You probably have amazing skincare in your cabinet that targets and treats your concerns. But, did you know the order of your skincare can significantly affect results? You may find yourself asking which one goes first? We've all been there! We will cover the importance of layering texture properly and how to layer them.
How does layering skincare affect results?
The general rule of layering your products is to apply them from thin to thick. Products with lower viscosity generally have a smaller molecule size, meaning they penetrate deeper through the skin. The important rule of thumb is that the heaviest product must go last. The reason being is that when you apply products with thicker consistency first, it acts as a barrier to the skin. This makes it difficult for products with thinner consistencies to penetrate through the barrier and harder for your skin to absorb these products.
How should I layer my skincare?
After cleansing your face (Step 1), start by applying a product of thinnest viscosity (texture). This can be a toner, like our Hydrating Rinse (Step 2), which you should allow your skin to absorb for 15-20 seconds. Next, apply your favorite serum like our NMF Hyaluronic Serum (Step 3) and again, let it sit for 15-20 seconds. We recommend using a serum that targets your concerns. Follow with a spot treatment or eye cream like our Luster Eye Creme (Step 4). Lastly, apply a moisturizer like our Lumenez Vitamin Rich Creme (Step 5) to seal in the serums on your skin, making them more effective.
For your AM routine, we highly suggest topping your routine off with a sunscreen like our Protec Plus SPF 30. This will create a protective barrier to prevent your skin from free radical damage and outside pollutants. For your PM routine, you can further enhance your results by applying a few drops of our Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil over your moisturizer. Oils typically penetrate through moisturizers so this can be an optional step to complete your routine!
As mentioned earlier, thicker products like moisturizers should always be your final step. Making the mistake of applying thick before thin will reduce the potency of products with thinner consistencies. You will be surprised to see better results just from applying your products in the correct sequence. Always remember, THIN to THICK.