16 of the Best Skincare Trends to Follow

16 of the Best Skincare Trends to Follow
If you follow social media at all, then you know that there are plenty of viral skincare trends that you should avoid like using sunscreen to contour your face and applying lemon juice as an exfoliator. But what about the healthy, positive trends that are actually worth trying out? We’ve rounded up 16 skincare trends that aren’t just safe to try out — they will make a positive difference in your skin! From skin cycling to skincare products, here are the skincare trends that you should be following right now:

Skin Health

Previously, skincare used to only focus on what the skin looked like. However, over the past few years, a new focus on improving skin health as well as appearance has improved. Consumers now understand that supporting a healthy skin barrier and microbiome will lead to a better complexion, not the other way around. That’s why we have formulated all our skincare products with the high-quality ingredients that your skin barrier needs to stay healthy and strong. Of course, our products will give you a smooth and glowing complexion as well for double the benefits.

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Sun Protection

Gone are the days when people used to cover themselves in tanning oil and lie out in the sun for hours on end. Today, we understand that sun exposure is the no. 1 contributor to premature aging, which is why sun protection is a skincare trend that’s here to stay. You should be applying anti-aging sunscreen with a protection of at least SPF 30 every single day. You should also apply sunscreen to all your exposed skin, not just your face, but also your ears, neck, decollete, arms, and hands. Reapply every two hours when you are in the sun to ensure adequate protection.

Skin Cycling

While skin cycling started trending earlier this year, this concept has been around for a while, and it’s definitely worth incorporating into your routine. Skin cycling is basically the idea of taking “rest days” in your skincare routine to give your skin a break from powerful active ingredients. For instance, your skin cycling routine might look like exfoliating on night one, a retinol on night two, and a rest on night three to give your skin time to recover. Skin cycling can be tailored to whatever products you are using and your skin’s needs. You might also want to change it up with the weather; some people need more rest days in the winter when their skin is drier.

Gentle Exfoliation

When exfoliation first started trending, many people blasted their faces with harsh chemicals, seriously harming their skin barriers in the process. Now, people are focusing on gentle exfoliation instead as a way to remove the dead skin cells without harming the skin barrier. Products like the Lancer Method Polish are gentle enough to be used several times a week or even every day, depending on what skin type you have. These products prove that exfoliating products don’t have to sting or burn to be effective, and that you get the results you want without a permanently red face.

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Anti-Aging Skincare

It’s never too early (or too late) to get started on anti-aging skincare; we’re seeing many people in their twenties and even their teens get started on anti-aging skincare early. These products come in many different forms, including anti-aging creams, serums, oils, and more. Choose whichever ones best suit your needs and skin type to start slowing the development of premature signs of aging. Keep in mind that all Lancer anti-aging skincare products come with free shipping, so don’t hesitate to add them to your shopping cart!


While 10-step routines were trending for a while, now skinimalism is in. Skinamalism, a.k.a. skin minimalism, is the act of paring back your skincare products to the essentials. Instead of using a bunch of different lower-quality skincare products that only do one thing each, skinimalism focuses on choosing a select few of higher-quality, multi-purpose products that contain multiple beneficial ingredients. Skinimalism frees up time, shelf space, and budget so that you can get the most for less out of your skincare routine.

Skincare-Makeup Hybrids

Speaking of multi-tasking skincare products, skincare-makeup hybrids are another trend that you should take advantage of. Skincare-makeup hybrids can take many forms, including skincare products adopting cosmetic pigments and makeup products incorporating beneficial skincare ingredients. Some examples of skincare-makeup hybrids include tinted sunscreens like our Mineral Sun Shield that offer sheer color and lip glosses that include hydrating ingredients. We expect these boundaries to blur further as this trend continues, so keep an eye out for new skincare-makeup hybrid product drops in the future!

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Niacinamide is the skincare trend that won’t stop, and we are totally here for it. Niacinamide is a powerful multi-tasking ingredient that minimizes enlarged pores, improves uneven skin tone, smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, and brightens a dull complexion. We’ve incorporated niacinamide into several Lancer products, including the Triple Peptide Drops and the Overnight Brightening Mask, in order to harness the power of these amazing ingredients. In fact, you’re probably already using at least one skincare product that contains niacinamide, even if you don’t know it yet — but if you’re not, then you definitely should grab one of our niacinamide products!

Retinol Alternatives

We absolutely love retinol, but understand that not everyone can use it. It’s not recommended for pregnant people, and some people find that it makes their skin really dry and irritated. That’s why we’re so excited about retinol alternatives like bakuchiol and peptides, which have been trending recently and are used in our Gentle Exfoliating Peel Pads. These alternatives are a great option to explore if you’re not sure about using retinol, and they also make an excellent booster if you’re already using retinol. That’s why we formulated our retinol treatment serum with both bakuchiol and retinol, so that you get maximum results.

Lip Care

Not only is the skin around your lips very delicate, but it’s also exposed to many different irritants in the form of food and drink. So it’s no wonder that premium lip care products have been trending recently! These high-quality lip care items go way beyond the cheap lip balm you pick up in the grocery store checkout line. Choose from lip serums, sleeping, and other super-nourishing products that will give you plump, moisturized lips. For best results, apply these products during the day, not only at night when you sleep.

Menopausal Skin

All those hormone surges cause changes in your body, including in your skin, which means that women need to change their skin care during menopause. However, menopausal skin has been largely ignored in the skincare community — until recently. Now, more and more brands are coming out with products such as hydrating oils formulated for menopausal and mature skin, which is a skincare trend we are absolutely loving. If you’re going through menopause, you now have more skincare options than ever before.

