How To Embrace Skin Minimalism

December 8, 2022

Skin minimalism focuses on a bare essentials routine to calm irritation and support a healthy skin barrier – and is definitely a beauty trend that we can get behind. After all, simplifying your skin care routine and taking a “do no harm” approach is what Epionce is all about. Our mission has always been to use efficacious, proven, and gentle products with science-backed botanical ingredients that work together to keep the skin in balance.

What exactly is #skinimalism?

The #skinimalism trend started as the refreshing flipside to a previous beauty fad: the 10-step Korean beauty routine. This over-the-top technique involved an extensive multi-step skin care regimen that was overwhelming (all those products!), time-consuming, and most importantly—not so great for the skin. Overdoing it by layering on multiple formulas and potentially irritating ingredients every single night can be a recipe for breakouts, redness, dryness, and all-around skin sensitivity.

Less is more

Your skin care routine doesn’t have to be complicated with a lengthy to-do list and tons of products. It doesn’t have to take up the better part of every morning or evening, and it shouldn’t ever irritate your skin. Our barrier-nurturing products are carefully formulated to care for your skin without doing harm to your protective barrier, the outermost layer of skin cells and lipids. Keeping the barrier healthy, supple, and strong is the secret to having a radiant complexion.

3 skin minimalism must-haves

Here’s how to pare down product overload and start fresh with three essentials that form the foundation of your daily skin care routine: Cleanser, moisturizer, and sun protection. From here, you can add on an extra product when you need it (like Lytic Tx for skin texture and tone), but consider these your minimalist basics:


Gentle Foaming Cleanser — A mild, non-stripping face wash is a must-have to remove dirt, makeup, and other surface impurities at the end of the day. This one works for all skin types.


Renewal Facial Lotion is a one-and-done hydrating formula that’s infused with skin-boosting botanicals (like  meadowfoam extracts, date fruit extract, avocado and olive oils), and packed with ceramides that support the protective barrier.

Sun Protection

Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50 — Using broad-spectrum sun protection every day (yes, on cloudy ones too!) is essential. In fact, it’s a proven way to prevent UV damage such as brown spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Our Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50 is a multitasking antioxidant sunscreen that protects and evens out your complexion and imparts a natural-looking healthy glow.


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Further Reading

How to Care for Sensitive Skin for Men

Healthy Skin Habits for Tweens

The Best Botanical Serum

Five Tips for a Healthy Scalp