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PRO Tips: How Do I Layer Skincare?

Images and information courtesy of Indie Lee

Toners and serums and oils, oh my! Skincare routines can be daunting. What comes first, a serum or an essence? Does squalane oil get applied before moisturizer , or after? Thanks to Indie Lee, we have that answer!


How to Layer Skincare

The more products you use, the more important proper layering becomes. Layering is particularly important when it comes to texture and concentration of your products. A rule of thumb we like to follow is to start with your lightest textures and highest concentrations, like toners, essences and serums.

End with your heavier textures like your moisturizers and oils. This helps with absorption into the skin and efficacy of your products so they can do what they’re intended to do.

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What About Eye Products?

Unsure on your eye products? Your eye product can really go over or under and it tends to be applied based on preference. Our tip: If you’re using an eye serum, layer in the same step as your facial serums, before your moisturizer. If you’re using an eye cream, layer last! Eye creams are usually rich and as a result thicker in texture, so it’s a good idea to end your routine with them.


How Much Should I Use?

It may be tempting to use more product because it may feel like the more you use, the more effective it will be. However, Indie Lee created the guide below to help show how much product is just enough to give you the maximum efficacy without wasting product!

Cleanser: quarter size⁣
Serum: blueberry size⁣
Moisturizer: nickel size⁣
Eye Serum: Pomegranate seed size

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About Camera Ready Cosmetics

Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude.

Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts.

If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.


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