Dermatologist Brands

While celebrity skincare has been around for a while, a more recent phenomenon is dermatologist-created skincare. Lancer Skincare is just one example of a skincare line created by a dermatologist. After decades of treating celebrities and other high-profile clients at his Beverly Hills practice, Dr. Harold Lancer decided to launch a skincare line to make his special formulas more widely available to people who don’t live near his clinic. Needless to say, this is one skincare trend that we have been loving, and we can’t wait to see more of it.

At-Home Skincare Devices

At-home skincare devices used to be bulky, expensive, and not that effective. All that is in the past, however, thanks to recent developments in technology that have made at-home skincare devices smaller, more effective, and less expensive. While they can’t match the power of an in-office treatment, at-home skincare devices like our microdermabrasion tool deliver results when used consistently over time. If you haven’t yet tried an at-home skincare devices, there is no better time than now to start trying one today!

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Advanced Skincare

Speaking of advancements in skin care, this is true for ingredients as well as technology. Right now, we are seeing more cutting-edge ingredients being developed every day, and luxury skincare brands like Lancer are leading the way with major investments into research and development. We now have an entire line of advanced treatments that were designed to address different skincare concerns, including a retinol treatment for anti-aging, a vitamin C treatment for radiance, and an eye contour cream for lifting and firming. If you’re not sure which treatments are advanced, just look for the all-silver packaging.

Body Care

While the face has gotten most of the attention in the skincare world, we are seeing body care start to trend as well — and we’re not just talking about applying your face skincare to your decollete, either. Consumers are now looking for elevated body care products, including body washes, lotions, serums, and exfoliators, so that they can glow from top to toe. In fact, we released an entire Lancer Method 3-step Skincare Set for the body so that you can get the benefits of our proprietary system for your entire body.

Skincare Supplements

Supplements have been a big trend for a while now, and they’re finally crossing over into the skincare community. Supplements that are specifically designed to support skin health and appearance are now available, especially with a focus on balancing the gut biome. People are also taking vitamin A, C, D, and E, which can help boost the skin as well as other aspects of their health. This is part of a broader trend of internal skincare, whereby people are treating their skin from the inside out as well as the outside in. Just don’t forget to talk to your doctor before adding any new vitamins and supplements.

If you’re ready to hop on some of these skincare trends, then shop the Lancer Skincare online store today! All of our products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so that you can shop for luxury skincare online with confidence. Even better, all our products ship for free within the U.S., no order minimum required, so that you can get your new skincare as quickly as possible. Order today to start making a difference in your skin!

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7 Benefits to Switching to Luxury Skincare Products

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If you’re wondering whether it’s worth it to switch from your drugstore products to a luxury skincare routine — such as the Lancer 3-step skincare sets — the short answer is definitely yes. The long answer is that luxury skincare products offer many different benefits, from unique formulations to higher concentrations of ingredients. Here are seven reason why you should consider switching to luxury skincare products like those offered by Lancer:

Research and Development

Every new skincare ingredient first needs to be discovered or developed in the lab, then extensively tested in various formulations — all of which requires investing in staffing and equipment. Part of the reason why drugstore skincare products are so cheap is because they use older ingredients that don’t require much research. Meanwhile, luxury skincare companies like Lancer invest in research and development to help discover innovative new ingredients that aren’t as widely available.

Concentration and Potency

Luxury skincare products like ours also typically include ingredients at a higher concentration level and/or ingredients in a more potent form when compared to drugstore products. This means that you will see results faster when using a luxury skincare product versus a drugstore product that will work more slowly because of the lower concentrations. Using higher concentrations of these ingredients raises the price, which is why drugstore products typically keep the concentrations as low as possible.


Another thing that sets luxury skincare products apart isn’t just what ingredients they include; it’s how they source them. Not all ingredients are created equal, and luxury skincare brands typically source premium ingredients that are higher in both quality and purity. So even if the name of an ingredient is the same on both a drugstore and a Lancer product label, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the ingredients are identical. Many luxury brands also focus on sustainably sourcing their ingredients in a way that is better to the environment.

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If you’ve ever thought that a lot of drugstore products seemed the same, there’s a reason for that. Many drugstore skincare companies license a base formula from the manufacturer, a process known as white labeling. Then they make a few tweaks to the formulation before putting it on the market. While this keeps costs low for drugstore skincare companies, it means that many of the products are fundamentally not that different from each other.

Meanwhile, luxury skincare companies such as Lancer Skincare develop their own formulas from scratch. Many of these formulas are also proprietary and not shared with any other companies. This results in unique formulations, such as decollete creams, that aren’t available from any other skincare brands. If you want to experience Lancer Skincare products, you’ll have to order them from us!

Texture and Feel

These unique, extensively tested formulations mean that most luxury skincare products have a much more pleasant texture and feel when compared to drugstore formulas. This makes the product more elegant and pleasant to use, resulting in a truly luxurious self-care experience. This is especially important for products like makeup removers and sunscreens, which many people skip using because they don’t like the feel of the product on their face. All of our Lancer skincare products are extensively tested to ensure they deliver the best experience possible. They also make for a great skincare gift for anyone who loves a quality beauty product. 

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Drugstore skincare typically uses plastic packaging, which is cheap and lightweight — but not good for the environment or aesthetically pleasing to look at or handle. In contrast, luxury skincare products use glass, metal, and other premium materials in their packaging. Not only do these materials look good on your vanity and feel great in your hand, but they are also more recyclable than plastic, making them a better choice for the environment.

