How to use Bioniva Products?

Daily skincare includes several steps, and it can be a little confusing as to what time of day is best for each product. Product effectiveness is also dependent on the order in which they are applied. We want our customers to get the most benefit from each and every product we produce!

Each person is unique and has different needs and goals. We are always available at Bioniva to recommend products or customization of a routine.

We offer both products containing Retinol and those without. While Retinol is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients out there, it's not for everyone. We wanted to show a couple example skincare routines, one with Retinol Products and one without -- for you to look and feel your best!


Example Skincare Routine : With Retinol Products


Morning:

Skin Prep : 

  1. Cleanse skin - this is important to prepare the skin for better absorption.
  2. Apply toner or leave on exfoliant if you use one.

Bioniva Routine (Customize on personal goals/needs) : 

  1. Hyaluron Serum - It's best to use this serum first because it works more in the deeper layers of the skin. Applying right on cleansed skin gives it the best ability to absorb and hydrate the deepest layers of the skin.
  2. Vitamin C Serum - This product focuses on the upper layers and has antioxidant properties to fight against free radicals, so it is completely ok to apply on top of another serum.
  3. Hyaluron Ocean Mineral Creme - Be sure to allow the serum(s) a few minutes to absorb before applying this daytime moisturiser.
  4. Augencreme Eye Gel - Some of our customers apply this over the Hyaluron Ocean Mineral Cream around the eye area. Others just use the eye gel around the eyes. Feel free to test both ways to see what you prefer.
  5. Sunscreen - If you spend a lot of time outside in the sun, it is very important to wear a sunscreen, even if not using Retinol. Too much exposure to sun will speed up skin aging.

 

Night:

Skin Prep :

  1. Cleanse skin thoroughly.

Bioniva Routine (Customize on personal goals/needs) : 

  1. Retinol Serum - This should always be applied right after cleansing, to allow the retinol delivery system to work at the deepest layers of the skin. Allow the serum to set before applying other products on top.
  2. Retinol Creme - Either apply the Retinol Creme after the Retinol Serum or alternate every other night - one night Retinol Serum, one night Retinol Creme. Test to see if your skin can handle two Retinol products per night. You may experience some redness which typically subsides after 7-10 days. If it doesn't then switch to one retinol product per day. Please note that if you are starting with retinol for the first time, we recommend only one Retinol product for a few months, until your skin has had time to adapt.
  3. Hyaluron Night Lift Creme - This creme can be applied over top of the Retinol Serum or Retinol Creme. This might be too much with two moisturisers depending on your skin, so another option is to alternate the Hyaluron Night Lift Creme every other night with the Retinol Creme.
  4. Eye Gel - It is also good to apply this at night as well if you'd like. It's ok to apply this product twice per day.

Remember : Serum first, Cream second!


Example Skincare Routine : Without Retinol Products


Morning:

Skin Prep : 

  1. Cleanse skin - this is important to prepare the skin for better absorption.
  2. Apply toner or leave on exfoliant if you use one.

Bioniva Routine (Customize on personal goals/needs) : 

  1. Hyaluron Serum - It's best to use this serum first because it works more in the deeper layers of the skin. Applying right on cleansed skin gives it the best ability to absorb and hydrate the deepest layers of the skin.
  2. Augencreme Eye Gel - Some of our customers apply this over the Hyaluron Ocean Mineral Cream around the eye area. Others just use the eye gel around the eyes. Feel free to test both ways to see what you prefer.
  3. Hyaluron Ocean Mineral Creme - Be sure to allow the serum and/or Eye Gel a few minutes to absorb before applying this daytime moisturiser.
  4. Sunscreen - If you spend a lot of time outside in the sun, it is very important to wear a sunscreen, even if not using Retinol. Too much exposure to sun will speed up skin aging.

