Layering products facilitates flexibility and allows for each product and step to maximize its purpose and the delivery of its skincare benefits, from cleansing all the way to moisturizing and nourishing. There is also ingredient compatibility. There are ingredients that simply don’t go together in the same formulation. Some ingredients are water-soluble, others are fat soluble. Certain active ingredients may work best in certain types of formulations, while others would not. Applying a multitude of actives can benefit our skin, but trying to pack them all into one single lotion might compromise the long-term stability of the formulation. This is where it makes sense to layer separate products. Most of us to a greater or lesser degree have combination skin with some areas drier or oilier than others, some areas more than others prone to break-outs, age spots, sensitivities and wrinkles, etc. Our faces are puzzles, composed of areas that often have a life of their own. Layering products allows us to give all puzzle pieces the right TLC.
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Our Face Ritual is a 4-step system, crafted so that each step is in harmony with the whole and in tune with your skin. From cleansing and toning to moisturizing, ingredients are carefully selected for synergy and compatibility, with a focus on vital hydration, soothing antioxidants and anti-aging nutrients that deliver visible results without overpowering. Result: Skin that looks and feels supple, smooth and radiant. The richness of the Jamu tradition is reflected in the botanicals we feature, including Turmeric, Ginger, Tamarind and Candlenut, all revered for centuries, now proven effective in promoting healthy skin.
RICE FACIAL CLEANSER
This lightly foaming cleanser is thorough, yet truly respects your skin’s balance with a combination of gentle cleansing agents and time-release oleosomes.
TAMARIND TEA HYDRATING TONER
This alcohol-free, oil-free toner immediately soothes and optimizes hydration deep within the skin, thanks to a synergistic combination of Tamarind Seed Extract and Hyaluronic Acid, plus tea and rice extracts.
CLOVE FLOWER & TURMERIC ANTI-AGING SERUM
Oil-free, yet power-packed with antioxidants, sea algae and plant peptide, this beauty elixir smooths, firms & calms skin and is even safe to use around the eyes.
SWEET BLACK TEA & RICE or SWEET BLACK TEA & GINGER OIL-FREE MOISTURIZER
Choose between a nourishing cream that brightens & firms, and a refreshing gel-crème that smooths & balances.
Why Layer, And Does Product Order Really Matter?
As a general rule of thumb, lighter texture products should be applied before heavier products, humectants (water binding ingredients) before an occlusive (“sealants” like oils, butters, creams, ointments) to allow for maximum results and benefits. This is not to say that skin would reap zero benefits if the order was reversed, but the desired effect would be slower and weaker.
A lot of the guesswork can be taken out of layering and product order by choosing a core skincare system by one brand. We’re talking daily staples like cleanser, toner, moisturizer, etc. Most skincare systems are designed and formulated to ensure ingredient compatibility, overall efficacy and layering safety within the same system. This is not to say that you should never mix & match from different brands. Especially when it comes to items like masks and exfoliators which fall outside of your daily system, it can be a nice way to personalize your program. Respect your skin’s balance and unique needs, read up on ingredients, plus good old trial & error, and you’ll be layering like a pro in no time!
For more details and recommended product order, please read our blog article Why Layer, And Does Product Order Really Matter?