Faster Results

As a result of all the other factors we’ve just delved into, luxury skincare usually offers faster and superior results when compared to drugstore skincare. Drugstore skincare is totally fine if you’re on a budget and can’t justify self-care splurges — but if you’ve got the money, then it’s worth investing at luxury skincare. After all, you only have one face, so you might as well take care of it!

At Lancer Skincare, we understand that not everyone is used to buying luxury skincare online. That’s why we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee so that you can shop our products with confidence. Grab a skincare travel kit if you’re looking to sample a bunch of products at once, or jump up to the value size if you’re looking to stock up.

The Best Skin Care Routine for People in Their 30s

Your skin’s needs change through your life, which means that you need to be updating your routine as you age. If you’re still sleeping in your makeup and using harsh cleansers even though you’re in your thirties, it’s time to update your skincare routine. Here are eight steps to follow to put together the best skincare routine for people in their thirties:

Cleanse gently.

Once you hit your thirties, you want to remove your makeup and cleanse your skin without stripping your natural oils. Once you’ve removed your makeup, it’s time to follow it up with a gentle milk or cream facial cleanser that will leave your skin feeling clean, but not dry or tight. You should follow this routine at night for sure — but if your skin feels dry when you wake up, then just rinse it off with some lukewarm water to remove residue.

Hydrate your skin.

If your skin doesn’t have enough water content, it will look dry and dull instead of plump and bouncy. That’s why it’s essential to incorporate moisturizing creams and serums into your skincare routine in your thirties. Choose serums that feature ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and glycerin — all of which will attract water to your skin and boost your hydration. These products should be used in both your morning and nighttime skincare routine for optimal results.

Incorporate antioxidants.

Antioxidants help to fight free radical damage from UV rays and air pollution that can hasten the appearance of premature aging. If you’re not already using antioxidants, then you definitely need to add them to your skincare routine in your thirties. Vitamin C is the most well-studied antioxidant, but there are plenty of others to choose from as well. We recommend applying your antioxidants in the morning to protect your skin against environmental stressors throughout the day.

Use a retinol.

Your collagen and elastin production slows down as you age, which can contribute to signs of aging. However, applying a topical retinol product like our Advanced Retinol Treatment can help to promote the development of both collagen and elastin, slowing down signs of premature aging. For best results, apply the retinol treatment at night, since it can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Retinol can cause dryness as you get adjusted to it, so don’t hold back on your hydrating serums and nourishing moisturizers!

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Treat acne and dark spots.

In your thirties, you might continue to struggle with hormonal acne breakouts, making acne self care a must-have addition to your skincare routines. You might also see dark spots develop, either from healing acne lesions or from sun exposure. Incorporating a dark spot remover into your routine can help to lighten the appearance of existing dark spots and prevent new ones from forming.

Moisturize and nourish.

Our skin produces less sebum as we age, which means that you might notice your skin becoming rather dry in your thirties. That’s why we made the Nourish moisturizer the crucial final step in our Lancer Method 3-step skincare routine. You should be applying a moisturizer every time you rinse or wash your face to promote a healthy balance of natural oils, which will help prevent your skin from becoming so dry.

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Apply an eye cream.

Speaking of moisturizers, in your thirties you might want to start applying a dedicated eye cream if you haven’t already. While some moisturizers are safe to dab around the eye area, they aren’t really developed specially to treat the delicate skin around the eyes. Using a dedicated eye cream ensures that the skin around your eyes gets the nourishment that it needs, and also that any active ingredients in the cream won’t irritate your delicate skin.

Wear sunscreen always.

You should be applying quality sunscreen every single day as the last step in your morning skincare routine, no matter the season or forecast. You should apply sunscreen to all exposed skin, not just your face but also your ears, neck, and chest. You might even want to apply it to your hands if you are worried about getting age spots there.

Ready to get started on building the best skincare routine for your thirties? Grab a Lancer Method set today to start your new routine on a solid foundation. All of our products ship for free within the U.S. and come with a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can buy with confidence.

How to Improve Skin Elasticity

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Loss of skin elasticity is part of the aging process, but it can also be increased by certain environmental and lifestyle factors. On the flipside, having a high-quality skincare routine and protecting your skin from certain stressors can help to improve skin elasticity and slow down its loss. Read on to learn more about what skin elasticity is, why it matters, and how to improve skin elasticity.

What is skin elasticity and why does it matter?

Skin elasticity refers to your skin’s ability to “bounce back” after it is touched or you make a facial expression. Skin elasticity is what makes our skin look plump, tight, and youthful, and it helps to prevent dynamic wrinkles from becoming permanent. Collagen and elastin are the two main compounds that help create skin elasticity.

Unfortunately, we lose collagen and elastin starting in our twenties, with the loss being greatly accelerated after menopause. This loss of elasticity is also accelerated by environmental factors, including exposure to UV rays, smoking, pollution, and an unhealthy diet. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to improve your skin elasticity.

How to Improve Skin Elasticity

Drink enough water.

If you’re dehydrated, then your skin won’t bounce back as quickly even if you are doing everything else on this list. Therefore, staying hydrated is extremely important. Most people need approximately three to four quarts of water a day, depending on individual needs and how much they sweat. Try to limit consumption of beverages that can have a dehydrating effect, such as caffeine and alcohol.

Wear sunscreen.

Wearing sunscreen every single day is one of the most effective things that you can do to improve skin elasticity. You should be applying a high quality sunscreen of at least SPF to all exposed skin — not just your face but also your ears, neck, and chest. Do this every single day, even if you are just sitting inside, since UV rays can penetrate windows.


Use a retinol.

