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Having smooth skin is one of the ultimate skin goals. Just ask your friends, your roommate, even their cousin. We’re all searching for that bulletproof combination of cleansers and creams to keep our pores tight and glow right.


With the right routine, your skin will heal, replenish and glow every day, so you can actually say you woke up like this. And lucky for us, it’s no longer a challenge to find one that makes our melanin-rich skin velvety smooth. We’ve got you covered with clean ingredients and science-driven products so your skin will exude the same confidence that you do.

It’s no longer a challenge to find a routine that makes our melanin-rich skin velvety smooth.

A Routine Worth Remembering

Wake up feeling like a boss using our Gentle Hydrating Cleansing Gel, followed by our Even Tone Post Cleanse Tonic. The cleanser hydrates your skin, while the tonic is formulated to gently exfoliate and replenish it, giving you that oh-so-healthy glow.

Next up, our Smooth Pore Minimizing Serum visibly tightens those pores and enhances your skin’s texture. We all know the power of great lighting, but how it reflects off your skin varies from shade to shade. Light isn’t always generous to our melanin-rich skin, as it can often appear oilier and make our pores seem more visible. Our serum mattifies the appearance of pores, while keeping them clean and unclogged. We call that a triple-threat.

The final piece of your stellar morning routine is SPF. A must. Our DEW THE MOST Sheer Moisturizer has an SPF of 30 giving you all the UV and blue light protection with none of the white marks. If you’re more of an oil person, our NO SHADE Sunscreen Oil is your bodyguard against those harmful UV rays from the sun. Massage some SPF on, give yourself that pep talk and own your day.

If you’re looking to add a little more luxe to your routine, add in the Even Dark Spot Control Serum. It’s the perfect addition, especially at night. Not only does it target blemishes and dark spots, the Niacinamide and Pro-Retinol work together to renew your skin, even your tone and slow down the signs of aging. And if you’ve been reading our blogs, you know we’re big fans of Niacinamide. Layer on our silky Plump It Up Nourishing Cream and head to bed, knowing your skin’s got a long night of R&R ahead of it.

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The Gist in a List

Our Melanin-rich skin is biologically brilliant and unique, but we need the right products to give it that oomph factor to glow and slay all day. Using products that visibly reduce and control our oil production, as well as rejuvenate our skin are imperative to maintaining its natural beauty. You’re not one for guesses —and neither are we. Here’s a routine that’s co-created with dermatologists of color and backed by science, so your skin can look and feel as fine as you are.