Apply Skin Care Products in Order of Viscosity

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For maximum results, apply your skin care products after cleansing in order of viscosity. There is a method to applying from the thinnest to thickest.

  • Toner is has a consistency similar to water and should be applied first.
  • Next, apply your serum, which is similar to a thin gel.
  • Finally, add your thick cream moisturizer.

The reason to do it in this order is because the toner is a liquid and acts as a carrier to deliver the serum deeper into the skin. The moisturizer, being the thickest, is the final layer to provide protection and act as a sealant to hold the other products into the skin.

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  1. Do you have to let each product seep into the skin? Meaning, if I apply moisturizer right after my serum, won’t it just mix altogether?

    Posted By: Erin  | 

    • No, it generally won’t mix together. You’re layering not mixing.

      Posted By: Renée Rouleau  | 


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