Retinol and retinoid skin tightening creams help to encourage skin cell production and boost collagen and elastin layers in your skin, making them a powerful anti-aging skincare product. Retinols are best applied at night since they can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. You should also be extra diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day when using a retinoid.

Pick a peptide product.

While peptides haven’t been studied as extensively as retinols, there is some evidence that they can help to improve skin elasticity. That’s because peptides contain the building blocks of proteins, which encourages the skin to build collagen. Try our Lancer Skincare Triple Peptide drops if you’d like to incorporate them into your skincare routine!

Incorporate a hydrating serum.

Hydrating serums that are rich in ingredients like hyaluronic acid attract water to your skin, which helps it to appear plump. Hyaluronic acid serums hydrate your skin from the outside in, while drinking water hydrates it from the inside out, resulting in a powerful combination that supports skin elasticity. If you’re wondering “Why is my skin so dry even when I moisturize,” not using a hydrating serum could be the answer!


Exfoliate your skin.

Exfoliating serums and masks help to remove dead skin cells and encourage the production of new ones, promoting a more youthful complexion and improving skin elasticity. In fact, we think that skin exfoliation is so essential, we made it the first part of our Lancer Method 3-step skincare routine! You can also try our award-winning Caviar Lime Acid Peel if you’d like a more powerful exfoliation experience.

Get enough sleep.

Your skin repairs itself while you sleep, which is why getting good sleep is absolutely essential to improving skin elasticity. You should be getting at least seven to nine hours of deep sleep per night whenever possible. Observing good sleep habits, such as avoiding screens the two hours before bedtime, will contribute to you getting better sleep.

Consider an in-office treatment.

If your at-home treatments and lifestyle changes aren’t getting you the results you want, consider booking a professional treatment at a dermatology office like Dr. Harold Lancer’s. Treatment options include chemical peels, laser treatments, and dermabrasion; your dermatologist will work with you to create a treatment plan that will address your skin elasticity concerns.

Shop Our Skincare For Fine Lines & Wrinkles

At Lancer Skincare, we have formulated numerous products to help maintain and improve skin elasticity, from nourishing moisturizers to hydrating serums to smoothing exfoliators. All of our products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee so that you can shop for skincare online with confidence, and many are available in mini-size skincare travel kits that are perfect for sampling. Our products also ship for free within the continental United States, no order minimum required. Order Lancer Skincare to start improving your skin elasticity today!

8 Essential Fall Skincare Tips

Fall is in the air, which means that it’s officially time to start transitioning from our summer to winter skincare routines. If you’re not sure what your fall skincare routine should look like during this transitional season, we’ve put together a guide to help you figure that out. Here are eight essential fall skincare tips to help you figure out your best skincare routine as you drink pumpkin spice lattes:

Choose a soothing cleanser.

Cleansing can be one of the most stripping and drying steps of a 3-step skincare routine. While this can help to control oil in the summer, it’s often too harsh for your skin once the weather starts to cool down. As we enter fall, switch to a more soothing cream or milk cleanser that won’t be as harsh on your skin.

Add in a hydrating serum.

Depending on your skin type, using a quality moisturizer like our Ultra Hydrating Serum may not be necessary during the summer months. However, as we move into fall, you might want to consider adding one into your daytime and/or nighttime routine. These serums help to attract water into your skin to keep it feeling plump, hydrated, and youthful.

Reassess your exfoliation routine.

Most people increase the frequency of their exfoliation in the summer to get rid of dead skin cells and control oil. But once the weather starts getting cold, you might want to reduce the frequency of exfoliation in order to prevent drying out your face. Exfoliation is a necessary part of any skincare routine, but it’s also quite potent; you want to hit the sweet spot of doing it often enough to get a smooth complexion, but not so frequent that you strip your skin barrier.

Switch to a thicker moisturizer.

If you’ve been using lightweight lotion for summer, fall is the time to think about switching to a thicker anti-aging cream for winter. Moisturizers help to seal in your skincare products and maintain a healthy oil balance so that your skin doesn’t become too dry or too greasy. When used in conjunction with a hydrated serum, a thicker moisturizer can stop dry skin before it even has a chance to get started.

Use an eye cream.

While dedicated eye care products and creams aren’t a required part of our 3-step skincare routine, we highly recommend them for anyone struggling with dry or crepey under-eye skin. The skin around your eyes is very delicate and often becomes dry and dehydrated before the rest of your face. Eye creams are also specifically formulated so that powerful ingredients like retinol and vitamin C can be applied to the eye area without issue.

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Experiment with facial oil.

If even a thick cream isn’t cutting it for your dry skin, then you might want to experiment with a facial oil as we get further into fall. Facial oils like our Omega Hydrating Oil form an occlusive barrier on the surface of your skin, which helps to stop moisture loss. This can be applied as a layer over your moisturizer, or you can mix a couple drops into your moisturizer before applying it.

Keep using SPF.

During fall, the days get shorter, you spend less time outside, and the sun doesn’t seem as bright. So this means that you don’t have to wear sunscreen anymore, right? Wrong! You should still wear sunscreen every day to protect your face from UV rays that get through windows. Wearing sunscreen every day is one of the most effective things that you can do to prevent signs of premature aging such as wrinkles and dark spots.

Don’t forget about your lips.

While lip care is often considered an add-on, it should be an essential part of your fall skincare routine as the weather gets colder. Lips are exposed to the elements as well as foods and beverages, which means they often get chapped quickly. Apply a lip balm not just at night when you sleep, but throughout the day to help form a protective barrier on your lips.

