What’s the Right Way to Layer Your In Fiore Regimen?
If there’s one question that gets us ‘over-the-moon’ excited, it’s this – in what order should I apply my products? The unexpected beauty of this is how we, too, can sometimes forget the ideal order of things when engrossed nose first into bottles and jars of essences no matter how banal the actual application is.
Be wary: the order in which you apply your skin care can make a huge difference in the potency of your products.
Oils, serums, mists, balms: they can be tricky to navigate to ensure optimal efficacy when applied. Which comes first? Which goes under (or over) makeup? Be wary: the order in which you apply your skin care can make a huge difference in the potency of your products. Sometimes too many options isn’t a good thing as layering a multitude of products can prevent ideal absorption and potentially lead to overly congested skin and unexciting results. As a general rule, you go lightest to heaviest. Here’s your definitive guide on layering with In Fiore:
Step 1 - OIL
Post-cleansing, always begin your regimen with an oil. Face oils boost skin metabolism through improved blood circulation and lymph flow (poor circulation is the root cause of skin issues) and improve moisture absorption while helping added products to work far more efficiently.
Skin Type: All
Products: Calme Face Oil Concentré, Nourrit Face Oil Concentré, Pur Face Oil Concentré, Calendula Solution Botanique, Comfrey Solution Botanique, Fleur Vibrante Solution Botanique
Step 2 - TONER
Aloe juice based tonics (like Vitale) use orange flower distillates, which are profoundly high in skin-balancing minerals. Expect the tonic to act as a carrier or “pre-serum” to deliver the ingredients in your serum deeper into the skin, to lock in oil and to set your foundation for smooth priming.
Skin Type: All
Products: Vitale Toning Floral Essence
Step 3 - SERUM
Serums are targeted treatments and provide a light dose moisture. Ideally - everyone should have an oil and serum that is rotated through their regimen since both differ in function and form:
•The former contains proprietary blends of several essential oils (EO’s can contain over 200 different molecules) that have perfect affinity with our skin’s cutaneous lipids and penetrate down to the core of the epidermis
•The latter has high concentrations of active ingredients that, depending on your skin’s needs, target specific skincare issues and get added nutrients into the deeper layers of your skin that a regular moisturizing oil is unable to reach. Remember – oils moisturize, serums treat.
Skin Type: All
Products: Complexe de Fleur Cellular Renewal Complex, Soleil Fleur Before Sun Treatment, Lucense Illuminating Floral Extract, Vis Clair Firming Eye Complex
Step 4 - CREAM
Lock in moisture with Crème de Fleur. For skin types needing ultra-hydration, mid to light consistency creams seal in serums and give an added layer of moisture as they act as a sealant or skin protectant. Some may opt out of the cream and go straight to the balm or sunscreen.
Skin Type: Normal to oily, normal, seasonal dehydration
Products: Créme de Fleur Complex Rejuvené
Step 5 - BALM
Balms are dense moisturizers, which form an occlusive layer on the skin to help hold moisture in. They also work to protect skin from environmental aggressors such as pollution, UV radiation, and free radicals. Everyone can benefit from added moisture day or night no matter what time of the year, so it’s always a safe bet to keep a balm handy in your beauty cabinet.
Skin Type: Normal to dry, severely dry
Products: Fleur Vibrante Face Balm Concentré, Fleur Vibrante Instant Radiance / Haute Concentré, Veloutée Multipurpose Balm for Lips and Eyes
One word – last. Sunscreen is always the final step in your skin-care routine as it sits on top of your skin, so if it goes on first, it prevents other ingredients from penetrating. Do choose a thinner formulation lightweight enough to layer over multiple products and yield the best protection from the damaging, aging UV rays every day of the year.
Skip what doesn't work for you.
Some may think this is a lot of layers to handle, so we say skip what doesn't work for you. But, if you’re anything like us, we know you’ll be pretty loyal to every step along the way knowing what glorious results await.