How To Layer Your Skin Care Products?

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Do you often find yourself in a dilemma, staring at the pile of your skincare products, wondering which one goes first and which goes next? And does the order matter? Turns out, it does.

While we are sure you are using the safest natural skincare products, if you are applying them in the wrong order, you are probably not getting the desired results because they aren’t able to work effectively. In fact, by not following the correct order of skin care products you might end up harming your skin. Determining the right order of skincare products ensures that you don’t end up using products that may react with each other and harm your skin.

Everyone loves healthy skin but using the right products isn’t enough to achieve it. It’s just as important to determine the correct order of skin care products so that the products can work effectively and deliver the results. Read on to know more about how to layer your skincare products.

What is the proper way to layer skincare?

There are a couple of basic rules you should follow when layering products to ensure they penetrate your skin and work effectively. 

Apply skincare products from lightest to heaviest: When you start your skincare routine, start with the lightest product, such as a toner or a serum, and gradually move to the heaviest such as a moisturizing cream. Always apply a mineral-based sunscreen in day time to protect your skin from damage caused by the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Use water-based before oil-based: Oil and water don’t mix well, and oil can block water from penetrating. That means water-based products must be applied first and then the oil-based products on top.

Skincare products, especially those that you use on your face, can often be full of harmful chemicals and artificial fragrances which can irritate your skin. Look for natural skincare products that are dermatologically-tested, cruelty-free and free from artificial ingredients and harmful chemicals to deeply hydrate your skin and keep it healthy in the long run. 

Let’s break down the order in which you should apply skincare products with a basic skincare regime that you can follow.

How many skin care products can you layer?

Whether you are looking to follow a simple three-step routine or a full-length regimen, the order you apply your products in matters the most. It will help ensure that the products penetrate your skin and do not end up creating any problems for your skin.


Washing your face before applying any product is the first basic step to start your skincare regimen. For ingredients to properly absorb, you need clean skin that’s free of oil, dirt and makeup. Look for natural face wash with Olive oil-based cleansers that are gentle on your skin. An antioxidant-rich ingredient like Vitamin C is vital, as it boosts collagen and helps fight damage caused by free radicals, pollution and UV rays from the sun. The Moms Co.’s Natural Vita Rich Face Wash comes packed with the goodness of these along with other beneficial ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel extracts and Vitamin B3. This face wash gently cleanses and hydrates the skin and improves uneven skin tone. Made without any harmful chemicals such as Sulphates, artificial fragrances, Parabens and more, it is suitable for all skin types.


As a second step, using a good toner not only removes impurities but also balances the skin’s pH level all while giving it a boost of hydration. It is best to use a natural toner that is alcohol-free and gentle. Using Vitamin C toner with other antioxidant-rich ingredients like Green Tea help protect and reverse damage caused to the skin by pollution and harmful sun rays. The Moms Co.’s Natural Daily Face Toner is made from these natural ingredients along with 5‌ ‌plant‌ ‌AHA‌s, Hyaluronic Acid and‌ Aloe Vera that‌ gently soothe and hydrate the skin, remove ‌excess‌ ‌oil‌ ‌and‌ ‌tighten pores.‌


Serums should be applied to a clean and toned face. They are formulated with active ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin to repair and replenish it from within. If you are struggling with skincare concerns like hyperpigmentation and dark spots then look for vitamin c serum for face. It helps the skin hydrate and visibly reduce pigmentation, uneven skin tone and fine lines. Natural Vita Rich Face Serum by The Moms Co. comes packed with Vitamin C, derived from Kakadu Plum which is the world’s richest source of Vitamin C. It has other potent ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Chia Seed Oil that help replenish moisture and improve skin hydration. 

Eye Cream

The skin around our eyes is thinner than the rest of the face and tends to lose moisture easily. This makes it more prone to early signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. An under eye cream works wonders when applied in the right way. Using a lightweight under eye cream with ingredients such as Coffee Oil, Hyaluronic Acid and Chia Seed Oil can help hydrate the skin and reduce dark circles and puffiness. The Moms Co.’s Natural Vita Rich Under Eye Cream is a lightweight formula that is infused with potent ingredients such as Coffee Oil, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B3 that hydrates and moisturizes the skin while reducing dark circles and puffiness.


Moisturizing your skin is a super important step of your skincare regimen. Dry and irritated skin can lead to acne and breakouts. A good moisturizer protects your skin by replenishing moisture, leaving it soft & supple. However, it’s important to use different cream during the day and night. During the day, your skin needs protection from the elements such as the sun’s harmful rays, dust and pollution. Using a day cream that offers protection from UVA rays and pollution can help prevent signs of premature ageing and offer skin antioxidant protection. 

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The Moms Co.’s Natural Age Control Day Cream is a natural day cream that comes with the goodness of Bakuchiol, a natural alternative to Retinol that stimulates collagen production and diminishes signs of ageing. It works perfectly for sensitive skin without causing any redness or skin flakiness. Other natural ingredients like Green Tea, Sea Buckthorn Oil and Hyaluronic Acid help fight free radicals defending skin from any further damage. The day cream also contains Zinc Oxide, which is a naturally occurring mineral that protects your skin from UV damage.

A night cream, on the other hand, helps repair and replenish the skin with ingredients that are rich in antioxidants and can help moisturize it. Choose a natural night cream infused with ingredients such as Bakuchiol, a natural ingredient that helps fight early signs of ageing along with Hyaluronic Acid which replenishes moisture and Natural Vitamin E, a powerful source of antioxidants that prevents premature ageing.

The Moms Co.’s Natural Age Control Night Cream helps replenish moisture, reduce pigmentation and dark spots and prevent premature ageing with potent natural ingredients. At night, your skin undertakes the work of repairing itself and using the right night cream can help protect, repair and replenish your skin. 


If you’re using a day cream or moisturizer that doesn’t offer protection from the sun’s harmful rays then use a mineral-based sunscreen, even if you are indoors. Look for ingredients such as Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide and Carrot Seed Oil that protect against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. 

While the order of application of skincare products is important, it’s just as important to use toxin-free skincare products that are dermatologically-tested. The Moms Co.’s range of skincare products are made with the safest ingredients that are sourced from all over the world. All their products are Australia-certified toxin-free and PETA-certified cruelty-free because your skin deserves nothing but the best.

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