How to give your skin a digital detox

2 September 2021

April French Furnell

Ilapothecary was created to combat modern-day stressors, such as pollution, UV radiation and digital devices that our skin is constantly exposed to. Head therapist Dagmara Witowska tells Citywealth readers how to give your skin a digital detox with their latest products.

"Our face is probably the most exposed organ of all therefore, it is crucial to treat it to an effective facial routine that will provide nourishment and protection", said Dagmara.

Below is her recommended daily facial care ritual to achieve clear, nourished and plumped skin.

“It is common to think that we only accumulate dirt on our skin during the day, but you would be surprised by how much bacteria there is on your pillowcase, this is why I always recommend beginning with a deep cleanse to remove bacteria, unclog the pores and prepare the skin to properly absorb all nutrients of the face serum and face oil, which will also help it to detox and balance. Finally, a moisturising face cream will make sure to provide all the protection our skin needs to face the day.”

Step 1.

Apply ilapothecary Soothing Silk Cleanser using your fingertips and focus on massaging the product into the face and neck, splash with warm water until milky and finally, rinse off. Dry off by dabbing a clean towel on your face and neck. 

The cleanser contains active silk amino acids which are known to help nourish, restore skin balance, and hydrate the skin, and Vetiver which deeply moisturises the skin while helping prevent tissue degeneration and improve skin tone.

Step 2.

After the deep cleanse, it is time to boost, hydrate, and firm the skin with all the goodness of ilapothecary's latest product, Save Face Serum. Gently apply this miracle serum to your face and neck using your fingertips, then smooth it over the skin until absorbed.

This serum is a totally unique wonder blend of cutting-edge remedial ingredients of gemstones, stem cells, hyaluronic acid and essential oils; all combined into a powerful formulation to help regeneration, detoxification, deep hydration, radiance, while reducing skin puffiness with its anti-inflammatory properties. Malachite helps regenerate and detoxify the skin, Hyaluronic Acid radiantly hydrates and makes the skin look firmer, Ginseng Stem Cells are known to promote skin rejuvenation and improve the epidermis, and Moringa thanks to its antioxidants and vitamins, helps to protect the skin from free radicals and skin tissue damage.

Step 3.

Place 3 to 5 drops of Vitamin A, C, D & E Face Oil on your fingertips or for deeper results, with your favourite gua sha tool and then massage evenly all-around your face and neck to calm, plump and nourish the skin. 

A therapeutic mix of vitamins combined with plant stem cells, highly soothing and perfect for troubled skin. Borage is well known for its high anti-inflammatory properties and to help restore moisture and smoothness to dry and damaged skin. Tuberose Stem Cells are known to be anti-aging and moisturising and help to enhance radiance and promote skin detoxification (ideal to help reduce puffiness!).

Step 4.

Finish with ilapothecary Protective Aura Day Cream to get you ready to start the day. Simply, smooth it over your skin and neck until absorbed to help protect the skin from external stressors while deeply nourishing it.

This daily defensive cream leaves the skin smooth, hydrated and beautifully scented, while helping to provide high anti-pollution, environmental and digital stress protection.

Step 5.

Spritz ilapothecary Digital Face Mist to hydrate and protect your skin against digital stress pollution. An antioxidant spritz that combines regenerating and healing Amethyst, anti-inflammatory & soothing Vitamin B12 and Active Soybean Extract, believed to protect from screen effects. It refreshes and hydrates the skin, and sits well on makeup too so spritz away throughout the day to reboot your skin and mind.

The ritual can be customised depending on your skin type.

Dagmara recommends:

For a Basic Facial Routine: step 1 and 2

For oily skin or extra daily protection: step 1, 2 and 4

For troubled and sensitive skin (e.g. acne, dry skin…) or a special weekly treat:  step 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


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