Shop All Of Our Skincare Products

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Ready to upgrade your skincare routine for fall? Grab one of the Lancer skincare travel kits to sample some new products or prepare holiday travel, or get one of our full-size sets if you need to replenish your routine. All our products come with free shipping in the contiguous United States as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee, so that you can shop for skincare online with confidence. Order today to start seeing and feeling a difference in your skin!

Everything You Need to Know About Our 3-Step Skincare Routine

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At Lancer Skincare, we model our regimen on a 3-step skincare routine, but we take a slightly different approach from other brands and beauty gurus. To clarify things, we created this guide that explains what the 3-step Lancer Method is and how to figure out which skin type regimen will fit your needs best.

The 3-Step Lancer Method

No matter what skin type you have, each Lancer Method skincare set follows the same three steps: polish, cleanse and nourish. Here’s what you need to know about each of these three steps and why they are essential:

  • Polish: The polish step involves exfoliating your skin. We recommend doing this after removing your makeup but before cleansing your skin for optimal results. Our facial scrubs combine physical and chemical exfoliation ingredients to immediately smooth your complexion out. Quartz crystals, pumpkin and pomegranate enzymes and salicylic acid are just some of the powerhouse ingredients that our scrubs include.
  • Cleanse: The cleanse step involves washing your face. Our cleansers are designed to leave your face feeling fresh and clean, not dry and stripped. Some of the ingredients we use to accomplish this are lilac stem cell compound, rice protein, amino acids and oat extract.
  • Nourish: The nourish step involves moisturizing your face with a lotion or cream. We formulated each of our Nourish moisturizers with a specific skin type in mind. We also incorporated hydrating and soothing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, avocado and olive fruit oils, peptides and oat and chamomile extracts.

You can also add to our 3-step skincare with optional (yet very beneficial) products such as makeup remover wipes, serums, masks, peels and eye creams. These products supercharge your skincare routine and deliver even more effective results than the 3-step routine alone. We offer various skincare lines that target the following skincare concerns: fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and uneven tone, redness and irritation, loss of firmness and acne and pore size.

Be sure to browse the Lancer Skincare online store to see everything that we offer and curate your best skincare routine possible. Don’t forget to grab a sunscreen that you can apply every morning as well!

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The 3 Skin Type Sets

We offer three different Lancer Method sets tailored to three different skin types: oily-congested, sensitive-dehydrated and normal-combination. These sets cover the majority of skincare types and ensure that almost everyone can find a Lancer Method set that fits their needs. Here’s how to tell which Lancer Method set you need:

  • Oily-congested: If you struggle with oily skin and clogged pores, this set is meant for you. Many people who struggle with acne do well with this set, but you will also find these products effective if you are mostly worried about controlling oil rather than treating blemishes. Many people also enjoy using this set in the summer when their skin creates more sweat and oil.
  • Sensitive-dehydrated: On the other hand, you’ll want this set if your skin is prone to dryness, dullness, sensitivity and irritation. We designed these skincare products with soothing ingredients that will help to relieve redness and itchiness while ensuring that your skin gets the moisture and hydration that it needs.
  • Normal-combination: If neither of the above skin types sounds like you, then you probably have normal or combination skin. Your skin is neither too oily nor too dry (though you may have some areas that are slightly more oily than others; hence, “combination” skin). This skincare set is designed to help your skin maintain its natural balance without drying it out or smoothing it in thicker formulations.

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If you’re still not sure which Lancer Method regimen is right for you, then consider trying one of our skincare travel kits. These kits are the perfect way to sample our products without committing to the full-size products. We also offer travel-size kits for many of our other products, so you can try them all out at once.

We also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all Lancer Skincare products, whether they are travel size, full size or value size. If the products don’t work for your skin for whatever reason, simply contact us during that 30-day window to initiate a return or exchange. Get your next 3-step skincare routine from Lancer to start seeing a difference in your skin.

Benefits of a Nighttime Skincare Routine

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If you don’t currently have a nighttime skincare routine, you’re really missing out. Nighttime skincare routines don’t just cleanse your face after a long day — they’re the perfect opportunity to use powerful skincare products. In this guide, we discuss the benefits of a nighttime skincare routine and explain what 3-step skincare routine you should be following at night.

Benefits of a Nighttime Skincare Routine

First of all, a nighttime skincare routine ensures that your face is clean and fresh for a full night of sleep. A double cleanse will remove makeup, sunscreen and other cosmetic products that can block your pores or transfer to your pillow while you sleep. It will also remove dirt, sweat, pollutants, debris and other potential irritants that can dull your complexion or cause blemishes.

Nighttime is also the best time of day to use certain powerhouse actives like exfoliants and retinol. These ingredients can make your face more sensitive to the sun, which is why it’s a good idea to use them at night, before you go to bed. That way you can let these products get to work while you sleep in a cool, dark room, so you don’t have to worry about sun exposure. Then you can wash them off in the morning and go about your day with a newly glowing complexion.

Your cells also repair and multiply at night while you sleep, which is another compelling reason to have a nighttime skincare routine. If you want to take advantage of that, then applying skincare products before you go to sleep will help to supercharge your results, support overall skin health and address pigmentation issues such as white sun spots on the skin.

Having a nighttime skincare routine is also key for keeping your face hydrated and moisturized. Your oil levels peak at midday and drop off during the night while you sleep. If you don’t have a nighttime skincare routine or skip applying a moisturizer before you go to bed, then you will probably wake up to a dry, dull complexion.

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Steps of a Nighttime Skincare Routine

Ready to put together a nighttime skincare routine? Here are the steps you should consider incorporating:

Makeup remover

If you wear cosmetics or waterproof sunscreen, then remove that first with a makeup remover or makeup wipes. This ensures that you have a cleaner canvas to work with and that your other skincare products can get into the skin.


