It is important to know which products work together, how they benefit your skin, and the order in which to use them when selecting the best skincare routine for you. This knowledge will ensure you get the most from your products and achieve the results you desire.
Discover a skincare routine for your skin type!
Keep in mind that if you have multiple skincare concerns, you may need to add more than one treatment or targeted treatment product. You may be able to just add one targeted treatment product to your routine, or you might need to alternate its use with the other products.
The basics of a good skincare routine
Step 1 - Cleanser
A gentle, skin balancing cleanser is important for removing makeup, debris and congestion.
In the evenings, you might opt for a double-cleanse especially if you wear stubborn makeup.
Step 2 - Exfoliant
Gently remove built-up dead skin cells, reveal new skin and brighten your complexion.
Eliminating skin cell build-up enables pores to remain clear and decongested.
Step 3 – Acid Toner/Tonic
Smooth and soften skin whilst promoting collagen production. Clear the pathway for deeper and more effective product penetration and replenish the skin’s surface.
In some cases acid toners are more effective when used without any additional product applied afterwards in order to work ‘undiluted’.
Step 4 – Eye Treatment
Combat dark circles, shadows, puffiness, hooded lids and fine lines.
An essential step prior to any heavier products targeted to the delicate eye area.
Step 5 – Serum (water-soluble)
Applied morning and evening, serums filled with antioxidants and other anti-ageing ingredients help to protect your skin from environmental damage and pollution.
The smaller molecular size of water-soluble serums typically requires application prior to a heavy cream or oil based solution.
Step 6 - Moisturiser
Protect your skin by using a moisturiser with SPF in the morning and applying a nourishing moisturiser specific to your individual skin concerns in the evening.
The SPF factor in your daytime moisturiser will protect your skin from harmful and ageing UV rays whilst the uniquely formulated night time moisturisers will repair, nourish and help to slow down the ageing process overnight.
Step 7 – Targeted Treatments
These products may be needed as an extra step to hydrate skin, absorb excess oil, calm skin, or treat a special need or occasional skin concern.
Treatment products may include oil-based serums which require layering on top of any moisturisers used, face masks as well as nourishing overnight balms.