How to Layer Skincare

One of the most complex things surrounding skincare is the order in which products should be applied. Finding a skincare routine with products tailored to your concerns is step one, but figuring out how to use them can often feel like an entirely new world.

The general guideline is that lightest skincare products are applied first, followed by heavier products that may take more time to absorb into the skin. However, there’s more to perfecting your layering process than the heaviness of products.

If you don’t layer your products in the correct way, you could risk rendering the products ineffective- or even irritating and compromising the health of your skin. For example- using a retinol after a deep AHA exfoliation isn’t recommended, as these are two strong actives that could overpower your skin barrier.

To ensure you’re receiving the best results possible from your skincare rituals, we at AMRA have comprised a straightforward guide. This breaks down the process so you can embark on a journey of luxury skincare without any hinderance.


Step 1: Cleanse 

Every successful project begins with a blank canvas, and the same can be said for your skincare routine. AMRA recommend cleansing twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening, to ensure ultimate clarity of your skin. Cleansing your skin of any free radicals, makeup, or excess sebum prepares the base to absorb powerful properties actives infused within the products. 

AMRA suggest the Gold Rejuvenating Cleansing Face Wash, to cleanse skin of impurities and protect from free radicals with opulent anti-inflammatory 24kt Gold. Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis for healthy, brighter skin, while a 4-in-1 anti-aging active preserves skins youth, promoting the production of elastin and collagen for firmed and elasticated skin.


Step 2: Tone

Gone are the days where toners would be formulated with strong, abrasive alcohols that irritate and dry the skin. Recently, toners have become a staple in a strong ritual, with properties ranging from soothing and hydrating dry skin to chemical exfoliants used to expertly treat problematic skin.

AMRA Caviar Hydrating Toner is the quintessential addition to any skincare routine. Nourishing qualities of Green Caviar, derived from marine origins, enrich the skin with vitamins and minerals to heal and nourish skin. Working synergistically with hyaluronic acid to maintain ultimate hydration and a probiotic complex to strengthen the skins barrier, this toner optimises the skins hydration levels.


Step 3: Treat

Following cleansing and toning, your skin is primed for the onset of treatment-based products. This is the step in which you apply highly active serums to them be occluded by heavier moisturisers. This way, products such as eye serums or face serums can be locked into the skin by a moisturiser, ensuring the vital benefits of luxury actives can delve deep into the epidermis.

AMRA Rarity Serum is the pinnacle of luxury, active skincare. Combining powerhouse actives of Pearl, Caviar, Gold, Diamond, and Platinum with Stem Cell Orchid, Ruby, Sapphire and Meteorite, this serum is crafted to deliver inimitable results for all skincare concerns. 


Step 4: Moisturise

The final step in the perfect skincare routine is reinstilling nourishment into your skin. Moisturisers lock in not only high levels of hydration, but also all the active technology from prior steps. By providing a barrier for the skin, active ingredients have no option other than to deeply penetrate the epidermis for prodigious results. As well as this, moisturising regularly will help keep the skin barrier strong, further locking in moisture.

We recommend the AMRA Diamond Moisturiser to complete a regal skincare ritual. Opulent Diamond offers optical blurring to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while Vitamin A increases cell production for healthy and glowing skin. An active tailored to the DEJ junction promotes visibly smoothed and plump skin for an overall improved complexion. Don’t just be radiant, be captivating.