The first step of the Lancer Method 3-step skincare routine, exfoliating prepares your skin for cleansing and helps smooth out your complexion. We recommend using our exfoliating scrubs after removing your makeup but before cleansing your face for optimal results.


Next, use a cleaner to remove any remaining sweat, dirt and debris from your face. Massage the cleanser all over your damp face for about 60 seconds, being careful to keep your eyes closed so that you don’t get any product in them. Rinse your face off with lukewarm water and careful pat dry.


Masks are optional, but they can elevate your skin routine. Most of our masks are designed to be applied after cleansing your face, and then washed off after 10-15 minutes. Choose a mask based on whatever you feel your skin needs that day, whether it is hydrating or brightening.

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Serums are the most powerful and effective products in any skincare routine. While we don’t include them as part of the base 3-step Lancer Method skincare routine, we highly recommend adding one to your nighttime routine to get the benefit we talked about in the previous section. Grab one of our night treatments for the face to start seeing a difference in your skin!


A moisturizer is the last step of a 3-step skincare routine, and they are essential for slowing moisture while you sleep. We recommend choosing a thicker moisturizer than you wear during the daytime since oil production slows down at night.

Eye cream

Eye creams are also optional, but they really do benefit the delicate skin around your eye area. Look for a thick, hydrating eye cream that will provide the moisture that you need to soothe eye bags and creases while you sleep.

If you’re ready to start realizing the benefits of a nighttime skincare routine, grab one of the Lancer Method skincare travel kits! These kits provide a convenient way to try out a curated nighttime skincare routine. We also offer value kits of the full-size products if you’re ready to commit.

What Is a Chemical Face Peel?

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You’ve no doubt heard of a chemical face peel before — but do you know what a face peel does? Chemical face peels are available as both at-home and in-office treatments, and they can help to address a variety of skincare concerns. To help you decide whether a chemical peel might work for you or not, we’ll explain what a chemical face peel is and what treatments are available in this quick guide.

What is a chemical face peel?

A chemical face peel treatment is used to remove the top layers of skin by using chemicals to dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells. The most common chemicals used in this treatment belong to the family of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA); popular examples include glycolic acid and lactic acid. Chemical peels at dermatology offices are offered in different strengths. The three levels of professional chemical peels are:

  • Light chemical peel
  • Medium chemical peel
  • Deep chemical peel

The stronger the peel, the more skin it removes (and the longer the recovery period will be). However, lighter peels often take multiple treatments to achieve the desired results, and have to be repeated more frequently. Light chemical peels can be done as frequently as once a month, while medium peels can be done every four to six months depending on your skin. Deep peels should only be done once every two to three years, at most, due to their intensity.

At-home chemical peels can be done more frequently, however. While their results may be more superficial than in-office treatments, they can be repeated more frequently. For instance, our Caviar Lime Acid Face Peel, which features 10% glycolic acid, can be used one to two times a week as tolerated. At-home chemical peels like this one are great for removing dry skin patches, evening out skin tone, brightening your complexion, and clearing out clogged pores.

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What skin conditions can a chemical face peel treat?

Chemical face peels can treat a variety of skin problems, depending on the ingredients used and their concentration. Your dermatologist may recommend a chemical peel for the following skin conditions:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Superficial scarring
  • Skin discoloration such as age spots and melasma
  • Certain types of acne
  • Clogged pores
  • Uneven skin tone and texture

Chemical peels typically cannot address severe wrinkles or pigmentation issues or sagging skin. A dermatologist like Dr. Harold Lancer will be able to talk to you about alternative treatments that may be better suited to your concerns.

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Recovery from a Chemical Peel

With at-home treatments like our Caviar Lime Acid Face peel, there is little to no downtime. Depending on how sensitive your skin is, you might want to avoid using other powerful, drying ingredients in the same routine, such as retinols. You should also wear sunscreen every single day since chemical peels make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Recovery time is usually 1-7 days for a superficial peel, 7-14 days for a medium peel, and 14-21 days for a deep peel. After an in-office peel, your skin will be red, dry, irritated, and possibly swollen. You can use ice packs and over-the-counter pain-relieving medications to manage any pain and swelling. Treated skin might blister, form a crust, or change in color as the healing process moves forward. You will need to avoid sun exposure for weeks or even months while you wait for your skin to heal.

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Choosing Between At-Home and Professional Chemical Peels

In-office chemical peels will deliver a more powerful treatment, but they are also more expensive and require a longer recovery time period than at-home chemical peels. If you are looking to get started with chemical peels, an at-home treatment can be a more affordable and accessible introduction to the world of chemical exfoliation. If your face tolerates the AHAs well and you want to upgrade to a more powerful treatment, then you can seek out a dermatology office like Dr. Harold Lancer’s for a professional chemical peel.

For more information about exfoliating your skin at home, be sure to check out our other skincare guides. We’ve explored in depth how often to exfoliate your skin, what a chemical peel does to your face, and how to exfoliate your skin six different ways. We’ve also delved into other skincare topics, from how often to wear sunscreen to how to remove the makeup the right way, to help you build the best skincare routine possible.

Ready to try our at-home face peels for yourself? Order our Caviar Lime Acid Face Peel today and get free shipping on your U.S. order, no order minimum needed! All of our products also come with a 30-day money-back guarantee so that you can shop with confidence and see how Lancer Skincare products work for yourself.

