Why Layering Your Skincare Products Like This Will Save You Money

Does order REALLY matter? The answer is yes!

Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini |

When layering your skincare products you are receiving the full benefits of your cosmeceuticals. If you’re like most women, you have an arsenal of face products that you use daily – but experts say even the best beautifiers in the world won’t reach their full potential if you layer them the wrong way.

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Apply from lightest (or thinnest) to heaviest (or thickest) to make sure each ingredient can be absorbed into the skin, and wait two or three minutes between light layers so you don’t dilute them. You could have the most amazing products money can buy, but if you don’t apply them like this, you are wasting your time and well earned moola.

This is the correct order when applying your skincare products:

Step 1: Liquids Like Toner Or Micellar Waters


Try Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water (R560) available at .


Try Avène Cleanance Micellar (R330) available at .

Step 2: Serums, Gels Or Anything Translucent


Try Lancôme Skincare Advanced Genifique Sensitive Antioxidant Serum Double Drop (R1 040) available at .


Try Pond’s Age Miracle Intensive Cell ReGen Serum (R240) available at .

Step 3: Moisturising Lotion


Try Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel Normal to Combination Skin (R595) available at .


Try Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer (R630) available at .

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Step 4: Eye Cream


Try Chanel Blue Serum Eye Revilitizing Concentrate (R1170) available at .


Try Dermalogica Total Eye Care (R780) available at .

Step 5: Sunscreen, Regardless Of Consistency

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Try La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Dry Touch SPF50+ (R245) available .


Try Lamelle Helase 50 (R500) available at .

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