 

Night:

Skin Prep :

  1. Cleanse skin thoroughly.

Bioniva Routine (Customize on personal goals/needs) : 

  1. Hyaluron Serum - It's best to use this serum first because it works more in the deeper layers of the skin. Applying right on cleansed skin gives it the best ability to absorb and hydrate the deepest layers of the skin.
  2. Vitamin C Serum - This product focuses on the upper layers and has antioxidant properties to fight against free radicals, so it is completely ok to apply on top of another serum.
  3. Night Cream - You can apply this over the serum(s) to lock in hydration on the upper layers of the skin.

Remember : Serum first, Cream second!

You’re never too old to become younger.

— Mae West


Serums vs. Creams?


Serums and creams are different, and it's important to understand how each type of product works. Serums have a thinner viscosity and are designed for absorption at deeper layers of skin. The goal of a serum is a targeted delivery of anti-aging or anti-oxidant ingredients to deeper layers of the skin in order to improve skin on a cellular level. For this reason, you should always apply a serum directly to your skin after cleansing or toning and before your moisturising cream.

Creams will provide more moisture to the top layers of your skin, and are designed to help seal in moisture and protect the top layers of skin. Bioniva creams have added anti-aging ingredients, so they achieve a double duty for your skin. But in order to better address a difficult skin care problem or more effectively fight aging, you'll want to combine your cream with a quality Bioniva serum. Creams are not designed to absorb to the deeper layers as well as a serum does. We recommend to all our customers to use a moisturising cream after using a serum to achieve better results.


Product Specific Instructions


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  • Vitamin C Serum
  • Retinol Serum
  • Retinol Creme
  • Eye Cream
  • Ocean Mineral Cream
  • Night Cream
  • Hyaluron Serum

Here are some tips on how to use the Vitamin C Serum:

1. Cleanse, tone, and apply any serums to face as normal.

2. Apply a thin layer of Vitamin C Serum to face, neck, and décolletage. Also works well for backs of hands.


With daily use, you can expect to see more radiant and youthful skin. You can expect to see results get better and better gradually over time. It won’t clog pores and doesn't contain harsh chemicals, sulfates, parabens, alcohol, or artificial fragrances, colors, or dyes. Any scent is due to the natural ingredients used.

Before you begin using the Vitamin C Serum, we recommend testing it on a small area of skin to make sure you aren't sensitive to any of the ingredients. If you experience any adverse reactions while using it, you should discontinue use immediately and contact us

Here are some tips on how to use the Retinol Serum:

1. Cleanse, tone, and apply any serums to face as normal.

2. Apply a thin layer of Retinol Serum to face, neck, and décolletage. Also works well for backs of hands.

 

Apply the Retinol Serum at night and use sunscreen daily since Retinol is photosensitive and can also increase sun sensitivity. For first time users, apply every other night for the first few weeks until skin adjusts, and then apply every night.

You may start to see results after around four weeks, but it takes an average of 12 weeks for Retinol to produce noticeable changes in your skin. Many people give up too soon, so we recommend sticking with it for at least 12 weeks to see results. Results will continue to get better the longer you use it.

With daily use, you can expect to see more radiant and youthful skin. Fine lines and wrinkles will fade away. If you have acne, your blemishes will clear up and you will experience fewer breakouts. You can expect to see results get better and better gradually over time. It won’t clog pores and doesn't contain harsh chemicals, sulfates, parabens, alcohol, or artificial fragrances, colors, or dyes. Any scent is due to the natural ingredients used.

Before you begin using the Retinol Serum, we recommend testing it on a small area of skin to make sure you aren't sensitive to any of the ingredients. If you experience any adverse reactions while using it, you should discontinue use immediately and contact us.

Here are some tips on how to use the Retinol Cream:

1. Cleanse, tone, and apply any serums to face as normal.

2. Apply a thin layer of cream to face, neck, and décolletage. Also works well for backs of hands.

Apply the Retinol Cream at night and use sunscreen daily since Retinol is photosensitive and can also increase sun sensitivity. For first time users, apply every other night for the first few weeks until skin adjusts, and then apply every night.

