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Devoted layering advocates, here at ESPA we believe for a skincare routine to be effective and work it’s hardest, each product should be used in a specific order to fully optimise their affect.

In other words, different products should be applied in a specific order to target the different layers of skin.

Using our knowledge and know-how, we want you to get the most out of your products, and have put together a few simple steps to boost your skincare routine and achieve the results you want.

Step 1: Eye Serum

Deeply penetrating skin layers and addressing concerns such as fine lines, dark circles and puffiness, after cleansing and toning with your choice of products, apply Lift & Firm Intensive Eye Serum.

Gently tapping a small amount along the brow and orbital bone with the tip of your ring finger, be careful not to drag the delicate skin.

Step 2: Face Serum or Treatment Oil

Where moisturisers work on the very top layers of skin, serums and face treatment oils work on the very deepest. Depending on your skin needs and your preference, apply 1 – 2 pumps of Tri-Active™ Advance Instant Facial – pressing with fingertips onto the face, neck and décolleté.

However, for face treatment oil, add a few drops of Replenishing Face Treatment Oil to the palm of your hands, gently warm and inhale the aromas before pressing onto the face, neck and décolleté.

Whichever you choose, each will help to deeply nourish, hydrate, even tone, pigmentation and aid skins natural processes for a healthier looking complexion.

Step 3: Eye Moisturiser

Addressing concerns on the top layers of the skin, tap half a grain of rice sized amount of 24 Hour Replenishing Eye Moisturiser along the brow and orbital bone.

Step 4: Moisturiser

A moisturiser is a barrier to lock in moisture and protect skin from environmental aggressors. Once your serum or oil has soaked in, apply Optimal Skin ProMoisturiser to clean fingertips and tap onto your forehead, cheeks, chin, neck and décolleté – finish by smoothing in light upward strokes.

Step 5: Tinted Moisturiser

The perfect finishing touch to your routine, Naturally Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF15 can be used by itself. If, however, your skin feels as though it needs extra hydration you can apply over your moisturiser or combine with your choice of foundation. To do this squeeze onto fingertips and dot onto the forehead, cheeks and chin before blending upwards and outwards.

At Night

As a hydrating treat, after cleansing, exfoliating and applying your face treatment oil, add an overnight treatment mask before bed.

There are many types of mask you can use, however we recommend one that’s hydrating such as Overnight Hydration Therapy, which can left on and acts as a cool drink for the skin.

Alternatively, mix 1 – 2 drops of Tri-Active™ Advanced Night Booster to Overnight Hydration Therapy or your favourite serum or moisturiser, creating a beautifully silky cream for a restful night’s sleep and enviable radiance when you wake.

In essence, knowing how to correctly layer your products will not only leave you with beautiful skin in the short term, but will also provide invaluable long-term results too.

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