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The Best Order to Use Skin Care Products

Posted on June 15 2017

One of the biggest hurdles with skin care products is finding the skin care products that work best for your skin type. But finding the right skin care products is merely the first step towards healthy-looking skin. Because once you find the right products for your skin, you need to figure out in what order to apply them to make sure they are most effective. But don’t worry. We’ve done the research for you! There’s a general rule in applying skin care products – layer your products from thin to thick. You’ll notice this trend in our order below:


geneva naturals advanced anti aging cream spf


One of the most important steps in proper skin care is clean skin. But in the morning, your skin doesn’t need much washing. Depending on your skin type, either splash cold water on your face or use a gentle cleanser to wake up and revitalize your skin.


A problem-targeting product that is ideal for issues your skin struggles with the most, such as dry skin, uneven skin tone, or fine lines and wrinkles. Serums are full of ingredients like antioxidants, retinol, hyaluronic acid, and more.  

SPF moisturizer

Not only is moisturizer important for keeping your skin hydrated, but one with SPF is essential to good skin care. Sun damage is one of the leading causes of wrinkles, meaning protecting your skin daily is key to fighting the anti-aging battle.

Eye cream 

The delicate skin under our eyes is often the first to show signs of aging. Consistently using an eye cream helps to slow that aging process.


retinol cream


Yes, you need to cleanse again. You need a cleanser that is strong enough to remove makeup and dirt from the day. Anti-aging treatments, night creams, and other products can’t be nearly as effective if they don’t have a clean surface to start from.

Exfoliate (1-2 times per week)

A huge step in anti-aging! Exfoliation battles built-up dirt and oil, reduces oil production, and removes dead skin cells, helping with cell turnover. All of which keep your skin looking healthy and young.


An important step because it balances the PH level of your skin, which helps your skin be ready to absorb serums and moisturizer. Toner also ensures all dirt, makeup, and oil are wiped away. Just be sure to avoid cleansers with alcohol, as that is harsh on the skin. 

Geneva Naturals Clarifying Face Toner

Acne treatment 

If you need to use an acne treatment, applying it right after cleansing and toning is most effective, as the product is closest to the skin.


Once your toner and acne treatment have dried, apply the serum, preferably the same one you applied in the morning for the best results.

Night cream 

This is different from your daily moisturizer. It is an intense cream that slowly absorbs into the skin during the night, hydrating, fighting fine lines and wrinkles, and promoting general healing.

Eye cream 

Just like the night cream, applying this at night is even more  important, as the ingredients can work while you sleep.  Not too complicated, right? Just remember to layer from thin to thick, and you’ll be sure to get the most out of your skin care products!

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