The Skincare Layering Rule
Every skincare product has a different molecular structure. The order in which you apply toners, creams, and serums depends heavily on the thickness, or viscosity, and other properties of each product.
For example, you wouldn't want to use a toner after a moisturiser. The toner will only break down your cream or lotion, and neither product will end up having much of an effect on your complexion.
Skincare products are best applied from thinnest to thickest, with the final layers providing increased barrier function to your skin. Depending on which products you use, application based on the skincare layering rule should generally follow this order:
As you can see, facial oils are the last step of your skincare routine. If you used a facial oil before a water-based product such as a moisturiser, the water-based product wouldn't penetrate your skin as effectively or this is the best order to apply skin care products.
Some of our favourite facial oils for glowing skin: