AT A GLANCE
WHAT IT ISThe way you apply skincare products affects the results you get.
WHAT IT DOESIn general, you need to apply skincare from thin products first to thicker ones. Things that have lower viscosity have smaller molecules better at penetrating deeper. Heavier items should go on top of that to seal in the ingredients so they can work their best on your skin.
HOLY GRAIL PRODUCTSHydrating Cleanser, Soothing Mist, C Shield Smart Serum, Luster Eye Creme, Frioz Icy Globes, Protec Plus SPF 30, Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil
You probably have amazing skincare in your cabinet that targets and treats your concerns. But, did you know that your skincare routine order can significantly affect results? We've all found ourselves asking "What order should I apply skincare?" We've all been there!
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?
Step 1 - Cleanser: Any skincare regimen should start with cleansing. Dirt, oil, and other pollutants that might block pores and cause breakouts are eliminated during cleansing. To maintain the skin's natural balance and prevent irritation, use a moderate, non-drying cleanser that is suitable for your skin type. By removing any traces of makeup or other debris, cleansing also helps the skin get ready for the remainder of your skincare regimen.
Step 2 - Toner: After cleansing your face, the next step to the order of skincare is applying a product of thinnest viscosity (texture). Toning is essential for maintaining the skin's pH balance and acting as a barrier against external contaminants. Additionally, toners aid in removing any cleanser or makeup that may have been missed while cleansing.
Step 3 - Serum: Next, apply your favorite serum and let it sit for 15-20 seconds. We recommend using a serum that targets your concerns. Serums are extremely potent formulations with active compounds that target particular skin issues like fine lines, dark spots, or dullness. The active compounds can reach deeper layers of the skin, where they are most useful.
Step 4 - Eye Care: Eye creams are created especially for the sensitive skin around the eyes, which is frequently the first to age. Creams for the eyes can help to lessen fine wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. Any skincare regimen must include moisturizing around the eye since it keeps the skin soft and supple. You can follow this with a gentle ice globe massage.
Frioz Ice Globes - Ice globes are a type of skincare tool that are intended to help reduce puffiness, dark circles, and fine wrinkles around the eyes. They are also known as facial rollers. The gentle massage provided by the ice globes' rolling motion can help to brighten and revitalize tired eyes by improving circulation and reducing inflammation.
Step 5 - Moisturizer: Moisturizers support hydration, softness, and suppleness of the skin. As dehydrated skin can become dry, dull, and more prone to fine lines and wrinkles, hydration is essential for keeping healthy skin. This contributes to the skin's continual hydration and nourishment, which can enhance the skin's general look and feel.
Step 6 - Hydrating Oil/Sun Protection: 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!
In summary, using the correct order of skincare is critical to maximize their efficacy and creating healthy, radiant skin. After cleansing, proceed with toning, exfoliating, applying essence, serum, eye cream, moisturizing, applying sunscreen, and applying face oil. Since every person's skin is different, pick a routine that works for you and stay with it! Always remember, THIN to THICK.