How to Layer Skincare?

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One of the most frequently asked questions are “How to layer skincare” and “what do I include in my daily skincare routine?”.

We are constantly exposed to various videos and blogs on social media with people or celebrities sharing their morning and evening routines. Some of them are quite excessive and use up to seven or more products at both times of the day.

I am a firm believer that to create your own routine, you need to understand and assess your skin’s individual needs. Everyone’s skin is unique in its structure and requirements-–one size, certainly doesn’t fit all when it comes to skincare.

A guide on how to layer skincare like a pro

Personally, I don’t use a dozen or more products morning and night––I keep it simple. In an ocean of skincare products with lofty claims it’s important to know which ingredients and formulations truly work for you and your skin. So here are some recommendations.

Skincare layers 101

1. In the morning wash your face with water (normal and dry skin) or a gentle face wash (oily and combined skin).

2.  When deciding how to layer skincare, serums come first because their texture makes them easy to absorb. Serum with an antioxidant is a great way to start your skin’s day. Vitamin C, vitamin E, and hydroxytyrosol are just a few ingredients that protect your skin from oxidative stress, equalize your complexion, and give you a glowing, fresh look.

3. Depending on your skin type, your next step would be a moisturizer (dry, sensitive, normal) or hydrating cream (normal, oily, combined). Use a product with sunscreen protection or add the sunscreen separately. Sunscreen is an essential part of everyday skincare, not just in summer or when we’re exposed to the sun. UV rays are able to reach your skin even on a cloudy day.

4. In the evening, use a face wash or cleanser again that is suitable for your skin type and the amount of makeup you wear daily. Try a mild exfoliating agent, foaming wash, or others. Do not use harsh exfoliators or peelings more than twice a week.

5. Your evening serum can have a richer texture to truly nurture your skin. Ingredients you can include are retinols, retinoids, or vitamin A forms. They truly are masters of anti-aging and should be included gradually in your routine. Try to add them once every four days, when you see your skin is well adjusted, then increase to every other evening. Personally, I use them once a week or every 4 days. For other evenings you can use a peptide serum. Peptides are building blocks of proteins such as collagen, which naturally degrades over time. These products help smooth fine lines and wrinkles and give a “plumper” look to your skin.

6. Top all this off with a moisturizer, and your routine is complete! If serums are a nuisance or you simply don’t have the time, you can include a moisturizer with retinol or peptides to finish.

All benefits of a skincare routine

I’ve noticed that having a dedicated skincare routine is not solely about caring for your skin––it also gives you an incredible feeling of accomplishment by taking time for self-improvement and having a quiet moment to do something good for yourself.

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Selma Durmo M. Pharm

“As far as I can remember I have always struggled with sensitive skin. The issues culminated in my mid-twenties when I started having rosacea flares and redness. My personal quest for effective, safe solutions took a professional turn, and I was given the opportunity to apply my (Pharma) background in developing a new skin friendly product line. My goal was to create something new, a clinically proven sustainable skincare brand. This science backed probiotic skincare derived technology is a product of years of research and innovation in personal care products. Metabiotics contain naturally produced hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, SMase, lipoteichoic acid, over 40 peptides and enzymes. All assigned with specific tasks for activating the skins native repair mechanisms.” 

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Following the principles of Clean Beauty, we have joined the dedicated stream of safe, non-toxic beauty enthusiasts.

Our products contain carefully selected hypoallergenic ingredients suitable for sensitive and reactive skin.

We’re committed to formulating with natural, organically-derived, and skin-friendly synthetics while excluding popular “good feeling” and potentially harmful compounds to provide the best skincare solutions.

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Our products’ superiority has been proven in a controlled study on 50 volunteers where it was shown that four-week product use leads to a significant increase in skin moisture levels (39%), increased skin elasticity (50%), and a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles (23%).

Other beneficial effects include decrease in skin sensitivity, increase in skin cleanliness, evenness of the skin tone, decrease in acne formation.

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The greatest breakthrough discovery we stumbled upon is that skincare and cosmetics should not be sensational.

Personal care should be comprehensive, accessible, and efficient, just as all solutions that come from nature are.

We are often faced with labels such as anti aging skin care, organic skin care, natural skincare products, which lack the necessary explanation… What do these phrases actually mean?

“Grown tired of all the misleading, incomprehensive, irrelevant information used in the beauty industry we decided to stick to a no-nonsense approach. It is what it is, and skin care is not magic! It requires commitment, patience and understanding your skins’ needs.”


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Today’s trends in skincare require the use of synthetic active ingredients which interact with the skin. Our approach is to distinguish natural alternatives, which mimic the skins native repair mechanism and are more efficient and ecologically sound.

Translating solutions from nature into industrial settings is hardly an easy task, but it’s one we enjoy undertaking.

We have screened 500+ different wild probiotic strains from the nature, to find the most powerful ones.

Special fermentation process was developed to harvest powerful molecules (HA, LTA, SMase, LA and 40 peptides).

Result is the composition of native signal components and molecules that keep the skin balanced, healthy and protected.

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