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How to Layer Product – “What do I put on first?”

How to Layer Product – “What do I put on first?”

Serums FIRST – They deliver active ingredients into the deepest layers of the skin. Plus, they’re easy to customize. Pick serums that treat your concerns: formulas with peptides for wrinkles or salicylic acid for oily skin. Adding an antioxidant is always a good idea. Vitamin C is one in­gre­dient every skin type needs. It brightens, protects against sun damage, and promotes collagen production. We recommend Crystal-C Serum or Retinol w/ C for night by Control Corrective.

Take your Time- If you give each product a minute to dry so it won’t pill. Locking it all down with moisturizer is key to any layering routine because it seals serums on your skin, which can make them more effective. For oily skin try an oil-free moisturizer or gel base, like Control Correctives Hydrate Stabilizer.

For dry skin add an oil. In small doses, oils make skin radiant. Put them on dry areas after creams. As a rule, oils can penetrate moisturizers, but not vice versa.

Protection. Sunscreen is your last step in the morning. If it goes on first, it prevents other ingredients from penetrating. It should be lightweight enough to layer over multiple products.

End your nighttime routine with a retinoid. This is a anti-aging super-ingredient. Put retinol over serums and mixed with moisturizer. This helps retinol to penetrate better with less irritation.

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