnover 

 

Morning routine:

STEP 1: (Optional if you have cleansed the night before and slept on a clean pillow case) Dispense a quarter sized amount of the Clean Slate Cleansing Oil into dry hands and massage into dry face and neck for at least 30 seconds. Add water and massage for an additional 30 seconds. Rinse clean with water. Pat dry with a clean towel. 

STEP 2: Dispense a small amount of the Radiant Resurfacing Tonic onto a cotton pad and pat onto face and neck. Add equal parts water to the cotton pad to dilute if your skin is extra sensitive. Wait at least 1 minute before applying additional products. 

STEP 3: Apply 2-8 drops of the C+E Oil Serum to face and neck, gently massaging and patting into skin until well absorbed. 

 

Evening routine:

STEP 1: Dispense a quarter sized amount of the Clean Slate Cleansing Oil into dry hands and massage into dry face and neck for at least 30 seconds. Add water and massage for an additional 30 seconds. Rinse clean with water. Pat dry with a clean towel. 

STEP 2: Apply 2-8 drops of the C+E Oil Serum to face and neck, gently massaging and patting into skin until well absorbed. 

Cleanse with CLEAN SLATE Oil Cleanser. We recommend cleansing twice if you are wearing makeup and/or sunscreen.

Apply a small amount of RADIANT Resurfacing Tonic to a cotton pad and pat onto skin - do not rub. Use 1-2 times per week to start, gradually working your way up to every other night. For very sensitive skin, dilute the tonic by applying product to a damp cotton pad. 

Apply C+E Oil Serum as above.

Product recommendations for Aging Skin:

CLEAN SLATE 1-Step Cleansing Oil: 

We designed our cleansing oil based on the simple fact that oil desolves oil. Most other cleansers rely on surfactants to clean the skin. Surfactants can dehydrate, irritate, and overly strip the skin - which can impair the skin’s ability to function properly over time. Instead, we combine plant oils that have natural cleansing properties; they work in harmony with the skin, instead of disrupting it. Our blend of cleansing oils are able to penetrate deep into pores, effectively pulling out dirt, makeup, and built up debris, while maintaining the integrity of the skin barrier - which is vital for healthy functioning skin. 

The addition of plant-based emulsifiers allows for an easy removal of the cleanser, with no greasy- residue left behind; while vitamin E and ceramide III help to protect and restore the skin barrier. Skin is left throughly cleansed, softened, and balanced. 


 

RADIANT Resurfacing Tonic: 

Is a gentle exfoliator that combines Alpha, Beta, and Polyhydroxy acids in low, but effectives percentages. This allows the formula to remove dry patches, increase skin cell turnover, and smooth the texture of the skin, without compromising the skin barrier. Lactic acid, glycerin, and aloe leaf juice hydrate the skin; while botanical extracts of goldenseal, licorice root, and centella asiatica soothe, calm, and brighten the skin. 


 

C+E Oil Serum: 

This serum was created to deliver antioxidant protection, regulate oil levels in the skin, lock in moisture, soften, and support the skin with carefully selected botanicals, plant oils, and active ingredients. 

We use a stabilized, oil soluble derivative of vitamin C called THD Ascorbate. Once inside the skin, THD Ascorbate is converted to L-Ascorbic Acid where it used for collagen synthesis, inhibition of melanin production, and free-radical protection. This conversion within the skin eliminates the irritation caused by applying L-Ascorbic Acid directly to the skin. The addition of vitamin E and ferulic acid increase the efficacy of vitamin C.


 

NIGHT RENEWAL Oil Serum: 

An effective nighttime skin treatment combining Liposomal Retinol, CoQ10, anti-inflammatory fatty acids, and powerful botanicals. Our light, non-greasy formula penetrates deeply, balances oil production, locks in moisture, and delivers time-released nutrients while you sleep. 

We use an advanced form of Retinol that is bound to phospholipid liposomes. These liposomes are miscible with the skin's primary moisture barrier, targeting the ingredient to the site of action. In addition, they work to shield the enclosed retinol from oxidation and loss of performance, while delivering a time-released mechanism. 

THE EVERYTHING BALM:

Ultra nourishing, skin softening, and calming. Nilotica Shea butter contains moisturizing fatty-acids, soothing allantoin, and vitamins A and E to support aging skin; aloe leaf and calendula extract sooth and calm the skin; hemp seed and sunflower seed oils regulate moisture levels in the skin; and wild harvested candelilla wax effectively locks in moisture and prevents skin dryness. The Everything Balm goes on light and non-greasy, and leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized. 



 

Together, these products work to:

Protect and restore the skin barrier

Smooth the texture of the skin

Soften the skin

Increase skin cell turnover

Defend against signs of aging

Decrease the look of pores

Lock in moisture

Regulate hydration levels in the skin

Even skin tone

Defend against outside stressors

Morning routine:

STEP 1: (Optional if you have cleansed the night before and slept on a clean pillow case) Dispense a quarter sized amount of the Clean Slate Cleansing Oil into dry hands and massage into dry face and neck for at least 30 seconds. Add water and massage for an additional 30 seconds. Rinse clean with water. Pat dry with a clean towel. 

STEP 2: Dispense a small amount of the Radiant Resurfacing Tonic onto a cotton pad and pat onto face and neck. Wait at least 1 minute before applying additional products. 

STEP 3: Apply 2-8 drops of the C+E Oil Serum to face and neck, gently massaging and patting into skin until well absorbed. 

STEP 4: Apply sunscreen of choice.

Evening routine:

STEP 1: Dispense a quarter sized amount of the Clean Slate Cleansing Oil into dry hands and massage into dry face and neck for at least 30 seconds. Add water and massage for an additional 30 seconds. Rinse clean with water, using a soft cloth if desired. Pat dry with a clean towel. 

STEP 2: Apply 2-8 drops of the Night Renewal Oil Serum to face and neck, gently massaging and patting into skin until well absorbed. 

STEP 3: Apply a small amount of the Everything Balm to any areas with fine lines or wrinkles, and to any areas that need a boost of moisture.