Best Skincare Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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Everyone of any age or gender can benefit from skincare, which makes it one of the best things to put on your shopping list. Here are our top suggestions for skincare gifts to give away, plus tips for picking out the perfect skincare gifts for anyone:

Skincare Gifts for Moms

Whether it’s Mother’s Day or her birthday, skincare is the perfect gift for your mom. No matter your mom’s age, an anti-aging skincare routine is always a great choice to help prevent and treat signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. If your mom already has her daily skincare routine figured out, consider an add-on such as a weekly face peel or a hydrating mask that she can use as needed. She might also appreciate a skincare tool such as an at-home microdermabrasion pen that will help her maintain her results in between trips to the dermatologist or aesthetician.

Skincare Gifts for Older Women

If you have a grandmother or older aunt on your shopping list, skincare for wrinkles is always a good idea. If you have the budget for it, powerful treatments such as our LegacyTM line will help them to see faster results at home, thanks to cutting edge ingredients. You can also find more affordable options like our advanced line of skincare treatments, such as our Triple Peptides Drops and Active Rejuvenation Serum. 

If your older loved one is new to skincare, offer to come over for a girl’s night to demonstrate the products for her while spending quality time together. And if she loves to travel in her golden years, give her a skincare travel kit that will fit in her carry-on to make flying easier.

Skincare Gifts for Younger Women

Gone are the days when nobody worried about their skincare routine until they hit middle age: Younger generations are the driving force behind the expansion of the skincare industry. If you are shopping for younger women, such as your daughter or niece, consider getting her skincare products from a nicer brand than she would normally buy so she can pamper herself a little. You should also consider giving her an anti-aging sunscreen as a present, since wearing sunscreen every day is one of the most effective things that you can do to prevent signs of premature aging.

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Skincare Gifts for Men

Who says that women should get all the benefits of skincare? While skincare is undoubtedly more popular among women, the truth is that men can benefit from it just as much as women. A simple 3-step skincare routine will help men to cleanse and nourish their skin while sunscreen will protect it from the elements. Men who shave regularly don’t need to exfoliate as much — the razor manually removes dead skin cells — but they do need to cleanse and moisturize every day just like anyone else.

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Tips for Buying the Best Skincare Gifts

No matter who you’re shopping for, there is some advice to keep in mind when buying skincare gifts for other people. Here are our top tips for shopping for skincare gifts for other people:

  • Get to know their skincare preferences before deciding what to buy them. For instance, some people love heavily perfumed products, while others only use fragrance-free products. By prioritizing their preferences, you’re sure to pick skincare products they will love.
  • Fill in the gaps in their skincare routine by avoiding duplicate products. If they already own an exfoliator, then get them a face mask or a hydrating serum instead. This will ensure that your gifts get used right away rather than sitting in their medicine cabinet until they finish up their current products.
  • Order from their favorite brands when in doubt of what to buy. Odds are that if they loved one product from a brand, they will love their other items as well. You can always get skincare travel kits or smaller sample sizes if you don’t want to commit to full-size products.
  • Buy from reputable stores with good exchange policies so they can swap out the products if necessary. For instance, Lancer Skincare offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on all products so that you can shop with confidence for both yourself and your gift recipients.

Ready to order your skincare gifts from Lancer Skincare? All of our products come with free, fast shipping to ensure that your recipients get your gift on time — no order minimum needed. Order your skincare gifts today!

Tips for Perfecting Your Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

Tips for Perfecting Your Anti-Aging Skincare Routine
It’s never too late or too early to put together the best skincare routine for anti-aging. In fact, the earlier you start thinking about anti-aging, the more effective your skincare routine will be. To help you put together the perfect skincare regimen for your needs, we’ve rounded up seven essential ingredients that any anti-aging skincare routine should include. Then we’ll cover 10 steps (both necessary and optional) that you should consider when putting together an anti-aging skincare routine.

What are the key ingredients for an anti-aging skincare routine?

Certain ingredients form the building blocks of an anti-aging skincare routine, no matter what specific products that you use. Prioritizing evidence-backed ingredients instead of vague marketing claims will also ensure that the products you have chosen will actually deliver the anti-aging benefits they have promised. Here are the ingredients that you should prioritize if you are looking to prevent or treats signs of premature aging:

  • Retinol: Retinol and retinoids are vitamin A derivatives that increase your skin cell turnover, which encourages cell regeneration and helps to prevent or reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help to treat adult acne by unclogging pores and getting rid of dead skin cells.
  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to protect your skin from free radical damage that can exacerbate the signs of aging. 
  • Ceramides: Ceramides work to maintain and repair the skin’s natural barrier, locking in moisture and helping to prevent water loss that can dry out your skin. This is important because sebum production slows down as we age, so it’s important to keep skin hydrated.

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  • Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that attracts water, helping to keep the skin hydrated and plump looking. This also helps to counteract the lower production of sebum that we mentioned above.
  • Collagen: Collagen is a protein that helps to improve skin elasticity and fill in visible wrinkles. Some people like to take collagen supplements, and you can find it as an ingredient in topical skincare products as well.
  • Peptides: Peptides are amino acids that form the building blocks of important skin proteins like collagen and elastin. Having peptides in your skincare products can help to promote healthy, smooth skin.
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): AHAs form a family of chemical exfoliators that help to dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells, allowing them to be washed away and exposing smooth, glowing skin. Dry skin worsens the appearances of wrinkles and fine lines, so regularly exfoliating with AHAs makes them less apparent.

To avoid overwhelming your skin, look for products that contain multiple ingredients at once. For instance, you can find single skin-tightening creams that contain ceramides, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and peptides for a powerful moisturizer, instead of looking for four separate products that contain each ingredient on their own.

