Have you ever typed into Google the words, “Can I use *insert skincare ingredient here* at the same time as *insert skincare ingredient here*.”
Yep, we thought so. We’ve all done it - pondered the mysteries of layering skincare ingredients until our heads spin. Layering can be a tricky concept that boggles the minds of even the most seasoned skincare aficionados.
SAINT JANE is here to take the guesswork out of layering our products. All of our products are packed with potent ingredients designed to complement one another and enhance their effects. Though each of our products contains enough clean actives and rich botanicals to be a full routine on its own, we’re sharing our complete morning and evening layering guide below.
Step 1 - Serum
As a general layering rule of thumb, you should start with the thinnest in product texture and work your way up to the heaviest. For SAINT JANE, we have two beautiful serums to choose from that target specific skin concerns for the first layer of your routine:
HYDRATE + REFINE with Star Flower Niacinamide Serum - This serum contains thousands of sparkling micro pearls, each packed with fresh, nutrient-rich actives for concentrated calming benefits and deep hydration to smooth the look of pores and fine lines. The Star Flower (Borage Oil), Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid infused bubbles bursts on contact with your skin, maximizing potency and results. Think of our micro-pearls as freshness containers, keeping these active ingredients in their strongest state!
BRIGHTEN AND SMOOTH with Vitamin C Glow Drops - Packed with a 20% glycerin-encapsulated Vitamin C blend, this powerful serum is formulated to penetrate the deepest layers of skin for maximum effectiveness. Starting with The C-Drops enables you to up your skin’s glow factor for a radiant complexion. Though Vitamin C is a potent ingredient that can sometimes cause irritation and redness as an unfortunate side effect, our formulation includes skin-soothing botanicals, for a gentle yet effective first step.
DETOXIFY AND BALANCE with Superflower Detox Serum, a nourishing green juice for your skin. Packed with millions of comprehensive micronutrients, it purifies and balances the complexion with gentle florals, antioxidants, and essential vitamins. The lightweight formula is infused with a rich bouquet of our Active Flower™️ Concentrate. Thoughtfully selected to detoxify pores and shield from environmental stressors, each drop delivers daily nutrition for the skin.
Fun fact, you can also layer our serums for even more skin transformation benefits. Based on the textures of our serums, start with Star Flower and layer our Vitamin C Glow Drops and/or Superflower Detox on top. All of our serums can also be used at night as part of an evening skincare routine after cleansing, before moisturizer and treatments.
Step 2 - Moisturize
Hydrating Petal Cream has already taken its place among our can’t-live-without products. With the ultra-hydrating power of 1% pure Hyaluronic Acid combined with the smoothing capabilities of Hibiscus Peptides, Hydrating Petal Cream delivers silky smooth, hydrated skin that lasts all day. Its featherweight texture absorbs quickly and is specifically designed to never pill, making it the perfect lightweight moisturizer to layer on top of your first step. As an added bonus, it’s the perfect base for your makeup if you’re doing this routine in the morning!
Step 3 - Eye Cream
Somehow, our eyes seem to always be the neglected part of our skincare routine. Do we really need an entirely separate product just for this one area? The answer is an emphatic YES. The skin around our eyes is different than the rest of our face, and thus needs special care. Bright Repair Eye Cream is specifically designed to target dark circles and fine lines while protecting the integrity of our delicate eye skin. 10% Vitamin C visibly brightens while Green Tea and Grapeseed work to de-puff and knock out the intensity of dark circles for a calm, well-rested look.
Step 4 - Treatment
It has been called “the face oil to end all face oils” for a reason. Our award-winning Luxury Beauty Serum is a powerful treatment packed with hundreds of nutrients designed to reverse signs of aging and calm skin. This omega-rich serum not only delivers a huge dose of soothing botanicals to skin, it also packs a punch with actives such as Sea Buckthorn and Calendula, which gently resurface and detoxify pores. Luxury Beauty Serum is our holy grail, skin-transforming powerhouse and will seal in all of the nutrients from the previous steps.
Step 5 - Sunscreen, SPF 30
Luxury Sun Ritual Pore Blurring SPF 30 is more than a sunscreen, and maybe the most important step of your entire skincare routine. Our innovative, invisible formula is rich with Luxury Active Florals that nourish, hydrate, minimize pores and protect the skin. It's a multitasker in its truest form. Primer. SPF. Moisturizer. Pore Smoother. Environmental Shield. A non-negotiable to protect your skin from damaging UVA/UVA to prevent signs of aging.
Many of our products listed above can also be used in the evening for maximum results, as part of a night time skin ritual we recommend:
Step 1: Moisturize
Step 2: Eye Cream
Step 3: Nourish, Calm and Lock-in Moisture
Luxury Beauty Serum (or based on your skin type, you can layer on any of the serums listed in our AM routine)
Step 4: Retinol Treatment
An essential part of your night time skin ritual is our gentle, yet powerful Retinol cream, Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair. This calming, luxurious overnight treatment is formulated with Retinol, antioxidant-rich elderberry, and a proprietary Fine Line Complex to visibly soften fine lines and work its magic while you sleep.Sacred Sleep is deeply hydrating and ultra-calming thanks to our powerful but gentle bouquet of Luxury Active Florals. Lavender and Violet flowers are known to soothe and minimize redness while Orchid and Evening Primrose deliver long-lasting hydration.
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