Some irritation and breakouts are normal in the first few weeks. After 2-3 weeks, your skin cells will adapt to the Retinol and tolerate it better. If you experience mild redness, dryness, or peeling, you may want to cut back usage to every third night. If you experience more severe irritation, cut back to once a week until your skin adjusts.

You may start to see results after around four weeks, but it takes an average of 12 weeks for Retinol to produce noticeable changes in your skin. Many people give up too soon, so we recommend sticking with it for at least 12 weeks to see results. Results will continue to get better the longer you use it.

With daily use, you can expect to see more radiant and youthful skin. Fine lines and wrinkles will fade away. If you have acne, your blemishes will clear up and you will experience fewer breakouts. You can expect to see results get better and better gradually over time.

The Retinol Cream is safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and can even be used around the eyes. It won’t clog pores and doesn't contain harsh chemicals, sulfates, parabens, alcohol, or artificial fragrances, colors, or dyes. Any scent is due to the natural ingredients used.

Before you begin using the Retinol Cream, we recommend testing it on a small area of skin to make sure you aren't sensitive to any of the ingredients. If you experience any adverse reactions while using it, you should discontinue use immediately and contact us.

Here are some tips on how to use the Eye Cream:

1. Cleanse, tone, and apply any serums to face as normal.

2. Slightly pat around the eyes, forehead and cheek area. The cream can be used as a foundation under makeup as a treatment for the whole face and in combination with Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid Serums or moisturizers.

For best results use the eye cream twice a day, both in the morning and in the evening on cleansed skin.

Before you begin using the Eye Cream, we recommend testing it on a small area of skin to make sure you aren't sensitive to any of the ingredients. If you experience any adverse reactions while using it, you should discontinue use immediately and contact us.

Here are some tips on how to use the Ocean Mineral Cream:

1. Clean and tone your facial skin or apply your usual serum.

2. Apply a thin layer of cream to face, neck, and décolletage. Also works well for backs of hands.

3. Gently spread the cream on the skin. Massage gently from the center to the outside with stroking movements until full coverage is achieved.

The cream is safe for all skin types including sensitive skin. It does not clog pores and does not contain harsh chemicals, sulfates, parabens or artificial fragrances, dyes or bleach, and has a neutral smell from the natural ingredients used in the cream.

Before you begin using the Ocean Mineral Cream, we recommend testing it on a small area of skin to make sure you aren't sensitive to any of the ingredients. If you experience any adverse reactions while using it, you should discontinue use immediately and contact us.

Here are some tips for using the night cream:

1. Clean and tone your facial skin or apply your usual serum.

2. Apply a thin layer of cream to face, neck, and décolletage. Also works well for backs of hands.

3. Gently spread the cream on the skin. Massage gently from the center to the outside with stroking movements until full coverage is achieved.

The Night Cream is appropriate for all skin types including sensitive skin. The hint of lavender comes naturally from lavender oil, which is an ingredient benefitting skin through its anti-inflammation and acne fighting properties. Our formula is without parabens, gluten, or silicates.

Before you begin using the Night Cream, we recommend testing it on a small area of skin to make sure you aren't sensitive to any of the ingredients. If you experience any adverse reactions while using it, you should discontinue use immediately and contact us

Here are some tips on how to use the Hyaluron Serum:

1. Cleanse, tone, and prepare skin.

2. Apply a thin layer of Hyaluron Serum to face, neck, and décolletage. Also works well for backs of hands. If you use multiple serums, we recommend starting first with the Hyaluron Serum.

Our Hyaluron Serum acts on the deepest layers of skin to improve hydration and elasticity to help you look and feel your best. With daily use, you can expect to see more radiant and youthful skin. You can expect to see results get better and better gradually over time.

Before you begin using the Hyaluron Serum, we recommend testing it on a small area of skin to make sure you aren't sensitive to any of the ingredients. If you experience any adverse reactions while using it, you should discontinue use immediately and contact us.


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