Be sure to pay attention to the ingredient concentrations as well. Some products only put a tiny percentage of an active ingredient in the formulation so they can market it as being “made with vitamin C” and so on. Pay close attention to the labels to see how much of an ingredient a product contains; the higher the percentage, the closer it will be listed to the top of the label. Some brands are also very transparent about the concentrations that their products contain; i.e., 10% glycolic acid.

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What are the steps in an anti-aging skincare routine?

Now that you know what ingredients to look for, it’s time to discuss what products to include in your anti-aging skincare routine. Here are both the required and optional steps to help you put together the ultimate routine:

Makeup remover

Removing your makeup and sunscreen at the end of the day is an important first step in your nighttime routine. Leaving makeup residue on your face can cause dryness, clog pores, and increase the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Removing makeup and sunscreen completely also ensures that your other skincare products are applied directly to your skin, improving their penetration and making your overall skincare routine more effective.

If you wear a lot of makeup and/or a water-resistant sunscreen, look for a cleansing balm or oil cleanser that can remove heavy-duty products. If you wear a non-water-resistant sunscreen, then a micellar water might suffice for your makeup removal needs. Makeup removing wipes are also a great option especially if you’re short on time or are traveling! 

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In the morning, you can either rinse your face with clean water if it’s very sensitive and dry or wash it with a cleanser to remove any residue that accumulated overnight. At night, you should alway follow your makeup remover with a quality facial cleanser to wash away any last traces of dirt and debris and ensure that you start your routine with a fresh, clean face.

If you have already noticed that your skin is producing less oil as you age, then we recommend switching to a gentle cream or milk cleanser that won’t strip the skin. Foaming and gel cleansers are great for oil control, but they are often too harsh for aging skin, so you might find that they leave your face feeling dry and tight. After cleansing, your face shouldn’t feel like it still has a residue on it, but it also shouldn’t feel dried out either.

Also be careful to wash your face with lukewarm or cold water, not hot water. Hot water will further dry out the skin and exacerbate signs of aging, so try to keep the temperature down when you can.

Face mask

Anti-aging face masks are an optional part of your routine, but they can be a nice addition to your routine. Some people like to do them every day, while others save them for a longer skincare routine on the weekend. Face masks can do many different things for your skin depending on the ingredients; choose from hydrating, brightening, exfoliating, or soothing depending on your needs.

Face masks also come in several different formulations, including sheet masks that you stick to your face and creams that you smear on your skin, allow to dry out, and then rinse off. Choose whichever style of masks suits your preferences, or switch between them to add some variety to your skincare routine.

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Serums are the powerhouses of the skincare routine, offering strong active ingredients that can make a serious difference in the appearance of your skin when applied consistently over time. For an anti-aging skincare routine, we recommend choosing a vitamin C serum in the morning to protect against free radical damage from UV rays and dirt. At night, we suggest choosing a retinol serum to encourage skin cell turnover and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

There are plenty of other types of serums to choose from as well, but we recommend being selective of what serums you include in your routine to avoid overdoing it on active ingredients. Look for single serums that incorporate multiple ingredients for an effective and well-balanced approach to skincare.


Exfoliators come in many different forms — including cleansers, face masks, serums, and scrubs — so you can choose the ones that work best for you. Exfoliators contribute to an anti-aging skincare routine because they remove dead skin cells and dry patches that can worsen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Most people need to exfoliate between one to three times a week depending on their skin’s individual needs and how powerful the exfoliating product is.

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Moisturizers are a key part of any anti-aging skincare routine because they help to counteract the slowdown in oil production that occurs as we age. Look for skin-tightening creams that contain beneficial ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, peptides, and marula oil. Many people prefer to use a lighter cream during the day so that it won’t pill underneath their makeup, and then switch to a heavier cream at night to help prevent water loss from the skin while they sleep.

Eye cream

Eye creams aren’t a strictly necessary part of an anti-aging skincare routine — you can just apply your regular moisturizer around your eyes if you want. However, they are a great addition if you are starting to notice fine lines forming around your eyes. The skin around your eyes is extremely thin and delicate, which is why it’s one of the first parts of your face to show signs of aging. Eye creams that contain powerful ingredients such as retinol are also specifically formulated so that they won’t irritate your eyes, which is a big plus.


If you only do one step of your anti-aging skincare routine, then it should be applying sunscreen in the morning. That’s because exposure to UV rays is the no. 1 contributing factor to visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, not to mention it increases your risk of skin cancer. Choose a sunscreen that offers protection of at least SPF 30, and higher if you’d like, and apply the recommended amount to all of your exposed skin, including your neck and ears.

Sunscreen should be worn every day, even when you are sitting indoors; windows don’t do a very good job of blocking UV rays. If you are outside, sweating, or getting in the water, then it should be reapplied every two hours. Also try to limit your sun exposure, especially when the sun is at its peak between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seek shade whenever you can, and try to cover your exposed skin with hats, sunglasses, and clothing that offers UPF protection.

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Facial oil

Facial oil is another optional step in your skincare routine, but it can be a beneficial addition if you have very dry skin, especially in the winter. Facial oils can be applied over your moisturizer or mixed into the cream before applying it, as you prefer. We suggest only applying facial oil at night because it can compromise the formulation of sunscreens and makeup, causing them to break down prematurely.

Ready to get started with your anti-aging skincare routine? Check out the skincare for wrinkles available from Lancer Skincare, including cleansers, creams, and more. All of our products receive free, fast shipping in the United States — no order minimum needed — and come with a 30-day money-backed guarantee so that you can shop with confidence.

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