Top Tips To Layering Products

Identify, Choose, Adapt

Building and adapting an effective skincare routine is all about choosing the right products at the right time and applying them in the right order. For serums and treatments, choose products that are going to target your skin’s particular concerns. Identifying exactly what your skin needs first is key when choosing the right products to layer. Depending on the time of year, stage in your cycle and external environmental factors, you may need to have an array of skin care weapons in your arsenal to maintain that all year-round glow.

Layering Rule 101 – Lightest to Heaviest Formulas

Once you have curated the best product combinations for your skin and areas of concern, you should work from the lightest to the heaviest formulas. To start, use the thinnest and fastest absorbing product on your face first and then layer the next heaviest over it, always finish with the thickest formula and follow by sunscreen or your tinted SPF. Bruadar Botanicals use the general rule of thumb that you apply in this order: cleanser, treatment/mask, serum, eye cream, moisturiser, oil, SPF. Make sure that your sunscreen always goes on last and that the only thing that you layer on top of this is powder, concealer or foundation.

Vitamin C is Queen!

The use of topical Vitamin C has so many wonderful benefits for your skin including; evening out skin tone and pigmentation, improving skin texture, helping to fight fine line and fade acne scars, brightening the skin and helping to repair damage from UV, it is radiance boosting and if used long term will help to encourage and increase natural collagen production.

If you are using a Vitamin C serum, make sure to apply morning and night to your face, neck and chest after cleansing and before moisturiser. Always make sure to apply SPF, as Vitamin C can make your skin a little photo sensitive.

Living in Queensland in Australia I always our Brightening Vitamin C  Serum in my skincare routine as you can never have too many antioxidants when it is sunny!

Hyaluronic Acid is a Skin Care Must Have!

Hyaluronic acid can be found in a multitude of products ranging from creams and serums to capsules and masks.  It is a powerful active so you really don't need to over use it.  The benefits of hyaluronic acid are that is holds 1000x it’s weight in moisture so it gives your skin a massive hydration hit! It also helps with barrier repair function and helps to protects your skin against inflammation. It is compatible with all skin types, is non-comedogenic and makes your skin more plump, youthful and gives it a beautiful dewier glow.

Hyaluronic acid serums should be applied on cleansed skin under your moisturiser (don’t forget your SPF after that!)

Secret tip – hyaluronic acid is also absolutely genius if you find that you’ve overexposed yourself to the sun (feeling a little sunburnt?)

Our Collagen Serum is a wonder serum as it is like having 3 products rolled into 1! This multifunctional serum uses a plant-based collagen from seaweed to help repair and strengthen the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production. Vitamin C instantly brightens the appearance of the skin, while the Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps the skin’s tissues. This product is a must have for all skin types!


Never, ever skip this step in your routine! Photo-ageing is responsible for more than 90 per cent of your skin’s degeneration, which means no matter how much good skincare you’re applying every day, none of it will have optimum effect without daily use of a good SPF.